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On Sale: 04/01/2010
ISBN: 9781429912891496 Pages
Lieutenant David Buckalew and his men had left Texas on a march westward to claim the entire Southwest for the Confederacy. But defeat after humiliating defeat at the hands of the Union army has stranded Buckalew and nineteen battle-weary survivors in the New Mexico Territory-a territory crawling with hostile Comanches and Union soldiers.
As Buckalew and his men make a run for their homeland of Texas, they learn the location of a cache of Union weapons and ammunition. If they could seize the weapons before the Union troops arrive to collect them, they might be able to shift the odds in the South's favor.
However, those keeping the cache for the North have other ideas . . .
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Death, when it finally came, would be savage and swift. But the waiting seemed eternal. For more than two hours Lieutenant David Buckalew had huddled with his nineteen tired and ragged men in this vulnerable hilltop redoubt and...
Praise for Long Way to Texas
“Recently voted 'the greatest Western writer of all time' by the Western Writers of America, Kelton creates characters more complex than L'Amour's.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure. . . . Kelton truly deserves to be made one of the immortals of literature.” —El Paso Herald-Post
“The hallmark of any Elmer Kelton novel is his thorough research and his feel for the time and place. . . . Kelton, like fine wine, just keeps getting better and better.” —Tulsa World-