Most widely held works about Elmer Kelton
Most widely held works by Elmer Kelton
The way of the coyote by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,181 libraries worldwide
Former Comanche captive Rusty Shannon tries to resume a normal life after the end of the Civil War, but instead finds himself confronted by racial tension, murderous outlaws, brutal Comanche bands, and his nemesis--the deadly Oldham brothers.
The good old boys by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
41 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,159 libraries worldwide
In 1906, cowboy Hewey Calloway realizes that the West is changing and that he must find a new way of life in a new era.
Jericho's road by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,068 libraries worldwide
When a rivalry between a white rancher and a Mexican cattle baron escalates to deadly levels, young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard teams up with former Confederate soldier Farley Brackett to prevent a violent showdown.
The time it never rained by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 libraries worldwide
The earth lay dying. Crops dried up, and fertile soil dissolved into clouds of yellow. Ranchers did everything within their power, and federal forces were called in fruitlessly. Only Charlie Flagg, old-time Texas cattleman, saw it as a fight worth continuing--and refused to give up his battle against Nature.
The smiling country by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,042 libraries worldwide
A cowboy struggles to adapt to the modern world in 1910s Texas. Hewey Calloway finds it difficult to accept fences, cars and, worst of all--sheep. Also, he is advancing in years, though here there is a consolation, he is teaching the trade to his nephew.
Ranger's trail by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,038 libraries worldwide
"In the spring of 1874 the Ranger companies that protect settlers against Indian raids and outlaw bands are being reorganized, and David "Rusty" Shannon is the most sought-after veteran for reenlistment. But Shannon has new goals for his life; he is in love with Josie Monahan, daughter of the family that adopted him, and he intends to marry Josie and take her to his farm on the Colorado River." -- Jacket.
The pumpkin rollers by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,020 libraries worldwide
A farmboy becomes a cowboy in 1870s Texas. He is Trey McLean who leaves his father's homestead to head west with a few dollars in his pocket, which he promptly loses in a card game. But he finds work, survives Indians and gunmen, and becomes a professional drover. By the author of The Far Canyon.
Badger boy by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,995 libraries worldwide
The Civil War is over and Texas is reluctantly yielding to the Union soldiers spreading across the state, even into the dangerous Comanche country. David "Rusty" Shannon, proud member of a "ranging company" attempting to protect Texas settlers from Indian depredations, finds that the rangers are being disbanded. He makes his way home to his land on the Red River, hoping to take up the life of a farmer and the hand of the beloved girl he left behind, Geneva Monahan.
Six bits a day by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,981 libraries worldwide
Cowboy Hewey Calloway travels to west Texas with his beloved brother, Walter, to find work, struggles to prevent his brother's ill-fated marriage, and drives six hundred head of cattle to a Pecos ranch in the face of dangerous challenges.
Texas vendetta by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,941 libraries worldwide
Andy, a young Texas Ranger, joins forces with Farley, a Confederate soldier turned ranger, to deliver a prisoner to stand trial for murder, but the two lawmen soon find themselves in the middle of two warring families.
Sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
49 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,916 libraries worldwide
Ambushed in 1816 Texas for trying to capture wild horses, the sons of murdered veteran and farmer Mordecai Lewis are eventually permitted to resettle in Texas, where they are treated as horse thieves by Spanish patrolmen.
Hard trail to follow by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,909 libraries worldwide
Former Texas Ranger Andy "Badger Boy" Pickard leaves his fiancee's north central Texas farm to pursue Luther Cordell, the outlaw ringleader he believes responsible for the death of his friend, Sheriff Tom Blessing.
The day the cowboys quit by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
A novel based on "the Canadian River cowboy strike of 1883."
Many a river by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,751 libraries worldwide
The Barfield brothers are separated by a Comanche raid. Years later, they are destined to be reunited and discover how their separate lives have changed them.
Massacre at Goliad by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
23 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
In "Massacre at Goliad," a pair of brothers arrives in the Mexican-controlled province of Texas only to witness the outbreak of the revolution, and in "After the Bugles," Joshua struggles to start over in a new republic that is finding its independence challenging.
Other men's horses by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,638 libraries worldwide
Setting out to arrest a trader accused of killing a horse thief, young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard finds the case complicated by the trader's honor-bound nature, a situation that makes Andy wonder if he is fighting on the right side.
The buckskin line by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
A novel on the early days of the Texas Rangers when they were merely groups of low-paid cowboys, without badges, protecting ranches from Indians. The hero, Rusty Shannon, runs into a band of Indians which killed his family when he was a child.
Buffalo wagons by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
37 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
In Dodge City, old hide hunters speak in awe of a last great herd to the south, but no hunter who values is scalp dares ride south of the Cimarron and into comanche territory--none but Gage Jameson.
Cloudy in the West by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
In 1880s Texas after his father dies, Joey Shipman, 12, runs away from home to avoid being killed by his mother's lover who doesn't want Joey to inherit the ranch. Joey joins a band of outlaws and after many adventures returns to the ranch for a shootout to take possession of what is by right his.
Texas standoff : a novel of the Texas Rangers by Elmer Kelton ( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
Newly married Texas Ranger Andy Pickard and his new partner, Logan Daggett, investigate a series of murders and cattle thefts in central Texas, a task complicated by a gang of masked vigilantes and the appearance of a notorious gunman.
American bison American Civil War (1861-1865) Audiobooks Authors, American Biography Brothers Cattle drives Cattle stealing Comanche Indians Comanche Indians--Wars Cowboys Criticism, interpretation, etc. Fathers and sons Fathers--Death Fiction Frontier and pioneer life Fugitives from justice Goliad Massacre (Texas : 1836) History Hunters Indian captivities Kelton, Elmer Large type books Literature Manners and customs Manuscripts Mexican Americans Mexico Military participation--African American North America--Mexican-American Border Region Novelists, American Orphans Outlaws Pioneers Ranchers Ranch life Revenge Revolution (Texas : 1835-1836) Sheriffs Texas Texas--Goliad Texas Rangers Texas--Texas, West Texas--Texas Hill Country United States.--Army Vendetta West (U.S.) Western stories Western stories Western stories--Authorship
Kelton, Elmer, 1926-
Pseud. Early, Tom 1926-2009
Pseud. Hawk, Alex 1926-2009
Pseud. McElroy, Lee 1926-2009
Pseud. Owens, Tom. 1926-2009