WorldCat Identities

Kelton, Elmer

Overview
Works: 505 works in 2,141 publications in 2 languages and 96,653 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Manuscripts  Autobiographies  War fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Performer, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3561.E3975, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elmer Kelton
Hard trail to follow by Elmer Kelton( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Texas Ranger Andy "Badger Boy" Pickard leaves his fiancée'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 smiling country by Elmer Kelton( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,975 WorldCat member 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
The buckskin line by Elmer Kelton( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,935 WorldCat member 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
Badger boy by Elmer Kelton( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,928 WorldCat member 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
Many a river by Elmer Kelton( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,877 WorldCat member 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
Six bits a day by Elmer Kelton( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,861 WorldCat member 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
Other men's horses by Elmer Kelton( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,856 WorldCat member 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
Sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member 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
The time it never rained by Elmer Kelton( Book )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the ranchers and farmers of 1950s Texas, man's biggest enemy is one he can't control. With their entire livelihood pegged on the chance of a wet year or a dry year, drought has the ability to crush their whole enterprise, to determine who stands and who falls, and to take food out of the mouths of the workers and their families. To Charlie Flagg, an honest, decent, and cantankerous rancher, the drought of the early 1950s is a foe that he must fight on his own grounds. Refusing the questionable "help" of federal aid programs, Charlie and his family struggle to make the ranch survive until the time it rains again - if it ever rains again
The rebels : sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1830s, the Lewis brothers--Andrew, Michael, and James--the sons of Mordecai Lewis, become caught up in the fierce battle for Texas independence from Mexico
The pumpkin rollers by Elmer Kelton( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member 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
The raiders : sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of a man who led the fight for Texas's independence, Michael and Andrew Lewis settle down on a parcel of frontier land, only to be swept up in the fury of the Mexican-American War
Texas standoff : a novel of the Texas Rangers by Elmer Kelton( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member 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
Cloudy in the West by Elmer Kelton( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member 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
Ranger's trail by Elmer Kelton( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member 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
Slaughter by Elmer Kelton( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ways of life collide when a Comanche warrior and a buffalo hunter meet on the southern plains
The far canyon by Elmer Kelton( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1874 Jeff Layne, a Confederate veteran and reformed hide hunter sick of killing both men and buffalo, is on his way back to Texas to revive the family ranch, which fell into carpetbagger hands. Sequel to: Slaughter
Dark thicket by Elmer Kelton( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Owen Danforth returns to Texas, the war between the states is nearly, but he finds himself in the middle of another civil war--between the murderous Home Guards and the supporters of Sam Houston, who opposed secession
The way of the coyote by Elmer Kelton( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member 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 wolf and the buffalo by Elmer Kelton( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and German and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a young Comanche warrior and a black cavalryman in the post-Civil War Army, both seeking freedom in a white man's world
 
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Hard trail to follow
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The smiling countryThe buckskin lineBadger boyMany a riverSix bits a dayOther men's horsesSons of TexasThe time it never rained
Alternative Names

controlled identityEarly, Tom

controlled identityHawk, Alex, 1926-2009

controlled identityMcElroy, Lee

Early, Tom 1926-2009

Elmer Kelton Amerikaans journalist

Elmer Kelton Journalist, novelist

Elmer Kelton US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Hawk, Alex 1926-2009

Kelton Elmer

Kelton, Elmer 1926-

MacElroy, Lee 1926-2009

McElroy, Lee 1926-2009

Owens, Tom. 1926-2009

Languages
English (489)

German (4)