WorldCat Identities

Kelton, Elmer

Overview
Works: 453 works in 2,030 publications in 2 languages and 97,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Manuscripts  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Performer, 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 )

47 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Texas Ranger Andy "Badger Boy" Pickard leaves his fiance'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 good old boys by Elmer Kelton( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,139 WorldCat member 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
Ranger's trail by Elmer Kelton( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the murder of his wife Josie, Texas Ranger Rusty Shannon heads out on the revenge trail, but he soon finds he is tracking the wrong man, in a novel chronicling the exploits and adventures of the Texas Rangers in the Old West
Badger boy by Elmer Kelton( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,035 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
The smiling country by Elmer Kelton( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cowboy struggles to adapt to the modern world in 1910 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
Sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,020 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 2,012 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 buckskin line by Elmer Kelton( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,985 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
Six bits a day by Elmer Kelton( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,931 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
Many a river by Elmer Kelton( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 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
Stand proud : a Texas saga by Elmer Kelton( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On trial for murder, Frank Claymore, an old Texas rancher, recalls his experiences as a young man and the events that led to his trial
Other men's horses by Elmer Kelton( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,904 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
Texas vendetta by Elmer Kelton( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,900 WorldCat member 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
The pumpkin rollers by Elmer Kelton( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,836 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 1,788 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 )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly married Texas Ranger Andy Pickard has to put his dream of settling down on his little patch of Texas ranch land aside when he and his new partner, Logan Daggett, are dispatched to central Texas to the scene of a series of murders and cattle thefts
Cloudy in the West by Elmer Kelton( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,735 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
The rebels : sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,694 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
Slaughter by Elmer Kelton( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,567 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
 
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The good old boys
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The good old boysRanger's trailBadger boyThe smiling countrySons of TexasThe time it never rainedThe buckskin lineSix bits a day
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 1926-

MacElroy, Lee 1926-2009

McElroy, Lee 1926-2009

Owens, Tom. 1926-2009

Languages
English (555)

German (2)