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In Joe Pepper, the titular character, while awaiting a hangmans noose, tells the story of how he discovered a propensity for violence while seeking revenge. The irony is that Joes keen sense of justice puts him on he wrong side of the law.

Long Way to Texas, taking place just after the Civil War battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico, is the story of Lt. David Buckalew, whose remnant of Confederate riflemen is under siege and low on rations and water. Complicating matters is the young officers self-doubt and fear of failure.

Thomas Canfield of Eyes of the Hawk, known to the Mexican citizens of his town of Stonehill, Texas, as "El Gavilán"—the Hawk—is not a man to forgive a wrong. He sets out to prove this to an insolent ranchman rival who intends to build a fortune at Canfields expense. The Hawk has a radically different idea: he will destroy the town before yielding to his enemy.

This omnibus edition of three novels by Elmer Kelton features an introduction by Dale L. Walker, author of twenty-three novels and a past president of the Western Writers of America.

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Long Way to Texas brings together three rare Kelton novels, all with Texas roots.

Synopsis:

In Joe Pepper, the titular character, while awaiting a hangmans noose, tells the story of how he discovered a propensity for violence while seeking revenge. The irony is that Joes keen sense of justice puts him on he wrong side of the law.

Long Way to Texas, taking place just after the Civil War battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico, is the story of Lt. David Buckalew, whose remnant of Confederate riflemen is under siege and low on rations and water. Complicating matters is the young officers self-doubt and fear of failure.

Thomas Canfield of Eyes of the Hawk, known to the Mexican citizens of his town of Stonehill, Texas, as "El Gavilán"—the Hawk—is not a man to forgive a wrong. He sets out to prove this to an insolent ranchman rival who intends to build a fortune at Canfields expense. The Hawk has a radically different idea: he will destroy the town before yielding to his enemy.

This omnibus edition features an introduction by Dale L. Walker, author of twenty-three novels and a past president of the Western Writers of America.

Synopsis:

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 . . .

About the Author

ELMER KELTON of San Angelo, Texas, a native Texan, was author of fifty Western novels and several nonfiction books. Among his bestselling books are The Day the Cowboys Quit, The Time It Never Rained, and The Good Old Boys. He was recognized with countless awards for his work and was honored as the Greatest Western Writer of All Time by the 600-member Western Writers of America, Inc. Mr. Kelton died in August, 2009, at age 83.

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ISBN:
9780765329769
Author:
Kelton, Elmer
Publisher:
Forge
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Westerns - General
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,

Long Way to Texas brings together three rare Kelton novels, all with Texas roots.

"Synopsis" by ,

In Joe Pepper, the titular character, while awaiting a hangmans noose, tells the story of how he discovered a propensity for violence while seeking revenge. The irony is that Joes keen sense of justice puts him on he wrong side of the law.

Long Way to Texas, taking place just after the Civil War battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico, is the story of Lt. David Buckalew, whose remnant of Confederate riflemen is under siege and low on rations and water. Complicating matters is the young officers self-doubt and fear of failure.

Thomas Canfield of Eyes of the Hawk, known to the Mexican citizens of his town of Stonehill, Texas, as "El Gavilán"—the Hawk—is not a man to forgive a wrong. He sets out to prove this to an insolent ranchman rival who intends to build a fortune at Canfields expense. The Hawk has a radically different idea: he will destroy the town before yielding to his enemy.

This omnibus edition features an introduction by Dale L. Walker, author of twenty-three novels and a past president of the Western Writers of America.

"Synopsis" by ,
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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