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Long Way to Texas: Three Novels by Elmer Kelton

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In Joe Pepper, the title character, while awaiting a hangman’s noose, tells the story of how he discovered a propensity for violence while seeking revenge. The irony is that Joe’s 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, whos
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Forge Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Nov 26, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book.All three stories kept my interest to the end.I like the author's writing style. It is sad I have discovered him after her has died.The book would be loved by Western fans,Historical fiction fans and Texas Fans
Natalie Bright
Apr 17, 2013 Natalie Bright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of Kelton classic westerns. Flawed characters with internal conflicts, action, true old west settings.
Julie Sparks
Jan 22, 2016 Julie Sparks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This really three short novels in one book. I loved Joe Pepper. The vernacular is Elmer Kelton at his best. Such a great story and a lovable character.

The second is Long Way to Texas. It was good. My least favorite of the three, but still good from a historical perspective.

The last one is Eyes of the Hawk. Now that was a good story. Suspenseful. And once again full of history. Google any of the story lines of Elmer Kelton and you'll find they are base in truth.
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There is something comforting about the cliche and cornball of a western. Elmer Kelton is a master of both. In LONG WAY TO TEXAS, a young confederate cavalry officer operating in New Mexico must win the respect of his men who regard him as wet behind the ears. To complicate things, he has a famous father and the burden of being the son of a great man weighs heavily.

It all works out satisfactorily as you would predict. I am not recommending LONG WAY TO TEXAS for everyone, but if you are a fan of
Oct 29, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I made a mistake. The edition of this book which I read only contains one novel, The Long Way to Texas.

It's a fine western, well written by a master of the genre, Elmer Kelton.

Highly recommended.
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Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956. Among his awards have been seven Spurs from Western Writers of America and ...more
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