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After the Bugles

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In the aftermath of a bitter and bloody war for independence, Texans have finally claimed their freedom from Mexico--but they don’t have much else to brag about.

Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother Thomas. The war has cost him much but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with h
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Forge Books (first published November 1st 1981)
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After The Bugles (1967)

This is a very strong Elmer Kelton historical western, taking place just after the Alamo and the battles of Goliad and San Jacinto. It manages to skirt the genre’s conventions—the final action climax, rescues, the hero getting the girl, but also does much of its best work outside those conventions. Its real concern is racial tensions and it explores these through the lives and turmoils of characters who are real people. One character here in particular has aspects of both
Nathan Beck
This is a sequel to "massacre at goliad". You can find both books in the title "Texas Sunrise". Both good stories and I believe they are fairly accurate for being historical fiction. I truly enjoy Elmer Kelton.
Jan 27, 2013 Kit★ marked it as to-read
Liked the cover, and I have another book by this author on my TBR mountain, Hot Iron, and it was only a dollar or so, so I went ahead and got it.
A fun read, set in Texas right after they gain their independence from Mexico. This is the first time I read this author and I look forward to reading more.
David Vanness
May 16, 2013 David Vanness marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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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