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Lone Star Rising (Texas Rangers #1-3)

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In Lone Star Rising, Elmer Kelton ("A Texas Legend," according to Texas Governor Rick Perry), brings together the first three books of his acclaimed Texas Ranger saga.

The Buckskin Line introduces Rusty Shannon, the red-haired Comanche captive rescued and adopted by Mike Shannon, who is a member of a Texas "ranging company" that protects settlers from Indian raids. In the t
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Paperback, 704 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Forge Books (first published 2003)
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Nece
Jan 24, 2009 Nece rated it really liked it
I loved this trilogy about the start of the Texas Rangers. Kelton's descriptions of what Texas used to be like are excellent! I also felt that he carefully researched and presented both sides of several sticky political issues at the time. I really like all of Kelton's books I've read so far.
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Sep 06, 2016 Sue rated it it was ok
Shelves: westerns
These were meant to be standalone books, so when they lumped #1, #2 and #3 together, they repeat each other a lot.
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I actually read this trilogy a couple years ago. It is a bit slow at times, but overall not a bad set of books. I found the historical aspects were good and the story very realistic.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Texas Rangers (9 books)
  • The Buckskin Line (Texas Rangers, #1)
  • Badger Boy (Texas Rangers, #2)
  • The Way of the Coyote (Texas Rangers, #3)
  • Ranger's Trail (Texas Rangers, #4)
  • Texas Vendetta (Texas Rangers, #5)
  • Jericho's Road (Texas Rangers, #6)
  • Hard Trail to Follow (Texas Rangers, #7)
  • Other Men's Horses (Texas Rangers, #8)
  • Texas Standoff (Texas Rangers, #9)

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