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Long Way to Texas: Three Novels (Tales of Texas) [Kindle Edition]

Elmer Kelton
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 . . .



Editorial Reviews

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"Recently voted 'the greatest Western writer of all time' by the Western Writers of America, Kelton creates characters more complex than L'Amour's."-Kirkus Reviews

"Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure. . . . Kelton truly deserves to be made one of the immortals of literature."-El Paso Herald-Post

"The hallmark of any Elmer Kelton novel is his thorough research and his feel for the time and place. . . . Kelton, like fine wine, just keeps getting better and better."-Tulsa World

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"Recently voted 'the greatest Western writer of all time' by the Western Writers of America, Kelton creates characters more complex than L'Amour's."-Kirkus Reviews

"Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure. . . . Kelton truly deserves to be made one of the immortals of literature."-El Paso Herald-Post

"The hallmark of any Elmer Kelton novel is his thorough research and his feel for the time and place. . . . Kelton, like fine wine, just keeps getting better and better."-Tulsa World

Product Details

  • File Size: 321 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; 1st edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003E4CYRG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WELL WORTH THE READ!!!!!!!! September 21, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lt. David Buckalew and what few men he has left are on their way back to Texas after being beaten by the Union Army. On the way they find out about a bunch of weapons and powder hidden on a ranch. They decide to capture it and take it back with them to help their cause. They are only 20 men strong and this number will drop. The weapons and powder are hidden on a ranch owned by people who back the Union. They are successful it starting toward Texas with it but it is a long way from over. Bucklaew and his few men have to fight the people for the Union also a group of Indians led by Comanchero Floyd Bearfield, who wants the stuff to sell. Bucklaew is a green Lt., therefore, his men may more attention to Sergeant Noley Mitchell than to him. Can he get the material back to Texas? Will the men ever respect him? The book moves fast and will hold your attention. Some people get killed you don't want to and some live you don't want to. A good Western book, but then Kelton usually writes a good one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read August 10, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Good suspense tale of the civil war. It is a little known side tale of the civil war.
Not much is known about the fighting that went on in New Mexico with the Union forces and Texas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent February 11, 2010
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Excellent historical fiction with plenty of historical detail and action; hard to put this book down; enjoyed it a lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I always pay my taxes April 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Yes, it is a long way if you are walking, but on a hoss, not so bad. Kelton is the best, along with Lamour
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Buckalew Family Novel December 7, 2012
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First published by Double Day and Company in 1976 under the Lee McElroy name this novel of the Civil War is as good an any Elmer Kelton book is. There is nothing flashy or gimmicky, just solid story telling with characters who act like anyone would under the given circumstances. In retreat the last few soldiers of the Second Texas Mounted Rifles see an opportunity to seize ten wagon loads of munitions belonging to the North, but to get them back to Texas meant going through Indian territory as just one of the obstacles they had to face. If you like any of Elmer Kelton's books I think you will like this one as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! July 12, 2014
By John
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Long have I looked for a Western author in the same literary league as Louis L'Amour. Alas, I finally found him in Elmer Kelton. I loved this book, its plot and historical accuracy...all remind me of Mister L'Amour. I also liked this particular book in that it was set during the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, a region of the war's conflict about which most folks aren't familiar.
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More About the Author

Elmer Kelton of San Angelo, Texas is a native Texan and author of over 50 Western novels. He has won many awards for his work and has been recognized as the Greatest Western Writer of all time by the Western Writers of America, Inc. He is the author of Forge's Texas Ranger series.

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