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Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the 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 four Western Heritage awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His novel The Good Old Boys was made into a television film starring Tommy Lee Jones. In addition to his novels, Kelton worked as an agricultural journalist for 42 years, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.
Of all the Kelton books I have read, this is one of the two of his best. If you love western literature this is a "must read."Published 3 months ago by Texanita Cole
As with all his books, the writing is beautiful and the stories are unforgettable.Published 7 months ago by Dodi45
Really good book. As usual. Melton has mixed history and fiction masterfully. It is a very captivating read to the end.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a good yarn well told. Kelton has to be one of the foremost writers of westerns ever. Try it, you'll like it.Published 12 months ago by Bob King
The most knowledgable western author who lived what he wrote about.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer