Texas Sunrise: Two Novels of the Texas Republic and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$5.06
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by bookfinders
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-library book in good condition with typical stamps and markings. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Texas Sunrise: Two Novels of the Texas Republic Hardcover


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$4.99 $0.01 $22.00

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books; First Edition edition (October 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765320649
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765320643
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,314,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The latest from prolific Texan novelist Kelton (Hard Trail to Follow) is really two novels, both concerning the Texas revolution against Mexico as witnessed by two young brothers, Joshua and Thomas Buckalew. In the first book, Massacre at Goliad, the Buckalews' dream of adventure and free land is dispelled by the harsh reality of the West: hard work, Indians, bandits and the simmering cultural, racial and political animosity between Americans and Mexicans. When violence finally breaks out, the boys miss the slaughter at the Alamo only to be caught up in the massacre of Texan prisoners at Goliad. Only one brother survives, going on to avenge Goliad at the Battle of San Jacinto. In After the Bugles, the surviving brother returns home to rebuild his ranch and his life, but must contend with cheating opportunists, murderous outlaws and deadly Comanche attacks, as well as growing Texan racism against his Mexican friends and neighbors. As with all of Kelton's westerns, characters are colorful and well drawn, the action is fast and bloody, and the plotting carefully thought out, making this another supercharged yarn. (Nov.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

“Kelton, a wonderful storyteller, speaks in the language of the late 1870’s. Many of his descriptions and phrases remind me of the verbiage my parents used after settling in eastern Oklahoma when I was child and before I attended Norman schools and the university, where many of those earth comments were considered too ‘country’ for a developing new state. You will enjoy reading this breath of the past.”
--Oklahoman on Ranger’s Law

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.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Irwin on November 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
You just can't go wrong with Kelton. This is the 3rd of the two-fer paperback originals released by Forge--the earlier titles being TEXAS SHOWDOWN and MANY A RIVER. Unlike those, this one really makes sense--MASSACRE AT GOLIAD (1965) and AFTER THE BUGLES (1967) being a two-part story of Thomas and Joshua Buckalew during the time of the infamous Goliad massacre (1836) and the battle of San Jacinto afterwards. There is a new historical introduction by the author. While the two novels belong together under one cover, Forge only deserves * star for their shabby treatment of this fine author--the dustjacket is very cheap and book is printed on what I'd call pulp paper--a subtle down-grading of their earlier two-fers. When he signed up with Forge several years ago, the author's works were always published on acid-free paper. I'm not sure this book will outlast my original paperbacks from the 1960s.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott L. Leblanc on February 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This was my fourth Elmer Kelton book (this one is actually a 2 for 1). I have enjoyed them all. The storylines are manly enough to keep me dialed in while the softer undertones of the story keep your heart in it. Written with the correct history included!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Herman R. Adrian on November 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Am I to review the novel or the services of Amazon in delivering the book to me?

As always Amazon was prompt and accurate in your services.

Elmer Kelton is, no doubt, the most superb currently active Texas writer.
No, he is more than that, Mr. Kelton stands eminent among writers nationally. I have read all fifty of his novels, many of which may be classified as historical novels of Texas from 1820 until now days--and the historical events are described with total accuracy to reality while blended in with the adventures of his powerful characters. Please note that Mr. Kelton's tales of Texas heroes are not merely shootem ups.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed Kelton's second in the three volume series of early Texas. The plot moves along well, characters likeable. Very readable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By T in Texas on December 8, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It was a great product. The company was poor in communication when emailed as i never heard back from them on my question. It ended up being irrelevant but coutesy is still expected.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa9599f18)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?