Kelton, Elmer

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Forge Books
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ISBN: 978-0812551181
Copyright: June 15, 1997
Pages: 224

In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico.

Sounds like a peaceable enterprise?

The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army.

And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even more serious matters to contend with: His wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured and tortured by bandidos in league with Union sympathizers, and he is betrayed by his best friend--his former partner and brother of the woman he loves!

 

Editorial Reviews

“Elmer Kelton is an authentic American voice.” ―John Jakes 

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Forge Books
Retail: Varies
ISBN: 978-0765348951
Copyright: June 3, 2008
Pages: 176
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbed WireBitter Trail
Bowie's Mine
Day the Cowboys Quit, The
Far Canyon, The
Good Old Boys, The

Honor at Daybreak
Hot Iron
Joe Pepper
Living and Writing in West Texas
Man Who Rode Midnight, The

Many a River
Pecos Crossing
Shadow of a Star
Six Bits a Day (Hewey Calloway)
Slaughter
Time It Never Rained, The
Wolf and the Buffalo, The