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Kelton, Elmer

Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
ISBN: 978-0875650531
Copyright: January 1, 1986
Pages: 248

The time is 1883,the place is the Texas Panhandle. Cowboys refuse to be stigmatized as drinkers and exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who don't pay liveable wages. Those very same ranchers want to take away the cowboys' right to own cattle because this ownership, the ranchers believe, would lead to thieving. So, in 1883, the dictum is set: If you're a cowboy, you can't own a cow. When rumors of such legislation travel from wagon to wagon, the cowboys decided to rally and fight for their rights--they gather together and strike.

Editorial Reviews



"The greatest Western writer of all time."--Western Writers of America, Inc.

"Kelton truly deserves to be made one of the immortals of literature."--El Paso Herald-Post

"The most delightful narrator since Chuck Finn."--Amarillo News-Globe
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


From the Publisher

Elmer Kelton is one of the most revered Western writers to date. With more than thirty-five novels an six Spur Awards, Kelton has been voted the Greatest Western Writer of All Time in a Western Writers of America survey of its members.

Recently, Kelton was awarded the first Lone Star award for lifetime achievement from the Larry McMurtry Center for the Arts and Humanities. Kelton's classic, The Day the Cowboys Quit, has been included in the WWA's list of the twenty-five best western novels of all time and is now back in print.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Forge Books; 1st edition
ISBN: 978-0385144254
Copyright: April 15, 1999
Pages: 288








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