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No one writes the old west like Seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton. In The Cowboy Way, Kelton captures the action, adventure, brotherhood and betrayal of the old west, chronicling the highs and lows of cowboy life in these sixteen stories, collected together for the first time.
About the Author
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 were 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. He served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.
Praise for The Cowboy Way
“Texas as a myth looms large in the American psyche. The late Kelton perfected that myth... the storylines vary, each one is tinged with nostalgia—which might be exactly what readers are looking for from such a timeless author.”
Praise for Elmer Kelton
“One of the best.”
—The New York Times
“You can never go wrong if .. . you pick up a title by Elmer Kelton.”
“One of the greatest and most gifted of Western writers.”
—Historical Novel Society
“One of America’s premier Western writers.”
—The Dallas Morning News