Un and saddle up as often as I once did like when I was 12 or 13 but I do now and againI will say this Kelton in one of a few writers who writes a west that seems real with horse sweat ou can smell dust that grits in You deserve this: Simple Natural Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle: Bowl Cookbook your teeth and characters who remember thatou need to loosen a revolver in it s holster if
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it but it was pretty good captain s but it was pretty good Captain s 1968 This is a carefully researched historical western by Elmer Kelton though frankly the evidence of my claim that it s heavily researched is that the details match the way the story is told in Wikipedia But this was written 30 Politieke geschiedenis van België sinds 1830 years before Wikipedia so it must be carefully researched The frame story is a standardoung hero fights for the daughter of a murdered rancher and protects her from the old goat who killed his first wife for her land But it s 1875 in the south Texan Nueces Strip where racial tensions dating back to before the Alamo are still raging So Lanham Neal ends up joining the famous and infamous Captain Leander McNelly and his rangers who have Kelton is rated among the top writers of Westerns and I have to agree In this particular book he takes historical fact and makes of it an interesting and fast moving story One of my favorite writers He stays historically correct about and very accurate about Texas Elmer Kelton is one of my dad s favorite authors so I thought I would try one of them outI enjoyed this story a lot The main character is well written and easy for me to imagine and put a face toIn the ears following the Civil War the area of Texas known as the Nueces Strip was a war zone The area between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was part of Texas but still claimed by many Mexicans as theirs After the Civil War many white ranchers moved into the area pushing Mexicans out as they established ranches The Mexicans decided to fight back by raiding. Hwackers and horse thieves have turned into a lawless hellCaptain LH McNelly a complex and determined Confederate veteran is brought into the Nueces Strip for one purpose to. ,
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The ranches stealing stock and burning out the ranchers The governor of Texas reformed the Texas Rangers to clean out the bandits Lanham Neal was a ranch boss on the Daingerfield Ranch until
BANDITS RODE THROUGH BURNING THE PLACErode through burning the place and killing the
ranch owner Lanham stays on help the rancher s Zoe rebuild but Zoe is interested inowner Lanham stays on help the rancher s daughter Zoe rebuild Zoe is interested in revenge than starting over Will Lanham be able to protect her and avenge her father s death Will the Ranger s be able to bring order to the Nueces Strip For me to give a western a 5 star rating is a think that does not happen very often Thes had unusual characters an unusual plot and was a pleasure to read I just ordered 15 of the authors books on ebay Kind of two stories tied somewhat loosely together The opening is completely fictional featuring a cowboy named Lanham Neal working on a ranch right near the border of Texas and Mexico Raiders from across the Rio Grande burn the ranch and kill the owner leaving his daughter Neal and a couple of other hands to manage things Neal has a falling out with the daughter because of her thirst for revenge and ends up joining the Rangers that follow Captain McNelly who is trying to put a stop to the banditry The story follows along historical lines then until the end when the situation between Neal and the rancher s daughter gets resolved Despite the fact that it seemed like two tales shoehorned together the book kept me reading and was enjoyable with a lot of action and a lot of good local color that I enjoyed He Is Good Can t Wait Till the Next Good book about the taming of the Nueces Strip just north of the Rio Grande Kelton weaves appropriate historical facts in with his fiction and always makes it interesting Highly recommended to western fans In my opinin ElmerKelton is one of the best writers of westerns we have today He has a real way of painting the scene in his books I like his characters and they heroic but also belivable people. Keep the peace His measures are harsh and controversial but McNelly wasn't sent in to be popular In this boilerpot of killing and racial hatred can any man bring lasting peac. I haven t been prone much reading of westerns of
late but in the past I read uite a Ofbut in the past I read uite a few Of in my life I ve read some of most genres LOL I had never read any of Elmer Kelton s novels before this one though he s written uite a few I picked this one up mainly because I m somewhat of a history buff and this one deals with the conflict over the Nueces Strip This is a strip of land between the Nueces River and the Rio Grand the ownership of which remained in uestion for some time after the Texas and Mexican warMr Kelton makes a real attempt at telling of the feelings "on both sides here The Mexican bandits who were hated in Texas "both sides here The Mexican bandits who were hated in Texas thought of as patriots by some south of the Rio Grand The killings and raids against the Texas settlers the war that was fought for many ears with no uarter given I m also interested in and frankly an admirer of the Texas Rangers They are pretty much painted as the heroes here A look at the attempt to keep them honest and honorable after the disaster of the Reconstruction Era Texas State Police who were famous for their dishonestyis also a big part of this book Saying any will of course lead me into the story and entail spoilerssoThe story itself isn t bad The writing is workman like and will hold the interest I felt that it took a little while to actually get going That s not to say that it was slow movingthe action pretty much kicks in as we get to know the characters but it takes a bit to fit itself into a coherent talePersonally I found the romance that meanders through the book a little silly but I suppose some must get into it pretty thoroughly to each their own If it s L'enfant la sophrologie your cup of tea enjoy I won t say I enjoyed all of the book but I liked enjoyed parts of it and it tied up it s story in the satisfactory manner of the standard western I may read by this writer if the mood strikes me but I don t plan to run out or to my computer and get right away I don t feel the urge to strap on my 6 In 1875 nearly fortyears after the Mexican War Mexicans and Texans are still spilling blood over ownership of the Nueces Strip a hot dry stretch of coastal prairie that bus.