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Here are some recently published books that might help you through the stay-at-home days of boredom……..10% off all titles listed and free shipping ($22.00 minimum order)!

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1) Adams, John A., Jr. THE FIGHTIN’ AGGIE DEFENDERS OF BATAAN & CORRIGADOR 2016, 1st edition, College Station. “Provides a new and compelling exploration of these pivotal events by recounting the history of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of 89 soldiers and officers who were former students and citizen soldiers from the Texas A & M. All were products of the Corps of Cadets, and indeed no other institution could boast of such a large deployment in the opening of the war.” 291pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new…………30.00

2) [BIG BEND] THE WHOLE DAMN CHEESE: Maggie Smith, Border Legend by Bill Wright. 2018, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth. Maggie’s family history is virtually a history of the Texas frontier, and her story outlines  the beginnings and early development of Big Bend National Park. This book demonstrates why this remarkable frontier woman has become an indelible figure in the history of Texas. 140pp w/photos, notes, appendix. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…….24.00

3) [BIG BEND] YONDERINGS: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend by Ben H. English. 2017, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The author grew up in the Big Bend area and looks back on his younger days of exploring the beauty and uniqueness of this remote part of Texas. 223pp w/photos. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]…..22.95

4) Boessenecker, John TEXAS RANGER: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, The Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde 2016, 1st edition, NY. Hamer stood on the front lines of some of the most important and exciting periods of American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight of a West Texas blood feud, battled the spillover from the Mexican Revolution, protected innocents from the Ku Klux Clan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers, and Communists. 514pp w/photos, notes, index. Trade paperback…..21.99

5) Boessenecker, John SHOTGUNS AND STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode For Wells Fargo in the Wild West 2018, 1st edition, NY. “Unearths thrilling little-known tales of the Old West’s heroes and highwayman.” Reads like a novel….! 348pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, new Recommended!........29.99

6) Carter, Capt. R. G. ON THE BORDER WITH MACKENZIE 2007, reprint, Austin. New foreword by Charles M. Robinson III. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s.” 563pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, as new………29.95

7) Dana, Anna Manns UNDER THE TEXAS SUN: Adventures of a Young Cowpuncher 1986, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The memoirs of Mac Vernon recount the true-to-life adventures of a teenager who grew to manhood working on a West Texas ranch in the 1880s. Includes tales of branding cows, recovering stolen stock and witnessing a murder over a four-bit monte game. 97pp. HB/DJ, fine copy……22.50

8) De Leon, Arnoldo [editor] WAR ALONG THE BORDER: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities 2012, 1st edition, College Station. Scholars contributing to this volume consider topics ranging from the effects of the Mexican Revolution on Tejano and African American communities to its impact on Texas’ economy and agriculture. Plan de San Diego; El Paso Race Riot of 1916; Women ‘s labor activism; smuggling in dangerous times; more. 345pp w/photos, index. HB new….24.95

9) Edwards, Dr. Charlie UP TO MY ARMPITS: Adventures of a West Texas Veterinarian 2002, reprint, Marathon. A cow-doctor’s entertaining memoirs of a practice that spanned fifty years and covered a 200 mile radius around Marfa, Texas. 349pp w/photos, map, illustrations. Entertaining! Softcover, as new…..19.95

10) Fedewa, Marilyn H. MARIA OF AGREDA: Mystical Lady In Blue 2009, reprint, Albuquerque. “A fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman told from the perspective of her 17th-century culture.” Maria was believed to have miraculously appeared before the Jumano Native Americans—a feat corroborated by witnesses in Spain, Texas and New Mexico. 336pp w/maps, illus, notes, appendices, index. Trade paperback, new………..29.95

11) Freeman, Huey WHO SHOT NICK IVIE? 2019, 1st edition, Urbana. Border Patrol Agent Nick Ivie was killed by drug smugglers along the Arizona-Mexico Border in 2012. President Obama vowed to bring his killers to justice, but when the shooting was connected to the government’s Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, the FBI’s investigation suddenly ended. Freeman has uncovered the true story of what occurred—a story that has never been told before. 355pp w/maps, illus, index. Trade paper..24.95

12) Hunt, James Winford BUFFALO DAYS: Stories from J. Wright Mooar as told to James Winford Hunt. 2005, 1st edition. Mooar recounts his days as a buffalo hunter. 126pp w/illus, chapter notes, index. HB/DJ…..19.95

13) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT reprint edition, TCU Press. Of all Kelton’s novels, this title ranks as one of my personal favorites. Trade paperback….19.95

14) Kelton, Elmer THE GOOD OLD BOYS 1978, 1st edition, NY. Western Heritage Award and made into TNT movie. 253pp. Trade paperback……..19.95

15) Lanning, Michael Lee [editor] TEXAS AGGIES IN VIETNAM WAR STORIES 2016, 1st edition, College Station. The author, Texas A&M University Class of 1968, and Vietnam veteran, has gathered over three dozen recollections from other Aggies who served. 306pp w/appendices, index. HB/DJ, new …….29.95

16) Lehmann, Herman NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians reprint edition, Austin. Edited by J. Marvin Hunter. The story of Herman Lehmann who was a captive of the Comanches and Apaches. 235pp w/illus. Trade paperback….24.95

17) McAleese, Barbara E. ECHOES ALONG THE PECOS RIVER: Intriguing Ranch Tales From West Texas 2014, 1st edition, np. “A vivid history of five generations of Far West Texas’s Babb Family – good times and bad, murder and danger, drought and loss.” First hand accounts and stories passed down by the family. 225pp w/photos, sources. Trade paperback, new….19.95

18) Michno, Gregory THE SETTLER’S WAR: The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s 2011, 1st edition, Caldwell. “In the 1860s, the targets of the Comanches, Kiowas and Apaches were usually the homesteaders on the Texas frontier. The majority of killings were done by Indians on unsuspecting white families. But their story is seldom told—a tale of white victims is not a popular one today.” This book does a great job of recounting that era’s violence, revealing 150 Indian depredations most historians chose to overlook. 448pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, new…..19.95

19) Michno, Gregory & Susan A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH: Indian Captives in the West, 1830-1885 2009, 1st edition, Caldwell. “This book is the most extensive collection ever assembled of what it was like to be an Indian captive in the west.” It contains graphic descriptions of what happened to the victims, and provides profiles of them before they were captured, how they became prisoners, how they survived, and the effects those events had on the remainder of their lives. Many of the grim events chronicled were in Texas and the Great Plains. 527pp w/photos, maps, appendices, bib, index. Trade paperback….19.95

20) Turk, David S. FORGING THE STAR: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service 2016, 2nd printing, Denton.” An informative, easy-to-read round-up of federal marshal activities through the decades…American Indian Movement’s takeover of Alcatraz; kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst; integration of University of Mississippi; Jimmy Hoffa; Watergate; much more. 540pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. Trade paperback, new …..21.95

21) Woodall, James R. TEXAS AGGIE MEDALS OF HONOR: Seven Heroes of World War II 2010, 1st edition, College Station. The complete life stories of seven courageous men. 179pp w/maps, photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new ……29.95

We also have all 74 titles of Hank the Cowdog by John Ericson—entertaining! Call us for options on these highly entertaining books for young and old, paperbacks = $5.99 each, 1 thru 74. If you need a list of titles, email.

For the youngsters in your household, look at our website and click on “CHILDREN’S CLASSICS” for over 60 titles that have entertained generations.

ELMER Kelton next page…….

Here is a list of ELMAR KELTON titles. I have most of them in either hardback or paperback, and in first edition or reprints. Call or email with the titles you’re interested in and we’ll see what I have. (If you’ve read all of Elmer’s works, I can tell you from personal experience, reading his books again are just as enjoyable as the first time! I’m re-reading The Man Who Rode Midnight at this moment…..)

NOVELS:

1956 *HOT IRON

1956 *BUFFALO WAGONS [Spur Award]

1957 *BARBED WIRE

1959 *SHADOW OF A STAR

1960 *TEXAS RIFLES

1961 *DONOVAN

1962 *BITTER TRAIL

1963 *HORSEHEAD CROSSING

1965 *MASSACRE AT GOLIAD

1966 *LLANO RIVER

1967 *AFTER THE BUGLES

1969 *CAPTAIN’S RANGERS

1969 *SHOTGUN SETTLEMENT (as Alex Hawk)

1969 *HANGING JUDGE

1971 *BOWIE’S MINE

1971 DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT [Spur Award ]

1972 *WAGONTONGUE

1973 TIME IT NEVER RAINED, THE [Spur Award; Western Heritage Award]

1974 *MANHUNTERS

1975 JOE PEPPER (as Lee McElroy)

1976 LONG WAY TO TEXAS (as Lee McElroy)

1978 GOOD OLD BOYS, THE [Western Heritage Award] also filmed for TNT Television

1980 WOLF AND THE BUFFALO, THE

1981 EYES OF THE HAWK (as Lee McElroy) [Spur Award]

1984 STAND PROUD

1985 DARK THICKET

1987 MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT, THE [Western Heritage Award]

1989 *SONS OF TEXAS Book I (writing as Tom Early)

1989 *SONS OF TEXAS: The Raiders (as Tom Early)

1990 *SONS OF TEXAS: The Rebels (as Tom Early)

1991 HONOR AT DAYBREAK

1992 SLAUGHTER [Spur Award]

1994 FAR CANYON (sequel to SLAUGHTER) [Spur Award]

1996 PUMPKIN ROLLERS, THE

1997 CLOUDY IN THE WEST

1998 SMILING COUNTRY (sequel to GOOD OLD BOYS)

1999 BUCKSKIN LINE, THE

2001 BADGER BOY

2001 WAY OF THE COYOTE [Spur Award]

2002 RANGER’S TRAIL

2004 TEXAS VENDETTA

2004 JERICHO’S ROAD

2005 SIX BITS A DAY (prequel to GOOD OLD BOYS)

2008 HARD TRAIL TO FOLLOW

2008 MANY A RIVER

2009 OTHER MEN’S HORSES

2010 TEXAS STANDOFF (due October 2010)

(*First editions of these titles were paperback originals)

NONFICTION TITLES:

1972 LOOKING BACK WEST

1981 FRANK C. McCARTHY: THE OLD WEST

1986 PERMIAN: A Continuing Saga

1992 ART OF FRANK C. McCARTHY

1992 ART OF HOWARD TERPNING [WHA]

1992 LIVING AND WRITING IN WEST TEXAS

1993 ART OF JAMES BAMA

1993 ELMER KELTON COUNTRY

1993 INDIAN IN FRONTIER NEWS, THE

1995 MY KIND OF HEROES

1995 TEXAS

1999 TEXAS CATTLE BARONS

2003 CHRISTMAS AT THE RANCH

2007 SANDHILLS BOY: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

1986 *BIG BRAND, THE

1986 THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER CHANCE

2017 WILD WEST

2018 HARD RIDE

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