Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire

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"Barbed Wire" is the story of one-time cowboy Doug Monahan who runs a fencing crew outside the town of Twin Wells. Monahan, a likeable, hard-working Irishman, and his workers dig post - holes and string red painted barb wire for ranchers as protection against wandering stock, rustlers, and land-hungry cattle barons. Their fencing operation is opposed by Captain Andrew Rinehart, a former Confederate officer and an old-school open range cowman of the huge R Cross spread. With his brutal foreman, Archer Spann - who does the violent work of chasing squatters off the range - Rinehart wages a barb wire war against Doug Monahan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 101.6 x 170.18 x 30.48mm | 90.72g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765348942
  • 9780765348944
  • 952,098

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"Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton." -- "Booklist " Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton. "Booklist"" "Kelton...expands on his reputation with a thoughtful, realistic portrayal of the West in which carefully drawn characters -- not gunplay -- drive the action. If there's an heir to the Louis L'Amour legacy, it's Kelton." --Booklist
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About Elmer Kelton

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 have been 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, and served in the infantry in World War II. He died in 2009.
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4 38% (38)
3 22% (22)
2 4% (4)
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