Jericho's Road

Jericho's Road

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This is Jericho's Road. Take the other: When the young Texas Ranger Andy Pickard, is assigned to the Texas-Mexico border, he learns the meaning of this ominous notice on the edge of a great tract of ranch land above the Rio Grande. It is Jericho Jackson's country - and Jackson is at war with a similarly ruthless cattle baron on the Mexican side of the river, Guadalupe Chavez. Jackson hates Mexicans, and 'Lupe' Chavez has a life-long hatred of gringos. They are rustling each other's cattle, raiding and killing on both sides of the border, and heading for a bloody showdown. Only the Texas Rangers stand between them. Andy is teamed up with Ranger Farley Brackett, a former Confederate soldier with his own prejudices against Mexican people.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 107 x 171 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0765363704
  • 9780765363701
  • 1,333,860

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"As always, Mr. Kelton's history is accurate and his characters clearly drawn and believable." --The Dallas Morning News on Jericho's Road

"Once again, Kelton offers and exciting tale in which the bad guys are really bad and some of the good guys are, too. His characters are sharly defined, the historical background is vivid and the gunplay can't be beat." --Publishers Weekly on Jericho's Road
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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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196 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 32% (62)
4 36% (71)
3 28% (54)
2 5% (9)
1 0% (0)
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