The Raiders

The Raiders : Sons of Texas

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Ten years have passed since Michael Lewis made his first venture into Texas, now a province of Mexico. Together with a small number of Americans pioneering on the Brazos and Colorado Rivers, Michael and his brother Andrew each have a plot of land assigned to them by the entrepreneur Stephen F. Austin.Michael Lewis has his fathers' wanderlust, Andrew is less footloose and excitable but the two act as one when trouble starts.To secure their places in their new-found lands in Texas, the Lewis boys have to fight not only Mexican authorities and hostile Indians, but their own kind - renegade white men attempting to settle on Texas land without permission or authority.In "The Raiders: Sons of Texas," Elmer Kelton continues his saga of the Lewis family and the formative years of Texas, ending this mid-volume of the trilogy with the birth of Michael's daughter and the marriage of Andrew to Petra Moreno, a girl from Nacogdoches with whom he has fallen in love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 124.46 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 313g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765383020
  • 9780765383020

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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"The "Sons of Texas" Trilogy brings to mind the ever-popular Louis L'Amour's multigenerational Sackett family saga. Written with the same skill and attention to historical detail as L'Amour's works, it gives additional pleasure in imagining the dangers and adventure shared by the pioneers who settled the great state of Texas." --"El Paso"" Times" on "The Raiders: Sons of Texas"
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