Elkhorn Tavern [NOOK Book]

Overview

From Douglas C. Jones, an author the Los Angeles Times called "a superb storyteller and authentic chronicler of the American West," comes a classic Civil War novel, long out of print but considered one of the great titles of the genre. With her husband gone east to fight for the Confederate Army, Ora Hasford is left alone to tend to her Arkansas farm and protect her two teenage children, Calpurnia and Roman. But only a short distance away, in the shadow of Pea Ridge, a storm is gathering. In a clash to decide ...
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Elkhorn Tavern

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Overview

From Douglas C. Jones, an author the Los Angeles Times called "a superb storyteller and authentic chronicler of the American West," comes a classic Civil War novel, long out of print but considered one of the great titles of the genre. With her husband gone east to fight for the Confederate Army, Ora Hasford is left alone to tend to her Arkansas farm and protect her two teenage children, Calpurnia and Roman. But only a short distance away, in the shadow of Pea Ridge, a storm is gathering. In a clash to decide control over the western front, two opposing armies prepare for a brutal, inevitable battle. Beset by soldiers, bushwhackers, and jayhawkers, the Hasfords' home stands unprotected in what will soon be one of the worst battlegrounds in the West.


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What People Are Saying

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"Elkhorn Tavern is undoubtedly Douglas Jones's finest novel. The characters are unforgettable, the atmosphere wonderfully detailed, the action and suspense skillfully maintained."
-Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

"Elkhorn Tavern has the beauty of Shane and the elegiac dignity of Red River without the false glamour or sentimentality of those classic Western films... Mr. Jones is at home among the ridges and hardwoods of a frontier valley... He holds us still and compels us to notice what we live in."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Douglas C. Jones writes what might be called historical novels, but they are much more than that. They are stirring word pictures of the way things really were in this country not so long ago... Elkhorn Tavern is even better than the books that preceded it."
-Associated Press

"Jones is a meticulous craftsman whose dialects, dialogues, settings and sayings seem so right and natural that one has the satisfying feeling of having read a novel without one false note."
-San Francisco Sunday Examiner

"A fine, uncompromising, unusually angled piece of Civil War fiction-from a master of gritty historical[s]."
-Kirkus Reviews
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101466070
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 379,284
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author

Douglas C. Jones was a three-time winner of the Western Writers of America's Golden Spur Award, as well as the recipient of their Owen Wister Award of Lifetime Achievement. A native of Arkansas, Jones died in 1998.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Rose

    She looked around confused

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Jessa-Mae

    "Alrighty. I'm Jessa-Mae, by the way, but you can call me Jessa or Mae." She says, before going off to the ship.

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    Posted July 17, 2013

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    TAKE YOUR FU<_>CKIN AD OFF OUR CLAN AND NONE OF USWILL JOIN YOUR VAMPSTUPID!!!! TAKE IT OFF OF SUNCLAN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted July 17, 2013

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    Appears

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    Aye jessie mae! Ship result one!

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    Jones is an excellent story teller. Good reading!

    A good civil war story concerning families of those left behind. The story actually uses towns and locals mostly in north-western Arkansas.
    This would make a good movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2002

    Elkhorn Tavern

    This book is filled with so much extreme detail that it brings your mind into the battle at Elkhorn Tavern. It talks about a family that the husband, Martin, is enlisted in the Confederate army. The family, Ora the wife, Calpurnia the daughter, and Roman the son try to survive this thriller. Instead of evacuating the town, the romans decide to stay through the war and eventually experience the devastation of the Union victory at Pea Ridge.

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