My Kind of Heroes

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Overview

My Kind of Heroes was first published by State House Press in 1995 as a collection of four selected speeches by Elmer Kelton. This revised second edition, or Signature Edition, includes three of those pieces plus two new ones.

The five essays are: "My Kind of Heroes," "Real Cowboys," "Oil Boom Days in West Texas," "The Truth of Fiction," and "Politically Correct or Historically Correct?"

The signature on the front cover is Elmer Kelton's. As an...

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Overview

My Kind of Heroes was first published by State House Press in 1995 as a collection of four selected speeches by Elmer Kelton. This revised second edition, or Signature Edition, includes three of those pieces plus two new ones.

The five essays are: "My Kind of Heroes," "Real Cowboys," "Oil Boom Days in West Texas," "The Truth of Fiction," and "Politically Correct or Historically Correct?"

The signature on the front cover is Elmer Kelton's. As an author, he has always been generous about autographing books for his thousands of fans. This time we asked him to put his signature right up front.

In many ways, these speeches, essays, or stories are his signature statement about many of the things he believes about the West, about writing, about history.

Kelton fans, old and new, will cherish this keepsake edition.


About the Author:
The Texas Book Festival, the West Texas Book and Author Festival, and numerous other groups have honored ELMER KELTON with their lifetime achievement awards. He has written more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained and The Good Old Boys, and has won seven Spur Awards. The Western Writers of America in 1995 named him the greatest Western author of all time. He also wrote Christmas at the Ranch.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880510858
  • Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Texas Heritage Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 807,316
  • Product dimensions: 4.76 (w) x 7.28 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

The Texas Book Festival, the West Texas Book and Author Festival, and numerous other groups have honored ELMER KELTON with their lifetime achievement awards. He has written more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained and The Good Old Boys, and has won seven Spur Awards. The Western Writers of America in 1995 named him the greatest Western author of all time. Kelton also wrote Christmas at the Ranch (McWhiney Foundation Press, 2003).

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Table of Contents

A note on the signature edition 9
My kind of heroes 11
Myths vs. reality 28
Oil boom days in west Texas 41
The truth of fiction 58
Politically correct or historically correct? 75
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    Great book

    This book is collection of essays and speeches by author Elmer Kelton. I enjoyed this book because Kelton told his 'real' story of the cowboys because his family lived it. I really got into this book and his inside point of view on what was going on in his day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    Excellent!

    I really enjoyed this quick little book which tells the story of West Texas through the eyes of Elmer Kelton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    The good old days.

    This is probably one of the best West Texas story that I ever read, and at the same time, it is very funny. I wish this book was longer instead of only 96 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    REAL Texas History

    In this book, Kelton provides a view of Texas history during the cowboy ages, oil boom and the depression as it really was: dirty, gritty, and hard to even get by. His writing jumps around a little bit because he is telling many of the stories that have provided a background for his novels. Very enjoyable and interesting.

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