My Kind of Heroes
4.5 x 7, 96 pp.
Pub Date: 06/18/2004
Texas Heritage Series
Price:        $14.95


Published by State House Press

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Southwest Book of the Year, Best Reading for 2004

My Kind of Heroes

By Elmer Kelton

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.

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).

What Readers Are Saying:

"What a treat it is when a Western novelist of the first rank occasionally publishes a book for those of us who are non-fiction addicts." --Richard Dillon

"a must for history buffs. . . . Reading Kelton's essays is like talking over the fence with a long-time friend that you don't see nearly often enough." --Brazosport Facts

"Every once in a while, one comes across a book that is so full of truth and good advice, it is not only hard to put down, but it keeps calling you back. Such a book is My Kind of Heroes." --Mexia Daily News

". . . a treat." --Signals from Telegraph Hill


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