Joe Pepper is a Texas badman with quite a past. In fact,
there isn't much that Joe hasn't done in his forty years of
living on both sides of the Texas law-except face the
hangman. Now, convicted of murder, Joe is about to get that
privilege. But before he goes, Joe has a few things he wants
to say-and a few stories that he wants to set straight.
With Joe Pepper, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton tells
a fine and moving tale of the history of his home state of