Two Novels of the Texas Republic
On Sale: October 28, 2008
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In Texas Sunrise, Elmer Kelton brings together two novels
that tell the story of the Texas Revolution as seen by the
brothers Thomas and Joshua Buckalew who emigrate to Texas
at a time when the Mexican-controlled province welcomes
In Massacre at Goliad, tensions mount between Mexican
authorities and American newcomers, and revolution is in
the air, something Thomas Buckalew welcomes but Joshua
fears â€“ he is in love with a Mexican girl.
The story touches on the immortal battle of the Alamo, but
centers on the infamous Goliad massacre, and ultimately the
decisive battle of San Jacinto, which made Texas an
After the Bugles continues where Massacre at Goliad ends â€“
on the battlefield at San Jacinto. Joshua Buckalew tries to
put the pieces back together but finds that starting over
in the aftermath of war can be as challenging as the war
itself. The racial differences that helped foment the
conflict have not gone away. And Texas finds that being an
independent republic can be more difficult than being a
colonial extension of Mexico.
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