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ISBN: 0875650449
Author: Terence A. Dalrymple,Elmer Kelton
Language: English
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press; 1St Edition edition (June 1, 2000)
Pages: 304
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
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Stand Proud (Texas Tradition (Paperback)). by ElmerKelton, TerenceA. ISBN 13: 9780875650449. Format: Paperback (304 pages) Publisher: Texas Christian University Press Published: 30 Jun 2000.

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Elmer Stephen Kelton (April 29, 1926 – August 22, 2009) was an American journalist and writer, known particularly for his Western novels. His pseudonyms are: Tom Early, Alex Hawk, Lee McElroy. Kelton was born at a place called Horse Camp on the Five. Kelton was born at a place called Horse Camp on the Five Wells Ranch, owned by the Scharbauer Cattle Company, in Andrews County - just east of the city of Andrews, Texas. His parents were Robert William "Buck" Kelton- (30 June 1901 – 15 June 1980) and Neta Beatrice "Bea" (née Parker).

In Stand Proud, one of his most controversial novels, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton takes on a character who is not as easy to like as he is to admire. Frank Claymore is cantankerous, stubborn, and intolerant-just the qualities that make him a success as an open-range cattle rancher on the West Texas frontier.

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Stand Proud - Elmer Kelton. From the time I first began writing fiction more than fifty years ago, I was determined someday to write a novel about the development of the cattle industry in West Texas, the heyday of the open-range cattleman and cowboy. The concept ebbed and flowed during the years, changing shape and direction as my own concept of history broadened and changed. Some years ago, while Stand Proud was in its planning stages, an elderly ranchman named Ira Bird told me a story about his father, a teenager late in the Civil War, too young to join the regulars but old enough to scout the Indian frontier with a Ranger company.

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Elmer Kelton (1926-2009) was the award-winning author of more than forty novels, including The Time It Never Rained, Other Men’s Horses, Texas Standoff and Hard Trail to Follow. He grew up on a ranch near Crane, Texas, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas. His first novel, Hot Iron, was published in 1956.

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In Stand Proud, one of his most controversial novels, legendary Western writer Elmer Kelton takes on a character who is not as easy to like as he is to admire. Frank Claymore is cantankerous, stubborn, and intolerant--just the qualities that make him a success as an open-range cattle rancher on the West Texas frontier. Stand Proud follows Claymore form the time of the Civil War to the dawn of the twentieth century--through marriage, births, deaths, and a creeping change in the society that once hailed him as a hero, and which later has him condemned as a despoiler and tried for murder. Based in part of legendary rancher Charles Goodnight, Claymore is only one example of the many men who dreamed of cattle, and through their dedication to that dream came to change the face of Western history.

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Samugul
This is the story of aged Frank Claymore, former pioneer and cattle empire builder, on trial for murder. The story is told in flashbacks from the courtroom and (fortunately) it's less a courtroom drama and more a description of his true character. It takes us from post Civil War to the turn of the century. At the trial he's an unyielding, cantankerous, stubborn old man but his life story portrays a less than perfect (thus real) person with admirable ethics whose "qualities" made him successful as an open-range cattleman. It's an enjoyable read because the main character is an interesting person to get to know; he's easy to admire for his work ethic, loyalties, and stoic nature but maybe less easy to like. The character was supposedly based on legendary cattleman Charles Goodnight (creator of the "chuck wagon" among other things). For reasons which elude me, this book was labeled "controversial." It was also called one of his best.
Anayajurus
Story of Frank Claymore, Texas cattleman, and the settling of America's western frontier. It spans roughly fourty years, beginning during the Civil War, and subtly shares morality lessons throughout. It paints generational change, both on a personal level and that of greater society's mindsets and needs. Touching and epic, it isn't monumental. In barely three hundred pages, Elmer Kelton takes the reader on a fascinating ride through the fight for and taming of West Texas land as seen through the life of Frank Claymore. The story has an understated tone, yet tugs emotions at deftly plotted moments. Kelton writes to the beat of the human heart. His characters are so real, they could be your neighbors, your family, yourself. I saw a bit of Claymore in myself and am not proud to admit that fact. Claymore isn't a typical hero. He's a rough, difficult, keep-your-emotions-in-check business man. He has high expectations of himself, is a tireless worker, and expects the same of every one else. He's an "A" personality to the nth degree. He has few, but extremely loyal, friends. They're loyal because he is to them. Because he had proven to be a decent, though contentious man, who would put his life on the line and keep it there. Kelton keeps the breadth of this epic to a comfortable size by alluding to many events and stories rather than expositing first hand on every scene. Most of the story is told in flashback sequences which work well with the style Kelton used to tell this tale. By the end of the book, you understand Claymore enough to admire him and feel deeply sorry for him. It's a story of pride, determination, want, and humanity's stoic, unrelenting nature. Elmer Kelton is a writer with tremendous talent. He's a journalist who doesn't write like one. He's loaded with imagination and Stand Proud is one of finer efforts. I didn't give it five stars is because the book didn't take my life over to the degree of being compelled to read it in one sitting. That is a rareity for me to do, so, the books that compel me that way deserve five stars. Stand Proud deserves four and a half.
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Angana
I had read a lot of Kelton books and if I remember right they have all been pretty good. "Stand Proud" is one of the best. It is the story of Frank Claymore. A man who has nothing but his love for a woman. Does he get the woman?? NO way. This make him a bitter man. The story takes him from the Civil War, to fighting Indians to building a hugh cattle ranch. He finally gets married to another woman but is unable to tell her his true feelings. The story line is very good. Lots of action and true to life cowboy adventures. He is brought before a Judge and jury for killing a man. He did not do it but he cannot make anyone believe he did not. He is now an old man and not in good health. The book goes back and forth between the courthouse and his life as he lived it. The ending is great and very good. Kelton writes so in your mind you can see the valley he calls home. Would like to be there myself. If you like stories about the west of long ago and the hard times people had, you will like this book. A very good western read.
Deorro
I have had the good fortune to read most of Elmer Kelton's books, however, "Stand Proud" has somehow eluded me until just recently. I have often said that, in my humble opinion, "The Man Who Rode Midnight" was Kelton's finest. Now, I'm not so sure.

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