When Texan-born Josh Buckalew met Teresa, a young and beautiful Mexican woman, it was love at first sight. But with the Alamo recently sieged and destroyed, Josh knew this rosebud love would be unobtainable on account of the war thorns harrowing the country.So the Buckalew brothers, Josh and Thomas, along with Josh's friend Muley, the man-child, come together with other TeWhen Texan-born Josh Buckalew met Teresa, a young and beautiful Mexican woman, it was love at first sight. But with the Alamo recently sieged and destroyed, Josh knew this rosebud love would be unobtainable on account of the war thorns harrowing the country.So the Buckalew brothers, Josh and Thomas, along with Josh's friend Muley, the man-child, come together with other Texans to protect their land at Goliad against the Mexicans who have just ravished the Alamo.But what's at stake for Josh? Will he listen to his brother and become a war hero, eradicating Mexican control? Or will he follow his heart and take Teresa far, far away from all of the bloodshed?...
|Title||:||Massacre at Goliad|
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Massacre at Goliad Reviews
This was the first Elmer Kelton book that I read, and I really liked his writing. There was a point or two where I felt a bit annoyed at the main character, but that's just part of Kelton's story writing. He actually gets you involved in liking and wishing the best for the characters.
Whenever I'm in the mood for a western with wide-open spaces and traditional values, I know I can find them in the pages of the late, great writer Elmer Kelton. He grew up on a cattle ranch in Texas and became a journalist for a range publication before taking up writing fiction.This volume - as with a number of his books - places a fictional character within an historical setting. In this case it's the birth of the Republic of Texas. Tennessee brother migrate from home and set up a homestead on the Texas frontier. Along the way they endure a number of run ins with both nature and man that test their fortitude and character. The second half of the book deals with the beginnings of conflict between the Mexican leader Santa Ana and the increasing number of Americans pouring into Austin's colony of Texas. The title gives more than a hint of what is to come for the protagonists, with stops along the way to visit the Alamo and interact with various characters, both famous and not so.Reading the book - now 50 years old - makes you realize how many of the issues from 1830s Texas are still with us today. Distrust between different cultures, immigration and how some overcome those issues while others are made bitter by them, are all themes of this very entertaining book.
I selected this audiobook from the city library. I needed a good book to listen to on the nine-hour drive to my mother's house. It looks like the library has all of the audiobooks by this author.It's not the deepest book I've ever read. I have the feeling, too, that the author used both the legends and the facts dealing with this particular time of Texas history. To be honest, I really didn't remember much about Goliad from Texas history--it's been almost four decades since I had to study Texas history.At first I was dissatisfied by the long character development and exposition. Then I got into Mulie (sp?) and Hickory. I found myself worrying about the characters. I worried aobut them. And I enjoyed the book.The audiobook had an excellent narrator. I want to check out more of these audiobooks and I've already told my Texas-loving friends to check out this series.
Many readers know about the Alamo and its place in Texas history but fewer know about slaughter of Texas revolutionaries in the town of Goliad shortly after the fall of the Alamo.This is the story of two brothers, Josh and Thomas Buckalew, who leave Tennessee to claim land in Stephen F. Austin's colony in Texas. As the strained relations between the Mexican government and the Texians in the colonies turn into revolution the brothers wind up at Goliad fighting Santa Anna's soldiers.Author Elmer Kelton's fiction is always historically accurate and Massacre At Goliad is no exception. This fast moving story is a good account of the perils the residents of Texas suffered in the 1830's.
Great book with lots of true Texas history blended into a fictional (but very possible) story. Truly enjoyed it and could not put it down. There are "sequels" to this story, so I will try to find them now.
A solid western set during Texas's war for independence from Mexico. The novel takes its time getting there, but the result is more vivid and realistic characters, so it's all good.
I'm enjoying this author! Going to stick with him.
I'm in heaven! I haven't read a western in so long! I love Elmer Kelton!
Excellent read, enjoyable historical western written by a veteran author.