Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire Irishman Doug Monahan runs a fencing crew outside the south Texas town of Twin Wells digging post holes and stringing red painted barbed wire for ranchers as protection against wandering stock rustl

  • Title: Barbed Wire
  • Author: Elmer Kelton
  • ISBN: 9780765348944
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Irishman Doug Monahan runs a fencing crew outside the south Texas town of Twin Wells, digging post holes and stringing red painted barbed wire for ranchers as protection against wandering stock, rustlers, and land hungry thugs.Monahan s fencing operation is opposed by Captain Andrew Rinehart, a former Confederate officer and an old school open range baron of the huge R CroIrishman Doug Monahan runs a fencing crew outside the south Texas town of Twin Wells, digging post holes and stringing red painted barbed wire for ranchers as protection against wandering stock, rustlers, and land hungry thugs.Monahan s fencing operation is opposed by Captain Andrew Rinehart, a former Confederate officer and an old school open range baron of the huge R Cross spread.With his brutal foreman, Archer Spann, assigned to the violent work, Rinehart wages a barbed wire war against Doug Monahan And neither side takes prisoners

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    1. Kelton is one of my favorite authors. His westerns are more realistic westerns. His charactors are more believable. His stories are in the style of Zane Gray, and Max Brand. This is the story about the fencing of the open range and the problems it caused to the old ranchers gave it 5 stars

    2. Something of a reboot of "Shane," with a more sympathetic villain and a slightly less sympathetic hero--and no annoying child.

    3. GREAT BOOK! Maybe I was just in the mood for a good western or maybe Elmer Kelton really knows how to tell a great story. Regardless, while reading this book I thought to myself, "This is what I should be reading all the time," not something I say often since I like variety.It's a classic western.good, honest, hardworking cowboy has to stand up and fight against the bad guy, in this case a powerful retired army man who feels he "owns this country". Kelton is great at inspiring loyalty for the ma [...]

    4. Book was Texas true great depiction of the personalities and the land. About a guy who works putting up a barbed wire fence and has a run-in with another landowner.“Go then, if you have to,” she whispered. “Only be careful, and come back to me.”

    5. This is a great story about the arrival of barbed wire on the Texas plains. Kelton does a great job with both the history and the story! I definitely recommend this book! Even non-Texans will enjoy it I think.

    6. Next to Zane Grey, Elmer Kelton may be my second favorite author of westerns. Mr. Kelton writes in the same style; always a bit of romance thrown in with a rip roaring cowboy story. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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