Bitter Trail

Version: Abridged
Author: Elmer Kelton
Narrator: Jason Culp
Genres: Western
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: July 2011
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

In Bitter Trail, Kelton tells the story of a tough teamster named Frio Wheeler whose wagons haul cotton from Texas to Mexico.
Sounds like a peaceable enterprise?
The problem is that the Civil War is raging throughout the South and Wheeler's cotton is to be sold for gold--gold used to buy guns and ammunition for the Confederate army.
And, added to his balky mules, the broiling heat, and killing drought of the Mexican dessert, Wheeler has even more serious matters to contend with: His wagons are attacked, his cotton bales are burned, he is captured and tortured by "bandidos" in league with Union sympathizers, and he is betrayed by his best friend--his former partner and brother of the woman he loves!

Author Details

Author Details

Kelton, Elmer

Elmer Kelton has written over forty books, four of which won the Western Heritage Award including The Art of Howard Terpning (Greenwich Workshop Press) He has won numerous awards and the Texas Legislature proclaimed Elmer Kelton Day in April 1997. He and his wife of over fifty years live near San Angelo, Texas, about 130 miles from where he was born and raised.