New books: Amon Carter Bio, Elmer Kelton Novel
By Glenn Dromgoole
If you missed the terrific one-man play Amon! The Ultimate Texan at the Paramount Theatre on Feb. 22 – or if you saw it and would like to read more about Amon G. Carter – playwright Dave Lieber has also published a book of vignettes and photos about the colorful Fort Worth/West Texas newspaper publisher, promoter and philanthropist.
The book, based on the play instead of the other way around, is $24.95 and we have autographed copies at Texas Star Trading. It’s a very entertaining read.
Carter died in 1955 but his legend, influence and generosity live on through his foundation and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth as well as other prominent institutions and landmarks. He was truly “Mr. Fort Worth,” and his lasting impact on West Texas was profound as well.
New Elmer Kelton Release
New Elmer Kelton release: Beloved San Angelo western author Elmer Kelton died in 2009, but his publisher continues to reissue his novels in paperback editions. The latest two-in-one edition includes Sons of Texas and The Raiders. Two western novels for the price of one, $9.99.
These books serve two purposes: To introduce a new generation of readers to the wonderful novels of Elmer Kelton, a seven-time Spur Award winner, and to offer the legions of Kelton fans an opportunity to reread some of their favorites. Kelton’s stories are always worth a second (or third) read. They’re that good.