Buckalew Family

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

After the Bugles Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of a bitter and bloody war for independence, Texans have finally claimed their freedom from Mexico - but they don't have much else to brag about.

Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother Thomas. The war has cost him much, but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with him against the tyrannies of Santa Anna.

Josh is travelling with Ramon Hernandez his best friend and the man who had fought with him, side by side. Where they are going, he isn't quite sure. His home is ashes - burned by either the retreating Texans or the advancing Mexican army - and the land is full of bandits and opportunists who would happily shoot Ramon simply because he is Mexican.

Exiles in the land they had fought to liberate, Josh and Ramon struggle to rebuild their lives After the Bugles.

©1995 Elmer Kelton (P)2016 Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • After the Bugles

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Joshua Buckalew has left behind the deserted battlefields that claimed his brother Thomas. The war has cost him much, but it has also given him a strong bond to the land and to the Mexican families who stood with him against the tyrannies of Santa Anna. Josh is travelling with Ramon Hernandez his best friend and the man who had fought with him, side by side. Where they are going, he isn't quite sure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Supercharged Yarn

    • By Jean on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Massacre at Goliad

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Elmer Kelton, beloved chronicler of the Old West and recipient of an unprecedented seven Spur Awards, recounts the story of Santa Anna's lesser known massacre through the eyes of a lone survivor. Even in his old age, Josh Buckalew sometimes awakens in a cold sweat as he relives those horrifying moments at Goliad so long ago. And yet every time he retells the tale, his heart fills with gratitude for those brave Texans who gave their lives so others might live free.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Massacre????

    • By Hill on 04-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Bowie's Mine

    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Daniel Provost is the son of a farmer. Living up to his father's high standards for the farm is very hard work, but his life is basically comfortable, and a loving woman is waiting to become his wife. When a well-traveled stranger bearing a story of Jim Bowie's legendary silver mine appears at the farm, Daniel might just throw away everything for the chance at adventure he thought had passed him by.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best narrator

    • By Gene on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $20.99