Sage Brush and Six Guns

Author: Charles Beckman
Publisher: Borgo Press
ISBN: 1434444457
Format: PDF, Kindle
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On the Texas-Mexican border during the pre-Civil War era, "Thirty-Thirty" Martinue, with his Lazy R spread, and Josiah Zepeda and his Boxed X ranch, are drawn into an almost inevitable generations-long range war over control of the huge expanse of scrub land outside Brownsville, Texas. During a cattle drive to Kansas, Thirty-Thirty's young son, Red Martinue, meets the beautiful Celeste Kalinec, a professional singer in a Dodge City saloon, and immediately falls in love with her. She leaves her much-older husband, who's been abusing her, and returns with the young man to Texas. Celeste sets up house with Red in the ranch country, but ultimately becomes dissatisfied with the heat, hard work, and lack of social interaction. Under pressure from his pretty wife, Red finally sells his half of the Lazy R to the Zepedas, and moves into town, and there he and his wife become successful business entrepreneurs. However, Duncan Zepeda, Josiah's son, wants Celeste for his own. The two old men and their two younger heirs finally face off in a classic six-gun confrontation on Main Street, settling the ancient feud once and for all. A great action- and romance-packed saga of the Old West: it doesn't get much grittier than this!

The 7th Western Novel MEGAPACK 4 Classic Westerns

Author: Francis W. Hilton
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479420158
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Seventh Western Novel MEGAPACK® presents four more great westerns: BLAZING TRAILS, by Francis W. Hilton. What happens when a cow-puncher with a lightning fast draw carries out his dying uncle's last wish? INDIAN BEEF, by Harold Channing Wire. When young Barnet trail-bosses cattle north to an Indian reservation, rival cattlemen resort to low trickery to beat him to the market. Fugitive Indians, outlaws, and spies in his crew add to Barnet's troubles! GUNS OF CIRCLE 8, by Paul Durst (writing as Jeff Cochran). A good old-fashioned shootout caps this rip-roaring western adventure! THREE-CORNERED WAR, by Richard Wormser. Between the outlaw miners and the outraged Indians, the town was in big trouble! If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Six Guns and Saddle Leather

Author: Ramon Frederick Adams
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486400358
Format: PDF
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Authoritative guide to everything in print about lawmen and the lawless—from Billy the Kid to the painted ladies of frontier cow towns. Nearly 2,500 entries, taken from newspapers, court records, and more.

The Fifth Western Novel MEGAPACK 4 Novels of the Old West

Author: Walter A. Tompkins
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479407011
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Western Novel MEGAPACKTM series returns with its fifth rip-roaring installment! Here are four more great western novels: MANHUNT WEST, by Walker A. Tompkins ... Fleeing a posse, Cleve Logan boards a riverboat loaded with outlaws. Hands are dealt in a desperate game -- and Death will take the last trick! THE RENEGADE HILLS, by Allan K. Echols ... Saddle up -- and ride hell-bent-for-leather down the trail to a hidden valley -- but keep your guns loose in your holsters, 'cause you're riding to an outlaw showdown in the Renegade Hills! LAST-CHANCE RANGE, by Dean Owen ... Byrd Elkhart called the Territory his private range. He strung his barbed wire across forty miles of it, and the other ranchers just stood by with their tails between their legs. But then a different breed of man showed up in the person of Clay Janner, of Texas -- and he was going to drive his scrawny herd over the range even if he had to turn the whole Territory into a six-gun shambles! POWDER SMOKE, by Jackson Gregory ... "Double pay," Bart Warbuck told his gunmen, "and give hundred more to the one who gets Jeff Cody!" -- It was as simple as that if you were Warbuck, had 30 killers on your payroll, and made the law whatever you wanted it to be. But it was hard to take if you were young Cody, and if the only gun you could rely on was the one in your belt. And if you alone could stop Bart Warbuck! If you enjoy this volume of classic Westerns, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 220+ other entries in this series, including not just historical fiction, but mysteries, adventure, science fiction, fantasy, horror -- and much, much more!

The Second Western Novel MEGAPACK TM 4 Great Western Novels

Author: Matt Rand
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479406198
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Second Western Novel MEGAPACKTM presents four more great tales of the Old West, by four different writers. Included in this volume are: TWO-GUN OUTLAW, by Burt Arthur ... Dave Moore rode into town for a drink and a rest...and stayed to fight for his life! TO HELL -- AND TEXAS!, by Giles A. Lutz ... Westward, the wagons thundered. Out there lay Texas -- an empire for a man with guts enough to wrest it from bandits, murderers, and hostile tribes...a man like O'Shaughnessy! ARIZONA RANGER, by A. Scott Leslie ... Lawless terror gripped Southwest Arizona! Bandits pillaged and plundered. Gambling dens and brothels flourished openly. Men drank and died from the devil's brew of blood and whiskey, gunsmoke and gold. Into this bullet-spattered hell Rance Hatfield brought the law of the Rangers... IT HAPPENED IN A TOWN NAMED LAWLESS, by Matt Rand ... It was a town where they asked no questions. The marshal was dead, and they needed a man handy with his six-guns. They swore the stranger in, and then they realized what he was. The worst kind of marshal any town can have: a killer with a badge! If you enjoy this volume of classic westerns, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 200+ other entries in this series, covering classic and historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries -- and much, much more!

Six Guns and Slay Bells

Author: Robert J. Randisi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478189169
Format: PDF, Docs
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Put on your Santa hat and saddle up for this collection of creepy Christmas stories from the Western Fictioneers, the world's only organization of professional authors devoted solely to Western fiction. 'Tis the season for ghosts, vampires, monsters, aliens, and other bizarre creatures to make these Old West holiday tales truly special. Legendary Western author Robert J. Randisi spins the spectral yarn of "Sheriff Santa and the Ghost of Two Gun Jim". Peacemaker and Spur Award winning author Troy D. Smith takes the reader on a murderous Christmas journey to "Bitter Mountain". New York Times bestseller and Peacemaker Award winner James Reasoner writes about a strange encounter on the Staked Plains in "Presents for One and All". Larry D. Sweazy, two-time winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Western fiction, tells the story of an epic battle between good and evil in "The Longest Night". An isolated stagecoach station under siege by Apaches is the setting of Cheryl Pierson's "The Keepers of Camelot", a tale of rebirth and redemption. These and many other stories by some of today's top writers in the Western field make SIX-GUNS AND SLAY BELLS the most unusual Western Christmas anthology ever published.

The Six gun Mystique Sequel

Author: John G. Cawelti
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879727857
Format: PDF
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The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel is a revised and considerably expanded edition of The Six-Gun Mystique, a pioneering study of the Western as a popular genre that has been widely influential since its original publication in 1970.

The Wister Trace

Author: Loren D. Estleman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806147741
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A master practitioner’s view of his craft, this classic survey of the fiction of the American West is part literary history, part criticism, and entertaining throughout. The first edition of The Wister Trace was published in 1987, when Larry McMurtry had just reinvented himself as a writer of Westerns and Cormac McCarthy’s career had not yet taken off. Loren D. Estleman’s long-overdue update connects these new masters with older writers, assesses the genre’s past, present, and future, and takes account of the renaissance of western movies, as well. Estleman’s title indicates the importance he assigns Owen Wister’s 1902 classic, The Virginian. Wister was not the first writer of Westerns, but he defined the genre, contrasting chivalry with the lawlessness of the border and introducing such lines as “When you call me that, smile!” Estleman tips his hat to Wister’s predecessors, among them Ned Buntline, the inventor of the dime novel, and Buffalo Bill. His assessments of Wister’s successors—Zane Grey, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and Louis L’Amour, to name but three—soon make clear the impossibility of differentiating great western writing from great American writing. Especially important in this new edition is the attention to women writers. The author devotes a chapter each to Dorothy Johnson—author of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”—and Annie Proulx, whose Wyoming stories include “Brokeback Mountain.” In his discussion of movies, Estleman includes a list of film adaptations that will guide readers to movies, and moviegoers to books. An appendix draws readers’ attention to authors not covered elsewhere in the volume—some of them old masters like Bret Harte and Jack London, but many of them fascinating outliers ranging from Clifford Irving to Joe R. Lansdale.