Deadwood, 1876: legendary gunman wild bill hickcock and his friend Charlie Utter have come to the Black Hills town of Deadwood fresh from Cheyenne, DAKOTA TERRITORIES, fleeing an ungrateful populace. Fueled by liquor, sex, this is the real wild west, and violence, unlike anything portrayed in the dime novels that first told its story.
The Sisters BrothersEcco - Soon to be a major motion picture starring jake gyllenhaal, john c. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, it is a violent, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, violence, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, melancholy, and love.
Reilly and joaquin phoenixa booker prize finalist and a best book of the year: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington Post Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. Though eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living-and whom he does it for.
The Sisters Brothers - With the sisters brothers, patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Ecco. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it.
The Big SkyMariner Books - Used book in Good Condition. B. Ecco. Louis to the rockies, traders, these frontiersmen live as trappers, guides, and explorers. A classic portrait of America's vast frontier that inspired the Western genre in fiction. Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Big Sky is the first of A. Here he introduces boone caudill, Jim Deakins, and Dick Summers: traveling the Missouri River from St.
Caught up in the freedom and savagery of the wilderness, Caudill becomes an untamed mountain man, whom only the beautiful daughter of a Blackfoot chief dares to love. Guthrie Jr. S epic adventure novels set in the American West. The story centers on caudill, a young Kentuckian driven by a raging hunger for life and a longing for the blue sky and brown earth of big, wild places.
DesperadoesHarper Perennial - Ecco. Used book in Good Condition. At age 65, emmett dalton, the sole survivor of the infamous Dalton gang makes a living by selling his outrageous adventure stories to Hollywood. The grit and excitement of these violent times are expertly evoked by the sharp pen and authentic voice of HarperCollins' bestselling author Ron Hansen.
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Paris Trout: A NovelRandom House Trade Paperbacks - The event: the murder of a fourteen-year-old black girl by a respected white citizen named Paris Trout, who feels he’s done absolutely nothing wrong. Used book in Good Condition. Trout’s indifference haunts his defense lawyer; his festering paranoia warps his timid, quiet wife; and Trout himself moves closer to madness as he becomes obsessed with his cause—and his vendettas.
Hang on, because you won’t be able to stop until the finish. Chicago Tribune Ecco. The time and place: cotton Point, Georgia, just after World War II. As a trial looms, the crime eats away at the social fabric of Cotton Point, through its facade of manners and civility. Pete dexter portrays his characters with marvelous sharpness.
Paris Trout: A Novel - Los angeles times “a psychological spellbinder that will take your breath away and probably interfere with your sleep. The washington post book world “dexter’s brilliant understanding of the Deep South has allowed him to capture much of its essence—its bitter class distinctions, its violence, its strangeness—with a fidelity of detail and an ear for speech that I have rarely encountered since Flannery O’Connor.
William styron “dexter’s powerfully emotional novel doesn’t have any brakes. Pete dexter’s national book award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town.
Little Big Man: A NovelDial Press Trade Paperback - Berger’s success in capturing the points of view and emotional atmosphere of a vanished era is uncanny. His skill in characterization, his narrative power and his somewhat cynical humor are all outstanding. The new york Times Ecco. Used book in Good Condition. Hailed by the nation as “a seminal event, ” Little Big Man is a singular literary achievement that, like its hero, only gets better with age.
Praise for little big man “An epic such as Mark Twain might have given us. Henry miller “the very best novel ever about the American West. The new york times book Review “Spellbinding. Later, living as a white man once more, cheats wild bill hickok, he hunts the buffalo to near-extinction, tangles with Wyatt Earp, and fights in the Battle of Little Bighorn alongside Custer himself—a man he’d sworn to kill.
Little Big Man: A Novel - Berger claimed the western as serious literature with this savage and epic account of one man’s extraordinary double life. After surviving the massacre of his pioneer family, ten-year-old Jack is adopted by an Indian chief who nicknames him Little Big Man. Delta. As a cheyenne, loves four wives, he feasts on dog, and sees his people butchered by horse soldiers commanded by General George Armstrong Custer.
The ShootistBison Books - What follows is the last courageous act in Books's own legend. This classic, spur award-winning novel was chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the best western novels ever written and was the inspiration for John Wayne's last great starring role in the acclaimed 1976 film adaptation. The shootist is john bernard books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death.
He may choose his own executioner. As word spreads that the famous assassin has incurable cancer, an old love, an assortment of human vultures gathers to feast on the corpse--among them a gambler, an undertaker, a reporter, a rustler, a clergyman, even an admiring teenager. Delta. The bison books edition includes a new introduction by the author's son, Miles Swarthout, in which he discusses his father's work and the making of the legendary film.
The Shootist - Most men would end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a gunfighter has a third option, one that Books decides to exercise. Used book in Good Condition. Ecco.
Deadwood's Al Swearingen: Manifest Evil in the Gem TheatreFarcountry Press - Used book in Good Condition. Features al's 1904 obituary and never-before-published burial records. Meticulous research and lively writing by Deadwood historian and HBO consultant Jerry L. Features meticulous research and lively writing from Deadwood historian and HBO series consultant Jerry L. Prone to violence, ruthless in romance, and cutthroat in business, Al Swearingen ran the Gem Theatre with a cunning and wicked self-interest and his fists.
Come along for an inside look at the life and times of "the Devil of Deadwood. You've followed his wicked misdeeds and cuss-filled rants on the hbo series Deadwood as played by Ian McShane, now go inside the life and death of the real Al Swearingen with Farcountry Press' newest release, Deadwood's Al Swearingen: Manifest Evil in the Gem Theatre.
Deadwood's Al Swearingen: Manifest Evil in the Gem Theatre - Bryant -printed in the USA by Montana publisher Farcountry Press Ecco. He was the meanest man in the meanest town Deadwood. Bryant and co-author barbara fifer shed new light on al's scandalized childhood in Oskaloosa, his nefarious dealings at his saloon and brothel in gold-rush-era Deadwood, Iowa, and his brutal death was he murdered? in a Denver rail yard.
Includes a photograph of al swearingen tending bar at the Gem Theatre -Newspaper accounts of Al's scrapes with the law -New information on Al's family, and the violent demise of his twin brother. Delta.
God's Pocket: A NovelRandom House Trade Paperbacks - In this striking debut from the author of the National Book Award winner Paris Trout, Pete Dexter chronicles a murder and its consequences in the fictional blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of God's Pocket. Rollicking. Now a major motion picture in this striking debut from the author of the national Book Award winner Paris Trout, Pete Dexter chronicles a murder and its consequences in the fictional blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of God’s Pocket.
But only an outsider could expect to change anything in God’s Pocket. A tough philadelphia neighborhood comes to life in these pages. Playboy Ecco. Leon hubbard makes other men nervous, talking to himself or anyone who will listen about the things he’s cut with his straight razor. Highlighted by superior writing, dialogue that rings true, and a highly believable background.
God's Pocket: A Novel - Associated press “god’s pocket sings, buys you a drink, snarls, mugs, wisecracks, steals your wallet, and takes you home to meet the folks. Richard price “My own favorite among Mr. Used book in Good Condition.
The Ox-Bow Incident Modern Library ClassicsModern Library - As wallace stegner writes, indelibly, and he recorded, Clark's theme was civilization, its first steps in a new country. In this striking debut from the author of the National Book Award winner Paris Trout, Pete Dexter chronicles a murder and its consequences in the fictional blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of God's Pocket.
Rollicking. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, individual and community, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, justice and human nature. Used book in Good Condition. Ecco. A tough philadelphia neighborhood comes to life in these pages.
The Ox-Bow Incident Modern Library Classics - Playboy. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. Delta. Used book in Good Condition. Set in 1885, the ox-bow incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West.
Horseman, PassbyLiveright - Every line is poetry down and dirty in the mud, right where it belongs. Publishers weekly a stunning literary debut, horseman, Pass By 1961 exhibits the “full-blooded Western genius” Publishers Weekly that would come to define McMurtry’s incomparable sensibility. Used book in Good Condition. Ecco. Delta.
A tough philadelphia neighborhood comes to life in these pages. Playboy. Used book in Good Condition. In the dusty north texas town of thalia, young lonnie Bannon quietly endures the pangs of maturity as a persistent rivalry between his grandfather and step-uncle, Hud, festers, and a deadly disease spreads among their cattle like wildfire.
Horseman, Passby - In this striking debut from the author of the National Book Award winner Paris Trout, Pete Dexter chronicles a murder and its consequences in the fictional blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood of God's Pocket. Rollicking.