Westerns Larry McMurtry Dead Man's Walk

ISBN 13: 9780684807539

Dead Man's Walk

3.9 avg rating
( 8,863 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780684807539: Dead Man's Walk

In the prequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Gus McCrae confront the perils of the western wilderness, from the Rangers' ill-fated attempt to take Santa Fe to their desperate trek across the Jornada del Muerto. 500,000 first printing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In this prequel to McMurtry's 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are invincible young bucks, Texas Rangers, full of youthful energy and, quite frankly, full of themselves. That is until they're utterly consumed by the vicious battlefield of the early-19th-century Wild West. Their journey takes them across barren deserts and raging rivers and through steep and snowy mountains, often on foot and with barely enough provisions and clothing to keep them from certain death. The constant threat of attack by Comanches keeps them awake nights, fearing for their lives--and for good reason. "Buffalo Hump reached down and grabbed the terrified boy by his long black hair. He yanked his horse to a stop, lifted Zeke Moody off his feet, and slashed at his head with a knife, just above the boy's ears. Then he whirled and raced across the front of the huddled Rangers, dragging Zeke by the hair. As the horse increased its speed, the scalp tore loose and Zeke fell free. Buffalo Hump had whirled again, and held aloft the bloody scalp."

This bedraggled group of adventurers--on their foolhardy expedition to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans (who also prove to be formidable enemies)--includes a salty assortment of cowboys, scouts, fortune seekers, and a fat and sassy whore nicknamed "The Great Western." McMurtry's adept storytelling paints a portrait of the Wild West that at times is palpable. One can almost smell the campfires, the body odors, and the long-awaited piece of meat after weeks without a proper meal. Dead Man's Walk will satisfy your craving for adventure, without having to put your life on the line.

About the Author:

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Larry McMurtry
Published by Simon & Schuster (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M068480753X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Larry McMurtry
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
LVeritas
(Newton, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36SDH6000FHW

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

McMurtry, Larry
Published by Simon & Schuster (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11068480753X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Larry McMurtry
Published by Simon & Schuster (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX068480753X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

McMurtry, Larry
Published by Simon & Schuster (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB068480753X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

McMurtry, Larry
Published by Simon & Schuster (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780684807539-1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

McMurtry, Larry
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
rarefirsts
(Charlotte Hall, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

McMurtry, Larry
Published by Simon & Schuster (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 9.25x6.75x1.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk068480753X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

McMurtry, Larry
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. (1995)
ISBN 10: 068480753X ISBN 13: 9780684807539
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
D and M Books
(East Haven, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. SIGNED; FIRST/FIRST; THIS BOOK IS IN A NEW CONDITION. THE DUSTJACKET IS IN A NEW CONDITION AND A MYLAR PROTECTOR. IT IS A FIRST EDITION/ FIRST PRINTING WITH NUMBER LINE; THE BOOK IS SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. THE SPINE IS TIGHT AND THE PAGES ARE CLEAN AND CRISP WITH SHARP CORNERS; REMAINDER MARKED; THE PRICE IS UNCLIPPED; NOT AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK; NOT A BCE; WE SHIP THE SAME DAY. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000409

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 205.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds