Collects both traditional stories from the author's pulp days and nontraditional tales written more recently, including "Shootout at White Pass," "The Naked Gun," and "Dutchman"
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Seventh in a series of Western writers' short stories, this collection combines new material with several of Jakes's better efforts published earlier in the pulp magazines of the 1950s. Better known for his "Kent Family Chronicles" (1977-80) and "The North and South Trilogy " (1982-87), Jakes has eschewed the cowboy/rancher as protagonist in favor of prostitutes, gamblers, and even a brewer in "Dutchman." The "The Tinhorn Fills His Hand" suffers from the hyperbole which afflicts so many older Westerns, but other selections, such as "Shootout at White Pass," show that Jakes is indeed a "craftsman," as he describes himself. For public libraries with a demand for Westerns and academic libraries supporting writing programs.
- Robert Jordan, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City
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Book Description Ohio University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0821409824I3N00
Book Description Ohio Univ Pr, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0821409824