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Capturing the excitement and danger of the Old West, this trio of novellas, written by the masters of Western fiction, includes Elmer Kelton's "Long Ride, Hard Ride," Cotton Smith's "Morning War," and Max Brand's "Desert Pilot," in which a quiet man learns to stand up for himself in a lawless town. Original.
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Elmer Kelton of San Angelo, Texas is a native Texan and author of over 50 Western novels. He has won many awards for his work and has been recognized as the Greatest Western Writer of all time by the Western Writers of America, Inc. He is the author of Forge's Texas Ranger series.
Cotton Smith has been a writer all his life—from award-winning advertising to unforgettable Western novels. He is also a Western historian, artist and horseman. His books have won accolades from critics and readers alike for their historical accuracy, memorable characters and intriguing plot twists. A Spur Award finalist, he is a former President of the Western Writers of America.
Roundup Magazine states: “These days, the traditional Western doesn’t get much better than Cotton Smith.” True West magazine says, “Cotton Smith is another modern writer with cinematic potential. Grand themes, moral conflicts and courage are characteristic of his fiction.”
Jay Wolpert, screenwriter of Pirates of the Caribbean, states: “When it came to literature, middle-age had only three good things to show me: Patrick O’Brian, Larry McMurty and Cotton Smith.” Seven-time Spur Award–winning author, Elmer Kelton, says, “In just a few years on the scene, Cotton Smith has made a strong mark as a Western writer of the new breed, telling it like it was.” Spur Award–winning novelist Loren D. Estleman adds, “The traditional Western will never die as long as Cotton Smith is writing.” And Don Coldsmith, Spur Award–winning author of the Spanish Bit series, states: “Cotton Smith is one of the finest of a new breed of writers of the American West.”
Max Brand was the favorite pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892–1944), creator of Dr. Kildare, Destry, and many other fictional characters popular with readers the world over. His novels have been reprinted again and again, translated into every major language, and adapted for film.Review:
“[Max Brand is] the prolific Shakespeare of the Western Range.”—Kirkus
“The name Max Brand is synonymous with Western novels.”—Booklist
“Cotton Smith [is] a genre fiction favorite.”—ReadWest
“One of the best of a new breed of Western writers who have driven the genre into new territory.” —The New York Times
“One thing is certain: as long as there are writers as skilled as Elmer Kelton , Western Literature will never die.”—True West Magazine
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Book Description Leisure Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110843961635
Book Description Leisure Books, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0843961635
Book Description Leisure Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. First Printing. Seller Inventory # DADAX0843961635