An anthology of three novellas, by three of the best western writers of yesterday and today.
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Max Brand is the best-known pen name of Frederick Faust, creator of Dr. Kildare, Destry, and many other fictional characters popular with readers and viewers worldwide. He wrote for a variety of audiences in many genres. His enormous output, totaling approximately thirty million words or the equivalent of 530 ordinary books, covered nearly every field: crime, fantasy, historical romance, espionage, westerns, science-fiction, adventure, animal stories, love, war, big business, big medicine, and fashionable society. Eighty motion pictures [most notably Destry Rides Again (1939) starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich and several Dr. Kildare films starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore] have been based on his work as well as three TV series (again, most notably Dr. Kildare starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey), radio programs, and a Broadway musical. His first Western, The Adopted Son, was published in 1917 and made into a motion picture of the same name.
Cotton Smith, a protégé of renowned Western writer Don Coldsmith, is the President of the Western Writers of America. He has received incredibly favorable feedback on his novels, including a 1998 Spur Award nomination for his debut novel. His stories of the West are praised for historical accuracy, unexpected plot twists and memorable characters. They are also enjoyed for their insightful descriptions of life of that era—and for their rousing adventure.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. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110843961635
Book Description Leisure Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0843961635 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0537364
Book Description Leisure Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0843961635