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Richard S. Wheeler

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Richard S. (Shaw) Wheeler was born in Milwaukee in 1935 and grew up in nearby Wauwatosa.


Years ago, when asked to blurb yet another gunman western, I realized something was absent: the West. There was nothing about the vast reaches of the West, its climate, its impact on people, its drought, its history, its tribes. The story I was reading may as well have been set in Peoria or Keokuk.

I realized that was true of nearly all the gunman-type westerns I had read in recent times, many o... Read more of this blog post »
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