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Trail of the Apache and Other Stories

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Destiny, restlessness, and greed moved the white man west, into lands occupied for centuries by a proud and noble people: Arapahoe, Navajo, Apache, Sioux. The bitter misunderstandings and brutal clashes of cultures that resulted ultimately shaped the nation we know today. In seven classic western tales, the New York Times-bestselling Grand Master re-creates a world of viol ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by William Morrow (first published January 30th 2007)
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Bryson McCheeseburger
I love Elmore Leonard novels and this was my first trip into his classic westerns. The man is a great storyteller and his short stories are just as good as his crime novels. I'm not a big western guy, but I liked more of the seven tales in this book. A few were a little slow for me (like I said, not usually a western guy), but overall, each story made me want to read another, which is the basic of what a collection of short stories should do. I actually found them to be in the order of best to w ...more
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May 01, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice collection of westerns
Peter Martin
Vividly-drawn vignettes from one of my favorite writers. Amazing that he could do so much with so few words while still in his 20s. Concise, lean, and on-target.
Lyd
Oct 16, 2012 Lyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly awesome. Never read a straight-up western before and I am glad this was my first one. Makes me want to try another one, maybe a full length story.
Mike Hatcher
okay, my escape from the y-chromosome world I live in sometimes takes me afar into old westerns and modern day mysteries. Don't waste your time on this one
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Elmore John Leonard lived in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Memphis before settling in Detroit in 1935. After serving in the navy, he studied English literature at the University of Detroit where he entered a short story competition. His earliest published novels in the 1950s were westerns, but Leonard went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into m ...more
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