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The epic novel of the old west, a living legend of lust, doom, death, of tall strong men, golden women and towering passions!
Paperback, 308 pages
Published 1962 by Bantam (first published 1960)
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This novel is what they based the John Wayne film El Dorado upon. That movie is so similar to Rio Bravo (another John Wayne movie), that it spawned a scene in Get Shorty. So it goes.

This book is a western, but a western of a different breed than I’m used to. If Louis L’Amour is the Robert E. Howard of westerns, Brown is, perhaps, the J. D. Salinger of Westerns. Some might argue Robert E. Howard is the Robert E. Howard of westerns, to which I’d agree, but I hope my point comes across. The Stars I
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Harry Peter McNab Brown, Jr. was an American poet, novelist and screenwriter.

Born in Portland, Maine, he was educated at Harvard University.Brown dropped out of Harvard after his sophomore year to write poetry, work at Time magazine, and contributed to and became a sub-editor of The New Yorker.

Charles Scribner's Sons, of New York, published, in 1941, Brown's sustained unified poem, The Poem of Bun
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