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This outstanding Western collection includes stories by a wide array of contemporary and legendary writers, such as Larry McMurtry, Frederic Remington, Mari Sandoz, Christopher Tilghman, Mark Twain, and more, with a foreword by Rick Bass.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Running Press (first published July 4th 2013)
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An anthology of 35 Western stories originally published as early as 1872 or a recently as the 1990s, with many of the classic authors of the first half of the 20th Century represented. Two of the stories are extracts from key novels, the remainder are short stories of varying length. Some of the more recent stories I struggled to class as Westerns at all, but that certainly was not a problem with most of the contents. The contents themselves are mostly a repeat of the editors 1997 anthology ‘The ...more
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Foreword by Rick Bass - a must have on that basis alone.
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Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.

He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with h
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