The Fastest Gun in Texas (Civil War, #6)
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The Fastest Gun in Texas (Civil War #6)

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At fifteen he joined the Confederate Army. By eighteen he had become a legend. His name was Dusty Fog: a man with a magic hand that could draw, shoot and hit his mark in less than a second. Dusty killed quick. His opponents died slow...slow getting their six-shooter clear of leather. In the wild, lawless West he was riding hell-bent for save a man from hanging...more
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 3rd 1990 by Dell (first published January 1st 1968)
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This is another one of JT's scattered short story collections. Only the first story, The Futility of War, is set during the Civil War. It was later stretched into the novel A Matter of Honor. Dusty crosses into Union lines to testify in defense of a Union lieutenant who is accused of cowardice. The second story, The Union Spy, starts at the end of the Civil War but then flashes forward to some point after Dusty's time as Marshal of Mulrooney (at which point he and Freddie should be married but d...more
Larry Holshu
Well written and a good story. Another must read.
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John Thomas Edson is an English writer of Westerns.

He was born in 1928.He was obsessed with Westerns from an early age and often "rewrote" cowboy movies that he had seen at the cinema. One thing that always intrigued him was the minutiae—how did the baddie's gun jam? What were the mechanics of cheating at cards? How did Westerners really dress and speak?

His writing was helped to develop by a scho...more
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