Best Westerns
Those books that embody the spirit of the Old West, the heroism, drama, and excitement of this wonderful era of American history
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645 books · 881 voters · list created December 19th, 2008 by Ann Keller (votes) .
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message 1: by Nina (new)

Nina Of course I had to vote for "Unsinkable Molly Brown," as that was the name of our sailboat. nina


message 2: by Roger (new)

Roger Cottrell That's an ecclectic selection of westerns. Like a lot of people, my introduction to westerns has been through movies and this has shaped my taste. Of course, most of my novels and film scripts are in fact westerns, even if they're set in places like Birmingham, the Black Country and Yorkshire mining villages during the strike.


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I was very surprised not to see more Elmer Kelton!!!!!


message 4: by Roger (new)

Roger Cottrell I agree
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message 5: by Robert (new)

Robert Pampel What about Angle of Repose?


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

deleted user wrote: "I was very surprised not to see more Elmer Kelton!!!!!"

I agree, its amazing!


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Both "Angle of Repose" and a few books by Elmer Kelton are now on the list! :)


message 8: by Seth (new)

Seth Packham Surprised to not see more Cormac McCarthy, especially the Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain. Glad to see Blood Meridian is high on the list. McCarthy is the greatest Western writer, in my opinion.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) "All the Pretty Horses" is on the list, too ... (currently #57).


message 10: by Manray9 (last edited Mar 26, 2012 03:50PM) (new)

Manray9 I had to add Elmer Kelton's Hewey Calloway trilogy and "Monte Walsh."


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) On the Road? The Grapes of Wrath? I can see where there's a case to be made to include Wallace Stegner and Tony Hillerman. But those two books ... and "spirit of the Old West?" Seriously??


message 12: by Martin (new)

Martin Gibbs This list needs more Zane Grey, too :)


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Martin wrote: "This list needs more Zane Grey, too :)"

Everyone can add books -- there's a tab up top next to "all votes."


message 14: by MomToKippy (new)

MomToKippy Cold Mountain is not Western!! It is Appalachia - mid atlantic. Please fix.


message 15: by Robert (new)

Robert Madison Here are some good Westerns Novels.
Site : http://myfivekids.hubpages.com/hub/be...


message 16: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Robinson What about "The Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner"? Many of them are connected and one is a novella.


message 17: by John (new)

John Bishop mountain man needs re-filming; jeremiah johnson didn't do it justice!(john)


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