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Flint's Gift

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Sam Flint is a stubborn, crusty frontier editor, with a passion for helping the underdog, making sure justice is done, and rooting out corruption. He's been chased out of more frontier towns than he remembers. Now, in Payday, Arizona, he's at it again. Payday is an Eden until some newcomers arrive, and then Flint discovers he's up against people who want to own Payday, and ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Backinprint.com (first published June 1997)
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Benjamin Thomas
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: western
Sam Flint is a newspaperman, newly arrived to a frontier settlement in Arizona Territory called “Payday”. He is encouraged by the Eden-like budding town site and decides to setup his press and start a weekly newspaper. He meets friends, town leaders, and one particularly attractive woman that peeks his interest. His goal of attracting other entrepreneurial-minded people who can help build the town meets with some success but also starts to attract other sorts as well, including a soulless woman ...more
Violet
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: westerns
What a great story !! This is not a cowboy story, as we are used to ... there is very little gun play - just a bit at the end. This is the story of a young newspaper editor who starts up a paper in a very small town in the 1870's. The ranchers and townsmen are still somewhat divided between north and south.
Thanks to his paper, people are drawn there ... both the good and the bad, but when the bad threaten an anarchy, the good win out. Flint has great integrity as he decides what should go into
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Ron
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: frontier-fiction
“Profiles in Courage” would have been a good title for this novel of life in a frontier settlement in Arizona Territory. The title character, Sam Flint, is a young newspaper editor who sets up his press in little Payday, agreeing to boost the town in the interests of its growth, in return for complete freedom to print all the news he finds fit to print. His editorial encomiums to Payday’s edenic virtues soon bring settlers and new residents. And with them comes a pack of unexpected trouble.

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