The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the year 1901, on the day of Queen Victoria's demise, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death himself. In such a showdown against such an antagonist, J. B. Books cannot win. Most men may end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a ..
In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. Though he's not looking for trouble, Dancy's infatuation with another man's wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron. Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight. Dancy believes this barbarian act has closed the episode. He is wrong. He has interfer..
Fed up with the life of a lone gunfighter, Thomas Langely left Miles City, Montana - and a past strewn with the blood of those he had beaten to the draw. Planning on pursuing a peaceful life in the New Mexico Territory, the jaded adventurer disguises himself as a tenderfoot shopkeeper and tries to steer clear of trouble. But when he discovers a sinister plot hatched by ruthless bandits to drive a gritty widow and her beautiful adopted Indian daughter off their ranch, Langely ..
The Union nearly killed him in the Civil War. Then the bluecoats and carpetbaggers stole his Texas plantation and turned what was left of his family against him. His Texas home-town became an armed camp, full of corrupt, greedy Yankees anxious to wipe out any veteran that showed up in tattered Confederate gray. Any other man would have just drifted on, but not Confederate Captain Clete Slater. Based on actual records, this epic series captures the postwar West and the explosi..
Through the rolling grasslands of Kansas runs the Smoky Hill River, a rich source of opportunity for those bold enough to risk the dream-killing territory. For Gabe, mountain-man and scout, the river means freedom and a chance to map unexplored territory with the Great Pathfinder, John Charles Fremont. For Lem, an Illinois farm boy in pursuit of gold, it is a cruel foe who robs him of his family and his youth. For Jesse, a young Union corporal, this is the country that took h..
At the far western edge of the Great Plains, where the prairie meets the mountains, flows the South Platte, drawing farmers, traders and trappers to land long held sacred by two proud tribes. As the pioneers stake claims beside the pure waters of the river conflicts threaten to explode into war. Men and women on both sides fight to protect their families, fortunes and future. Frontiersman Davey Longsworth must choose between love and friendship. Homesteader Jan Van Nelle must..
In 1777, pioneers were faced with displaced Native Americans, and marauding white men who preyed upon settlers. But Lewis Wetzel, a great frontiersman, became their protector, known as "the Spirit of the Border." He was also known as "Deathwind" to the Ohio Valley Indians, Armed only with his long rifle and knife, he heads out on a one-man rampage to stop the bloody border wars, to face down Chief Wingenund and to avenge the brutal missiona..
Nome, where gold glitters in the sand and armies of men come to scoop it out. For the lucky ones, fortunes are made overnight. But fortunes can be lost just as fast. Claim jumpers are as thick as fleas. With the backing of a greedy judge, big-city interests are moving in and seizing small claims through smart, corrupt, legal manipulations. Tricked by the city slickers and frustrated by the corrupt court, the hardy miners take matters into their own hands. Led by Glenister and..
The setting of the novel is the 1880s in the Badlands of Dakota Territory along the Little Missouri River. There is great excitement in the town of Medora (North Dakota) as young Theodore Roosevelt from New York plunges into the ranching business at the same time that a wealthy Frenchman, the Marquis de Mores, is investing three million dollars into building a slaughterhouse and the new town of Medora (named after his red haired wife). Three young wranglers, Val Steffanson, a..
In the untamed wilderness of the Rockies, Shakespeare McNair has seen many dangers over the years, but even he has a hard time imagining the bizarre creature that's terrorizing him and his wife, Blue Water Woman. It walks like a man, but has the strength of an animal. When the beast finally strikes, carrying off Blue Water Woman, Shakespeare vows to turn the tables.
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In 1806 Frederick and Katherine Stockman land their family in a forlorn swamp at the mouth of the Trinity River of Spanish Texas. They try to start a new life surrounded by menacing wildlife, debilitating maladies, hostile people and a growing threat of war. As "Texicans" they are accepted neither by their Spanish overlords or those in favor of independence. Aligning with Miguel Gonzales, a young Royalist deserter, the Stockman's help liberate Mexico and Texas f..
Mile upon mile of prairie covered by great buffalo herds; reckless, hard riding plainsmen, buffalo hunters, Indians, bandits--the whole colorful epoch of the pioneer, in a story which centers around the destruction of the thundering herds of buffalo. In this breathless tale of bravery and battle, of white man’s courage and red man’s daring, Zane Grey has written one of his finest novels.
J.C. Holderfield brought law and order to the lawless frontier of Texas in the mid-eighteen hundreds and became known far and wide as “The Town Tamer.” His reputation for cleaning up a town was backed up by his fast gun and made him sought after by the law-abiding citizens and feared by those that would prey on them.
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Down the eastern slopes of the Rockies, out upon the Great Plains, and into the heart of Blackfeet country flows the Two Medicine River. To this wild and beautiful land come a pair of young wanderers, half-breeds born of two worlds... but belonging to neither. Marie Therese de Paris - driven by the ancestral fires in her spirit - sets out on a vision quest, hoping to save the Blackfeet from their cruel fate. Peter Kipp, bold and ambitious, chooses to follow his father into th..