Stories of the American West

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May 27th is Wild Bill Hickok's birthday. To celebrate, we have compiled a list of westerns, some classics and some upcoming. So knock the dust off your boots, cinch your girth, and ride off to the the hammock with a whip smart pile of good readin'. Also makes for mighty fine consumption with a bourbon and branch.

Books: 
Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West By H. W. Brands Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541672543
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Published: Basic Books - October 20th, 2020

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush and beyond.


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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey By Rinker Buck Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451659177
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award

“Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Amazing…A real nonfic


Flashman and the Redskins By George MacDonald Fraser Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452264878
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Published: Plume - September 1st, 1983

“Hilariously funny.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Great dirty fun!”—Grand Rapids Press
 
“The most entertaining anti-hero in a long time… Moves from one ribald and deliciously corrupt episode to the next… Wonderful and scandalous.”—Publishers Weekly


News of the World: A Novel By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062409218
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

Now a Major Motion Picture

National Book Award FinalistFiction


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The Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery By Craig Johnson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143036425
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2006

Introducing Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author, the first in the Longmire mystery series

Craig Johnson's new novel, LAND OF WOLVES, is forthcoming from Viking


Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery By Craig Johnson Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780593297285
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2022

The eighteenth novel in the beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series.


The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard By Elmore Leonard Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780061242922
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Published: Mariner Books - May 8th, 2007

The New York Times-bestselling Grand Master of suspense deftly displays the other side of his genius, with seven classic western tales of destiny and fatal decision . . . and trust as essential to survival as it is hard-earned.


The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu By Tom Lin Cover Image
By Tom Lin
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780316542159
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award

A Chinese American assassin sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and exact revenge on her abductors in this New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice: a twist on the classic western from "an astonishing new voice" (Jonathan Lethem).

Orphaned young, Ming Tsu,


The Passenger Box Set: The Passenger, Stella Maris By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$56.00
ISBN: 9780593536049
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Published: Knopf - December 6th, 2022

The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road returns with a two-volume masterpiece in an artfully designed box set. The Passenger is a fast-paced and sprawling novel while Stella Maris is a tightly controlled coda, told entirely in dialogue.


The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307268990
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The first of a two-volume masterpiece, The Passenger series, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road • The story of a salvage diver, haunted by loss, afraid of the watery deep, pursued for a conspiracy beyond his understanding, and longing for a death he cannot reconcile with God.


Stella Maris By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307269003
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Published: Knopf - December 6th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The second volume of The Passenger series, from The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road • An intimate portrait of grief and longing, as a young woman in a psychiatric facility seeks to understand her own existence.


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Pony By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Perfection.” –The Wall Street Journal


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The Killing of Crazy Horse By Thomas Powers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780375714306
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Published: Vintage - November 1st, 2011

With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials, Thomas Powers establishes what really happened in the dramatic final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life.
 


Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West By Hampton Sides Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781400031108
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Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2007

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the author of Ghost Soldiers comes an eye-opening history of the American conquest of the West—"a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review).


Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers By Doug J. Swanson Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101979877
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Published: Penguin Books - June 8th, 2021

“Swanson has done a crucial public service by exposing the barbarous side of the Rangers.” —The New York Times Book Review

A twenty-first century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, oppression, and corruption


Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition By Marc Reisner Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780140178241
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 1993

“I’ve been thinking a lot about Cadillac Desert in the past few weeks, as the rain fell and fell and kept falling over California, much of which, despite the pouring heavens, seems likely to remain in the grip of a severe drought. Reisner anticipated this moment.