In the Big Country
The Best Western Stories of John JakesPaperback - 1993
Best-selling author ofThe Kent Family Chroniclesand the three-volume Civil War epicNorth And South, John Jakes is one of America's favorite historical novelists. But Jakes is also a master of Frontier fiction. Here, for the first time in one volume, are eleven of his finest stories of the American West and the brave men and women who tamed it. You'll meet a sheriff who faces a hardened killer in the strangest gunfight in frontier history; a resourceful woman who saves a rebel from a bitter life on the owl hoot trail; a ruthless gunman who meets his match in a three-year-old-girl; and a immigrant who battles fear and prejudice in a frightened California town. You'll also meet card sharks, railroaders, posses, and medicine men as Jakes recaptures the humor, violence, and adventure of the great American frontier. Includes the brand-new, never before-published story,Carolina Warpath, and an essay,The Western; and How We Got It.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Bantam Books, c1993.
Characteristics: xxiii, 389 pages ;,18 cm.
Alternative Title: Best western short stories of John Jakes