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Century of Great Western Stories, a (2000) [Anthology]
by Rex Beach Frank Bonham B.M. Bower Max Brand John M. Cunningham Peggy Simson Curry Dan Cushman Loren D. Estleman Max Evans Brian Garfield Ed Gorman Zane Grey Bill Gulick Donald Hamilton Ernest Haycox Evan Hunter John Jakes Elmer Kelton Louis L'Amour Jack London Marcia Muller Bill Pronzini Eugene Manlove Rhodes Les Savage Jr. Jack Schaefer Luke Short Dwight V. Swain Glendon Swarthout Thomas Thompson Owen Wister Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

John Jakes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed historical fiction as North and South and The Kent Family Chronicles, has long been both a fan and a distinguished writer of novels and stories about the American West. Now, with the turning of the millennium, he has compiled in one volume a century's worth of his favorite Western fiction.

To illustrate the evolution of the genre, Jakes has included such legendary authors as Owen Wister, Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour alongside their more comtemporary peers such as Loren Estleman and Elmer Kelton. While the stories have changed over the years, certain timeless themes of Western fiction remain constant. At the heart of the stories are ideas that have become synonymous with the American dream - the frontier spirit, individual freedoms, and man's relationship with the land.

A Century of Great Western Stories is essentially a retrospective of Western writing over the past hundred years, but Jakes also sets out to give readers a glimpse of what the future might hold for Western fiction. The current crop of contemporary Western authors shows that the Old West will always have a place in the world of fiction: Like the American dream, which it celebrates, Western fiction will persevere.


  • Introduction by John Jakes
  • Preface by John Jakes
  • The Gift of Cochise by Louis L’Amour (1952)
  • The Tin Star by John M. Cunningham (1947)
  • Killers’ Country! by Dan Cushman (1950)
  • Timberline by Owen Wister (1908)
  • All Gold Canyon by Jack London (1905)
  • The Lamb of the Flying U by B. M. Bower (1940)
  • Gun Job by Thomas Thompson (1953)
  • The Burial of Letty Strayhorn by Elmer Kelton (1994)
  • Hell on the Draw by Loren D. Estleman (1989)
  • The Attack on the Mountain by Glendon Swarthout (1959)
  • Fear by Bill Pronzini (1995)
  • Geranium House by Peggy Simson Curry (1959)
  • The Trouble Man by Eugene Manlove Rhodes (1909)
  • The Weight of Obligation by Rex Beach (1982)
  • Top Hand by Luke Short (1943)
  • Sergeant Houck by Jack Schaefer (1951)
  • Manitow and Ironhand by John Jakes (1994)
  • The Killing at Triple Tree by Evan Hunter (1953)
  • Sweet Cactus Wine by Marcia Muller (1982)
  • Peace Officer by Brian Garfield (1967)
  • Wolf Moon by Ed Gorman (1993)
  • Gamblin’ Man ["Sentimental Gentleman of Death"] by Dwight V. Swain (1947)
  • Candles in the Bottom of the Pool by Max Evans (1973)
  • Stage to Lordsburg by Ernest Haycox (1937)
  • King of the Buckskin Breed by Les Savage Jr. (1951)
  • Burn Him Out by Frank Bonham (1949)
  • The Shaming of Broken Horn by Bill Gulick (1960)
  • The Guns of William Longley by Donald Hamilton (1967)
  • Wine on the Desert by Max Brand (1936)
  • Tappan’s Burro by Zane Grey (1923)

Original title: A Century of Great Western Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionWestern

The following works are contained within this one:
     Guns of William Longley, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Donald Hamilton

Edition #1: A Century of Great Western Stories

A Century of Great Western Stories (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: John Jakes
Introduction by: John Jakes
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A Century of Great Western Stories (June 23, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 0312869851
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9,1 x 1.5 in
Pages: 528

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A Century of Great Western Stories (April 22, 2000)

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 031286986X
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 1.4 in
Pages: 384

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