Cowboys Are My Weakness

O.K.: the Corral, the Earps, and Doc Holliday

By Paul West

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(This book is about) that consumptive former dentist with the fast gun known as Doc Holliday. In this almost-biography, Doc is his own forever-thirsty, card-playing self, at his best when cared for by Katherine Haroney, the prostitute he called Big Nose Kate. (from BookList review)
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Dead Man's Money

By V. S. Meszaros

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The Bodine Gang pushed its way onto the westbound stage and by the time the shooting was done, the two witnesses to the killings had gotten away with twelve thousand dollars. The gang wanted the money, and Lyle Bodine wanted the girl, especially the girl. (from summary)
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Appaloosa

By Robert B. Parker

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When (itinerant lawmen) Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. (from summary)
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Roy Bean's Gold

By W. R. Garwood

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He was to be a legend of the southwest once he became known as Judge Roy Bean, but here is the story of his early years and the experiences that shaped him in his quest for gold. (publisher's description)
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Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

By Ron Hansen

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A fictionalized portrait of the legendary outlaw Jesse James, his violent career, and his murderer, Robert Ford, in an epic tale of the Old West. (summary)
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The Drop Edge of Yonder

By Rudolph Wurlitzer

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Begins in the mountains of Colorado and ends in the far reaches of the Northwest, a journey that includes the beginnings of a Mexican revolution, a voyage across the Gulf of Mexico to Panama, and up the coast of California to San Francisco and the gold fields. (from summary)
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Loco

By Lee Hoffman

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He'd won the handle in a hundred wild shoot-outs. Loco never had to look for trouble, he just drifted into it. But this time it came out of the blue when a bullet dropped his horse from under him. He looked up into the barrel of a stranger's gun - and heard the click of the hammer being cocked. Being Loco, he just started to get mad...(summary)
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Tale Out of Luck

By Willie Nelson

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Retired Texas Ranger Captain Hank Tomlinson intends to spend the rest of his days raising cattle on his Broken Arrow Ranch, and nurturing his frontier town of Luck , Texas . But when the brutal murder and scalping of a mysterious drifter leads to a clash between cavalry soldiers and a band of Comanche Indians suspected of the killing, a full-scale Indian uprising seems likely. Worse yet, the murder of the drifter bears a disturbing resemblance to a string of killings Hank remembers from his distant and violent past as a Texas Ranger. (from summary)
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Etta

By Gerald Kolpan

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Beautiful, elusive, and refined, Etta Place captivated the nation at the turn of the last century as she dodged the law with the Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Her true identity and fate have remained a mystery that has tantalized historians for decades. (from summary)
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Other Men's Horses

By Elmer Kelton

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Texas Ranger Andy Pickard is assigned what appears to be a routine duty. Donley Bannister, a West Texas horse trader, has killed a thug named Cletus Slocum, who stole one of Bannister's horses. Ranger Pickard is ordered to find and arrest Bannister and bring him to trial. The Bannister case turns out to be anything but routine. (from summary)
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