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The shootist

Author: Glendon Swarthout
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : Bison books editionView all editions and formats
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"The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death. Most men would end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a gunfighter has a third option, one that Books decides to exercise. He may choose his own executioner. As word spreads that the famous assassin has incurable cancer, an assortment of human vultures gathers to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Western fiction
Fiction
History
Western stories
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glendon Swarthout
ISBN: 9780803238237 0803238231
OCLC Number: 712115645
Notes: Sequel: The last shootist.
Description: xxii, 215 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: [no TOC; 6 numbered chapters]
Responsibility: Glendon Swarthout ; introduction to the Bison Books edition by Miles Swarthout.

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By the author of The Homesman, now a major motion picture The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death.  Read more...

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"A treasured addition to my library."-Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan "A taut, leathery, masterful tale."-Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times "This is definitely more than a Western; the characterization Read more...

 
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