Dictionary of the American West: Over 5,000 Terms and Expressions from Aarigaa! to Zopilote

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Sasquatch Books, 2001 - Reference - 429 pages
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Booksellers of the West, listen up: we're betting a California C-note that all you top hands will want a war bag full of Win Blevins's revised and expanded Dictionary of the American West, the only book this side of the Mississippi to embrace the full West in all of its cultural richness. Anyone who loves language will revel in the words, stories, and lore found in this uncommon resource, with over 5,000 words that honor the colorful history of the West and bring the region's present day to vivid life.

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Blevins is well known for fictionalizing the history of the American West in works like Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse, but at the same time he is lauded for his accuracy. He ... Read full review

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Win Blevins, an authority on the Plains Indians and fur-trade era of the West, is author of "Give Your Heart to the Hawks," "Stone Song," his prize-winning novel of Crazy Horse, "Charbonneau, Rock Child," and "RavenShadow," as well as the Rendezvous novels. He lives in Utah with his wife Meredith, also a novelist.

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