Great Tales of the West

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Galahad, 1994 - Fiction - 445 pages
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A collection of tales of cowboys, gunslingers, and native Americans features the writing of Zane Grey, Max Brand, Jack London, Louis L'Amour, Bret Harte, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Luke Short, and Elmore Leonard.

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Contents

Introduction by john jakes
11
How Santa Claus Came to Simpsons Bar by bret harte
33
The Reformation of Calliope by o henry
78
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About the author (1994)

Bill Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for Best Novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, from the Private Eye Writers of America; and six nominations for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award. His novel, "Snowbound," was the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiereas the best crime novel published in France in 1988. "A Wasteland of Strangers" was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association. A young adult short story, "Christmas Gifts," was the recipient of the Paul A. Witty Award presented by the International Reading Association for the best short fiction of 1999.
He has published sixty novels, including three in collaboration with his wife, novelist Marcia Muller, and twenty-nine in his popular "Nameless Detective" series. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and published in nearly thirty countries.

Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran, whose novel "The Forever War", written a few years after his discharge and influenced by his combat experiences, won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards as best novel of the year. Years later, his sequel to that memorable novel, "Forever Peace", also won the Hugo and Nebula Awards and was cited by "Publishers Weekly" as one of the Best Books of the Year. He has written many other novels, including the best-selling AWorldsA trilogy, and has served twice as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America. When not writing prize-winning and best-selling novels, he teaches writing as an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Martin Harry Greenberg has edited more than 1,000 anthologies of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and other genres, and has become renowned for his ingenuity in developing books written around a theme, and his ability to fill them with stories of high quality. "Booklist" has written, AGreenbergAs choices are impeccable, A and "Library Journal" has praised his volumes for ASheer enjoyability . . . provokes everything from meditation to laughter.A

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