Play a Lone Hand

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Thorndike Press, 1987 - Fiction - 257 pages
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When Giff Dixon, a penniless drifter, wanders into a quiet and lawful Western frontier town, he rankles the easygoing tolerance of several locals, including Gus Traff

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
48
Section 3
94
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About the author (1987)

Luke Short was born in Kewanee, Illinois on November 19, 1908. Short graduated from the University of Missouri in 1930 with a degree in journalism. After having worked at several newspapers, he avoided unemployment by writing Western fiction. Short began to write for films in the 1940's and in 1948, four of his novels were made into movies. Two of his most notable film credits were Ramrod (1947) and Blood on the Moon (1948). Short was awarded the Levi Strauss Western Writers of America award in 1969 and the Western Heritage Wrangler award in 1974. On August 18, 1975, he passed away at his home in Aspen, Colorado where he is buried.

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