Rangers of the Lone Star: A Western Story

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Five Star, 1997 - Fiction - 316 pages
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Rangers of the Lone Star is a first-person narrative by Russ Sittell, a United States deputy marshal on special assignment to assist Vaughn Steele in discovering the men behind the lawlessness and rustling rampant in Pecos County. On a stagecoach bound for the heart of Pecos County, Russ meets Colonel Granger Longstreth, his daughter Ray, and Ruth Herbert, Ray's flamboyant cousin. When Ray falls in love with Vaughn Steele, Colonel Longstreth finds himself severely compromised in his commitment to prevent the ranger from discovering his own ties to the band of rustlers.

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Zane Grey was born Pearl Zane Gray in 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. He studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, married Lina Elise Roth in 1905, then moved his family west where he began to write novels. The author of 86 books, he is today considered the father of the Western genre, with its heady romances and mysterious outlaws. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) brought Grey his greatest popular acclaim. Other notable titles include The Light of Western Stars (1914) and The Vanishing American (1925). An extremely prolific writer, he often completed three novels a year, while his publisher would issue only one at a time. Twenty-five of his novels were published posthumously. His last, The Reef Girl, was published in 1977. Zane Grey died of heart failure on October 23 in Altadena, California, in 1939.

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