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by Tony Hillerman

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Title:The Best of the West: Anthology of Classic Writing From the American West, An
Authors:Tony Hillerman
Info:Harper Perennial (1992), Paperback, 544 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, Western, History

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Tony Hillerman's The Best of the West: An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West by Tony Hillerman (1991)



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This large anthology is divided into 15 parts with each one containing a number of short selections. Mostly nonfiction, there is a section for tall tales and another for fiction, and covers everything from the earliest explorers to traveling Route 66 in the 20th century. The authors of these short selections range from Meriwether Lewis John Wesley Powell to Eleanor McGovern and John Steinbeck. Sometimes a little dry but still fascinating and full of interesting nuggets of information about the Southwestern United States. A book to be read in small bits and an introduction to a lot of intriguing characters and authors. This is a book I wish I didn't have to return to the library!
  hailelib | Nov 7, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060923520, Paperback)

A sterling collection of classic and contemporary fiction and nonfiction evoking the unique spirit of the West and its people, selected and introduced by one of today's premier chroniclers of the Western landscape and a New York Times bestselling author.

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An extensive collection of Western fact and fiction, arranged by subject-e.g., explorers, settlers, cowboys, miners, women, Navajos. A leading chronicler of the Western landscape selects more than 150 pieces--fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary--that evoke the people and spirit of the West.… (more)

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