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The First Fast Draw

by Louis L'Amour

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East Texas wasn‚??t much of a home for Cullen Baker. Few liked him, and some even tried to kill him. Yet after three hard years of wandering, he‚??s come back to farm the land that‚??s rightfully his. Only Cullen‚??s in for an unwelcome homecoming: his neighbors have long memories, the Reconstructionists have greedy hearts, and his worst enemy has teamed up with a vicious outlaw. But Cullen isn‚??t about to back down. Instead, he‚??s intent on perfecting a new way of gunfighting: the fast draw. And now, with enemies closing in on three sides and threatening the woman he loves, he‚??ll have to be faster than lightning‚??and twice as deadly‚??just to… (more)

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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
After the Civil War in which he only participated in one guerrilla raid, Cullen Baker returned to his father's farm in northern Texas. Knowing that there were people there who would harm him, he tried to keep his farming activities quiet. When his enemies found out he was back, they tried to take him out by lynching but it was prevent by a woman who refused to leave the scene.

After many escapes from bondage and jail, he and some friends faced his enemies, killed the lot and fled west to a land where they were unknown and could live in peace. This is a slower L'Amour effort but there is still a lot of action. ( )
  lamour | Dec 22, 2023 |
Quality dime novel style western. L’Amour had a near ( )
  Whiskey3pa | Sep 16, 2020 |
Read like the standard b-grade western; nothing outstanding, and became pretty dull after about 1/3 of the novel--stereotypical rigidity. Be that as it may, it won't stop me from reading L'Amour's other novels. ( )
  HankIII | Jul 26, 2010 |
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Fiction. Western. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:

East Texas wasn‚??t much of a home for Cullen Baker. Few liked him, and some even tried to kill him. Yet after three hard years of wandering, he‚??s come back to farm the land that‚??s rightfully his. Only Cullen‚??s in for an unwelcome homecoming: his neighbors have long memories, the Reconstructionists have greedy hearts, and his worst enemy has teamed up with a vicious outlaw. But Cullen isn‚??t about to back down. Instead, he‚??s intent on perfecting a new way of gunfighting: the fast draw. And now, with enemies closing in on three sides and threatening the woman he loves, he‚??ll have to be faster than lightning‚??and twice as deadly‚??just to

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