Best of the West An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

ISBN-10: 0060923520

ISBN-13: 9780060923525

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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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List price: $18.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/23/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

As a journalist, Hillerman has worked for newspapers in Oklahoma and for UPI. He has been a political reporter in Santa Fe, a professor of journalism and chair of the journalism department at the University of New Mexico, and assistant to the president of that university. The American Southwest and its landscape and peoples, particularly the Navajo, are the focus for many of Hillerman's mysteries. He hopes that people learn more about Native Americans and their cultures by reading his books, and he draws upon their many traditions and stories for his novels. Thus, as people read Hillerman's work, they are learning about another culture and history as well as enjoying a finely crafted mystery. His two detectives---Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn---first came together in Skinwalkers (1987). Tony Hillerman's many honors include the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar & Grand Master awards, the Silver Spur Award for best novel set in the West, & the Navajo tribe's Special Friend Award. His best-selling novels include "The First Eagle", "The Fallen Man", & "Finding Moon".

In the Beginning . . .
New Mexico's Mystery Stone
The Message in the Bottle
Drake's Brass Plaque
The Real Manila Galleon
The Long Way Home
The Stone Thoen Found
Boulders Taller than the Great Tower of Seville
"The Most Sublime Spectacle on Earth"
Fifty Leagues of Silver
Captain Jose Zuniga's Report
Are We Prisoners of War?
The Russians in California
The Original Westerners
Ishi, The Last One Left Alive
The Man Who Killed the Deer
The Pacifist Warrior
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Colter's Run
"Can You Blot Out Those Stars?"
"I Will Fight No More Forever"
The Navajos
The Murder of Narbona
Barboncito's Plea
The Hogan
Laughing Boy
The Death of Old Man Hat
The Hispanos
The Muleteers
Brothers of the Light
Blessing the Animals
A Santa Fe Fandango
Frontier Life
The Burning Bush
A Twenty-Dollar Christmas Ball
Christmas in Round Valley
"A Rather Pretentious Sod House"
"Quite Discouraged and Impatient for His Death . . ."
The Bashful Trapper
"And the Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day"
The $175,000 Sack of Flour
How Americans Get Ahead
J. C. Penney's First Day
Wolf Willow
The Melting Pot
Basques in Nevada
Nails and Whiskey
Death Valley Scotty's Story
Burial Customs at Fort Pierre
The Harvard Cowboy
The Spree at the End of the Trail
Charlie Siringo's Flirtation
"I Threw My Timid Friend a Bisquit"
The Cowboy Strike
The First Rodeos
The Chuck Wagon
When You Call Me That, Smile!
Tall Tales and Practical Jokes
The Travelling Stones, and Other Such Affairs
The First Jumping Frog
How Trout Survive Mountain Winters
"I Am Not Aware That Anyone Has Been Born Lately"
I Paint the Truth Just as It Is
The Buffalo Corral and Milking Pen
The Greasewood Golf Course
The Badger Fight
"Anything That Will Make Money"
"Genial If Rambunctious"
How the Ski Came to Snow Country
The Emperor of California
Schlatter the Healer
Law West of the Pecos
How Phoenix Got Its Name
Uncle Dick Wootton
Culture Comes to Virginia City
The Mines
Gold Only Waiting to Be Gathered Up
"Something Shining in the Bottom of the Ditch"
"Men Living Like Coyotes"
Sutro's Tunnel
Growing Up in Bonanza Town
Boyhood at the Chloride Flat
The Sun River Stampede
The Post-Hole Banks
There's Gems in Them Thar Hills
"A Pretty Hoorah Place"
Now the Prairie Life Begins!
The Pregnant Private
Great Western, the Army's Amazon
Doing the Washing
"A Ball Put in Your Carcass"
Rags to Riches to Rags
And from Rags to Riches to Starvation
Biscuits, Coffee and Beans
Greasy Meals, Infested with Lazy Flies
Contempt of Court
Goldfield Booms
Law and Disorder
Missed Four Thousand Times
The Marquis de Peralta
"It Began with Wrong and Outrage"
The Real Billy the Kid
Billy's Alive, and So Is Jesse
That Famous Shootout at the O.K. Corral
The Soldier of Fortune
"No Complaint Was Made Against Him"
Taking Politics Seriously
The Hanging Windmill
More Action at Hanging Windmill
The Johnson County War
Over the Oregon Trail
Thus the First Mail Was Brought on Camels
Aubry's Great Ride
"Without Any Thing to Eat but the Dead"
"Goodbye, Death Valley"
"Fifteen-Hundred Hats Were Lost Yearly"
The Great Wagon-Train Swindle
Horace Greeley's Wild Ride
What the Travel Agent Doesn't Tell You
Cold Feet
A Revolver Is an Admirable Tool . . .
The Desert Traveler's Kit
How Exquisitely Pleasant, How Cosy and Delightful!
The Race for Raton Pass
The Continent Is Joined
They Do Not Drink, Fight, or Strike
The Rawhide Railroad
185 Miles in Fifteen Hours and Twenty Minutes
Finally, Behind the Wheel!
Steinbeck's Highway 66
The Military
The Last Word from the Alamo
The Mormon Battalion
"We Have Come Amongst You"
Paddy Graydon's Civil War
Custer's Last Letter Home
Mrs. Custer Hears the News
The Western Way with Words
"Jose Maria Martin! Stand Up!"
"Stand Up, Ye Son-of-a-Bitch"
Why Wilderness?
"The Dirty Nincompoop Who Edits That Journal"
"To The World!!"
"I Ask: What Is Life?"
The Rules of the Game
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
Cabin Fever
Honey in the Horn
"It Must Be Something Exciting"
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