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Bad Lands A Novel

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ISBN-10: 022641261X

ISBN-13: 9780226412610

Edition: 2016

Authors: Oakley Hall

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It's 1883 in Johnson County, in the old Dakota Territory--a rugged, wide-open landscape of rolling, red earth, prairie, and cattle as far as the eye can see. But the land is closing, the "Beef Bonanza" is ending, and the free-range cattlemen are stuck watching a way of life disappear in a blaze of drought and gunfire.An action-packed western from one of the masters of the genre, Oakley Hall's The Bad Lands blends round-ups and rustlers, whorehouses and land grabs, shoot-outs and the threat of hangings in a tale of the war between the cowboys and the cattle barons. But more than this, it is an elegy to the wild beauty of the badlands before the ranchers moved in, chased off the free-rangers,…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/10/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction, including The Downhill Racers, Warlock, The Bad Lands & Separations. For twenty years, he was professor English & director of programs in writing at the University of California at Irvine. He is also the director of the Squaw Valley Writing Program. In 1998, he received a PEN center USA West Award of Honor for a lifetime of literary achievement. He lives in San Francisco.