Download E-books Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride PDF

By Michael Wallis

“Countless books were written concerning the notorious outlaw ... this can be absolutely one of many best.”―Publishers Weekly, starred review

during this revisionist biography, award-winning historian Michael Wallis re-creates the wealthy anecdotal saga of Billy the child (1859–1881), a tender guy who turned a legend in his time and is still an enigma to today. In a unprecedented evocation of the mythical outdated West, Wallis demonstrates why the child has remained considered one of our most well-liked people heroes. jam-packed with dozens of infrequent pictures and interval pictures, Billy the Kid separates delusion from fact and offers an unforgettable portrait of this short and violent lifestyles.

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Download E-books Dogs in the Vineyard PDF

By D. Vincent Baker

You stand among God’s legislation and the simplest intentions of the weak.

You stand among God’s humans and their very own demons.

Sometimes it’s larger for one to die than for plenty of to endure. occasionally, puppy, occasionally you'll want to bring to an end the arm to avoid wasting the life.

Does the sinner deserve mercy?
Do the depraved deserve judgement?

They’re on your hands.

What is canine within the Vineyard?

The online game is determined in "a West that by no means really was"—loosely in response to the Mormon country of Deseret in pre-statehood Utah. avid gamers are "God's Watchdogs" (Dogs), who trip from city to city providing mail, supporting out the group and imposing the judgments of the real religion of the King of existence. this can contain something from supplying new interpretations to the town's Steward to executing heretics. canines have absolute authority in the religion, yet now not in the legislation of the Territorial Authority, and so their activities can result in clash with the govt within the East.

Mechanics

The online game contains a kind of clash answer, the place die rolls are utilized in poker-style bids.
Characters' information and features are represented by way of cube swimming pools. initially of a clash, the Gamemaster and different avid gamers make a decision what's at stake, verify which swimming pools are acceptable, and people are rolled at that time. the nature with the initiative places ahead a "raise" of 2 cube, whereas narrating a component of the clash that is necessary to his character's place within the clash. The opponent needs to reply via declaring a number of cube whose overall exceeds the whole of the cube that have been used to elevate, or "give"—i.e. lose the clash. If 3 or extra cube are wanted, the opponent suffers "fallout"—a destructive end result to be made up our minds on the finish of the clash. If just one die is required by means of the opponent, the assault has been "turned opposed to the attacker" and the die will be reused to elevate within the subsequent around. The opponent now starts a around through declaring cube which the 1st personality needs to fit, etc till one participant or the opposite provides. gamers could usher in new cube via "escalating" the clash, from non-physical (discussion) to actual (running away) to brawling after which to gunfighting. If the clash didn't commence with non-physical, avid gamers may possibly de-escalate from gunfighting to dialogue, even though it happens simply not often. The GM's algorithm in clash is especially easy: "Say sure, or roll dice."
One of the main powerful features of the procedure is "Town Creation" the place the ethical panorama of the city is specified by the shape of characters, their wishes, and what they've performed to one another. this provides the GM the power to ensure that basically attractive meaningfully within the city is attention-grabbing and making wins or losses less significant to them. via representing the townsfolk and their pursuits, instead of featuring a tactical problem, the GM is ready to pose fascinating questions of the gamers and provides them possibilities to pass judgement on their very own characters.

Awards

Indie RPG - 2004 - video game of the Year
"Dogs" is an noticeable selection - it manages to be an very unlikely factor. It's a hugely avant-garde role-playing process approximately Mormon missionaries within the outdated West and it appeals to just about everybody who offers it a try out. That's extraordinary, and but thoroughly deserving."
"Dogs within the winery is a unprecedented online game that is morally weighty, person pleasant, and attracts on suggestions from the complete background video game layout. The textual content is just like the online game in play, compact, hard-hitting, and resolute in its force to alter your lifestyles for the better."

Indie RPG - 2004 - such a lot cutting edge video game
"Dogs within the winery has proven that even the strangest video game will be gripping, and has set a brand new usual for mechanics that includes an escalating conflict."
"Dogs within the winery: "here's what you do now." All online game texts might be like this. It blows my brain that telling humans find out how to run the sport is an innovation, yet it's our greatest one this year."

Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming - 2005 - Nominee
Vincent Baker’s canine within the winery is as spare as Greek tragedy, and nearly uniquely between roleplaying video games, it really is designed to inform tales of comparable strength. utilizing the vintage framework of the Western, it units the scene for characters who needs to act decisively to revive morality to a global overgrown with sin. the ethical argument, neither handwaved nor infantilized, is the center of this online game. Combining the easiest of character-driven, mental roleplaying with cautious consciousness to surroundings and clash layout, in canines within the winery Baker produces an uncompromising exploration of justice and accountability, and a digital grasp category for video game designers in hitting what you shoot at.

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Download E-books Town Tamer (Shawn O'Brien, Book 1) PDF

By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

From acclaimed storytellers William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, who introduced us The Brothers O'Brien, comes an explosive new sequence that includes the gunslinging O'Brien who introduced peace, legislation, and order to the yank frontier... one bullet at a time.

Unlike his brothers Jacob, Sam and Patrick, Shawn O'Brien isn't content material to quiet down at the kinfolk ranch in New Mexico territory. along with his razor-sharp eye, lightning-fast draw, and burning thirst for justice, Shawn is carving out a name of his personal. As a city tamer he is taking the main harmful, lawless cities within the West and makes them secure for warm males, girls, and youngsters. while a stagecoach coincidence leaves Shawn stranded in Holy Rood, Utah, it doesn't take lengthy to achieve he's landed in a single ornery circle of hell. governed by way of a merciless and crafty crook-turned-merciless dictator named Hank Cobb, Holy Rood is set as unholy a spot as any at the frontier. someone who breaks Cobb's principles is critically punished. a person who defies Cobb's hooded henchmen dies via rope, stake, or guillotine.

But Shawn O'Brien isn't simply someone. He's town tamer. And this time, he's going to color town red...

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Download E-books Dust of the Damned PDF

By Peter Brandvold

Mankind has fought the battle opposed to ghouls of every kind because the starting of time. The final stronghold of evil within the identified global is the American frontier, yet for the way lengthy? Bounty hunter Uriah Zane and US marshal Aubrey Coffin are humanity's final wish to rid the realm, as soon as and for all, of this demon scourge...

The Hell's Angels are a gang of werewolves who've escaped from Hellsgarde Federal reformatory. initially they have been recruited out of japanese Europe through Abraham Lincoln to mercilessly tear the Confederates into submission at Gettysburg, hence finishing the Civil battle. however the Hell's Angels by no means again domestic. They headed west-to sign up for the legions of different ghouls...

Armed with an arsenal of guns, the deadliest being Marshal Aubrey Coffin, infamous ghoul-hunter Uriah Zane needs to cease the hordes of form- transferring creatures pushing west. Aided by means of a stunning Mexican witch and necromancer, werebeasts are looking out the deserts for a coveted key, a key which can provide the ghouls eternal lifestyles and ultimate dominion over the earth-with people as their servants.

But first they need to face the wrath of Zane, a guy who is familiar with higher than so much the twisted soul of the wolves....

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Download E-books Little Big Man: A Novel PDF

By Thomas Berger

“The fact is usually made from little details which sound ridiculous while repeated.” So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger’s 1964 masterpiece of yankee fiction, Little substantial Man. Berger claimed the Western as critical literature with this savage and epic account of 1 man’s awesome double life.

After surviving the bloodbath of his pioneer relatives, ten-year-old Jack is followed via an Indian leader who nicknames him Little colossal guy. As a Cheyenne, he feasts on puppy, loves 4 better halves, and sees his humans butchered through horse squaddies commanded through normal George Armstrong Custer. Later, dwelling as a white guy once again, he hunts the buffalo to near-extinction, tangles with Wyatt Earp, cheats Wild invoice Hickok, and fights within the conflict of Little Bighorn along Custer himself—a guy he’d sworn to kill. Hailed via The Nation as “a seminal event,” Little gigantic Man is a novel literary success that, like its hero, simply will get greater with age.

Praise for Little large Man
 
“An epic corresponding to Mark Twain may need given us.”—Henry Miller
 
“The absolute best novel ever in regards to the American West.”The long island occasions publication Review
 
“Spellbinding . . . [Crabb] absolutely has to be the most delightfully absurd fictional fossils ever unearthed.”Time
 
“Superb . . . Berger’s good fortune in shooting the issues of view and emotional surroundings of a vanished period is uncanny. His ability in characterization, his narrative strength and his a little bit cynical humor are all outstanding.”The big apple Times

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Download E-books John Ermine of the Yellowstone PDF

By Frederic Remington, Gary Scharnhorst

No one knew how the blue-eyed, blond-haired white child got here to be deserted, however the Crow tribe that discovered him raised him as one in all its personal. As he grew into formative years, White Weasel used to be taken to Crooked-Bear, a white guy who had in the past deserted society for a solitary mountain lifestyles and who acted as counselor to the Crow elders. less than Crooked-Bear’s tutelage, White Weasel was once schooled in white methods and rechristened John Ermine. Frederic Remington’s compelling story relates Ermine’s profitable reintroduction into white society, his heroic exploits as a scout within the army, and his starting to be curiosity in a white woman, leave out Katherine Searles. In his love for Katherine, Ermine needs to face the complexities and inequalities of yankee society. even if American tradition might laud Ermine's army prowess and private integrity, when you consider that he's “wild” he can by no means really upward push throughout the ranks of society. it really is inevitable that Ermine’s tale results in tragedy.
John Ermine of the Yellowstone is either an epic Western within the vintage feel and a posh story that captures the clash among ecu americans and local americans within the Wild West. John Ermine is the tragic personality stuck among cultures, not able to assimilate totally into both. Famed artist Frederic Remington makes use of his pen to show the irreparable stalemate among teams of individuals in an untamed West whereas creating a relocating argument for the maintenance of a very wild western front.

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Download E-books The Drop Edge of Yonder PDF

By Rudolph Wurlitzer

Time Out New York's number 1 top e-book of 2008.

"[A] humorous, inquisitive novel [that] asks readers to think again their rules of the Western frontier and private freedom." —Jeffrey Trachtenberg, Wall road Journal

"May be the main hallucinogenic western you are going to ever seize within the motion picture residence of your mind's eye." —Erik Davis, Bookforum

"A picaresque American Book of the Dead... within the culture of Thomas Pynchon, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Terry Southern." —David Ulin, Los Angeles instances e-book Review

"Should be in addition often called whatever via Cormac McCarthy, Steve Erickson, or Jim Harrison." —Paul DiFilippo, Barnes & Noble Review

“Rudolph Wurlitzer takes no prisoners. An uncompromising, wild, and woolly tale.”—Sam Shepard

“Sam Beckett with a six-gun and a sack of rattlesnakes.”—Gary Indiana

"Where has Rudy Wurlitzer been for the final fifteen years? The psychological vacationer who gave us Nog and the Two-Lane Blacktop screenplay takes one other imaginative and prescient quest, this time into the outdated American West. His mapping of mythic and sacred landscapes and his skill to differentiate among diversified tribal world-views makes this a really revealing conversation."—KCRW's Bookworm

In his 5th novel, Rudolph Wurlitzer has written a vintage story of the Western frontier and created one among his so much memorable characters in Zebulon, a mountain guy whose view of lifestyles has been challenged through a curse from a mysterious local American girl whose lover he inadvertently murdered.

The Drop fringe of Yonder starts off within the mountains of Colorado and leads to the some distance reaches of the Northwest, a trip that incorporates the beginnings of a Mexican revolution, a voyage around the Gulf of Mexico to Panama, and up the coast of California to San Francisco and the gold fields. alongside the path, Zebulon turns into excited by a chain of tragic love triangles, witnesses the dying of his father and mother, and confronts the age-old questions of lifestyles, love, and death.

Rudolph Wurlitzer is the writer of the novels Nog, Flats, Quake, and Slow Fade, and the nonfiction booklet, Hard shuttle to Sacred Places. between his twelve produced screenplays are Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Two Lane Blacktop, Voyager, Walker, and Little Buddha.

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Download E-books Butcher's Crossing (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

In his nationwide booklet Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams exposed the secrets and techniques of old Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely clever, superbly written western, Williams dismantles the myths of recent America.

It is the 1870s, and should Andrews, fired up by way of Emerson to hunt “an unique relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas city at the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is jam-packed with stressed males trying to find how one can earn money and how you can waste it. prior to lengthy Andrews moves up a friendship with considered one of them, a guy who regales Andrews with stories of sizeable herds of buffalo, prepared for the taking, hidden away in a stunning valley deep within the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to hitch in an excursion to trace the animals down. the adventure out is grueling, yet on the finish is a spot of paradisal richness. as soon as there, besides the fact that, the 3 males abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so stuck up in killing buffalo that they lose all experience of time. iciness quickly overtakes them: they're snowed in. subsequent spring, half-insane with cabin fever, chilly, and starvation, they stagger again to Butcher’s Crossing to find a global as irremediably replaced as they've been.

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Download E-books The Abilene Trail PDF

By Dusty Richards

More than a million Ralph Compton Books in Print!

With 8 hundred head of farm animals to force north, Ben McCullough is hoping on the aid of his ex-sergeant, Hap. yet nature's worst parts are not anything in comparison to the chance that awaits them-a gang of outlaws decided to rustle the herd...

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Download E-books A Million Ways to Die in the West PDF

By Seth MacFarlane

From the author of Family Guy and director of Ted comes a hilarious first novel that reinvents the Western.
 
Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is bored to death with the cruel lifetime of the yank frontier, the place it sort of feels every thing and something can kill you: Duels at excessive midday. Barroom brawls. toxic snakes. Cholera-infected consuming water. Tumbleweed abrasion. anything known as “toe-foot.” Even a visit to the outhouse. definite, there are 1000000 how you can die within the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to prevent all of them. a few humans imagine that makes him a coward. Albert calls it logic. but if his female friend dumps him for the main unbearable man on the town, Albert comes to a decision to struggle back—even although he can’t shoot, trip, or throw a punch. thankfully, he groups up with a stunning gunslinger who’s difficult sufficient for the either one of them. Unfortunately, she’s married to the most important, meanest, such a lot jealous badass at the frontier. seems Albert has simply came upon 1000000 and one how one can die within the West.

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