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Western Writers of America defines "Western" as a genre as: "works dependent in whole or in part on settings, characters, conditions, or customs indigenous to the American West or early frontier."
Irving Bacheller: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE LIGHT IN THE CLEARING, A Tale of the North Country in the Time of Silas Wright [New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1st thus Photoplay edition, issued from 1917 1st edition plates, adding new illustrations from the 1921 silent film] Dustwrapper shows a wilderness cabin. Set early in the 1800s in Missouri Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns William Bruce Bacon: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Paul Bagdon: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Lee Ross Bailey: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Lew Baines: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Wayne Baize: winner, 1981 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Cover Art: * "A Touch of Winter" [Quarter Horse Journal] A. A. Baker: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Madeline Baker / Amanda Ashley: Westerns/Romance author; see: Westerns/Romance authors H. R. Bakst: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} F. H. Balch: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE BRIDGE OF THE GODS: A Romance of Indian Oregon [1890; Chicago: McClurg, 1921] Eight elegant illustration plates by L. Maynard Dixon (which first appeared in a 1902 edition). Author & publisher prefaces. "Five heroic fantasy novelettes form an epic of the peoples on both sides of the Columbia in ancient days when a gargantuan bridge spanned the ferocious river." Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Eve Ball: winner, 1974 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Subject: * "Buried Money" [True West Magazine] [tied with "The Other Nevadan" by Robert Laxalt, National Geographic Magazine] David Ballantine: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Todhunter Ballard: winner, 1965 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Historical Novel: * Gold in California (Doubleday) (tied with Mountain Man by Vardis Fisher [Morrow]) Jack Ballas: Member, Western Writers of America: Jack Ballas home page Don Balluck: winner, 1965 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for TV Script: * "Knights of the White Camelia" ["Father Murphy" series] Stan Banash: Member, Western Writers of America: Stan Banash home page V. J. Banis: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Leo W. Banks: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Mark Bannerman: pen name of Westerns author Anthony C. Lewing, author of some 20 novels; Novels include: * Grand Valley Fued * The Beckoning Noose * Escape to Purgatory * Frank Riddle: Frontiersman * The Early Lynching * Renegade Rose * Man With No Yesterday * Trail to Redemption * Comanchero Rendezvous * The Pinkerton Man * Ride Into Destiny * The Frontiersman * Galvanized Yankee * Railroaded * Lust to Kill * Blind Trail * Bender's Boot * The Saga of Nelly's Nipple George Barclay, Jr.: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Eileen Barish: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Becky Barker: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Elliott Barker: winner, 1971 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Nonfiction: * Western Life and Adventures [Calvin Horn] Jane Valentine Barker: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} S. Omar Barker: winner of the 1955 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Short Story: * "Bad Company" [Saturday Evening Post] also, winner of the 1966 Spur Award for Best Short Material: * "Empty Saddles at Christmas" [Western Horseman] Marian E. Barnes: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} J. W. Baron: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Desmond Barry: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Charlie Barstow: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Arthur C. Bartlett: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * GUMPY, SON OF SPUNK: The Story of a Little Sled Dog with a Big Heart [New York: Cupples & Leon, 1930] Dustwrapper shows colorful pictorial of sled dogs in action. Inserted frontis plate, more sled dog action. "A heroic dog story of the far northwest, beginning with an unlikely candidate for sled team success." Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Wayne Barton: winner of the 1980 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Subject: * "One Man's Code" [Far West] also, 1981 Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Best First Novel): * Ride Down the Wind [Doubleday] Williams Barton: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Nevada Barr: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * Bittersweet [Paperback; September 1999] R.A. Bartlett: winner, 1962 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction: * Great Surveys of the American West [University of Oklahoma Press] George Bartram: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Milton R. Bass: Novels: * The "JORY" Novel Series (Gunfighter in Texas) * Jory [Putnam, 1969] * Mister Jory [Putnam, 1976] * Sheriff Jory [Signet, 1987] * Gunfighter Jory [Signet, 1987] C. A. Bauer: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Marion Dane Bauer: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Susan Baumgartner: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Rex Beach: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE CRIMSON GARDENIA & Other Tales of Adventure. NY: Burt, issued from 1916 Harper 1st edition plates. VG crimson cloth. Inserted frontispiece shows a riotous Mardi Gras scene in New Orleans, illustrating the thrilling title story. Though best known for his westerns, Beach's broader talents are reflected here. "Rope's End" is a rather swashbuckling heroic tale of old Haiti, while "Inocencio" is a Carribean sea tale of a schooner's captain. More in line with what he's best known for is "The Wag-Lady" set in pioneer gold rush days in Alaska; "Told in the Storm" is a terror tale told in a tavern at midnight. "Man Proposes" is a hard-hitting tale of a man attempting suicide by opium overdose with mystical undertones. The rest are tales of Alaska & the Yukon, "When the Mail Came In," "The Weight of Obligation," "The Stampede," "McGill" & "The Brand." $17.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * THE WINDS OF CHANCE. NY: Burt, issued from 1918 Harper first edition plates. About VG in pictorial dustwrapper chipped at corners. Inserted frontispiece by J. Henry. "A vivid romance of Gold Rush days in Alaska." $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Amelia Bean: winner, 1958 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Historical Novel: * The Fancher Train [Doubleday] Frederic Bean: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; {to be done} Frederic Bean Novels include: * Hell's Half Acre * Black Gold Conger Beasley, Jr.: winner, 1995 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Nonfiction-Contemporary: * We Are A People In This World [University of Arkansas Press] Patricia Beatty: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Frederick R. Bechdolt: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE TREE OF DEATH. NY: Caxton House, 1937. 1939; Fine in dw with closed tears at head & heal of spine. You can see this attractive pictorial jacket Here! "On the New Mexico Ranch of Sam Brink, ruthless ruler of the Border Country, stood a tree named by the Vaqueros 'The Tree of Death.' In its sinister shadow plans were hatched which brought death & betrayal to their victims, the ranchmen of Two Rivers." $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns P. A. Bechko: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Michael Bedard: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Ralph Robert Beer: winner, 1979 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Western Novel: * The Blind Corral [Viking] Sean Belanger: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Robert Bell: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} James Bellah: winner, 1979 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Subject: * "Jason Glendauer's Watch" [Far West] Dell Beman: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Nathaniel Benchley: winner, 1972 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Juvenile Fiction: * Only Earth & Sky Last Forever [Harper & Row] Don Bendell: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Texas Bix Bender: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Robert Ames Bennet: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * A VOLUNTEER WITIH PIKE: The True Narrative of One Dr. John Robinson & of His Love for the Fair Senorita Vallois. Chicago: McClurg, 1909. 1st. About VG color pictorial binding. Cover illustration & four interior full color plates are by Charlotte Weber-Detzler. The tale opens in 1805 in Capital City (Washington, D.C.) & develops into a swashbuckling romance of westward exploraton & encounters with Native America & Spanish America. Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * GUNS ON THE RIO GRANDE. NY: Triangle, 1938. 1st Triangle edition, 1934. Fine in VG dw depicting hard rider shooting over his shoulder. View this action dustwrapper Here! Heroic fast-draw artist versus a psychotic lawman: "Dave Telford had shot his way out of many tough spots, but he was never in such danger as when he fell in with Sheriff Greer & his four killers." $25.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Dwight Bennett: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Emerson Bennett (1822-1905) : {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] D. R. Bensen: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} D. R. Benson: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} John Benteen: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} David Bergantino & Jerome Preisler: Westerns co-authors; Novels include: * {to be done} Thomas Berger: Westerns author (1924-): also writes Mystery/Suspense; {to be done} Novels include: * Little Big Man [Paperback; October 1989] adapted to fine film {hotlink to be done} * The Return of Little Big Man [Paperback; March 2000] Don Berry: winner, 1962 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Historical Novel: * Moon Trap [Viking] Bruce Bethke & Jim Thomas: Westerns co-authors; Novels include: * {to be done} William W. Bevis: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Jack Bickham: Westerns author {to be done} Jack M. Bickman: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Ray Billington: winner of the 1966 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Nonfiction: * America's Frontier Heritage [Holt Rinehart & Winston] Archie Binns: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * MIGHTY MOUNTAIN. Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1940. Edition not stated. About Fine in lightly edgeworn dustwrapper, viewable Here! A tale of the settling of Washington Territory in the 1850s. The portrait of white malevolence toward native peoples is rather unexpected for this period of western writing. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Hoffman Birney: Westerns author; winner of the 1953 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Reviewer (New York Times); Novels include: * KING OF THE MESA. NY: Grosset & Dunlap [issued from 1927 Penn Publishing first edition plates]. Fine in full color pictorial dw with a single one-inch closed tear & half-inch chip out of rear panel; this is an excellent wrap-around illustration of a pioneer log cabin setting (rear) & the central characters (front). View the wrap-around Here! A well-meaning tenderfood struggling to establish himself on an inherited ranch, a hardened & rancher with nevertheless an appreciation for beauty & literature & who is crippled from the waist down, a Navaho band, & pretty Natalie fresh from the east -- & a secret purpose to the hardened rancher's ruthlessness -- add up to "one of the finest plots & colorful backgrounds you've ever found in a western story." $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns D. J. Bishop: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Lee Bishop: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Pike Bishop: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Ron Bishop: winner, 1971 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for TV Script: * "Lynotte" ["Gun Smoke" series] Alan H. Black: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Baxter Black: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Dan Black: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Michelle Black: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Will Black: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Tom W. Blackburn: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Clifford Blair: Novels: * The "TOM LANGSTON and SHARON EASTON" Novel Series (Oklahoma Territory) * The Guns of Sacred Heart [Walker, 1991] * Storm Over the Lightning [Walker, 1993] Edward Blair: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} James Carlos Blake: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Michael Blake: winner, 1990 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Motion Picture screenplay: * "Dances With Wolves" Mike Blakely: Member, Western Writers of America: Mike Blakely home page Western Author and Musician Mike Blakely, web site is on his books and his music. John Blaze: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Win Blevins: winner, 1995 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Novel of the West: * Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse [Forge Books] Winfred Blevins: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Paul Block: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Joan W. Blos: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Stephen Bly: Member, Western Writers of America: www.blybooks.com home page Stephen A. Bly: Westerns author, also writes Mystery/Susepense; Novels include: * {to be done} J. D. Bodine: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Jack Bodine: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Charles Boeckman: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Johnny D. Boggs: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Johnny D. Boggs: Member, Western Writers of America: Johnny D. Boggs home page Frederick W. Boling: Westerns author; Member, Western Writers of America: Novels include: * {to be done} Fredrick Boling home page Frank Bonham: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Carlton L. Bonilla: winner of the 1999 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Nonfiction: * "A South Dakota Rendezvous" [South Dakota History] Cindy Bonner: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Jack Bonner: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} James Calder Boone: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Edwin Booth: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Geoffrey Boothroyd: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Frank Bosworth: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} J. L. Bouma: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} John Bowen: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Peter Bowen: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Russ Bowen: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} B. M. Bower: Westerns author: B. M. Bower e-text online: A large collection of Bower Western novels and other Western writers at Arthur's Classic Novels Jean of the Lazy A B. M. Bower Western US stories online at University of Virginia. Novels include: * THE LONESOME TRAIL. NY: Grosset & Dunlap [issued from 1909 Dillingham 1st edition plates]. VG pictorial cloth, in colorful dustwrapper with edgewear & a one-inch triangle piece out of the bottom front edge; still pretty attractive as can be seen Here! The title novella regards Will "Weary" Davidson who has lost his taste for ranch life & foolishly attempts life in the city but is soon driven back to his Montana home. There are also six short stories mostly centering around the lives of the cowboys of the Flying U Ranch in Montana, including Weary Davidson. A classic. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * THE RANCH AT THE WOLVERINE. NY: Triangle, 1942; issued from 1914 Little Brown 1st edition plates. Fine in VG dw showing cabin & characters on sagebrush desert ranch; view this dustwrapper Here! Sturdy men & women conquering the wilderness of pioneer Idaho. $25.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * CABIN FEVER. Phila: Blakiston/Triangle, 1945; issued from 1918 Little Brown 1st edition plates. Pictorial cloth has one ding in it, in the same spot where the dustwrapper has a closed tea. Otherwise VG in edgeworn dw showing cabin in the wilderness, viewable Here! "A two-year old boy transforms life for two hard-bitten gold miners." $20.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * COW COUNTRY. NY: Triangle, 1944, 1st Triangle edition issued from 1921 Little Brown first edition plates. About Fine in VG dw showing cowpoke on horse amidst cattle alongside mountain stream. View this dustwrapper Here! Set in Little Lost Valley of Pioneer Idaho. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * WHITE WOLVES. Phila: Blakiston/Triangle, 1946; first Triangle edition issued from 1927 Little Brown first edition plates. About Fine in VG dw, showing armed catttle rustlers altering steer's brand. View this dustwrapper Here! The wolves are a gang of criminals preying upon the Missouri cattlemen's ranches. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Terrell L. Bowers: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE MASKED COWPOKE. NY: Avalon, 1985. 1st/Fine/Fine. To keep a woman out of the clutches of a fierce thief & murderer, Johnny Dystra & his partner Rusty don masks & kidnap Lysette Porter on her wedding day. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Sam Bowie: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Doug Bowman: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels include: * {to be done} Bruce Boxleitner: * Frontier Earth [November 1999] Hardcover actually Science Fiction, despite its Western title James Boyd (1888-1944): {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] William J. Boyd: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} G. G. Boyer: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Glenn G. Boyer: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Leigh Brackett: Best known for Science Fiction, she also wrote Westerns; winner, 1963 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Novel: * Follow the Free Wind [Doubleday] Other Western Novels: * Rio Bravo [1959] adapted to movie; her own screenplay see also: authorsB: Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide she wrote in that genre, too James A. Braden: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE TRAIL OF THE SENECA. Akron: Saalfield, 1936. Saalfield does not indicate editions. VG pictorial binding in VG dw, an Indian scene which can be viewed Here! Frontis by R. G. Vosburgh. Not only about the Seneca, but about persecution of women for purported witchcraft. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Concho Bradley: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Taylor Bradley: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Brenda Bradshaw: Member, Western Writers of America: Brenda Bradshaw home page Bill Bragg: winner, 1979 Spur Award (Special Award) of the Western Writers of America; also, 1983 Spur Award for Short Subject (Fiction): * "The Ten Sleep Mail" [as William F. Bragg, Jr.] [Pruett Publishing Co.] John Brand: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Max Brand: pseudonym of Westerns (and many other genres) author Frederick Faust (1892-1944): Frederick Faust (Max Brand): The Max Brand/Frederick Faust Web Site Official web site owned by the writer's heirs. Novels include: * DESTRY RIDES AGAIN. NY: Triangle, 1941 [printed from 1930 Dodd Mead 1st edition plates]. VG in chipped & edgeworn dw, thrilling pictorial of Destry leaping forward with pistol half drawn. The jacket says "The novel from which the movie starring Marlene Dietrich was made" but that's the only reference in or out of the book that would qualify it as a Photoplay edition. $25.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * THE LONGHORN FEUD. NY: Triangle, 1941 [of 1933 Dodd Mead title]. VG in dw with chips & short closed tears, none of the tears reach the color pictorial of a gunman in action; this dw can be viewed Here! "A story packed with action, with rangy cowmen fanning bullets through every page. Barry Litton is a likeable dare devil with a genuine Western way with a horse & a magic draw" [from dw]. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * THE LONG CHANCE. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927, issued from 1941 Dodd Mead 1st edition plates. Fine in lightly edgeworn dustwrapper which can be viewed Here! "Same cross was a man to be reckoned with down at the trading post on the border. There wasn't an hombre in the West who could outshot or outfight him. But when Marshall O'Rourke stood up to him & called him a hired killer, something snapped..." [from dw flap]. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * SILVERTIP'S SEARCH. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1933. 1945; Fine in VG barely worn dw. Preview this dustwrapper Here! Sharp-witted, sure-shooting cowboy Silvertip takes on a job for a peg-legged judge -- to find his missing son -- & is soon at odds with an outlaw gang. The tales in Brand's Silvertip series are among his most appealing. $27.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * THE WHITE CHEYENNE. NY: Dodd Mead, 1960. 1st/VG+in pictorial dw with minor creasing; you can see this jacket Here! First hardcover publication; the tale was previously serialized in issues of a 1925/26 Street & Smith magazine. Terry Rivers, black sheep of an artistocratic Southern family, fled West with the law in hot pursuit. In Zander City he won respect with his whip, fists & gun, & won the friendship of a white Indian. $40.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * RIDE THE WILD TRAIL. NY: Dodd Mead, 1966. 1st/VG+ in VG mildly corner-worn pictorial dw. This was the first book-appearance of an action-oriented western adventure novel that had appeared only as a Street & Smith magazine serial 1931/1932. A wilderness tale of a hunter who becomes the hunted. $32.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * FUGITIVES' FIRE. NY: Putnam, 1978. 1st/Fine in VG dw having one half-inch closed tear. A Paul Torridon adventure never previously published in book form, the story originally appeared in a 1928 issue of the pulp Western Story Magazine. Torridon, a prisoner within the Cheyenne nation, gains his captors' respect by seemingly supernatural powers. But when push comes to shove, it is his horse & gun that will save him. $25.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * RIDERS OF THE SILENCES. NY: Dodd Mead, 1986. 1st thus; Fine in Fine dw. The true 1st was published in 1920 as by John Frederick. Pierre le Rouge came down from the far North to avenge his father, slain by the fast-gun McGurk. "Max Brand is at his gripping best in this story about a band of reckless, hard-riding killers who swept through the shadows of a terrified range." $20.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns * OUTLAW TAMER. NY: Dodd Mead, 1988. 1st thus; true first was Chelsea House, 1927, an edition that today values between $200 & $300; & the first edition to appear as by Max Brand, since the pseudonym David Manning was used previously. Fine in Fine dustwrapper. A man regarded by many to be a halfwit with an knack for taming wild horses & bulls finally rebels against his mistreatment. $20.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Dale Brandon: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Lyle Brandt: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Peter Brandvold: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Howard R. Bratton: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Matt Braun: Full name: Matthew Braun: Member, Western Writers of America: winner, 1976 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Historical Novel: * The Kincaids [Putnam's] Matt Braun home page Jack Brennan: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Bill Brett: winner of the 1985 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Fiction: * "The Way It Was Told to Me" [WS Enterprises] Guy Brewer: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} John Brick: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Johnny M. Bride: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Lynn Bridgers: winner of the 1998 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Nonfiction-Biography: * Death's Deceiver [University of New Mexico Press] Ben Bridges: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Carl Briggs: winner of the 1983 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Nonfiction: * Quarterdeck and Saddlehorn [Arthur H. Clarke] co-author Clyde Trudell Carol Ryrie Brink & Mary E. Reed: Westerns co-authors; Novels include: * {to be done} Allen P. Bristow: winner of the 1999 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Fiction: * "Secrets of the Lost Cannon" [Acorn] Stuart Brock: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels include: * {to be done} Bill Brooks: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} L. J. Brooksby: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Robert W. Broomall: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} H. B. Broome: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Sigmund Brouwer: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels include: * {to be done} Ann Brown: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Bill Brown: Nonfiction books edited include: * Reading the West: An Anthology of Dime Westerns Dee Brown (1908-): Westerns author : {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] Irene Bennett Brown: winner of the 1967 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Juvenile: * Before the Lark [Atheneum] J.P.S. Brown: author of Western novels, fiction and nonfiction J.P.S. Brown: Novels include: * The Outfit * Native Born Lois Brown: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Sam Brown: Westerns author {to be done} Will C. Brown: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Belmore Browne: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE QUEST OF THE GOLDEN VALLEY, A Story of Adventure in Alaska [New York: Putnam, 1916]. Slight flecking of the pictorial binding, mainly VG. Probably a 1928 printing of the corrected Second Edition, judging by the dated owner's signature on the front flyleaf. Eight illustration plates by the author, who was a noted naturalist, mountain climber, sculptor & Western wildlife painter in addition writing adventure novels. This is a novel about mountain climbing & hunting with dog & rifle, & finding gold, in the harsh wilderness of old Alaska, with a Jack Londonesque "survival of the fittest" theme. This is rare in any printing. $45.00 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Margaret Brownley: Westerns/Romance author; see: Westerns/Romance authors Dave Broyles: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Roger Bruhn: winner of the 1990 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Cover Art: * Dreams in Dry Places Howard Bryan: winner of the 1994 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Short Nonfiction: * "Incredible Elfego Baca" [Clear Light] Kele Bryan: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Will Bryant: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} James David Buchanan: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Eve Bunting: winner of the 1995 Storyteller Award of the Western Writers of America for: * Dandelions, story by Eve Bunting, illustrations by Greg Shed [Harcourt Brace] Robert O. Burgess: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} James Lee Burke: Westerns author; also writes Mystery/Suspense; Novels include: * {to be done} Thomas Burke: Westerns author; also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels include: * {to be done} Joe Burkett: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} A. G. Burkhart, Jr.: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Brian Burks: winner of the 2000 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Juvenile Fiction: * Wrango [Harcourt Brace & Co.] Elizabeth Burleson: winner of the 1967 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Best Juvenile Fiction: * Middl'un [Follett] Frank Burleson: * Novels: * The "APACHE WARS" Saga * Devil Dance [Penguin, 1997] * others {to be done} W. R. Burnett; full name William Riley Burnett (1899-1982) : {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] Ken Burns: famous documentary filmmaker, best known in Westerns as winner of the 1998 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Documentary Script: * "Lewis & Clark" by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan [Florentine Films] [tied with "George Armstrong Custer" by Arthur Drooker (Drooker Productions)] Walter Noble Burns: Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * THE SAGA OF BILLY THE KID. NY: Grosset & Dunlap [issued from 1926 Doubleday 1st edition plates]. VG in mildly worn action-dustwrapper which can be viewed Here! Pictorial endpapers. A novel of the Billy of romance only -- a veritable Robin Hood of the old west punctuated with wild duels. $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Edgar Rice Burroughs; best known for his Science Fiction; Tarzan adventures; and Mystery/Suspense; but also write Westerns; Westerns Novels include: * {to be done} Maxwell Struthers Burt (1882-1954) : {to be done} [listed in Gale literary databases for Westerns] Virginia Lee Burton: * Calico the Wonder Horse : Or the Saga of Stewy Stinker [9 September 1996] Paperback Niven Busch (1903-1991): Westerns author {to be done} Novels include: * DUEL IN THE SUN. Phila: Blakiston/Triangle, 1944, issued from 1944 William Morrow first edition plates. Fine in VG dw, evocative portrait of a Texas frontier town; this dustwrapper may be viewed Here! "Love & conflict on the frontier -- hot as the Texas sun, searing as the Brazos winds." Set in the wake of the American Civil War, James M. Cain called it "The best novel about the Southwest I have any recollection of." $22.50 Copy can be ordered by web at: Jessica Amanda Salmonson's Vintage Westerns Michael Butler: winner, 1985 Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for Screenplay: * "Pale Rider" [co-author Dennis Shyrack] J. Lee Butts: Westerns author; Novels include: * {to be done} Laurie Wagner Buyer : Member, Western Writers of America: Laurie Wagner Buyer James T. Byrnes: winner, 1974, 1975, 1976 Spur Awards of the Western Writers of America for TV Script: * "Thirty a Month and Found" ["Gunsmoke" series, 1974] * "The Busters" ["Gunsmoke" series, 1975] * "The Macahans" [MGM Television, 1976] [tied with "Hatchets Drive" by Katharyn M. Powers and Michael Michaelian (Columbia Pictures Television)]

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