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This subject contains some of the best examples of the Western genre (best-sellers, award winners or otherwise notable). No more than 6 books from any one author are included with just their best works selected for inclusion.

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A.B. Guthrie, Jr
   wrote   
The Big Sky
1947. Western Writers of America 'Best 21 Westerns' list
A.B. Guthrie, Jr
   wrote   
The Way West
1949
Andy Adams
   wrote   
Log of a Cowboy
1903; his most successful book
Andy Adams
   wrote   
The Ranch on the Beaver
1927
Andy Adams
   wrote   
A Texas Matchmaker
1904
Charles Hackenberry
   wrote   
Friends
1993 Spur Award
Charles Hackenberry
   wrote   
I Rode With Jesse James
1996
Dee Brown
   wrote   
Conspiracy of Knaves
1986
Dee Brown
   wrote   
Kildeer Mountain
1983
Dee Brown
   wrote   
Showdown at Wounded Knee
1964; author of the history, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"
Dee Brown
   wrote   
Way to Bright Star
1998
Don Bendell
   wrote   
Blazing Colts
1999
Don Bendell
   wrote   
Chief of Scouts
1993
Don Bendell
   wrote   
Coyote Run
1994
Don Bendell
   wrote   
War Bonnet
2000
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
The Changing Wind
1990; Spur Award for best paperback original
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
Child of the Dead
1995
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
The Long Journey Home
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
Medicine Hat
One in the Spanish Bit series, chronicling the period when the horse was introduced to the Plains Indians
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
Raven Mocker
2001
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
Tallgrass
1997
Don Coldsmith
   wrote   
Trail to Taos
1989
Elizabeth Crook
   wrote   
The Night Journal
2007 Spur Award
Elmore Leonard
   wrote   
Forty Lashes Less One
1972
Elmore Leonard
   wrote   
Hombre
1961; made into the movie of the same name in 1967 starring Paul Newman, Fredrick March and Richard Boone
Elmore Leonard
   wrote   
Last Stand at Saber River
1959; 1997 TV movie
Ernest Haycox
   wrote   
The Adventurers
1954
Ernest Haycox
   wrote   
The Earthbreakers
1952
Ernest Haycox
   wrote   
Long Storm
1946
Ernest Haycox
   wrote   
Rim of the Desert
1940
Forrest Carter
   wrote   
Gone to Texas
1973
Forrest Carter
   wrote   
The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales
1976
Frank Roderus
   wrote   
J. A. Whitford and the Great California Gold Hunt
1990
Frank Roderus
   wrote   
The Purgatory River
1997
Frank Roderus
   wrote   
Stillwater Smith
1997
Frank Roderus
   wrote   
The Wranglers
2005
Frederick J. Chiaventone
   wrote   
Moon of Bitter Cold
2002
Frederick J. Chiaventone
   wrote   
A Road We Do Not Know
"A Novel of Custer at Little Big Horn"
Gary Svee
   wrote   
The Peacemaker's Vengeance
2003
Gary Svee
   wrote   
Sanctuary
1990 Spur Award
Gary Svee
   wrote   
Spirit Wolf
2003
George W. Proctor
   wrote   
Before Honor
1993
George W. Proctor
   wrote   
Blood of My Blood
1996; Indian Wars
George W. Proctor
   wrote   
Comes the Hunter
1992; Indian Wars
H. B. Broome
   wrote   
Dark Winter
1991
H. B. Broome
   wrote   
Gambler's Luck
1993
H. B. Broome
   wrote   
The Meanest Man in West Texas
1985
Jack Schaefer
   wrote   
Company of Cowards
1957
Jack Schaefer
   wrote   
Shane
1949. Western Writers of America 'Best 21 Westerns' list
John Prescott
   wrote   
Journey By the River
1955 Spur Award for Historical Novel
John S. McCord
   wrote   
Nevada Tough
1996; Baines Clan #3
John S. McCord
   wrote   
Texas Comeback
Baines Clan
John S. McCord
   wrote   
Walking Hawk
1989
John S. McCord
   wrote   
Wyoming Giant
Baines Clan
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
Apache Trail
1960
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
Dakota Deathtrap
1979
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
Feud on the Mesa
2006
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
Gunman
2006
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
Holding the Ace Card
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
The Man from Wells Fargo
1961
Lauran Paine
   wrote   
Open Range
2003
Lee Leighton
   wrote   
Lawman
1954 Spur Award
Leigh Brackett
   wrote   
Follow the Free Wind
Spur Award from Western Writers of America
Lenore Carroll
   wrote   
Abduction from Fort Union
1988
Lenore Carroll
   wrote   
Annie Chambers
1990
Lewis B. Patten
   wrote   
Ambush at Soda Creek
1976
Lewis B. Patten
   wrote   
The Killings at Coyote Springs
1976
Lewis B. Patten
   wrote   
The Law in Cottonwood
1978
Lewis B. Patten
   wrote   
Red Runs the River
1981
Loren D. Estleman
   wrote   
Bloody Season
1988
Loren D. Estleman
   wrote   
The High Rocks
1979
Loren D. Estleman
   wrote   
The Stamping Ground
1980
Loren D. Estleman
   wrote   
Sudden Country
1991
Loren D. Estleman
   wrote   
The Undertaker's Wife
Spur Award, 2006
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Crossfire Trail
1954
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Guns of the Timberlands
1955
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Heller With a Gun
1954
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
The Lonesome Gods
1983
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Lone Star Law
2005
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
The Man from Skibbereen
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
The Outlaws of Mesquite
1990; collection of seven early pulp stories plus a novelette
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Riders of High Rock
1951
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
The Rustlers of West Fork
1991; Hopalong Cassidy series
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Showdown at Yellow Butte
1953
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
The Sixth Shotgun
2005
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
The Strong Shall Live
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
To Tame a Land
1955
Louis L'Amour
   wrote   
Westward, the Tide
1950
Luke Short
   wrote   
The Branded Man
1936
Luke Short
   wrote   
The Feud at Single Shot
1935
Luke Short
   wrote   
Marauders' Moon
1937
Luke Short
   wrote   
Ramrod
1943; made into a movie, 1947
Max Brand
   wrote   
Alcatraz
Max Brand
   wrote   
Black Jack
Max Brand
   wrote   
The Stone That Shines
Max Brand
   wrote   
The Untamed
Pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust
Max Brand
   wrote   
Way of the Lawless
Max McCoy
   wrote   
Hellfire Canyon
2007
Max McCoy
   wrote   
Into the West
2005
Max McCoy
   wrote   
Sons of Fire
1993
Mike Blakely
   wrote   
Comanche Dawn
Mike Blakely
   wrote   
Come Sundown
Mike Blakely
   wrote   
The Last Chance
1995
Preston Lewis
   wrote   
Blood of Texas
1996 Spur Award for best western novel
Preston Lewis
   wrote   
The Demise of Billy the Kid
1995
Preston Lewis
   wrote   
The Lady and Doc Holliday
1989
Preston Lewis
   wrote   
Mix-Up at the O.K. Corral
1996
Richard Clarke
   wrote   
Arizona Panhandle
1989; also writes under Lauran Paine
Richard Matheson
   wrote   
The Gunfight
1993; author is best known as a grandmaster of the horror genre
Richard Matheson
   wrote   
Journal of the Gun Years
1991 Spur Award
Richard Matheson
   wrote   
The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok
1996
Richard S. Wheeler
   wrote   
Fool's Coach
1989 Sprur Award
Richard S. Wheeler
   wrote   
Where the River Runs
1990
Robert J. Conley
   wrote   
The Dark Island
1995 Spur Award for best western novel
Robert J. Conley
   wrote   
Ned Christie's War
1991; Native American writer
Robert J. Conley
   wrote   
Nickajack
1992 Spur Award
Robert J. Conley
   wrote   
The War Trail North
The Real People, Book Seven
Robert J. Conley
   wrote   
The Way South
The Real People, Book Four, 1993
Robert J. Conley
   wrote   
The Witch of Goingsmoke and Other Stories
1988
Sam Brown
   wrote   
The Big Lonely
1992
Sam Brown
   wrote   
The Long Drift
A sequel to The Big Lonely, 1995
Todhunter Ballard
   wrote   
The Circle C Feud
1952
Todhunter Ballard
   wrote   
Home to Texas
1974
Todhunter Ballard
   wrote   
Trouble on the Massacre
1959; 1903-1980
Tom Eidson
   wrote   
Last Ride
1995
Tom Eidson
   wrote   
St. Agnes' Stand
1994 Spur Award
Tony Hillerman
   wrote   
The Shape Shifter
2007 Spur Award for Historical Novel
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
   wrote   
The City of Trembling Leaves
1945
Walter Van Tilburg Clark
   wrote   
The Ox-Bow Incident
1940, adopted as a 1943 movie. Western Writers of America 'Best 21 Westerns' list
Wayne Davis
   wrote   
John Stone and the Choctaw Kid
1992
Wayne D. Overholser
   wrote   
The Violent Land
1955 Spur Award
Will Baker
   wrote   
Tony and the Cows
2001; "A True Story from the Range Wars"
Will Baker
   wrote   
Track of the Giant
1990
Winfred Blevins
   wrote   
The Powder River
1990; Indian wars
Winfred Blevins
   wrote   
The Smoke River
1992; historical fiction
Winfred Blevins
   wrote   
Stone Song
"A Novel of Crazy Horse"; 1995, historical fiction
Zane Grey
   wrote   
Black Mesa
1955
Zane Grey
   wrote   
Fighting Caravans
1929
Zane Grey
   wrote   
Last of the Duanes
1913, published for the first time in 1996
Zane Grey
   wrote   
The Last of the Plainsmen
1908
Zane Grey
   wrote   
Riders of the Purple Sage
1912 Western Writers of America 'Best 21 Westerns' list
Zane Grey
   wrote   
The Rustlers of Pecos County
Zane Grey
   wrote   
Spirit of the Border
1906
Zane Grey
   wrote   
The Thundering Herd
1925


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Arjun Pai








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