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A prolific writer in multiple genres, Glendon Swarthout (1918-92) won the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Western Writers of America and is now in their Hall of Fame. His novels include The Homesman and The Old Colts. Miles Swarthout is the author of The Sergeant's Lady and the editor of Glendon Swarthout's short story collection, Easterns and Westerns. He is also a screenwriter who adapted his father's book for the movie The Shootist.
"A treasured addition to my library."-Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan "A taut, leathery, masterful tale."-Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times "This is definitely more than a Western; the characterization is flawless, the plot absorbing and convincing."-Library Journal -- Barbara Branstad Library Journal "A classic-an incredible tale about an incredible man by an incredible author... It's a fascinating tale, and once started, is difficult to leave until the final sentence has been absorbed."-Arizona Republic -- Robert Shotwell Arizona Republic "Chilling ... grisly ... extremely exciting to the very end."-Times of London Times of London