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PostSubject: Western books?   April 19th 2016, 11:00 am

Did I see a post a while back about western books that were good reading or am I dreaming? I think I even posted a reply but heck, I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday! And so far I have not found the posts.

I have lots of those and could swap a box for box of books. Would only cost the flat shipping rate.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 19th 2016, 11:15 am

David Thompson *Wilderness series* is an amazing collection.

Terry C Johnston

William W. Johnstone

John Legg

All great authors.

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/t/david-thompson/

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/l/john-legg/
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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 19th 2016, 12:12 pm

I've got 11 Johnstone books. Two of them contain 2 complete books.

Did you know that shipping books or other "educational" materials (videos, etc.) qualify for a special reduced rate at the post office? It's not fast but it is cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 19th 2016, 12:25 pm

A lot of people must know about it. Every book I buy takes forever to get to me,

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 19th 2016, 12:29 pm

I forgot about the book rate.

Here are some of what I have:

Max Brand
Will Henry
Charles G West
Ralph Compton
Matt Braun
Zane Grey
The Wilderness series
Terry C Johnston
Steve Frazee
William W Johnstone
Louie L'amour
All of the above are paperback. And I also have the Louie L'amour leather bound set.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 19th 2016, 9:19 pm

The Free Guttenburg Press is an on line e-source for books in the public domain. 
It is free and is Kindle friendly, too. 

I prefer real books. But, they print the dang things per individual order now. 
I ordered Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land and it cost me 60 bucks!

I read E.E 'Doc' Smith's entire Lensman series, H.P Lovecraft, and L. Frank Baum's 
entire Wizard of Oz series on Guttenburg, I think. Maybe Edgar Rice Burroughs' War Lord of 
Mars series, too.

I am sure there are more than a few westerns if you know the title or author to look for.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 20th 2016, 6:22 am

Been addicted to westerns since about 1948. Dad and his close friend, Ralph, were seriously into westerns.

Used book shops are a good source of westerns. There is a good used book shop in Marlow, OK.
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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 20th 2016, 7:57 am

Some places have Book Trade kiosks. You put your book in and take one of theirs. However, there's not one around here that I know of. (I found one in Turrialba, Costa Rica but they were all in Spanish. Laughing)

I picked up a beat-up copy of "Longfellow's Complete Poetical Works" at a nearby 2nd hand store for $1. It has an autographed photo of Longfellow that appears to have a genuine quill pen signature complete with scratched paper and an ink smear. However, the book was published by his brother after Longfellow's death so it's probably a forgery.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 20th 2016, 8:22 am

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Some places have Book Trade kiosks. You put your book in and take one of theirs. However, there's not one around here that I know of. (I found one in Turrialba, Costa Rica but they were all in Spanish. Laughing)


That is what I had in mind and was offering.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 20th 2016, 10:06 am

Good idea. However, you probably already have all the ones I have to trade. Almost all of mine are the "Preacher" series by Johnstone.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 20th 2016, 6:30 pm

These were in one box, I did not look through any other boxes today, can do later if need be.

Author .............................Book

Johnstone..............Blood Alley
Henry...................Journey to Shiloh
Johnson...............One Eyed Dream
    "   ......................Borderlords
    "   .........................Sioux Dawn, book 1
    "  ......................Red Clouds Revenge, book 2
Compton.................Blood and Gold
    "  ......................Guns of the Canyonlands
    "   .......................Death rides a Chestnut Mare
    "   ..........................West of the Law
Brand.........................The Lost Valley
    "   .........................Ghost Rider
    "   .........................Larramee's Ranch
Coldsmith...................Trail of the Spanish Bit, book 1

...............Other here may not be well known...............

Dan Parkinson...................Blood Arrow
Jonas Ward........................Buchanan calls the shots
David Thompson...........Wilderness #30 Savages
Jeff Clinton.................Wanted: Wildcat O'Shea
Clarence E. Mulford.............Tex
Ed Gorman.......................Wolf Moon
Walter Van Tilburg Clark..........The Ox-Bow Incident
Jake Logan.....................Slocum in Paradise
Tabor Evans................Longarm and the crying corpse
   "    ............................   "   ......The bold series with a new slant on the old west.
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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 22nd 2016, 11:23 am

It is too hard for me to lift a box with more than a couple dozen paperbacks so I did not get into any of the other eight larger boxes of westerns I have read. Medical issues = lots of time for reading and I will continue to empty four large book cases still full of unread westerns. I counted one shelf and it had 133.
My thought of swapping books would benefit both parties and at a very reasonable cost. Very Happy No takers? that is alright too, can always sell locally.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 22nd 2016, 11:37 am

I'll gladly trade with you if you want any that I have. Trouble is most of the hundreds of books I have are limited edition non-fiction books concerning zoology, warfare, or hunting .. not westerns.

I'll pm you the books I have to trade and if you find any you like, we'll swap.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   April 22nd 2016, 11:31 pm

I've got the first 19-20 books of the Wilderness series if any one is interested. I was going to start collecting another entire series to sell later down the road but if anyone is interested... money or trade. I paid $80 for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   May 7th 2016, 4:32 pm

Bob,

The books arrived at our PO Saturday and my wife picked them up today, thank you. I will have more of the authors you like and when I have read them I will mail to you.

I have lots of western books for swap.

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PostSubject: Re: Western books?   May 8th 2016, 2:59 pm

I already read one of yours, John. Larramee's Ranch by Max Brand. It was excellent.

I read Lando by Louie L'amour last week. It was very good also.

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