The Outlaws of Mesquite

The Outlaws of Mesquite

Book - 1991 | Bantam paperback edition --.
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Meet the frontier bad men--like Leo Carver--a man so hated that everyone in the town of Canyon Gap planned to turn up for his hanging. Then meet those who dared to challenge them--like Marshal Lou Morgan, who tried to save his citizens from a goldmine swindler, only to learn that his own code of honesty made him the biggest sucker in town. There's champion rodeo rider Marty Mahan, called a coward because he was afraid of the bronc Ghost Maker--until he showed them the true color of his courage. Here are classic tales of the West from the storyteller who brings to vivid life the brave men of women who settled the North American frontier.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1991.
Edition: Bantam paperback edition --.
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780553287141
0553287141
Branch Call Number: LAM
Characteristics: 210 pages :,illustrations

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Feb 28, 2016

After I started listening to audio books on my drive to work, I started listening to westerns. If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be reading westerns, I would have laughed. Not the case any more. They are a treat and joy to read. Good guy (white hat), bad guy (black hat), and for good measure, a pretty lady in the middle. Then, there is the story......

Westerns are all about life, real life. And this book fits the bill to the tee. Within this book are eight short stories. They cover the gambit of life, but most of all, they speak to what honesty and integrity mean (or used to mean). A man's word was worth more than what he had in his pockets. His reputation was usually all that he had, and that was more sacred than anything else. Then there is right and wrong, and life's choices. The mistakes some make, some they recover from, and others you don't.

Men stood up for what was right. They especially stood up for a woman, to be respected and honored. Especially if you found yourself in love with her and had taken a fancy to her. Then you would give your all just to be in her presence.

Each of these eight stories were written by the master of western stories himself, Louis l'Amour and these stories captures some of his simpler and more enjoyable writings. Simple and to the point stories which are chalked full of wisdom and sage, which has stood the test of time.

If you are looking for a quick read and something to tide you over until you have chosen another novel to curl up to, I would readily recommend this book of western short stories. You will not regret it and come away having enjoyed some very well written literature.

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