Deadwood Dick and the Code of the West [NOOK Book]

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Fourteen year-old Mortimer Ridley Chalmers III had cracked the Code of the West back in Philadelphia--in his treasured pulp novels. But in the Black Hills, Coffee Arbuckle is only aware of one code--protecting your own life with the best gun you can get. This Civil War Veteran is set spinning by the violent Gold Rush. He's in for about as much trouble as the teenage dreamer Mortimer, who's caught up in his books. But a partnership may be just the solution for these two desperadoes in a land where every man fights...

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Deadwood Dick and the Code of the West

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Overview

Fourteen year-old Mortimer Ridley Chalmers III had cracked the Code of the West back in Philadelphia--in his treasured pulp novels. But in the Black Hills, Coffee Arbuckle is only aware of one code--protecting your own life with the best gun you can get. This Civil War Veteran is set spinning by the violent Gold Rush. He's in for about as much trouble as the teenage dreamer Mortimer, who's caught up in his books. But a partnership may be just the solution for these two desperadoes in a land where every man fights for his own interests.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497633094
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 279
  • File size: 463 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce H. Thorstad was born in Minneapolis just a mile west of the Mississippi River, making him, at least by one common yardstick, a native-born Westerner. Growing up in the northern Wisconsin towns in the 1950’s and ‘60’s his imagination was fueled by the dozens of TV westerns of that era. “Northern Wisconsin is big-woods country…it’s not the West, but it’s relatively unpopulated. I couldn’t look at a hill or a hayfield without mentally populating it with stampeding buffalo or attacking cavalry.” Thorstad concedes he “played cowboys long after it became uncomfortable to admit it, after most neighboring kids had switched to baseball and football. “In a way,” he says, “I’m still at it.” Thorstad lives with his wife and children in Orange County, California, where he is the editor of OFF DUTY America, a nationwide general-interest military magazine. As “Paydirt,” his nineteenth-century alter ego, he’s a two-time winner of End of Trail, the largest of the annual Old West shooting competition…giving him an insider’s knowledge that makes this and his other "Gents" novels so thrillingly authentic.


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