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Masterson
     

Masterson

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by Richard S. Wheeler
 

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Bat Masterson revisits the West and discovers it's no longer wild and he's not welcome.

This novel won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. It occurs early in the 20th century when the old frontier lawman is a sports editor in New York City. His friends Louella Parsons and Damon Runyon inspire him to return to the west, along with his wife Emma,

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Bat Masterson revisits the West and discovers it's no longer wild and he's not welcome.

This novel won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. It occurs early in the 20th century when the old frontier lawman is a sports editor in New York City. His friends Louella Parsons and Damon Runyon inspire him to return to the west, along with his wife Emma, for a nostalgic look at his own past. But the settled West isn't the one he remembers, and he finds himself facing a new world, not at all friendly to an old free-wheeling lawman. He eventually lands in Los Angeles, visits his cranky friend Wyatt Earp, and visits a movie set. He and Emma are only too glad to escape the new West, and return to civilization.

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Publisher's Weekly
Again depicting characters with frailties as well as heroic qualities, the prolific Wheeler's 25th novel (after Aftershocks) is a sprightly romp of revisionist western history. In 1919 legendary gunfighter Bat Masterson is a 64-year-old New York City sportswriter who suddenly becomes worried about the inglorious and mostly false reputation he has endured for decades.... The journey is a hoot when the old man finds the public wants the legend, not the truth... This is classic wheeler...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012080523
Publisher:
Richard S. Wheeler
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Richard S. Wheeler is the author of over seventy novels, including traditional westerns, historical novels, biographical novels, and mysteries set in the upper Midwest and written under the pseudonym of Axel Brand. He has won six Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from Western Writers of America. He is married to Sue Hart, an English professor in Billings.

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Masterson 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book has been artful detailed with fictional events enhanced by true-life episodes. I would like to believe that a person of such celebrity would have the same types of insecurities as the common person. I was visually transported on a imaginary journey through the forgotten and infamous burgs of Trinidad, Dodge City, Leadville and Cheyenne. A wonderful read!