The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman (The Authorized Edition) / Edition 1

The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman (The Authorized Edition) / Edition 1

by Frank B. Linderman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803279701

ISBN-13: 9780803279704

Pub. Date: 12/01/1997

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Frank B. Linderman knew the frontier types who appear in these robust stories and sketches. A trapper in Montana during his youth, he stayed on as a publisher, politician, and businessman, beginning to write in middle age. The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman, originally published in 1920, still crackles with the freshness of arctic wind, the pungency of…  See more details below

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Frank B. Linderman knew the frontier types who appear in these robust stories and sketches. A trapper in Montana during his youth, he stayed on as a publisher, politician, and businessman, beginning to write in middle age. The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman, originally published in 1920, still crackles with the freshness of arctic wind, the pungency of aged whiskey, the impact of a whip. "In the Name of Friendship" sets up a deadly bluff with ironic results. "Was Chet Smalley Honest?" shows a good deed in danger of punishment. "Jake Hoover’s Pig" describes a hungry man’s sentimental attachment to a fat porker. "Cranks" is a frontier precursor of the Odd Couple. "What Followed a Sermon" testifies to the sobering effect of preaching in a saloon. These and other stories are filled with rustlers and hustlers, Mounties and tenderfeet, Crows and Blackfeet, mountain men, prospectors, bartenders, lawyers, townspeople, and assorted dogs, cats, and horses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803279704
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
0.47(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

In the Name of Friendship3
Was Chet Smalley Honest?12
The Medicine Keg24
The Throw-Away Dance38
Jake Hoover's Pig50
A Gun Trade58
The Whiskey Peddler66
The Post-Office at Wolftail74
Jew Jake's Monte81
At the Bar90
Pap's Pinto103
The Bullet's Proof115
The Indian's God121
Bravery127
What Followed a Sermon135
Cranks177
The Flying Dutchman195

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