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  • Max Brand

    The snarling wolf swept from the hills to Tucker Crosden's spread. It slaughtered his dogs…but one survived. For the dog called White Wolf was different, born and bred to be a champion…and destined to be a leader among wolves. The wolves made this dog their own. And soon Crosden's prize had learned merciless rules of the wild. Fearless of any danger, White Wolf ran, teeth bared, at the head of the pack on savage raids through the wilderness. But thrown together again by a trick of fate, Crosden and White Wolf face each other. And White Wolf must choose between the blood-hungry laws of nature—or those of man. Max Brand's action-filled stories of adventure and heroism...read more

  • Max Brand

    "Brand practices his art to something like perfection." The New York Times "Max Brand is the Shakespeare of the Western range." Kirkus Reviews In "The Flaming Rider," large groups of Blackfeet, Cheyennes, and Crows, ordinarily hostile to each other, are camped around the newly built Fort Meany, having come to trade with factor Henry Meany. The members of these tribes love most of all to gamble, and what better way than betting on a horse race? Then, one race incites open hostility toward the factor and threatens the very existence of the fort. Barney Dwyer in "Outlaw Buster" is a gentle giant who has yet to find a place in the world. Capturing two notorious outlaws...read more

  • Max Brand

    Tom Converse was the kind of man to pull a Colt from his back pocket faster than the seasoned gunslingers could draw from a hip holster. It seemed to come easy to him—like breathing in and out. But was he also the kind of man to make a whole town trigger-happy with fear? Did he hide behind a dark mask and come back for vengeance? Was he The Shadow? Sylvia didn’t think so. “I’m the only one who knows the face of the real Shadow,” she said. A dappled chestnut with black points is the only cue to the identity of a town’s secret horror. It could be a case of mistaken identity, but yet, again…. This early Max Brand classic features the mysterious...read more

  • Max Brand

    Max Brand is the name by which American author Frederick Faust is best known and loved. His fiction has been proclaimed vital reading for the development of the short story in American literature. Three of his stories appear together in audiobook form: ALEC THE GREAT Set in Alaska during the gold rush days of the 1890s, the background of the bitter enmity that destroyed the once great friendship between Hugh Massey and Arnie Calmot is explained. (The events preceding the clash of these two titans for possession of a most extraordinary and powerful dog are told by young Joe May in Sixteen in Nome.) RIDING INTO PERIL Kantwell Irving Dangerfield, commonly known as the Kid, is...read more

  • Max Brand

    'Steady, Borgen,' said a terrible and familiar murmur behind him. 'Steady, man. If you turn, I shoot.'There was a tidal wave of crime, of murder, of robbery. Here and there, separated at distances of five hundred or even a thousand miles, crimes were committed which were carefully prepared with a painful and laborious hand; and then they were executed in an instant by one or two bold spirits directed by one man—one quiet-voiced, uncannily brilliant outlaw who seemed to know everything before it happened—the Whisperer.Who was this whispering outlaw who could so easily slip through the hand of the lawmen Kenworthy and even baffle the seasoned and brutal gunman Lew Borgen, whom he...read more

  • Max Brand

    "Prairie Pawn" tells the story of Paul Torridon, called White Thunder by the Cheyenne Indians holding him hostage. They believe that he cured Whistling Elk's son from a menacing illness and brought rain when others had failed to do so. Though Paul has been rewarded with many riches, he still seems unhappy, and the Cheyenne chief decides to undertake a dangerous mission to kidnap Torridon's sweetheart, Nancy Brett, from Fort Kendry. The Cheyennes believe that will make White Thunder happy enough to voluntarily stay with them. In the title story, "The Steel Box," Lew Sherry and Pete Lang accept an offer they simply can't resist. Oliver Wilton is willing to pay the cowboys $1,000 a day for...read more

  • Max Brand

    When Andrew Apperley visits his brother David in the East, he brings along an unexpected companion. Andrew's giant wolf dog, Comanche, is so wild that he has to be chained up for the safety of others. However, when the Apperley brothers come across a man drowning in the East River, Comanche breaks loose from his chains and swims to the man's rescue. In fact, this man, Single Jack Deems, is a convict who has just escaped from Blackwell's Island. Deems wants Comanche for himself, and trails the Apperley brothers as they journey back West. Meanwhile, Andrew has his own problems back home with dangerous outlaw and businessman Alex Shodress. Shodress has learned to steal with immunity from...read more

  • Max Brand

    In "Man from the Sky," Paul Torridon and his plainsman guide ride together on their way to Fort Kendry. But one morning the guide vanishes without a trace, and Paul is left with just his faithful steed. Paul knows that his destination will be near impossible to find without a guide, and that's only if he and his horse make it out of the barren plains alive. But just as it looks like Paul's luck has finally run out, he stumbles upon an ailing Cheyenne warrior sprawled on a small island in a dry gulch. The title story opens with renowned gunman Hank Peyton on his deathbed. Hank tells his son Jerry that he'll be leaving him his legendary gun, known as The Voice of La Paloma. But Jerry soon...read more

  • Max Brand

    A man, a dog, and a horse. The call of the wild geese. A very smart doctor from the east who finds there is a lot to learn from these desert people. A woman loved by three men. A gunslinger who has a debt to settle. Max Brand brings them all together in another one of his over three hundred exciting western tales. Brand is not your typical western writer.(Summary by...read more

  • Max Brand

    Here is a classic example of Max Brand's delineation of the myths of the Old West: bad men, half-breeds, grand stallions, backbreaking ranch work, and bar room...read more

  • Max Brand

    Here is a classic example of Max Brand's delineation of the myths of the Old West: bad men, half-breeds, grand stallions, backbreaking ranch work, and bar room brawls. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

  • Max Brand

    Here is a classic example of Max Brand's delineation of the myths of the Old West: bad men, half-breeds, grand stallions, backbreaking ranch work, and bar room brawls. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

  • Max Brand

    Here is a classic example of Max Brand's delineation of the myths of the Old West: bad men, half-breeds, grand stallions, backbreaking ranch work, and bar room brawls. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard...read more

  • Max Brand

    "Max Brand", the most used pseudonym of Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944), is best known today for his western fiction. Faust began in the early twentieth century selling his stories to the pulp magazines, writing in many genres under numerous pseudonyms. He is probably best known as the creator of the character Destry. His novel Destry Rides Again has been filmed several times, most notably the 1939 version starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. Also his character Dr. Kildare which was popularized in film and on television earned him a fortune. Faust’s novel The Untamed, the first of three novels featuring the classic western hero Dan Barry was filmed in 1920, starring Tom Mix....read more

  • Zane Grey

    A collection of classic Western tales FromMissouri by Zane Grey When a pretty new schoolteacher arrives, theSpringer ranch hands are falling over themselves to impress her. But thelecherous Beady Jones has his own idea of how the new schoolmarm should beintroduced to the West. Overthe Northern Border by Max Brand Jack Trainor, a fugitive from justice, becomes lost in the Canadian Rockies. A trapper finds Jack and saves him. Over thecourse of some months, he repays the trapper for his kindness in a way thatcauses some difficulty. Ridersof the Dawn by Louis L'Amour A young gunslinger is changed for the better by ameeting with a beautiful woman. A classic range-war Western, this...read more

  • Zane Grey

    A collection of classicWestern tales "CañonWalls" by Zane Grey SmokeBellew enters a remote Mormon settlement only a jump ahead of a posse. Findingemployment as a ranch hand working for a dowager Mormon, Smoke finds that hislife undergoes a transformation and he is able to make her ranch a financialsuccess, at the same time falling in love with her wanton daughter, Rebecca.But it is too good to last. The law follows him. "Black Sheep" by Max Brand YoungMary Valentine-upstart, tomboy, and general troublemaker-is seeking to protecta man wanted by the law. To complicate her life even further, her two cousins,who have been dodging the law, return home and decide with their father to jointhe...read more

  • Max Brand

    The Seventh Man by Max Brand, tells part of the story of the larger-than-life western character, Dan Barry, known as "Whistling Dan," and his alter-ego companions, Black Bart, the wolf-dog, and Satan, the indomitable black stallion. It's also the story of Kate Cumberland and the incredible five-year-old daughter of Kate and Dan, Joan. We first see Dan as a gentle, caring man with a deep sense of fairness. But then, after six years of a peaceful life in their mountain cabin Dan, more feral than human, sets out to revenge an injustice by killing seven men. Ultimately, it is his devotion to his daughter and Kate's love for the child that brings about the climax of the tale. Warning: don't look...read more

  • Max Brand

    He was still a young man, but he’d used that handful of years effectively, building a bad reputation that spanned the West, his villainy taking different forms everywhere it took roost. Denver knew him as the Doctor; Texans called him Montana; and folks in Idaho called him Texas. On account of his youth, most everywhere else called him the Lonesome Kid. But when he finally gets arrested for vagrancy, he tells the sheriff his name is Alfred Lamb. Will that identity stick when he tries to help a rancher battle off a pack of cattle rustlers? With a lengthy career in pulps, comics, and early cinema, and with over two hundred full-length Western novels to his credit, including Destry...read more

  • Max Brand

    Young Jim Curry’s father is killed unjustly by an enraged mob, and the boy barely escapes the same fate. He shoots two pursuers and assumes they are dead, and in desperation becomes a most unusual outlaw, the Red Devil. He never kills, takes only ill-gained money, secretly returns it to the rightful owners, and escapes every pursuit on his remarkable horse, Meg. Spoiled Charlie Mark has left home to seek thrills and easy money. He vows to find the Red Devil and discover why he is so merciful and so particular about his victims. Charlie trails Meg’s hoof prints to the hideout and convinces Jim to switch roles—but the new Red Devil becomes addicted to the excitement of robbing and...read more

  • Max Brand

    Max Brand wrote hundreds of stories, books, films, and TV shows. His output was so voluminous that though he died in WWII, posthumous books have been published approximately every four months since. This book collects three stories from his early work in Western pulps. “Señor Coyote” was first published under Frederick Faust’s pen name John Frederick in two installments in Argosy (6/18/38 - 6/25/38). It was the last Western short novel Faust wrote. It was fitting that the story was published in Argosy since Faust’s earliest Western fiction had been sold to All-Story Weekly and The Argosy owned by The Frank A. Munsey Company, which merged the two magazines in 7/24/20. In this...read more