Dictionary of the American West

By: Blevins, Winfred

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0816028583 Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Clean text, scuffing to cover, minor wear to edges and corners of cover, signature on half-title page Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. This book was part of Bill Gulick's personal library. The inscription as follows: "To Bill Gulick-in friendship-Winfred Blevins" Bill Gulick, a University of Oklahoma graduate, began his career writing for the Saturday Evening Post with a story about the Oregon Trail. He later went on to turn the story into the novel, Hallelujah Trail. The story was picked up by Hollywood along with two more of his stories, Bend of the River and Road to Denver. After nine months in Greenwich Village ( 43-44), he married Jeanne Abbot and began writing for Liberty, Colliers, and Esquire along with The Saturday Evening Post. It was shortly after the success of Bend of the River that Jeanne and Bill moved to Walla Walla, WA, where Bill still lives, though Jeanne passed on in 2001. After 64 years as a writer, Bill has 35 books to his credit; 28 of which are novels. Almost the entirety of his work encompasses the Northwest. He is a close friend of David Cosby, owner of Earthlight Books, who has inherited a large amount of his personal library and made it available online.


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Highly informative and endlessly entertaining, the Dictionary of the American West explains more than 5,000 terms and expressions, covering cowboy and Native American culture, the fur trade, ranching, gambling, cattle and horses, and the native flora and fauna of the West. From a-going and a-coming to Zuni, this comprehensive volume captures the earthy, and diverse voices of America's richly woven frontier history.

Title: Dictionary of the American West

Author Name: Blevins, Winfred

Categories: Western Americana,

Publisher: Facts on File: 1993

ISBN Number: 0816028583

ISBN Number 13: 9780816028580

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: ALIBRIS.0001877