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Article in [[:Category:Adult Fiction|Adult Fiction]] and [[:Category:Big Read|Big Read]] categories.
 
Article in [[:Category:Adult Fiction|Adult Fiction]] and [[:Category:Big Read|Big Read]] categories.
  
Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's [http://hera.jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/***.pdf here].
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There is [http://jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/truegrit_furtherreading2014.pdf '''a printable version of the adult list'''].
 
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VERY MUCH A DRAFT
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==About the Author==
 
==About the Author==
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Fiction:
 
Fiction:
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Norwood'''] (1966)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?norwood'''Norwood'''] (1966)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''True Grit'''] (1968)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis'''True Grit'''] (1968)
 
**Alternate formats:
 
**Alternate formats:
 
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
 
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
 
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
 
***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by  the novel, available online
 
***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by  the novel, available online
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dog+of+the+south'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Masters of Atlantic'''] (1985)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?masters+of+atlantis'''Masters of Atlantis'''] (1985)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Gringos'''] (1991)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?gringos+portis'''Gringos'''] (1991)
  
 
Short pieces:
 
Short pieces:
  
*Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?escape+velocity+portis'''Escape Velocity: a Charles Portis Miscellany''']
 
*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker
 
*Portis contributed stories and articles to The Saturday Evening post, the Atlantic Monthly, the Oxford American, and the New Yorker
**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (requires New Yorker login)]
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**[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1977/12/12/1977_12_12_042_TNY_CARDS_000322964 '''Your Action Line''' (might require New Yorker login)]
 
**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
 
**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
  
 
==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
 
==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
*The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?thicket+lansdale'''The Thicket'''], by Joe Lansdale
*The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?big+sky+guthrie'''The Big Sky'''], by A. B. Guthrie
*When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+legends+die'''When the Legends Die'''], by Hal Borland
*Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?far+bright+star'''Far Bright Star'''], by Robert Olmstead
*Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shavetail'''Shavetail'''], by Thomas Cobb
*The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses
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*'''The Border Trilogy''' by Cormac McCarthy
*The Son, by Philipp Meyer
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?all+the+pretty+horses+mccarthy'''All The Pretty Horses''']
*Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crossing+mccarthy'''The Crossing''']
*Desperadoes, by Ron Hansen
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cities+of+the+plain+mccarthy'''Cities of the Plain''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?son+meyer'''The Son'''], by Philipp Meyer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+big+man'''Little Big Man'''], by Thomas Berger
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen'''Desperadoes'''], by Ron Hansen
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?outcasts+kent'''The Outcasts'''], by Kathleen Kent
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?road+to+reckoning'''Road to Reckoning'''], by Robert Lautner
  
 
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
 
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
*Roughing It, by Mark Twain
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?roughing+it+twain'''Roughing It'''], by Mark Twain
*Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?death+comes+for+the+archbishop'''Death Comes for the Archbishop'''], by Willa Cather
*Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
*Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
*A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?doc'''Doc'''], by Mary Doria Russell
*Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
  
 
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
 
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
*The Virginian, by Owen Wister
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?virginian+wister'''The Virginian'''], by Owen Wister
*Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?riders+of+the+purple+sage'''Riders of the Purple Sage'''], by Zane Grey
*The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?short_stories+l'amour'''The Collected Short Stories'''] of Louis L'Amour
*The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sisters+brothers'''The Sisters Brothers'''], by Patrick DeWitt
*Spoon, Robert Greer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?spoon+greer'''Spoon'''], Robert Greer
*Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?buffalo+girls+mcmurtry'''Buffalo Girls'''], by Larry McMurtry
*Deadwood, by Pete Dexter
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?deadwood+dexter'''Deadwood'''], by Pete Dexter
*Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel based on a story by Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?law+of+the+desert+born+santino'''Law of the Desert Born'''], a graphic novel based on [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?law+of+the+desert+born+l'amour'a story by Louis L'Amour'], adapted by Charles Santino
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?six+gun+tarot'''Six-Gun Tarot'''], by R. S. Belcher - if you like a little Weird in your West, try this thriller that combines supernatural elements with a classic Western atmosphere. If you like this one and are ready for more werewolves in your Western, try [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?guns+of+santa+sangre'''The Guns of Santa Sangre'''], by Eric Red
  
 
==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
 
==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
*Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels Comanche Moon and Dead Man's Walk
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?lonesome+dove+mcmurtry'''Lonesome Dove'''], by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?comanche+moon'''Comanche Moon'''] and [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dead+man's+walk+mcmurtry'''Dead Man's Walk''']
*Raylan, by Elmore Leonard
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?raylan+leonard'''Raylan'''], by Elmore Leonard
*Lone Star Ranger, by Zane Grey
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lone+star+ranger'''Lone Star Ranger'''], by Zane Grey
*Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series - start with The Buckskin Line
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?kelton+texas+rangers'''Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buckskin+line'''The Buckskin Line''']
*Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series - start with Strong Enough to Die
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?land+caitlin+strong'''Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?strong+enough+to+die'''Strong Enough to Die''']
*Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series - start with The Rattlesnake Season
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sweazy+josiah+wolfe'''Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series'''] - start with [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rattlesnake+season'''The Rattlesnake Season''']
*A Tale Out of Luck, by Willie Nelson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tale+out+of+luck'''A Tale Out of Luck'''], by Willie Nelson
  
 
==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 
==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
*Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
*Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?crown+of+dust'''Crown of Dust'''], by Mary Volmer
*Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
*Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
*The Passage, by Justin Cronin
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bohemian+girl'''Bohemian Girl'''], by Terese Svoboda
*In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?passage+cronin'''The Passage'''], by Justin Cronin
*Missy, by Chris Hannan
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?in+calamity's+wake'''In Calamity's Wake'''], by Natalee Caple
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?missy+hannan'''Missy'''], by Chris Hannan
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?whip+kondazian'''The Whip'''], by Karen Kondazian
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?daughters+walk'''The Daughter's Walk'''], by Jane Kirkpatrick
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?fearless+robson'''Fearless: a novel of Sarah Bowman'''], by Lucia St. Clair Robson
  
 
==Nonfiction==
 
==Nonfiction==
*Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn
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*'''Biographies on Both Sides of the Law [US Marshals, Texas rangers, Outlaws]'''
*Wyatt Earp : a vigilante life / Andrew C. Isenberg.
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rooster+the+life+and+times'''Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit'''], by Brett Cogburn
*1870s
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?wyatt+earp+isenberg'''Wyatt Earp: a Vigilante Life'''], Andrew C. Isenberg
*Arkansas
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+gun+silver+star'''Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves'''], by Art T. Burton
*U.S. Marshals/Texas Rangers
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*'''Civil War Veterans in the West'''
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?sing+not+war+the+lives'''Sing Not War: the Lives of Union & Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America'''], by James Marten
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*'''Native Americans in the 19th c.'''
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?blood+and+thunder+an+epic'''Blood and Thunder: an Epic of the American West'''], by Hampton Sides
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?oh+what+a+slaughter'''Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West, 1846-1890'''], by Larry McMurtry
  
==DVDs to Watch==
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*'''Visual inspiration - Landscape Art'''
*True Grit (John Wayne)
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?land+art+in+town'''Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?landscape+photography+sheppard'''Landscape Photography: from Snapshots to Great Shots'''], by Rob Sheppard
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mastering+landscape+photography'''Mastering Landscape Photography: the Luminous-Landscape Essays'''], by Alain Briot
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lens+light+and+landscape'''Lens, Light, and Landscape'''], by Brian Bower
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?drawing+and+painting+the+landscape'''Drawing and Painting the Landscape'''], by Adrian Bartlett.
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?american+landscape+tradition'''The American Landscape Tradition: a Study and Gallery of Paintings'''], by Joseph S. Czestochowski
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?landscape+painting+in+watercolor'''Landscape Painting in Watercolor'''], by Zoltan Szabo
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**For more inspiration, try subject searches for [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+photography'''landscape photography'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+drawing'''landscape drawing'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+painting'''landscape painting'''], or [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+in+art'''landscape in art'''].
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*'''Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range'''
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+the+cowboy+way'''Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens'''], by Grady Spears and June Naylor
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+cowpokes+cookbook'''Little Cowpokes Cookbook'''], by Zac Williams
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+cocktails'''Cowboy Cocktails: Boot-Scooting' Beverages and Tasty Vittles from the Wild West'''], by Grady Spears
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pioneer+woman+cooks'''The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier'''], and others by Ree Drummond
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*'''Urban homesteading - Be Self-Sufficient and Live Like a Pioneer'''
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?your+farm+in+the+city'''Your Farm in the City: an Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Livestock'''], by Lisa Taylor
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?made+from+scratch'''Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life'''], by Jenna Woginrich
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?backyard+homesteading'''Backyard Homesteading: a Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency'''], by David Toht
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?city+homesteader'''The City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on any Square Footage'''], by Scott Meyer
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+day+pioneer'''The Modern-Day Pioneer: Simple Living in the 21st Century'''], by Charlotte Denholtz
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?modern+pioneering'''Modern Pioneering: More Than 150 Recipes, Projects, and Skills for a Self-Sufficient Life'''], by Georgia Pellegrini
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*'''Tracking and Survival Skills'''
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?science+and+art+of+tracking'''The Science and Art of Tracking'''], by Tom Brown, Jr.
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?outdoor+survival+skills'''Outdoor Survival Skills'''], by Larry Dean Olsen
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?primitive+wilderness+living'''Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills'''], by John McPherson
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?North+American+Indian+Survival+Skills'''North American Indian Survival Skills'''], by Karen Liptak
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+for+dummies'''Wilderness Survival for Dummies'''], by John Hazlett
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?complete+wilderness+training+book'''The Complete Wilderness Training Book'''], by Hugh McManners
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+handbook'''Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-term Survival and Long-Term Comfort'''], by Michael Pewtherer
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==Movies and Music==
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Music on CD
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+carter+burwell'''Carter Burwell's soundtrack for the 2010 movie True Grit''']
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Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+john+wayne'''True Grit (with John Wayne)''']
 
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*True Grit (Coen Brothers)  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+coen'''True Grit (Coen Brothers)''']
 
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*Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?rooster+cogburn'''Rooster Cogburn''']
 
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*Django Unchained
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*Justified
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Feature Films
*The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cheyenne+autumn'''Cheyenne Autumn'''] - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.
*Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dances+with+wolves+costner'''Dances with Wolves'''] - Based on [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dances+with+wolves+blake'''the 1988 novel by Michael Blake'''], this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre.  Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.
*Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?django+unchained'''Django Unchained'''] - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.
*Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?outlaw+josey+wales'''The Outlaw Josey Wales'''] - Based on the novel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rebel+outlaw'''Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (also published as 'Gone to Texas')'''] by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son.
*The Searchers (movie licensing)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?open+range+costner'''Open Range'''] - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?quick+and+the+dead+stone'''The Quick and the Dead'''] - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?searchers'''The Searchers'''] - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shoot+out+videorecording'''Shoot Out'''] - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl.  Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+john+wayne'''True Grit'''], and features many of the same locations.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?unforgiven+eastwood'''Unforgiven'''] - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.
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Television Series
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?justified'''Justified'''] - based on stories and characters from [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?elmore+leonard+raylan'''Elmore Leonard'''], this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.
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Documentaries
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?real+west'''The Real West'''] - This eight-part documentary series brings to life the most legendary cowboys and notorious outlaws of America's western frontier.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+horse+wild+ride'''Wild Horse, Wild Ride'''] - This documentary  tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.
  
 
==Books for Teens==
 
==Books for Teens==
  
 
Fiction
 
Fiction
*Shane, by Jack Schaefer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shane+schaefer'''Shane'''], by Jack Schaefer
*The Legend of Bass Reeves, by Gary Paulsen
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?legend+of+bass+reeves'''The Legend of Bass Reeves'''], by Gary Paulsen
*Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson, and its sequel Hattie Ever After
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+big+sky'''Hattie Big Sky'''], by Kirby Larson, and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+ever+after'''Hattie Ever After''']
*The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, by Karen Cushman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ballad+of+lucy+whipple'''The Ballad of Lucy Whipple'''], by Karen Cushman
*Black Storm Comin', by Diane Lee Wilson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+storm+comin'''Black Storm Comin''''], by Diane Lee Wilson
*Ghetto Cowboy, by G. Neri
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghetto+cowboy'''Ghetto Cowboy'''], by G. Neri
*The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones, by Jelen Hemphill
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventurous+deeds+of+deadwood+jones'''The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones'''], by Jelen Hemphill
*Another Kind of Cowboy, by Susan Juby
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?another+kind+of+cowboy'''Another Kind of Cowboy'''], by Susan Juby
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* '''The Tucket adventure series''' by Gary Paulsen
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?mr+tucket'''Mr. Tucket''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?call+me+francis+tucket'''Call Me Francis Tucket''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+ride'''Tucket’s Ride''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+gold'''Tucket’s Gold''']
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tuckets+home'''Tucket’s Home''']
  
 
Nonfiction
 
Nonfiction
*Venom, by Marilyn Singer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?venom+singer'''Venom'''], by Marilyn Singer
  
 
==Books for Youth==
 
==Books for Youth==
*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes
 
*The Legend of Bass Reeves : being the true and fictional account of the most valiant marshal in the West / Gary Paulsen.
 
*Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, by Shannon Hale
 
  
 
Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
 
Wild West - Fiction for Older Children
*Danger at the Wild West Show by Alison Hart  (American Girl: History Mysteries)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?case+of+the+deadly+desperados'''Case of the Deadly Desperados'''], by Caroline Lawrence
*Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, and its sequel: Treasure on Superstition Mountain
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?alice+rose+and+sam'''Alice Rose & Sam'''], by Kathryn Lasky
*Call Me Oklahoma! by Miriam Glassman
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?danger+at+the+wild+west+show'''Danger at the Wild West Show'''] by Alison Hart  (American Girl: History Mysteries series)
*The Journal of Joshua Loper : Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers ( My Name is America)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?missing+on+superstition+mountain'''Missing on Superstition Mountain'''] by Elise Broach, and its sequel, [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?treasure+on+superstition+mountain'''Treasure on Superstition Mountain''']
*The adventures of Midnight Son by Denise Lewis Patrick
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?call+me+oklahoma'''Call Me Oklahoma!'''] by Miriam Glassman
*Tall : Great American folktales : the comics anthology editor Donald Lem
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?journal+of+joshua+loper'''The Journal of Joshua Loper: Black Cowboy'''] by Walter Dean Myers (My Name is America series)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+midnight+son'''The Adventures of Midnight Son'''] by Denise Lewis Patrick
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzels+revenge'''Rapunzel's Revenge'''] and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jack'''Calamity Jack'''], graphic novels by Shannon Hale
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tall+great+american'''Tall: Great American Folktales, the Comics Anthology'''], edited by Donald Lem
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Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
 
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
*Wild Women of the Wild West by Jonah Winter, ill by Susan Guevara
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowgirl+way'''The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West'''], by Holly George-Warren
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+women+of+the+wild+west'''Wild Women of the Wild West'''] by Jonah Winter, illustrations by Susan Guevara
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Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
 
Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks
*Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy by Andrea D. Pinkney, ill by Brian Pinkney
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bill+pickett+rodeo+ridin'''Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy'''] by Andrea D. Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
*Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?boss+of+the+plains'''Boss of the Plains: The Hat That Won the West'''] by Laurie Carlson, illustrated by Holly Meade - The story of John Stetson and how he came to create the most popular hat west of the Mississippi.
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?bad+news+for+outlaws'''Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall'''], by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
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Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
 
Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books
*Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ten+gallon+bart'''Ten-Gallon Bart'''] by Susan Stevens Crummel, illustrated by Dorothy Donohue
*Cowboy Kid by Max Eilenberg ; illustrated by Sue Heap
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+kid'''Cowboy Kid'''] by Max Eilenberg, illustrated by Sue Heap
*She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shell+be+coming+round+the+mountain+emmett'''She’ll Be Coming ‘round the Mountain'''] by Jonathan Emmett and Deborah Allwright
*Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp by Denise Fleming
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?buster+goes+to+cowboy+camp'''Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp'''] by Denise Fleming
*Cowboy Baby by Sue Heap also in Spanish as: Pequeno Cowboy by Sue Heap  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowboy+baby'''Cowboy Baby'''] by Sue Heap - also in Spanish as: [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pequeno+cowboy'''Pequeno Cowboy'''] by Sue Heap  
*The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustratedl by Lara Huliska-Beith
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+granny+clearwater'''The Adventures of Granny Clearwater & Little Critter'''] by Kimberly Willis Holt, illustrated by Lara Huliska-Beith
*Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?levi+strauss+gets+a+bright+idea'''Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story of a Pair of Pants'''] by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Giddy up, Cowgirl by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?giddy+up+cowgirl'''Giddy up, Cowgirl'''] by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
*Tex by Dorie McCullough Lawson
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?tex+dorie+lawson'''Tex'''] by Dorie McCullough Lawson
*Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Michael Allen Austin.
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*'''Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg''' by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin
*Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?are+you+a+horse'''Are You a Horse?'''] by Andy Rash
*Pirates vs. Cowboys by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by David Barneda
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?pirates+vs+cowboys'''Pirates vs. Cowboys'''] by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by David Barneda
*Saving Sweetness by Diane Stanley
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?saving+sweetness'''Saving Sweetness'''] by Diane Stanley
*How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?how+spent+summer+vacation+teague'''How I Spent My Summer Vacation'''] by Mark Teague
*Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?lets+sing+a+lullaby+with+the+brave+cowboy'''Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy'''] by Jan Thomas
*Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dirty+cowboy'''Dirty Cowboy'''] by Amy Timberlake
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?dust+devil+isaacs'''Dust Devil'''] by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghosts+of+luckless+gulch'''The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch'''] by Anne Isaacs, illustrated by Dan Santat
Longer:
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+cowboy+wild+horses'''Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story'''] by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs ill by Paul O. Zelinsky
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The Ghosts of Luckless Gulch by Anne Isaacs Ill by Dan Santat
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Black Cowboy Wild Horses: A True Story by Julius Lester, ill by Jerry Pinkney
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
 
*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
  
 
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*Still looking for more to read? We got inspiration from these booklists on goodreads:
 
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns'''Literary Westerns''']
Others?
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels'''Contemporary Westerns''']
*Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns'''Best Westerns''']
*Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips
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*Literary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns
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*Contemporary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels
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*Best Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns
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Latest revision as of 18:56, 3 June 2014

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

There is a printable version of the adult list.

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

Nonfiction

Movies and Music

Music on CD

Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels

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Feature Films

  • Cheyenne Autumn - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.
  • Dances with Wolves - Based on the 1988 novel by Michael Blake, this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre. Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.
  • Django Unchained - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales - Based on the novel Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (also published as 'Gone to Texas') by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son.
  • Open Range - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.
  • The Quick and the Dead - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.
  • The Searchers - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
  • Shoot Out - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl. Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of True Grit, and features many of the same locations.
  • Unforgiven - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.

Television Series

  • Justified - based on stories and characters from Elmore Leonard, this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.

Documentaries

  • The Real West - This eight-part documentary series brings to life the most legendary cowboys and notorious outlaws of America's western frontier.
  • Wild Horse, Wild Ride - This documentary tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Books for Teens

Fiction

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

External Links