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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'''].
  
 
==About the Author==
 
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==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?crown+of+dust'''Crown of Dust'''], by Mary Volmer
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
 
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Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
 
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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
 
*[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
 
*[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
  

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