Home of the Plainsmen -1830 to 1885-

Climb down off your horse, have some coffee and share some news about the trail!
It is currently Mon May 29, 2017 12:59 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]



Welcome
Welcome to lastoftheplainsmen

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. In addition, registered members also see less advertisements. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:20 pm
Posts: 58
Hay Scary Creek, if when you finish "I See By Your Outfit" you might want to trade it off, let me know... I got a bunch of 18th century and gun books I'd be willing to trade off.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:19 pm
Posts: 299
Give Your Heart To The Hawks is excellent and I just love Louis L'Amor books. Okay, they're not accurate but great fun to read on a rainy night by the fire with a glass of your favorite tipple to hand.
I like Peter Shrayko's classic Tombstone - The Guns & Gear but, maybe I biased as I know the feller!
Packing Iron is another classic as well as I See By Your Outfit and Log Of A Cowboy. I like the Time Life books too.
Oyasin,
Gray Owl.

_________________
It ain't the dyin' that's hard...it's the livin'


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:02 pm
Posts: 953
Lloyd made me think of the Hollyweird movie....The Master Gunfighter..... where the guy that played Billy Jack had 12 shot pistol, l'Amour documented that pistol. SCW


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:02 pm
Posts: 953
Lloyd......We're done with the I See By Your Outfit. Give Josh ([email protected]) or me a holler. SCW


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:43 pm
Posts: 283
Location: Yosemite
My favorite Zane Grey novel is called I think "Forlorn River?" It takes place in Northern CA up by the Lava Beds pretty near where my Dad used to own an alfalfa ranch.... We named the ranch the Forlorn River Ranch. I made beautiful redwood sand blasted signs---twice because the first ones were stolen. My Dad retired from makin hay and now resides in Adin, CA. God Bless ya Dad!

_________________
Yosemite Sam


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:43 pm
Posts: 283
Location: Yosemite
The Master Gunfighter.--I remember that movie... He always did that Billy Jack resigned sigh before he let loose with his hawg laig... He wore a huge tent like floppy hat if I recall correctly.... hollyweird for sure.

K

_________________
Yosemite Sam


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:08 am
Posts: 160
Location: Liverpool, England
Lighthorseman wrote:
Winfred Blevins, "Give Your Heart to the Hawks: A Tribute to the Mountain Men"........ditto! Should be required reading for every high school history student!


I bought it about two weeks ago and am thoroughly engrossed in it. I am also currently reading (I usually have three or four on the go - mind like a butterfly, somone once said of me) "Prairie Traveller" "The last gunfight" - Tombstone OK corral aftermath, and "Digging up Butch and Sundance"

After reading, I think Steves, post about the headless horseman last week "The adventures of Big Foot Wallace" has gone straight to the top of my to read next pile.

That and Prairie traveller are both in my increasing collection of Time life's "Classics of the old west" collection. I have been buying volumes piece meal at great prices on ebay and ABE books for some months. It was a set never commercially available in theis country for some reason and I have wanted it for years. Im slightly over half way through collecting it and have recently read "Life among the Apache", "On the border with Crook" and Gilletts " Six years with the Texas Rangers", choc full of small detail of great use and so often missed from his contemporaries works.

Happy reading

_________________
"One day the law will come to Arizona Judge Bogardiss, and when it does half of you will hang"
"My dear Pheobe, you belittle us, not half, 90 percent"
Jean Arthur and Edgar Buchanan in Arizona, 1940


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:02 pm
Posts: 23
Location: Everson, Wa
I like first person accounts the best.
Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains - by Ruxton
Wah-To-Yah - by Garrard
Journal of a trapper - by Russell
Commerce of the Prairies- by Gregg
For novels I like
Life in the Far West - by Ruxton
The longrifle -by White
The Big Sky -by Guthrie
And anything by Douglas C. Jones
Andy

_________________
Follow me, I am the Infantry.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:29 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:08 pm
Posts: 1168
Andy, have you read "I Buried Hickok"? One of the best books ive read in a while.

_________________
The Nez Perce'll trade ya horses
Flathead let ya come and go
Beware of Blackfoot warriors
You can winter with the Crow


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My Favorite Books
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:02 pm
Posts: 23
Location: Everson, Wa
No I haven't Josh...sounds like I need to.
Deadwood by Pete Dexter is a good one about Hickok....
Andy

_________________
Follow me, I am the Infantry.


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

suspicion-preferred