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8 edition of Great Stories of the American West found in the catalog.

Great Stories of the American West

Stories by John Jakes, Elmore Leonard, Marcia Muller, John D. McDonald and

by

  • 241 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Dutton Adult .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Westerns - General,
  • Western stories,
  • American Western Fiction,
  • Fiction - Western,
  • Fiction,
  • Westerns,
  • Fiction / General,
  • American fiction,
  • 20th century,
  • Short stories, American

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8576734M
    ISBN 101556114176
    ISBN 109781556114175

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