10 Best Books Set in the American WestTo vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Histories of the American frontier experience: settlers, Indians, cowboys, explorers, outlaws, soldiers, lawmen, prospectors, pioneer women, etc.
10 Best Books Set in the American West
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1. Roughing It by Mark Twain
Here are 10 more great books about going West. It was once on the edge of the West, too. Ivan Doig, a Montana-based novelist, blends diaries kept by a pioneer entrepreneur, James Gilchrist Swan, with his own reflections about life in that rainy place. Of particular interest is the sympathetic attention both writers give to the Native peoples of the Washington coast. Filaree , Marguerite Noble : Much of the settlement of the West was work done by rough men capable of extreme violence in the pursuit of great profit—or even a modest livelihood. In much history of the time and region, women and children are considered afterthoughts, if considered at all. This magisterial history reflects that multicultural approach, which has since become standard and rightfully so.
Reuse this content. Winter in the Blood by James Welch - A slim, let's keep Last Cheaters. So in that vein, beautifully poetic novel about a Native American man grappling both with the harsh realities of reservation life and the weight of his ancestral legacy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in.
Set in California in , it tells the story of irrepressible, opium-addicted Dol McQueen, on the run in the wild west from a murderous pimp whose supply of "missy" she has stolen. Buy Missy at the Guardian bookshop. The American west in was — in terms of suicide, drug consumption, divorce and sexual freedom — a hundred years ahead of its time. What went on in their heads? Then, when I started writing Missy, I got interested in other writers and all their completely different ideas of the frontier A young Mark Twain left Missouri in , crossed the continent by stagecoach, and got his first job as a journalist in the biggest, roughest mining town on the western frontier.
That great work was summarized, often exasperated look at the gold miners, for readers on the go. Among his best-loved chronicles of his years out West is Roughi. I first heard about this story of a year-old boy and a wolf from a Glasgow taxi-driver.
I wrote an article dealing with the specific issue anerican the Cornish belief in knockers underground mine spirits from Cornwall, Britain. Cecilia Hennel Hendricks. Bill O'Neal. He deliberately links the pioneers of the covered wagon age to the pioneers of the space age which seemed to involve some interesting thinking about the frontier!