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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Book Review: The Searchers

“The Searchers” is a 1954 novel by Alan Le May, though the story is much better known through the 1956 movie version starring John Wayne. The story is harsh and stark, humorless and relentless throughout. A young girl is kidnapped by Comanches — the only survivor as her family is wiped out — after being

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Movie Review: High Plains Drifter

Let me start right off by saying that I’m 60 years old, a fan of all things Western — movies almost as much as books — and have never seen Clint Eastwood’s “High Plains Drifter.” Oh, I’ve caught it more than once on a lazy Saturday afternoon while flicking through the channels and, over time,

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Forrest Carter’s book was originally titled “Gone to Texas,” but, for marketing purposes, was changed to “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” allowing book sales to be reinvigorated and to capitalize on the successful Clint Eastwood movie. It doesn’t really matter what the name of the book is, what does matter is that it is a terrific

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