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Who doesn't long for a home where the buffallo roam and the deer and the antelopes play, occasionally? Check out these selections to give you a taste of life on the wild west side. 


Hampton Sides
Call Number: LP 978 Sid
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
James A. Michener, Larry McKeever
Description: This is the story of the land and its people of Lame Bever, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; of Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Pennsylvania Amish; and of the cowboy Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with the wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. It is the story of trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, hunters all caught up in the dramatic events and violent conflicts that shaped the destiny of our legendary West.
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
T. D. 1958- Griffith
Call Number: 978.391 Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Gayle Lutz, Stanley Andrews, Jock Mahoney, Gail Davis, Denver Pyle
Description: As introduced by "The Old Ranger, " the eighteen episodes within Season One present dramatic and powerful narratives based on true events. This grounded approach would set it apart from the more stylized presentations that were more common amongst the series' contemporaries. Top-notch writing, acting, and direction combine to present a vision that respects both the actual men and women who lived in and fought for the glorious Old West.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Jonathan Maberry
Description: Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns and a mysterious substance called "ghost rock" fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets. In Ghostwalkers, a gun for hire, literally haunted by his bloody past, comes to the struggling town of Paradise Falls, where he becomes embroiled in a deadly conflict between the besieged community and a diabolically brilliant alchemist who is building terrible new weapons of mass destruction and an army of the living dead!
Call Number: FIC Mab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Johnny D. Boggs, Traber Burns, Tanya Eby, Michael Kramer (Narrator), Johnny Heller
Description: The battlefield itself is a character in this retelling of Custer's Last Stand, when George Custer led his soldiers to annihilation at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana in 1876. First-person narratives from Indian and white, military and civilian, men and women bring the events to life.
Call Number: FIC Bog
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Timothy Woodward, Michael Lanahan (Screenwriter), Henry Penzi, Chris Nicoletti, Lauren de Normandie
Description: Wild Bill attempts to escape his past by settling in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. The mayor, captivated by Wild Bill's unparalleled gun skills, offers him a job as the town marshal. Wild Bill is soon challenged when a band of outlaws threaten him. Among the outlaws are powerful saloon owner Phil Poe, whose relationship with Bill's ex-lover stirs tension. Poe puts a bounty on Wild Bill's head but with the help of lawman Little Arkansas, Wild Bill sets out to fight the villainous bandits.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
John Wayne
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Rhonda Gibson
Description: Needing a home and a husband to help her raise her orphaned nephews, Bella Wilson travels to Wyoming in response to a mail-order bride ad. But when she arrives, she discovers Pony Express rider Philip Young didn't place the ad. With her groom-to-be insisting he is not looking for a wife, Bella must convince him to marry her for the sake of the children. Philip never planned to marry, but he can't possibly turn away a woman in distress and allow her nephews to end up in an orphanage as he once had. A marriage of convenience is the perfect solution. But when he slowly discovers that family life may be what he has been looking for all along, can he convince Bella to give love a chance?
Call Number: FIC Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Rob DeBorde
Description: Henry Macke was not afraid. He remembered what the Marshal could not and now the book was his. He would keep it, study it, would never let it go... he would do these things and more just as soon as he took care of the other thing buried on the hill. The dead man had waited more than a decade, but his legend was not so easily forgotten. He needed only for the young fool to do what came naturally in the presence of so many beautiful words: read. Thus begins Portlandtown, a tale of an extraordinary family forced to do battle with the Hanged Man and his undead horde to save the West.
Call Number: FIC DeB
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Louis L'Amour
Description: "In two western stories, 'Ride, You Tonto Riders' and 'Riders of the Dawn, ' Matt Sabre finds himself drawn into fights over land disputes"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC LAm
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
John S. D. Eisenhower
Call Number: 973.62 Eis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Loren D. Estleman
Description: Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes. Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.
Call Number: LP FIC Est
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Mary Connealy
Description: Calico and denim clash in the Old West. From Texas to Nebraska across the Plains to Montana, love is sneaking up on eight cowboys who begin their relationships on the wrong foot with women. Faced with the challenges of taming the land, enduring harsh weather, and outsmarting outlaws, these couples' faith and love will be tested in exciting ways.
Call Number: LP FIC Con
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Janette Oke
Description: When young Emily Evans had felt God's call to start a church in a pioneer settlement, she never dreamed it would mean going alone.
Call Number: FIC Oke
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Kieran Darcy-Smith, Matt Cook, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Adam Rosenfelt
Description: A Texas ranger investigates a series of murders in a small town and uncovers a dark secret about the town's charismatic leader.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
John (Sports reporter) Branch
Description: Presents a portrait of the Wright family of Smith Mesa and their achievements as successful rodeo champions and cattle ranchers, tracing their battles against natural obstacles and injuries and how the changes of the twenty-first century are challenging their future.
Call Number: 791.84 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
Description: When a corrupt sheriff tries to take his daughter as his bride and force him to sell his ranch, George Cullen, refusing to go down without a fight, hires the west's toughest gunslinger to destroy his enemy.
Call Number: FIC Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Nic Pizzolatto, Richard Wenk, Roger Birnbaum, Todd Black, Antoine Fuqua
Description: The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue, the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Ken Burns, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor, Geoffrey C Ward
Description: Spanning from the first European advance into the wilderness to the dawn of the 20th century, this series portrays the profound, often devastating impact the onrushing white settlers, adventurers and exploiters had on Native Americans and the land.
Call Number: 978 Wes Discs 1-3
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Max Brand, Eric G Dove
Description: When Samuel Cross was growing up, he was rarely found without a book in his hands and that was the way his mother, a widow, wanted him raised. His uncle, Stephen Larkin, a frontiersman like Sam's father, wanted him to be strong and able to fend for himself, so he would take him into the mountains every summer to teach him how to fight and use a weapon. He proved to be as adept at these subjects as he had been at book learning, but when he was eighteen and his mother died, he took a job working for Chandler, the trader at Fort Bostwick, for whom he was a well-paid clerk and, eventually, watchdog of the business. What he didn't understand was that he looked forward to troublemakers coming into the shop so that he could confront and deal with them. It was during a visit from the district marshal that he learned of Chandler's crooked ways and of his own notoriety and reputation as a safety killer, one who never fights unless he knows that the law is sure to protect him. When the marshal tells him to leave the fort and learn how to live right, Cross decides to head East. His strength and skill with a gun make Cross both friends and enemies on the boat he is taking down the Mississippi. He is saved one night from a fatal stabbing by Charles Granville, a well-to-do Southerner, who recognizes a startling resemblance between himself and Cross. He proposes that Cross repay him by taking part in a daring deceit. Feeling indebted to Granville, Cross agrees and heads to New Orleans. But can Cross actually pull off the masquerade and fool Granville's parents, friends, and especially his beautiful sister, Nancy. And what is behind Granville's desire to have Cross take on the role of himself?
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
Description: Their father is Luke Jensen, supposedly killed in the Civil War. Their uncle Smoke is one of the fiercest gunfighters the west has ever known. It's no surprise that the inseparable Ace and Chance Jensen have a knack for taking risks--even if they have to blast their way out of them. Chance is a bit of a hothead, good with his gun and his fists. Ace is more of a thinker, sharp as a snake bite and just as deadly quick. Their skills are put to the test when two young ladies ask them to protect their struggling stagecoach line from a ruthless, bloodthirsty mine owner with money, power--and enough hired killers to slaughter half the territory.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Timothy Woodward, Michael Paré, Trace Adkins, Tom Sizemore, Kris Kristofferson
Description: In 1880s Kansas, sharpshooter turned rancher, Clay Travis, goes from happily married father of two to a man on a mission after the tragic death of his son and the disappearance of his daughter. Determined to bring his daughter home, and to protect what little family he has left, Clay leaves his quiet ranch and heads to Wichita and on to Dodge City with help of unlikely companion Billy, leaving a trail of gun smoke and dead bodies in their wake.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
Phillip Baribeau, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover, Ben Masters, Ben Thamer
Description: Sixteen wild horses, five states, four men and 3000 miles. The journey of a lifetime riding from Mexico to Canada through the deepest backcountry in the American West to see the remaining open spaces and prove the worth of 50,000 wild horses and burros currently in holding pens.
Call Number: 917.804 Ung
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Erin Bowman
Description: "When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers--and justice"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Andrew Hilleman
Description: Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and then burgled, safe-cracked, and bond-jumped his way across the country and beyond, inciting a manhunt that was dubbed "the thrill of the nation" and a showdown in the court of public opinion between the haves and have-nots--all the while plotting a return to the woman he never stopped loving."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 18, 2018
Burt Kennedy, Max E. Youngstein, Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker
Description: An aging but tough-as-nails lawman meets up with Young Billy Young, a fast-draw outlaw on the run after a deadly robbery. Discovering that they have a common enemy, the two men join forces. But it's a partnership that explodes like a keg of TNT when the lawmen discovers a secret that initiates a barroom brawl.
Call Number: Western
Format: DVD
Date Added: Jul 17, 2018
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Blood And Thunder: An Epic Of The American West [Large Print]
Hampton Sides
LP 978 Sid
The Calling Of Emily Evans
Janette Oke
FIC Oke
Centennial [Audiobook]
James A. Michener, Larry McKeever
FIC Mic
The Duel [DVD]
Kieran Darcy-Smith, Matt Cook, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Adam Rosenfelt
Western
Deadwood : The Best Writings On The Most Notorious Town In The West
T. D. 1958- Griffith
978.391 Dea
The Last Cowboys : A Pioneer Family In The New West
John (Sports reporter) Branch
791.84 Bra
Death Valley Days: The Complete First Season [DVD]
Gayle Lutz, Stanley Andrews, Jock Mahoney, Gail Davis, Denver Pyle
Western
The Legend Of Caleb York
Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins
FIC Spi
Ghostwalkers
Jonathan Maberry
FIC Mab
The Magnificent Seven [DVD]
Nic Pizzolatto, Richard Wenk, Roger Birnbaum, Todd Black, Antoine Fuqua
Western
Greasy Grass: A Story Of The Little Bighorn [Audiobook]
Johnny D. Boggs, Traber Burns, Tanya Eby, Michael Kramer (Narrator), Johnny Heller
FIC Bog
The West. Discs 1-3 [DVD]
Ken Burns, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor, Geoffrey C Ward
978 Wes Discs 1-3
Hickok [DVD]
Timothy Woodward, Michael Lanahan (Screenwriter), Henry Penzi, Chris Nicoletti, Lauren de Normandie
Western
The Western Double [Audiobook]
Max Brand, Eric G Dove
FIC Bra
John Wayne, Western Hero: Twenty Of The Duke's Finest Films [DVD]
John Wayne
Western
Those Jensen Boys!
William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone
FIC Joh
Pony Express Mail-Order Bride
Rhonda Gibson
FIC Gib
Traded [DVD]
Timothy Woodward, Michael Paré, Trace Adkins, Tom Sizemore, Kris Kristofferson
Western
Portlandtown : A Tale Of The Oregon Wyldes
Rob DeBorde
FIC DeB
Unbranded [DVD]
Phillip Baribeau, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover, Ben Masters, Ben Thamer
917.804 Ung
Riders Of The Dawn: A Western Duo [Large Print]
Louis L'Amour
LP FIC LAm
Vengeance Road
Erin Bowman
YA FIC Bow
So Far From God : The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848
John S. D. Eisenhower
973.62 Eis
World, Chase Me Down : A Novel
Andrew Hilleman
FIC Hil
The Ballad Of Black Bart [Large Print]
Loren D. Estleman
LP FIC Est
Young Billy Young [DVD]
Burt Kennedy, Max E. Youngstein, Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker
Western
The Calico & Cowboys Romance Collection [Large Print] : 8 Novellas From The Old West Celebrate The Lighthearted Side Of Love
Mary Connealy
LP FIC Con