In the Old West, as depicted in popular Western pulps, the good guys were dead shots, women were dangerous, and thieving wranglers were lynched until the cows came home. Rediscover three decades of Western pulps in the first documentation of the genre’s writers and their importance in American popular culture. These short novels featured bad men in need of killing, and cowboys who were more affectionate with their horses than with women. Pulp authors included Zane Grey, who authored as many as 200 pulps, and famed Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas. There were more than 165 of these magazines to choose from, including Ace High Weekly, Zane Grey's Western Story Magazine, and Texas Rangers. This seminal work in the field is filled with fascinating information about the magazines, their contents, their editors and the most popular writers and characters.
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