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Featuring original short stories by Elmer Kelton, James Reasoner, Randy Lee Eickhoff, Robert Vaughan, Richard S. Wheeler, Tom Piccirilli, Ed Gorman and many others!
"They died with their boots on."
So goes the old cliche that sums up the untimely demise of many a man in the wilder towns of the Old West-and no town was wilder, or home to more untimely demises, than the ultimate City of Sin, Dodge City. The overcrowded cemetery in Dodge was known as Boot Hill, and it was filled with some of the wildest characters in American history.
In this remarkable anthology, Robert Randisi has collected the most successful Western authors currently writing to create a short story collection that tells the stories of Boot Hill-from the coffin-maker with a death wish to the drunken cowboy haunted by one night of greed and violence, to the vigilante piano man and the tough-talking soiled dove. With original stories by Elmer Kelton, James Reasoner, Randy Lee Eickhoff, Robert Vaughan, Richard S. Wheeler, Tom Piccirilli, Ed Gorman and many others, as well as a reprinted story from John Jakes, Boot Hill is a unique and powerful collection that captures the wild and bizarre characters that populated the American West.
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