Dead Man's Walk

Dead Man's Walk

Paperback Lonesome Dove

By (author) Larry McMurtry

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 175mm x 28mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1996
  • ISBN 10: 0671001167
  • ISBN 13: 9780671001162
  • Sales rank: 31,745

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"Dead Man's Walk" is the first, extraordinary book in the epic "Lonesome Dove" tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call. As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.

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"In "Dead Man's Walk", McMurtry uses a simple, wry, immensely accessible storyteller's voice to ponder the same questions that Melville and Conrad did. This is a great book. . . . Larry McMurtry, at his best here, is one of the finest American novelists, ever. We are lucky he's around."--John Milius, "Los Angeles Times"