The other books I procured on the recent antique store venture were:
1. Western Writers of America 14 Spurs, edited by Will Henry, a collection of fiction by Spur Award Winners published in 1958. They include stories by Bill Gulick, Will Henry, Dorothy M. Johnson, John Prebble, S. Omar Barker, and others.
2. Give Your Heart to the Hawks, by Winfred Blevins, a tribute to the Mountain Men, published by Avon in 1976. A non-fiction paperback.
3. Wild Pitch, by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., published by the Popular Library,, 1973. First time in paperback. Another classic of life in the West, featuring a small-town sheriff with the guts and the intelligence to run circles around a city detective (it says on the back cover).
4. After the Bugles, by Elmer Kelton, published by Ballantine Books in the First Edition, 1967, a paperback. Now it was over. The war was won. Texas no longer belonged to Mexico. Josh Buckalew still couldn't really believe it was over. .... And there were problems---renegades looking for a gun to steal, Comanches, burned homes. .... But the real battle was still to be won. (From the back cover)
Each time I enter one of these stores, I promise myself not to buy any books because I have too many on hand as it is. I will not buy any books....I will not buy any books...I will not buy any books next time. No, dadburnit, I won't.