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Gunsight Pass How Oil Came To The Cattle Country And Brought A New West

By: William Macleod Raine
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Gunsight Pass: How Oil Came To The Cattle Country And Brought A New West" by William MacLeod Raine is a captivating tale that blends elements of Western adventure and the transformative power of the oil industry. This novel immerses readers in the rugged landscapes and dynamic characters of the American West during a period of dramatic change. In "Gunsight Pass," Raine skillfully weaves together the threads of frontier life and industrial expansion, presenting a compelling narrative that explores the collision of tradition and progress. Set against the backdrop of Gunsight Pass, a remote and lawless territory, the story follows the fortunes of those caught up in the oil boom that transforms the cattle country into a new frontier of opportunity and conflict. Through vivid descriptions and authentic characters, Raine brings to life the challenges and triumphs of those who seek their fortunes in the oil fields of the West. As the story unfolds, readers are drawn into a world of ambition, greed, and moral complexity, where the pursuit of wealth comes at a price.

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William Macleod Raine

William MacLeod Raine, a British-born American novelist, wrote imaginary adventure novels set in the American Old West. In 1959, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum recognized him into its Hall of Great Westerners. William MacLeod Raine was born in London as the son of William and Jessie Raine. When Raine was ten years old, his family moved from England to Arkansas, finally settling on a cattle ranch on the Texas-Arkansas border. His mother died. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1894, Raine left Arkansas and traveled to the western United States. He became the principal of a school in Seattle while writing pieces for a local newspaper. At this point, he began to publish short pieces, eventually becoming a full-time free-lance fiction writer and discovering his literary voice in the novel. His early writings were romantic histories set in the English countryside. However, after spending time with the Arizona Rangers, Raine altered his writing concentration and began to use the American West as a backdrop. Wyoming's release in 1908 marked the start of his prolific career, during which he averaged roughly two western books per year until his death in 1954. He received an M.L. degree from the University of Colorado in 1920, after establishing the school's first journalism course.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 238 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362204398
  • ISBN-13: 9789362204394
  • Item Weight: 357g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 13.3mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Action & Adventure