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The Shootist

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Published by Center Point Large Print .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Large type books,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Western,
  • Westerns - General,
  • General,
  • Western stories

  • Edition Notes

    Center Point Western Standard (Large Print)

    The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8817074M
    ISBN 101585477710
    ISBN 109781585477715


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The Shootist by Glendon Fred Swarthout Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Shootist was the winner of the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America as the Best Western Novel of that year. In a recent 60th anniversary poll among its expert members, the Western Writers also ranked The Shootist #4 among the best Western novels ever written.

This novel was also quickly made in into one of John Wayne's /5. Having watched the movie, The Shootist, many times, I decided to read the original book by Glendon Swarthout for a comparison. What a pleasure.

It was all there, which proves why the The Shootist book was so well received by Western fans. The book is a captivating look at the winding down of the Amerian West and its icons/5().

The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death. Most men would end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a gunfighter has a third option, one that Books decides to exercise. He may choose his own : UNP - Bison Books.

THE LAST SHOOTIST is the sequel to the classic western THE SHOOTIST a book that is not nearly as well known as John Wayne's final film.

The SHOOTIST featured a cast of famous actors who came together to support Wayne known to be in bad health with the possibility that it would be his last film/5. About this Item: Signet Book, USA, Soft Cover. Condition: FINE+, Near New. Painted Front Cover (illustrator).

First Edition By This Publisher. pages. **** THE SHOOTIST a Killer Headed for the Last Showdown Basis for the Classic Dino De Laurentis & Paramount Pictures Movie / Film starring; JOHN WAYNE as John Bernard Books, Lauren Bacall as Bond Rogers.

Buy a cheap copy of The Shootist book by Glendon Swarthout. The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death.

Most men would end Free shipping over $/5(5). The Last Shootist by Miles Swarthout and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Directed by Don Siegel. With John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart. A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity/10(K).

The Shootist is as much a story of the end of the Old West as it is the story of John Bernard Books, the last famous living gunman, whose passing will. The Shootist () Plot. Showing all 4 items Jump to: Summaries (4) Summaries.

A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a. The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death.

Most men would end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a gunfighter has a third option, one that Books decides to exercise.

The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a man of principle and the only surviving gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the yearon the day of Queen Victoria's demise, there to be told by a doctor that he must soon 4/5(7).

The Shootist is one of the greatest Westerns ever made, although it is rarely named as such. It is John Wayne's final film, and possibly his best performance.

Wayne, of course, essentially invented the on-screen American cowboy: swaggering, gritty, terse, self-contained, charming, relentless. Book Review: The Shootist John Bernard (J.B.) Books, is what was known back then as a “shootist,” though in later years the more popular term became gunfighter.

Books has been told he has cancer, which he doesn’t want to believe, and comes to Carson City to get a second opinion.

Reading "The Shootist" you quickly realize you have a great book in your hands. Famed and labeled as a "gun man," a"man-killer," an "assassin," or a" shootist," 51 year-old John Bernard Books rides into El Paso to get a second option from the town doctor.

The Shootist is a terrific Western starring the legendary John Wayne. The film was to be The Duke's final film role. The plot is about a hired that is dying of a terminal illness and looks in 90%. THE SHOOTIST is a movie directed by Don Siegel in This film earned a nomination for the Academy award in the Best Art and Set Decoration category.

Last John Wayne movie. Some foul language Is this movie based on a - book Movies with storylines, themes & endings like The Shootist; The Cowboys starring John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Roscoe Lee.

Glendon Fred Swarthout (April 8,near Pinckney, Michigan – SeptemScottsdale, Arizona) was an American writer and novelist.

Several of his novels were made into films. Where the Boys Are, and The Shootist which was John Wayne's last work, are probably the best known. 2 Beginning writer. 8 Film adaptations. 11 External : Glendon Fred Swarthout, April 8. The Shootist Gun Range, Inc.

- S Galapago St, Englewood, Colorado - Rated based on Reviews "I purchased two groupon's to use for my /5(). About ten minutes into The Shootist, Doctor Hostetler (James Stewart) tells aging western gunfighter John Bernard Books (John Wayne) "You have a cancer." Knowing that his death will be painful and lingering, Books is determined to be shot in the line of "duty".

In his remaining two months, Books settles scores with old enemies, including gambler Pulford (Hugh O'Brian) and /5(29). Paramount among the changes that Wayne demanded, was the ending of the movie. Though different, I like both the book and the movie endings.

The Shootist is truly a classic among Westerns, told in a sparse, lean style that tells a compelling story with a solid narrative and authentic late ’s dialogue/5().

For those of you who may not know, JB Books was the main protagonist in the movie, The Shootist, starring John Wayne. In it, Books tells a young Gillom Rogers, played by a young Ron Howard, a few truths that more people should live by.

First, there was the code that JB Books lived by. If a university press such as Bison Books decides to reprint an "out of print" novel, that usually means the book has special or sufficient literary merit to make it worthy of being kept in print for posterity.

My guess is the Lincoln, Nebraska academics conclude it may be approaching "classic" status. Besides winning the "Spur Award" inthe Western Writers Of America have. Get this from a library. The last shootist. [Miles Hood Swarthout; Glendon Swarthout] -- Young Gillom Rogers has just given the coup de grace to a famous gunfighter involved in a bloody saloon shootout in El Paso, Texas.

After swiping J.B. Books's matched Remington pistols off. John Bernard Books is the only surviving top gunfighter in a vanishing American West. He rides into El Paso in the yearon the day of Queen Victoria's demise, there to be told by a doctor that he has a terminal illness.

As word spreads that the famous assassin has reached the end, an assortment of vultures gather to feast upon his corpse - 5/5(1). The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

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Cover picture very accurate portrayal of the book's Books Glendon Swarthout ( – ) was a Michigan-born writer who published 16 novels between and, posthumously, in a wide variety of : Jeff Arnold's West.

The Shootist (Book): Swarthout, Glendon: By the author of The Homesman, now a major motion picture The Shootist is John Bernard Books, a gunfighter at the turn of the twentieth century who must confront the greatest Shootist of all: Death.

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Most men would end their days in bed or take their own lives, but a PDF gunfighter has a third option. One of Swarthout's likable scenarios of the year when John B.

Books, a shootist (that's an elegant word for desperado) rides into El Paso in his Stetson and his Prince Albert coat, cushioned by a pillow from a whorehouse.

He has come to learn from the doctor who once saved his life whether he's dying of cancer of the prostate &#; and he is. But he's determined to. The Shootist is a American western film directed by Don Siegel and based on Glendon Swarthout's novel of the same name. It marked John Wayne's final film role.

The screenplay was written by Miles Hood Swarthout (the son of the author) and Scott Hale/10(). Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her r, it is not Brooks' fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant ds:The Shootist movieThe Shootist movie onlineThe Shootist movie streamingThe Shootist movie HDThe Shootist movie.

The Shootist is a very special film indeed."Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times "If, God forbid, John Wayne should choose to end his incredible career right now, after more than 45 years in films, I can't think of any more perfect picture to fade out on than this Frankovich/Self production of The Shootist Just when it seemed the Western was.

The Shootist is a classic Western novel written by Glendon Swarthout in It won the Spur Award for Best Western Novel ofand was chosen in the Western Writers of America’s members’ poll in as one of the 10 greatest Western novels of the 20th century.