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Galveston Gunman

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This sluggish, post-Civil War era western opens with three desperados bushwacking loner Lee Strate and lifting his hard-earned stake of $5000. Wounded and left for dead on a trail somewhere near Houston, Lee is saved by Jack Farmer, a free black man, who tends Lee's wounds and agrees to help recover the money. In Houston, Lee finds out that the three bad guys work for Colonel Benson, an ambitious and evil hombre, fiercely racist and still fighting the war. When Benson takes off for Galveston, Lee and Jack follow, and soon discover that Benson and his henchmen are stirring up racial trouble among the dock workers. In Washington, President Hayes has heard about the tensions in Galveston, and asks former President Grant to visit the city as a goodwill gesture. Benson plans to have his boys assassinate Grant. Meanwhile, Lee falls in love with an high-spirited woman whom he meets at a greased-pig catching contest. Creaking along to an entirely predictable climax, the plot is a stunning soporific. Unidimensional characterizations and hackneyed dialogue round out this flat effort by the author of Ryan Rides Back .

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Hardback Editions

January 1989 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Galveston Gunman (An Evans novel of the West)
Author(s): Bill Crider
ISBN: 0-87131-565-3 / 978-0-87131-565-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: M Evans & Co
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Galveston Gunman (An Evans Novel of the West)
Author(s): Bill Crider
ISBN: 1-59077-221-0 / 978-1-59077-221-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
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July 1992 : USA Paperback
Title: Galveston Gunman
Author(s): Bill Crider
ISBN: 1-56054-417-1 / 978-1-56054-417-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Galveston Gunman
Author(s): Bill Crider
ISBN: 0-345-36531-3 / 978-0-345-36531-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Galveston Gunman
Author(s): Bill Crider
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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