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Sudden at Bay

(1968)
(A book in the Sudden Westerns series)
A novel by

 
 
The Cotton boys owned the town. Nothing moved in or out without their say - so. Drifters weren't encouraged. Move on, they were told. There's a lot of lead in the air. All except one moved on. He was a dark- haired stranger who gave the name Green, and asked about two men he was looking for. When the Cottons tried to gun down an unarmed kid, he took a hand. The Cotton boys decided to make an example of him to the rest of the town. They didn't know what they were taking on, but they found out - SUDDEN.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frederick Nolan, a.k.a. 'Frederick H. Christian', was born in Liverpool, England and was educated there and at Aberaeron in Wales. He decided early in life to become a writer, but it was some thirty years before he got around to achieving his ambition. His first book was The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall, and along the way he became an authority on the history of the American frontier, founder of The English Westerners' Society, and something of a connoisseur of western fiction in the days when it was a flourishing literary genre.

In addition to the Angel westerns, Fred also wrote five entries in the popular 'Sudden' series started by Oliver Strange. Among his numerous books is the best-selling The Oshawa Project (published as The Algonquin Project in the US) which was later filmed by MGM as Brass Target, starring Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Max von Sydow, George Kennedy, and Robert Vaughn.

A leading authority on the outlaws and gunfighters of the Old West, he has scripted and appeared in many television programs both in England and in the United States, and authored numerous articles in historical and other academic publications. His award-winning books on Southwestern frontier history include The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall (1965), The Lincoln County War: A Documentary History (a New York Times 'Book of the Year' in 1992), Bad Blood: The Life and Times of the Horrell Brothers (1994), The West of Billy the Kid (1998), an annotated edition of Pat Garrett's Authentic Life of Billy the Kid (2000), and a popular introduction to the history of the frontier, The Wild West: History, Myth and the Making of America, published in 2003.

Genre: Western    

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Used availability for Frederick H Christian's Sudden at Bay

Hardback Editions

February 1976 : UK Hardback

Title: Sudden at Bay
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
ISBN: 0-7274-0181-5 / 978-0-7274-0181-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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Paperback Editions

1971 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sudden at bay
Author(s): Frederick H Christian, Oliver Strange
ISBN: 0-552-08813-7 / 978-0-552-08813-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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August 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sudden at Bay
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
ISBN: 0-552-07976-6 / 978-0-552-07976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Books
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1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sudden at Bay
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
ISBN: 0-552-11799-4 / 978-0-552-11799-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sudden at Bay (A Sudden Western Book 2)
Author(s): Frederick H Christian
Publisher: Piccadilly Publishing
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