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Rio Tinto

(2013)
(The second book in the American Legends series)
A novel by

 
 
Wil Chama was interviewed in 1938 as a contributor to the American Legends Collection, a part of the Federal Writers' Project. Speaking into an Edison Dictaphone he narrated the events of his life. His personal narrative included his involvement as a strike breaker in what became known as the Gunnison Affair.

It was as a result of this shameful episode that he gained his reputation as a gunman and sought to bury himself as a driver of a salt wagon in Rio Tinto, Texas. What Wil never suspected is that he was engaged to work for the Red Devil Salt Works in Rio Tinto not because of his skill as a muleskinner, but precisely because of his reputation as a gunman.

This becomes suddenly clear to Wil when Randall Kellums, the owner of the Red Devil, tells him he wants Wil to give up his job as a wagoner and instead serve notice on Amos Montoya that his company and his people will no longer have access to the salt deposits at Tinto Flats.

Genre: Western

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Used availability for Michael Zimmer's Rio Tinto

Hardback Editions

March 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story (American Legends Collection: Five Star Western)
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
ISBN: 1-4328-2628-X / 978-1-4328-2628-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story (American Legends Collection)
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
ISBN: 1-4708-6162-3 / 978-1-4708-6162-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story (American Legends Collection) (Five Star First Edition Western)
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
ISBN: 1-4708-5174-1 / 978-1-4708-5174-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story (Five Star First Edition Western)
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
ISBN: 1-4708-5173-3 / 978-1-4708-5173-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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September 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story (American Legends Collection) (Five Star First Edition Western)
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
ISBN: 1-4708-5175-X / 978-1-4708-5175-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rio Tinto: A Western Story (The American Legends Collection)
Author(s): Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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