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Title:
Open range
Author:
Paine, Lauran.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Leisure Books, 2003.

©1990
Physical Description:
242 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Originally published as The Open range men.

Published as movie tie-in.
Language:
English
Added Title:
Open range men.
ISBN:
9780843952612
Format :
Book

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Summary

The basis for the upcoming film from Touchstone Pictures, directed by and starring Kevin Costner, set for release August 15. A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.


Author Notes

Lauran Paine was born on February 25, 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota. He spent his youth working as a cowboy. Paine entered the publishing scene in 1950, when he had 14 books published. Those first books were written under his own name and included Adobe Empire, Timberline, Geronimo, Wake of the Moon, Valour in the Land, The Bounty Hunter, Sixgun Atonement, The Apache Kid, Kiowa-Apache, Greed at Gold River, The Modoc War, Lawman, and The Story of Buckhorn.

Paine has also done quite a bit of magazine work, as well as motion picture work on Westerns, livestock dealing, rodeoing, blacksmithing and ranching. Paine's books have been translated into every major European language, and have even been reprinted behind the Iron Curtain and in Africa.

In 35 years of serious writing, Paine had seen over 900 of his manuscripts published as books, including at least 515 Westerns, all of them under about 74 pen names. He was listed in the Guiness Book of World Records from 1980 to 1984 as the world's most prolific living author.

Lauran Paine died December 1, 2001 in Fort Jones, California.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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