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The Gamblers

They Were Legends of the Frontier-Living and Dying by Chance, Courage, and Guns...

Matt Braun

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They towered over the frontier: men like Hickok, Custer, Cody, and Earp. From Tombstone to Abilene, on a sprawling, rugged frontier, they forged a life by their cunning and courage. And between these gambling men--some who lost and some who won--was a woman who carved out a legend of her own. A beautiful farm girl from Indiana, Mattie Silks traded innocence for the West's wildest men. But then her trail of love and money took her to the boomtown of Denver and a man named Cort Thomson--where she could play for the highest stakes of all...

They towered over the frontier: men like Hickok, Custer, Cody, and Earp. From Tombstone to Abilene, on a sprawling, rugged frontier, they forged a life by their cunning and courage. And between these gambling men--some who lost and some who won--was a woman who carved out a legend of her own. A beautiful farm girl from Indiana, Mattie Silks traded innocence for the West's wildest men. But then her trail of love and money took her to the boomtown of Denver and a man named Cort Thomson--where she could play for the highest stakes of all...

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Praise for The Gamblers

"Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy." --Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
"Matt Braun has a genius for taking real characters out of the Old West and giving them flesh-and-blood immediacy." --Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Matt Braun

  • Matt Braun is a fourth-generation Westerner, steeped in the tradition and lore of the frontier era. His books reflect a heritage rich with the truths of that bygone time. Raised among the Cherokee and Osage tribes, Braun learned their traditions and culture, and their philosophy became the foundation of his own beliefs. Like his ancestors, he has spent most of his life wandering the mountains and plains of the West. His heritage and his contribution to Western literature resulted in his appointment by the Governor of Oklahoma as a Territorial Marshal.

    Braun is the author of more than forty novels and four nonfiction works, including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries, and One Last Town, which was made into a TNT movie called You Know My Name. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Golden Spur Award for The Kincaids. He is also the recipient of the Cowboy Spirit Award and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Matt Braun
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The Gamblers

They Were Legends of the Frontier-Living and Dying by Chance, Courage, and Guns...

Matt Braun

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