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The Gamblers

The Gamblers

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

Matt Braun

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"MATT BRAUN IS A MASTER STORYTELLER OF FRONTIER HISTORY."
-Elmer Kelton

THEY WERE LEGENDS OF THE FRONTIER
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.


WHO LIVED-AND DIED-IN A GAME OF CHANCE
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 Mattie could play for the highest stakes of all...


"BRAUN IS ONE OF THE BEST!"
-Don Coldsmith, author of the Spanish Bit series

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“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 was 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 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 was the author of forty-seven novels and four nonfiction works, including Black Fox, which was made into a CBS miniseries. Western Writers of America awarded Braun the prestigious Spur Award for his novels Dakota and The Kincaids and the 2004 Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western Literature. Braun passed away in 2016.

Matt Braun

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