Rick Steber

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"The best of Western literature". Each of Rick Steber's books is both an exciting western adventure and historical chronicle. Rich in variety and content, readers feel the compelling dramas revealed through the eyes of the characters. They define the dynamics of western life in a fashion no other author has been able to attain.

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Books

All Around
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,420. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
This true contemporary story reads like pages ripped from a dime novel. All-Around rodeo cowboy, Mac Griffith, is gunned down after a barroom brawl. The shooter is arrested and charged with murder. At the ensuing trial, a cast of truly colorful western characters parade to the witness stand. It is their testimony—what they have to say and what they are not allowed to say—
Red White Black
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
At the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up, the Saddle Bronc Championship of the Northwest came down to three men of different skin colors - Jackson Sundown, a Nez Perce Indian, John Spain, a white man from pioneering stock, and George Fletcher, an African American. Red. White. Black.
A Promise Given
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A true story of a remarkable love, a promise given, and of bluebirds... A Promise Given is a nonfiction book dealing with the many diverse issues each of us must face at various points during our lifetimes: love, loss, the complexities of growing old, and how each of us has the opportunity to directly effect the environment in which we live.
Buckaroo Heart
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,280. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Herman Vowell grew up on an Oregon homestead dreaming of being a cowboy. He was barely 21 when he became buckaroo boss of the Pitchfork Ranch, one of the biggest spreads in the West. He felt his life was complete and then he met Betty Torrens, a city girl from California. They fell in love and married during the darkest days of World War II
Buy the Chief a Cadillac
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Award-winning novel on the Klamath Indian reservation in 1961 just days before the tribe's "termination" by the U. S. government. Each tribal member received a $43,000 settlement from the government in return for the Klamath's 1-million acre reservation and the end of the Klamath's tribal status. Buy the Chief a Cadillac explores life on the reservation.
Caught in the Crosshairs
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,860. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Caught in the Crosshairs - a true story of the perfect murder, almost.... On the last day of summer in 1994, while cowboy Phil Brooks was riding in the hills of Eastern Oregon, he was struck through the heart by a bullet fired from a high-powered rifle.
Tales of the Wild West - Cowboys
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The men who ride the open range of the far West are known under a variety of names: vaquero, range rider, mustanger and buckaroo, but the name most commonly known is cowboy. The nature of a cowboy's work demands independence and toughness. He is a man of action; yet the long, lonely hours spent in the saddle provide ample time to develop a unique outlook on life.
Forty Candles on a Cowboy Cake
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,840. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
After a day spent working cattle, Waddy Wilder sits in a small town bar on Oregon’s dry side contemplating his forty years of buckarooing. He is trying to decide if he should keep rolling along like a tumbleweed, or settle down...
Tales of the Wild West - Grandma's Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Grandma grew up on a farm and, at a relatively young age, she fell in love and married Grandpa. They moved west, found the opportunities to their liking and together they raised a wonderful family.
Tales of the Wild West - Grandpa's Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Great-grandfather has witnessed so much change in his life. When he was a boy the horse and buggy was the mode of transportation. He has lived to see aviation progress from a few barnstorming pilots hop-scotching across the country to jet aircraft thundering across the sky. And he was sitting there that day, in front of the television, when men walked on the moon
Tales of the Wild West - Gunflighers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The names of the gunfighters are legendary: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Henry Plummer, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok.... These men, and others like them, epitomize the image of the Wild West.
Tales of the Wild West - Indians
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
According to popular theory the first inhabitants of north America arrived during the last Ice Age. Between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago people are believed to have crossed from Asia to North America on a natural land bridge, where the Aleutian Island chain now exists.
Tales of the Wild West - Miners
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The discovery of gold in Califonia launched the nation's first gold rush. It began January 23, 1848. James Marshall, who was building a sawmill for John Sutter on the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, turned water from the millpond into the tailrace. A glimmer in the clear water caught his eye and he picked up a yellow rock about the size of a dime and weighing one-quarter ounce.
Tales of the Wild West - Loggers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,290. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Logging in North America began with the arrival of European colonists in the 1600s. In a few short decades there were water-powered sawmills scattered up and down the eastern seaboard with the main concentration in northern New England. The lumber was used to build ships, furniture, kegs and barrels, buggies and wagons. As the loggers cleared areas in the forest, others arrived to farm the ground
Tales of the Wild West - Mountain Men
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Born into every generation are a few restless souls who long for adventure. In the early 1800s this wild breed became mountain men who headed up the Missouri, crossed the Rock-ies and continued west, hunting, trapping and exploring as they went.
New York to Nome
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,180. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"This book is the first telling of what was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'longest canoe trip in history'-an eighteen-month, 7,865-mile saga of two young men and a canoe named Muriel.
Tales of the Wild West - Oregon Trail
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,620. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"One of the great things about the West is that our history lies so close to the surface. It was our grand parents and parents who were the pioneers.
Tales of the Wild West - Pacific Coast
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"Sir Francis Drake, the daring English pirate, was the first European to sail the stormy North Pacific. ln 1579, after having raided the Spanish settlements of South America, he sought to escape up the coast through an inland waterway that would return his ship, the Golden Hind, to the Atlantic Ocean.
Tales of the Wild West - Pioneers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"Mountain men and fur traders were the first to travel the route that would one day become the Oregon Trail. In their wake came missionaries who wrote letters and reports describing the far side of the continent and praising the mild climate, healthful conditions and the deep, fertile soil.
Secrets of the Bull
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,230. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"BIG FRANK BATTLE LEANED AN ELBOW AGAINST THE HOOD OF HIS battered, in his secluded valley, his sprawling ranch, his livestock. He had not the slightest inkling that before this particular morning played itself out, his body would fail him, the power he loved to wield so fiercely would crumble to dust and all the secrets he had managed to keep
Tales of the Wild West- Western Heroes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"Through bravery, courage and strength of character these men and women stood head and shoulders above their contemporaries. They are our true Western American Heroes. "
Wild Horse Rider
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"Lew Minor was a bronc-buster who chased wild horses across the vast reaches of Nevada, a buckaroo who rode rough-string and broke cavalry remounts, and a cowboy star who won rodeos throughout the West and Canada. He toured the nation with the famous Kit Carson Wild West Show as the featured attraction and won the world champion bronc rider belt buckle at the 1912 Pendleton Round-Up.
Tales of the Wild West- Women of the West
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"Early-day women of the West are depicted in fading photographs: a gaunt, bonneted figure in a long dress walking beside a wagon, baby cradled in her arms, children scattered behind, a woman, looking older than her years, stirring lye soap over an open fire, a dancehall girl on stage, miners watching her every move....
Tales of the Wild West- Cowboys
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The men who ride the open range of the far West are known under a variety of names: vaquero, range rider, mustanger and buckaroo, but the name most commonly known is cowboy.
Tales of the Wild West- Children's Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,100. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The first white children to come west were sons and daughters of the pioneers. They trudged barefooted beside the wagons, across the dusty plains, through the heat and the prickly pear cactus and over the mountains of sharp volcarlic rocks. Some never made it and piles of stones and improvised crosses marked their graves.
Tales of the Wild West- Campfire Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The storyteller spins a web of fantasy while the campfire sends a shower of sparks leaping into the night sky to drift among the ancient stars.
Tales of the Wild West - Tall Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
"A tall tale begins innocently with convincing facts and a few trivial details thrown in. But in the course of the story the limits of believability are stretched to the breaking point. In the end we are left wondering how we could have been so naive, so darn gullible.

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