A tale of high adventure of the first order. with some of the most memorable characters to be found in the literature of the Old West. Selected by A. C. Greene as one of THE 50 BEST BOOKS ON TEXAS. In the publisher’s opinion, this is the best Western ever written. It is still used as part of the curriculum at the University of Texas’ Life and Literature of the Southwest, the course first taught by the legendary J. Frank Dobie.