The Great West prior to the century's turn abounds in legend. Stories are told of fabled gunmen whose bullets always magically found their mark; of mighty stallions whose tireless gallop rivaled the speed of the wind; of glorious women whose beauty stunned mind and heart. But nowhere in the vast spread of the mountain-desert country is there a greater legend told than the story of Red Pierre and the phantom gunfighter McGurk.
This book was written by Max Brand, universally accepted as one of the giants of western/cowboy literature.
This edition of the book contains the single, original illustration, rejuvenated, and nine illustrations unique to this edition.
Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 – May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. Faust (as Max Brand) also created the popular fictional character of young medical intern Dr. James Kildare in a series of pulp fiction stories. Faust's Kildare character was subsequently featured over several decades in other media, including a series of American theatrical films by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), a radio series, two television series, and comics. Faust's other pseudonyms include George Owen Baxter, Evan Evans, George Evans, David Manning, John Frederick, Peter Morland, George Challis, Peter Ward and Frederick Frost.