|About the Book|
Women who won the west and men along for the ride:Romantic tales of the range.Everyone knows that Calamity Jane was a top-hand wrangler of wild mustangs and Annie Oakley could bulls-eye a target while the males in a contest were still lining up their sights. Which is another way of saying that women on the wild-west frontier rose to challenges that in reality surpassed those of males. In addition to guiding the plow, weaving the homespun, swinging the axe, fighting hostile Indians, by biological decree they bore the generation of inheritors. Talmage Powells Six-Gun Ladies is cant-put-it-down entertainment, and more, vividly staging the ambience and the role of women in an era that made America great.Talmage Powell is one of Americas most prolific and enduring short story writers, having published about 600, beginning during the heyday of magazine fiction to the present. Many of his works have appeared hither and yon in ten languages and in about 100 anthologies. He is the author of 25 books and numerous television pieces for producers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Quinn Martin, Karl Kramer,NBC Television, Anglia in England and F.A.T. of Paris, France. An off-beat writer, he offers, in Six-Gun Ladies, a bare-knuckles view of a time when the west was untamed and women more often than not were the survival factor.