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The Bad Lands


Oakley Hall (1920-2008) was considered a great novelist of the American West, and as an inspiring writing teacher whose students include Amy Tan, Michael Chabon, and Richard Ford. The Bad Lands (Atheneum, 1978) is set in1883 in the Dakota Territory. It describes the closing of the open lands there, the end of the Beef Bonanza, and conflicts among ranchers. It blends action-packed western tropes (cattle round-ups, rustlers, the threat of hangings, much shooting, and a whore house) with an elegy to the wild beauty of the Bad ...

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The Bad Lands
2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226412610

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The Bad Lands
1988, Bantam

ISBN-13: 9780553272659

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Bad Lands
1979, Fawcett Books

ISBN-13: 9780449239667

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The Bad Lands
1978, Atheneum Books

ISBN-13: 9780689108235


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