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WIN BLEVINS. Dictionary of the American West

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WIN BLEVINS. Dictionary of the American West. Trade Paperback and Kindle, 336 pages, $9.99, tor.com

This book reaches beyond cowboy talk to language previously ignored—of fur trappers, miners, Mormons, gamblers, rivermen, loggers, prostitutes, and many more. Plus words imported from the languages of Indians, Mexicans, French-Canadians, and even Russians in Alaska. Alistaire Cooke wrote, “There has never been anything like this enchanting book.  It is inconceivable that anyone with the faintest interest in the West, in its history, facts and fables, idioms and mores, can ever again be without this exhaustive bible of the West.”