by Gerald Hausman (Editor)


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Edited by Gerald Hausman

This anthology with more than 20 contributors from a variety of authors has something to please for every fan. Editor and contributor Gerald Hausman introduces the anthology with a brief history of GUNS. Stories range in tone from The Momaday Gun by Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday, to Choice of Weapons by New York Times bestselling author Jane Lindskold.

There is a spiritual history of firearms as well as a historical one.

The truth is, they have been with us for a very long time. Every family has a gun story, a firearm anecdote that bares the bones of the oldest argument there is-the one about the plain old cussedness of the human race. In this unusual and varied collection of tales written by masters of the word, we begin with America's legendary past-with the pirate Blackbeard and the gunslinger Billy the Kid, followed by Teddy Roosevelt and moving forward in time to Andy Warhol. Here are stories that will shock and bewilder.

N. Scott Momaday

Hilary Hemingway

Jeff Lindsay

Trent Zelazny

Jane Lindskold

Aram Saroyan

Jan Wiener


Stories of bravery and murder, stories of love, betrayal and suicide.

Sometimes it seems that the gun is doing the talking-not for itself-but for all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628155839
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Gerald Hausman, folklorist and author, has edited numerous anthologies including Tunkashila which The New York Times called "An eloquent tribute to the first great storytellers of America." Gerald's awards include those from the American Folklore Society, Children's Protective Services, Bank Street College of Education, the National Council of Social Studies, and the International Reading Association. He has spoken at The Kennedy Center, Fordham University and on National Public Radio. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The stories were so short, varied and interesting, and it was always a surprise to see what the next one would be about. I liked several of the action-packed ones, particularly those based in history (stories of Blackbeard, Billy the Kid, WWII). But also found others simply funny and entertaining. I think this is a perfect gift book for guys. Or a book club (again, for guys).