Stanley Vestal: Champion of the Old West
Place Published: Glendale, CA
Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company
Date Published: 1973
Book Id: 35945
299pp. Octavo [24 cm] Light orange brown cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped and rubbed. There is a lengthy gift inscription on the front free endsheet. A couple of the pages at the beginning have minor pen marks.
From the Introduction- "Writers of books about the Old West- both fact and fiction- are almost as numerous as the white and red warriors who lived that colorful chapter of American history. However, a few of these authors stand out above all the rest as literary giants. Such a man was Walter Stanley Campbell (Stanley Vestal), novelist, biographer, historian, master teacher of writers, a plainsman who loved the Indian way of life and was twice adopted by Sioux chiefs, artillery captain, Rhodes Scholar, and above all, an exhaustive researcher who sought out first-hand information about plains Indians and frontiersmen whose experiences he recorded for future generations."