HOME BOOK OF WESTERN HUMOR by Phillip H. Ault

HOME BOOK OF WESTERN HUMOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Attention Gunsmoke, Bonanza and affiliates. It may interest you to know that some of the boys were as fast with a quip as they were with a gun. And were they practical jokers! Shucks. Take the time a lucky miner blew $2000.00 ""salting"" San Francisco's Sacramento Street with gold Just to fool a shipload of greenhorns. But some things was just natural funny. Like the time the minister was out burying a body when he noticed something: ""Gold! Gold!--and the richest kind of diggings: The congregation is dismissed!"" Jokes, poems, songs, stories with contributors like Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Mack Sennett, Bret Harte and a delightful lady pioneer named ""Dame Shirley."" From the territory that produced the first custard pie caper and the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Hot dogie!

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1967
Publisher: Dodd, Mead