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The Encyclopedia of Westerns (The Facts on File Film Reference Library) Hardcover – 31 Aug 2003


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Herb Fagen is one of the nation's leading experts on the subject of the Hollywood Western. He is the author of several books, including Duke, We're Glad We Knew You and Stand Tall, Pilgrim: The John Wayne Quote Book. Mr. Fagen also contributes articles on Western movies for publications such as Filmfax, Classic Images, and Movie Marketplace. He lives in Walnut Creek, CA.

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Great Western Reference 16 July 2005
By Erik Rupp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Herb Fagen's The Encyclopedia of Westerns is a great reference book for Western movies. It includes entries for over 3,500 Westerns, with most getting a plot synopsis and some comments from the author on the quality or significance of that particular film. Fagen's comments are interesting and sometimes insightful, and the information provided is fairly comprehensive.

The Encyclopedia of Westerns is well written and is a "must have" for fans of the Western genre.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Old West Lives Again in Movies 26 July 2004
By Bob L'Aloge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for anyone who loves the Old West in Movies genre. I am going through it with a fine tooth comb and loving every entry I pass through. The movies are well entered and easy to read offering everything I want to know about the movie. Also, I'm finding quotes from the westerns which is something I really enjoy.

I could not recommend this book any better. I'm an author of Old West non-fiction and so I enjoy it as the Old West lives again in the movies for me. It's worth the money.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Over 3,000 entries with details 3 April 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Fans of the Western movie who want a reference to the film medium will look no further than Herb Fagen's Encyclopedia Of Westerns, an extensive guide offering over 3,000 entries with details on production, cast, crew lists, release dates of films and critical analysis. Encyclopedia Of Westerns offers an exceptionally comprehensive coverage, and is not to be missed.
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Indispensible reference 18 July 2005
By William W. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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For the casual to the serious western movie fan this is THE reference. Much in the way of storylines, cast and credits. Of great value when deciding which western DVD release to add to your collection. And at the rate they are turning out new westerns today, this reference is unfortunately going to be current for a long time. Well worth the price.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Exactly What It Says 25 Dec 2007
By Jules - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I got this book for my dad for Christmas, not knowing what it was like or anything. It is pretty much formatted like an encyclopedia would be, hence the name. As far as quality of the book, it is similar to the average school textbook...nice hard cover and about the size of the average math, history, etc. book. It has some pictures in it, all black and white, and the western movies are listed in alphabetical order through the book. Very good reference if you are just wanting to know what a movie is about, who is in it, the director, year, what company produced it, etc. It runs fairly recent up to Young Guns and possibly some other recent movies. My dad is an avid western collector, so now he has something to reference them by.
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