Friday, November 24, 2017

Western Words: A Dictionary of the Old West


Nickle-Plated

The cowboy’s term for the best in anything, from nickel-plated decorations upon his person and riding gear to a well-dressed woman.

The noted Western historian Ramon F. Adams assembled this glossary of Old West words all culled from true sources, with none borrowed from fiction or film.

It is a pleasure for the Western aficionado to browse and I have no doubt that many an author has dipped into this volume a time or two to give his or her narrative a bit of authoritative authenticity.

This book is indeed, nickel-plated.

1 comment:

  1. AND...it's available as an ebook from Open Library.

    My electronic TBR file is getting out of hand.

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