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Les Adams; Buck Rainey. Shoot-Em-Ups: The Complete Reference Guide to Westerns of the Sound Era. Arlington House Publishers. 1978. 633pp.

Ed Andreychuk. The Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films. McFarland. 1997. 184pp.

Gene Blottner. Universal-International Westerns, 1947-1963: The Complete Filmography. McFarland. 2000. 362pp.

Ian Cameron; Douglas Pye (editor). The Book of Westerns. Continuum. 1996. 320pp.

Michael Coyne. The Crowded Prairie: American National Identity in the Hollywood Western. I. B. Tauris. 1997. 239pp.

Scott Emmert. Loaded Fictions: Social Critique in the Twentieth-Century Western. University of Idaho Press. 1996. 212pp.

Michael G. Fitzgerald; Boyd Magers. Ladies of the Western: Interviews with Fifty-One More Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s. McFarland. 2002. 328pp.

Peter A. French. Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns. Rowman & Littlefield. 1997. 162pp.

Philip French. Westerns: Aspects of a Movie Genre and Westerns Revisited. Carcanet. 2005. 247pp.

Holly George-Warren. How Hollywood Invented the Wild West: Featuring The Real West, Campfire Melodies, Matinee Idols, Four Legged Friends, Cowgirls & Lone Guns. Reader's Digest. 2005. 224pp.

Barrie Hanfling. Westerns and the Trail of Tradition: A Year-by-year History, 1929-1962. McFarland. 2001. 260pp.

Henryk Hoffmann. Western Film Highlights: The Best of the West, 1914-2001. McFarland & Co.. 2003. 203pp.

Howard Hughes. Stagecoach to Tombstone: The Filmgoers' Guide to Great Westerns. I. B. Tauris. 2008. 272pp.

Larry Langman. A Guide to Silent Westerns. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1992. 577pp.

John H. Lenihan. Showdown: Confronting Modern America in the Western Film. University of Illinois Press. 1985. 224pp.

R. Philip Loy. Westerns in a Changing America, 1955-2000. McFarland. 2004. 320pp.

Patrick McGee. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Blackwell Publishing. 2006. 262pp.

John G. Nachbar (editor). Focus on the Western. Prentice-Hall. 1974. 150pp.

A. J. Prats. Invisible Natives: Myth and Identity in the American Western. Cornell University Press. 2002. 317pp.

Buck Rainey. The Strong, Silent Type: Over 100 Screen Cowboys, 1903-1930. McFarland. 2004. 710pp.

Yardena Rand. Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns. Maverick Spirit Press. 2005. 208pp.

Peter C. Rollins; John E. O'Connor (editor). Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History. University Press of Kentucky. 2005. 373pp.

John Saunders. The Western Genre: From Lordsburg to Big Whiskey. Wallflower Press. 2001. 131pp.

Peter Stanfield. Horse Opera: The Strange History of the 1930s Singing Cowboy. University of Illinois Press. 2002. 177pp.

Jon Tuska. The American West in Film: Critical Approaches to the Western. Greenwood Press. 1985. 303pp.

Nanna Verhoeff. The West in Early Cinema: After the Beginning. Amsterdam University Press. 2006. 459pp.

Jeffrey M. Wallmann. The Western: Parables of the American Dream. Texas Tech University Press. 1999. 231pp.

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