The Real Wild West
The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West
By Michael Wallis
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312263812, 672pp.)
Publication Date: July 2000
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Winner of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Oklahoma Book Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book Spur Award from the Western Writers of America.
Michael Wallis the award-winning author of Route 66: The Mother Road, and several other books, and the co-author of Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Sante Fe, New Mexico.
"Wallis is the first writer to tie together the 101 Ranch's many stories." -- The New York Times Book Review
"It's hard to imagine a better fit between subject and author than Michael Wallis and the 101 Ranch. The book is a very good read." - Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove
"For decades the story of the 101 Ranch and the Miller family has delighted young and old alike. Michael Wallis's book will serve as an outstanding and entertaining guide to an institution that has played a significant role in the history of our great country." --Gene Autry
"There is no other writer who could have recreated the fun and games and drama of this extraordinary saga better than Michael Wallis. Every character and episode spring and hump and vibrate from page to page, happening to happening." --Jim Lehrer