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Little Man, and the Dixon County War [Kindle Edition]

Stan R. Mitchell , Danah Mitchell
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Stan R. Mitchell, the highly touted author of the Marine Sniper novels "Sold Out" and "Mexican Heat," lays down the lead in this epic Western tale -- a story of how even good must often become soiled in order to win.

"Little Man, and the Dixon County War" is a fast-paced, action-packed book set in the Western era. Fans of "Appaloosa," "3:10 to Yuma," and "Django Unchained" will almost certainly enjoy it.

Book description: Paul Zachary arrives in the West after surviving three long, hard years in a Rebel cavalry troop charged with raiding Northern towns.

He's young -- 27 -- and baby faced, but quickly proves himself on some posse work. The town bestows a badge on him and counts on him to keep the peace at a time when keeping the peace usually means spilling some blood.

Unfortunately for Paul, he's soon heralded as a hero by the papers and given the name, "Little Man."

And that's when things get really interesting...


Editorial Reviews

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"There are no wasted words in Stan Mitchell's debut western which eschews the florid (and, let's face it, boring) descriptions of Louis Lamour or Zane Grey in favor of something leaner than thrice-dried jerky and meaner than a longhorn steer with a scorpion on its scrotum. The amount of people shot or stabbed (or, sometimes, both) in this violent tale of the Old West is quite impressive, making this a must-read for those who want their gun-blazing action swifter than a stallion with its tail on fire and who prefer their literary heroes do their talking with hard fists and cold steel rather than soft smiles and hollow words.

"I read Mitchell's 2nd novel, Sold Out, first, and consider it to be a damn good read. But Little Man is not a damn good read...it's a damn great one. Fans of the action-western genre should consider this mandatory reading, as should anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned tale of good versus evil played out in a hailstorm of bullets and blood." -- Mark Allen, author of "The Killing Question"

About the Author

Stan R. Mitchell writes action-packed thrillers, which readers have compared to the works of Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy.

You can learn more about him here: stanrmitchell.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2211 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Stan R. Mitchell; 2 edition (December 28, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00776E5OC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,079 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lean, Mean, Gunslinging Machine May 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There are no wasted words in Stan Mitchell's debut western which eschews the florid (and, let's face it, boring) descriptions of Louis Lamour or Zane Grey in favor of something leaner than thrice-dried jerky and meaner than a longhorn steer with a scorpion on its scrotum. The amount of people shot or stabbed (or, sometimes, both) in this violent tale of the Old West is quite impressive, making this a must-read for those who want their gun-blazing action swifter than a stallion with its tail on fire and who prefer their literary heroes do their talking with hard fists and cold steel rather than soft smiles and hollow words.

Mitchell has pared the story down to the bare bone yet keeping things interesting. It's a straight-forward tale of good guys versus bad guys but takes the time to let you know what makes the protagonist tick. Not a lot of time, mind you--that would interfere with moving things along to the next action scene--but enough time to ensure Little Man is not just some one-dimensional stereotype with a stetson and a sidearm.

I read Mitchell's 2nd novel, "Sold Out," first, and consider it to be a damn good read. But "Little Man" is not a damn good read...it's a damn great one. Fans of the action-western genre should consider this mandatory reading, as should anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned tale of good versus evil played out in a hailstorm of bullets and blood.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Hell of a read... July 9, 2012
By Aaron
Format:Paperback
Mr. Mitchell's book was actioned packed from page one. It seems he purposefully leaves out lengthy descriptions of the scenery and towns and instead adds bullet after blood spattering bullet throughout the novel. I started the book on a Saturday and closed the last page on Monday. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys nonstop action and the ruthless bloodlust of the Old West.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. Action Packed. July 6, 2012
By Clark
Format:Kindle Edition
It was amazing. I cannot believe how much action there was. It takes a lot to keep my attention and Stan pulled it off. You need to buy this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story April 1, 2012
By Jason
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"Little Man" is a true hero of the old West. He proves you don't have to be big in stature to walk tall. Stan Mitchell does a great job painting a classic picture of the wild, untamed Western frontier. This ain't your grandfather's story of the romantic cowboy singing around the campfire. This is a gritty, sometimes dirty but always exciting story of how the West was really won!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's hoping for a sequel! July 11, 2012
Format:Paperback
I was thoroughly impressed with this story. I found it very exciting and I myself am not one for westerns. The plot moved quickly which kept me reading. I put the book up and down for a little while but once I got to the meat of the story I was hooked. I finished it 2 days later. Mitchell does a wonderful job developing characters and left some good and bad ones alive,I am hoping for a sequel to this fantastic read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Great western tale that satisfies with lots of scenes of gunplay. The whole book read like the kind of western movies I love, Clint Eastwood with a bit of Young Guns thrown in, though with the added benefit of seeing the main character's internal monologue, showing that even the toughest gunslinger might have his doubts and fears about the dangers he's forced to deal with. Definitely recommend this book for anyone with a love for old west stories and the violent, gritty men that seemingly inhabited this era, or people that are fans of other writers likes Stephen Hunter. Who Mr. Mitchell has accurately pointed out as one of his inspirations, but without seeming like just a simple knock-off.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Heart, Quick Brain, Short but Deadly Hero August 9, 2014
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No guts, no glory? Our hero, Paul Zachery, has both...in spades. He's not short on brains nor on gun-fighting skills, and he comes from a long line of heroic family members. He became a legend in his own time.

Set in the post-Civil-War West, this story of a brave man's determination to bring justice to the frontier, to re-pay the heroism of a dead comrade, races along, bringing us at a gallop with it.

I admired "Little Man," and appreciated his strategic and tactical thinking and his dedication to justice. Yes, as the book cover proclaims, "outnumbered and outsized, but not outmanned."

Stan R. Mitchell, a newspaper editor by day, writes well, creating characters to cheer for and a few to hiss. There's a bit of romance, too.

I rarely read Westerns, but if many are this good, I am missing out on some fine stories.

As usual, I read and listened to it on my Kindle, which I love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read January 16, 2013
By John
Format:Paperback
I haven't enjoyed a book like I did this one in a long time. This story is crammed with action! I stayed up late finishing it as I kept wondering to myself, "What is going to happen next? How is he going to get out of this?" No time is wasted completely describing the attire of people or structural attributes of buildings, there is some describing of people and the environments, but it doesn't induce boredom like some authors. Some of the seemingly mundane details in the story come full circle and present themselves later on making you think, "I wish I had remembered that!" Mitchell presents a hero with a moral compass that you grow to love by the ending. The ending is quite a treat.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars and a good read. Stan Mitchell can write
Little man is real, real lucky, and a good read. Stan Mitchell can write.
Published 1 day ago by James William Huskey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This story reminded me of Red Dead Redemption, except he's not fighting the Feds. Great read I'd definitely recommend it.
Published 10 days ago by Chris Prior
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the most violent western I've ever read!
This is one tough little Cowboy. By far the most violent western I've ever read. Same old bully rancher that needs an attitude adjustment. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a big fan of the western genre and I like a good action packed...
This was the first Stan R Mitchell book I've read. It certainly won't be the last. I've already got two more lined up. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ROB SNYDER
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have
So much big nerves for such a little man, makes you think about how the days where when men were really men and people actually stood up for what they honesty thought was right. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Angelina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!!!
This was a very good book. Found it to be life-like and extremely readable. You will find that you can't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
Published 2 months ago by Bozz
5.0 out of 5 stars Moves like bullet to the gut !
Story start out with a bang. Moves like a good horse at a gallop. Easy to read. Hard to put down ! You will enjoy this book.
Published 3 months ago by AR Doc
4.0 out of 5 stars I like the book
I like the book, although it has a few quirks. The characters slip into using modern idioms now and then that are out of character for the late 1870's and the firearms references... Read more
Published 5 months ago by DPV driver
2.0 out of 5 stars Ugh
this book was gruesome! There was lots of bloodshed. Good book if you like westerns.
Not really believable. Too much violence.
Published 5 months ago by loecc
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and enjoyable read
This a fun and engaging western that I enjoyed. Lots of action. This is apparently an early work for this author and I hope he will continue with more westerns.
Published 5 months ago by Larry deFuria
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More About the Author

Stan R. Mitchell writes action-packed thrillers, which readers have compared to the works of Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy.

Mitchell earned a journalism degree from the University of Tennessee and spent 10+ years doing relentless, deadline-required writing in the newspaper business.

Prior to college and his days in the newspaper world learning how government works, Mitchell was a former USMC Sergeant, who earned a Combat Action Ribbon in '97 while serving in the infantry with Alpha Co., 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. (Operation Silver Wake.)

Besides this mission into harm's way, his platoon also served as the Covering Force for the elite Marine Force Recon Unit that deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable (MEUSOC). In addition to working with Marine Force Recon perfecting Direct Action missions, his platoon had the privilege to operate with the Navy Seals, training at the art of fast roping and ship takedowns.

Mitchell lives in Oak Ridge, Tenn., with his wife Danah, and in his free time, he enjoys writing action thrillers, practicing martial arts, and studying Eastern philosophy.

You can learn more about him at http://stanrmitchell.com.

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