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Luke Short (real name Frederick Dilley Glidden November 19, 1908-August 18, 1975) was a popular Western writer.

Born in Kewanee, Illinois Glidden attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for two and a half years and then transferred to the University of Missouri at Columbia to study journalism.

Following graduation in 1930 he worked for a number of newspapers before becoming a trapper in Canada then later moved to New Mexico to be an archeologist's assistant.

After reading Western pulp magazines and trying to escape unemployment he started writing Western fiction. He sold his first short story and novel in 1935 under the pen name of Luke Short (which was also the name of a famous gunslinger in the Old West, though it's unclear if he was aware of that when he assumed the pen name.)

After publishing over a dozen novels in the 1930s, he started writing for films in the 40s. In 1948 alone four Luke Short novels appeared as movies. Some of his memorable film credits includes Ramrod (1947) and Blood on the Moon (1948). He continued to write novels, despite increasing trouble with his eyes, until his death in 1975. His ashes are buried in Aspen, Colorado, his home at the time of his death.

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Total Books: 217
Ambush
2010 - Ambush (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780843963045
ISBN-10: 0843963042
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Blood on the Moon
2010 - Blood on the Moon [Classic Film Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780843963021
ISBN-10: 0843963026
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Trouble Country
2006 - Trouble Country [Center Point Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781585478347
ISBN-10: 1585478342
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Coroner Creek
2006 - Coroner Creek [Center Point Large Print Western] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781585477357
ISBN-10: 1585477354
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Bold West Crazy Rythmn/No Man's Range/Guns for a Peacemaker
American West in Fiction Volume 3
1998 - American West in Fiction Volume 3 (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780787117092
ISBN-10: 0787117099
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Debt of Honor
1996 - Debt of Honor [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780783815404
ISBN-10: 0783815409
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Raiders of the Rimrock
1996 - Raiders of the Rimrock [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780783814674
ISBN-10: 0783814674
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Raw Land
1996 - Raw Land [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780783814636
ISBN-10: 0783814631
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hard Money
1996 - Hard Money [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Paper] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780783814643
ISBN-10: 078381464X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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A Man Could Get Killed
1995 - A Man Could Get Killed [G K Hall Large Print Book Series Cloth] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780783814612
ISBN-10: 0783814615
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Whip
1994 - The Whip (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745120713
ISBN-10: 0745120717
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Summer of the Smoke
1993 - Summer of the Smoke (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560542346
ISBN-10: 1560542349
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

Man from the Desert
1993 - Man From the Desert [Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781560542308
ISBN-10: 1560542306
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Station West
1992 - Station West [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745116327
ISBN-10: 0745116329
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The SomeDay Country
1992 - The Someday Country (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560542339
ISBN-10: 1560542330
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Donovan's Gun
1992 - Donovan's Gun (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440209485
ISBN-10: 044020948X
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Brand of Empire
1992 - Brand of Empire [Gunsmoke Western] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745145228
ISBN-10: 0745145221
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The Whip
1992 - The Whip (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780440209614
ISBN-10: 0440209617
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1992 - Ramrod (Paperback)
Hardcase
1991 - Hardcase (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560542292
ISBN-10: 1560542292
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Marauders' Moon
1991 - Marauders' Moon (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560542315
ISBN-10: 1560542314
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1990 - Last Hunt [Large Print] (Hardcover)
1989 - And the Wind Blows Free [Western Series] (Hardcover)
1988 - Bought with a Gun [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
1988 - The Branded Man [Large Print] (Hardcover)
1977 - Ramrod (Paperback)
Weary Range [Ulverscroft Large Print Series] (Hardcover)
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