"Drag" Harlan

by Charles Alden Seltzer

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Overview

"Drag" Harlan is a tough cowboy vigilante. After learning about a gold mine from a dying man, he seeks his daughter as well as the gold. He falls in love with her, but the same gang that shot the old man is after the gold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781663505248
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/18/2020
Series: Western Cowboy Classics , #117
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Charles Alden Seltzer (15 August 1875–February 1942) was an American writer. He was a prolific author of western novels, had writing credits for more than a dozen film titles, and authored numerous stories published in magazines, most prominently in Argosy.

Seltzer was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, the son of Lucien B. Seltzer and Oceania Hart of Columbus, Ohio. Before becoming a successful writer, he was variously a newsboy, telegraph messenger, painter, carpenter and manager of the circulation of a newspaper, building inspector, editor of a small newspaper, and an appraiser.

He married Ella Seltzer, and they had three sons and two daughters. His son Louis, later editor of the Cleveland Press, recalled that the family was quite poor when his father was struggling to break into the writing profession (he wrote two hundred stories before receiving an acceptance). During this time, Seltzer's wife brought him wrapping paper from the butcher to write on.

In addition to Argosy, Seltzer's work also appeared in Adventure, Short Stories, Blue Book, The Outing Magazine, Western Story Magazine and the US edition of Pearson's Magazine.

Seltzer wrote his westerns from the experience of five years living in New Mexico. Towards the end of his life, he was also elected mayor of his home-town, North Olmsted, Ohio.

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