and his favorite was ernest haycox. he wrote some books that became well-known movies. he wrote a short story, and i think the title was the last stage to lordsborg. it came a well known movie called "stage coach." its a movie that made john wayne a star. haycox was of that caliber, also considered the best of the writers in that genre among the best of the western writers. eisenhower clearly had good taste in westerns no matter what other people thought about them. as good, we have louis lamour. lamour is still in print, whatever you can find anymore. if you go to the western section, the ones i've seen like at barnes and noble, it's 80% louis lamour. he has sold something like 330 million books. ronald reagan was a huge fan. he gave him the presidential medal of freedom. that's how much he thought of him. as acceptable, max brand. this is interesting, he lists zain grove as no. at least for the books he read at that time. who knows what actually drove these decisions. apparently he told his staff that these were the authors he liked. these were just a few book covers.
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