Ponies, ponies, ponies
G P Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1923
Alcatraz the Wild Stallion
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1951, reprinted 1959, hb
Pocket Books, New York, 1961, 1976
White Lion Publishers, London,1973, 325 pp. HB.
Thorndike Press, large print edition, 1991, 327 pp.
Warner Books, pb, 1979
Berkley, pb, 1987
Marianne Jordon has bought six thoroughbred mares from the East, to improve the bloodlines of her ranch’s horses. However, it looks as if her plans will be ruined when Alcatraz, an abused stallion who fought his way to freedom, steals the mares. The ranch hands fail to get the mares back, and so Red Jim Peris is hired to kill the stallion and recover the mares. Marianne gets more than she bargained for now she has hired Jim, as does he. Rather than killing the stallion, he becomes the only human the stallion will tolerate.
Max Brand (1892-
He was a prolific writer of Western fiction -
Finding the book: easy to find in most of its incarnations, and is now available as a Print-
Links and sources
The Max Brand website
Frederick Faust’s papers are at The Bancroft Library