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Literature: Lonesome Dove
Robert Duvall as Gus MacCrae and Tommy Lee Jones as Woodrow Call

I wanna do it, Gus. I wanna see that country, before the bankers and lawyers all git it.
Captain Woodrow Call

Lonesome Dove is the name of a highly-regarded Western novel by Larry McMurtry published in 1985. It was also adapted into a 1989 Emmy-winning four-episode television miniseries. It is considered the first part of a trilogy, with the second being Open Range and the third being Broken Trail. Two prequel novels, Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon were subsequently published.

In 1876, former Texas Rangers Captains Augustus McCrea and Woodrow Call run a livery in the small border town of Lonesome Dove. When their old colleague Jake Spoon arrives with tales of the unsettled territory in Montana, Call is inspired to drive of cattle there to start a ranch.

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