"Man in the Saddle" tells the story of a small-time rancher resisting the efforts of a ranching magnate bent on buying him out and, when that fails, squeezing him out of business by any means possible. When pushed to the wall, the hero is forced to resort to gun-play in an attempt to secure his livelihood and the love of his life. A thrilling read packed with gritty Western attitude and gun-toting action, "Man in the Saddle" is a book not to be missed by any lover of Western narratives. Ernest Haycox (1899 - 1950), is famous for introducing a more complex, brooding hero into 'the Western' - arguably defining the genre for many years to come. Famous for undertaking careful historical research, Ernest Haycox crafts accurate portrayals of American history that are sure to thrill and entertain any reader. This book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.