The Epic and Western J.M. Harrison Book Giveaway (May Twitter Contest)

“Ready When You Are CB” and “Head ‘Em Off at the Pass” Book Giveaway
Qualifying Entry Task for Twitter Contest

Yes, it’s May, and time for another contest! This time we’ll be giving away TWO COPIES EACH of J. M. Harrison’s Ready When You Are, C.B.!: 98 Epic Films You Need To Watch and Head `Em Off At the Pass!: 94 Westerns You Should Watch via Twitter — courtesy of the author himself, J.M. Harrison!  And — they will be autographed!

In order to qualify for to win one of these books via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, May 30 at 7PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Saturday, May 9: “Ready When You Are CB” One Winner
  • Saturday, May 16: “Head ‘Em Off at the Pass” One Winner
  • Saturday, May 23: “Ready When You Are CB” One Winner
  • Saturday, May 30: “Head ‘Em Off at the Pass” One Winner

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter, the day after each winner is picked at 8PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday May 10 at 8PM EST on Twitter). If you’re also on Facebook and want more chances to win, visit us at Classic Movie Hub on Facebook for additional CD giveaways — because we’ll be giving away TWO more books there as well!



ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, May 30 at 7PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win a J.M. Harrison Classic Movie Book courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub and @JMHarrisonBooks #BookGiveaway

What is one of your favorite Westerns and why? 


Please note that only Continental United States residents (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) are eligible to enter this giveaway contest. (see contest rules for further information)

BlogHub members ARE also eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

You can follow J.M. Harrison at @JMHarrisonBooks 

And if you can’t wait to win the books, you can purchase them on amazon via the below link (click on images):



–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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12 Responses to The Epic and Western J.M. Harrison Book Giveaway (May Twitter Contest)

  1. Chris Teel says:

    Lonesome Dove for one, Robert Duvall portrayed Gus when I thought nobody could (I’ve read he book til it is tattered). Plus it was more realistic than a lot of westerns without being over the top.
    If I could list a second it would be 3:10 to Yuma, great build-up of tension and fantastic performance by Glenn Ford (my 81 yr old Mom’s celebrity crush).

  2. Barry P. says:

    My favorite is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I admire its deconstructionist approach, and the Man with No Name is one of the most iconic characters in film history.

  3. David Keel says:

    McLintock! It’s got John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, Patrick Wayne, and Yvonne De Carlo, as well as some great character actors, together in one very funny western.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. jeremylr says:

    Definitely a difficult question, but a criminally neglected Western that ranks as my favorite is “Day of the Evil Gun,” released in 1968 and starring Glenn Ford. He had comfortably settled into Westerns in this latter stage of his underrated film career. The downbeat, unusually brutal film rates among Ford’s Top 5 Best Westerns. Ford is a prodigal gunslinger who returns home after a long absence and is forced to pursue Apaches who have kidnapped his wife and kids.

    Interestingly, Ford never shoots anybody in the movie…he is an observer, relying on his wits to navigate the violent savagery around him. Arthur Kennedy plays a meek storekeeper who hates firearms and has feelings for Ford’s wife, basically taking care of her while Ford roamed the prairie.

    Uninvited, Kennedy is determined to follow Ford on his quest. After an awesome fistfight in a river, the duo gradually come to begrudgingly respect one another. Various interludes [i.e. the partners getting staked out to die in the sun by Indians, coming on a band of less than noble soldiers defending a fort] illustrate an uneasy proclivity towards violence as Kennedy comes to savor the feeling of power exhibited whenever he kills. The end of the movie is kinda shocking to see Ford renounce violence and his past. Kennedy just can’t bear the thought of Ford returning to his family.

    The supporting cast is excellent including genre stalwarts John Anderson, Harry Dean Anderson, Dean Jagger, and Paul Fix. The desert visuals are expertly photographed, the action, particularly the fort/Apache scenes, is thrilling, the direction by Jerry Thorpe is top notch, and the script was co-penned by “Gunsmoke” / “Rawhide” creator Charles Marquis Warren. And there’s an undercurrent of dark, dry humor permeating many scenes. Check it out!

  6. Ken Carr says:

    Quigley Down Under, 1990, with Tom Selleck. The ultimate cowboy showing the Ausies how it is done. Selleck was the perfect pick to portray the independent American with a righteous spirit and the skill to properly employ the latest technical inovation in accurate long-range firearms, the Sharps rifle. Selleck’s character made the guys cheer and the girls swoon.

  7. Mike Drinkard says:

    3:10 to Yuma.
    Wonderfully taut, smart and suspenseful Western.

  8. bill norris says:

    The three amigo’s because the comedy rocks and yet the gun battles are still super cool.

  9. Simon Duckett says:

    Heaven’s Gate for it’s epic scope and portrayal of The titanic struggle of the 99%ers of yesteryear against the brutal 1% of their day. Beautifully photographed too.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Simon, for some reason I can’t find your qualifying tweet. Can you please confirm that you tweeted??? Thanks!

  10. J. Murphy says:

    Day Of Anger. Lee Van Cleef is king!

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