Lord Grizzly

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN : 9780803281189
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (281 users)

Download or read book Lord Grizzly written by Frederick Manfred and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1983-01-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American frontiersman Hugh Glass, left to die in the hostile mountain wilderness, journeys two hundred miles in search of revenge

Here Lies Hugh Glass

Publisher : Hill and Wang
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ISBN : 1429952954
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book Here Lies Hugh Glass written by Jon T. Coleman and published by Hill and Wang. This book was released on 2012-04-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled Hugh Glass. The animal ripped the trapper up, carving huge hunks from his body. Glass's fellows rushed to his aid and slew the bear, but Glass's injuries mocked their first aid. The expedition leader arranged for his funeral: two men would stay behind to bury the corpse when it finally stopped gurgling; the rest would move on. Alone in Indian country, the caretakers quickly lost their nerve. They fled, taking Glass's gun, knife, and ammunition with them. But Glass wouldn't die. He began crawling toward Fort Kiowa, hundreds of miles to the east, and as his speed picked up, so did his ire. The bastards who took his gear and left him to rot were going to pay. Here Lies Hugh Glass springs from this legend. The acclaimed historian Jon T. Coleman delves into the accounts left by Glass's contemporaries and the mythologizers who used his story to advance their literary and filmmaking careers. A spectacle of grit in the face of overwhelming odds, Glass sold copy and tickets. But he did much more. Through him, the grievances and frustrations of hired hunters in the early American West and the natural world they traversed and explored bled into the narrative of the nation. A marginal player who nonetheless sheds light on the terrifying drama of life on the frontier, Glass endures as a consummate survivor and a complex example of American manhood. Here Lies Hugh Glass, a vivid, often humorous portrait of a young nation and its growing pains, is a Western history like no other.

Wake Up Dead Man

Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN : 9780820321585
Pages : 388 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (321 users)

Download or read book Wake Up Dead Man written by Bruce Jackson and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making it in Hell, says Bruce Jackson, is the spirit behind the sixty-five work songs gathered in this eloquent dispatch from a brutal era of prison life in the Deep South. Through engagingly documented song arrangements and profiles of their singers, Jackson shows how such pieces as "Hammer Ring," "Ration Blues," "Yellow Gal," and "Jody's Got My Wife and Gone" are like no other folk music forms: they are distinctly African in heritage, diminished in power and meaning outside their prison context, and used exclusively by black convicts. The songs helped workers through the rigors of cane cutting, logging, and cotton picking. Perhaps most important, they helped resolve the men's hopes and longings and allowed them a subtle outlet for grievances they could never voice when face-to-face with their jailers.

Chasing the Sun

Publisher : Sunstone Press
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ISBN : 0865346038
Pages : 497 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (865 users)

Download or read book Chasing the Sun written by Edward Joseph Beverly and published by Sunstone Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Chasing the Sun" is a guide to Western fiction with more than 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author's personal favorites, organized around theme.

A Literary History of the American West

Publisher : TCU Press
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ISBN : 9780875650210
Pages : 1408 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (65 users)

Download or read book A Literary History of the American West written by Western Literature Association (U.S.) and published by TCU Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 1408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary histories, of course, do not have a reason for being unless there exists the literature itself. This volume, perhaps more than others of its kind, is an expression of appreciation for the talented and dedicated literary artists who ignored the odds, avoided temptations to write for popularity or prestige, and chose to write honestly about the American West, believing that experiences long knowns to be of historical importance are also experiences that need and deserve a literature of importance.

Updating the Literary West

Publisher : TCU Press
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ISBN : 9780875651750
Pages : 1072 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (651 users)

Download or read book Updating the Literary West written by Western Literature Association (U.S.) and published by TCU Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 1072 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given in honor of District Governor Hugh Summers and Mrs. Ahnise Summers by the Rotary Club of Aggieland with matching support from the Sara and John H. Lindsey '44 Fund, Texas A & M University Press, 2004.

Travels On The Road To America

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1491772840
Pages : 326 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (491 users)

Download or read book Travels On The Road To America written by Kenneth C. Gardner, Jr. and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2015-08-04 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chris Cockburn, the main character in the novel The Song Is Ended, is eight years older. He buys a 1970 Honda CB750, Candy Ruby Red, and sets off on a trip from North Dakota to New Orleans and back. He meets bikers, waitresses, gas station attendants, preachers, pimps, prostitutes and policemen, the common people of America, as well seeing some places significant in the cultural history of the United States. More importantly, he discovers a theme over one hundred and thirty years old that, if adopted, could enhance the moral fiber of American life.

Heritage of the Great Plains

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Pages : 238 pages
Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

Download or read book Heritage of the Great Plains written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Supplier of Heaven

Publisher : Funstory
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ISBN : 1649554141
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (649 users)

Download or read book Supplier of Heaven written by Gui BiFengMao and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-06-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Being a big shot in the heavenly court made me extremely rich in the mortal world. With the heaven realm trading system in his hands he held the only trading channel between the heavenly court and the mortal realm all sorts of unsatisfied expressions could be seen on her feet as many different kinds of beauties swarmed over this was a story of a diaosi rebutting in and laughing at the three realms.

The Wrestler

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595163440
Pages : 366 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

Download or read book The Wrestler written by Robert Hawkinson and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2000-12 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Martin, a young college wrestler has graduated, and his coach thinks he should become a professional wrestler. However, George quickly finds out that he isn't big enough for the 'big time'. Eventually a local promoter gives him an opportunity and he goes on the road. George has the ability but must gain at least fifty pounds. He becomes involved with power weight-lifters and a doctor with a dark past. The combination of aggressive hypnotism, steroids and other activities has an unexpected effect on George's personality, with dire consequences for friends and other wrestlers. His experiences with promoters, con-men and fans gives the reader a glimpse into the world of professional wrestling. This thriller is based on the real life experiences of the author. He leaves it up to you to sort fact from fiction.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Publisher : Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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Pages : 1074 pages
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Download or read book Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by Copyright Office, Library of Congress. This book was released on 1974 with total page 1074 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 9780826417770
Pages : 1340 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (417 users)

Download or read book The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature written by Steven R. Serafin and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-09-01 with total page 1340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the US and Canada. Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. A special feature is the topical article, of which there are 70.

Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959

Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 0893700223
Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (893 users)

Download or read book Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959 written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-12 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This was the first bibliography and guide to the American mass market paperback book, and it remains one of the most definitive. The major index is by author, and lists: author, title, publisher, book number, year of publication, and cover price. The title index lists titles and authors only. The publisher index provides a history of that imprint, with addresses, number ranges, and general physical description of the books issued. This is the place that all study of the American paperback must begin.

The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa

Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN : 1587297248
Pages : 608 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (587 users)

Download or read book The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa written by David Hudson and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2009-05-01 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Iowa has been blessed with citizens of strong character who have made invaluable contributions to the state and to the nation. In the 1930s alone, such towering figures as John L. Lewis, Henry A. Wallace, and Herbert Hoover hugely influenced the nation’s affairs. Iowa’s Native Americans, early explorers, inventors, farmers, scholars, baseball players, musicians, artists, writers, politicians, scientists, conservationists, preachers, educators, and activists continue to enrich our lives and inspire our imaginations. Written by an impressive team of more than 150 scholars and writers, the readable narratives include each subject’s name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to most Iowans; others are largely forgotten but deserve to be remembered. Beyond the distinctive lives and times captured in the individual biographies, readers of the dictionary will gain an appreciation for how the character of the state has been shaped by the character of the individuals who have inhabited it. From Dudley Warren Adams, fruit grower and Grange leader, to the Younker brothers, founders of one of Iowa’s most successful department stores, The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa is peopled with the rewarding lives of more than four hundred notable citizens of the Hawkeye State. The histories contained in this essential reference work should be eagerly read by anyone who cares about Iowa and its citizens. Entries include Cap Anson, Bix Beiderbecke, Black Hawk, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, William Carpenter, Philip Greeley Clapp, Gardner Cowles Sr., Samuel Ryan Curtis, Jay Norwood Darling, Grenville Dodge, Julien Dubuque, August S. Duesenberg, Paul Engle, Phyllis L. Propp Fowle, George Gallup, Hamlin Garland, Susan Glaspell, Josiah Grinnell, Charles Hearst, Josephine Herbst, Herbert Hoover, Inkpaduta, Louis Jolliet, MacKinlay Kantor, Keokuk, Aldo Leopold, John L. Lewis, Marquette, Elmer Maytag, Christian Metz, Bertha Shambaugh, Ruth Suckow, Billy Sunday, Henry Wallace, and Grant Wood. Excerpt from the entry on: Gallup, George Horace (November 19, 1901–July 26, 1984)—founder of the American Institute of Public Opinion, better known as the Gallup Poll, whose name was synonymous with public opinion polling around the world—was born in Jefferson, Iowa. . . . . A New Yorker article would later speculate that it was Gallup’s background in “utterly normal Iowa” that enabled him to find “nothing odd in the idea that one man might represent, statistically, ten thousand or more of his own kind.” . . . In 1935 Gallup partnered with Harry Anderson to found the American Institute of Public Opinion, based in Princeton, New Jersey, an opinion polling firm that included a syndicated newspaper column called “America Speaks.” The reputation of the organization was made when Gallup publicly challenged the polling techniques of The Literary Digest, the best-known political straw poll of the day. Calculating that the Digest would wrongly predict that Kansas Republican Alf Landon would win the presidential election, Gallup offered newspapers a money-back guarantee if his prediction that Franklin Delano Roosevelt would win wasn’t more accurate. Gallup believed that public opinion polls served an important function in a democracy: “If govern¬ment is supposed to be based on the will of the people, somebody ought to go and find what that will is,” Gallup explained.

As Far as the Eye Could Reach

Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
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ISBN : 0806153008
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (86 users)

Download or read book As Far as the Eye Could Reach written by Phyllis S. Morgan and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2015-08-24 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travelers and traders taking the Santa Fe Trail’s routes from Missouri to New Mexico wrote vivid eyewitness accounts of the diverse and abundant wildlife encountered as they crossed arid plains, high desert, and rugged mountains. Most astonishing to these observers were the incredible numbers of animals, many they had not seen before—buffalo, antelope (pronghorn), prairie dogs, roadrunners, mustangs, grizzlies, and others. They also wrote about the domesticated animals they brought with them, including oxen, mules, horses, and dogs. Their letters, diaries, and memoirs open a window onto an animal world on the plains seen by few people other than the Plains Indians who had lived there for thousands of years. Phyllis S. Morgan has gleaned accounts from numerous primary sources and assembled them into a delightfully informative narrative. She has also explored the lives of the various species, and in this book tells about their behaviors and characteristics, the social relations within and between species, their relationships with humans, and their contributions to the environment and humankind. With skillful prose and a keen eye for a priceless tale, Morgan reanimates the story of life on the Santa Fe Trail’s well-worn routes, and its sometimes violent intersection with human life. She provides a stirring view of the land and of the animals visible “as far as the eye could reach,” as more than one memoirist described. She also champions the many contributions animals made to the Trail’s success and to the opening of the American West.

Dictionary of the American West

Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
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ISBN : 0875654835
Pages : 429 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (875 users)

Download or read book Dictionary of the American West written by Win Blevins and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2008-08-01 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you ever need to spell “dogie” (as in, get-along-little), or need to know what a “sakey” is? This is the book that can tell you how to spell, pronounce, and define over 5,000 terms relative to the American West. Want to know what a “breachy” cow is? Turn to page 43 to learn that it’s an adjective used to describe a cow that has a tendency to find her way through fences where she isn’t supposed to be. Describes some teenagers we know… Spend hours perusing the dictionary at random, or read straight through to give you a flavor of the West from its beginnings to contemporary days. Laced with photographs and maps, the Dictionary of the American West will make you sound like an expert on all things Western, even if you don’t know your dingus from a dinner plate. Compiled of words brought into English from Native Americans, emigrants, Mormons, Hispanics, migrant workers, loggers, and fur trappers, the dictionary opens up history and culture in an enchanting way. From “Aarigaa!” to “zopilote,” the Dictionary of the American West is a “valuable book, a treasure for any literate American’s library.” (Tony Hillerman)

A Sender of Words

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN : 9780803266476
Pages : 194 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (266 users)

Download or read book A Sender of Words written by John Gneisenau Neihardt and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author of more than thirty books of poetry, Western history, stories, fiction, biography, criticism, and Native studies, John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) was born in Illinois, taught for many years at the University of Missouri, and was named by act of legislature Poet Laureate of Nebraska and the Prairies. Neihardt was devoted to his ideals of art, spirit, humanity, and understanding. This volume brings together fourteen lifelong admirers, who each contribute a portrait or an appreciation of this American original. ø Best known for his 1932 classic Black Elk Speaks, done in collaboration with the Lakota holy man Nicholas Black Elk, Neihardt is also justly regarded as an epic poet, travel writer, newspaperman, teacher, mystic, and spokesman for the beauty of the Great Plains and the drama of ordinary and exceptional lives.