Book Boone s Lick

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  • Author : Larry McMurtry
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • ISBN : 1439140936
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read Boone s Lick PDF, written by Larry McMurtry and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boone's Lick is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry's return to the kind of story that made him famous -- an enthralling tale of the nineteenth-century west. Like his bestsellers Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, Comanche Moon, and Dead Man's Walk, Boone's Lick transports the reader to the era about which McMurtry writes better and more shrewdly than anyone else. Told with McMurtry's unique blend of historical fact and sheer storytelling genius, the novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him. Without knowing precisely where he is, they set out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings, G.T., Neva, and baby Marcy; Shay's uncle, Seth; his Granpa Crackenthorpe; and Mary Margaret's beautiful half-sister, Rose. During their journey they pick up a barefooted priest named Father Villy, and a Snake Indian named Charlie Seven Days, and persuade them to join in their travels. At the heart of the novel, and the adventure, is Mary Margaret, whom we first meet shooting a sheriff's horse out from underneath him in order to feed her family. Forceful, interesting, and determined, she is written with McMurtry's trademark deftness and sympathy for women, and is in every way a match for the worst the west can muster. Boone's Lick abounds with the incidents, the excitements, and the dangers of life on the plains. Its huge cast of characters includes such historical figures as Wild Bill Hickok and the unfortunate Colonel Fetterman (whose arrogance and ineptitude led to one of the U.S. Army's worst and bloodiest defeats at the hands of the Cheyenne and Sioux) as well as the Cecil family (itself based on a real family of nineteenth-century traders and haulers). The story of their trek in pursuit of Dick, and the discovery of his second and third families, is told with brilliance, humor, and overwhelming joie de vivre in a novel that is at once high adventure, a perfect western tale, and a moving love story -- it is, in short, vintage McMurtry, combining his brilliant character portraits, his unerring sense of the west, and his unrivaled eye for the telling detail. Boone's Lick is one of McMurtry's richest works of fiction to date.

Book A History of Cooper County  Missouri

Download or read A History of Cooper County Missouri PDF, written by Henry C. Levens and published by . This book was released on 1876 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book United States Congressional Serial Set

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Book Daniel Boone

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  • Author : Michael Lofaro
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2010-09-12
  • ISBN : 0813128862
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read Daniel Boone PDF, written by Michael Lofaro and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2010-09-12 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " The embodiment of the American hero, the man of action, the pathfinder, Daniel Boone represents the great adventure of his age—the westward movement of the American people. Daniel Boone: An American Life brings together over thirty years of research in an extraordinary biography of the quintessential pioneer. Based on primary sources, the book depicts Boone through the eyes of those who knew him and within the historical contexts of his eighty-six years. The story of Daniel Boone offers new insights into the turbulent birth and growth of the nation and demonstrates why the frontier forms such a significant part of the American experience.

Book History of Boone County  Missouri

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Book Miscellaneous Bills and Other Matters

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Book History of Howard and Cooper Counties  Missouri

Download or read History of Howard and Cooper Counties Missouri PDF, written by National Historical Company and published by . This book was released on 1883 with total page 1167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book History of Chariton and Howard Counties  Missouri

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Book Switzler s Illustrated History of Missouri  from 1541 to 1877

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Book Switzler s Illustrated History of Missouri  from 1541 to 1881

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Book The Commonwealth of Missouri

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  • Author : Chancy Rufus Barns
  • Publisher : St. Louis, Bryan, Brand & Company
  • Release : 1877
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 936 pages

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Book History of Hickory  Polk  Cedar  Dade  and Barton Counties  Missouri

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Book History of Lincoln County  Missouri  from the Earliest Time to the Present

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Book A History of Travel in America  vol  4

Download or read A History of Travel in America vol 4 PDF, written by Seymour Dunbar and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2005 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Healing Waters

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  • Author : Loring Bullard
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 0826264182
  • Pages : 243 pages

Download or read Healing Waters PDF, written by Loring Bullard and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Missouri's mineral springs and resorts played a vital role in the social and economic development of the state. In Healing Waters, Loring Bullard delves into the long history of these springs and spas, concentrating particularly on the use and development of the mineral springs from 1800 to about the 1930s. During this period, there were at least eighty sites in the state that could be described as resorts. Because so many people were drawn to the springs by their faith in the healing virtues of the springwater, towns were frequently founded at the mineral springs. These places fought hard to capture the attention of Missourians who were seeking better health, relaxation, or good times in the late 1800s and early 1900s.Bullard first examines the development of mineral water resorts in Europe from ancient times, early spa traditions in America, and Missouri's frontier spas. He then discusses the establishment of saltworks at the state's saline springs and the importance of the early salt trade; the brisk business that grew around the bottling of mineral waters; the use and development of mineralized groundwater resources; the geologic and biologic factors that create Missouri's mineral waters; and public and professional belief in the curative values of mineral waters.Healing Waters also traces the demise of Missouri's mineral water resorts and towns. Well into the twentieth century, when modern medicine had seemingly taken hold, many physicians and scientists continued to proclaim the medicinal virtues of mineral waters. However, by the second quarter of the twentieth century, medical science and popular opinion had discounted the immediate medical usefulness of mineral waters. As advances were made in microbiology and biochemistry, and with the inherent promise of drug cures, orthodox medicine began to turn a cold shoulder on mineral water treatments. Spa treatments, with their long regimens, also did not fit well with the increasingly fast-paced lifestyles of the public. By visiting the sites, gathering local historical accounts, interviewing local citizens, and photographing remaining artifacts, Bullard has done a masterful job in providing the answers to why these vibrant social centers came to be and why they faded.

Book An Index to the Statute Laws of Missouri

Download or read An Index to the Statute Laws of Missouri PDF, written by Missouri and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page 421 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: