Book Lord Grizzly

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  • Author : Frederick Manfred
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1983-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780803281189
  • Pages : 312 pages

Download or read Lord Grizzly PDF, 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

Book Here Lies Hugh Glass

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  • Author : Jon T. Coleman
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 2012-04-24
  • ISBN : 1429952954
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read Here Lies Hugh Glass PDF, 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.

Book Wake Up Dead Man

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  • Author : Bruce Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780820321585
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read Wake Up Dead Man PDF, 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.

Book Chasing the Sun

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  • Author : Edward Joseph Beverly
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 0865346038
  • Pages : 497 pages

Download or read Chasing the Sun PDF, 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.

Book A Literary History of the American West

Download or read A Literary History of the American West PDF, 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.

Book Updating the Literary West

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  • Author : Western Literature Association (U.S.)
  • Publisher : TCU Press
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780875651750
  • Pages : 1072 pages

Download or read Updating the Literary West PDF, 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.

Book Travels On The Road To America

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  • Author : Kenneth C. Gardner, Jr.
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2015-08-04
  • ISBN : 1491772840
  • Pages : 326 pages

Download or read Travels On The Road To America PDF, 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.

Book Heritage of the Great Plains

Download or read Heritage of the Great Plains PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Wrestler

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  • Author : Robert Hawkinson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2000-12
  • ISBN : 0595163440
  • Pages : 366 pages

Download or read The Wrestler PDF, 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.

Book Supplier of Heaven

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  • Author : Gui BiFengMao
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Release : 2020-06-14
  • ISBN : 1649554141
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Supplier of Heaven PDF, 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.

Book The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

Download or read The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature PDF, 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.

Book The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa

Download or read The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa PDF, 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.

Book Cumulative Paperback Index  1939 1959

Download or read Cumulative Paperback Index 1939 1959 PDF, 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.

Book As Far as the Eye Could Reach

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  • Author : Phyllis S. Morgan
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2015-08-24
  • ISBN : 0806153008
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read As Far as the Eye Could Reach PDF, 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.

Book Dictionary of the American West

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  • Author : Win Blevins
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2008-08-01
  • ISBN : 0875654835
  • Pages : 429 pages

Download or read Dictionary of the American West PDF, 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)

Book A Sender of Words

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  • Author : John Gneisenau Neihardt
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780803266476
  • Pages : 194 pages

Download or read A Sender of Words PDF, 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.

Book Reminiscences of a Ranger

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  • Author : Horace Bell
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2000-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780806131528
  • Pages : 532 pages

Download or read Reminiscences of a Ranger PDF, written by Horace Bell and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gunfights and general lawlessness were common in the frontier cities of the American West. Tombstone and Dodge City are legendary. But neither saw violence approaching that of Los Angeles in the 1850s. In his Reminiscences of a Ranger, Horace Bell reports that "midnight raids and open day robbery and assassinations of defenseless or unsuspecting Americans were of almost daily occurrence" in southern California, a territory newly acquired from Mexico. To combat this lawlessness, in 1853 the citizens of Los Angeles formed a volunteer mounted police force known as the Los Angeles Rangers. Under the command of Captain Alexander Hope, the Rangers strove to keep the peace within the city, and they hunted down bandits and murderers in the surrounding region, including several connected with Joaquin Murrieta's band. The life of a mounted ranger appealed to Horace Bell, a civilian who later became an attorney and ran a newspaper. As John Boessenecker says in the introduction to the book, Bell's memoir is a history of early Los Angeles, an essential and highly entertaining source for this period of the California Gold Rush. With a sharp eye for detail, Bell sketches numerous pioneers, politicians, military figures, and outlaws, and he vividly describes riots and shootouts in the city streets and campaigns against Indians and bandits.