Hoke Moseley Omnibus

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409160625
Size: 14.43 MB
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Hoke Moseley Omnibus from the Author: Charles Willeford. Hoke Moseley is the star of the modern South Florida crime novel, birthed by Charles Willeford, whose forebear is John D. MacDonald and who, in his turn, has inspired Carl Hiaasen and Quentin Tarantino. Through Moseley we are witness to a Miami in transition, from lush retirement haven to capital of 1980s glamour, drugs and weird crime. Willeford's four Miami novels present a hero rather the worse for wear. Hoke sucks at life; in his mid-forties, with false teeth and an aching body, a bad divorce has left him with the cheap work and the care of two teenage daughters. His offbeat humour, brilliant writing and quirky sense of fashion have assured Charles Willeford a permanent place alongside the greats of modern crime fiction.

Charles Willeford Omnibus

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781874061397
Size: 61.75 MB
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Charles Willeford Omnibus from the Author: Charles Willeford. A collection of three stories by one of America's best crime writers. 'The Pope of psycho-pulp' - Time Out 'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' - Elmore Leonard

Charles Willeford Omnibus 2

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409160618
Size: 62.98 MB
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Charles Willeford Omnibus 2 from the Author: Charles Willeford. Charles Willeford's varied, colourful life informs his tongue-in-cheek attitude towards the violence, treachery and plain craziness evident in his four novels in this second omnibus. The Woman Chaser allows its hero, Richard Hudson, womaniser and used car salesman, to play skilfully on all the vulnerabilities of men and women . . . but not without a comeuppance. Cockfighter is the least likely pulp novel of these: it is a masterpiece, a portrait of silent, passionate masculinity set against the underbelly of the rural South of the early 1960s. The Burnt Orange Heresy is a long satire on art, art criticism and collecting, and reflects Willeford's favourite pastime. The Machine in Ward Eleven collects six stories that display the madness that lies at the heart of politics, as Willeford lays bare the American Dream.

Charles Willeford Omnibus 1

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409160601
Size: 23.73 MB
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Charles Willeford Omnibus 1 from the Author: Charles Willeford. Charles Willeford was a child of the Depression era, one of thousands who drifted across the Dust Bowl of America riding the freight trains. That experience, combined with twenty years spent in and out of the armed forces, and the most colourful of lives afterwards, fuelled his deeply authentic hard-boiled prose. High Priest of California is his first novel, and, like Pick-Up and Wild Wives, it is not pulp fiction, but almost satirises that genre. The humour is raunchy and bad-tempered, but the writing is never pretentious. The stories are not lurid; rather, skilfully crafted tales of men and women responding to their individual circumstances, at times purely for their own gain, at others driven by sheer force of hardship.

The Harry Pfanz Gettysburg Trilogy Omnibus E Book

Author: Harry W. Pfanz
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807872814
Size: 80.56 MB
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The Harry Pfanz Gettysburg Trilogy Omnibus E Book from the Author: Harry W. Pfanz. Available for the first time as an Omnibus Ebook edition, this three-volume set is the acclaimed full account of the three days at Gettysburg, by the noted historian Harry Pfanz. First Day: For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion's share of attention from historians. With this book, however, the critical first day's fighting finally receives its due. After sketching the background of the Gettysburg campaign and recounting the events immediately preceding the battle, Harry Pfanz offers a detailed tactical description of events of the first day. He describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blocher's Knoll, as well as the retreat of Union forces through Gettysburg and the Federal rally on Cemetery Hill. Throughout, he draws on deep research in published and archival sources to challenge many long-held assumptions about the battle. Second Day: Gettysburg--The Second Day is certain to become a Civil War classic. What makes the work so authoritative is Pfanz' mastery of the Gettysburg literature and his unparalleled knowledge of the ground on which the fighting occurred. His sources include the Official Records, regimental histories and personal reminiscences from soldiers North and South, personal papers and diaries, newspaper files, and last -- but assuredly not least -- the Gettysburg battlefield. Pfanz's career in the National Park Service included a ten-year assignment as a park historian at Gettysburg. Without doubt, he knows the terrain of the battle as well as he knows the battle itself. Culp's Hill: Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial southern victory on 1 July. Pfanz also explores other salient features of the fighting, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, the use of breastworks on Culp's Hill, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade.

Willeford

Author: Don Herron
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780939767267
Size: 61.37 MB
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Willeford from the Author: Don Herron. "Willeford" is the first extensive critical appreciation of the life and writing of Charles Willeford (1919-1988), author of "Miami Blues, The Burnt Orange Heresy" and "Cockfighter." From his early Depression-era experiences as a teen-age hobo, through his twenty-year enlistment in the Army and Air Force (including his role as a tank commander with Patton's Third Army, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge), his years of struggle in the paperback original jungle, to a final triumph with his series of crime novels about Miami homicide inspector Hoke Moseley, this book tells his story.