The Trap At Comanche Bend

Author: Max Brand
ISBN: 9780843936223
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The Trap At Comanche Bend from the Author: Max Brand. Willing to do anything to keep his pockets full, Jerry Aiken strays outside the law when a wealthy easterner hires him to kidnap his daughter and scare some sense into her, a plan that goes smoothly until the hellion heiress escapes. Reprint.

The Max Brand Companion

Author: Jon Tuska
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313297502
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The Max Brand Companion from the Author: Jon Tuska. Frederick Schiller Faust is not a name many readers recognize, but who does not know the name Max Brand? How many avid readers of Max Brand's western classics are familiar with the 18 other pseudonyms used by Faust? Or that the author of "Destry Rides Again" penned the Doctor Kildare series? Or that Faust worked as a screenwriter, often without credit, on numerous Hollywood films? Or that Faust thought of himself as a poet, writing prose, as he put it, to pay the bills? Or that, to pay the bills, he constantly strove to surpass his record of some 20,000 publishable words a day--and that he sold 99 percent of the fiction he wrote? "The Max Brand Companion" serves to tell the reader about the man as well as the author, charts the history of Faust's work and its derivations, and presents works by Faust himself indicative of the scope and range of his imagination. It is the essential guide to a major American author as well as one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. Frederick Schiller Faust was a physically large man with enormous appetites, yet he suffered most of his life from an enlarged heart. In World War I, he went to Canada to enlist, but, frustrated by the slow pace of getting overseas, he deserted twice. By the time the United States entered World War II, Faust was overage and the only way he could see combat was to go as a correspondent. On the night of May 11, 1944, Faust was killed by a mortar shell fragment while accompanying a nighttime attack on a German strongpoint in Italy. According to one report, his last words were Those other wounded boys need help more than I do. Take them "The Max Brand Companion" is the essential guide to one of the most popular writers of the 20th century as well as a major American author. "The Max Brand Companion" serves to tell readers and researchers about the man as well as the author, charts the history of his work and its derivations, and presents works by Faust himself which are indicative of the scope and range of his imagination. Contributors include family members, associates, and some of the leading writers on western fiction.

Max Brand Western Giant

Author: William F. Nolan
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879722913
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Max Brand Western Giant from the Author: William F. Nolan. Called the King of the Pulps, Frederick Schiller Faust, aka Max Brand, wrote nearly 400 Westerns from The Untamed to Destry Rides Again—a total of more than 220 books in this genre. Yet Max Brand also created Dr. Kildare (of books, films, and television) and wrote under twenty-one pseudonyms, in another dozen genres. This book removes the mask, with deeply personal memoirs from family, friends and fellow writers, taking us through his orphaned boyhood on the brutal ranches of California, his frustrating decades in Italy, as both a classical poet and a fast-action pulpist, to his heroic death as a war correspondent on the World War II battlefields. Faust’s life story is augmented by a complete bibliography of his work—over a thousand books, stories, and films—plus the first listing of works about Faust.

The Life Of Ten Bears

Author: Thomas W. Kavanagh
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803286724
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The Life Of Ten Bears from the Author: Thomas W. Kavanagh. The Life of Ten Bears is a remarkable collection of nineteenth-century Comanche oral histories given by Francis Joseph "Joe A" Attocknie. Although various elements of Ten Bears's life (ca. 1790-1872) are widely known, including several versions of how the toddler Ten Bears survived the massacre of his family, other parts have not been as widely publicized, remaining instead in the collective memory of his descendants. Other narratives in this collection reference lesser-known family members. These narratives are about the historical episodes that Attocknie's family thought were worth remembering and add a unique perspective on Comanche society and tradition as experienced through several generations of his family. Kavanagh's introduction adds context to the personal narratives by discussing the process of transmission. These narratives serve multiple purposes for Comanche families and communities. Some autobiographical accounts, "recounting" brave deeds and war honors, function as validation of status claims, while others illustrate the giving of names; still others recall humorous situations, song-ridicules, slapstick, and tragedies. Such family oral histories quickly transcend specific people and events by restoring key voices to the larger historical narrative of the American West.

The Trap

Author: Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479425613
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The Trap from the Author: Harry Stephen Keeler. "My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may been the greatest bad writer America has ever produced. Or perhaps the worst great writer. I do not know. There are few faults you can accuse him of that he is not guilty of. But I love him." -- Neil Gaiman Sheriff Lafe Whitecotton has a problem: sleepwalking Whisperwell Jenkins has stolen and burned some important evidence -- as well as $500 in cold cash! -- from his office and now everyone blames him for just about everything. Throw in a mysterious letter that claims that a book called THE CHINESE CHARACTER holds the clue to a murder and a doddering old detective named Tuddleton Trotter and you have the makings of one of the goldangdest Keeler novels that never made it to print! How Lafe and Tuddleton band together to solve this case is a tale only webworking Harry Stephen Keeler could have devised.

Riders Of The Silences

Author: Max Brand
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775455157
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Riders Of The Silences from the Author: Max Brand. This Western from prolific author Max Brand is a classic revenge story that is sure to please readers who are hankering for a solid dose of action-packed adventure. Riders of the Silences recounts the tale of hardened gunslinger Red Pierre, who will stop at nothing to exact vengeance on the ne'er-do-well who killed his father.

Imperialism And Expansionism In American History A Social Political And Cultural Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes

Author: Chris J. Magoc
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694309
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Imperialism And Expansionism In American History A Social Political And Cultural Encyclopedia And Document Collection 4 Volumes from the Author: Chris J. Magoc. This four-volume encyclopedia chronicles the historical roots of the United States' current military dominance, documenting its growth from continental expansionism to hemispheric hegemony to global empire. • Overviews the history of American imperialism through chronologically arranged entries that are multidisciplinary, incisively written, and informed by the latest scholarship • Covers issues ranging from the fur trade of the frontier era to today's complex engagement in the Middle East and Africa • Shares key insights on the intersection of popular culture with the projection of U.S. military power • Includes background material and an extensive selection of primary documents that will help students practice critical reading, thinking, and writing skills • Features numerous photos, illustrations, and sidebars that enliven the text and engage students in participatory learning

The Garden Of Eden

Author: Max Brand
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775455130
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The Garden Of Eden from the Author: Max Brand. The thrill, allure and fatal attraction of gambling are brought to life in Max Brand's classic Western, The Garden of Eden. Boxing matches, card games, horse races, and more -- there's nothing that the thrill-seeking hero won't place a bet on. Is his luck about to run out?