The Trap At Comanche Bend

Author: Max Brand
ISBN: 9781477839034
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The Trap At Comanche Bend from the Author: Max Brand. John Scovil had brought his daughter out west to snap her out of her lethargy, but nothing he did could stir her interest in the wild surroundings. Deciding a staged kidnapping might awaken her spirit, he hires a handsome young rogue to abduct her to the mountains. But they both get more than they bargained for when his pretty daughter's spirit wakes up indeed - with a thirst for action and adventure.

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.

Comanche Ethnography

Author: Thomas W. Kavanagh
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803220456
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Comanche Ethnography from the Author: Thomas W. Kavanagh. In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter?s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community. This monumental volume makes available for the first time the largest archive of traditional cultural information on Comanches ever gathered by American anthropologists. Much of the Comanches? earlier world is presented here?religious stories, historical accounts, autobiographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, the organization of camps, material culture, and relations with other tribes. Thomas W. Kavanagh tracked down all known surviving notes from the Santa Fe Laboratory field party and collated and annotated the records, learning as much as possible about the Comanche elders who spoke with the anthropologists and, when possible, attributing pieces of information to the appropriate elders. In addition, this volume includes Robert H. Lowie?s notes from his short 1912 visit to the Comanches. The result stands as a legacy for both Comanches and those interested in learning more about them.

The Life Of Ten Bears

Author: Francis Joseph Attocknie
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803285507
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The Life Of Ten Bears from the Author: Francis Joseph Attocknie. 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
Size: 46.87 MB
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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.

Handbook Of American Indians North Of Mexico Volume 3 4 N S

Author: Frederick Webb Hodge
Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc
ISBN: 1582187509
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Handbook Of American Indians North Of Mexico Volume 3 4 N S from the Author: Frederick Webb Hodge. This Comprehensive listing of tribal names, confederacies, settlements, and archeological information was originally begun in 1873 as a list of tribal names. It grew to include biographies of Indians of note, arts, manners, customs and aboriginal words. Included are illustrations, photographs and sketches of people, places and everyday articles used by the Native Americans. The Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology Handbook of American Indians. Reprint of 1912 edition. Volume 3 N-S. Included are illustrations, manners, customs, places and aboriginal words. In 4 Volumes.

Life Of George Bent Written From His Letters

Author: George Bent
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806115771
Size: 51.46 MB
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Life Of George Bent Written From His Letters from the Author: George Bent. An authentic eyewitness account, by the half-Cheyenne son of William Bent of Bent's Fort, of events on the Great Plains, 1826-1875.

Historic Tales From The Texas Republic

Author: Jeffery Robenalt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614239363
Size: 49.60 MB
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Historic Tales From The Texas Republic from the Author: Jeffery Robenalt. Though the Republic of Texas existed as a sovereign nation for just nine years, the legacy lives on in the names that distinguish the landscape of the Lone Star State. Austin, Houston, Travis, Lamar, Seguin, Burnet, Bowie, Zavala, Crockett--these historical giants, often at odds, fought through their differences to achieve freedom from Mexico and Santa Anna, establishing a republic fit to be the twenty-eighth state to join the Union. In nineteen historical tales, Jeffery Robenalt chronicles the fight to define and defend the Republic of Texas, from revolutionary beginnings to annexation.