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The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America By William Henry Giles Kingston
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August... More > 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels.William Henry Giles Kingston was born in Harley Street, London on 28 February 1814. He was the eldest son of Lucy Henry Kingston (d.1852) and his wife Frances Sophia Rooke (b.1789), daughter of Sir Giles Rooke, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Kingston's paternal grandfather John Kingston (1736-1820) was a Member of Parliament who staunchly supported the Abolition of the Slave Trade, despite having a plantation in Demerara. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Giles_Kingston< Less
Wordslingers: An Epitaph for the Western By Will Murray
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The Writers of the Purple Wage have long since taken the last trail into dusty memory. But, now, they live again--to retell tall tales of those distant days when they helped forge the fabled West of... More > American Imagination. Join MAX BRAND, LUKE SHORT, JOHNSTON McCULLEY, ERNEST HAYCOX, WALT COBURN, FRANK GRUBER, RYERSON JOHNSON, & a hard-working, fast-drawing posse of freelance fictioneers! And those two-fisted foremen of New York’s fiction factories–magazine editors FRANK BLACKWELL, ROGERS TERRILL, LEO MARGULIES, ROBERT LOWNDES & FANNY ELLSWORTH! Together, IN THEIR OWN WORDS, these veteran pulpsters & others offer startling inside stories of how they created the mythology of the Golden West! Armed with forgotten interviews, controversial essays & candid letters first not seen in generations, acclaimed pulp historian Will Murray, author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. reveals the epic life & frequent deaths of the Pulp West!< Less
Travel and Exploration Series: A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland By Samuel Johnson
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It cannot be denied that the following quote by Samuel Johnson will be enough to suggest to you why you should read this book, for it reveals the genius of the master writer: "Every writer of... More > travels should consider that, like all other authors, he undertakes either to instruct or please, or to mingle pleasure with instruction. He that instructs must offer to the mind something to be imitated, or something to be avoided; he that pleases must offer new images to his reader, and enable him to form a tacit comparison of his own state with that of others." .......Johnson: Idler #97 (February 23, 1760)< Less
Advent By Rayner Ward
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Advent is a picaresque novel about an inquisitive and clever youth, raised in the harsh ethos of 1940’s small-town Texas, a story that ranges from the Houston oil fields to the hashish alleys... More > of Izmir. As an Artist, writer, scholar, mystic, athlete, cowboy, craftsman, voluptuary, martial arts enthusiast, and psychedelic pioneer, Joe Kemp embarks on many foreign adventures, finding stalwart comrades and encountering willing female companions along the way. This is a story spanning continents and populated by a panoply of unforgettable characters, depicted with affection and sly humor.< Less
The Hidden Children By Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933)... More > was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King in Yellow, published in 1895.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to William P. Chambers (1827–1911), a notable corporate and bankruptcy lawyer, and Caroline Smith Boughton (1842-1913). His parents met when Caroline was twelve years old and William P. was interning with her father, Joseph Boughton, a prominent corporate lawyer. Eventually the two formed the law firm of Chambers and Boughton which continued to prosper even after Joseph's death in 1861. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Chambers< Less
In the Fields of Flowers: Four Historical Romances By Doreen Milstead
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Mail Order Bride: Fleeing To The Thin & Stubborn Farmer In California -- A woman who finds that her mother’s overfeeding causes her weight gain, literally flees to a less than appetizing... More > offer from a farmer in Fresno, who turns out to be rail thin and as stubborn as a mule about certain things. Mail Order Bride: From England To The California Wine Farmer -- When a plain looking writer from England becomes the mail order bride of a California wine grower, she has an uphill battle to become accepted for her talents, and not just for her outward appearance. Defending Her Arizona Rancher - A horsewoman strikes out for a rancher in the west and wonders what on earth her real role will be. Give Love A Chance – Desperate to escape a marriage arranged by her parents, a woman leaps into the unknown to find both adventure, and love.< Less
Bark At the Moon By Thomas Turner
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Many of us have heard of the legendary death walk of the Cherokee Indians to the west, better known as The Trail of Tears, but this is the story of one man’s journey into darkness and despair... More > during that horrible time in America’s history when he is cursed to walk not just as a man, but as a creature of the night… a werewolf. Young Johnny Blackfoot, locked in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital and with only hours until his own demonic transformation is supposed to take place, spins a tale of devoted love, unforgettable horror and unwavering survival…the story of his late ancestor, Grey Eagle and his cursed journey to find his one true love, Shining Littledove… and to stop the vengeful beast that he has inadvertently created from devouring all that remains of his people as they wander westward during that cold and bitter winter of 1838.< Less
Bark At The Moon By Thomas Turner
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Many of us have heard of the legendary death walk of the Cherokee Indians to the west, better known as The Trail of Tears, but this is the story of one man’s journey into darkness and despair... More > during that horrible time in America’s history when he is cursed to walk not just as a man, but as a creature of the night….. a werewolf. Young Johnny Blackfoot, locked in the local psychiatric ward and with only hours until his own demonic transformation is supposed to take place, spins a tale of devoted love, unforgettable horror and unwavering survival…the story of his late ancestor, Grey Eagle and his cursed journey to find his one true love, Shining Littledove…and to stop the vengeful beast that he has inadvertently created from devouring all that remains of his people as they wander westward during that cold and bitter winter of 1838.< Less
Crooked Trails By Frederic Remington
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December... More > 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry.Remington was born in Canton, New York in 1861 to Seth Pierrepont Remington (1830–1880) and Clarissa "Clara" Bascom Sackrider (1836-1912). His paternal family owned hardware stores and emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine in the early 18th century. His maternal family of the Bascom line was of French Basque ancestry, coming to America in the early 1600s and founding Windsor, Connecticut. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Remington< Less
Through the Mackenzie Basin A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899 By Charles Mair
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Charles Mair (September 21, 1838 – July 7, 1927) was a... More > Canadian poet and journalist. He was a fervent Canadian nationalist noted for his participation in the Canada First movement and his opposition to Louis Riel during the two Riel Rebellions in western Canada.Mair was born at Lanark, Upper Canada, to Margaret Holmes and James Mair. He attended Queen's University but did not graduate. On leaving college, he became a journalist.In Ottawa in 1868, Mair was introduced by civil servant and writer Henry Morgan to young lawyers George Denison, William Foster, and Robert Haliburton. "Together they organized the overtly nationalistic Canada First movement, which began as a small social group. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Mair< Less