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The Frontiersmen: A Novel. By Gustave Aimard
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In the year 1783, Western New York—or at least what was then deemed Western New York—was an almost unbroken wilderness, scarcely known to the inhabitants of the eastern and south-eastern... More > portions of the State; although the greater part of that large tract of territory then known as Tryon County, was especially an unexplored country. It is true that occasionally some adventurous pioneer had penetrated the wilderness, and endeavored to form for himself and family a home, where, if he could not enjoy the luxuries and comforts to be found in more populous sections, he could at least be freed from many of the evils incident to the growing settlements and cities. This book has 21 chapters.< Less
1066: A Novel By Mike Bryant
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"When the long-haired star appeared in the heavens a week and a day after Easter in the year of Our Lord 1066, all God-fearing men knew that it was meant to portend some great event in the... More > history of mankind." Thus begins the novel 1066, which records "the hitherto undiscovered recollections of Oswulf the Englishman" to chronicle the Norman conquest of England. This carefully researched work depicts in vivid detail an era characterized as much by intense piety as by brutal violence. It is a world peopled by Vikings and saints, popes and warriors, and by such historical personages as Macbeth and Lady Godiva. One of the great turning points of Western history, the Conquest is also a gripping human tale of passion, heroism, victory and defeat.< Less
The Rock of Chickamauga: A Story of the Western Crisis By Joseph A. (Joseph Alexander) Altsheler
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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: Joseph Alexander Altsheler (April 29, 1862 – June 5, 1919)... More > was an American newspaper reporter, editor and author of popular juvenile historical fiction. He was a prolific writer, and produced fifty-one novels and (at least) fifty-one short stories. Thirty-two of his novels were part of his seven series:Although each of the thirty-two novels constitutes an independent story, Mr. Altsheler suggested a reading order for each series (i.e., he numbered the volumes).The remaining nineteen novels can be read in any order. [Note, however, that A Knight of Philadelphia was later expanded through the addition of nineteen chapters and some minor tweaks to become Mr. Altsheler's novel In Hostile Red. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Alexander_Altsheler< Less
Conflict: A Historical Western Family Saga By Susan Hart
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After a family tragedy early in their lives, two brothers drift apart and in the years ahead find themselves having to come to terms with the fact that their family must heal, if they and their... More > community are to have any kind of peace. This is a western novel suitable for any age.< Less
From the Post-apocalyptic Thriller to the Psychedelic Acid Western: Rudy Wurlitzer and the American Novel’s New Frontier By Daniel Deleanu
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A philosophical examination of the novelistic opus of Rudy Wurlitzer.
The Story of the Outlaw: A Study of the Western Desperado By Emerson Hough
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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: Emerson Hough (1857–1923) was an American author best known... More > for writing western stories and historical novels.Hough was born in Newton, Iowa on June 28, 1857. He was in Newton High School's first graduating class of three in 1875. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1880 and later studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1882. His first article, "Far From The Madding Crowd," was published in Forest and Stream in 1882.He moved to White Oaks, New Mexico, practiced law there, and wrote for the White Oaks newspaper Golden Era for a year and a half, returning to Iowa when his mother was ill. He later wrote Story of the Outlaw, A Study of the Western Desperado, which included profiles of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerson_Hough< Less
Fight Back, a novel By Jeff Arnold
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Fight Back: sometimes you have to… Will Hardcastle is already a Civil War veteran at the age of fifteen. And as a young man he finds himself on a cattle drive to Kansas and later as a... More > fugitive of the law. His attempts to settle down are thwarted as his past pursues him. He is tracked by an implacable enemy, a renegade priest he met in the war. And the final reckoning comes in the Royal Gorge railroad war in Colorado… This is a Western in the classic tradition and carries the reader along better than a Concord stage and team of six.< Less
Fight Back, a novel By Jeff Arnold
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Fight Back: sometimes you have to… Will Hardcastle is already a Civil War veteran at the age of fifteen. And as a young man he finds himself on a cattle drive to Kansas and later as a... More > fugitive of the law. His attempts to settle down are thwarted as his past pursues him. He is tracked by an implacable enemy, a renegade priest he met in the war. And the final reckoning comes in the Royal Gorge railroad war in Colorado… This is a Western in the classic tradition and carries the reader along better than a Concord stage and team of six.< Less
Money Magic: A Novel By Hamlin Garland
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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: Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4,... More > 1940) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer, Georgist, and parapsychology skeptic/researcher. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.Hannibal Hamlin Garland was born on a farm near West Salem, Wisconsin, on September 14, 1860, the second of four children of Richard Garland of Maine and Charlotte Isabelle McClintock. The boy was named after Hannibal Hamlin, the candidate for vice-president under Abraham Lincoln. He lived on various Midwestern farms throughout his young life, but settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884 to pursue a career in writing.He read diligently in the Boston Public Library. There he became enamored with the ideas of Henry George, and his Single Tax Movement. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlin_Garland< Less
The Heritage of the Desert: A Novel By Zane Grey
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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: Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was... More > an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.Pearl Zane Grey was born January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as "pearl gray". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zane_Grey< Less

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