"The Log of a Cowboy" is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana during 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is based on Adams's own experiences, and it is considered by many to be literature's best account of cowboy life. Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his time; The Log of a Cowboy was his response. The Chicago Herald has said: "As a narrative of cowboy life, Andy Adams' book is clearly the real thing. It carries its own certificate of authentic first-hand experience on every page." This edition also includes Adams other famous western novels like The Outlet, A Texas Matchmaker, Reed Anthony, Cowman and The Wells Brothers.
Andy Adams (1859-1935) was an American writer of western fiction and was born in Indiana. Since childhood Andy used to help his parents with the cattle and horses on the family farm. Due to this Andy's works have been lauded widely for his first hand and authentic portrayal of the life of a cowboy unlike his contemporaries like Owen Wister who romanticized it.
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What happens when Native American myths come true?
A warrior and his Quapaw tribe were forced from their homeland in 1830s. Many years later in 1862, with the American Civil War raging, this aging warrior reappears--alone--on his native soil of Arkansas. He is back on a quest to recover a sacred relic he was forced to leave behind all those years ago. On his mission he encounters a runaway fifteen-year-old white boy, but unknown to the boy, the encounter is more than a mere coincidence.
The boy, Johnny, fears for his life as the mysterious warrior forces him to join him on the journey. Later he comes to realize if the warrior fulfills his quest, there is a force in the ancient relic that will change the world forever.
From the author of the popular historical novel, Chase The Wild Pigeons: A novel of the Civil War and the science fiction novel, Portal to the Forgotten. johngschwend.com.
Texas Ranger Captain Rowdy Bates rides to Kansas to chase the rustler who stole his horse, Sugar. In Wichita, he meets a young U.S. Marshal by the name of Jack Black, and they side-kick up to pursue and capture the Bill Whitley Outlaw Gang along with Brack Cornett, taking the lawmen back to Texas and eventually deep into Mexico in their pursuit.
All the while back in Laredo, Victoria Lee Dupree awaits her trial and an almost certain sentence to hang by the neck for the murder of High Card Harry Brownstone -- an act perpetrated to protect the man she loved. Who is her secret love and will her beau arrive in time to save her from certain death?
Casey Ryan is a stagecoach driver known for fighting, gambling and drinking, but also for being the fastest one there is. Once he trades his coach for a Ford, things take a turn for the worse and Casey finds himself without car, money and job. In order to get back on his feet, Casey decides to start the search for the legendary Injun Jim's gold mine.
The Trail of the White Mule - Casey Ryan tried to settle down, but his restless spirit just couldn't take long. One day Casey bought a Ford and a tent, and went on a prospecting trip, leaving everything behind once again.
Bertha Muzzy Bower (1871-1940) was an American author who wrote novels and short stories about the American Old West. She is best known for her first novel "Chip of the Flying U" about Flying U Ranch and the "Happy Family" of cowboys who lived there. The novel rocketed Bower to fame, and she wrote an entire series of novels set at the Flying U Ranch. Several of Bower's novels were turned into films.
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Sheriff Cassidy Yates couldn't believe his eyes when he read the Wanted poster. His ex-deputy, and friend, Nathaniel McBain was both a wanted man and a member of Rodrigo Fernandez's ruthless outlaw gang.
There's nothing worse than a lawman gone bad, and Cassidy knows it's his duty to arrest McBain. But when he finds him, McBain claims the Wanted poster is wrong and his true intention is to infiltrate Fernandez's gang and bring the outlaw to justice.
Is McBain really working undercover? Only one thing is certain: when Cassidy learns the full truth about McBain's plan, it will test to the very limit the strength of his friendship and his duty as a lawman.
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Emerson Hough - 19 Books in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)" This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
The Young Alaskans Series
The Young Alaskans
The Young Alaskans in the Rockies
The Young Alaskans on the Trail
Young Alaskans in the Far North
The Young Alaskans on the Missouri
The Girl at the Halfway House
The Mississippi Bubble
The Law of the Land
The Way of a Man
54-40 or Fight
The Purchase Price
The Lady and the Pirate
The Man Next Door
The Magnificent Adventure
The Broken Gate
The Way Out
The Covered Wagon
King of Gee-Whiz
Singing Mouse Stories
The Land of the Singing Mouse
The Burden of a Song
The Little River
What the Waters Said
The Skull and the Rose
The Man of the Mountain
At the Place of the Oaks
The Birth of the Hours
The Stone That Had No Thought
The Tear and the Smile
How the Mountains Ate Up the Plains
The Savage and Its Heart
The Beast Terrible
The Passing of Men
The House of Truth
Where the City Went
The Bell and the Shadows
Of the Greatest Sorrow
The Shoes of the Princess
Of White Moths
The House of Dreams
The Story of the Cowboy
The Way to the West
The Story of the Outlaw
The Passing of the Frontier
Emerson Hough (1857-1923) was an American author best known for writing western stories, adventure tales and historical novels. His best known works include western novels The Mississippi Bubble and The Covered Wagon, The Young Alaskans series of adventure novels, and historical works The Way to the West and The Story of the Cowboy.
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Delilah O'Reilly is a bright, beautiful,young woman attending school at the Annex, the sister school of Harvard, in 1890. She lives happily with her father; her mother's demise having coincided with her birth. She is wooed by a handsome, wealthy older man and when they marry, she feels as if she is living a fairy tale; her already perfect life acheiving unimagined heights. The euphoria is short lived and she discovers that her husband is not merely manipulative and possessive, he is an abusive monster. She flees Boston and his sadistic cruelty, fearing for her life.
She seeks obscuity in the vastness of the Wild West, alone and equipped with only her desperation and her horse.
Dancing with the Elephants is a suspenseful, romantic adventure that follows her terror and triumphs as she struggles to forge a path through the wilderness.
Author's note: I apologize to the previous reader' who endured a humiliatingly number of typographical errors. I have made great effort to correct this, and hope subsequent reader's will be spared that annoyance.. So sorry. sincerely, Jill Ireland
GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN THE OLD WEST!!! Jasper is a geek working for the Barnes & Sons circus. When a mysterious benefactor suddenly frees him from his old life, he finds himself on an insane quest to kill the most dangerous man alive, the outlaw Gordon Naught. But what he finds at the end of the murder trail will change him forever.
Along the way, Jasper meets several characters whom one would not expect to meet in the old west. From homosexual dwarfs to black Indians, savage pimps and vengeful Mormons, THE DEAD KID is a decidedly different sort of western, a novel that is based on myth more than fact.
If you love a sweet mail order bride romance, you will love this story. It is a clean and wholesome romance about American Mail Order Brides set in Oregon in the late 1800s.
Jessamine Black takes charge of planting a garden for the Sawyerville Ladies Home so they can have fresh vegetables and greens. She knows a thing or two about gardening and about keeping animals away from the fledgling plants.
Stanley Ritter is assigned to watch over the garden and provide guidance to Jessamine and the other prospective brides. He was a farmer in Idaho before coming to Sawyerville and he lends a hand by giving tips and advice on the planting and guarding against the animal kingdom.
Haunted by her ghosts and scars from a childhood tragedy, she sometimes violates Stanley's advice, putting herself in danger. But he has an intuition about her tendencies and seems to always be around in her time of need.
This is their story of love and bonding over nature.
Jessamine's Garden is the 8th book in the Sawyerville Mail Order Bride series, a series of stories of brave and courageous women who traveled over land or by sea to seek a new life and love in the western frontier.
From one of the greatest Western writers of all time, Lee Nelson, comes Born to Rope. From mustang bands sweeping up the bands sweeping up the hidden draws and ridges of the high, desolate San Rafael Swell to a horse-trading oasis hidden deep in an auto-wrecking yard on the outskirts of Spanish Fork, Utah, Nelson finds voices, elegant in their terseness, of people you never knew but should know. This is the story of Michael Diamond's coming of age, of finding grace in tragedy.
The moment of truth finally upon them, Benjamin must join together with his friends to bring matters to a close so they can once again walk as free men without the weight of the law on their shoulders. With freedom so close they can almost taste it, Benjamin and Morris are glad to finally drop the charade, but their journey isn't done quite yet.
Can he stay alive long enough to do his duty?
Savage, a Pinkertown detective, has been ordered to protect Mark Channing, the XL rancher.
When he arrives in Eden, he quickly finds out that Channing is a hated man and by association, Savage is immediately unwelcome.
Channing suspects El Lobo, a Mexican bandit, of making attempts on his life and instructs Savage to guard him around the clock.
But Savage is distracted from his duties by the animosity of the town, the beautiful dancer Paloma and the mysterious English guy...
When Channing is killed, Savage rides south in pursuit of El Lobo, the man Channing fears above all others, and teams up with the local police to win the price on his head.
However, things turn out very differently from what he expects. He meets El Lobo and survives, but faces even greater danger from Rodrigo of the Rurales, a man noted for his brutality and fierce dogs.
It looks as if Savage has come to the end of the road. Before unmasking a cunning murderer, he must first stay alive.
Praise for S. J. Bounds
'A rip-roaring western full of action and adventure' - Tom Casey, bestselling author of Trade Off
S J Bounds was born in 1920 and lived in Kingston Upon Thames. He wrote over 40 novels and hundreds of short stories many published under pseudonyms or anonymously. He was best known for his work in the science fiction, horror and western genres. His other must read western adventures include Cross Trails Marshal, The Long Chase, Ghost Town and Canyon Killer.
A lot can motivate a man to murder...
Ward Merrill with his eight-year-old son, Lonnie, and Pop Lorimer own a small cow ranch close by the town of Portsville.
Merrill was once a US marshal and after ten years of service, he gave up that life to settle down with his late wife.
But trouble is brewing in Portsville.
The railway line has come to town, bringing along trail-hands of cattle outfits.
Merrill was always against the railway, having seen and dealt with first-hand the kind of trouble and violence that these rival outfits can bring to a quiet town.
Sheriff Walt Oakley is taking precautions by appointed special deputies; he figures that Merrill would a good fit.
But Merrill is staying out of it - the town voted for the railway and they can deal with the consequences themselves as far as he's concerned.
All that matters to him in the world is his son, Lonnie.
However, when his son is attacked by a trail-handler, then Merrill makes it his business.
Unfortunately, that means getting the draw on the handler and killing in self-defence.
Which means now that every cattle outfit coming east is going to hear about Ward Merrill; and perhaps try their luck to best him.
Then to his worst fears, that night, his spread is attacked by six unknown gunmen.
It seems someone is after him but with no clue to the identity of the gunmen, it could be anyone; stranger or even more likely, a local from Portville.
Anyone in town who supported the railways could've seen him as a threat.
There's Frank Maitland - a businessman who owns both of Portville's saloons. The trail-hands will have exploded his profits.
Or maybe it was Luke Parry, owner of the general store, who also stands to make a profit. But then again, his daughter Miss Kay Parry is sweet on Merrill.
In fact, there's talk in town of marriage between the pair...
Perhaps then it could've been Deputy Silas 'Si' Kester, who not only likes Miss Parry but also has made it obvious how jealous he is of ...
For Seth Claybourne, still clad in the grey uniform of the defeated Confederates, there is no point in returning home.
His family have been forced to quit their land by carpetbaggers from the east. So now he rides west.
Crossing a desert, he encounters a man who has been left for dead. But with grit and determination Jeb Dawson still lives, and when Seth saves the wounded man's life - driving off his returning attackers - the old man confides in him.
Dawson has the deeds to precious land in Condor Peaks which will spike in value once the plans to build a railroad there are finalised. He must reach Condor Peaks soon to validate his claim on the land before it reverts back to the government.
However, it appears that powerful and deadly men have discovered Dawson's ownership of these deeds and now vested interests want him dead.
Hence the violent ambush the old man fell victim to. Now he's unfit to travel and the clock is ticking...
In agreeing to act as Dawson's proxy, Seth puts himself in the firing line.
Praise for John Glasby
'A thrilling read.' - Robert Foster, acclaimed author of The Lunar Code.
"His output was incredible, and maintained a very high standard." -- Philip Harbottle, Editor, Fantasy Adventures.
John Glasby was born in 1928, and graduated from University with an honours degree in Chemistry. He started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I, in 1952, and worked for them until his retirement. Having produced hundreds of short stories and novels during the 1950's and 60's, his body of work spans several genres including dozens of paperback westerns, all of which were reprinted in hardcover and paperback four decades later. The majority of his stories were written under various pseudonyms and House Names. Following his retirement from I.C.I., Glasby produced a steady stream of new westerns, science fiction and crime novels, right up to his death in 2010.