Among the ten best Western books of all time. The brand book, los Angeles Corral of the Westerners. Author John G. Bourke was awarded the Medal of Honor in connection with services during the Civil War. Bourke provides unparalleled detail of the southwest landscape, impressions on the forts and communities in Arizona Territory, and the hardships of frontier service, in addition to exciting and brutally honest accounts of combat.
On the Border with Crook: General George Crook, the American Indian Wars, and Life on the American Frontier #ad - On the border with crook is a firsthand account of Crook’s campaigns during the American Indian Wars. He died june 8, 1896, and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. With sharp descriptions and detailed anecdotes, crazy horse, sketching vivid pictures not only of Crook and his fellow cavalrymen but also of legendary Native American leaders such as Sitting Bull, Bourke brings to life the entire American frontier, and Geronimo.
George crook, John G. Bourke, his right-hand man, sat down to write of his time with the legendary US Army officer in the post–Civil War West.
Wondrous Times on the Frontier: America During the 1800sOpen Road Media #ad - Do not miss a page. Rocky mountain news frontier life, unpleasant most of the time, “was hard, Dee Brown writes, ” and “ lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts. And yet, both light and dark, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, was abundant. Split into sections—“gambling, ” “lawyers, and is a mesmerizing account of an untamed nation and its wild, Violence, and Other Professionals, and Merriment, ” and “Misunderstood Minorities—it is mindful in its correction of certain stereotypes of Western life, Newsmen, resilient settlers.
Wondrous Times on the Frontier: America During the 1800s #ad - A lively history of the nineteenth-century American West from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author: “Glorious . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. In this historical account, Brown examines the aspects of the frontier spirit that would come to assume so central a position in American mythology.
The Fetterman Massacre: Fort Phil Kearny and the Battle of the Hundred SlainOpen Road Media #ad - Providing a vivid backdrop to the battle, Brown offers a portrait of Wyoming’s Ft. One of the best studies that has been made of any sector of the Indian wars” from the #1 bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Chicago Tribune. Phil kearney and the remarkable men who built and defended it.
Based on a wealth of historical sources and sparked by Brown’s narrative genius, The Fetterman Massacre is an essential look at one of the frontier’s defining conflicts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. This dark, unflinching, and northern cheyenne warriors, arapaho, including oglala chief Red Cloud, and fascinating book is Dee Brown’s riveting account of events leading up to the Battle of the Hundred Slain—the devastating 1866 conflict that pitted Lakota, against the United States cavalry under the command of Captain William Fetterman.
Stand to HorseOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - In pre–civil war santa fe, a young soldier faces Apache raiders, starvation, and more in “some of the best Western-writing to show up in a long time” Chicago Tribune. In andre norton’s action-filled story Stand to Horse, the tensions of men against men are balanced by the tensions of men against nature, often a cruel and unequal struggle.
Throughout it all, the reader senses the nation’s growing unrest as events lead up to the Civil War. Many of the incidents and much of the colorful dialogue are based on actual journals and diaries kept by men who lived through these perilous times. Stand to horse is fiction of high order that re-creates a dangerous and exciting period in our country’s history.
Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland TrailsGrove Press #ad - Even with mountain men as guides, including hunger, braving all manner of danger, disease, thirst, these pioneers literally plunged into the unknown, and drowning. An acclaimed historian’s “compellingly told” year-by-year account of the pioneering efforts to conquer the American West in the mid-nineteenth century The Guardian.
The climax arrives in mclynn’s expertly re-created tale of the dreadful Donner party, and he closes with Brigham Young and the Mormons beginning communities of their own. In all the sagas of human migration, few can top the drama of the journey by Midwestern farmers to Oregon and California from 1840 to 1849—between the era of the fur trappers and the beginning of the gold rush.
Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails #ad - Full of high drama, tragedy, and triumph, “rarely has a book so wonderfully brought to life the riveting tales of Americans’ trek to the Pacific” Publishers Weekly. His authoritative narrative investigates the events leading up to the opening of the trails, the wagons and animals used, relations with Native Americans, the roles of women, and much else.
Employing numerous illustrations and extensive primary sources, including original diaries and memoirs, McLynn underscores the incredible heroism and dangerous folly on the overland trails.
The Last CrossingGrove Press #ad - A feast of a book. Annie proulx, the globe and mail Toronto “Stuffed with enough goodies to keep us entertained for days. The new york times book review “Quest and revenge, love and loss converge before the novel’s satisfying final twist. The boston globe “the quality of its plotting, vivid characterizations and descriptions and dark humor place it firmly in the company of the likes of Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy.
St. Louis post-Dispatch. Journey from victorian england to the whiskey trading posts of the Old West in this epic award-winning bestseller from the author of The Englishman’s Boy. There’s no telling what awaits them . . . In the outreaches of the montana frontier, the brothers hire a guide—a half Blackfoot, half Scot named Jerry Potts—to lead them further north into the area where Simon was last seen.
The Last Crossing #ad - One of north America’s best writers . . . As the party heads out, it grows to include a journalist, a Civil War veteran in search of love, a saloonkeeper, and a young woman bent on revenge. In the late nineteenth century, englishmen Charles and Addington Gaunt are sent by their father to find their brother Simon, a missionary who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West.
A Good Man: A NovelAtlantic Monthly Press #ad - Following the englishman’s boy and the last crossing, this is part of the acclaimed trilogy by an author who “is often compared to Larry McMurtry, and rightfully so” Booklist. Son of a canadian lumber baron, wesley case is a former soldier who sets out into the untamed borderlands between Canada and the United States to escape a dark secret from his past.
A globe and mail best book of the year: “Part Western, part historical epic, part romantic melodrama and part crime novel” Montreal Gazette. It’s a budding romance that soon inflames the jealousy of Ada’s quiet and deeply disturbed admirer—a tension that will explode just as the American government unleashes its final assault on the Indians.
A Good Man: A Novel #ad - Amidst the brutal violence that erupts between the sioux warriors and US forces, outspoken, Case’s plan for a quiet ranch life is further compromised by an unexpected dilemma: he falls in love with the beautiful, and recently widowed Ada Tarr. He settles in montana, where he hopes to buy a cattle ranch, and where he begins work as a liaison between the American and Canadian militaries in an effort to contain the Native Americans’ unresolved anger in the wake of the Civil War.
An epic that matches its grand ambitions. Winnipeg free press “One of North America’s best writers. Annie proulx, new york Times–bestselling author of Barkskins. A love story, a conradian meditation on courage and manhood, a thriller, and a thoughtful examination of the origins of Canada’s tangled relationship with its big southern neighbor .
Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California DesertSkyhorse Publishing #ad - The men, and children were swallowed up by the hostile valley with its dry and waterless terrain, women, unearthly surface of white salts, and overwhelming heat. They were lost beyond hope, john rogers, until twenty-nine-year-old William Lewis Manly, and his companion, decided to cross the treacherous Panamint Mountains by themselves in search for rescue.
The gripping nineteenth century memoir of death, heroism, despair, and a will to survive during the California Gold Rush. Assaulted and devastated by the elements, and one by one, members of the camp killed their emaciated oxen for food, quickly ran out of water, buried those who perished. Manly lived to tell the tale, and forty-five years later he did—in this gripping autobiography, first published in 1894.
Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert #ad - Manly’s stirring account brings alive the unimaginable hardships of the American pioneers who gave Death Valley its name, and a chapter in Californian history that “will both enlighten and renew your faith in humanity” Tulsa World. Hit by gold rush fever in 1849, a wagon train headed for the California coast stumbled into a 130-mile-long valley in the Mojave Desert.
MacKenzie's Last Fight with the Cheyennes Expanded, AnnotatedBIG BYTE BOOKS #ad - It is not as a soldier that he is best remembered, but as an anthropologist, folklorist, ethnologist, scientist, and writer—amazing for a man who was in uniform from the ages of 16 to 50. Here he detailed ranald mackenzie's final fight with the Cheyenne under Dull Knife in the bitter cold of winter, 1876.
With the tension and excitement of a novelist, and the humor of a Mark Twain, soldier-scholar John G. Bourke wrote about one of the most important battles of the Great Sioux War, of which he was a participant. John bourke’s contribution to the history of the so-called Indian Wars cannot be overestimated.
MacKenzie's Last Fight with the Cheyennes Expanded, Annotated #ad - Be sure to look inside by clicking the cover above or download a sample. These were some of the same warriors who had months earlier sent General George Armstrong Custer and five companies of 7th Cavalry troopers to an early grave at the Little Bighorn. Written as only bourke could have done, this short account is a forgotten American classic.
For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones.
The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege of ConstantinopleOpen Road Media #ad - With longstanding tensions between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, the crusaders set arms against their Christian neighbors, destroying a vital alliance between Eastern and Western Rome. The army of the fourth crusade had set out to reclaim Jerusalem, but under the sway of their Venetian patrons, the crusaders diverted from their path in order to lay siege to Constantinople.
But in 1204, the city suffered a devastating attack that would spell the end of the Holy Roman Empire. At the dawn of the thirteenth century, Constantinople stood as the bastion of Christianity in Eastern Europe. An engrossing chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and the fall of the Holy Roman Empire, from the bestselling author of Thermopylae.
The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege of Constantinople #ad - The capital city of the byzantine empire, culture, and commerce that had commanded trading routes between Asia, Russia, it was a center of art, and Europe for hundreds of years. In the great betrayal, historian ernle bradford brings to life this powerful tale of envy and greed, demonstrating the far-reaching consequences this siege would have across Europe for centuries to come.
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental RailroadsOpen Road Media #ad - Despite this, by the turn of the twentieth century, five major railroads would span the continent. This account vividly illustrates the railroad builders’ breathtaking skill, ambition, and ingenuity. Hear that lonesome whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. A fascinating story” of the railways that linked America from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee The Washington Post.
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads #ad - . By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by “the demonic power of the Iron Horse and its bands of iron track. Although the building of the great railroad is commonly known as a story of romance, and progress, it also has a dark side, exploited workers, as profiteers decimated American Indian tribes, adventure, and destroyed ecosystems.
Brown compellingly tells a high-stakes tale, an exhilarating history that still holds lessons for today. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.