Description : A COWBOY AND THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE Herman Vowell grew up on an Oregon homestead dreaming of being a cowboy. He was barely 21 when he became buckaroo boss of the Pitchfork Ranch, one of the biggest spreads in the West. He felt his life was complete and then he met Betty Torrens, a city girl from California. They fell in love and married during the darkest days of World War II. They settled on a sprawling ranch in the heart of the Devils Garden and worked together calving a thousand head of cows, putting up meadow hay with horse-drawn equipment, chasing wild mustangs. When tragedy, and the outside world, encroached on their remote ranch, they stood side by side and fought to retain their vanishing way of life. Rick Steber, one of the Wests most popular authors, tells Herman and Betty's story with words that will capture your heart with their tenderness. BUCKAROO HEART is a true western classic, a story of love so powerful and pure and strong, it is everlasting.
Description : "The Buckaroo Picks a Sunflower" by Vivian Cooper is one hilarious Great Western that you will ever read. The Buckaroo rides the range alone and loves it. He picks up work where ever he can find it. But an Indian Princess comes into his life, upsetting it totally. The Navajos had promised her as a baby to marry one of the braves. She ran away,refusing to marry him, because she didn't love him. The Navajos hunted her down and took her back along with the cowboy. She ends up killing the brave that she was to marry. When she found out the cowboy was going to leave without her, she tried to put the blame on him for the murder. She does run away again and lies to the cowboy that the murder was settled. The Navajos hunt her down again and force her back to the village. The Tribal Council clears her and the cowboy is put through tests to see if he's fit to marry her. There is comedy with lover's quarrels and his bad luck.
Description : Donna Greene Is the Ultimate Survivor Twenty years ago, a horrible accident nearly destroyed her family's business. And everyone still blames her former fiancé, Jamie Martin. Donna's managed to thrive, despite life's many curveballs. But when Jamie crosses her path at Cheyenne Frontier Days, Donna isn't prepared for the feelings that still endure after all these years. Party boy Jamie is a changed man in every way—except for the love he still harbors for the only woman who made him whole. Jamie's newfound faith could pave the way for a second chance at his first love…if Donna can find it in her heart to forgive.
Description : "The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness."--Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: "The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog."--Thomas Cripps "Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Description : Hell on high red wheels! Cotton Drennan had packed a good many smoky years into a short span of time. For him, death lurked in shadowy alleys, and he watched them carefully always. He owed his life to that care—and to a fast and accurate gun. The Broken Ring Ranch was the biggest on the range and getting bigger—with the help of a gun-heavy crew. And nobody but Cotton Drennan seemed to give a damn about the injustice of Broken Ring's big grab. Cotton had been through range wars before, but never with the odds quite so great against him—never with so few on his side. BUCKAROO'S CODE All He Asked Was An Even Draw Three-time Winner of the Spur Award Wayne D. Overholser
Description : Michael Hartford pens popular western paperbacks. But despite his 'cowboy image', he's more Central Park West than Wild West. With a major photo shoot coming up, Michael has only a week at the Last Chance Ranch to get the giddy–up in his game... Waiting for the dust to settle on her last scandal, socialite–turnedhousekeeper Keri Fitzpatrick discovers Michael's secret. And she'll ensure her would–be cowboy is both saddle sore and satisfied!
Description : Ivan Doig’s companion memoir to his bestselling This House of Sky—inspired by the letters his mother wrote during World War II—is “a lyrical evocation of the Doigs’ gallantly hardscrabble existence and love for the unforgiving Montana mountains” (San Francisco Chronicle). Raised by his father and maternal grandmother, Ivan Doig grew up with only a vague memory of his mother, who died on his sixth birthday. Then he discovered a cache of her letters, and through them, a spunky, passionate, can-do woman emerged. His mother was as at home in the saddle as behind a sewing machine, and as in love with language as her son. In this prize-winning prequel to his acclaimed memoir This House of Sky, Doig brings to life his childhood before his mother’s death, and the family’s journey from the Montana mountains to the Arizona desert and back again. “Profoundly original and lustrous,” (Kirkus Reviews) Doig eloquently captures the texture of the American West during and after World War II, the fortune of a family, and one woman’s indomitable spirit. Doig is “a colloquial stylist without equal…and Heart Earth is a book that repeatedly proves the power of language” (Los Angeles Times).
Description : Examining contemporary poetry by way of ethnicity and gender, Kenneth Lincoln tracks the Renaissance invention of the Wild Man and the recurrent Adamic myth of the lost Garden. He discusses the first anthology of American Indian verse, The Path on the Rainbow (1918), which opened Jorge Luis Borges' university surveys of American literature, to thirty-five contemporary Indian poets who speak to, with, and against American mainstream bards. From Whitman's free verse, through the Greenwich Village Renaissance (sandwiched between the world wars) and the post-apocalyptic Beat incantations, to transglobal questions of tribe and verse at the century's close, Lincoln shows where we mine the mother lode of New World voices, what distinguishes American verse, which tales our poets sing and what inflections we hear in the rhythms, pitches, and parsings of native lines. Lincoln presents the Lakota concept of "singing with the heart of a bear" as poetry which moves through an artist. He argues for a fusion of estranged cultures, tribal and émigré, margin and mainstream, in detailing the ethnopoetics of Native American translation and the growing modernist concern for a "native" sense of the "makings" of American verse. This fascinating work represents a major new effort in understanding American and Native American literature, spirituality, and culture.
Description : This bestselling video guide to films, serials, TV movies, and old TV series available on video is completely updated with the newest releases. Containing more than 18,000 listings, this revised edition includes 400 new entries that are detailed with a summary, commentary, director, cast members, MPAA rating, and authors' rating.