Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 866
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN: 1439195269
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonesome Dove Book Excerpt:

Chronicles a cattle drive in the nineteenth century from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade.

Marine Corps Aviation Chronolog Volume II

Marine Corps Aviation Chronolog  Volume II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1996-09
ISBN: 1563112078
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun
Author: Edward Joseph Beverly
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0865346038
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing the Sun Book Excerpt:

"Chasing the Sun" is a guide to Western fiction with more than 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author's personal favorites, organized around theme.

Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry
Author: John Marsden Reilly
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780313303005
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Larry McMurtry Book Excerpt:

Larry McMurtry's award winning novels have redefined not only the literature of the west, but also the essential myths with which the west is associated. Readers were initiated into the world of the modern cowboy with McMurtry's first novel Horseman Pass By. Nearly 35 years later McMurtry revisits his hometown project with his latest update on the characters who populated The Last Picture Show and Texasville in his most recent novel Duane's Depressed. This Critical Companion examines all 22 of McMurtry's works. By considering individual literary elements and overall construction of the novels, this analysis probes how McMurtry has given contemporary relevance to traditional elements of the Western story.

Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries 1936 2020

Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries  1936 2020
Author: Vincent Terrace
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-10-11
ISBN: 1476645426
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Television Miniseries 1936 2020 Book Excerpt:

In 1936, as television networks CBS, DuMont, and NBC experimented with new ways to provide entertainment, NBC deviated from the traditional method of single experimental programs to broadcast the first multi-part program, Love Nest, over a three-episode arc. This would come to be known as a miniseries. Although the term was not coined until 1954, several other such miniseries were broadcast, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Women in Wartime. In the mid-1960s the concept was developed into a genre that still exists. While the major broadcast networks pioneered the idea, it quickly became popular with cable and streaming services. This encyclopedic source contains a detailed history of 878 TV miniseries broadcast from 1936 to 2020, complete with casts, networks, credits, episode count and detailed plot information.

Below the Line

Below the Line
Author: J. R. Helton
Publsiher: Last Gasp
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2000-07
ISBN: 9780867194784
Category: Motion picture industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Below the Line Book Excerpt:

Movies have replaced the circus and the carnival as the traveling sideshow for the masses of America today, providing longed for escape from day-to-day reality. In the actual movie business, one is either above the line or below the line, the demarcation where the real money and power starts and stops. In a personal attempt to separate fact from fiction, the author takes a look at the beautiful, and the not-so-beautiful, people who work in films, in a behind the scenes account of "movie magic" from the thoroughly kissed bottom.

British ballads and songs

British ballads and songs
Author: Vance Randolph
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780826203007
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Good the Bad and the Ancient

The Good  the Bad and the Ancient
Author: Sue Matheson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1476646104
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good the Bad and the Ancient Book Excerpt:

Although Americans are no longer compelled to learn Greek and Latin, classical ideals remain embedded in American law and politics, philosophy, oratory, history and especially popular culture. In the Western genre, many film and television directors (such as John Ford, Raoul Walsh, Howard Hawks, Anthony Mann and Sam Peckinpah) have drawn inspiration from antiquity, and the classical values and influences in their work have shaped our conceptions of the West for years. This thought-provoking, first-of-its-kind collection of essays celebrates, affirms and critiques the West's relationship with the classical world. Explored are films like Cheyenne Autumn, The Wild Bunch, The Track of the Cat, Trooper Hook, The Furies, Heaven's Gate, and Slow West, as well as serials like Gunsmoke and Lonesome Dove.

Larry McMurtry and the West

Larry McMurtry and the West
Author: Mark Busby
Publsiher: University of North Texas Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780929398341
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Larry McMurtry and the West Book Excerpt:

This is the first major single-authored book in almost twenty years to examine the life and work of Texas' foremost novelist and to develop coherent patterns of theme, structure, symbol, imagery, and influence in Larry McMurtry's work. The study focuses on the novelist's relationship to the Southwest, theorizing that his writing exhibits a deep ambivalence toward his home territory. The course of his career demonstrates shifting attitudes that have led him toward, away from, and then back again to his home place and the "cowboy god" that dominates its mythology. The book utilizes original materials from five library special collections, as well as interviews with McMurtry, his family, and his friends, such as Ken Kesey.

Challenging Euro America s Politics of Identity

Challenging Euro America s Politics of Identity
Author: Jorge Luis Andrade Fernandes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2008-01-07
ISBN: 1135977011
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Euro America s Politics of Identity Book Excerpt:

In this fascinating book, Jorge Luis Andrade Fernandes critically examines the impact of colonialism and postcolonial migration on the politics and identity of Euro-American imperial powers. It considers how ‘outsiders’ are part of the construction of the ‘native’ identity of the nation-state, and also how they challenge its essential coherence when they ‘return’ to the centre in our increasingly globalized world. Engaging in a theoretically-motivated discussion of a range of sources (film, fiction, political theory and state policy); the volume traces the nomadic movement of bodies across national frontiers, helping us to question any natural link between nation-states and identities, and between places and peoples. This is not merely a theoretical problem, as Fernandes relates it to the very current crisis of nativistic / multicultural identity in the West. He examines how politics takes shape in transnational social and cultural encounters, and how this new politics is not just about containing aliens, but also contains fruitful possibilities for different modes of being. Challenging Euro-America's Politics of Identity will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in politics, geography, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, African and African-American studies, comparative literature, American studies, and Ethnic studies.

Giant Country

Giant Country
Author: Don Graham
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN: 0875654878
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giant Country Book Excerpt:

In Giant Country Don Graham brings together a collection of lively, absorbing essays written over the past two decades. The collection begins with a twist on book introductions that sets the tone for the essays to come—a self-interview conducted poolside at an eccentric Houston motel favored by regional rock bands. Over piña coladas the author works on his tan and discusses timeless Texas themes: the transition of the state from a rural to an urban world, the sense of a vanishing era, and the way that artists in literature and film represent a state both infectiously grand and too big for its britches. In “Fildelphia Story,” Graham remembers his Ivy League professorial stint in a city the small-town Texan who rented him a moving van looked up under “F.” In “Doing England” the Lone Star Yankee courts Oxford University and returns with a veddy British education. In “The Ground Sense Necessary” a native son journeys inward to explore the dry ceremonies of frontier Protestantism and to recount movingly his father's funeral in Collin County. With his wide-ranging knowledge of classic regional works, Graham unerringly traces the style and substance of local literary giants and offers a sometimes irreverent but always entertaining look at the Texas triumvirate of Dobie, Webb and Bedichek. Other essays look at such Texas greats as Katherine Anne Porter, George Sessions Perry, William Humphrey and John Graves. In a section he calls “Polemics,” Graham includes his best known essays, “Palefaces vs. Redskins,” a sardonic survey of the Texas literary landscape, and “Anything for Larry,” a tour de force that has already become a minor classic. The essay weighs the puny financial achievements of Graham against those of mega-author Larry McMurtry and never fails to bring down the house when Graham gives a public reading. A recognized authority on celluloid Texas, Graham provides a rich sampling of his knowledge of Texas movies in pieces that blanket the territory from moo-cow cattle-drive epics to soggy Alamo sagas to urban cowboy melodramas. In the larger-than-life state that is Texas, nobody sizes up the Lone-Star mythos, its interpreters, boosters and detractors better than Don Graham.

The Essential West

The Essential West
Author: Elliott West
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-11-09
ISBN: 0806188790
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential West Book Excerpt:

Scholars and enthusiasts of western American history have praised Elliott West as a distinguished historian and an accomplished writer, and this book proves them right on both counts. Capitalizing on West’s wide array of interests, this collection of his essays touches on topics ranging from viruses and the telegraph to children, bison, and Larry McMurtry. Drawing from the past three centuries, West weaves the western story into that of the nation and the world beyond, from Kansas and Montana to Haiti, Africa, and the court of Louis XV. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with conquest. West is not the first historian to write about Lewis and Clark, but he is the first to contrast their expedition with Mungo Park’s contemporaneous journey in Africa. “The Lewis and Clark expedition,” West begins, “is one of the most overrated events in American history—and one of the most revealing.” The humor of this insightful essay is a chief characteristic of the whole book, which comprises ten chapters previously published in major journals and magazines—but revised for this edition—and four brand-new ones. West is well known for his writings about frontier family life, especially the experiences of children at work and play. Fans of his earlier books on these subjects will not be disappointed. In a final section, he looks at the West of myth and imagination, in part to show that our fantasies about the West are worth studying precisely because they have been so at odds with the real West. In essays on buffalo, Jesse James and the McMurtry novel Lonesome Dove, West directs his formidable powers to subjects that continue to shape our understanding—and often our misunderstanding—of the American West, past and present.

Check list of Recorded Songs in the English Language in the Archive of American Folk Song to July 1940

Check list of Recorded Songs in the English Language in the Archive of American Folk Song to July  1940
Author: Archive of Folk Song (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 618
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Folk songs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Check list of Recorded Songs in the English Language in the Archive of American Folk Song to July 1940 Book Excerpt:

Notable Black American Women

Notable Black American Women
Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publsiher: VNR AG
Total Pages: 842
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780810391772
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notable Black American Women Book Excerpt:

Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists

The Eye of the Mammoth

The Eye of the Mammoth
Author: Stephen Harrigan
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 1477320091
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Mammoth Book Excerpt:

In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America’s most thoughtful writers. In this career-spanning anthology, which gathers together essays from two previous books—A Natural State and Comanche Midnight—as well as previously uncollected work, readers finally have a comprehensive collection of Harrigan’s best nonfiction. History—natural history, human history, and personal history—and place are the cornerstones of The Eye of the Mammoth. But the specific history or place varies considerably from essay to essay. Harrigan’s career has taken him from the Alaska Highway to the Chihuahuan Desert, from the casinos of Monaco to his ancestors’ village in the Czech Republic. Texas is the subject of a number of essays, and a force in shaping others, as in “The Anger of Achilles,” in which a nineteenth-century painting moves the author despite his possessing a “Texan’s suspicion of serious culture.” Harrigan’s deceptively straightforward voice, however, belies an intense curiosity about things that, by his own admission, may be “unknowable.” Certainly, we are limited in what we can know about the inner life of George Washington, the last days of Davy Crockett, or the motives of a caged tiger, but Harrigan’s gift—a gift that has also made him an award-winning novelist—is to bring readers closer to such things, to make them less remote, just as a cave painting in the title essay eerily transmits the living stare of a long-extinct mammoth.

Handbook for Bible Study

Handbook for Bible Study
Author: Lee J. Gugliotto
Publsiher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780828014618
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook for Bible Study Book Excerpt:

A guide to understanding, teaching, and preaching the Word of God.Includes reproducible exegesis work sheets for contextual, cultural, structural, verbal, theological, and homiletical analyses.

Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 144727461X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comanche Moon Book Excerpt:

The second book in the Lonesome Dove quartet, Comanche Moon, which follows on from Dead Man's Walk, follows ranchers Gus and Call in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life. It showcases Larry McMurtry's strong affinity for the landscape and its inhabitants with a deeply felt lyrical intensity. On the wild Texas frontier where barbarism and civilization come in many forms, Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are pitched into the long, bitter, bloody fighting under the command of Captain Inish Scull. When Scull's favourite horse is stolen by the Comanches, he decides to track him down, leaving Gus and Call in charge. However, on their return to Austin, Gus is greeted by the news that his sweetheart is to marry another man and Call finds that the town's most notorious woman is desperate to settle down with him and become respectable. When Scull's wealthy wife demands that her errant husband be brought home, with feelings akin to relief the two men set off once more into the vast, untamed plains . . . Continue the series set in the American West with the Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove.

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1447274598
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers Book Excerpt:

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is one of Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry's most vital and entertaining novels, a wonderful display of his ability to recreate the subtle textures of feelings, the claims of passing time and familiar places, and the rich interlocking swirl of people's lives. Danny Deck is on the verge of success as an author, when he flees Houston and hurtles unexpectedly into the hearts of three women: a girlfriend who makes him happy but who won't stay; a neighbour as generous as she is lusty; and his pal, Emma Horton. Ranging from Texas to California on a young writer's journey in a car he calls El Chevy, Danny embarks on a wild ride towards literary fame and an uncharted border country.

Magnolia Elegy Place In the Edisto Fork

Magnolia Elegy  Place In the Edisto Fork
Author: Tom T Traywick
Publsiher: BookLocker.com
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-04-14
ISBN: 1647199441
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magnolia Elegy Place In the Edisto Fork Book Excerpt:

Magnolia Elegy pays homage to an Agrarian time and place. It tells of the passing of that Time and the loss of that Place—undespairing, seeking no pity—through the eyes of the writer, the third generation of his placeholder family. It is memoir of a Place in the Lowcountry, and the inhabitants: animal, vegetable, and human—and how the land shaped them as they strove to shape the land. The storyteller tells tales from the family oral tradition, and from the early writings of family members. He tells stories from his own memory and from theirs. He tells the stories that aren’t already lost, and alludes to those that have been lost. Throughout the telling he threads recognition of the unreliable nature of memory, particularly within family dynamic and dysfunction (coming to terms with a parent). And, so goes five generations of story, seeded with the hopeful wisdom of the old ones, informed by reading and travel, presided over by Thomas—the elder—and his code of self-serving. The setting is a Place on the Orangeburg Scarp, in the plain of the Edisto River fork. The telling includes the lay of the land, the fields, the allure of the woods, the work performed, and the food—including recipes for the preparation of the mid-day meals. Included at the end of Magnolia Elegy are stories of frenetic travel after leaving the Place at midlife, and essays demonstrating the values earned from the Place and from its animal and human community. The structure of the book accommodates selective reading—it can effectively be read in any order, even backward.

The Cowboy Encyclopedia

The Cowboy Encyclopedia
Author: Richard W. Slatta
Publsiher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Total Pages: 506
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cowboy Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Offers information on the people, places, events, equipment, terminology, and culture of cowboys from North and South America