Little Britches

Author: Ralph Moody
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803281783
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Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary. Little Britches was the literary debut of Ralph Moody, who wrote about the adventures of his family in eight glorious books, all available as Bison Books.

Stagecoach West

Author: Ralph Moody
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803282452
Size: 36.37 MB
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Stagecoach West is a comprehensive history of stagecoaching west of the Missouri. Starting with the evolution of overland passenger transportation, Moody moves on to paint a lively and informative picture of western stagecoaching, from its early short runs through its rise with the gold rush, its zenith of 1858–68, and beyond. Its story is one of grand rivalries, political chicanery, and gaudy publicity stunts, traders, fortune hunters, outlaws, courageous drivers, and indefatigable detectives. We meet colorful characters such as Charlie Parkhurst, a stagecoach driver who took an amazing secret to his death: “he” was actually a woman. Using contemporary accounts, illustrations, maps, and photographs to flesh out his narrative, Moody creates one of the most important accounts of transportation history to date.

The Golden West

Author: Alicia Christensen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803234880
Size: 69.86 MB
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In the fifty years since its inception in 1961, the Bison Books imprint at the University of Nebraska Press has published some of the best historical, literary, and original western literature. The Golden West celebrates that continuing mission, bringing together some of the most beloved and iconic stories of the American West. Here, readers will find the classic West: from the adventures of the Corps of Discovery to the trials of the Oregon Trail, from the diverse landscapes of the Great Plains to the rugged Rocky Mountains and the Willamette Valley, from traditional Sioux culture to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and from the cowboys, ranchers, farmers, and mountaineers who often make up our western mythology to their American Indian counterpoints in stories about tribal society, monumental battles, and interaction with white settlers. The Golden West holds something for every reader—fiction, poetry, memoir, folklore, firsthand accounts, and all the shades of gray in between.

Chasing The Sun

Author: Edward Joseph Beverly
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865346038
Size: 46.74 MB
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"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.

Writers Of The American West

Author: John Stansfield
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN:
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The diverse peoples, landscapes, and histories of Western North America come alive with these autobiographical excerpts, author profiles, and activities. Focusing on the childhood and young adult experience of 10 of the West's most intriguing writers, each chapter presents engrossing personal narrative, biographical sketches, a resource bibliography, and numerous learning activities. A bonus section features 20 other Western writers for further exploration.