Heroes of the Frontier Book
Score: 3.5
From 89 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451493811

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Heroes of the Frontier Excerpt :

“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Heroes of the Age Book

Heroes of the Age


  • Author : David B. Edwards
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520200630

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Heroes of the Age Excerpt :

Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself.

Fess Parker  TV s Frontier Hero Book

Fess Parker TV s Frontier Hero


  • Author : William R. Chemerka
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release Date : 2019-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Fess Parker TV s Frontier Hero Excerpt :

Fess Parker was an American film and television actor, who also was known as the owner of the Fess Parker Winery along the famous Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, and he was also a resort owner-operator.Fess grew up in Texas. After serving in World War II, he began his show-business career in the summer of 1951 as an extra in the play Mister Roberts. His work in films began as the voice of Leslie, the chauffeur, in the 1950 film Harvey. Within months, he was on location with a minor part in Untamed Frontier with Joseph Cotton and Shelley Winters. Fess became a contract player with Warner Bros., appearing in small roles in several films, such as Springfield Rifle (1952), Island in the Sky, The Bounty Hunter, and Battle Cry. In 1954, he appeared as Great Dalton in the Jim Davis syndicated Western anthology series, Stories of the Century in the episode “The Dalton Brothers.” Walt Disney picked him over James Arness and other actors to star as Davy Crockett in a three-part mini series entitled Davy Crockett (1954–55), a tremendous hit that led to a merchandising frenzy for coonskin caps and all things Crockett. Fess became a contract star for Disney and appeared in The Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho, the Wagons!, Old Yeller, and The Light in the Forest. He also appeared on many television programs, and he composed and sang. He performed the occasional role of Tom Conrad, editor of the Diablo Courier in the syndicated Western series, Annie Oakley (1954–1957), starring Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, and Jimmy Hawkins. Fess appeared in a small assortment of movies, including supporting roles in The Jayhawkers! (1959) with Jeff Chandler and Hell Is for Heroes (1962) with Steve McQueen. In 1962, he starred in the title role of the TV series Mr Smith Goes to Washington, portraying the same idealistic character that James Stewart had played in the 1939 film. Fess took to the stage in 1963, in a traveling production of Oklahoma! In 1964, Fess appeared in Daniel Boone, another t

Black Frontiers Book

Black Frontiers


  • Author : Lillian Schlissel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689833151

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Black Frontiers Excerpt :

Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.

The Dark Frontier Book

The Dark Frontier


  • Author : Eric Ambler
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345802651

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The Dark Frontier Excerpt :

While on holiday, Professor Harry Barstow, a renowned physicist, crashes his auto, awakening in the persona of adventurer Conway Carruther, the hero of the novel he had been reading.

Women of the Frontier Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Women of the Frontier


  • Author : Brandon Marie Miller
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613740002

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Women of the Frontier Excerpt :

An Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People Using journal entries, letters home, and song lyrics, the women of the West speak for themselves in these tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Women such as Amelia Stewart Knight traveling on the Oregon Trail, homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, actress Adah Isaacs Menken, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political activist Mary Lease are introduced to readers through their harrowing stories of journeying across the plains and mountains to unknown land. Recounting the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region as well as how they adapted to their new lives and the rugged, often dangerous landscape, this exploration also offers resources for further study and reveals how these influential women tamed the Wild West.

A Hero of Our Time Book

A Hero of Our Time


  • Author : Mikhail Lermontov
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681952611

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A Hero of Our Time Excerpt :

A Novel About Opposites “In the first place, [his eyes] never laughed when he laughed. Have you ever noticed this peculiarity some people have? It is either the sign of an evil nature or of a profound and lasting sorrow.” - Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time ‘The Hero of Our Time’, Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin is actually a traditional antihero who destroys the life of others around him. He is a 19th-century Casanova who can’t find peace and happiness, often contemplating on the meaning of life and destiny. His story is seen through many eyes: a fellow brother-in-arms, the narrator and ultimately Pechorin himself. How will he end up: as a misunderstood hero or as a vile villain? Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Frontier Complex Book

The Frontier Complex


  • Author : Kyle J. Gardner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108840590

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The Frontier Complex Excerpt :

Reveals how British imperial border-making in the Himalayas transformed a crossroads into a borderland and geography into politics.

Calamity Jane Book

Calamity Jane


  • Author : William R. Sanford
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464610004

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Calamity Jane Excerpt :

What was Calamity Jane's real name? Was she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she actually serve under General George Custer? The truth and myth are difficult to separate in the wild life of Calamity Jane. An independent spirit, she never stayed in one place for long. She worked as a gold prospector, bullwhacker, nurse, and had many other jobs. Calamity Jane refused to conform to the typical roles of nineteenth-century women. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green reveal the true story of this legendary American figure.

Frontier Bride Book

Frontier Bride


  • Author : Ana Seymour
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2011-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459275287

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Frontier Bride Excerpt :

Hannah Forrester's Life Did Not Belong To Her A contract of indenture saw to that. But no one owned her soul, and Ethan Reed knew instinctively that she was the one woman who belonged by his side, for now and forever. Rugged as the frontier he roamed, Ethan had left his mark on Hannah's heart. Yet, though he'd guided her through a new land of wonder, she knew his rambling ways could only lead her astray.

Girlgoyle Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Girlgoyle


  • Author : Better Hero Army
  • Publisher : Storyteller Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Girlgoyle Excerpt :

Tiffany Noboru has just awakened from her death, only to discover she has been drafted into the Gargoyle Ghost Hunter Corps. Soon she is fighting jealous rivalries within her own ranks, struggling to unravel the mystery of her recent death, and trying to avoid being killed a second time by a maniacal ghost named Bones who is seeking the destruction of the gargoyle world. In this full-length novel, appropriate for teens and young adults, a new twist on the role of gargoyles is imaginatively brought to life in spellbinding fashion. Woven into the pages are twenty original works of art by Miimork, which breathe life into this ghostly tale.

How We Are Hungry Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

How We Are Hungry


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307426307

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How We Are Hungry Excerpt :

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.” —San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books—demonstrates his mastery of the short story. "Another" "What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Him in the Dust" "The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water" "On Wanting to Have Three Walls Up Before She Gets Home" "Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance" "She Waits, Seething, Blooming" "Quiet" "Your Mother and I" "Naveed" "Notes for a Story of a Man Who Will Not Die Alone" "About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her" "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly" "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned"

Your Fathers  Where Are They  And the Prophets  Do They Live Forever  Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345809612

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Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever Excerpt :

From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly-controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

The Cold Millions Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Cold Millions


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062868107

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The Cold Millions Excerpt :

“One of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Washington Post NATIONAL BESTSELLER A Best Book of the Year: Bloomberg | Boston Globe | Chicago Public Library | Chicago Tribune | Esquire | Kirkus | New York Public Library | New York Times Book Review (Historical Fiction) | NPR's Fresh Air | O Magazine | Washington Post | Publishers Weekly | Seattle Times | USA Today A Library Reads Pick | An Indie Next Pick From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins comes another “literary miracle” (NPR)—a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century. An intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice, and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early twentieth-century America that eerily echoes our own time, The Cold Millions offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, between harsh realities and simple dreams. The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula. Dubious of Gig’s idealism, Rye finds himself drawn to a fearless nineteen-year-old activist and feminist named Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all, and Rye will be forced to decide where he stands. Is it enough to win the occasional battle, even if you cannot win the war? Featuring an unforgettable cast of cops and tramps, suffragists and socialists, madams and murderers, The Cold Millions is a tour de force from a “writer who has planted himself firmly in the fir

Black Heroes of the Wild West Book

Black Heroes of the Wild West


  • Author : James Otis Smith
  • Publisher : TOON Books
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 1943145512

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Black Heroes of the Wild West Excerpt :

""Black Heroes of the Wild West" celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black historical figures in the Old West: Mary "Stagecoach" Fields, a cardplaying coach driver; Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy S Marshall west of the Mississippi; and Bob Lemmons, a cowboy famous for his ability to tame mustangs"--