Heroes of the Frontier Book
Score: 3.5
From 91 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier

  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735272460

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A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier 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 bestselling 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: Social Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520200630

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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 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

The Not So Wild  Wild West Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Not So Wild Wild West

  • Author : Terry Lee Anderson
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0804748543

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Cooperation, not conflict, is emphasized in a study that casts America's frontier history as a place in which local people helped develop the legal framework that tamed the West.

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 chronicles the life and times of black men and women who settled the West from 1865 to the early 1900s. In this striking book, you'll meet many of these brave individuals face-to-face, through rare vintage photographs and a fascinating account of their real-life history.

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

  • Author : Georgina Gentry
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420130638

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Those deep-brimmed Stetsons. Those faded jeans. Cowboys are everything a fantasy man should be--tall, tough, and oh so handsome. In these sexy stories, meet three men of the American West who know a thing or two about roping a girl's heart. . . "The Reluctant Hero," Lorraine Heath Sheriff Matthew Knight is the perfect hero for Andrea's next novel. But the outlaw-busting man behind the badge is more complicated than she bargained for. What's a writer to do when she needs a story--or maybe the question is what won't she do? "The Great Cowboy Race," Georgina Gentry Boston heiress Henrietta never imagined she would race a horse one thousand miles disguised as a boy--or that she'd have to escape an arranged marriage to expert rider Comanche Jones. "Whispering by Moonlight," Teresa Bodwell Stranded and penniless in a town called Hell Gate, Isabelle has run out of options when gorgeous Lucas Warring rides in like an answered prayer. Willing to do anything, she hires on as his ranch hand during one of the coldest winters ever--and discovers plenty of ways they can keep each other warm. The West has never been wilder. . . Lorraine Heath is a Waldenbooks and USA Today bestselling author, especially known for her emotionally rich and unforgettable historical romances set in Texas. She is a RITA Award winner from Romance Writers of America and has received a Career Achievement award from Romantic Times. In addition to romance, she writes young adult fiction under her own name and the pseudonym Rachel Hawthorne. She lives in Plano, Texas.

Brooding YA Hero Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Brooding YA Hero

  • Author : Carrie DiRisio
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510726710

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Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist? Or maybe you're just really confused about what "opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs" actually are? Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book. Join Broody McHottiepants as he attempts to pen Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me, a "self-help" guide (with activities--you always need activities) that lovingly pokes fun at the YA tropes that we roll our eyes at, but secretly love. As his nefarious ex, Blondie DeMeani, attempts to thwart him at every turn, Broody overcomes to detail, among other topics, how to choose your genre, how to keep your love interest engaged (while maintaining lead character status), his secret formula for guaranteed love triangle success, and how to make sure you secure that sequel, all while keeping his hair perfectly coiffed and never breaking a sweat.

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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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.

How We Are Hungry Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

How We Are Hungry

  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307369062

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How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical and soulful collection of stories from the acclaimed author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Ranging from a doomed Irish setter’s tales of running and jumping (“After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned”) to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship (“Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance”), and from the Egyptian desert to the asphalt of Interstate 5, these stories are Eggers at his finest. By turns devastating, clear-eyed and funn – incredibly funny – this collection is a marvel.

King of the Wild Frontier Book

King of the Wild Frontier

  • Author : Davy Crockett
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-07-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486137742

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This easy-reading autobiography of bear hunting and Indian fighting — written in 1834, two years before Crockett met his fate at the Alamo — popularized tall tales of the frontier.

Blood and Treasure Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Blood and Treasure

  • Author : Bob Drury
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250247148

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The Instant New York Times Besteller National Bestseller "[The] authors’ finest work to date." —Wall Street Journal The explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power—Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the thirteen colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” beyond the Appalachian Mountains commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting of Blood and Treasure, and the guide to this epic narrative is America’s first and arguably greatest pathfinder, Daniel Boone—not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women who witnessed it. This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America’s “First Frontier” that places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice.

The Lifters Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Lifters

  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524764197

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Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle-grade adventure from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and Her Right Foot. What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana? What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders? Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out. When Gran's friend, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow her, and help her save the town (and the known world). With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, they might just emerge as heroes. In The Lifters, critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire readers of any age.

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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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.

The Parade Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Parade

  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735277533

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From a beloved author, a spare, powerful story of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country. Four and Five are partners, working for the same company, sent without passports to a nation recovering from ten years of civil war. Together, operating under pseudonyms and anonymous to potential kidnappers, they are given a new machine, the RS-90, and tasked with building a highway that connects the country's far-flung villages with the capital. Four, nicknamed "The Clock," is one of the highway's most experienced operators, never falling short of his assigned schedule. He drives the RS-90, stopping only to sleep and eat the food provided by the company. But Five is an agent of chaos: speeding ahead on his vehicle, chatting and joking with locals, eating at nearby bars and roadside food stands, he threatens the schedule, breaks protocol, and endangers the work that they must complete in time for a planned government parade. His every action draws Four's ire, but when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their high-stakes mission, Four and Five discover danger far greater than anything they could pose to one another.