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This Violent Land

Author : William W. Johnstone
ISBN : 9780786036455
Genre : Fiction
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THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY In this powerful new novel, William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone chronicle Smoke Jensen’s early years, long before he became a legend . . . Kirby—later Smoke—Jensen has just earned his first paying job as a deputy U.S. marshal for the Colorado Territory and is sent to the lawless town of Las Animas. There, he finds a sheriff too cowardly to face the outlaw leader Cole Dawson, whose six-gun has left a lot of good men dead. Young Smoke feels no such fear. He takes Dawson down fast. Then the real fight begins. It turns out Dawson is only a cog in a crooked plot hatched by someone hiding behind the law. For a young deputy marshal, going up against the powerful and corrupt is almost certainly a fool’s mission, but doing nothing is not a choice. When Smoke strikes, he’s in all the bloody way, and what follows will become the stuff of legend. Braving bullets, blood, and treachery to face down the most dangerous outlaw in Colorado Territory, Smoke will earn a reputation for justice and the rule of law in a wild, violent frontier.
Category: Fiction

Violent Land

Author : David T. Courtwright
ISBN : 0674029895
Genre : History
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This book offers an explosive look at violence in America--why it is so prevalent, and what and who are responsible. David Courtwright takes the long view of his subject, developing the historical pattern of violence and disorder in this country. Where there is violent and disorderly behavior, he shows, there are plenty of men, largely young and single. What began in the mining camp and bunkhouse has simply continued in the urban world of today, where many young, armed, intoxicated, honor-conscious bachelors have reverted to frontier conditions. "Violent Land" combines social science with an engrossing narrative that spans and reinterprets the history of violence and social disorder in America. Courtwright focuses on the origins, consequences, and eventual decline of frontier brutality. Though these rough days have passed, he points out that the frontier experience still looms large in our national self-image--and continues to influence the extent and type of violence in America as well as our collective response to it. Broadly interdisciplinary, looking at the interplay of biological, social, and historical forces behind the dark side of American life, this book offers a disturbing diagnosis of violence in our society.
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The Violent Land

Author : Jorge Amado
ISBN : 9781101602928
Genre : Fiction
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From the great Brazilian author, an exotic tale of greed, madness, and a dispute between two powerful families over land on the cocoa-rich coast of Bahia The siren song of the lush, cocoa-growing forests of Bahia lures them all—the adventurers, the assassins, the gamblers, the brave and beautiful women. It is not a gentle song, but a song of greed, madness, and blood. It is a song that promises riches untold, or death for the price of a swig of rum . . . a song most cannot resist—until it is too late—not Margot, the golden blond prostitute who comes for love; not Cabral, the unscrupulous lawyer who works for one of the Cacao “colonels”; and not Juca, whose ruthless quest to reap the jungle’s harvest plants the seeds of his own destruction. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Violent Land

Author : William W. Johnstone
ISBN : 9780786030491
Genre : Fiction
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The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century William W, Johnstone's legendary mountain men have fought their battles and conquered a fierce frontier. Now, three generations of the Jensen clan are trying to live in peace on their sprawling Colorado ranch. But for men with fighting in their blood, trouble is never very far from their doorstep. . .. . . Into The Eye Of A Storm They are strangers in a strange land--a band of German immigrants trespassing across the Jensen family spread. Led by a baron fleeing a dark past in Germany and accompanied by a woman beautiful enough to dazzle young Matt, the pilgrims are being pursued by a pack of brutal outlaws hungry for blood, money--or maybe something else. . .. The Jensens are willing to help the pioneers get to the promised land in Wyoming. But they don't know the whole story of their newfound friends, or who the outlaws really are. By the time the wagon train reaches Wyoming the truth is ready to explode--in a clash of hard fighting, hard choices, and hard deaths in a violent land. . .
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The Violent Land

Author : Wayne D. Overholser
ISBN : 9781628154283
Genre : Fiction
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The Violent Land And The Judas Gun

Author : Wayne D. Overholser
ISBN : 0843938021
Genre : Fiction
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In The Violent Land, Dan Nathan is torn between loyalties to his greedy employer and the families who lost their lands to him; in The Judas Gun, an escaped prisoner returns to get revenge on those who convicted him. Original.
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The Violent Land

Author : Robert Laxalt
ISBN : 1258513366
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Indigo Avenue

Author : Craig Tigerman
ISBN : 9781469783031
Genre : Poetry
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Spanning 33 years, Craig Tigerman's poetry plumbs the spiritual depths of humanity, collectively and individually. His writing covers a range of classic styles; his mastery of the English language shines in his lyrical passages, rhythms, and rhyme schemes. A scholar after the old school style, Tigerman has been likened to several classic poets in his writing, while it also forges ahead into new worlds, intensely personal yet universal in appeal. These hills are all but haunting me; They rise and roll, so green and vast, Or golden, shrouded, wanting me To worship here, see future's past In timeless vistas, vaunted mounds Of rocks and earth, grand trees, hued blooms. Their secrets speak in silent sounds: "Commune with me, Nepenthe's rooms." (-- "Nepenthe's Rooms" by Craig Tigerman) Craig Tigerman makes his home in Moline, Illinois, with his wife and son, and works as a software support specialist. He is currently working on a new collection of poetry, "Seasons of My Heart."
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Fear Not

Author : Margaret Davis
ISBN : 9781572587120
Genre : Religion
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God. Family. Work. Church responsibilities. Volunteer work. Finances. Friends. Relationships. Do you ever get overwhelmed trying to juggle all the facets of your life? Do you ever push God out of the picture because you don't feel like you have time to spend with Him in your hectic day? Well, it's time to make a change. It's time to start your day with God and spend time being spiritually fed through His Word and thoughts that point to Jesus. Fear Not! Is There Anything Too Hard For God? Trusting His Love When You Cannot See His Hand takes you on a daily journey into the Word of God, providing object lessons, inspirational stories, personal testimonies, and thought-provoking insight to start your day. We have nothing to fear with God by our side, but we must develop a personal relationship with Him if we want to have peace and security in our chaotic world. Make a commitment today to spend time with God each day by reading Fear Not! Is There Anything Too Hard For God? Trusting His Love When You Cannot See His Hand and seeking a deeper relationship with the best Friend anyone could ever ask for. Take this challenge, and you will be forever changed!
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