Luke's Adventures on the Oregon Trail

Author: Barry Guinagh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 182

Luke’s Adventures on the Oregon Trail is an historical fiction of travel in 1853 to Oregon. The story tells the experience from the viewpoint of twelve-year-old Luke Bishop. He describes preparing for the trip and his experiences on the trail. The first part of the book describes Luke’s life on the farm and his parents’ decision to travel to Oregon. His Father and Luke build a wagon, buy oxen, and his parents sell the farm. First they travel from their home in Illinois to St. Louis and Independence, Missouri, when they will begin their trip on the Oregon Trail. On the trail they have to deal with Indians, buffaloes, crossing rivers, steep hills, boredom, and sickness. The Bishop family survives all the problems and Luke’s father becomes a farmer in Oregon. Luke will always remember the family’s trip to Oregon.

60 WESTERNS: Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaws, Gold Rush Adventures & much more

Riders of the Purple Sage, The Night Horseman, The Last of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail, The Hidden Children, The Law of the Land, Heart of the West, A Texas Cow-Boy, The Prairie…

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 12620

View: 778

This carefully edited ebook is a hand-picked collection of world's most admired Westerns in one volume: Riders of the Purple Sage (Zane Grey) The Rainbow Trail The Spirit of the Border The Untamed (Max Brand) The Night Horseman The Seventh Man The Virginian (Owen Wister) The Last of the Mohicans (James F. Cooper) The Prairie Chip, of the Flying U (B. M. Bower) The Flying U Ranch The Flying U's Last Stand Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Series (Robert E. Howard) The Last of the Plainsmen (Zane Grey) The Outcasts of Poker Flat (Bret Harte) The Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) The Gold Hunters The Border Legion The Country Beyond (Curwood) The Lone Star Ranger (Grey) Riders of the Silences (Brand) The Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang (London) The Lure of the Dim Trails (Bower) The Luck of Roaring Camp (Harte) The Rustlers of Pecos County (Grey) O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Roughing It (Mark Twain) The Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) The Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Law of the Land (Emerson Hough) The Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) The Valley of Silent Men (James Oliver Curwood) "Drag” Harlan (Charles Alden Seltzer) Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) The Outlet (Andy Adams) Reed Anthony, Cowman A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) The Boss of the Lazy Y (Charles Alden Seltzer) The Golden Dream (R.M. Ballantyne) The Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) The Long Shadow (B. M. Bower) The Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) The Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) The Way of an Indian (Frederic Remington) The Bridge of the Gods (Frederic Homer Balch) Where the Trail Divides (Will Lillibridge) The Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky (Stephen Crane) That Girl Montana (Marah Ellis Ryan) The Long Dim Trail (Forrestine C. Hooker) Hidden Water (Dane Coolidge) A Voice in the Wilderness (Grace Livingston Hill) ...

Love and Danger on the Oregon Trail

Author: Allen J Kelley

Publisher: Allen Kelley

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

View: 389

This western love story begins on a horse farm in Manassas VA, where there is a fierce civil war battle going on just over the hill. As the story develops it reveals elements of intrigue, high drama, romance, passion and love. After her home is destroyed by cannon fire and her parents die, Martha, the protagonist, survives a brutal rape attempt. My hands tightened on the pitchfork. “You bastard! You don't touch me!” Overcome with rage, resentment, hurt, despair, and hate, I plunged the pitchfork at him again, going deep in his chest.” “Oh no, what have I done!” She decides to join up with a wagon train and head west to Oregon to find herself, and to hopefully reinvent herself. She is joined on the Oregon trail by six women who are running away from life threatening abusive situations. One by one, they join up with the wagon train headed for Oregon, the land of opportunity. Six enthralling stories unfold about true love, and courage. This has become recognized as a classical love story that surpasses the complexities and high emotions previously found only in immensely passionate epics such as “Gone with the Wind”.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 439

View: 818

The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.

Adaptations in the Franchise Era

2001-16

Author: Kyle Meikle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 308

Adaptations in the Franchise Era re-evaluates adaptation's place in a popular culture marked by the movement of content and audiences across more media borders than ever before. While adaptation has historically been understood as the transfer of stories from one medium to another-more often than not, from novel to film-the growing interconnectedness of media and media industries in the early twenty-first century raises new questions about the form and function of adaptation as both a product and a process. Where does adaptation fit within massive franchises that span pages, stages, screens, and theme parks? Rising scholar Kyle Meikle illuminates adaptation's enduring and essential role in the rise of franchises in the 2000s and 2010s. During that decade-and-a-half, adaptations set the foundation for multiplexed, multiplied film series, piloted streaming television's forays into original programming, found their way into audiences' hands in apps and video games, and went live in theatrical experiences on Broadway and beyond. The proliferation of adaptations was matched only by a proliferation of adaptation, as fans remixed and remade their favourite franchises online and off-. This volume considers how producers and consumers defined adaptations-and how adaptations defined themselves-through the endless intertextual play of the franchise era.

Seven Types of Adventure Tale

An Etiology of a Major Genre

Author: Martin Burgess Green

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 431

From Alexandre Dumas to Raymond Chandler, Martin Green examines adventure stories and their role in spreading the ideology of the modern nation-state. Seven Types of Adventure Tale studies widely read and influential adventure tales of the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries in the respectable literary forms. Some of the authors considered are Dumas, Scott, Defoe, Cooper, Verne, Buchan, Kipling, Twain, and Chandler. These stories, though adapted and copied innumerable times and read in their native languages and in translation throughout the Western world, have been largely neglected by literary theorists. Green offers a way to take the adventure tale seriously by positioning these stories within a new theoretical framework. Green places the tales in seven categories organized according to the type of central character in each story. The first category is the Robinson Crusoe story, which portrays the myth of entrepreneurial capitalism and &"modern&" or postfeudal politics. This story has appeared in one hundred well-known versions, including The Swiss Family Robinson and Lord of the Flies, since Defoe published his version. The second category is the Three Musketeers story, mythifying the birth of the French state and, by extension, the birth of other nation-states. The third is the Frontiersman story, originally about American history but a powerful myth far beyond U.S. borders. The fourth, the Avenger story, is tied to the myth of an avenging return by Napoleon to France, but more generally to a threat to the bourgeois ruling classes of the nineteenth-century Europe. The fifth is the Wanderer story, which relates to escaping from social discipline but also to spying and disguises and crossing frontiers of all kinds. The sixth, the Saga story, is a revision of the Icelandic and Teutonic sagas and reflects the myth of resurgent Germany after its unification in 1870. And the seventh category, more specific to the twentieth century, is the Hunted Man story, in which an individual hero is pitted against social juggernaut, such as the state, the Mafia, or a giant corporation. Seven Types of Adventure Tale is the second volume of a three-volume study of adventure by Green that began with The Robinson Crusoe Story.

THE OUTLAWS OF THE WILD WEST: 150+ Westerns in One Edition

Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaw Classics, Gold Rush Adventures & more (Including Riders of the Purple Sage, The Night Horseman, The Last of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail…)

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 20431

View: 704

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Introduction Story of the Cowboy Story of the Outlaw Novels & Stories Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Ohio River Trilogy Dan Barry Series (Max Brand) The Virginian (Owen Wister) Lin McLean Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper) Flying U Series (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard) In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) Outcasts of Poker Flat Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) Gold Hunters Last of the Plainsmen Border Legion Smoke Bellew Country Beyond Lone Star Ranger Ronicky Doone Trilogy Riders of the Silences Three Partners Man of the Forest Lure of the Dim Trails Tennessee's Partner Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) Luck of Roaring Camp Rustlers of Pecos County Pike Bearfield Series O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) Valley of Silent Men Black Jack Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) Trail Horde Golden Dream (Ballantyne) Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) Long Shadow Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) Where the Trail Divides Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Hidden Water…

Power and Place in the North American West

Author: Richard White

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 195

Western historians continue to seek new ways of understanding the particular mixture of physical territory, human actions, outside influences, and unique expectations that has made the North American West what it is today. This collection of twelve essays tackles the subject of power and place from several angles�Indians and non-Indians, race and gender, environment and economy�to gain insight into major forces at work during two centuries of western history. The essays, related to one another by their concern with how power is exercised in, over, and by western places, cover a wide range of times and topics, from 18th-century Spanish New Mexico to 19th-century British Columbia to 20th-century Sun Valley and Los Angeles. They encompass analyses of the concept and rhetoric of race, theoretical speculations on gender and powerlessness, and insights on the causes of current environmental crises.

Promise Trail

Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance

Author: Shirleen Davies

Publisher: Avalanche Ranch Press LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

View: 615

Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2015 Ebook

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 216

View: 745

Now in its eighth edition, Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2015 Ebook is the ultimate guide for videogame lovers, perfect for reading on smart devices on the go. Whether you’re an avid fan of platformers, shooters, MMOs or racing games, there’s something for everyone, including interviews with industry experts, handy in-game tips and, of course, hundreds of amazing new records. In this year’s Gamer’s Edition, the book features a countdown of the top 50 videogames of all time, based on our readers’ poll. Be sure to check out where your favourite games rank. Also get the lowdown on all the latest hardware developments, from next-gen virtual-reality peripherals like Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus to who’s the reigning champion in the battle of the eighth-gen consoles: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One – place your bets now! But the Gamer’s Edition isn’t all about the games and consoles – it’s also a showcase of the most dedicated gamers in the world. Meet the chart-topping players who have completed games the quickest, earned the most points or collected the most memorabilia. Maybe they’ll inspire you to break a gaming record of your own…

The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, Oregon and Washington

Adventure, History, and Legend on the Long-Distance Trail

Author: Rees Hughes

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 500

View: 717

* Unique woodcut illustrations decorate both volumes * Trail map to follow story locations in each volume * For both hikers and armchair adventurers of the PCT Exploring the people, places, and history of the Pacific Crest Trail as it ranges 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada, THE PACIFIC CREST TRAILSIDE READER EBOOK brings together short excerpts from classic works of regional writing with boot-tested stories from the trail. The heart of this anthology is these real trail tales, stories taken from PCT hikers: trailside humor and traditions, "trail angels" and "trail magic," encounters with wildlife and wild weather, stories of being lost and found, rescues, and unusual incidents. Revealing a larger context are historical accounts of events such as Moses Schallenberger's winter on Donner Pass and pioneer efforts like the old Naches Road that ended up creating access to today's trails; Native American myths and legends such as that of Lost Lake near Mount Hood; and selections from highly-regarded environmental writers who have captured the region in print, including Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain ; John Muir in The Mountains of California; and Barry Lopez in Crossing Open Ground. Readers will also enjoy a few more surprising contributions from the likes of Mark Twain and Ursula Le Guin. For this digital edition of the PCT READER, we combined our two print volumes into a single, robust ebook that features stories from both the CALIFORNIA and OREGON & WASHINGTON volumes. Because the two-volume set is a compilation of old and new essays, however, the editors were not able to obtain digital publication rights for some of the previously published material. So while this combination ebook includes all the newly commissioned stories, as well as many other pieces for which the editors did have digital access, there are approximately four contributions from each of the printed books that do not appear here.

Idaho Off the Beaten Path®

Discover Your Fun

Author: Julie Fanselow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 608

Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Idaho Off the Beaten Path shows you the Gem State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2100

View: 627

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Six Women West

Oregon Trail 1861

Author: Wanda Reed

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 470

View: 345

Martha’s future seems secure at her parent’s Virginia horse farm until the Confederate army imposters raid their farm and steal their horses. Later that very day, the North and South fire upon their home. Some called it Bull Run and others called it Manassas. We called a slaughter. This turned Martha’s world upside down. After the second tragedy, Martha decides to follow her “Pa” dream of going west to Oregon. One by one, other women join her---women full of pluck and spirit as well as kindness and compassion in spite of their own difficult stories. There’s never a dull moment along the trail as they overcome hardships together and show that they are far more capable than some of the men on the Wagon Train.

Literature of Travel and Exploration: R to Z, index

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Travel writing

Page: 1479

View: 175

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Catalogue

Author: Edward Eberstadt & Sons

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: America

Page:

View: 354

Turning Paper to Gold

Author: Joseph Raymond LeFontaine

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 285

View: 882

Tells how to identify, purchase, and sell valuable old books, magazines, comic books, sheet music, and other paper collectibles

Hiking Idaho

A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author: Luke Kratz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 488

View: 193

Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 trails in Idaho's vast undeveloped backcountry and wilderness areas. Discover pink granite peaks of the Sawtooth Range, "big tree" country in the Selkirk Mountain rain forest, and Hells Canyon - the deepest gorge in North America. Idaho offers hikers some of the most magnificent and rugged mountain scenery in the Lower 48 as well as peaceful alpine meadows, sparkling lakes, excellent fishing, and the chance to see high-country wildlife. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping trips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Idaho.