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Here, told largely by trainmen, passengers, farmers, detectives, outlaws, news reporters, and others who were directly or indirectly involved with the crime, is a true, documented account of Frank and Jesse James, the Younger brothers, and Missouri’s first train robbery. Many of the photographs included have never been published. Paperback.
As the life of U.S. senator James Lane unfolded on the Kansas frontier, so did his saintly and dastardly deeds. Some called him a murderer while others affectionately called him a good politician. Carefully preserving the character of the misunderstood senator, this book tells the untold and largely forgotten story of the controversial Civil War-era figure.
Gen. Joseph Orville Shelby’s involvement in the Civil War began when he raised a cavalry company for Southern service after refusing a commission in the Federal army. Shelby’s company of Rangers became known as the most disciplined company in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard.
The expanding American frontier in the late 1800s created a battleground on which white and Indian cultures inevitably clashed. Slowly and inexorably the red man was pushed from his land and stripped of his birthright.
Whoa, pardner! Sit y’self down for some good ole storytellin’ ’bout the wild, wild West. Western writer Phillip W. Steele and country music artist John D. LeVan have combined their talents and interests in true stories of the Old West in this exciting narrative. Also available on audiocassette.
Whoa, pardner! Sit y’self down for some good ole storytellin’ ’bout the wild, wild West. Western writer Phillip W. Steele and country music artist John D. LeVan have combined their talents and interests in true stories of the Old West in the exciting narrative of this audiocassette. Audiocassette.
Running time: 31 minutes.
It’s a winter night in the Ozarks, and while Maw and Paw are snoring in their beds, their son is waiting up with his dog, Arkansaw, to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick. Hardcover.
Have you ever wondered, after marveling over a sumptuous four-star meal in an elegant restaurant, just how those celebrated dishes are created?
In the lore of the Wild West, the Younger brothers have been glorified as heroes and outlaws. Like Jesse and Frank James, with whom the Youngers once rode, these men are remembered for bank robberies, the Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid, and their hooliganism. Ride the Razor’s Edge dramatically describes their adventures, while also placing their actions in the wider perspective of the times in which they lived.
Wright assembles here a masterful commentary on failure and success, tranquility and turmoil, and punishment and absolution. Paperback.
Belle Starr was a fascinating character in the frontier days of Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. A proud, sharp-tempered, and very independent woman, she wore six-guns over her velvet skirts, and was a friend of the notorious Younger brothers. When the popular press of the day painted her as the “Bandit Queen” of the West, she encouraged the romantic myths, though in truth she was never a criminal. Paperback.
Belle Starr was a fascinating character in the frontier days of Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. A proud, sharp-tempered, and very independent woman, she wore six-guns over her velvet skirts, and was a friend of the notorious Younger brothers. When the popular press of the day painted her as the “Bandit Queen” of the West, she encouraged the romantic myths, though in truth she was never a criminal.
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This trilogy gathers together for the first time Wright’s three novels featuring the character Dan Matthews, based on Wright himself. The Shepherd of the Hills, originally published in 1907, is Harold Bell Wright’s most famous work. The shepherd, an elderly, mysterious, learned man, escapes the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the Ozarks. In the sequel The Calling of Dan Matthews, Dan Matthews becomes the new minister of the Midwestern town of Corinth. He battles his conscience about whether to be the spiritual puppet of the church elders or to prescribe a dose of heavy ministry to his ailing congregation. In the third novel, God and the Groceryman, Wright makes a plea for God’s presence in all aspects of life and offers a criticism of churches run as morally bankrupt businesses. This novel is a call for the modern church to return to spirituality.
In 1870, the famous gambler and gunslinger Wyatt Earp began his career in a small town known as Lamar, Missouri. The Ozark Mountains town was also the birthplace of the thirty-third president, Harry S Truman, in 1884. Reba Earp Young’s book Truman’s Birthplace details the lives and rituals of her hometown in the early part of the twentieth century. Paperback.
Long before cell phones and computers, home telephones were designated by a sequence of rings. To reach Phillip W. Steele’s grandparents on Gilliland farm, the caller would have to ring two longs and a short on a wooden box on the wall. Inspired by memories of his grandfather, Joe, telling tales on the front porch, Steele collects elements of vanishing rural life. Paperback.
As dusk fell on a bitterly cold night during the Great Depression, a posse of ten local lawmen approached two brothers holed up in an isolated Missouri farmhouse. Minutes later, six officers were dead, three were wounded, and the outlaws had escaped. After a wild car chase through Oklahoma and across Texas, police finally surrounded Harry and Jennings Young in their Houston hideout.
The best-selling moral fable of the ministry of capital explains how to make a lot out of a little. Paperback.
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