Texas. They took the most contrary bunch of frontiersmen, ranchers, farmers, cowpokes, shiftless no-accounts, shootists, rascals, and politicians, jumbled them together, and somehow formed a state. They called it Texas, but for defenseless women and children, it was hell.
"A pleasant listen without suspense"
It's 1871 in the contented Mormon town of Cottonwoods, Utah, and Elder Tull wants to marry wealthy rancher Jane Withersteen so desperately that he's willing to use the water supply - the precious lifeblood of the land - to force her hand. But that was before a mysterious, lone gunman called Lassiter showed up...
"The Father of the Genre"
Betty Zane is the story of the first settlers in the Ohio Valley, and their fight for survival during the Revolutionary war. The British have organized and incited the various eastern tribes to attack American 'Rebels' in this lesser known theater of the war.
"How did I miss this?"
As the Revolutionary war draws to an end, the violence on the frontier only accelerates. The infamous Girty brothers incite Indians to a number to massacres, but when the Village of Peace, a Christian utopian settlement is destroyed, the settlers know they will have to hunt them down.
A beautiful rainbow filled with mystery and promise prompts John Shefford's singular journey beyond the Utah upland into a wild canyon laden with a haunting secret. But to reach it, Shefford has to go through a Mormon village, where trespassing means death, and confront a treacherous outlaw who blocks the way.
"A great epic western from the master Zane Grey"
No one knows why the mysterious rider showed up at the ranch, or where he came from. He seems gentle and kindly, but fire smolders behind those eyes, which can ignite in a sudden blaze of gunfire.
To the Last Man is Zane Grey's archetypal tale of a bitter feud between two unforgiving factions: the ranchers led by Jean Isbel and, on the other side, Lee Jorth and his band of cattle rustlers. In the grip of a relentless code of loyalty to their own people, they fight the war of the Tonto Basin, desperately, doggedly, to the last man, neither side seeing the futility of it until it is too late.
Society beauty Madeline Hammond arrives late one night by train to meet her "black sheep" brother. She is immediately swept up in the danger, drama, and excitement of the old West. This thrilling Zane Grey romance is told from the woman's point of view and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, historically accurate story.
Zane Grey, an author synonymous with the daring tales of the Wild West, delivers an exciting tale in this phenomenal best-seller, The U.P. Trail. As the country changes around them, a group of Wyoming residents ban together to fight the coming of the Union Pacific Railroad. But railroad engineer Warren Neale, struggling against the terrain, the climate, the populace and even his girlfriend’s abduction, is determined to see his project to completion.
Texas Ranger Thorne and his friend, Dick Gale, rescue beautiful Mercedes Castaneda from the ruthless bandit Rojas and his Mexican cut-throats.
"One of Zane Gray's best"
As the son of an infamous gunfighter, Buck Duane has the natural instincts and lightening-quick reflexes of his father. After killing a man in self-defense, he becomes an outlaw living amongst gunfighters and bandits on the Texas-Mexico border.
The year was 1881, an' young Ruben Beeler was makin' his way along near the Missouri River, findin' work when he could an' livin' the only life he knew. When he come on ol' Arliss Hyatt, beat to hell an' near shot to death, Rube done what he could for him. He didn't know that act of kindness was gonna wind up changin' his whole life, but it did.
"Turned me into a grinnin' fool!"
From the master of the western comes a tale of love tested by the rugged life of the American Southwest. Glenn Kilbourne returned from World War I a changed man. Suffering from shell shock and disillusioned by what he witnessed, he can no longer stomach his high-flying former life in New York City. In the canyons of Arizona he finds a kind of peace with himself, and has no desire to go back to his old life. Where does this leave his glamorous fiancé Carley?
Zane Grey was primarily a novelist, but this is an account of his adventure with Buffalo Jones, published in 1908. As the title suggests, this was the end of an era. Buffalo Jones was a real person, who at the end of his career set his skills as a hunter, killing wild beasts, to capturing them alive.
This is the story of a trip into the Grand Canyon to capture not only a mountain lion alive, but numerous other wild beasts, which, like the hunter, made every effort to remain free.
Barnabus Pike is no gunfighter and not much of a street fighter. Eddie Holt is a black boxer in a white man's world. They've both taken their share of hard knocks. Now they're looking to survive a brutal winter in a remote Montana line shack, collect their pay, and settle down for good. Then they cross paths with a hardworking Irish immigrant and his beautiful, spirited sister, who've been burned off their land. It's a fight Pike and Holt don't want, don't need, and don't dare turn their backs on - especially when one of the perpetrators might be one of Pike's old friends.
"Hanging Woman Creek"
When Gaylord Riley walked away from the Coburn gang, he had money and a dream. He worked hard and built a cabin, gathered a herd of cattle, and fell in love with Marie Shattuck. But when he is confronted with false accusations of rustling and murder, Riley is forced to defend his new law-abiding way of life. Outnumbered and facing a lynching party, Riley is surprised when his old friends return to lend him a hand. But how can they help him and keep themselves out of jail?
Allan Quatermain, hero of King Solomon's mines, tells a moving tale of his first wife, the Dutch-born Marie Marais, and the adventures that were linked to her beautiful, tragic history. This moving story depicts the tumultuous political era of the 1830s, involving the Boers, French colonists and the Zulu tribe in the Cape colony of South Africa. Hate and suspicion run high between the home government and the Dutch subjects.
Jack Hare, a tough, young cowboy, owes his life to August Naab, the stern but kind old settler who rescued him from sure death and offered him refuge. But Hare soon learns that Naab's Utah ranch is little more than an island paradise surrounded by a sea of danger. Hare must meet the challenge of a brazen gang of cattle thieves and of a corrupt rancher who attempts to steal Naab's water rights. But Hare faces even greater danger when he fights for the woman he loves: Mescal, the slender half-Navajo shepherdess who is already promised in marriage to Naab's firstborn son. Hare knows he must stop the marriage but he can't kill the son of his benefactor - that is, until a gun battle with a band of rustlers brings the two face-to-face over drawn pistols!
Alone again! Just like his orphaned boyhood. Those are Nevada's thoughts as he turns from the only home and happiness he has ever known. But it had all been a lie, at least on his part. He had been hiding his true identity from his best friend, Ben, and the woman he loved, Hettie. They knew him as Nevada, a man they care for and respected, when in truth he was a wandering fugitive gunman, notorious from Nevada clear to Tombstone, Arizona.
This audiobook is an account of Zane Grey's ancestors' harrowing struggle to settle the West. As the Revolutionary War draws to a close, the violence on the frontier escalates. The infamous Girty brothers incite Indians to a number of massacres; but when the Village of Peace, a Christian utopian settlement is threatened, two young brothers struggle, in their own way, to save the Mission, and promote Christianity to the Natives, all the while establishing new lives on the treacherous Border of the frontier.
Major James Brionne brought Dave Allard to trial for murder. Just before the hanging, Dave swore his brothers would take vengeance.... Four years later, the Allard boys returned to settle the score. Only Brionne's son escaped. They murdered his wife, destroyed his home, and left Brionne nothing but the charred ruins of his past to haunt him. Seeking peace and a new life, Brionne and the boy headed west. But the Allards hadn't finished with him. He knew they'd call him for a showdown - and this time he'd be ready....
Young farmer Kurt Dorn is torn between going to France to fight the Germans, or staying in America to be with the woman he loves and protect his wheat crop against saboteurs who question his loyalties. He struggles to come to terms with his deepest beliefs and his place in the world.
The year was 1803. It was a time when the West was not only frontier, it was the undiscovered country. It was the time of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, before the trains of Prairie Schooners and settlers, before cowboys or cattle drives, before Colonel Colt and the six-shooter, and nearly a three quarters of a century before George Armstrong Custer and his men were killed at Little Big Horn. It was a time when the western fur trade was new, and only the first of the mountain men had left the Mississippi behind on their journey into the wilderness.
"Wonderful story: Mountain men and Native Americans"
Mile upon mile of prairie covered by great buffalo herds; reckless, hard-riding plainsmen, buffalo hunters, Indians, bandits - the whole colorful epoch of the pioneer, in a story which centers around the destruction of the thundering herds of buffalo. In this breathless tale of bravery and battle, of white man's courage and red man's daring, Zane Grey has written one of his finest novels.
©1950 Zane Grey; (P)2005 Books in Motion
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