Download E-books Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral PDF

Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning writer of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly certain and meticulously researched old novel maintains the tale she all started in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and document Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight on the O.K. Corral.

A deeply divided state. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed via part the population. Smuggling and gang conflict alongside the Mexican border. Armed electorate keen to face their floor and take legislations into their very own fingers. . . . 

That was once the USA in 1881.

All these forces got here to endure at the afternoon of October 26 whilst document Holliday and the Earp brothers confronted off opposed to the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. it's going to were an easy misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, 3 officials have been wounded and 3 electorate lay useless within the dirt.

Wyatt Earp used to be the final guy status, the one one unscathed. The lies begun prior to the smoke cleared, however the gunfight on the O.K. Corral may quickly turn into imperative to American ideals concerning the previous West.

Epitaph tells Wyatt’s genuine tale, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried below one hundred thirty years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to truth. Epic and intimate, this novel offers voice to the true women and men whose lives have been replaced perpetually by means of these deadly thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its center is the girl at the back of the parable: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who enjoyed Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who conscientiously chipped away on the fact till she had crafted the heroic legend that may turn into the epitaph her husband deserved.

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Download E-books The Californios PDF

By Louis L'Amour

Captain Sean Mulkerin comes domestic from the ocean to discover his family’s Malibu ranch in jeopardy. The loss of life of Sean’s father has driven his mom to the sting of monetary spoil, and now it’s as much as Sean to discover a fashion out. The rumor is that the elder Mulkerin stumbled on gold within the wild and haunted California hills, however the basically clue to its whereabouts lies with an historical, enigmatic Indian.

When Sean and his brother set forth to retrace their father’s footsteps, they understand they're looking for a questionable treasure—with collectors, grasping friends, and ruthless gunmen observing each movement they make. ahead of they succeed in their vacation spot, the Mulkerins will attempt either the bounds in their religion and the legislation of nature as they search salvation in a panorama the place truth can blur like sand and sky in a wilderness mirage.

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By Lucia St. Clair Robson

Ghost Warrior is a delicate remedy of a little-known Apache heroine, from New York instances bestselling writer Lucia St. Clair Robson
Lozen has recognized considering that early life that the spirits have selected her to shield Apache freedom. because the US military prepares to maneuver her humans to an Arizona reservation, Lozen forsakes marriage and motherhood to struggle one of the males. Supported via her brother, Apache leader Victorio, and the opposite chiefs, Lozen proves her mettle as a soldier, reconnaissance scout, and peerless army strategist.

Rafe Collins is a tender adventurer and veteran of the Mexican battle. On a perilous trip among El Paso and Santa Fe, he builds an not going yet enduring rapport with the nice and cozy Springs Apaches. while his bond to Lozen is going a long way past friendship, he needs to adopt a dangerous path that may switch his lifestyles endlessly.

For greater than a century, Apaches have stored alive the reminiscence of Lozen. A valiant warrior and respected shaman, she fought along Geronimo, Cochise, and Victorio, preserving out opposed to the armies of either the U.S. and Mexico. Ghost Warrior is a wealthy and strong frontier story full of unforgettable characters.

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Download E-books The Drop Edge of Yonder PDF

By Rudolph Wurlitzer

Time Out New York's number 1 most sensible ebook of 2008.

"[A] humorous, inquisitive novel [that] asks readers to reassess their principles of the Western frontier and private freedom." —Jeffrey Trachtenberg, Wall road Journal

"May be the main hallucinogenic western you are going to ever seize within the motion picture condo of your mind's eye." —Erik Davis, Bookforum

"A picaresque American Book of the Dead... within the culture of Thomas Pynchon, Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut and Terry Southern." —David Ulin, Los Angeles occasions booklet Review

"Should be to boot referred to as something by means of Cormac McCarthy, Steve Erickson, or Jim Harrison." —Paul DiFilippo, Barnes & Noble Review

“Rudolph Wurlitzer takes no prisoners. An uncompromising, wild, and woolly tale.”—Sam Shepard

“Sam Beckett with a six-gun and a sack of rattlesnakes.”—Gary Indiana

"Where has Rudy Wurlitzer been for the final fifteen years? The psychological vacationer who gave us Nog and the Two-Lane Blacktop screenplay takes one other imaginative and prescient quest, this time into the outdated American West. His mapping of mythic and sacred landscapes and his skill to differentiate among assorted tribal world-views makes this a really revealing conversation."—KCRW's Bookworm

In his 5th novel, Rudolph Wurlitzer has written a vintage story of the Western frontier and created considered one of his such a lot memorable characters in Zebulon, a mountain guy whose view of existence has been challenged via a curse from a mysterious local American lady whose lover he inadvertently murdered.

The Drop fringe of Yonder starts within the mountains of Colorado and results in the a long way reaches of the Northwest, a trip that comes with the beginnings of a Mexican revolution, a voyage around the Gulf of Mexico to Panama, and up the coast of California to San Francisco and the gold fields. alongside the path, Zebulon turns into eager about a sequence of tragic love triangles, witnesses the demise of his mom and dad, and confronts the age-old questions of lifestyles, love, and death.

Rudolph Wurlitzer is the writer of the novels Nog, Flats, Quake, and Slow Fade, and the nonfiction e-book, Hard trip to Sacred Places. between his twelve produced screenplays are Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Two Lane Blacktop, Voyager, Walker, and Little Buddha.

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Download E-books True Grit: A Novel PDF

By Charles Portis

Charles Portis has lengthy been acclaimed as one among America's superior comedian writers.

True Grit is his most renowned novel--first released in 1968, and the root for the motion picture of a similar identify starring John Wayne. It tells the tale of Mattie Ross, who's simply fourteen years of age while a coward going via the identify of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in fortress Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his lifestyles, his horse, and $150 in money funds. Mattie leaves domestic to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed chicken Cogburn, the meanest on hand U.S. Marshal, through her aspect, Mattie pursues the murder into Indian Territory.

actual Grit is eccentric, cool, immediately, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a author of real cult prestige, this is often an American vintage via and during. This new version, with a wise new package deal and an afterword via acclaimed writer Donna Tartt, will carry this masterpiece to a good broader viewers.

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Download E-books Battleborn: Stories PDF

By Claire Vaye Watkins

The awesome debut assortment from the Guggenheim Award-winning writer of the imminent Gold Fame Citrus
Winner of the 2012 tale Prize
Recipient of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Rosenthal kin origin Award
Named one of many nationwide e-book Foundation's "5 less than 35" fiction writers of 2012
Winner of latest York Public Library younger Lions Fiction Award
NPR most sensible brief tale Collections of 2012
A Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and trip manhattan top e-book of the 12 months, and extra . . .

just like the paintings of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and surroundings, and the advent of a very strong and unique literary voice. In every one of those ten unforgettable tales, Claire Vaye Watkins writes her means fearlessly into the mythology of the yankee West, completely reimagining it. Her characters orbit round the region's large areas, profitable redemption regardless of - and sometimes as a result of - the difficulty and violence they suffer. the coming of a foreigner transforms the trade of eroticism and emotion at a prostitution ranch. A prospecting hermit discovers the bounds of his rugged individualism whilst he attempts to rescue an abused youngster. a long time after she led her ally right into a degrading come upon in a Vegas resort room, a girl feels the aftershock. such a lot bravely of all, Watkins takes on – and reinvents – her personal bothered legacy in a narrative that emerges from the mayhem and destruction of Helter Skelter. Arcing from the sweeping and elegant to the minute and private, from Gold Rush to ghost city to abandon to brothel, the gathering echoes not just in its identify but additionally in its fierce, undefeated spirit the motto of her domestic country.

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Download E-books Magie et Cristal (La Tour Sombre, Tome 4) PDF

By Stephen King

Prisonniers de Blaine, le monorail fou lancé à pleine vitesse, Roland et ses amis filent vers leur destin et, espèrent-ils, l. a. travel Sombre, leur yet ultime. Les épreuves ne font pourtant que commencer pour eux, puisqu'ils devront déjouer les pièges du educate infernal pour affronter le Mal aux multiples visages - jusque dans leurs souvenirs et leurs rêves, peuplés de signes et de messages qu'ils sont bien en mal de déchiffrer. Ils savent désormais qu'ils doivent protéger l. a. Rose, réceptacle de tout ce que le monde compte encore de magique et de pur, et combattre l'odieux Roi Cramoisi. Les pistoleros ne sont pas au bout de leurs peines...

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