Comanche Dawn

A Novel

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812548334

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 2084

"Born on the day the first horse comes to his people, Horseback matures into a leader of uncommon strength and vision. Through the powerful medicine granted to him by the spirits, and the love of Teal, the most beautiful woman of his tribe, Horseback strives to bring about the triumph of his own spirit and the rise of one of the fiercest mounted nations in history."--BOOK COVER.
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Comanche Dawn

Author: Jake Shipley

Publisher: Linford

ISBN: 9781444835250

Category: Large type books

Page: 224

View: 5054

Out patrolling the flatlands, Texas Ranger Cal Avery comes across a wrecked stagecoach and two corpses. Nearby lies a survivor of the incident, thrown clear when the coach went over. After tending to the woman's injuries, Cal offers to accompany her to Camp Sheldon. Little does he know, however, that in his absence, the unscrupulous Jake Elkins has accused Cal of shooting two men in the back - and now there is a warrant out for his arrest...
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Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597158

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5474

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.
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Comanche Wind

Author: Genell Dellin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780380767175

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 5246

Promised to a man she does not love, impetuous Jennie O'Bannion resigns herself to a life of misery, until a Comanche warrior claims her for his own and and she becomes Fireflower, his bride. By the author of Cherokee Dawn. Original.
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Comanche

Author: Fabio

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380777624

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2265

Half-Comanche, half-white, Bronson Kane is shunned by his mail-order bride when she discovers he is not the pure Texan rancher she thought he was, forcing him to persuade her to the Comanche way of life. Original.
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Shortgrass Song

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836105

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 941

Shortgrass Song is the saga of young Caleb Holcomb as he makes his way through life in an epic as big as Texas itself. Caleb's adventures take him through Civil War battles, buffalo hunts, Indian wars and barroom shoot-outs. On his way he meets: Snake Woman--the Comanche slave woman who kidnaps him as a child in an attempt to regain her rightful place in the tribe. Kicking Dog--the renegade Arapaho who rampages through the West scalping victims from Texas to Montana. Marisol--the Mexican beauty who bears Caleb's children and wins his love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Comanche Heart

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451226730

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 6392

Amy Masters flees Texas for the golden hills of Oregon, but can never forget Swift Antelope, the Comanche warrior-turned-gunslinger who captured her heart. Reissue.
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Come Sundown

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780812580266

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7036

Serving as a ransom negotiator for captives among the Native Americans during the Civil War, Honore Greenwood finds himself placed in the same unit as a long-time enemy, refuses to fight against his beloved Arapaho bride's tribe, and is unwittingly pitted against close friend Kit Carson. By the author of Moon Medicine. Reprint.
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The Comanche Empire

Author: Pekka Hämäläinen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151179

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 4657

A study that uncovers the lost history of the Comanches shows in detail how the Comanches built their unique empire and resisted European colonization, and why they were defeated in 1875.
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Vendetta Gold

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 146683613X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3662

A bloody family feud sent Roy Huckaby to a dusty Texas prison for three years. Now he' out, vowing to follow the straight and narrow and to ride alone into a solid new life. But when a dying vaquero gives him a treasure map, Roy starts out on a path he hopes will lead to incalculable wealth only to find it's bordered with dangerous pitfalls-and unexpected romance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Comanche Ethnography

Field Notes of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson, and Robert H. Lowie

Author: Thomas W. Kavanagh

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803220456

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

View: 9433

In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter?s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community. This monumental volume makes available for the first time the largest archive of traditional cultural information on Comanches ever gathered by American anthropologists. Much of the Comanches? earlier world is presented here?religious stories, historical accounts, autobiographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, the organization of camps, material culture, and relations with other tribes. Thomas W. Kavanagh tracked down all known surviving notes from the Santa Fe Laboratory field party and collated and annotated the records, learning as much as possible about the Comanche elders who spoke with the anthropologists and, when possible, attributing pieces of information to the appropriate elders. In addition, this volume includes Robert H. Lowie?s notes from his short 1912 visit to the Comanches. The result stands as a legacy for both Comanches and those interested in learning more about them.
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Comanche Love Song

Author: Cheryl Black

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821726976

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2569

Determined to win an important military position back East by slaying the infamous Horse Back, Major Walker Grayson kidnaps the Comanche chief's "daughter" instead, but his plan to return the white squaw to civilization is complicated by unexpected love
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Comanche Cowboy

Author: Georgina Gentry

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420138308

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6264

"Georgina Gentry brings the West to life and gives her fans hours of true reading pleasure" (Romantic Times.) Now, she enchants us once again with the story of a desperate woman who must make the agonizing choice of saving her father—or the man she loves. . . COMANCHE COWBOY After some lowdown outlaws had holed up at her father's Texas ranch, Cayenne McBride knew that big, fearless half-breed Maverick Durango would be the perfect guide to lead her back home. And when he demanded that she give up her innocence in exchange for his protection, the lovely Lone Star beauty agreed, convinced she could keep her virtue intact. . . until she fell in love with him. Onyx-haired Maverick Durango could've whooped with joy when he discovered that the spirited, sexy gal who had hired him was his old enemy's daughter. First he would seduce Cayenne, then do in her father to complete his revenge. But Maverick never figured that before they reached their destination he'd become obsessed with the feisty redhead. Now all he craved were Cayenne's lips, Cayenne's laugh. . . and most of all, Cayenne's love. . . "Gentry's best book yet!" —Janelle Taylor on CHEYENNE SONG
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Comanche Sunset

Author: Rosanne Bittner

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1682303357

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

View: 7456

A mail order bride—and her heart—get ambushed in this moving historical western romance from the bestselling author of Sweet Mountain Magic. Mail order bride Jennifer Andrews heads to Texas ready for adventure. But when her stagecoach is attacked, the auburn-haired beauty wishes she had never left St. Louis. All at once the renegades are gone—and she is cradled in the strong arms of fellow passenger Wade Morrow. The handsome man has saved her life, and though they’re all alone on the vast Texas plains, she feels safer than she ever has before. Though Comanche blood runs in Wade Morrow’s veins, he was adopted by a white family as an infant and knows nothing of his Indian heritage. Still, something in him yearns for the wild, untamed land where he was born. So he heads to west Texas to join his past with his future. But when he ends up with Jennifer Andrews in his arms, he wants to harden his heart against the sweet desire she awakens—if only he could deny the passion they share . . . “Time after time, Rosanne Bittner brings a full-blown portrait of the untamed West to readers. Her tapestry is woven with authenticity, colorful characters, intense emotions and love’s power over every conceivable obstacle.” —RT Book Reviews
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Spanish Blood

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836164

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8715

In 1870, Bart Young heads for the New Mexico Territory, where he's heard men were making fortunes overnight in land speculation on the old Spanish grants. He figures to be a rich land baron before the year is out. But the ranchers are stubborn and the local officials corrupt, and many men were there ahead of him. Bart's dream seems hopeless until he stumbles onto evidence of a lost grant bigger than he could have ever imagined: the entire Sacramento Mountain Range--over a million acres. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Comanche Woman

Author: Joan Johnston

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440333760

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1665

In this dazzling prequel to the New York Times bestsellers The Cowboy and The Texan, Joan Johnston takes us back to a time when Texas was a young and wild republic, and three strong-willed sisters carved out a destiny that would spawn two legendary dynasties. Here is the spellbinding tale of a woman captured by Comanches—and of the proud warrior who vows to make her love him. Born to a white father and his Indian bride, Long Quiet believed his destiny lay with his Comanche brothers. But his heart secretly belonged to Bayleigh Stewart, daughter of the richest cotton planter in Texas, who’d been abducted by a marauding brave and sold to the highest bidder. For years he’d searched for the violet-eyed beauty, and now a strange twist of fate led him to her. Called Shadow by her captors, Bay had almost given up hope of rescue, when a rugged stranger in buckskins appeared, risking his life to bring her home...and awakening a passion that burned hot and true. Bay knew her place was with her family. But Long Quiet hadn’t found her only to lose her again. He had to convince this woman—his woman—that her true home was with him... as together they would fight for a love strong enough to bridge two worlds.... From the Paperback edition.
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Too Long at the Dance

The sequel to 'Shortgrass Song'

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836172

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5448

Mike Blakely again takes us on the trail with cowboy musician Caleb Holcomb. Caleb now becomes embroiled in Wyoming's Johnson County War, the Arapaho uprisings, the West's bloody cattle wars, the great cattle drives, and the wild, lawless land rushes that settled the Indian Territory. Through it all Caleb finds music, friends, and wonderful women. But will he ever settle down with Amelia Holcomb, his brother's widow, the only woman he's ever loved? Or will he stay too long at the dance? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Comanche Magic

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514361

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8113

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson comes the final novel in the Comanche series—the poignant story of a fallen woman and the man who sees her pure heart... Handsome, strong, and just a little bit dangerous, half-Comanche Chase Wolf is used to getting what he wants. So when he sees Franny—a golden-haired angel with deep green eyes, delicate features and the sweetest smile—he sets out to make her his. But far from the innocent she seems, Franny is the local “unfortunate” who services men above the Lucky Nugget saloon. The shocking truth sends Chase reeling... Long ago, circumstances forced Franny to make a terrible choice in order to provide for those she holds most dear. Now she lives a secret double life, respectable in one world, shunned in another, always fearful of discovery, forever marked by shame. But Chase’s persistnet love for Franny knows no bounds. He offers her a life she longs to claim and he won’t stop trying until her defenses have fallen, her heart is healed, and their love has triumphed. From the Paperback edition.
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The Worst Hard Time

The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Author: Timothy Egan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547347776

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5620

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows. The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, “the stoic, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” (New York Times). In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, The Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” (Austin Statesman Journal) on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.
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Saga of a Texas Ranger

Author: Jeffery Robenalt

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612044794

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 7634

Sixteen-year-old Caleb McAdams and his family sell their prosperous farm in Tennessee and head for Texas to escape a deadly feud, but danger also lurks on the Texas frontier. While Caleb is out rounding up longhorns, his family is massacred by Comanches during the great raid of 1840. Seeking revenge, Caleb volunteers to fight with Captain Jack Hays and the Texas Rangers at the battle of Plum Creek. In Star over Texas Caleb McAdams volunteers for service in The Mexican-American War.
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