A Bad Day To Die

Autor: J. Lee Butts
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
ISBN: 9780425199152
File Size: 43,25 MB
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Lucius Dodge, now a renowned and feared Texas Ranger, revisits his life before he fought side-by-side with Deputy U.S. Marshal Hayden Tilden when he exacted his own brand of justice, without a badge, on the hired killers responsible for murdering his father and brother. Original.


Autor: J. Lee Butts
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781587241642
File Size: 73,30 MB
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The Big U

Autor: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061847387
File Size: 79,37 MB
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The New York Times Book Review called Neal Stephenson's most recent novel "electrifying" and "hilarious". but if you want to know Stephenson was doing twenty years before he wrote the epic Cryptonomicon, it's back-to-school time. Back to The Big U, that is, a hilarious send-up of American college life starring after years our of print, The Big U is required reading for anyone interested in the early work of this singular writer.

Memoirs Of A Cold War Son

Autor: Post, Jr. Gaines
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587293048
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In 1951 Gaines Post was a gangly, bespectacled, introspective teenager preparing to spend a year in Paris with his professorial father and older brother; his mother, who suffered from extreme depression, had been absent from the family for some time. Ten years later, now less gangly but no less introspective, he was finishing a two-year stint in the army in West Germany and heading toward Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, having narrowly escaped combat in the Berlin crisis of 1961. His quietly intense coming-of-age story is both self-revealing and reflective of an entire generation of young men who came to adulthood before the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Post's experiences in high school in Madison, Wisconsin, and Paris, his Camus-influenced undergraduate years at Cornell University, and his army service in Germany are set very effectively against the events of the Cold War. McCarthyism and American crackdowns on dissidents, American foreign and military policy in Western Europe in the nuclear age, French and German life and culture, crises in Paris and Berlin that nearly bring the West to war and the Post family to dissolution—these are the larger scenes and subjects of his self-disclosure as a contemplative, conflicted "Cold War agnostic." His intelligent, talented mother and her fragile health hover over Post's narrative, informing his hesitant relationships with women and his acutely questioning sense of self-worth. His story is strongly academic and historical as well as political and military; his perceptions and judgments lean toward no ideological extreme but remain true to the heroic ideals of his boyhood during the Second World War.

Under The Red Flag

Autor: Ha Jin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820336785
File Size: 46,20 MB
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The twelve stories in Under the Red Flag take place during China's Cultural Revolution. Ha Jin, who was raised in China and emigrated to the United States after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, writes about loss and moral deterioration with the keen sense of a survivor. His stories examine life in the bleak rural town of Dismount Fort, where the men and women are full of passion and certainty but blinded by their limited vision as they grapple with honor and shame, manhood and death, infidelity and repression. In "A Man-to-Be," a militiaman engaged to be married participates in a gang rape, but finds himself impotent when he looks into the eyes of the victim. His fiancee's family breaks off the engagement, not because of the rape, but because they doubt his virility. In "Winds and Clouds over a Funeral," a Communist leader disobeys his mother's last wish for burial to keep his good standing in the party, but his enemies bring him down for being a bad son. "In Broad Daylight" is the story of the public humiliation of a woman accused of being a whore. Her dignified defiance is gradually stripped away as she is dragged through the streets, cursed and spat upon by strangers and family alike. In Under the Red Flag, privacy is nonexistent and paranoia rules as neighbor turns against neighbor, husband turns against wife, state turns against individual, history turns against humanity. These stories display the earnestness and grandeur of human folly, and in a larger sense, form a moral history of a time and a place.

Brotherhood Of Blood

Autor: J. Lee Butts
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425194812
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Producer A. Maxwell Vought is determined to make a movie about one of Deputy U.S. Marshal Hayden Tilden's most harrowing adventures, the capture of the ruthless Crooke boys, a vicious gang of outlaws who brutally murdered Mary Beth Tall Dog and kidnapped her young daughter. Original.

Gideon Johann

Autor: Duane Boehm
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781717348968
File Size: 73,30 MB
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Gideon Johann is the highly anticipated prequel to the Bestselling Gideon Johann Western Series. Gideon Johann is a man tortured by his past. Staying on the move is the only thing that keeps his demons at bay. As Gideon tries to outrun his past, he arrives in the rough and tumble cow town of Ellsworth, Kansas. He takes a job as a deputy and finds he has his hands full dealing with all the mayhem in the town and a young woman that could change his life. Will the love of a woman bring Gideon peace or will his demons keep him running? Duane Boehm has written another western novel with enough humor, heartbreak, love, and outlaws to keep you turning the page.

Texas Bad Girls

Autor: Lee J. Butts
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1556228333
File Size: 56,22 MB
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Includes material on Sally Skull, Chipita Rodriguez, Mrs. Swine, Jessie Williams, Edna Milton, Sarah Bowman, Belle Starr, Beulah Morose, Sophia Suttenfield, Aughinbaugh Coffee Butt (or Butts) Porter, Etta Place, Allen Hill and family, Lottie Deno, Adah Isaacs Menken, Bonnie Parker, Janis Joplin, and Karla Faye Tucker.