Comanche Moon

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684857553
Format: PDF
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Set against the bitter frontier strife between Texans and the Comanche, Texas Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call battle Buffalo Hump, the enigmatic war chief, and Gus' long-time nemesis, Blue Duck.

Comanche Moon Lonesome Dove 2

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1743537387
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author On the wild Texas frontier where barbarism and civilization come in many forms, Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are pitched into the long, bitter, bloody fighting under the command of Captain Inish Scull. When Scull's favourite horse is stolen by the Comanches, he decides to track him down, leaving Gus and Call in charge. However, on their return to Austin, Gus is greeted by the news that his sweetheart is to marry another man and Call finds that the town's most notorious woman is desperate to settle down with him and become respectable. When Scull's wealthy wife demands that her errant husband be brought home, with feelings akin to relief the two men set off once more into the vast, untamed plains . . . Comanche Moon, which follows on from Dead Man's Walk and prequels Lonesome Dove, follows Gus and Call in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life, and showcases McMurtry's strong affinity for the landscape and its inhabitants with a deeply felt lyrical intensity.

Abschied von Laredo

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783550067754
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Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts: der legendäre, alt gewordene Ranger Woodrow Call jagt in seinem letzten Auftrag einen Eisenbahnräuber und Mörder im texanisch-mexikanischen Grenzgebiet. In der Weite der Prärie lauern nicht nur Revolverhelden.

The Lonesome Dove Series

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451611765
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The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West. Dead Man’s Walk As young Texas Rangers, Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call--"Gus" and "Call" for short--have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians, but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life. Comanche Moon Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, are still figuring out how to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life--Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him--when they sign up to pursue the Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf into Mexico. On this mission their captain, Inish Scull, is captured by the brutally cruel Mexican bandit Ahumado, and Gus and Call must come to the rescue, with the aid of new friends including Joshua Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker, as well as the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Lonesome Dove Gus and Call, now retired from the Texas Rangers and settled in the border town of Lonesome Dove running the Hat Creek Cattle Company, are visited by their old friend Jake Spoon, who convinces Gus and Call to gather a herd of cattle and drive them north to Montana in order to start a cattle ranch in untouched territory. Gus is further motivated by a desire to see the love of his life, Clara Allen (nee Forsythe), who now lives with her children and comatose horse-trader husband in Ogallala, Nebraska. On the way to Montana they travel through wild country full of thieves, murderers, and a lifetime's worth of unforgettable adventure. Streets of Laredo Woodrow Call is back in Texas, a Ranger once again and a general gun-for-hire, but increasingly a relic as the westward sprawl of the railroads rapidly settles the once lawless frontier. Hired by a railroad tycoon to hunt down a dangerous bandit named Joey Garza, Call sets out once again with a hapless Yankee named Ned Brookshire who works for the railroad company that hired Call. Call's old friend Pea Eye Parker--who initially refused to join the expedition because of his family--sets off with the Kickapoo tracker Famous Shoes to try to catch up with Call, until he runs into troubles of his own. The long pursuit of Garza leads them all across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Butcher s Crossing

Author: John Williams
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423427701
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ein überwältigender Roman über die Zerbrechlichkeit von Menschlichkeit und Würde. Es ist um 1870, als Will Andrews der Aussicht auf eine glänzende Karriere und Harvard den Rücken kehrt. Beflügelt von der Naturauffassung Ralph W. Emersons, sucht er im Westen nach einer »ursprünglichen Beziehung zur Natur«. In Butcher’s Crossing, einem kleinen entlegenen Städtchen in Kansas, wimmelt es von rastlosen Männern, die das Abenteuer suchen und schnell verdientes Geld ebenso schnell wieder vergeuden. Einer von ihnen lockt Andrews mit Geschichten von riesigen Büffelherden, die, versteckt in einem entlegenen Tal tief in den Colorado Rockies, nur eingefangen werden müssten: Andrews schließt sich einer Expedition an, mit dem Ziel, die Tiere aufzuspüren. Die Reise ist aufreibend und strapaziös, aber am Ende erreichen die Männer einen Ort von paradiesischer Schönheit. Doch statt von Ehrfurcht werden sie von Gier ergriffen – und entfesseln eine Tragödie. Ein Roman darüber, wie man im Leben verliert und was man dadurch gewinnen kann.

Boone s Lick

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439140936
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Boone's Lick is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry's return to the kind of story that made him famous -- an enthralling tale of the nineteenth-century west. Like his bestsellers Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, Comanche Moon, and Dead Man's Walk, Boone's Lick transports the reader to the era about which McMurtry writes better and more shrewdly than anyone else. Told with McMurtry's unique blend of historical fact and sheer storytelling genius, the novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. Fifteen-year-old Shay narrates, describing the journey that begins when his Ma, Mary Margaret, decides to hunt down her elusive husband, Dick, to tell him she's leaving him. Without knowing precisely where he is, they set out across the plains in search of him, encountering grizzly bears, stormy weather, and hostile Indians as they go. With them are Shay's siblings, G.T., Neva, and baby Marcy; Shay's uncle, Seth; his Granpa Crackenthorpe; and Mary Margaret's beautiful half-sister, Rose. During their journey they pick up a barefooted priest named Father Villy, and a Snake Indian named Charlie Seven Days, and persuade them to join in their travels. At the heart of the novel, and the adventure, is Mary Margaret, whom we first meet shooting a sheriff's horse out from underneath him in order to feed her family. Forceful, interesting, and determined, she is written with McMurtry's trademark deftness and sympathy for women, and is in every way a match for the worst the west can muster. Boone's Lick abounds with the incidents, the excitements, and the dangers of life on the plains. Its huge cast of characters includes such historical figures as Wild Bill Hickok and the unfortunate Colonel Fetterman (whose arrogance and ineptitude led to one of the U.S. Army's worst and bloodiest defeats at the hands of the Cheyenne and Sioux) as well as the Cecil family (itself based on a real family of nineteenth-century traders and haulers). The story of their trek in pursuit of Dick, and the discovery of his second and third families, is told with brilliance, humor, and overwhelming joie de vivre in a novel that is at once high adventure, a perfect western tale, and a moving love story -- it is, in short, vintage McMurtry, combining his brilliant character portraits, his unerring sense of the west, and his unrivaled eye for the telling detail. Boone's Lick is one of McMurtry's richest works of fiction to date.

Kleiner Versager

Author: Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644037515
Format: PDF
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Igor, ein asthmatischer kleiner Junge, der mit seinen Eltern in Leningrad lebt, wächst mit Sehnsüchten auf: nach Essen, nach Bestätigung, nach Wörtern. Als er fünf ist, schreibt er unter dem Einfluss seines Lieblingsbuchs «Die wunderbare Reise des kleinen Nils Holgersson mit den Wildgänsen» seinen ersten Roman, «Lenins wunderbare Wildgänse», und seine Großmutter gibt ihm für jede Seite eine Scheibe Käse. Damit er weiter zu Kräften kommt und auch seine Höhenangst überwindet, bringt sein Vater im Wohnzimmer eine Sprossenwand an, und trotz Schwindel und Schweißausbrüchen träumt Igor hoch droben, er werde Kosmonaut. Zwei Jahre später, 1979, wandert die jüdische Familie nach Amerika aus, aber erst unterwegs erfährt er mit Schrecken, wohin die Reise geht: «zum Feind». Und doch findet Igor, der sich nun Gary nennt, in New York seine erste Spielkameradin überhaupt, ein Mädchen, dem ein Auge fehlt. «Ich bin Einwanderer, und sie hat nur ein Auge, also sind wir gleich.» Diese Geschichte eines Jungen, der von seinen Eltern zärtlich «kleiner Versager» genannt wird, weil man ihn zwar abgöttisch liebt, aber nicht so recht an sein Glück und seinen Erfolg im Leben glaubt, ist ein an Menschenkenntnis und Emotionen beglückend reiches Buch – voller Humor, obwohl die Familie wegen Hitler und Stalin nicht viel zu lachen hat und Alltagsnöte sich auftürmen wie Berge. Eine berührende und zugleich komische Kindheitsgeschichte: fesselnd, meisterhaft und – da sie Gary Shteyngarts eigene Geschichte ist – auch wahr.

Comanche Moon

Author: William R. Cox
Publisher: Gunsmoke Westerns
ISBN: 9780754082071
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When the yellow moon rises, the Comanches will take their revenge on White Eye the Indian Hunter, and all those who are with him. Some wil die fast, some will die hard and some will live to envy the dead.

Lonesome Dove

Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068487122X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chronicles a cattle drive in the nineteenth century from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade.