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Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3
by Robert Matzen

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English

Pages

425

Publication Date

January 16, 2017

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<DIV>This fresh look at Hollywood's "Queen of Screwball," Carole Lombard, presents a first-ever examination of the events that led to the shocking flight mishap that took her life on the side of a Nevada mountain in 1942. It also provides a day-by-day account of the struggles of Lombard's husband, Clark Gable, and other family, friends, and fans to cope with the tragedy. In effect, having just completed the first sale of war bonds and stamps in the nation following its entry into World War II, Lombard became the first Hollywood start to sacrifice her life in the War. The War Department offered Gable a funeral service with full military honors, but he refused it, knowing that his wife would not approve of such spectacle. Based on extensive research rather than gossip, this investigation further explores the lives of the 21 others on the plane, including 15 members of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and addresses one of the most enduring mysteries of World War II. On a clear night full of stars, with TWA's most experienced pilot at the controls of a 10-month-old aircraft under the power of two fully functioning engines, why did the flight crash into that Nevada mountainside? This gripping page-turner presents the story of the people on the plane, the friends and families left behind, and the heroic first responders who struggled up a mountain hoping to perform a miracle rescue. It is a story of accomplishment, bravery, sacrifice, and loss.</DIV>
Verdicts of History (The Thomas Fleming Library)
by Thomas Fleming

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English

Pages

114

Publication Date

August 28, 2016

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In Verdicts of History, New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming highlights six courtroom dramas that changed the future of America. From unexpected verdicts, like the acquittal won by John Adams when he defended British soldiers charged with the Boston Massacre in 1770 to stirred passions when abolitionist John Brown was convicted of murder - a precedent to the Civil War - to the breakthrough in racial relations when Clarence Darrow won a stunning "not guilty" verdict for black physician Ossian Sweet - at a time when black Americans could hardly expect a fair trial. Fleming also includes the trials of Aaron Burr for treason and a well-known congressman for murder. In courtrooms throughout the nation's history, vivid emotion and heated rhetoric have established consequential precedents and enlarged average men and women to historical dimensions.
The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trai...
by Sam Ridings

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English

Pages

523

Publication Date

May 08, 2019

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<b>The Chisholm Trail is one of the most famous cattle trails of the Old West.<br /><br />It ran for eight hundred miles, from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas, and was instrumental in creating the famous image of the cowboy.</b><br /><br />But how was this trail created?<br /><br />Who devised its route?<br /><br />And why were the cattle drives across states so important for the economy of the southwest?<br /><br />Sam P. Riding’s fascinating book <em>The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail</em> gives an in-depth overview of the route was created, who rode along it and how it eventually superseded by the emergence of the railways.<br /><br />Through the course of the book Ridings provides details on many of the famous figures who were associated with the trail including the route’s founder Jesse Chisholm, famous ranchers like Joseph G. McCoy and Charles Goodnight, gunslingers such as Billy the Kid, and of course men who attempted to keep the peace like Charles A. Siringo.<br /><br />Sam P. Ridings rode the trail many times throughout his life during the trail’s golden era and so was able to gather information from the cowboys who knew the route better than anyone else.<br /><br />This work is full of fascinating stories of incidents that occurred along the length of the trail, from gunfights to religious revivals, Native American raids to cattle stampedes, during the short but vibrant years that the trail was in full use.<br /><br />This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the southwest in the aftermath of the Civil War and how the image of the cowboy came into being.<br /><br />Sam P. Ridings was a frequent traveler on the Chisholm Trail and collected many of his stories from the men and women who had lived and worked on the trail during its golden years. His book <em>The Chisholm Trail: A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail</em> was first published in 1936. Ridings passed away in Kansas in 1942.<br />
American Heritage History of the American Revolution
by Bruce Lancaster

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

December 11, 2014

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"A magnificent book. . . . Bruce Lancaster's text is terse, rapid, lucid, and dramatic . . . filled with the color and excitement of a grim and bloody war." – The New York Times<br /><br />The American Heritage History of the American Revolution is the complete chronicle of the Revolutionary War told in full detail.<br /><br />Lancaster starts his story with an examination of colonial society and the origins of the quarrel with England. He details the ensuing battles and military campaigns from Lexington and Concord to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, as well as the tense political and social situation of the new nation.<br /><br />The American Heritage History of the American Revolution details the birth of America with insight and depth.
A Johnny Black Classic Western Adventure: Good Man - Bad Enemy: T...
by , Paul L. Thompson

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

April 15, 2019

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A brand new Western adventure sequel from Gary Church! This is action, action, action all the way!<br /><br />It’s March 1871, and Johnny Black has found the life he has been looking for, but circumstances cause him to sign on as trail boss for a cattle drive. On the seven-hundred-mile trip, he finds himself challenged as never before. Not only are three men from Johnny’s past on his trail, intent on killing him, but death is only a heartbeat away as he deals with bad weather, frightened longhorns, and Indians, as well as a diabolical gang with a plan to kill everyone on the drive and take it over. <br /><br />But the cattle drive isn’t Johnny’s only problem. It takes all of his skills, honed during the Civil War, to deal with the endless challenges he encounters, his life complicated by appeals from his neighbors for help, an assault on a man that Johnny has hired to work at his ranch and an attack on Johnny’s homestead. <br /><br />You are invited to ride along as Johnny Black deals with life’s challenges. Join his friends, wife and animals as they come to his aid. He can use your help.<br />
Once Hell Freezes Over (A Sheriff Ben Stillman Western)
by Peter Brandvold

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

April 03, 2019

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<h3><strong>FROM THE CURRENT KING OF THE SEXY, HARD-DRIVING ACTION WESTERN! </strong></h3><p>The legendary Sheriff Ben Stillman series continues…</p><p>After bringing in a band of horse thieves, Sheriff Ben Stillman would like nothing better than to go back home to his wife and wait out the winter storm that is blasting through the Montana mountains. But the storm is about to become the least of the legendary lawman's concerns.</p><p>A vicious gang of murdering outlaws has taken refuge from the brutal cold and snow in a remote mountain ranch cabin--taking everyone inside hostage. And Stillman is the only chance they've got to get out alive. It's Stillman's duty to save them. But the hardened lawman is taking this much more personally--and for good reason. </p><p>They have his wife, Fay, too.
Once a Renegade: A Sheriff Ben Stillman Western
by Peter Brandvold

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

April 17, 2019

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<h2>FROM THE CURRENT KING OF THE VIOLENT, SEXY, HARD-DRIVING WESTERN!<br /></h2><h4><strong>The sixth novel in the hard-boiled, western classic Sheriff Ben Stillman Series.</strong><br /></h4><p>Maybe it was a moment of insanity. Maybe it was revenge. Or maybe the Metis Indian, Shambeau, finally had enough of the white man's hatred. <br /></p><p>Whatever it was, Sheriff Ben Stillman now has a murder case on his hands—and, as the law dictates, he must hunt down and hang the outlaw.<br /></p><p>But nobody knows the land better than Shambeau. He could be anywhere. Then again...nobody can track a bloodthirsty killer like Sheriff Ben Stillman. And there's no hiding from his swift brand of justice.<br /></p><p>The deeper trouble for Stillman is—is this really justice? Does Shambeau really deserve to die, or was the old trapper just following the unwritten law of the old frontier?<br /></p><p><strong>For fans of William W. Johnstone and George P. Cosmatos’s Tombstone, you’ll love this sixth novel in the epic, fast-paced Sheriff Ben Stillman series.</strong></p><p><em>"Make room on your shelf of favorites; Peter Brandvold will be staking out a claim there.</em>” —Spur Award Winning Author, Frank Roderus</p>
Captive Justice: A Classic Western (Western Justice Book 2)
by Sam Scott

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 01, 2019

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TEXAS 1872: Falsely accused of murder, orphan Jed Whittier’s on the run with one of the most feared renegades of all. And they’re heading to a canyon where the outlaws who killed his family are hiding out.<br />To Jed, it feels like destiny.<br />But if he rides into the canyon to face the evil, he’ll come out with blood on his hands.<br />To win justice for his family he has to risk losing the woman he’s come to love.<br /><i>Enjoy this new classic Western from Sam Scott. No profanity or swearing. Plenty of action, honor and a little love.</I>
Once Upon a Dead Man (A Sheriff Ben Stillman Western)
by Peter Brandvold

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

May 01, 2019

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<strong>A MURDERED LAWMAN AND A FRONTIER TOWN WITH A DEADLY SECRET…</strong></p><p>Sheriff Ben Stillman knows that every lawman could face sudden death. But that doesn't ease his anger over Marshal Charlie Boomhauer's brutal murder. And ol’ Charlie's shoes have already been filled by his brash, young deputy--who isn't exactly out shaking the bushes to find Charlie's killer or killers.</p><p>The new marshal is blaming the murder on a band of Gypsies who moved north--or was it south? It's becoming clear that the town of Lone Pine has something to hide--and that Stillman is outside his jurisdiction. But the lawman's code says that you take care of your own. Ben isn't going home until he's served up some justice--whether it's by the rules or not.</p><p>Once Upon a Dead Man is the seventh novel in the fast-moving, western classic Sheriff Ben Stillman Series.</p>
Once a Marshal (A Sheriff Ben Stillman Western)
by Peter Brandvold

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English

Pages

330

Publication Date

February 06, 2019

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<h3><strong>FROM THE CURRENT KING OF THE VIOLENT, SEXY, HARD-HITTING WESTERN</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong></strong><br /></h3><h3><strong></strong><strong>The Classic Sheriff Ben Stillman Series Begins...</strong><br /></h3><p><br /></p><p><strong></strong>Playing poker, smoking cigarettes, drinking whiskey—retirement was treacherous business for ex-lawman Ben Stillman. The best of life seemed to be past, but then the past came looking for him...<br /><br />The son of an old friend rides into Ben's life with a plea for justice and a mind for revenge. Up on the Hi-Line in Montana, a rich Englishman is rustling ranchers out of their livelihoods... and their lives. The boy suspects these rustlers have murdered his father, Milk River Bill Harmon, and the law is too crooked to get any straight answers.<br /><br />But can the worn-out old lawman live up to the legendary lawman the boy has grown to admire?<br /></p><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h3><strong>For fans of William W. Johnstone and George P. Cosmatos’s Tombstone, you’ll love this first novel in the epic, fast-paced Sheriff Ben Stillman series.</strong></h3>

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