Hunting Buffalo with Bent Nails

Hunting Buffalo with Bent Nails
Author: Lawrence Block
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-12-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1393063624

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While he is probably best known as a novelist and short-story writer, Lawrence Block has produced a rich trove of nonfiction over the course of a sixty-year career. His instructional books for writers are leaders in the field, and his self-described pedestrian memoir, Step By Step, has found a loyal audience in the running and racewalking community. Over the years, Block has written extensively for magazines and periodicals. Generally Speaking collects his philatelic columns from Linn's Stamp News, while his extensive observations of crime fiction, along with personal glimpses of some of its foremost practitioners, have won wide acclaim in book form as The Crime of Our Lives. Hunting Buffalo With Bent Nails is what he's got left over. The title piece, originally published in American Heritage, recounts the ongoing adventure Block and his wife undertook, criss-crossing the United States and parts of Canada in their quixotic and exotic quest to find every "village, hamlet, and wide place in the road named Buffalo." Other travel tales share space with a remembrance of his mother, odes to New York, a disquisition on pen names and book tours, and, well, no end of bent nails not worth straightening. Where else will you find "Raymond Chandler and the Brasher Doubloon," an assessment of that compelling writer from a numismatic standpoint? Where else can you read about Block's collection of old subway cars? Highly recommended.

Hunting Buffalo with Bent Nails

Hunting Buffalo with Bent Nails
Author: Lawrence Block
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-02-28
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1596069953

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Heroes of the Santa Fe Trail 1821 1900

Heroes of the Santa Fe Trail  1821 1900
Author: Randy Smith
Publsiher: Bitingduck Press LLC
Total Pages: 137
Release: 2005
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781932482317

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Heroes of the Santa Fe Trail is the product of decades of primary research by a writer who has lived all of his life in the shadow the TrailOCOs legacy. This book tells the dramatic story of the men and womenOCoHispanic, Anglo, and Native AmericanOCowho settled the West and provides insights not commonly found elsewhere. From the Hispanic Jaramillo and Chavez families of the Rio Grande Valley to the legacy of Ham Bell, a nonviolent man who made more arrests than any Dodge City lawman, Heroes relates the violent, comic, and often tragic adventures of the pioneers of the early Santa Fe Trail. Boson Books offers several exciting novels by Randy Smith about the Old West. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit www.bosonbooks.com."

Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches

Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2018-04-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9783732666676

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Reproduction of the original: Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches by Theodore Roosevelt

Imagining Head Smashed In

Imagining Head Smashed In
Author: Jack Brink
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781897425046

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"At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of the Plains were the single greatest food-getting method ever developed in human history. Hunters, working with their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour, drove their quarry over a cliff and into wooden corrals. The rest of the group butchered the kill in the camp below

A Canadian Childhood

A Canadian Childhood
Author: Carolyn D. Redl
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2016-08
Genre: Farm life
ISBN: 9781460288320

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The author recounts her life growing up on a northern Saskatchewan farm in the 1940s and 50s.

Custer Cody and Grand Duke Alexis

Custer  Cody  and Grand Duke Alexis
Author: Peter Bleed,Douglas D. Scott,Stephen Damm
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-03-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780806188942

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On a chilly January morning in 1872, a special visitor arrived by train in North Platte, Nebraska. Grand Duke Alexis of Russia had already seen the cities and sights of the East—New York, Washington, and Niagara Falls—and now the young nobleman was about to enjoy a western adventure: a grand buffalo hunt. His host would be General Philip Sheridan, and the excursion would include several of the West’s most iconic characters: George Armstrong Custer, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Spotted Tail of the Brulé Sioux. The Royal Buffalo Hunt, as this event is now called, has become a staple of western lore. Yet incorrect information and misconceptions about the excursion have prevented a clear understanding of what really took place. In this fascinating book, Douglas D. Scott, Peter Bleed, and Stephen Damm combine archaeological and historical research to offer an expansive and accurate portrayal of this singular diplomatic event. The authors focus their investigation on the Red Willow Creek encampment site, now named Camp Alexis, the party’s only stopping place along the hunt trail that can be located with certainty. In addition to physical artifacts, the authors examine a plethora of primary accounts—such as railroad timetables, invitations to balls and dinners, even sheet music commemorating the visit—to supplement the archaeological evidence. They also reference documents from the Russian State Archives previously unavailable to researchers, as well as recently discovered photographs that show the layout and organization of the camp. Weaving all these elements together, their account constitutes a valuable product of the interdisciplinary approach known as microhistory.

A Writer Prepares

A Writer Prepares
Author: Lawrence Block
Publsiher: LB Productions
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-02-20
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 195193993X

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A Writer Prepares, an examination of the first quarter century of a writer's life, is the work of two writers, the middle-aged fellow who wrote half of it and there's the octogenarian who finished the job.