Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781451606539
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

The Lonesome Dove Series

The Lonesome Dove Series
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 2624
ISBN: 9781451611762
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove

A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove
Author: Bill Wittliff
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0292721730
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Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1989 CBS debut of the multi-award-winning miniseries Lonesome Dove, UT Press is pleased to issue a commemorative edition of A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove. This edition features a new deluxe dust jacket with new photographs of Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, as well as a specially designed twenty-year commemorative sticker. With 25,000 copies of the regular edition sold, this anniversary edition - which is limited to 5,000 copies - will surely become a collectible.

Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781451606546
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West. Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, continue 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. Two proud but very different men, they enlist with the Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture. Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Comanche Moon closes the twenty-year gap between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, following beloved heroes Gus and Call and their comrades in arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- 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.

Streets Of Laredo

Streets Of Laredo
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781439126370
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas and Western literature at its finest. Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena—once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Dead Man s Walk

Dead Man s Walk
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451606553
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dead Man's Walk is the first, extraordinary book in the epic Lonesome Dove tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call. As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call 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.

A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove

A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove
Author: John Spong
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780292745803
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Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won numerous awards, including seven Emmys. A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove takes you on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and the world of Lonesome Dove. Writer John Spong talks to forty of the key people involved, including author Larry McMurtry; actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, D. B. Sweeney, Frederic Forrest, and Chris Cooper; executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff; executive producer Suzanne de Passe; and director Simon Wincer. They and a host of others tell lively stories about McMurtry's writing of the epic novel and the process of turning it into the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Accompanying their recollections are photographs of iconic props, costumes, set designs, and shooting scripts. Rounding out the book are continuity Polaroids used during filming and photographs taken on the set by Bill Wittliff, which place you behind the scenes in the middle of the action. Designed as a companion for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, Wittliff's magnificent fine art volume, A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove is a must-have for every fan of this American epic.

Dead Man s Walk

Dead Man s Walk
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0684857545
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Release: 2000-10-17
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dead Man's Walk is the first, extraordinary book in the epic Lonesome Dove tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call. As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call 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.

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 857
ISBN: 9780684871226
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Release: 2000-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Lonesome Dove 1

Lonesome Dove 1
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9782404011387
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Release: 2019-09-05T00:00:00+02:00
Editor: Éditions Gallmeister
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

À Lonesome Dove, Texas, les héros sont fatigués. Augustus McCrae et Woodrow Call ont remisé leurs armes après de longues années passées à combattre les Comanches. En cette année 1880, pourtant, l’aventure va les rattraper lorsqu’ils décident de voler du bétail au Mexique et de le convoyer jusque dans le Montana pour y établir un ranch. Commence alors un immense périple à travers l’Ouest, au cours duquel le convoi affrontera de violentes tempêtes, des bandes de tueurs et d’Indiens rebelles... et laissera de nombreux hommes derrière lui.

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove s Lonesome Dove

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove s Lonesome Dove
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335142
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove's "Lonesome Dove," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s Lonesome Dove

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry s  Lonesome Dove
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410320445
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Release: 2015-03-13
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: American Dream for all of your research needs.

A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove

A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove
Author: Bill Wittliff
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0292713118
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Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lonesome Dove—Larry McMurtry’s epic tale of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the Rio Grande to Montana to found the first ranch there—captured the public imagination and has never let it go. The novel, published in 1985, was a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. More than two decades after publication, it still sells tens of thousands of copies every year. The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, lassoed an even wider audience. Twenty-six million households watched the premier episode, and countless millions more have ridden with Gus and Call each time the movie has rerun on TV, video, and DVD. In addition to its popular success, the miniseries has also garnered unanimous critical acclaim. It was nominated for eighteen Emmy Awards and won seven. It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Miniseries and Best Actor; a Peabody Award; the D. W. Griffith Award for Best Television Series; the National Association of Television Critics Award for Program of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Drama; and the Writers’ Guild of America Award for Best Teleplay (Bill Wittliff). Now bringing the sweeping visual imagery of the miniseries to the printed page, A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove presents more than one hundred classic images created by Bill Wittliff, the award-winning writer and executive producer (with Suzanne de Passe) of Lonesome Dove and a renowned fine art photographer. Wittliff took these photographs during the filming of the miniseries, but they are worlds apart from ordinary production stills. Reminiscent of the nineteenth-century cowboy photographs of Erwin Smith and the western paintings of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, each Lonesome Dove image stands alone as an evocative work of art, while as a whole, they provide a stunning visual summary of the entire miniseries. Accompanying the photographs are a foreword by Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry and an introduction by Stephen Harrigan, who describes the epic-in-itself creative journey that led to the making of the Lonesome Dove novel, miniseries, and book of photographs. In the afterword, Bill Wittliff recalls unforgettable moments—some hilarious, others momentous—from the production of the miniseries. A roster of the cast and crew completes the text. As its enduring popularity proves, Lonesome Dove conveys the spirit of the American West and the freedom of the open plains and sky as few other creative works ever have. For everyone who loves the novel and the movie, A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove provides yet another powerful way of experiencing this mythical, yet wholly real, world.

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 858
ISBN: 0606351140
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Paradise

Paradise
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1451608608
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Long considered to be the brilliant dark horse of literary nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize-winning Larry McMurtry delivers a searing and reflective exploration of what paradise is, whether it exists, and how different it is from life in his Texas hometown. In 1999, Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of an entirely different kind. Vividly, movingly, and with infinite care, McMurtry paints a portrait of his parents' marriage against the harsh, violent landscape of west Texas. It is their roots—laced with overtones of hard work, bitter disappointment, and the Puritan ethic—that McMurtry challenges by traveling to Tahiti, a land of lush sensuality and easy living. With fascinating detail, shrewd observations, humorous pathos, and unforgettable characters, he begins to answer some of the questions of what paradise is, whether it exists, and how different it is from life in his hometown of Archer City, Texas.

Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0812450671
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Release: 1987-09-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic masterpiece of the American West.

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1439128464
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this acclaimed novel that inspired the Academy Award–winning motion picture, Larry McMurtry created two unforgettable characters who won the hearts of readers and moviegoers everywhere: Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma. Aurora is the kind of woman who makes the whole world orbit around her, including a string of devoted suitors. Widowed and overprotective of her daughter, Aurora adapts at her own pace until life sends two enormous challenges her way: Emma’s hasty marriage and subsequent battle with cancer. Terms of Endearment is the Oscar-winning story of a memorable mother and her feisty daughter and their struggle to find the courage and humor to live through life’s hazards—and to love each other as never before.

Leaving Cheyenne

Leaving Cheyenne
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781631493522
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Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“If Chaucer were a Texan writing today . . . this is how he would have written and this is how he would have felt.”— New York Times In Leaving Cheyenne (1963), which anticipates Lonesome Dove more than any other early novel, the stark realities of the American West play out in a mesmerizing love triangle. Stubborn rancher Gideon Fry, resilient Molly Taylor, and awkward ranch hand Johnny McCloud struggle with love and jealousy as the years pass.

Horseman Pass by

Horseman  Pass by
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 179
ISBN: OCLC:21380924
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Study Out the Land

Study Out the Land
Author: Thomas King Whipple
Pages: 215
ISBN:
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Release: 1943
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

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