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Abstract: Since the publication of my two animal books, "Kazan" and "The Grizzly King," I have received so many hundreds of letters from friends of wild animal life, all of which were more or less of an enquiring nature, that I have been encouraged to incorporate in this preface of the third of my series—"Baree, Son of Kazan"—something more of my desire and hope in writing of wild life, and something of the foundation of fact whereupon this and its companion books have been written.
Santi Editore, 07/06/2017
Abstract: È stata fatta una rapina alla Golden Tree Bank di Woodstone e ci è scappato il morto. Per Axel Montgomery è una questione personale e non si fermerà fino a quando i colpevoli non avranno quel che si meritano. Né il deserto, né il piombo dei nemici potranno sedare la sete di vendetta di chi lotta per ottenere giustizia. Chi è nel giusto deve vincere. Chi sbaglia invece deve pagare, in un modo o nell'altro. Questa è la vendetta di Axel.
Abstract: New Mexico, 1905.Due storie che s'incrociano, si tingono di sangue e procedono verso un feroce destino.Da un lato il dramma famigliare di Frank De Ville, malinconico sceriffo di uno sperduto villaggio di frontiera e dall'altro Timothy Suffolk, un cinico avvocato impegnato in una delicata trattativa con alcuni leader navajo. La posta in gioco è altissima: un immenso giacimento di idrocarburi e oro lungo il corso del fiume San Juan, che cambierà per sempre la vita della tribù. Suffolk usa la potente arma della corruzione per ottenere dagli indiani i permessi di sfruttamento minerario, ma un efferato omicidio all'interno della riserva sconvolge i suoi piani e innesca una spirale di cieca violenza che trascinerà tutti verso il baratro.Duro e spietato, Along The River è una favola nera che devasta anche i rapporti più intimi come quelli tra padre e figlio; sarà la grandezza della natura selvaggia - muta e impassibile dinanzi alle miserie umane - a dilatare i toni crepuscolari dell'intera vicenda e ad accentuarne il carattere epico.RecensioniDaniele NicolosiRegista cinematografico ( Torino)" ... Il miglior pregio di questa storia è quello di concentrarsi maggiormente sulla psicologia, sulle emozioni più nascoste di ogni singolo personaggio, di trattenere il genere in un certo senso, di non farlo esplodere come succedeva negli spaghetti western, di non renderlo stereotipato come fosse un western americano classico, ma di raccontare la drammaticità degli eventi attraverso sensazioni, anime che vagano senza una meta ... "Gualtiero VidonisTecnico RAI (Trieste)Western originale dai toni crepuscolari, dove emerge il disegno dei paesaggi e degli ambienti in cui si muovono i personaggi, dettagliatamente descritti nel loro presente e capaci di accendere la curiosità del lettore. Per tutto questo, e per la spontaneità dei dialoghi, risulta evidente l'attitudine dello scrittore a costruire costantemente situazioni, in cui ci si trova ad essere anche "spettatori visivi" di un vero e proprio western- dark movie, congiuntura che evidenzia il fatto che abbiamo in mano, non solo un romanzo, ma anche un'opera cinematografica.Massimo OstrouskaCanadian Movie Industry (Vancouver)La storia ti rimane addosso per molti giorni.I particolari sono così dettagliati e reali da farti sentire un testimone più che un semplice lettore, tanto da voler interagire con i personaggi. Questi sono così umani che alla fine provi dei sentimenti per loro e vorresti aiutarli. Ti immedesimi, sublimi dalla realtà. Gran bel viaggio!
[Roma] : 01 Distribution, 2016
Abstract: Qualche anno dopo la fine della guerra civile, una diligenza è costretta a fermarsi nel cuore del Wyoming a causa di una tempesta di neve. Il cacciatore di taglie John Ruth e la sua prigioniera Daisy Domergue sono attesi nella città di Red Rock dove Ruth, noto da quelle parti come "Il Boia", porterà la donna dinanzi alla giustizia, riscuotendo una taglia di 10.000 dollari. Lungo la strada incrociano due uomini che si uniscono a loro. Ma la tempesta infuria ed i quattro sono costretti a fermarsi per cercare rifugio presso un emporio dove ad accoglierli troveranno altri quattro sconosciuti. Gli otto viaggiatori bloccati dalla neve si rendono presto conto che, forse, qualcuno non è chi dice di essere e che, probabilmente, non sarà facile per nessuno raggiungere Red Rock.
[Milano] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2016
Abstract: Durante una spedizione in un territorio incontaminato e sconosciuto, il leggendario esploratore Hugh Glass viene aggredito da un orso, quindi abbandonato dagli altri compagni di caccia. Ma, nonostante le ferite mortali e la solitudine, Glass riesce a non soccombere. Grazie alla sua forte determinazione e all'amore che nutre per sua moglie, una indiana d'America, percorrerà oltre 300 chilometri in un viaggio simile a un'odissea, attraverso il grande e selvaggio West, per scovare l'uomo che lo ha tradito, John Fitzgerald. Il suo inseguimento implacabile diventa un'epopea che sfida il tempo e le avversità, alimentata dal desiderio di tornare a casa e ottenere la meritata giustizia.
[Prato] : Mustang Entertainment ; [Campi Bisenzio] : CG home video, 2016
Abstract: Trinità, un pistolero pigro e giocherellone, e suo fratello aiutano una comunità di mormoni a difendere le loro terre dagli assalti del maggiore Harrison che vorrebbe trasformarle in pascoli per le sue mandrie.
Torino : Einaudi, 2016
Abstract: Willie è solo un ragazzo, ma è già costretto a lasciarsi tutto alle spalle per sfuggire al proprietario terriero che ha assassinato suo padre. Incontrare Loving gli salva, letteralmente, la vita. L'uomo lo inizia alle sottili arti dello sparare, del cavalcare, del leggere e del giardinaggio. Quando muore, Willie eredita da lui il suo nuovo nome: Nat Love. Soldato e pistolero, Nat sembra destinato alla gloria. Ha tutto quello che un uomo del West può desiderare, compresa la donna dei suoi sogni e il rispetto di leggende come Wild Bill Hickok. Ma il passato torna a tormentarlo. E, soprattutto, Nat è nero, in un periodo in cui agli afroamericani non viene perdonato nulla. Privato della casa, dell'amore e di tutto ciò che aveva conquistato, a Nat Love non resta che mettersi sulle tracce dei suoi persecutori, pronto all'ultimo, mortale duello.
Abstract: Logan Huett thought he knew the West. Once a scout with the Army, he was familiar with both the hardships and rewards of pioneer life. But not even Logan could foresee the challenges that lay ahead for him and his young wife Lucinda--raising a brood of headstrong children, struggling to achieve financial security in the wilderness, concealing a long-buried family secret, and, finally, surviving the tragedy dealt them by a devastating war. Zane Grey was one of the first millionaire authors. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West and his books and stories have been adapted into over 100 movies. His total book sales exceed 40 million.
Abstract: Ben Ide is a failure in the horse trade because he loves horses more than money. A few bad deals have turned the world against him. His greatest adversary is his father, who thinks Ben good for nothing. Determined to show what he is made of and what he can do, Ben pursues a herd of wild horses. The herd leads him directly into danger: cattle thieves with connections in high places. Distrusted by the woman he loves, menaced by killers, and hounded by slander, Ben finds his day of reckoning at the edge of Forlorn River. What he does next will make him an outcast or a hero. Zane Grey was one of the first millionaire authors. Zane Grey, author of over 90 novels. Writing from personal knowledge of the western United States, his western novels feature fishing and hunting, along with horse and cattle rustling, water wars and land speculation. His novels and story lines became the source of 112 movies, several feature comic books, serial magazine articles, and the TV series "Zane Grey Theater". In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. His total book sales exceed 40 million.
Abstract: Robbers' Roost by Zane Grey. Set in the American Southwest (near the Dirty Devil River in SE Utah). Loner cowboy with a vague and shady past meets beautiful woman new to the west and vulnerable. Cowboy saves the day, falls in love, overcomes tremendous odds brought by nature and evil men, kills a few bad guys and demonstrates outstanding shooting skills, and still has to be convinced by fair maiden that he is the worthy recipient of her undying love. Zane Grey was one of the first millionaire authors. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. His total book sales exceed 40 million.
Abstract: Twin Sombreros by Zane Grey. Brazos Keene is arrested for murder. He is proven innocent of the murder of Allen Neece. Allen has two twin sisters. Brazos vows to track down the real killers and save the sister's ranch... Zane Grey was one of the first millionaire authors. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. His total book sales exceed 40 million.
Abstract: Lost Pueblo by Zane Grey. LOST PUEBLO is a tale of romance in the Old West. The heroine is Jane Endicott -- a spirited young woman who travels to Arizona with her father. She falls in love with this rough and rugged frontier -- not to mention the eligible young cowboys. Her father, rushing in where angels fear to tread, tries to match her with the son of an old friend. Complications arise. Zane Grey was one of the first millionaire authors. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. His total book sales exceed 40 million.
Abstract: Code of the West by Zane Grey. Code B-I.The code of chivalry, a standard of honor between men and of loyalty and decency between a girl and a man. When Georgiana Stockwell came to the Tonto Basin from the East she had heard neither of chivalry nor of loyalty, she cared only to have the attention of as many men as possible and to have her own way with them. Zane Grey was one of the first millionaire authors. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. His total book sales exceed 40 million.
Abstract: SO it was in him, then—an inherited fighting instinct, a driving intensity to kill. He was the last of the Duanes, that old fighting stock of Texas. But not the memory of his dead father, nor the pleading of his soft-voiced mother, nor the warning of this uncle who stood before him now, had brought to Buck Duane so much realization of the dark passionate strain in his blood. It was the recurrence, a hundred-fold increased in power, of a strange emotion that for the last three years had arisen in him.
Abstract: What subtle strange message had come to her out of the West? Carley Burch laid the letter in her lap and gazed dreamily through the window.It was a day typical of early April in New York, rather cold and gray, with steely sunlight. Spring breathed in the air, but the women passing along Fifty-seventh Street wore furs and wraps. She heard the distant clatter of an L train and then the hum of a motor car. A hurdy-gurdy jarred into the interval of quiet."Glenn has been gone over a year," she mused, "three months over a year-- and of all his strange letters this seems the strangest yet."
Passerino Editore, 06/09/2016
Abstract: A group of tough young Brits make their way to the west of North America, where there are numerous hazards, in the form of grizzly bears, wolves, and a few tribes of Indians who definitely did not want them there. William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels.
Abstract: The Great West, prior to the century's turn, abounded in legend. Stories were told of fabled gunmen whose bullets always magically found their mark, of mighty stallions whose tireless gallop rivaled the speed of the wind, of glorious women whose beauty stunned mind and heart. But nowhere in the vast spread of the mountain-desert country was there a greater legend told than the story of Red Pierre and the phantom gunfighter, McGurk.These two men of the wilderness, so unalike, of widely-differing backgrounds, had in common a single trait: each was unbeatable. Fate brought them clashing together, thunder to thunder, lightning to lightning. They were destined to meet at the crossroads of a long, long trail—a trail which began in the northern wastes of Canada and led, finally, to a deadly confrontation in the mountains of the Far West.
Abstract: Even to a high-flying bird this was a country to be passed over quickly. It was burned and brown, littered with fragments of rock, whether vast or small, as if the refuse were tossed here after the making of the world. A passing shower drenched the bald knobs of a range of granite hills and the slant morning sun set the wet rocks aflame with light. In a short time the hills lost their halo and resumed their brown. The moisture evaporated. The sun rose higher and looked sternly across the desert as if he searched for any remaining life which still struggled for existence under his burning course. And he found life. Hardy cattle moved singly or in small groups and browsed on the withered bunch grass. Summer scorched them, winter humped their backs with cold and arched up their bellies with famine, but they were a breed schooled through generations for this fight against nature. In this junk-shop of the world, rattlesnakes were rulers of the soil. Overhead the buzzards, ominous black specks pendant against the white-hot sky, ruled the air. It seemed impossible that human beings could live in this rock- wilderness. If so, they must be to other men what the lean, hardy cattle of the hills are to the corn-fed stabled beeves of the States.
Abstract: At the age of six Randall Byrne could name and bound every state in the Union and give the date of its admission; at nine he was conversant with Homeric Greek and Caesar; at twelve he read Aristophanes with perfect understanding of the allusions of the day and divided his leisure between Ovid and Horace; at fifteen, wearied by the simplicity of Old English and Thirteenth Century Italian, he dipped into the history of Philosophy and passed from that, naturally, into calculus and the higher mathematics; at eighteen he took an A.B. from Harvard and while idling away a pleasant summer with Hebrew and Sanskrit, he delved lightly into biology and its kindred sciences, having reached the conclusion that Truth is greater than Goodness or Beauty, because it comprises both, and the whole is greater than any of its parts; at twenty-one he pocketed his Ph.D. and was touched with the fever of his first practical enthusiasm—surgery.
Abstract: A man under thirty needs neighbors and to stop up the current of his life with a long silence is like obstructing a river—eventually the water either sweeps away the dam or rises over it, and the stronger the dam the more destructive is that final rush to freedom. Vic Gregg was on the danger side of thirty and he lived alone in the mountains all that winter. He wanted to marry Betty Neal, but marriage means money, therefore Vic contracted fifteen hundred dollars' worth of mining for the Duncans, and instead of taking a partner he went after that stake single handed. He is a very rare man who can turn out that amount of labor in a single season, but Gregg furnished that exception which establishes the rule: he did the assessment work on fourteen claims and almost finished the fifteenth, yet he paid the price. Week after week his set of drills was wife and child to him, and for conversation he had only the clangor of the four-pound single-jack on the drill heads, with the crashing of the "shots" now and then as periods to the chatter of iron on iron. He kept at it, and in the end he almost finished the allotted work, but for all of it he paid in full.