The Searchers [NOOK Book]

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"A ripsnorting Western, as brashly entertaining as they come. Slambang!" --The New York Times on John Ford's The Searchers

John Ford's The Searchers defined the spirit of America, influenced a generation of film makers, and was named the Greatest Western Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute in 2008. Now, the novel that gave birth to the film returns to print--a timeless work of vivid, raw western fiction and a no-holds-barred ...

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Overview

"A ripsnorting Western, as brashly entertaining as they come. Slambang!" --The New York Times on John Ford's The Searchers

John Ford's The Searchers defined the spirit of America, influenced a generation of film makers, and was named the Greatest Western Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute in 2008. Now, the novel that gave birth to the film returns to print--a timeless work of vivid, raw western fiction and a no-holds-barred portrait of the real American frontier.

From the moment they left their homestead unguarded on that scorching Texas day, Martin Pauley and Amos Edwards became searchers. First they had to return to the decimated ranch, bury the bodies of their family, and confront the evil cunning of the Comanche who had slaughtered them. Then they set out in pursuit of missing Debbie Edwards. In the years that follow, Amos and Martin survive storms of nature and of men, seeking more than a missing girl, and more than revenge. Both are driven by secrets, guilt, love, and rage. Defying the dangers all around them, two men become a frontier legend, searching for the one moment, and the one last battle, that will finally set them free. . .

"As brashly entertaining as they come." --New York Times

"Epic. . .a drama of stubborn courage to which the prose lends a matching stature." --Kirkus Reviews

Alan Le May was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in 1916. In 1918 he registered for the World War I draft in Aurora, and then enlisted and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While attending the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 1922 with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree, he joined the Illinois National Guard. He was promoted to First Lieutenant Field Artillery for the Illinois National Guard in 1923. He published his first novel, Painted Ponies, in 1927 (about the Cheyenne and the U. S. Cavalry horse soldiers).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786031436
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 44,633
  • File size: 906 KB

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    Spectacular book, riveting, a historical smash

    I loved this book. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down. Very rich descriptions of what it was like to live out west during the Indian wars, post-Civil War. A poignant look at survival in that harsh environment. You can really tell why Hollywood snapped it up. A+

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    If you enjoy the movie, you'll enjoy the book!

    I love the movie and the book is great because there is much more to it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    The Seachers is one of my favorite movies. The book is excellen

    The Seachers is one of my favorite movies. The book is excellent. There are a few differences in the book from the movie, but who is to argue with John Ford. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves westerns

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    I ain't never read the book, "The Searchers", by Alan

    I ain't never read the book, "The Searchers", by Alan Le May till now and if'n I seen the John Ford/John Wayne movie, "The Searchers" once I seem it a hunnerd times. They are both captivating, full off action and suspense, and wonderin' if'n they was ever gonna find Debbie alive.
    For the book to be only 272 pages it was chock full of more story than a book of 600 or 800 pages. More was told with less. No need of fancy descriptive prose tellin' how purty a blade of grass looks when the sun hits it just so. It had a sense of the passing of time. Plus, in the telling of the blizzard they got stuck in made it feel like I was there.  Without wanting to give anything away, GREAT book.
    While reading the book I got to wondering if someone would attempt to make a remake of "The Searchers" like the Coen Brothers recently did with "True Grit". Reason being that while the movie pretty accurately follows the book story wise, there are differences, as usual. Some of the differences may even add to the movie. I sure wouldn't take anything away. More so of what they left out. There are things in the book that couldn't be put in a movie made in the late fifties. Like several "GD's". Also the part where Marty got so relaxed his toenails must have been limp. I ain't sayin' there needs to be a remake and if there isn't, no skin off my backside. Just wondering.
    Just recently bought the book, "The searchers: the Making of an American Legend" by Glenn Frankel, which I aim to read soon as I watch the movie again, tonight.

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