The Bold Frontier [NOOK Book]

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The brilliant collection of short stories about the American West by author John Jakes, hailed by Patricia Cornwell as “the best historical novelist of our time”


The Bold Frontier
collects bestselling author John Jakes’s timeless stories about the untamed American West. Jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of life on the frontier with tales of lawmen in the Sierra Nevada, railroad workers in ...
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Overview


The brilliant collection of short stories about the American West by author John Jakes, hailed by Patricia Cornwell as “the best historical novelist of our time”


The Bold Frontier
collects bestselling author John Jakes’s timeless stories about the untamed American West. Jakes thrillingly portrays the harsh realities of life on the frontier with tales of lawmen in the Sierra Nevada, railroad workers in Kansas, and gamblers on the steamboat River Queen. For those who already love Jakes’s epic fiction and for readers experiencing his work for the first time, The Bold Frontier is a true American classic.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
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"The best historical novelist of our time." — Patricia Cornwell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453256039
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 112,273
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


John Jakes (b. 1932), the author of more than a dozen novels, is regarded as one of today’s most distinguished writers of historical fiction. His work includes the highly acclaimed Kent Family Chronicles series and the North and South Trilogy. Jakes’s commitment to historical accuracy and evocative storytelling earned him the title of “the godfather of historical novelists” from the Los Angeles Times and led to a streak of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Jakes has received several awards for his work and is a member of the Authors Guild and the PEN American Center. He and his wife, Rachel, live on the west coast of Florida.   
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Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction xxi
The Western; and How We Got It 1
Shootout at White Pass 15
The Woman at Apache Wells 39
Hell on the High Iron 50
A Duel of Magicians 96
Death Rides Here! 116
The Winning of Poker Alice 148
To the Last Bullet 158
Little Phil and the Daughter of Joy 193
The Tinhorn Fills His Hand 210
The Naked Gun 246
Dutchman 260
Carolina Warpath 281
Snakehead 318
Manitow and Ironhand 335
Mercy at Gettysburg 365
Credits 371
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