Winning of Barbara Worth

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In the middle of the eastern plains of Colorado, a group of five weary travelers finds a little girl who calls herself "Barba" near her dead mother. The fates of Barbara and the plains are inexorably linked, and, in the years that follow, they profoundly alter the destinies of all of the men in their lives.
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Overview

In the middle of the eastern plains of Colorado, a group of five weary travelers finds a little girl who calls herself "Barba" near her dead mother. The fates of Barbara and the plains are inexorably linked, and, in the years that follow, they profoundly alter the destinies of all of the men in their lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781287472438
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold Bell Wright (1872-1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction. Between 1902 and 1942 Wright wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and many magazine articles. More than twenty one movies were made or claimed to be made from Wright's stories, including Gary Cooper's first major movie, The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and the John Wayne film, The Shepherd of the Hills (1941).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2001

    Well worth the wait

    Although this story took awile to get going, it was a rewarding and informative tale about the reclaimation of the 'Hollow of God's hand' desert, and the life of the child who was found there. I highly recomend this book to anyone who wishes for good wholesome reading.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Hola

    Hola senoirs en senoiritas. Coma estas en brian.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

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    This book was more about reclaiming the desert than it was about the orphaned girl. It was interesting to learn about the trials and tribulations of building homes, utilities and businesses in the west and about the dishonest businessmen who would take everything from the settlers with no regret. Overall it was an interesting book, but I had thought from the overview that it would be more about the life of the girl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    highly recommend

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    December 2012

    Could not get past the first two pages of a book that has been very poorly edited if at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2009

    A Story of the Reclaimation Project in California's Imperial Valley

    Contrary to the description this story does NOT take place in Colorado. It takes place in SW Arizona (Rubio City in the book is Yuma, Arizona) and the Imperial Valley of California and is about the first great reclaimation project in the Imperial Valley. The flood at the end of the book actually happened and created California's Salton Sea.

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