Fans of frontier arcana will revel” in this biography of the Arkansas cowboy, outlaw, and immortal Wild West frontiersman Publishers Weekly. His descriptions of the Fort Smith area, Indian Territory and southeastern Oklahoma are outstanding. The oklahoman “in this book, Cogburn has blended family lore and good research to produce an entertaining portrait.
Rooster: The Life and Times of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit #ad - The dallas Morning News. And though he never packed a badge, Rooster meted out his own justice—taking on a posse of US deputy marshals in a blazing showdown. Celebrated in charles portis’s classic novel and three hit films, the real “Rooster” Cogburn was as bold, brash, and bigger-than-life as the American West itself.
Now, in this page-turning account, Cogburn’s great-great-grandson reveals the truth behind the fiction—and the man behind the myth . . . Six foot three, dark eyed, and a dead shot with a rifle, Franklin “Rooster” Cogburn was as hard as the rocky mountain ground his family settled.
Widowmaker Jones A Widowmaker Jones Western Book 1Pinnacle Books #ad - And vengeance will be Newt's. Then he makes his first mistake, trusting a cheerful stranger. The more newt pursues the cunning and deadly Cortina, the angrier he gets, until somewhere on the border the whole crazy journey explodes into an all-out battle of bullets and blood. Newt chases cortina into mexico, where the man is legendary for the horses he's stolen, the women he's bedded, and the men he's killed.
Widowmaker Jones A Widowmaker Jones Western Book 1 #ad - By dawn the stranger--javier cortina, the son of the famous Texas border bandit, Juan "Red" Cortina--is gone. As for newt, addled judge named roy bean to a brother and sister pair of circus gypsies, he has a unique talent for choosing the wrong partners, from an angry, Fonzo Grey and Buckshot Annie. Praise for spur award winner Brett Cogburn:"Fans of frontier arcana will revel in Cogburn's readable prose and lively characters.
Publishers Weekly on Rooster"Cogburn amazes and astounds. Booklist. So are newt's horse and even his fearsome Colt. 44. Marshal rooster cogburn comes an authentic new "True Grit" Western classic. With a bag full of gold dust, Newt "Widowmaker" Jones is set for life. It's enough to make a man want vengeance.
The TexansBerkley #ad - The Texans #ad - The girl he loves, red wing wilson, was once a Comanche herself—stolen as a child and raised among Texans. A texan always keeps his promise. At seventeen years old, Odell Spurling is taller than most men, and all too ready to be treated like one. But when the president of texas attempts to make peace with the Comanche, and arranges to return Red Wing in a gesture of goodwill, Odell finds himself on a mission greater than mere revenge.
But nothing could prepare him for the Comanche raid that left him without a home or family. To get her back, a sword-brandishing Prussian, he’ll have to contend with an unforgiving land, and a Comanche warrior who has sworn to take his scalp. With a promise to return to her, he sets off for revenge.
True Grit: A NovelThe Overlook Press #ad - This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience. True grit is eccentric, straight, cool, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. It tells the story of mattie ross, his horse, and robs him of his life, Arkansas, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, and $150 in cash money.
Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory. True grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U. S. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through.
True Grit: A Novel #ad - . Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood.
PanhandlePinnacle Books #ad - Brett cogburn lives in Oklahoma with his family. Growing up around ranches, and backwoods hunting camps filled Brett's head with stories, livestock auctions, and he never forgot a one. For in a land where your fortunes can change at the cock of a hammer, a man has to stay on his guard if he's going to protect what's rightly his--and live to enjoy it.
. Brett cogburn was reared in Texas and the mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma. The texas panhandle of the late 1880s is the last great open range of American legend. Panhandle, iconic hero of the old west, 2013 western writers of america Spur Award winner, Best First NovelBeyond True GritFrom the great grandson of the real Rooster Cogburn, comes a novel that adds an exciting new chapter to the legend of the Texas frontier.
Together they aim to rid this violent territory full of rustlers, horse thieves, and the rest of the devils who slaughter innocents with no remorse. But when these friends fall for the same green-eyed beauty, their brotherhood will be put to the test. Cowboys are just as wild as they ever were, and I've been damn lucky to have known more than a few.
Panhandle #ad - The west is still teaching him how to write. He was fortunate enough for many years to make his living from the back of a horse, where on cold mornings cowboys still straddled frisky broncs and dragged calves to the branding fire on the end of a rope from their saddlehorns. Into that wild unknown country ride two young cowboys.
Buzzard Bait A Widowmaker Jones Western Book 2Pinnacle Books #ad - Sure, outgunned, newt’s outnumbered, and probably out of his mind. There’s just one problem: Ain’t nothing easy about living in Apache country. When newt gets word that a renegade tribe has kidnapped Matilda Redding’s grandson, he can’t just sit by and let the local authorities bungle it. Two-time spur award winner brett cogburn brings back the true grit and glory of the Old West—with a hero as glorious as the author’s real-life ancestor Rooster Cogburn.
But they don’t call him Widowmaker Jones for nothing. So he saddles up his horse, straps on his dead man’s gun, and sets off to save this boy before he’s buzzard chow. Or get stuck with a moniker like “Widowmaker. Even so, newt is ready to put his gunslinging days behind him, hang up his Winchester, and take it easy.
Buzzard Bait A Widowmaker Jones Western Book 2 #ad - . They call him the “widowmaker” newt jones is none too proud of his deadly nickname. Matilda once did him a good turn up on the Pecos and—flat broke and half drunk or not—he’s got to help the old gal out. But when you tangle with the likes of Judge Roy Bean and the notorious Mexican outlaw Juan Cortina, a man’s bound to earn a reputation.
Forty LoadsBerkley #ad - Outnumbered, outgunned, and hell-bent on beating the odds. When the beautiful mcgaffney twins hire Faro Wells to escort them to New Mexico to claim their inheritance, Faro thinks his luck has finally turned. And the twins may be the worst trouble of all…. Not to mention the south’s most famous villain, the Black Knight, is hard on Faro’s trail.
Forty Loads #ad - But a world of trouble stands between him and the supposed fortune: a raging war, hostile Indians, and every raider on the wild frontier.
Destiny, TexasPinnacle Books #ad - Where wagon trails are forged in blood, cattle drives are defended by bullets, and oil fields are ripe for the taking. A defiant legacy of Lone Star pride. Marshal rooster cogburn comes an exciting new legend of the old west—the epic story of a hero, three strong sons, Argyle Dollarhyde had everything a man could ever want: a beautiful wife, and a sprawling frontier just waiting to be tamed…Before the Civil War, a family, and a prosperous stake in the booming cotton industry.
Refusing to fall prey to carpetbaggers, Dollarhyde gathers up his family and sets out for the one place a man can still live free: Texas. A grueling test of Lone Star grit. A life-or-death struggle for Lone Star freedom…and, finally, justice for all. Praise for spur award winner brett Cogburn:“Fans of frontier arcana will revel in Cogburn’s readable prose and lively characters.
Destiny, Texas #ad - Publishers weekly on Rooster“Cogburn amazes and astounds. Booklist. But now, union troops have left the South in ruins—and Dollarhyde’s life is in shambles. Here, with only a tiny dugout cabin and small herd of longhorns, Dollarhyde and his sons will carve out their future on the American frontier. This is their story.
Where the natives are as dangerous as the land itself.
Jesse James: The Life, Times, and Treacherous Death of the Most Infamous Outlaw of All TimeSkyhorse Publishing #ad - Jesse james is an essential piece of Western literature—both an important historical document of the era, and one hell of a wild story. Authorized by james’s wife as well as his mother, it’s the first and only account that puts you in the front row of the life and crimes of this legendary outlaw. The first definitive biography of the notorious Wild West desperado; an illustrated, authentic reproduction of the rare 1882 edition.
Jesse James: The Life, Times, and Treacherous Death of the Most Infamous Outlaw of All Time #ad - A guerilla during the civil war, frank, he partnered with his brother, on a criminal career that lasted more than a decade, stagecoach hijackings, corralling numerous gangs into bank hold-ups, and train raids. Detailing every one of the robberies and acts of violence James and his gang perpetrated, this unique biography, written just seven weeks after his assassination, was a sensation upon its initial publication.
There are few outlaws who were as iconic in the ruthless American West as Jesse James.
Gunpowder Express A Widowmaker Jones Western Book 3Pinnacle Books #ad - Time to meet the widowmaker vulture city is home to a prosperous gold mine and every bad man in the Arizona Territory knows it. But he’s never traded lead with the man known as Widowmaker. Praise for spur award winner brett Cogburn “Fans of frontier arcana will revel in Cogburn’s readable prose and lively characters.
Publishers weekly on Rooster “Cogburn amazes and astounds. Booklist. But waiting on the gunpowder Express is Irish Jack O’Harrigan and his band of outlaws. Foolhardy and desperate for money, newt joins three other guards—and a passenger, Jenny Silks, a stubborn firebrand with her own stake in seeing the delivery through.
Gunpowder Express A Widowmaker Jones Western Book 3 #ad - There’s not a soul alive he wouldn’t think twice about putting six feet under. Nearly every stagecoach attempting to deliver the gold to the railroad at Maricopa has been ambushed on the trail—a trail known as the Gunpowder Express for the bullet-riddled bodies along the way. With gold piling up and a lack of volunteers to transport it, the mine owner hires Newt “Widowmaker” Jones to ride shotgun on the next stage.
Stand to HorseOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - In pre–civil war santa fe, starvation, a young soldier faces Apache raiders, and more in “some of the best Western-writing to show up in a long time” Chicago Tribune. In andre norton’s action-filled story Stand to Horse, the tensions of men against men are balanced by the tensions of men against nature, often a cruel and unequal struggle.
Stand to Horse #ad - Throughout it all, the reader senses the nation’s growing unrest as events lead up to the Civil War. Many of the incidents and much of the colorful dialogue are based on actual journals and diaries kept by men who lived through these perilous times. Stand to horse is fiction of high order that re-creates a dangerous and exciting period in our country’s history.