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Tuska, Jon

Overview
Works: 116 works in 481 publications in 1 language and 26,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western stories  Biography  Bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Short stories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3523.A446, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Tuska
Encyclopedia of frontier and western fiction( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big medicine : a western quartet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Amour presents four stories of the Old West
The lawless west : a western trio by Louis L'Amour( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Stacey comes out West to teach school in "From Missouri" by Zane Grey. Three cowhands working for the Spring Ranch tried to discourage her, but letters from a mysterious Frank Owens convinced her to come. When she arrives, the hands are amazed to see that she isn't the matronly schoolmarm they expected, and half the men in town are falling all over themselves over her. In Max Brand's "Over the Northern Border," Jack Trainor learns that a posse is on its way to arrest his brother-in-law for a stage robbery and decides to make himself a decoy for his sister's sake. His plan is to lead the law on a chase until he crosses into Mexico. When that plan fails, he heads north. The posse won't get him, but the Canadian wilderness might. In "Riders of the Dawn" by Louis L'Amour, we meet Matt Sabre. He's a drifter, a veteran of foreign wars, and he's seeking his fortune out West. Though he's not particularly interested in staying in Haddan's Point, when he's ordered to choose sides or get out of town his stubborn streak emerges. One look at Olga Maclaren is the deciding factor. This is the woman he'll marry - if he lives long enough
The black rider and other stories by Max Brand( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trio of novels and a short story. The title piece is a tale of revenge set in Spanish California, while The Dreams of Macdonald is on a man's obsession with a horse. Both were written in the 1920s
The American West in film : critical approaches to the Western by Jon Tuska( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost wagon, and other great western adventures by Max Brand( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four novellas by a writer from the first part of this century. In Rodeo Ranch, a rich man hires a gunman as his bodyguard and receives an unpleasant surprise, while in Slip Liddell, a gambler nobly suffers humiliation so as to clear a friend's name
Billy the Kid, a bio-bibliography by Jon Tuska( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Billy the Kid was shot by Pat Garrett on a summer night in New Mexico in 1881, historians and storytellers have been spinning his legend, not always agreeing on whether he was the most romantic of western desperadoes or a rat-faced wimp. Now Jon Tuska tells all that can truly be known about the Kid's turbulent life and early death. He points out seventy-five errors of fact or omission in Garrett's influential 1882 biography and goes on to spell out the fantasies about Billy the Kid perpetuated by scores of historians (Charles Siringo, Walter Noble Burns), novelists (Emerson Hough, Zane Grey), and filmmakers (King Vidor, Howard Hughes). His stylish book, scrupulously researched, is the last word on an outlaw who still rides toward reckoning in public image -- Back cover
Dark cinema : American film noir in cultural perspective by Jon Tuska( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glory riders : a western sextet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Gary is heading to work for Mart Ray, the foreman for the Double A Ranch, when he comes upon an outfit moving cattle marked with the Double A brand in "Man Riding West." Jim Sandifer knows he'll lose his job at the B Bar Ranch as well as the girl he's sweet on when he prevents a raid by some B Bar men on the Katrischen spread in "The Turkeyfeather Riders." In "Four Card Draw," Allen Ring wins a small ranch -- until the town marshal shows up and tells Allen he can't live there because a murder that had taken place there is still unsolved. In "Home in the Valley," Steve Mehan has driven a herd from Nevada to California in the dead of winter and has the money safely on deposit with Dake & Company. But upon his arrival in Sacramento, he learns that the bank has failed. These and two other stories in Glory Riders demonstrate why Louis L'Amour is one of the world's bestselling authors, whose books have been translated into 20 languages. Forty-five of his novels have been made into films
Coffin ranch : a western trio by Walt Coburn( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western trio. Contents: He rides alone--The badlands buckaroo--Coffin Ranch
The untamed west : three classic westerns by Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Max Brand by Louis L'Amour( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three by three of the classic western authors are compiled in this volume
The Morrow anthology of great Western short stories( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Western fiction comprising 28 stories, many by forgotten writers. They range from Vingie E. Roe's Shadows of Granite Ridge, on the revenge of a mistreated dog, to Conrad Lichter's Valhalla, a tale of courage. Quite a few writers are women
The man from Battle Flat : a western trio by Louis L'Amour( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Mistakes Can Kill You," we meet Johnny O'Day, who has had to make his way in a man's world since he was a boy. Half dead from pneumonia, Joe Redlin and his wife took him in. Their natural son, Sam, harbored plenty of resentment toward the kid. But now, Sam's in big trouble, and Johnny may be the only person who can come between him and a pair of gunmen. Twenty-seven, broke, and armed, Ross Haney is "The Rider of Ruby Hills." Ross thinks he might be able to settle down and make a good life for himself here. But the owners of the two biggest spreads are participants in a feud that promises to destroy Ruby Hills. Ross may have been alone when he arrived in town, but now he has allies and plans. . . Krag Moran rides for rancher Carol Duchin in the title story. With the threat of a range war between ranchers and nesters, the town is divided. Trouble comes to a head when Bush Leason shoots Shorty Grimes in the back. Now, Krag is sitting in front of the Palace Saloon, and Bush knows exactly why he's there
The first Five Star western corral : western stories by Jon Tuska( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fourteen stories by favorite authors that celebrate the coming of age of the American West and the dramatic struggles of its unique people
The filming of the West by Jon Tuska( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trailing West : a western quartet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In book form for the first time, four of Louis L'Amour's finest Western stories. The texts have been restored to the manner in which they first appeared in their magazine publications
The strong land : a western sextet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis L'Amour was the most decorated author in the history of American literature. He was the first author to be awarded a Special National Gold Medal by the U.S. Congress for lifetime literary achievement, and in 1984, President Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation. Now collected for the first time in a single book are several of Louis L'Amour's finest Western stories the way L'Amour wrote them. At the time Mr. L'Amour was writing, it was common practice for editors to rewrite the manuscript to fit certain publishing criteria. The text of The Strong Land has been restored, and the stories within it appear as L'Amour intended for them to be read. Whether you're new to the thrilling frontier fiction of Louis L'Amour or one of his legions of fans, these six short stories will assure you that you are in the hands of a master storyteller
Riding for the brand : a western trio by Louis L'Amour( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Lion Hunter and Lady," Cat Morgan is plying his trade, trying to bag a mountain lion alive in order to sell it to a circus or zoo. As he and Long John William try to lure the cat from a tree, they're interrupted by a lynch posse led by Karl Dorfman, who accuses Cat and Long John of running off his horse herd - and Dorfman intends to hang them right where they stand! "The Trail to Peach Meadow Cañon" tells of Mike Bastian, who has been raised by an outlaw chief, Ben Curry, and trained in frontier skills by Curry's most trusted associates. Ben has decided it's time to retire, but is frustrated by the lack of criminal ambition shown by his own son. Jed Ashbury was stripped and forced to run the gauntlet by the Indians in "Riding for the Brand." He ran it so well that he escaped with only some minor wounds. Able to outfit himself from the contents of a covered wagon that had been attacked and left behind, Jed also learns what the mission of those killed in the attack was, and determines to push forward with it, regardless of the consequences
Law of the desert : western stories by Louis L'Amour( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Black Rock Coffin Makers," Jim Gatlin finds himself in the small cattle town of Tucker, where an attempt is made on his life. Now all he can do is fight to stay alive. "Grub Line Rider" tells the story of drifter Kim Sartain who happens upon a beautiful piece of grassland, and sets off a chain reaction when he decides to homestead on that range. Matt Sabre is a young gunfighter in "Ride, You Tonto Raiders." Forced to shoot a man, he's shocked when, on his deathbed, the man gives him $5,000 and begs him to take the money to his wife. Guilt, regret and a fierce will to do the right thing lead him to make that ride
Billy the Kid, his life and legend by Jon Tuska( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dark cinema : American film noir in cultural perspective
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The lawless west : a western trioThe black rider and other storiesThe American West in film : critical approaches to the WesternThe ghost wagon, and other great western adventuresDark cinema : American film noir in cultural perspectiveGlory riders : a western sextetCoffin ranch : a western trioThe untamed west : three classic westerns by Louis L'Amour, Zane Grey and Max Brand