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Tuska, Jon

Overview
Works: 131 works in 594 publications in 1 language and 25,643 library holdings
Genres: Western fiction  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Bibliography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Jon Tuska
Billy the Kid, his life and legend by Jon Tuska( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 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
Encyclopedia of frontier and western fiction( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American West in film : critical approaches to the Western by Jon Tuska( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical survey of the Western film, providing a means of viewing intelligently
The ghost wagon, and other great western adventures by Max Brand( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 685 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
The black rider and other stories by Max Brand( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 677 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
Glory riders : a western sextet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 660 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
Dark cinema : American film noir in cultural perspective by Jon Tuska( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man from Battle Flat : a western trio by Louis L'Amour( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 645 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
Stories of the Golden West. a western trio by Walt Coburn( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the short novels that inspired Buck Jones films: "Rocky Rhodes of Roaring Camp" by W.C. Tuttle; "Riders of the Crimson Trail" by Jack Natteford; "Outlaw Guns" by Cliff Farrell
Coffin ranch : a western trio by Walt Coburn( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A western trio. Contents: He rides alone--The badlands buckaroo--Coffin Ranch
The Morrow anthology of great Western short stories( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 594 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 strong land : a western sextet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 533 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
The filming of the West by Jon Tuska( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Five Star western corral : western stories by Jon Tuska( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 512 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
Trailing West : a western quartet by Louis L'Amour( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 511 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
Riding for the brand : a western trio by Louis L'Amour( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Trail to Peach Meadow Canon" 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
The detective in Hollywood by Jon Tuska( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frontier experience : a reader's guide to the life and literature of the American West( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dark cinema : American film noir in cultural perspective
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Big medicine : a western quartetThe lawless west : a western trioThe American West in film : critical approaches to the WesternThe ghost wagon, and other great western adventuresThe black rider and other storiesGlory riders : a western sextetDark cinema : American film noir in cultural perspectiveThe man from Battle Flat : a western trio
Alternative Names
Jon Tuska born:1942-04-30 ied:2016-02-28 Tuska, Jon, 1942-

Languages
English (192)