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Turner, Frederick W. 1937-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 314 publications in 2 languages and 13,551 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Literature  Biographies  Musical fiction  Romance fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QH31.M9, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick W Turner
The portable North American Indian reader by Frederick W Turner( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of myths and tales, poetry and oratory from the North American Indians
Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer by Frederick W Turner( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though branded as pornography for its graphic language and explicit sexuality, Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer is far more than a work that tested American censorship laws. In this riveting book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tropic of Cancer's initial U.S. release, Frederick Turner investigates Miller's unconventional novel, its tumultuous publishing history, and its unique place in American letters. Written in the slums of a foreign city by a man who was an utter literary failure in his homeland, Tropic of Cancer was published in 1934 by a pornographer in Paris, but soon banned in the United States. Not until 1961, when Grove Press triumphed over the censors, did Miller's book appear in American bookstores. Turner argues that Tropic of Cancer is "lawless, violent, colorful, misogynistic, anarchical, bigoted, and shaped by the same forces that shaped the nation." Further, the novel draws on more than two centuries of New World history, folklore, and popular culture in ways never attempted before. How Henry Miller, outcast and renegade, came to understand what literary dynamite he had within him, how he learned to sound his "war whoop" over the roofs of the world, is the subject of Turner's revelatory study."--
Beyond geography : the western spirit against the wilderness by Frederick W Turner( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering America : John Muir in his time and ours by Frederick W Turner( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo: his own story by Geronimo( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1905 the legendary Apache 'renegade' warrior offered (for payment) to tell S.M. Barrett the 'whole story of his life'. Obtaining permission from the military officers, who had held Geronimo prisoner for twenty years, was no easy task. To his captors, Geronimo was the enemy who had inflicted brutal death and terror on two nations - he did not deserve the attention of the public. Only by order of President Theodore Roosevelt was permission granted."--Publisher's description
Spirit of place : the making of an American literary landscape by Frederick W Turner( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1929 by Frederick W Turner( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelization of jazz artist Bix Beiderbecke's early jams at a Capone-controlled casino, grueling cross-country tours, disastrous cinematic efforts, experiences during the stock market crash, and his final musical efforts
Redemption by Frederick W Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a member of New Orleans regular police force, Francis Muldoon now works for the District's vice-lord. His job is to see that the District's volatile mix of sex, alcohol, and gambling doesn't boil over but instead rolls along at a continuous simmer. He patrols his patron's honkytonks, saloons and whorehouses, both the high priced bordellos and the coffinlike cribs where the girls work with only a cot and a washbasin. But, when drawn into a contentious rivalry over the affections of Adele, a beautiful singer, a fatal shoot-out is the inevitable conclusion sending the District into a scalding eruption and leaving him to restore the integrity of his soul
Geronimo : his own story by Geronimo( Book )

31 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo's (1829-1909) historie fortæller om en konstant kamp for de forskellige Apache stammer for at beholde deres frihed og uafhængighed mod både den mexicanske hær og den hvide mand
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico : a sense of place by Barbara Buhler Lynes( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an axhibition held at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, June 11-Sept. 12, 2004, the Columbus Museum of Art, Oct. 1-Jan. 16, 2005, and the Delaware Art Museum, Feb. 17- May 15, 2005./ Includes bibliofgraphical references (p. 134-135) and index
Remembering song : encounters with the New Orleans jazz tradition by Frederick W Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers turn-of-the-century New Orleans and the formative years for jazz, from Buddy Bolden's aboriginal rise and fall to Jim Robinson's funeral. The author writes of figures like Freddie Keppard and Bunk Johnson. This expanded edition includes 16 pages of rare photographs and a new chapter on Allan Jaffe and Preservation Hall
A border of blue : along the Gulf of Mexico from the Keys to the Yucatan by Frederick W Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Frederick Turner explores the three-and-a-half thousand miles of coastline that border the Gulf of Mexico in an immense curve, he examines the history, folklore, ecology, and lifeways of this underside of the North American continent. Beginning in the spring in Key West, Turner moves through the states and the seasons, sampling life in villages like Cedar Key, Florida, towns like Houma, Louisiana, and cities like New Orleans and Brownsville/Matamoros. As he travels
Of chiles, cacti, and fighting cocks : notes on the American West by Frederick W Turner( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Wild West has long exerted a powerful influence in our national imagination. In this collection of colorful essays, Frederick Turner--historian, biographer, and naturalist--looks at the ways in which the legend and reality coexist, not always peaceably, in the modern American West. Here are the wild horses competing with cattle for forage on the semi-arid range, fervently protected from extinction by people like "Wild Horse Annie," a Nevada woman who fought for twenty years to "save a memory." Another Western icon, the saguaro cactus, stands as sentinel and symbol against a backdrop of ever encroaching land development. Other essays describe the strange, hostile world of cockfighting (legal in four states), selling the Old West in art and literature, the cultural importance of traditional Western foods, and the sturdy Basque community in the Southwest. The final essay, "Visions of the Pacific," examines the idea of the frontier and the often inglorious history of exploration. In certain ways, the reality of the contemporary West seems utterly divorced from its myth : the problems of urbanization and acculturation have scant connection to Billy the Kid, Custer, and wild horses. Yet the West continues to be what it is, partly because we have imagined it so. Our notions of history itself, Turner suggests, are less often formed by what actually happened than by what people thought and said about it. The fascinating combination of oral history, careful observation, and finely drawn personal reflection gives us the echoes of cowboys and Indians, vast open spaces, the big sky, and a zeal for freedom--in total, the essence of life beyond the Mississippi -- Book jacket
When the boys came back : baseball and 1946 by Frederick W Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the first baseball season after World War II, including "a World Series culminated in the seventh game by Enos Slaughter's legendary dash from first to home."
The go-between : a novel of the Kennedy years by Frederick W Turner( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faded newspaperman finds the scoop of a lifetime in a Chicago basement: diaries belonging to the infamous Judith Campbell Exner, who consorted with America's most powerful politicians, entertainers, and criminals in the 1960s
Into the heart of life : Henry Miller at one hundred by Henry Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration of the centennial of his birth, this collection gathers a captivating selection ofthe writings from ten of his books
John Muir : rediscovering America by Frederick W Turner( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mémoires de Géronimo by Geronimo( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce témoignage de l'Apache Geronimo nous place au coeur de la résistance indienne durant l'époque de la conquête de l'Ouest
John Muir : from Scotland to the Sierra by Frederick W Turner( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range
 
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The portable North American Indian reader
Covers
Beyond geography : the western spirit against the wildernessSpirit of place : the making of an American literary landscape1929RedemptionGeronimo : his own storyGeorgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico : a sense of placeRemembering song : encounters with the New Orleans jazz traditionOf chiles, cacti, and fighting cocks : notes on the American West
Alternative Names
Frederick W. Turner Amerikaans historicus

Frederick W. Turner historian

Turner, F. W. 1937-

Turner Frederick

Turner, Frederick 1937-

Turner, Frederick W.

Turner, Frederick W. III. 1937-

Languages
English (205)

French (10)