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Turner, Frederick W. 1937-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 279 publications in 4 languages and 13,679 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Musical fiction  Short stories  Exhibition catalogs  Folklore  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Composer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: E99.A6, 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 )

36 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of myths and tales, poetry and oratory from the North American Indians
Beyond geography : the western spirit against the wilderness by Frederick W Turner( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geronimo: his own story by Geronimo( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 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 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redemption by Frederick W Turner( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 774 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
1929 by Frederick W Turner( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 767 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
Geronimo : his own story by Geronimo( Book )

28 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and French and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During 1905 and 1906, Geronimo, the Apache warrior and honorary war chief, dictated his story through a native interpreter to S.M. Barrett, then superintendent of schools in Lawton, Oklahoma. As Geronimo was by then a prisoner of war, Barrett had made appeals all the way up the chain of command to President Teddy Roosevelt for persmission to record the words of the "Indian outlaw." Geronimo came to each interview knowing exactly what he wanted to cover, beginning with his telling of the Apache creation story. --From publisher's description
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico : a sense of place by Barbara Buhler Lynes( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 657 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 )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 545 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
Renegade : Henry Miller and the making of Tropic of Cancer by Frederick W Turner( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 514 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."--
A border of blue : along the Gulf of Mexico from the Keys to the Yucatan by Frederick W Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he explores the cuisine, experiences the varieties of locale, and talks with those who inhabit this borderland - from shrimpers and marine biologists to boxers, bartenders, musicians, and U.S. Customs officials. A Border of Blue is a large, colorful portrait of people shaped by the shore they live on and the fragile blue gulf that lies before them
Of chiles, cacti, and fighting cocks : notes on the American West by Frederick W Turner( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 398 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 370 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 297 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 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Muir : rediscovering America by Frederick W Turner( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mémoires de Géronimo by Geronimo( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in French and held by 80 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
When the boys came back : baseball and 1946 by Frederick Turner( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of global conflict, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. What unfolded was a dramatic season that included challenges to baseball's traditional status from the rival Mexican league; Jackie Robinson's signing by the Brooklyn Dodgers; a pennant race in the National League that ended in the first tie in history; and a World Series culminated in the seventh game by Enos Slaughter's legendary dash from first to home
John Muir : from Scotland to the Sierra by Frederick W Turner( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The portable North American Indian reader
Alternative Names
Frederick W. Turner Amerikaans historicus

Frederick W. Turner Historian

Turner, F. W. 1937-

Turner, Frederick

Turner, Frederick 1937-

Turner, Frederick W.

Languages
English (190)

French (12)

Spanish (5)

Italian (1)

Covers
Beyond geography : the western spirit against the wildernessSpirit of place : the making of an American literary landscapeRedemption1929Geronimo : 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