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Sonnichsen, C. L. (Charles Leland) 1901-1991

Overview
Works: 94 works in 341 publications in 1 language and 16,935 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western stories  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: F391, 970.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by C. L Sonnichsen
The Mescalero Apaches by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly work tells the tragic story of the easternmost division of the Apaches
Roy Bean; law west of the Pecos by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 1991 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and adventures of one of the most famous law men in frontier West Texas
From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any books and innumerable articles have been published on the subject of ?Westerns? since 1960, but the emphasis has been almost entirely on Western movies. Not much attention has been paid to the fiction of and about the American West. This book begins with the assumption that the novel of the West is a sort of autobiography of the West and that the writing must be studied if we are to see what our fiction reveals about ourselves. In these eleven essays C. L. Sonnichsen looks at both popular and ?serious? fiction, starting with a consideration of what the West means to America and the world and going on to discuss a number of topics that act as mirrors to our prejudices and emotions. What does our fiction show has happened to our feelings about the Mexican over the last century? About violence? About sex? About the mythical West? The author?s final chapter suggests other doors that should be opened?other topics of Western fiction that should be investigated and discussed. In scope and variety of approaches this book is unique. Some chapters will provoke heated disagreement, but the subject is timely. Nothing is more interesting to us than ourselves, and these essays tell something about who and what we are.--Amazon.com
I'll die before I'll run; the story of the great feuds of Texas by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1988 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feuds raging in Texas in the nineteenth century bound in acrimony not only families but special-interest groups that, feeling intolerably wronged, sought "extralegal justice" when they believed the law would give them no satisfaction. In I’ll Die Before I’ll Run the prominent historian C. L. Sonnichsen leaves no doubt that bad blood so often turned into bloody feuds in Texas because there the folk law of the frontier was reinforced by the unwritten code of honor of the South, and because everybody in Texas went armed. Although the Regulators and Moderators warred in eastern Texas in the 1840s, the really big feuds were ignited by the Civil War and flamed until late in the century, when the Texas Rangers began to put them out. In rich circumstantial detail Sonnichsen describes the most famous of the conflagrations stretching from the "sorrowful sixties" to the "nervous nineties."
Cowboys and cattle kings : life on the range today by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboys and Cattle Kings presents a highly important evaluation of what has happened to the cattle raiser of the High Plains and Rocky Mountain areas since the fencing of the open range--how he lives, what he thinks, and how he conducts his business. Mr. Sonnichsen considers the roots and background of the present-day cowman, discusses his dress and his code, and goes on to describe modern ranch children, ranch women, cowboys, managers, and others in the business. He clarifies the cowman's position in recent controversies concerning grazing and lease rights and control of the range. From the enormous "ranch empires" to the small enterprises, from the strong-holds of the old-time ranchman to the popular dude ranches fro tourists, he touches every segment of the industry. Most important, perhaps, is the sympathetic account of the problems and troubles of modern ranching--blizzards, droughts, rustlers, financial burdens--and the counterbalancing advantages of ranching as a way of life --Book jacket
The ambidextrous historian : historical writers and writing in the American West by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tularosa, last of the frontier West by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southwest in life and literature; a pageant in seven parts by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining the Southwest as Texas, Okla., Arizona, New Mexico, the editor includes the work of 43 writers to interpret this region
Pass of the North : four centuries on the Rio Grande by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LaFora's Map of the El Paso Region, El Paso Street 1880,1881, and 1906. Maps and Photos the the city
Tucson, the life and times of an American city by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Tucson, Arizona, traces the development of this great southwestern city from its beginning as a mud village in northern Mexico two centuries ago to its emergence as an American metropolis
Ten Texas feuds by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For twenty years, grassroots historian C.L. Sonnichsen went door to door through the backcountry of east and south-central Texas to coax tales from reluctant informants and peruse county documents on the colorful feuds that bloodied the state's early history. Dale L. Walker, Sonnichsen's biographer, sketches the author's life, historical craft, and publishing and teaching career."--Jacket
Billy King's Tombstone; the private life of an Arizona boom town by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Laughing West : humorous Western fiction past and present : an anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humor about Indians, cowboys, Mexican-Americans, outlaws, peace officers, pilgrims, reformers, and city dwellers in the West
Alias Billy the Kid " ... I want to die a free man ..." by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Brushy Bill Roberts, who confessed in 1950, that he was Billy the Kid, and petitioned the governor of New Mexico for a pardon
Geronimo and the end of the Apache wars by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The El Paso Salt War, 1877 by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From rattlesnakes to road agents : rough times on the Frio by Frances Bramlette Farris( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border patrol : with the U.S. Immigration Service on the Mexican boundary, 1910-54 by Clifford Alan Perkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cowgirls by Joyce Gibson Roach( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important chapter in the history and folklore of the West is how women on the cattle frontier took their place as equal partners with men. The cowboy may be our most authentic folk hero, but the cowgirl is right on his heels. This Spur Award winning book fills a void in the history of the cowgirl. While Susan B. Anthony and her hoop-skirted friends were declaring that females too were created equal, Sally Skull was already riding and roping and marking cattle with her Circle S brand on the frontier of Texas. Wearing rawhide bloomers and riding astride, she thought nothing of crossing the bo
 
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Alternative Names
Leland Sonnichsen, Charles 1901-1991

Sonnichsen, Charles L.

Sonnichsen, Charles L. 1901-1991

Sonnichsen, Charles Leland.

Sonnichsen, Charles Leland 1901-1991

ソニクセン, C. L

Languages
English (236)

Covers
Roy Bean; law west of the PecosFrom Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fictionI'll die before I'll run; the story of the great feuds of TexasTularosa, last of the frontier WestTucson, the life and times of an American cityThe Laughing West : humorous Western fiction past and present : an anthologyGeronimo and the end of the Apache wars