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

Overview
Works: 92 works in 344 publications in 1 language and 17,000 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: F391, 970.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by C. L Sonnichsen
From Hopalong to Hud : thoughts on Western fiction by C. L Sonnichsen( )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 1,919 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
The Mescalero Apaches by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly work tells the tragic story of the easternmost division of the Apaches
Geronimo and the end of the Apache wars by C. L Sonnichsen( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Bean; law west of the Pecos by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

27 editions published between 1943 and 1991 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and adventures of one of the most famous law men in frontier West Texas
Tucson, the life and times of an American city by C. L Sonnichsen( )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucson is the first comprehensive history of a unique corner of America, a city with its roots in Indian and Spanish colonial history; its skies broken by the towers of a Sunbelt metropolis. In these pages C. L. Sonnichsen, dean of southwestern historians-and a Tucsonan by adoption—chronicles with humor and affection the growth over two centuries of one of the region's most colorful communities. Today's metropolitan Tucson is a city of half a million people. Set along the Santa Cruz River in the Lower Sonoran Desert in a great basin surrounded by soaring mountain ranges, it is different in many ways from any other city in the United States. Like all other Sunbelt centers, however, it is growing by great leaps and bounds. A popular winter resort, it attracts fugitives from the frozen North. The site of the University of Arizona, it draws many with an intellectual bent. For artists the attractions of the "Old Pueblo" are all but endless. The city booms with new people, industries, shopping centers, and subdivisions. Newcomers tend to bring along their ideas, life-styles, and landscapes, including Bermuda grass and mulberry trees, and have moved Tucson closer to the familiar patterns of urban America. But tradition and geography limit their efforts, for Tucson has always been the center of a separate world, with a history, population, and character of its own. It was an oasis far from other Indian cultural centers a thousand years ago. It was a remote outpost in 1776, when the Spaniards founded a presidio there. It was not far from the edge of the world when Anglos began settling along the Santa Cruz not long before the Civil War. Even with the coming of the railroad, the airplane, and television, Tucson has remained insulated from the rest of the country by distance and by special habits of mind. Much of Tucson's charm derives from this insulation. Beyond the separateness, says the author, is a fact too often overlooked: Deserts Were Not Made for People. Technological skills make survival possible for most of the population; only the long-resident Papago Indians are truly at home there. In such a difficult environment early-day white settlers had to make do with little, undergo much, and be prepared for the worst. Today their successors live in what is essentially an artificial environment, using their natural resources as if they were inexhaustible— for water Tucson depends entirely on underground sources-and continue to enjoy the genial, if sometimes superheated, climate, the casual life-style and western friendliness of the population, the Indian-Spanish-Mexican cultural and historical ambience, and the artistic and intellectual life. The problems of other great American cities are Tucson's also. Perhaps it is those very problems and the uncertainty of the future that add a special urgency to the savoring of life in this special corner of America
Tularosa, last of the frontier West by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 688 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 554 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 )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 517 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 488 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 477 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
Ten Texas feuds by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 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 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes about life in 19th century Tombstone, Arizona
The Laughing West : humorous Western fiction past and present : an anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humor about Indians, cowboys, Mexican-Americans, outlaws, peace officers, pilgrims, reformers, and city dwellers in the West
The cowgirls by Joyce Gibson Roach( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 322 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 border into Mexico, unchaperoned, to pursue her career as a horse trader. In Colorado, Cassie Redwine rounded up her cowboys and ambushed a group of desperadoes; Ann Bassett, also of Colorado, backed down a group of men who tried to force her off the open range. In Montana, Susan Haughian took on the United States government in a dispute over some grazing rights, and the government got the short end of the stick. Susan McSween carried on an armed dispute between ranchers in New Mexico and the U.S. Army, and other interested citizens; and in Arizona, Annette Taylor experimented with new grasses and found cures for the diseases that plagued her stock. In the years of the Civil War, women were called upon to do many things that would have been unheard of in peacetime. When the people moved west after the war, women were obliged to keep doing these things if the family was to survive. Still other groups of women-second generation cattle-country women-did men's jobs because they were good at it. Some participated in Wild West shows and made reputations for themselves in rodeo as trick and bronc riders. Cowgirls are chronicled through trail driving, ranching, gun-toting, rustling, bronc riding, and rodeoing in this updated and revised edition of The Cowgirls
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 297 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
The El Paso Salt War, 1877 by C. L Sonnichsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 263 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 230 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

 
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Tucson, the life and times of an American city
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The Mescalero ApachesGeronimo and the end of the Apache warsRoy Bean; law west of the PecosTucson, the life and times of an American cityTularosa, last of the frontier WestI'll die before I'll run; the story of the great feuds of TexasThe Laughing West : humorous Western fiction past and present : an anthology
Alternative Names
Leland Sonnichsen, Charles 1901-1991

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

Sonnichsen, Charles L.

Sonnichsen, Charles L. 1901-1991

Sonnichsen, Charles Leland.

Sonnichsen, Charles Leland 1901-1991

ソニクセン, C. L

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English (240)