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Gulick, Bill 1916-2013

Overview
Works: 134 works in 303 publications in 3 languages and 9,018 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  Western films  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Guidebooks  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Gulick
Into the desert by Bill Gulick( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the Desert is the third volume of Roll On, Columbia, Bill Gulick's epic novel of the history of the Columbia River and the Great Northwest. Covering the desert sector of the river from Celilo Falls to Canada between 1873 and 1948, this final volume deals with the lives of Captain Lars Warren and his wife Daphne as they build a home at Wallula Gap downstream from the mouth of the Snake River. With the coming of railroads, the nature of the Columbia as a free-flowing river changes as man attempts to control it by jetties at its tumultuous bar, by locks and canals at the cascades and Celilo Falls, and by dams providing power, navigation, irrigation, and flood control. These changes are not always welcomed by the Warren family, but they have chosen to live here, they must make the best of it. The climax of the novel, the massive flood of 1948 gives the dam-builders the final argument they need to begin the era of engineering that eventually will bring the second largest watershed in the United States under man's control. By the time the process is completed fifty years later, the once free-flowing river will be impeded by 161 dams
Treasure in Hell's Canyon by Bill Gulick( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Randall and his brother, John, a Columbia River steamboat captain, organize a mining company to wrest the gold from the nearly inaccessible banks of the Snake River's infamous Hell's Canyon. They could not have foreseen the threat from a vicious band of outlaws who lurked hidden in the hills, waiting for the gold to be mined and the delivery of the miner's payroll
The greatest inventor in the West by Bill Gulick( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Pacific by Bill Gulick( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the most comprehensive historical novel ever written about the Columbia River and the Great Northwest, author Bill Gulick tells the story of the Columbia River basin - from the establishment of Fort Astoria in 1811 to the building of Grand Coulee Dam and the disastrous flood of 1948. The story is told through five generations of the Warrens - a sprawling family of river bar pilots, steamboat captains, and geologists whose own history is integrally entwined with that of the river. The first volume of this epic trilogy, To the Pacific, begins in 1811 with Thomas Warren and his sixteen-year-old son Ben embarking on the Tonquin, John Jacob Astor's ship bound for the Northwest via the perilous Cape Horn route to establish Fort Astoria and a fur empire at the mouth of the Columbia River. The journey is fraught with danger as the Warrens navigate not only the treacherous waters of Cape Horn, but also prowling British warships. While trying to enter the Columbia, young Ben witnesses the death of his father as the ship attempts to cross the storm-wracked bar at the river's mouth. Now the only American settler left in the area, Ben joins Conco, a young Chinook Indian, to establish the first bar pilot service on the lower river. As they escort ships across the most dangerous bar in the world, Ben and Conco are privy to the ongoing battle between the British and Americans for control of the fur empire and the Northwest itself. As steamboats come to the river, Ben and Conco's sons, Tommy and Sitkum, become captain and engineer on the lower river then as traffic develops through the Cascades, on the middle river. Roll On, Columbia flows like the river itself, blending actual events with the Warren family history. The Native Americans, British, seafarers, mountain men, and fur-trappers all come alive in this story. Extensive research, in addition to the author's forty years of living near and writing about the watersheds of the Columbia, all contribute to this highly accurate portrayal of the Great Northwest
Through the Cascades by Bill Gulick( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the Cascades is the second volume of Roll On, Columbia, Bill Gulick's epic novel of the history of the Columbia River and the Great Northwest. Encompassing the period from the 1840s to the early 1870s, Through the Cascades follows the adventures of several more generations of the growing Warren clan. Steamboat captains Tom and his son, Lars, migrate up the Columbia River Basin to meet new challenges and explore new regions of the Great Northwest. As the story moves upriver, the reader is introduced to new characters, events, and environments. The journey is highlighted by whitewater trips through some of the region's most notorious rapids, including the Columbia River Gorge and the Snake River's Hell's Canyon. The harrowing trip of the emigrants into the Columbia Basin via the Oregon Trail and the treacherous Barlow Road is relived in terrifying detail. Equally riveting is Gulick's account of the Yakima Indian War, led by the reluctant Chief Kamiakin. All the major tributaries, including the Willamette, the Deschutes, the Palouse, and the Snake, are explored as gold is found to the east and cattle ranching is established in the upper basin
Distant trails, 1805-1836 : book one in the saga of Tall Bird and John Crane by Bill Gulick( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Wallowa, 1869-1879 by Bill Gulick( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tall Bird and John Crane are now old men, and they live on the Wallowa ranch with Tall Bird's family, where they must face the rising tide of anti-Indian sentiments in the wake of the Custer massacre and the rising greed of the near and distant neighbors in the wake of the discovery of gold
Gathering storm, 1837-1868 by Bill Gulick( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second book in the author's trilogy which describes the changing scene in the Old West and the affects on the Nez Peces Indians and on the white settlers
Hallelujah train by Bill Gulick( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A courageous U.S. Army career officer is ordered to protect a wagon train load of champagne and whiskey from female temperance fans, marauding Indians, and Denver hijackers
Chief Joseph country : land of the Nez Perce by Bill Gulick( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came to a valley by Bill Gulick( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snake River country by Bill Gulick( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liveliest town in the West by Bill Gulick( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burlesque of western fiction, legends of folk heroes, and wild west shows. Dustville is a place where nothing ever happens until the newspaper editor is suddenly inspired to make use of his imagination
The saga of Tall Bird and John Crane by Bill Gulick( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roadside history of Oregon by Bill Gulick( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical guide of Oregon that includes information on historic sites, notable people, significant events, and places to visit along its highways
The moon-eyed Appaloosa by Bill Gulick( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A horse has good sense to go the safest way for the rider. The Appaloosa was just that kind of horse
The shaming of Broken Horn, and other stories by Bill Gulick( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 short stories of the wild West, with emphasis on characterization and off-beat plots
The country club caper by Bill Gulick( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaws of the Pacific Northwest by Bill Gulick( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveler's history of Washington by Bill Gulick( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chief Joseph country : land of the Nez Perce
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Treasure in Hell's CanyonThe greatest inventor in the WestTo the PacificThrough the CascadesChief Joseph country : land of the Nez PerceThey came to a valleySnake River countryRoadside history of Oregon
Alternative Names
Bill Gulick American author and historian (1916 - 2013)

Bill Gulick Amerikaans historicus (1916-2013)

Gulick Bill

Gulick, Bill 1916-2013

Gulick, Grover C.

Gulick, Grover C. 1916-

Gulick, Grover C., 1916-2013

Gulick, Williamd1916 2013

Gulik, Bill 1916-2013

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English (107)

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