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Short, Luke 1908-1975

Works: 301 works in 1,250 publications in 3 languages and 28,253 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films  Drama  Fiction  Western stories  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Spaghetti Westerns  Made-for-TV movies  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Scenarist, Editor, Photographer, Other, Creator
Classifications: PZ3.G4955, 813.54
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Ambush by Luke Short( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the heat-scorched mountain passes rode the weary calvalrymen. They were outnumbered and they knew it. Somewhere out there Diablito, las of the great Apache chieftains, waited with his savage warriors. The orders were to find the Indians, engage and destroy them, and rescue the kidnapped white woman. Impossible. But orders were orders
Play a lone hand by Luke Short( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A desperate man is caught in a range war in Oklahoma cattle country in this tale from a Western Heritage Trustees Award-winning author. Giff Dixon doesn't remember how he got to the town of Corazon. All he knows is that some cowboys found him way off the beaten path in Oklahoma cattle country, barely alive and carrying a belly full of buckshot. Now, he's broke, friendless, and at the end of his rope. Everything changes when, out of the blue, he's offered a job guiding a government expedition to investigate reports of homesteaders being forced off their land by the all-powerful Torreon Cattle Company. It seems an easy enough ride until Grady Sebree, the iron-fisted boss of Torreon, approaches Dixon. Sebree has a proposition: Keep him informed of what the government men are up to, and get a prime job after the dust settles. But Dixon isn't the kind to betray the men who gave him a chance for redemption. And soon enough, he finds himself caught in a brutal range war he never wanted-and has no choice but to finish ... ' winner of the Levi Strauss Golden Saddleman Award from the Western Writers of America, Luke Short was a master of the frontier epic. Play a Lone Hand is one of his most dramatic and engrossing tales
Blood on the moon by Luke Short( Book )

29 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riling had a plan -- he wanted to squeeze the Blockhouse spread between a bunch of land-hungry nesters and a crooked Indian agent. And he knew that if anyone could make it stick, it was his buddy Jim Garry. At first Garry was willing ... but when he found out just how dirty a job his friend had given him, he began to have misgivings -- not only about the job, but about who his friends really were
Marauders' moon by Luke Short( Book )

22 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webb Cousins was headed for a short trial and a long stretch in jail. A bounty hunter had him cuffed, covered, and brought back alive. But when the prisoner and his captor ride into Wagon Mound, death rides in with them. In a flash of rifle fire, Cousins finds himself shackled to a dead man and swept up in a desperate struggle. A murderous range war threatens to destroy everything and everyone in its path
The man on the blue by Luke Short( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1993 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"THE MAN ON THE BLUE is Shamrock Ireland, wanted in three states and trying to get to the Arizona border ahead of the latest posse. Six dry days later, he finds himself rescuing a stranger from cruel death at the hands of a woman. The stranger turns out to be Sheriff Lobell who is looking for a hardcase to do a dirty job; the woman turns out to be the sister of the man Lobell wants killed. The sheriff thinks he has found his man in Shamrock, not knowing that Shamrock has guessed Lobell's secret: one more killing and Sheriff Lobell would attain a fortune in dead man's gold. Would Shamrock be the instrument of the sheriff's gain and the woman's loss?"--BOOK COVER
And the wind blows free by Luke Short( Book )

18 editions published between 1945 and 1993 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Wode gambles desperately in his bid to establish a cattle-ranching empire in the West of 1884, suffering exhausting cattle drives, harsh weather, and warring Cheyennes
Ramrod by Luke Short( Book )

24 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic of the grim battle for the range
Sunset graze by Luke Short( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 1991 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bounty guns by Luke Short( Book )

25 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to find a killer, a drifter rides into a deadly family feud, in this action-packed novel from an award-winning storyteller of the West. For $10,000, Tip Woodring must ride into a frontier town full of murderers and find one particular killer. The deal-offered by Rig Holman, a saloon owner who liked the way Woodring knocked out a nasty drunk in front of his bar-could make him a fortune...'r cost him his life. Last spring, a prospector named Blackie Mayfell walked into Holman's office with $15,000 in gold and a strange proposition. He asked Holman to keep the money and get it to his daughter if he died, handing over a little extra for insurance. Then Mayfell was slain by someone who wanted a piece of his claim. Holman wants to know who pulled the trigger, and Woodring will find out-or die trying. Filled with stunning action scenes, memorable characters, and authentic historical atmosphere, Bounty Guns is a suspenseful tale: part mystery, part western, all Luke Short
The guns of Hanging Lake by Luke Short( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble country by Luke Short( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of good and evil wrapped up in the lives of two brothers. One is determined to grow rich at all cost. The family name means nothing to him. The other is more concerned about clearing the family name than anything else. These brothers end up in a show down and the outcome is even better than expected
Last hunt by Luke Short( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge Lillard rides off into a blizzard with the intention of hunting elk and instead finds himself on the wrong side of a gun, leaving his best friend Lee McPhail to bring the killer to justice
Summer of the smoke by Luke Short( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maco, cruel Apache chief, is loose on an orgy of murdering, burning and raiding. Army scout Keefe Calhoun alone and wounded, rides to the wild country to stop the massacre
First campaign by Luke Short( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert crossing by Luke Short( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His wagon train was toting guns and a pretty woman right into deadman's land--Apache Territory!
The deserters by Luke Short( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Pete Brisbin had a simple mission. Bring the deserter to justice. And there was only one way to do that. He'd have to brawl and shoot his way into the town of Banning and become Ben Maule's most trusted man
Hardcase by Luke Short( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No jail could hold him. There wasn't a scaffold high enough to hang him. A hundred men with guns were scared to catch him. The law dreaded his name. He was an outlaw who defied the frontier. They called him "hardcase"--The outlaw who would gamble his life against any odds and laugh as he did it!
Dead freight for Piute by Luke Short( Book )

13 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cole refused the dirty job offered him by the Monarch outfit, he knew that from now on it was him against the gang, but he was ready to pay for his freedom -- and if the price was his blood, so be it
War on the Cimarron by Luke Short( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Christian is determined to get back what was rightfully his after his friend and partner is murdered and his land stolen from under him
Paper sheriff by Luke Short( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Reese Branham was sworn to stop the Hoad clan's reign of terror, though his marriage to Callie Hoad complicated matters; would Callie stand by him?
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.11 for The man on ... to 0.69 for Frederick ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Summer of the smoke
Alternative Names
Glidden F.D. 1908-1975

Glidden Fred 1908-1975

Glidden, Frederick Dilley

Glidden Frederick Dilley 1908-1975

Glidden, Frederik Dilley 1908-1975

Luke Short (writer) Amerikaans romanschrijver (1908-1975)

Short, Luke

Люк Шорт

English (388)

German (4)

French (3)

Blood on the moonTrouble countrySummer of the smokeThe desertersWar on the Cimarron