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Morgan, Robert 1944-

Works: 160 works in 552 publications in 5 languages and 28,091 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Bildungsromans  History  Biographies  Romance fiction  War fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Signer, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Interviewee
Classifications: F454.B66, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Morgan
Gap Creek : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )

66 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the harsh life in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the century. The heroine is Julie Harmon whose work load includes hauling water, butchering a hog, rendering lard, plucking a turkey, baking and preserving--all described in detail
Boone : a biography by Robert Morgan( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sweeping biography is the story of early America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Novelist Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man, the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, visionary, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an American icon for more than two hundred years. Born in 1734, Boone served in the Virginia legislature, participated in the settling of the Middle West, fought in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, and saw the election of his friend as the first president of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, and the beginning of the Westward Expansion. Unlike many others of his time, he had a deep respect for the Indians, who taught him how to hunt, navigate, and survive in the wilderness he came to revere.--From publisher description
This rock : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Powell brothers, Muir and Moody, are as different as Cain and Abel. Muir is an innocent, a shy young man with big dreams and not the slightest idea of what to do about them. Moody, the older and wilder brother embittered by the death of his father, by years of fighting his mother, and my his jealously of Muir's privileged place in the family takes to moonshine and gambling and turns his anger on his brother."--Jacket
The truest pleasure by Robert Morgan( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marriage threatened by religious fervor is saved by an illness. The narrator is Ginny Peace, a farmer's wife with children, whose exhibitions of ecstasy at Pentecostal revival meetings revolt her husband, driving him away. Not until he falls seriously ill, does she gain the strength to escape her drug, realizing the marriage is her truest pleasure
Brave enemies : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers were arriving to clear forest glades and ridges as the Cherokees withdrew; British forces were pillaging as the patriots mustered for battle. Robert Morgan's stunning new novel tells a story of two young people caught in the chaos and war raging in the wilderness. Only sixteen years old, Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather and, wearing his clothes to disguise herself as a man, flees the family farm. Almost immediately lost in the snowy woods, she accepts a young Methodist preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. When Joseph's true identity is revealed, the Reverend John Trethman is racked with guilt at having shared his home with a young woman and then falling in love with her. His solution is to marry Josie, performing as both minister and bridegroom. Not long after their wedding, John is kidnapped by British soldiers and forced to minister to their wounded and bury their dead. Josie again disguises herself as a man and joins the North Carolina militia to avoid being taken for a spy. On January 17, 1781, in a wooded pasture called the Cowpens, Josie is gravely wounded in the patriots' victorious battle and despairs of ever seeing John again. Robert Morgan's description of the battle of Cowpens is as vivid and intense as any in Revolutionary War literature. Brave Enemies is a story of romance and enduring love, of the struggle to build a homeland as one era is dying and another age of freedom and discovery is being born
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan( Recording )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Harmon is a hard worker living a hard life. Only a teenager, she has already witnessed the deaths of her brother and father when she loses herself in the work of a new marriage. The trials she faces in early 20th century Appalachia gradually build into an examination of the ways the human spirit can triumph
Chasing the North Star : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a moonless night in the spring of 1851, a young slave makes a bid for freedom with only the North Star to guide him. Novelist and historian Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams, who, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few saved coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back. No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, hiding during the day and running through the night. Although Jonah eludes the men sent to capture him, the one person who never loses his trail is Angel, a slave girl he meets in North Carolina, remarkably free in spirit, who sees Jonah as her way to freedom and sets out to follow him. Morgan's clear, simple prose brings an urgency and authenticity to this spellbinding story of two teenage runaways and their terrifying world
Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion by Robert Morgan( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion
The road from Gap Creek : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen through the eyes of the youngest daughter, Annie, the Richards family faces triumph and hardships during the Great Depression and World War II
This rock by Robert Morgan( )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Muir and Moody are as different as night and day and are always at odds. Muir searches for fulfillment with the church while Moody battles inner demons. Ginny, the boys' mother, struggles to keep the family together amidst their constant bickering
Family of earth : a Southern mountain childhood by Wilma Dykeman( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the childhood of writer and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman
The hinterlands : a mountain tale in three parts by Robert Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a family from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It begins in 1772 when a woman elopes with a homesteader and spans four generations. The material is based on tales told to the author by his family
Boone : a biography by Robert Morgan( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often obscured by myth and folklore, Daniel Boone is as fascinating a character as any other American son. Here, Robert Morgan chronicles the life life of the frontier legend
The blue valleys : a collection of stories by Robert Morgan( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These thirteen lyrical tales of the Southern Appalachians evoke with crystal clarity the natural world of this rural environment. From Civil War prison camps to contemporary trailer parks, these lyrical stories come alive with an array of intriguing characters--male and female, young and elderly, learned and unlearned.The separate passions and dreams of these individuals mirror the larger cultural and historical dramas of American life. And Morgan's meticulous eye for detail creates an indelible sense of place in readers both familiar with and strangers to the Blue Ridge Mountains, who will feel the inescapable lure of the region that is Morgan's birthright.Opening with the powerful prize-winning A Brightness New and Welcoming, about a Confederate soldier in a Chicago prison camp, the collection then charts a course through the changing landscape of the North Carolina mountains--through world wars, Vietnam, and its aftermath--revealing the strengthening and loosening of the strong bonds of Southern families over generations
Opal dream by Ben Rice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kellyanne has two of the best friends in the world. The only problem is that nobody sees them but her. When her father leaves them in an opal mine, it's up to Kellyanne's brother to rally the town to find these two imaginary friends
The mountains won't remember us, and other stories by Robert Morgan( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this breathtaking collection of stories, celebrated author and poet Robert Morgan portrays the lives and history of a strong-limbed, strong-willed people: the settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains and their descendants. Struggling to survive in an ancient mountain landscape that alternately thwarts their efforts and infuses them with joy and vitality, Morgan's people undergo the transition from the Indian skirmishes of the post-Revolutionary War era to the trailer parks of the present day. With one eye on the land itself and the other on its inhabitants, Morgan poignantly portrays a history of change, of transformation in the landscape, in humanity's relationship to the earth, and in people's relationships with each other. His intimate knowledge of the region he portrays makes this collection a valuable social history. At the same time, Morgan offers a moving theme to that which is universal and eternal--the majestic immutability of the earth and the heroic human struggle to live, love, and create new life.Focusing on one people in one place, Morgan addresses the themes that matter to all people in all places: birth and death, love and loss, joy and sorrow, the necessity for remembrance, and the inevitability of forgetting
Red owl by Robert Morgan( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land diving : new poems by Robert Morgan( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balm of Gilead tree : new and selected stories by Robert Morgan( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on working-class people in North Carolina. In The Ratchet, a truck driver descending a mountain discovers his brakes do not work, while in The Bullnoser an unemployed worker makes a living blackmailing a farmer who is dumping toxic wastes
The road from Gap Creek : [a novel] by Robert Morgan( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Road to Gap Creek takes us back into the lives of Julie and Hank as well as their children, seen through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie we watch the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumph and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and World War II
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Gap Creek : a novel
Alternative Names
Robert Morgan Amerikaans biograaf

Robert Morgan escritor estadounidense

Robert Morgan poète

Роберт Морган

ロバート・モーガン (詩人)

English (327)

German (5)

French (5)

Dutch (3)

Polish (1)

Boone : a biographyThis rock : a novelThe truest pleasureBrave enemies : a novelGap CreekLions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansionThis rockThe hinterlands : a mountain tale in three parts