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Thom, James Alexander

Overview
Works: 48 works in 176 publications in 2 languages and 11,373 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Western films  Action and adventure films  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3570.H47, 813.54
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Panther in the sky by James Alexander Thom( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account of Tecumseh's life describing his efforts to unite his people in the struggle to save their land
Follow the river by James Alexander Thom( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by the Shawnee Indians, Mary Ingles escapes and follows the Ohio River for a thousand miles back towards her home in Virginia
Sign-talker : the adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis and Clark "need an extraordinary hunter who will be able to provide the expedition with fresh game, and a sign-talker to commjnicate with the native tribes. They choose George Drouillard," ... a métis raised among the Shawnee."--Jacket
The children of first man by James Alexander Thom( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 12th Century, a Welsh prince and his band of men sail to America where they intermarry with Indian women to form a colony. The novel chronicles the colony's rise and fall, including the fate of its descendants, an Indian tribe near the Ohio River whose members have flaxen hair and grey-blue eyes. A story based on a Welsh legend. By the author of Follow the River
From sea to shining sea by James Alexander Thom( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea. This powerfully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired
The red heart by James Alexander Thom( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Frances Slocum, a Quaker girl from Pennsylvania, kidnapped at the age of five by Indians and later forced to choose between the two cultures. Through her eyes is seen the destruction of the Indians
Long Knife by James Alexander Thom( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two centuries ago, with the support of the young Revolutionary government, George Robers Clark led a small but fierce army west from Virigina to conquer all the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Here is the adventure, the romance, the struggle, and the betrayal of his life. Rich in the heroic characters, meticulously researched detail and grand scale that have become James Alexander Thom's trademarks, LONG KNIFE, his first historical epic, is simply unforgettable. From the Paperback edition
Saint Patrick's Battalion : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alternating voices of Paddy Quinn, a young man with journalistic aspirations, and Mexican soldier Augustin Juvero recount the story of John Riley, who deserts the American army to fight for Mexico in the Mexican-American War
Follow the river by James Alexander Thom( Recording )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by the Shawnee Indians, Mary Ingles escapes and follows the Ohio River for a thousand miles back towards her home in Virginia
Follow the river by Ellen Burstyn( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ingles is a Virginia homesteader whose family is suddenly attacked by a Shawnee war party. After Mary is taken captive, the leader of the war party is impressed by her courage and strength, and decides to make her his mate. Mary then makes the dangerous decision to escape the Shawnee village with another captive woman. Together they embark on a harrowing journey through the Virginia wilderness toward freedom and home
The art and craft of writing historical fiction by James Alexander Thom( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thom gives you the tools you need to research and create stories born from the past that will move and inspire modern readers
Fire in the water : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For famous one-armed war correspondent Paddy Quinn, this is to be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln. Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg and takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp, kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn's lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war. While he is interviewing them about life in the notorious prison, the Sultana, carrying five times its lawful number of passengers, explodes after midnight. Quinn is blown overboard with the emaciated veteran Robb Macombie, and in the worst night of his life proves himself a better man than he had ever imagined he could be. In this narrative of America's worst maritime disaster, the deepest undercurrent is the spirit of the martyred President, whom Quinn and Macombie have vowed to honor by attending his funeral even if it kills them
Saint Patrick's Battalion : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stirring fictional account of the amazing real-life story of John Riley, an Irishman who led his men to desert the American military during the Mexican-American War, as seen through the eyes of two memorable narrators
The spirit of the place : Indiana hill country by Darryl Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying out of hell by James Alexander Thom( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's note: "Like my character, Scotty Montgomery, I grew up in the idyllic prewar Midwest, was a Marine, and later a journalist appalled by the apparent cheapness of life and the world's casual disregard for human suffering. Like my protagonist, I am unable to reconcile my country's two roles: the citadel of humane idealism, and the leading world merchant of death-dealing weapons. I hope by this novel to awaken our benumbed souls to the awful absurdities with which we live."
Hoosiers by Pat McDonogh( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most rousingly enjoyable sports movies ever made, this small-town drama tells the story of the Hickory Huskers, an underdog basketball team from a tiny Indiana high school that makes it all the way to the state championship tournament. It's a familiar story, but sensitive direction and a splendid screenplay helped make this one of the best films of 1986, highlighted by the superb performances of Gene Hackman as the Huskers' coach, and Oscar nominee Dennis Hopper as the alcoholic father of one of the team's key players. As the drama unfolds we come to realize that many of the characters (including Barbara Hershey as a schoolteacher with whom Hackman falls in love) are recovering from disappointing setbacks, and this depth of character is what makes the otherwise conventional basketball story so richly rewarding. Like Rocky, Rudy, and Breaking Away, this is a quintessentially American movie about beating the odds and rising above one's own limitations. Just try to watch it without cheering!
Indiana II by Darryl Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time it was now : the art and craft of writing historical fiction by James Alexander Thom( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical fiction writers and historians are not the same. While a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past, a historical novelist sets readers directly in the past and shows them forward. The job of a historical fiction writer is to make readers feel the victories and defeats, joys and pains, as if they were there. James Alexander Thom guides aspiring writers through the creation of historical fiction. He includes tips on problems many writers face, including: how much credibility is too much?; telling facts from opinions and seeing through the bias; knowing when to embellish and when not to; researching with archives, genealogy, site visits, journals, and memories. Highlighted with humor and personal anecdotes, Thom's detailed guides uses invaluable insights from himself and other historians and historical novelists to help the reader create a novel that is true to what was then, when then was now
Warrior woman : a novel based on the life of Nonhelema, Shawnee Woman Chief by James Alexander Thom( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The children of first man
Alternative Names
James Alexander Thom American author

James Alexander Thom Amerikaans journalist

James Alexander Thom US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Thom, Dark Rain

Thom, Dark Rain and James Alexander.

Thom, Jim

Thom, Jim 1933-

Languages
English (132)

Dutch (3)

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Follow the riverSign-talker : the adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition : a novelThe children of first manFrom sea to shining seaThe red heartLong KnifeSaint Patrick's Battalion : a novelFollow the river