WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Dan 1947-

Works: 47 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 13,241 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Western fiction  Biographical fiction  Comedy films  Historical fiction  Biographies  Flash fiction  Anecdotes  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Film editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3565.B665, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dan O'Brien
Eminent domain by Dan O'Brien( )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With both humor and poignancy, Dan O'Brien explores the lives of his diverse characters. In 'The Inheritance, ' a businessman goes fishing after the death of his father and realizes, through memories he tries to evade, the richness of the inheritance his father has left him. 'Eminent Domain' tells the story of Willy Herbeck, who's 'dirty, sloppy, unsociable, old-fashioned, moody, bullheaded, and ugly.' But he's also 'got class' and is willing to go to extremes to keep from selling his junkyard to the government
Great Plains bison by Dan O'Brien( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Plains Bison traces the history and ecology of this American symbol from the origins of the great herds that once dominated the prairie to its near extinction in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent efforts to restore the bison population. A longtime wildlife biologist and one of the most powerful literary voices on the Great Plains, Dan O'Brien has managed his own ethically run buffalo ranch since 1997. Drawing on both extensive research and decades of personal experience, he details not only the natural history of the bison but also its prominent symbolism in Native American culture and its rise as an icon of the Great Plains. Great Plains Bison is a tribute to the bison's essential place at the heart of the North American prairie and its ability to inspire naturalists and wildlife advocates in the fight to preserve American biodiversity
The contract surgeon : a novel by Dan O'Brien( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the friendship between Valentine McGillicuddy, a young doctor plucked from his prestigious medical career and newly married wife to serve in the Army during the Great Sioux War, and the great chief Crazy Horse. When Crazy Horse finally agrees to surrender to the United States, mistrust and treachery on both sides foster further conflict, and he is gravely wounded. McGillicuddy declares the chief his patient and struggles through a long night to keep him alive. Set in the sprawling Great Plains during the most tragic period in its history, this tale of bravery, justice, and love weaves a tapestry of time and events into the account of a single day -- the last in the life of Crazy Horse -- to reveal the secrets surrounding America's past
To save a life by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school all-star Jake Taylor has it all. Roger, his childhood best-friend, has nothing. Since the two have drifted apart, Roger feels that he has no friends, no hope, and a heart full of nothing but pain. When Roger walks onto campus with a gun, the tragic move he makes will change Jake's idyllic life forever
Bottle shock( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napa Valley, 1976. For connoisseur Steven Spurrier, there is no finer art than French wine. But rumors bandy about of a new California wine country that holds the future of the vine. Positive the small Napa wineries are no match for established French vintages, Spurrier challenges the Americans to a blind taste test. He finds the valley full of ambitious, and talented, novice vinters like Jim Barrett and his son Bo. He realizes his publicity stunt may change the history of wine forever
Spirit of the hills by Dan O'Brien( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom McVay, a Vietnam vet addicted to danger, heads toward the Black Hills to hunt down the man who killed his younger brother. Bill Egan, last of the great wolf trappers, gladly comes out of retirement to stalk a mysterious predator that has been killing livestock on the prairie. The beautiful and mysterious Katie Running returns to her South Dakota homeland to join a new breed of Sioux Indians, peaceful political activists ready to reclaim the same Black Hills that once belonged to their ancestors. But the more militant faction of the group has contrived a daring plot to blow up Mount Rushmore
Flash fiction : very short stories by James Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How short can a story be and still truly be a story? This volume of seventy-two very short fictions, none much more than 750 words in length, demonstrates to our repeated satisfaction that less can be more, small can stand tall, and the diminutive can be dynamically and dramatically complete. Here for enjoyment and study are very short pieces by acknowledged modern masters -- including Raymond Carver, Richard Brautigan, Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortázar and Tim O'Brien -- as well as fiction by newer talents, who have embraced the short form with much gusto and considerable grace. With a rich variety of stories and authors, subjects and styles and sensibilities, these flashes of fiction make for eclectic -- and often electric -- reading. The volume is a must for readers and writers, indeed for anyone interested in the finely sharpened edge of contemporary literature"--Jacket
In the center of the nation : a novel by Dan O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mining company discovers gold near the Badlands, South Dakota bank president Larry Sorenson moves to secure ownership of four cattle ranches that control access to the gold, beginning a feud between ranchers and developers
The Indian agent : a novel by Dan O'Brien( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Agent is the riveting sequel to The Contract Surgeon. After Crazy Horse's death, McGillycuddy went on to become the youngest agent in history for the Red Cloud Agency, renamed the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, of the Oglala Lakota band of the Sioux
Brendan Prairie by Dan O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in French and English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fish and Wildlife agent Margaret Adamson arrives in the Black Hills of South Dakota to approve the construction of a condominium. Opposing the project is environmentalist Bill Malone, a well-known falconer. When a truck driver is killed, Malone becomes the suspect and Adamson sets out to clear his name. Twenty years earlier, they were high school sweethearts. By the author of Spirit of the Hills
Stolen horses by Dan O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the native residents of McDermot, Nebraska wrestle with the arrival of outsiders, a local journalist uncovers a medical scandal epitomizing the problems facing the divided community. After the death of two men, it falls to the ancient but powerful district attorney to mediate a resolution between the clashing interests of the new and the old West. And the Thurston family, descended from the towns first citizen, sets out in its own way to fight the forces threatening to destroy it. This is the story of new and old interests colliding, of small western plains towns confronting the forces of progress
Daniel Craig : ultimate professional by Dan O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond not all fans were delighted. He proved them wrong, winning universal acclaim for his riskier, grittier Bond, inexperienced, insecure and troubled by killing. O'Brien's fresh, unauthorised biography traces Craig's wariness of playing safe back to his childhood in Liverpool
Hurricane in the rose garden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family comedy about what happens when a happy newlywed couple's life is suddenly turned upside-down during an unwelcome visit from the husband's very traditional and very opinionated Nigerian mom
The rites of autumn : a falconer's journey across the American West by Dan O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buffalo for the Broken Heart : restoring life to a Black Hills ranch by Dan O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman personnel. Roman du terroir
Rites d'automne : le périple d'un fauconnier à travers l'Ouest américain by Dan O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild idea : des bisons à la terre et de la terre aux bisons by Dan O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plains Bison by Dan O'Brien( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Médecine blanche pour Crazy Horse by Dan O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman historique
The Indian agent : a novel by Dan O'Brien( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentine McGillycuddy has lived among the Lakota Sioux as a healer for years, and is now heading to Pine Ridge, a reservation in the Dakota Territories, to act as the government's Indian agent. But Pine Ridge is a cauldron of greed, deadly pride, lethal politics, and treachery. McGillycuddy's dream of saving a people is in peril, as events carry them all toward a place called Wounded Knee. Spur Award finalist 2005. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2004
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Flash fiction : very short stories
Flash fiction : very short storiesThe Indian agent : a novelBrendan PrairieStolen horsesDaniel Craig : ultimate professionalBuffalo for the Broken Heart : restoring life to a Black Hills ranchBuffalo for the Broken Heart : restoring life to a Black Hills ranch
Alternative Names
Dan O'Brien auteur uit Ohio, VS (1947)

Dan O'Brien écrivain et éleveur de bisons américain

Dan O'Brien US-amerikanischer Autor

O'Brien, Dan

O'Brien, Daniel

O'Brien, Daniel 1947-

دان أوبراين

دن اوبرایان

オブライエン, ダン

English (136)

French (27)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (4)