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Olmstead, Robert

Overview
Works: 24 works in 132 publications in 5 languages and 9,169 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  War stories  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3565.L67, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Olmstead
 
Most widely held works by Robert Olmstead
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Robey Childs's mother experiences a premonition about her husband, a Civil War soldier, she sends her only son to retrieve his father from the battlefield, wearing a coat that is blue on one side and gray on the other, accompanied by an unusual horse that becomes his only companion, guide, and protector as he makes his way through the death and destruction of war
The coldest night : a novel by Robert Olmstead( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Henry Childs is threatened by his first love's father, he enlists in the Marines to escape
Far bright star : a novel by Robert Olmstead( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1916. The enemy, Pancho Villa, is elusive. Terrain is unforgiving. Through the mountains and across the long dry stretches of Mexico, Napoleon Childs, an aging cavalryman, leads an expedition of inexperienced horse soldiers on seemingly fruitless searches. Though he is seasoned at such missions, things go terribly wrong, and his patrol is suddenly at the mercy of an enemy intent on their destruction. After witnessing the demise of his troops, Napoleon is left by his captors to die in the desert. Through him we enter the conflicted mind of a warrior as he tries to survive against all odds, as he seeks to make sense of a lifetime of senseless wars and to reckon with the reasons a man would choose a life on the battlefield. Olmstead, an award-winning writer, has created a tightly wound novel that is as moving as it is terrifying
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Civil War, Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform--gray on one side, blue on the other--and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man
Far bright star by Robert Olmstead( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert
America by land by Robert Olmstead( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
School, oblivious to the views from astride his Harley. Juliet is his cousin, living alone in the desert, haunted by her decision to give up her newborn baby for adoption. Together, they start to fill the vacuums in each other while undertaking an odyssey to locate and reclaim Juliet's child. Their dreamlike journey of adventure, memories, and sexual passion is a surpassing tale of love and loss from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction. In the words
A trail of heart's blood wherever we go by Robert Olmstead( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cody, a gypsy logger, moves in with Ryan, the local undertaker, after Cody steers his truck--with the severed body of his partner snowpacked to his plow-onto Ryan's front lawn. Later they discover the mysterious secrets of their New Hampshire neighbors
River dogs : stories by Robert Olmstead( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The eleven stories in River Dogs tansports readers into the raw, uncompromising landscape of rural New Hampshire, in sharp, lyrical, and caustically funny prose."
Soft water by Robert Olmstead( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of the writing craft by Robert Olmstead( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 150 lessons for writers emulate the techniques of the masters who have "built" great narratives through a multitude of small but significant moves in their craft
The coldest night by Robert Olmstead( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1950, this novel follows Henry, a marine who arrives in Korea just before the devastating Chosin Reservoir battle. Days of brutal fighting leave Henry forever haunted by what he's seen, but the true depth of his scars doesn't become apparent until he returns home--and finds that the combat he loathed may be the closest he'll ever come to feeling truly alive
Stay here with me : a memoir by Robert Olmstead( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Auf der Farm in New Hampshire scheint 1972 die Zeit still zu stehen. Seit Generationen hat sie niemand mehr verlassen, es sei denn zum Sterben. Der 18jährige Robert bricht mit dieser Tradition: sein Collegebesuch bedeutet mehr als ein bloßer Ortswechsel
Elements of The Writing Craft More Than 150 Lessons for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers by Robert Olmstead( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great narratives are built piece by piece, through myriad small tasks and careful moves. In this landmark book, Robert Olmstead shows how distinguished writers past and present have built their fiction and nonfiction. Through this writer's-eye analysis of more than 150 of literature's most finely crafted passages, you'll learn to read like a writer. Then, more than 500 innovative exercises challenge you to experiment with - and expand upon - the techniques of the masters, so you can use them for great narratives of your own
Amerika landeinwarts : roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jagdsaison : Roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spuren von Herzblut, wohin wir auch gehen Roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein ebenso makabrer wie tragikomischer Roman aus dem Leben eines amerikanischen Bestattungsunternehmers
Le voyage de Robey Childs : roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a true story ... : opening chapter of America by land by Robert Olmstead( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Co eibur dum : 101+ sundry poems by Robert Olmstead( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Civil War, Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform--gray on one side, blue on the other--and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man
 
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Languages
English (100)
German (18)
Chinese (6)
French (2)
Italian (2)
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