WorldCat Identities

Olmstead, Robert

Overview
Works: 23 works in 148 publications in 5 languages and 8,494 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  War stories  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
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 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,854 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, accompanied by a horse that becomes his only companion as he makes his way through the destruction of war
The coldest night : a novel by Robert Olmstead( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,157 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 )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,142 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( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 625 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( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 564 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 )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and German and held by 517 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 425 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
Soft water by Robert Olmstead( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River dogs : stories by Robert Olmstead( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 286 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."
Elements of the writing craft by Robert Olmstead( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 260 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 )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 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
Der Glanzrappe by Robert Olmstead( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far bright star by Robert Olmstead( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 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
Stay here with me : a memoir by Robert Olmstead( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in German and English and held by 16 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
Spuren von Herzblut, wohin wir auch gehen Roman by Robert Olmstead( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein ebenso makabrer wie tragikomischer Roman aus dem Leben eines amerikanischen Bestattungsunternehmers
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

The Graywolf annual four : short stories by men( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taverns by the wayside( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third annual northwoods anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This features the work of writers from all over the country, most of them relatively unknown. All of them bring ... characters ... to meet" -- notes
 
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Alternative Names
Robert Olmstead American writer

Robert Olmstead Amerikaans auteur

Robert Olmstead amerykański pisarz, nauczyciel akademicki

Robert Olmstead US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Languages
English (116)

German (18)

Chinese (6)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
Far bright star : a novelAmerica by landA trail of heart's blood wherever we goRiver dogs : storiesElements of the writing craftStay here with me : a memoirThe Graywolf annual four : short stories by men