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Johnstone, William W.

Overview
Works: 1,531 works in 5,173 publications in 1 language and 232,237 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  Christmas stories  History  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3560.O415, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William W Johnstone
 
Most widely held works by William W Johnstone
Blood bond by William W Johnstone( Book )

57 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves, blood brothers through a Cheyenne ritual, travel deep into Apache territory where they fight off gun runners, white slavers, and warring Apache tribes
Sidewinders by William W Johnstone( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Scratch Morton and Bo Creel, two amiable drifters and old pals. Veterans of cowboying, cattle drives, drunken brawls and a couple of shoot-outs, Scratch and Bo are mostly honest and don't go looking for trouble - it's usually there when they wake up in the morning
Hard country : a town called Fury by William W Johnstone( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hard country, but the pioneers of Fury (population 112) are banding together to make it home. With barren lands, blinding dust storms, drought, hostile Indians, and violent bands of cutthroat outlaws against them, death is never far away. It's enough to make Jason Fury, whose father the town is named after, ride out for San Francisco. But a fiery young redhead named Megan McDonald keeps him Arizona bound--and just in time. Another Indian attack finds Jason Fury with the marshal's badge pinned to his chest. Unwilling as he may be to take on the job, the settlers of the town called fury say he's the man who'll get the job done
Butch Cassidy : the lost years by William W Johnstone( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asking the question "What if Butch Cassidy wasn't killed in the infamous Bolivian shootout in 1908?", an exciting novel of the Old West follows Butch as he, after fleeing South America, is pulled into the most dangerous train robbery he's ever attempted along with a new Wild Bunch
Savage Texas by William W Johnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hangtree, Texas, any other day could be your last. For, on the heels of the Civil War, Hangtree is drawing gamblers, fast women and faster gunmen. Amidst the brawls and shooting, the land-grabbing and card-sharking, two men barely hold the boomtown together: Yankee Sam Heller and Texan Johnny Cross. Heller and Cross can't stand the sight of each other. And Hangtree needs them more than ever. Now, a Comanche named Red Hand leads a horde of warriors on a horrific path of bloodshed and destruction, with Hangtree sitting right in Red Hand's path
Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal by William W Johnstone( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Sixkiller is as fearless as they come. Now he faces his greatest challenge-- as a U.S. Marshal, he must take on the most notorious outlaws the west has ever seen
Return of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Bury took up a piece of Idaho Territory that was still raw, untamed frontier. It was no place for the cowardly or faint-hearted, but Smoke Jensen was neither. Nor were Stratton, Potter and Richards, the three bloodthirsty outlaws who came there to live. Or, if Smoke had his way ... to die! It had been years since hired gunhands had murdered Smoke's wife and son, but the pain was as fresh as yesterday. And so was Smoke's need for revenge. He's come a long way to find the bandit trio responsible for his family's brutal massacre. Now, the town of Bury was about to live up to its name
A lone star Christmas by William W Johnstone( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a cattle drive turns deadly, Smoke and Matt Jensen and Duff MacCallister struggle to cope with bloodthirsty Indians and trigger-happy rustlers as they ride into a brutal blizzard that sorely tests their skills of survival
Blood bond : Ride for vengeance by William W Johnstone( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After saving Sweet Apple, Texas, from disaster, blood brothers Matt Bodine and Sam Two Wolves remain to assist the new marshal with his duties, but they soon find themselves on the brink of a full-scale range war and tangling with an old enemy
Smoke Jensen, the beginning by William W Johnstone( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of the Civil War, Kirby Jensen is the youngest of three children living on a hardscrabble ranch in Southwestern Missouri. But in 1861, shots were fired in Charleston harbor, and Kirby's father and brother went to war. Smoke Jensen The Beginning follows the Jensen clan during these volatile years, from Civil War battles to border state raids to the kind of frontier justice achieved only by bullets and blood. William W. Johnstone chronicles the early years of Kirby Jensen--soon to be nicknamed Smoke-- as he journeys from boyhood innocence into a manhood shaped by violence and a young man's thirst for justice."--
The family Jensen by William W Johnstone( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt and Smoke Jensen are trapped in a cabin with their friend, Preacher, while the gunmen hired by a power-hungry cattle baron attempt to carry out their mission and eliminate the homesteaders
A Rocky Mountain Christmas by William W Johnstone( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three days before Christmas, Matt Jensen is traveling the Denver and Pacific railway when a gang of outlaws cause an avalanche to slam down on the train. As Smoke Jensen and Duff MacCallister frantically try to make their way to the accident, Matt struggles to save the survivors. Starving under a bitter, drivin snow in the brutal, unforgiving Rocky Mountains, and surrounded by armed and desperate outlaws, Matt still dreams of making it home for Christmas. But, unless fate lends a hand, nobody will
Trail of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When gold is discovered in the little town of No-Name, Colorado, its initially joyful citizens are besieged by an onslaught of fortune-hunting gunslingers, and Smoke Jensen recruits a handful of legends to help protect the town. Reissue
Revenge of eagles by William W Johnstone( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American west - forged by the myths and the men that defined the frontier. Men like the MacCallisters ... Frontier justice runs in the family
Rampage of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an early winter blizzard, Smoke Jensen, escorting three thousand head of cattle to their new destination, is attacked by a renegade Cheyenne warrior and discovers that there is a bounty on his head
A Big Sky Christmas by William W Johnstone( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an 1873 wagon train of immigrants is battered by harsh storms, outlaws, and Indians, Smoke Jensen and an old mountain man known as the Preacher come to their aid and promise to get them to Montana Territory by Christmas
Hard ride to hell by William W Johnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smoke Jensen and his adopted son Matt are cooling their heels in Colorado when they are called to the Dakotas. Preacher, the legendary mountain man, is in the midst of a vicious struggle. Someone has kidnapped a proud Indian chief's daughter and grandchild. When the kidnapping turns to murder, and Preacher vanishes after clashing with a ruthless Union colonel turned railroad king, Matt sets out to infiltrate the Colonel's gang of killers;Smoke seeks out the only honest citizens in the crooked town of Hammerhead. It will take brave men to blow Hammerhead wide open and force the Colonel and his gunmen on a hard ride into a killing ground. And the Family Jensen will make sure there is hell to pay ..."--Page 4 of cover
Law of the mountain man by William W Johnstone( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After retiring his guns to raise a family and build a herd, legendary ex-gunfighter Smoke Jensen realizes he must leave retirement or die when he accidentally rides into the middle of the biggest range war of the decade
Blood valley by William W Johnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immune to death and war, Cotton accepts the job of sherriff in Doubtful, Wyoming, despite the threat of a range war between the ranchers and homesteaders
 
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A lone star Christmas
Alternative Names
William W. Johnstone American writer

William W. Johnstone Amerikaans romanschrijver (1938-2004)

William W. Johnstone escriptor estatunidenc

William W. Johnstone escritor estadounidense

Languages
English (362)

Covers
SidewindersHard country : a town called FurySavage TexasReturn of the mountain manA lone star ChristmasBlood bond : Ride for vengeanceThe family JensenTrail of the mountain man