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Wallis, Michael 1945-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 17,585 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Children's films  Animated films  Comedy films  Drama  Sports films  Action and adventure films  History  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Actor, Narrator, vac, Interviewee, Restager
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Most widely held works about Michael Wallis
 
Most widely held works by Michael Wallis
Cars by John Lasseter( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 2,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he hits a detour on his way to the most important race of his life. Stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on the old Route 66, he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson and a variety of quirky characters who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame"--Container
Mankiller : a chief and her people by Wilma Pearl Mankiller( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Cherokee Nation is told by Wilma Mankiller, who recounts her life and the racism she faced in her fight to lead it. Wilma Mankiller has been the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation since 1985. She tells her personal story (her political awakening came during the 1970 occupation of Alcatraz island), interwoven with the complex history of the Cherokee Nation
Billy the Kid : the endless ride by Michael Wallis( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Wallis has spent several years re-creating the rich, anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859-1881), a deeply mythologized young man who became a legend in his own time and yet remains an enigma to this day. With the Gilded Age in full swing and the Industrial Revolution reshaping the American landscape, "the Kid," who was gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico Territory at the age of 21, became a new breed of celebrity outlaw. He arose amid the mystery and myth of the swiftly vanishing frontier and, sensationalized beyond recognition by the tabloids and dime-store romances of the day, emerged as one of the most enduring icons of the American West--not to mention one of Hollywood's most misrepresented characters. This new biography, filled with dozens of rare images and period photographs, separates myth from reality in its portrait of this brief and violent life.--From publisher description
Pixar short films collection by Pixar (Firm)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of thirteen short animated films made by Pixar Studios
David Crockett : the Lion of the West by Michael Wallis( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the legendary frontiersman, soldier, and martyr examines his life--from hunting bears in the unspoiled countryside to helping defend the Alamo--and aims to dispel long-held myths
The real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West by Michael Wallis( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1893, the 101 Ranch was famous across the country for its touring Wild West shows, which featured countless cowboys and cowgirls, including Buffalo Bill, Geronimo, and Bill Pickett. Playing to packed arenas from coast to coast, and even in Europe, the 101 Ranch show came to embody the spirit of the frontier for the entire nation
Route 66 : the mother road by Michael Wallis( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the legendary road, Route 66, begun in the early 1920s that covered 2400 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles
The best land under heaven : the Donner Party in the age of Manifest Destiny by Michael Wallis( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Westward ho! For Oregon and California!' In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they hoped would be the most rewarding journey of a lifetime. But in eagerly pursuing what would a century later become known as the "American dream," this optimistic-yet-motley crew of emigrants was met with a chilling nightmare; in the following months, their jingoistic excitement would be replaced by desperate cries for help that would fall silent in the deadly snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada. We know these early pioneers as the Donner Party, a name that has elicited horror since the late 1840s. Now, historian Michael Wallis continues his life's work of parsing fact from fiction to tell the true story of one of the most embroidered sagas in Western history. Wallis begins the story in 1846, a momentous "year of decision" for the nation, when incredible territorial strides were being made in Texas, New Mexico, and California. Against this dramatic backdrop, an unlikely band of travelers appeared, stratified in age, wealth, education and ethnicity. At the forefront were the Donners: brothers George and Jacob, true sons of the soil determined to tame the wild land of California; and the Reeds, headed by adventurous, business-savvy patriarch James. In total, the Donner-Reed group would reach eighty-seven men, women, and children, and though personal motives varied--bachelors thirsting for adventure, parents wanting greater futures for their children--everyone was linked by the same unwavering belief that California was theirs for the taking. Skeptical of previous accounts of how the group ended up in peril, Wallis has spent years retracing its ill-fated journey, uncovering hundreds of new documents that illuminate how a combination of greed, backbiting, and recklessness led the group to become hopelessly snowbound at the infamous Donner Pass in present-day California. Climaxing with the grim stories of how the party’s paltry rations soon gave way to unimaginable hunger, Wallis not only details the cannibalism that has in perpetuity haunted their legacy but also the heroic rescue parties that managed to reach the stranded, only to discover that just forty-eight had survived the ordeal. An unflinching and historically invaluable account of the darkest side of Manifest Destiny, The Best Land Under Heaven offers a brilliant, revisionist examination of one of America's most calamitous and sensationalized catastrophes." -- Publisher's description
The Lincoln Highway : coast to coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate by Michael Wallis( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the American transcontinental highway built in 1913 evaluates its historic and cultural relevance as well as current efforts to repair its key segments
Pretty boy : the life and times of Charles Arthur Floyd by Michael Wallis( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Charles Arthur Floyd
Oil man : the story of Frank Phillips and the birth of Phillips Petroleum by Michael Wallis( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way down yonder in the Indian nation : writing from America's heartland by Michael Wallis( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief essays on Woody Guthrie, Route 66, barbecue, the 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbird), Mennonites, Frank Phillips, Oklahoma Art Deco architecture, Texhoma, cowboys, Pretty Boy floyd, Joe Don Looney, Oklahoma ghosts, Wilma Mankiller, Miller Brothers' 101 Ranch, and other topics
David Crockett : the Lion of the West by Michael Wallis( Recording )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the legendary frontiersman, soldier, and martyr examines his life--from hunting bears in the unspoiled countryside to helping defend the Alamo--and aims to dispel long-held myths
A Route 66 companion by David King Dunaway( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace--all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America's insatiable westering urge culminated in Route 66, the highway that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Opened in 1926, Route 66 became the quintessential American road. It offered the chance for freedom and a better life, whether you were down-and-out Okies fleeing the Dust Bowl in the 1930s or cool guys cruising in a Corvette in the 1960s. Even though the interstates long ago turned Route 66 into a bylane, it still draws travelers from around the world who long to experience the freedom of the open road. A Route 66 Companion gathers fiction, poetry, memoir, and oral history to present a literary historical portrait of America's most storied highway. From accounts of pioneering trips across the western plains to a sci-fi fantasy of traveling Route 66 in a rocket, here are stories that explore the mystique of the open road, told by master storytellers ranging from Washington Irving to Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Leslie Marmon Silko, and John Steinbeck. Interspersed among them are reminiscences that, for the first time, honor the varied cultures--Native American, Mexican American, and African American, as well as Anglo--whose experiences run through the Route 66 story like the stripe down the highway. So put the top down, set the cruise control, and "make that California trip" with A Route 66 Companion"--Page 4 of cover
En divina luz : the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico by Craig Varjabedian( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penitente Brotherhood, formally known as La Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, is a lay Catholic organization unique to New Mexico and southern Colorado. This book documents moradas, the buildings in which the Brothers meet and pray, and offers an intimate and respectful account of their religious observances. The Penitente Brothers have been objects of intense curiosity ever since New Mexico became a tourist attraction, and they have guarded their privacy fiercely. This book respects the privacy of all members of the brotherhood. Quotations are anonymous; building locations are unidentified. But unlike previous melodramatic or scholarly accounts, Michael Wallis's straightforward text and Craig Varjabedian's unadorned photos capture the deep piety of the brothers and their complex relationship with their history and the modern world. These are ordinary people, many of whom have moved away from the mountain villages in order to earn their livings in city jobs. For these hermanos, keeping their tie to the morada is to keep alive their history, their culture, as well as to express a deep piety. It is impossible to see Craig Varjabedian's luminous photos of their moradas or to hear the voices of the hermanos captured in Michael Wallis's intimate text without being moved by this glimpse into a religious experience absent from the lives of most Americans
The art of Cars by Michael Wallis( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of storyboards, pastels, photographs, and character sketches that capture the latest Pixar film about a race car that learns that there is more to life than the fast lane
Billy the Kid : the endless ride by Michael Wallis( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich, anecdotal saga of Billy the Kid (1859-1881), a deeply mythologized young man who became a legend in his own time and yet remains an enigma to this day. With the Gilded Age in full swing and the Industrial Revolution reshaping the American landscape, "the Kid," who was gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the New Mexico Territory at the age of twenty-one, became a new breed of celebrity outlaw. He arose amid the mystery and myth of the swiftly vanishing frontier and, sensationalized beyond recognition by the tabloids and dime-store romances of the day, emerged as one of the most enduring icons of the American West---not to mention one of Hollywood's most misrepresented characters
A Journey down Route 66( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Wallis takes us on a cross-country adventure along Route 66, The Mother Road revisiting tourist sports, quaint motels, and unique people
Beyond the hills : the journey of Waite Phillips by Michael Wallis( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Waite Phillips, the younger brother of Phillips Petroleum founder Frank Phillips, chronicles his life in the oilfields and boardrooms of 1920s Oklahoma and his extensive philanthropy in his later years
The Wild West--365 days by Michael Wallis( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of pioneers and cowboys, gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America's frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals, fertile for farming, and plentiful with buffalo bred an all-out obsession with heading westward
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis American historian

Michael Wallis Amerikaans journalist

Michael Wallis giornalista, scrittore e doppiatore statunitense

Michael Wallis historiador estadounidense

Michael Wallis historien américain

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Mankiller : a chief and her peopleBilly the Kid : the endless rideDavid Crockett : the Lion of the WestThe real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American WestRoute 66 : the mother roadThe Lincoln Highway : coast to coast from Times Square to the Golden GatePretty boy : the life and times of Charles Arthur FloydOil man : the story of Frank Phillips and the birth of Phillips Petroleum