WorldCat Identities

Cook, Will

Works: 218 works in 692 publications in 7 languages and 13,844 library holdings
Genres: Western fiction  Fiction  Blues (Music)  Jazz  Piano music (Jazz)  Dixieland music  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.O5547, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Will Cook
Most widely held works by Will Cook
Until day breaks by Will Cook( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870, after three years of peace, General Tracy Cameron is given a congressional mission to look into allowing the Comanches to remain on their land. Problem is other generals are intent on subverting Cameron's mission by provoking the Comanches into a war
Until shadows fall by Will Cook( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike the stereotypical western, where the good guys are very good and the bad guys are very bad, the major characters here have elements of both, and the only unforgivable sin is stupidity."
Until darkness disappears by Will Cook( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Jim Gary is sent as a special envoy for President Roosevelt to Laredo, Texas to investigate raids by the Mexican revolutionary bandit Pedro Vargas--El Jefe
The Devil's roundup : a western quintet by Will Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five short Westerns set in the ranching community of Hondo, Texas
The rain tree : a western story by Will Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As his cattle die from drought, rancher Jim Martin hears of a tree which can bring water from the ground. He buys a shoot and his ranch becomes the most prosperous in the area. But riches corrupt and the novel follows Martin's descent into theft and murder. By the author of Two Rode Together
The wind river kid by Will Cook( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man Cadmus Rindo sets up as sheriff for his town turns out to be the deadly gunslinger called the Wind River Kid
The Apache fighter by Will Cook( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and German and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eager to get his hands on the silver to be found in Apache territory, Captain Dane sends Sergeant Joe Moses--the only man likely to stand in his way--on a fool's mission from which he would be lucky to escape with his life
Bandit's trail by Will Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Finley Burkhauser was a man who called every hand, bluff or not. And this telegram was no bluff. He knew just the friend he would bring, too--fellow Texas Ranger Jim McClintock. There had been a rash of hold-ups on the Liberty-Houston Express but this latest communication from the bandit made one thing clear: the real target was not the train's strongbox, but Burkhauser himself. Twenty-five years as a Texas lawman had earned him a few enemies. Any one of fifty men might want to see him put out of commission. Now one of them was about to take the chance. What happens when that chance is finally taken is a story of high adventure on the Texas frontier and in Mexico, where the law and the dimensions of one man's vengeance clash with bloody consequences
Badman's holiday by Will Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Two Pines took Sheriff Lincoln McKeever lightly. He moved slow, talked slow, and they assumed his gun-hand worked that way too--they were mistaken
Texas yankee by Will Cook( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his run out of luck, Dan Canby had to be rough, tough and ruthless. When the Civil War ended in Texas, his troubles had only begun. Dan had to fight for his store, his stageline, everything he had ever worked for. He had to fight for the woman he wanted -- he even had to fight for his life. And there were lots of folks in town just willing him to lose ... To save Dan and to save the town it took an ex-Yankee soldier ... soft-spoken Ben Talon, who turned out to be the best Texan of all
Bix Beiderbecke by Bix Beiderbecke( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apache ambush by Will Cook( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Timothy O'Hagen had fought the Apache, knew their language and customs, and respected them. He also knew when an Apache went bad, and to him Contreras was a bad Apache. Osgood Sickles, Agent-in-Charge of the San Carlos Apache Reservation disagreed. Sickles felt that O'Hagen was just trying to make trouble for him because O'Hagen's sweetheart had married him instead. Not until Sickles finds himself facing Contreras's violence does he see that O'Hagen may be right
Blood sky : western stories by Will Cook( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Blood Sky' deals with the effects of Nature's unpredictability on a small group of ranchers, when a protracted drought followed by an extended period of rain leads to frayed nerves and sudden violence. 'The Contest' pits a determined hunter against a 'bold and magnificent enemy, ' a vengeful buck he once wounded, in a powerful clash of wills. 'The Far-Travelin' Man, ' published here for the first time, is a fine, off-trail character study of revenge and redemption set in the Tennessee hill country. In 'Wildcat on the Prod, ' a hot-headed young Texas cowboy locks horns with a rival over the woman he loves and learns some hard lessons as a result. 'Fight at Renegade Basin' concerns a horse trader's battle to keep his homestead ranch from the clutches of an unprincipled land baron, his efforts to solve the mysterious disappearance of $800 in cash, and his encounters with three volatile women."--Publisher's website (October 2006)
The fighting Texan by Will Cook( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jim Quartermain was a lean, hard, tough Texan. On the surface, the only difference between him and all the other men in town was the .75 worth of tin he wore on his chest. But to Jim Quartermain, that tin star was something only the undertaker would get away from him. Then one night something happened that made Jim Quartermain rip off the star, and head out looking for people to kill . . ." Book Jacket
Trumpets to the west by Will Cook( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil War was a thunderhead on the horizon. Rebel agents infested the Army, their job to stop Western Union from stringing telegraph lines. Time after time, Washington sent counter-spies against the plotters but every one was killed. In desperation, Quincy St. Clair a West Point cadet, was tapped for the dangerous assignment. To carry out his orders, St. Clair had to desert and re-enlist as a trooper out West. There, an immediate attimpt was made to kill him. From that grim moment he knew he was living on borrowed time among fanatic, unseen enemies"--Page 4 of cover
The brass and the blue by Will Cook( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Schwabacker had waited a long time for his chance at glory, and nothing was going to stop him--even if it meant breaking every rule in the book and jeopardizing the life of every man in his patrol
Gunnison's empire by Will Cook( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When word gets out that the owner of the richest cattle ranch in the territory is dying, Charlie Gunnison from the Cattlemen's Association heads out to Texas before the cattle thieves and land-grabbers can get to it
The wranglers by Will Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort Starke by Will Cook( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fort was cut off and surrounded by Apaches. Two patrols had been wiped out, a third was missing, and the telegraph was down. Inside Fort Starke, men and women waited for inevitable death ... There was Lt. Col. Lunsford, torn by the conflicting loyalties of family and duty, and Cora, his wife, thinking only of her children. Mel Lunsford, the Colonel's oldest son, who was young enough to be eager for the fight, but old enough to be scared stiff. Bob Van Orden, a quietly lethal young man, with his own quarrels to settle, and his own dead to count. Gentry, the scalp-hungry hunter. Sgt. McGuire, a good man with a bottle, or without -- and all the complement of the post, fifty-one men, their wives and children: a living island of hates, fears, loves, quarrels, and laughter. But just how long will they survive?
Ambush at Antlers Spring by Will Cook( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Until day breaks
Until shadows fallUntil darkness disappearsThe Devil's roundup : a western quintetThe rain tree : a western storyThe wind river kidThe Apache fighterBadman's holidayTexas yankee
Alternative Names

controlled identityEverett, Wade

controlled identityKeene, James

Cook, William Everett

Cook, William Everett 1921-1964

Everett Wade 1921-1964

Keene James 1921-1964

Peace, Frank 1921-1964

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