Le May, Alan 1899-1964
Most widely held works about Alan Le May
Most widely held works by Alan Le May
The searchers by Alan Le May ( Book )
40 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
On the Texas frontier, in the years after the civil war, a Comanche war party attacks the Edwards ranch and kills all the inhabitants, except for the two girls carried away with them. In the name of civilization, a group of pioneers take off in hot pursuit. Amos Edwards, brother of the slain rancher, and Martin Pauley, 18-year-old adopted son of the Edwards family, join the party. Their travels take them into a savage world of unexpected dangers, false hopes, and darkest despair. Their journey becomes a metaphor for the pioneers' quest for larger meaning - and as such, illuminates the lives of all the searchers.
The searchers ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family.
The unforgiven by Alan Le May ( Book )
28 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
Action-packed story of the Texas territory in the 1870's when the Kiowa Indians attack.
By dim and flaring lamps by Alan Le May ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
"Roger Ashland, the son of a wealthy landowner, and the man responsible for the death of Shep's father, was a loner with the bite of a cobra and the anger of a man by the world betrayed."
The bells of San Juan : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 libraries worldwide
Winter range by Alan Le May ( Book )
19 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 libraries worldwide
"When Kentucky Jones turned up in Waterman for the inquest into the death of John Mason, he couldn't help noticing that the whole town was on the edge. Beef prices were sagging, ranchers were at each other's throats, and the ugly suspicion in every face warned him that a range war loomed in the Wolf Bench country. Then lovely Jody Ragland, looking faint and drawn, swayed toward him, thrust something into his hand, and vanished. When he looked into his palm. he was shocked by what he saw. There lay the bullet that killed John Mason."--from back cover.
Spanish Crossing : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
A collection of Western stories, one of which is The Wolf Hunter, on a bounty hunter who is tormented by his prey, a coyote. In Delayed Action, a man who forced a sheriff to back down is killed by a bullet from the sheriff's gun, but the lawman claims innocence. By the author of The Searchers.
Painted ponies by Alan Le May ( Book )
13 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Ben Morgan's troubles began when he killed Lew Cade in self-defense, and Lew's brother truned a band of trigger-happy Vigilantes against him.
Cattle kingdom by Alan Le May ( Book )
18 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Billy Wheeler tries to solve the murder of the Brand 94 spread. He wants to bring justice to the range, solve a murder and win the woman he loves, but Billy's efforts are blocked by a treacherous Indian guide, a lawless wagon boss, and a rancher seeking vengeance.
Gunsight trail by Alan Le May ( Book )
15 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 libraries worldwide
The Lazy M Ranch was battling for its very survival. Outside, Earl Shaw's hired thugs poured a withering volley of bullets into the stone pump house that stood between Oliver Major's cowpunchers and certain destruction. This battle was the culmination of a long and bitter feud between Shaw and Major for control of Buckhorn Valley. For hours, both sides lit up the stillness of a prairie night with gunfire. Suddenly Clay Hughes was sent off for help. He bolted through a hail of hot lead on a critical mission. If he failed, they would all die.
The smoky years by Alan Le May ( Book )
8 editions published between 1935 and 1997 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Painted rock : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Among the eleven stories included here is "Whack-Ear's Pup," in which a cowboy finds a small puppy abandoned on the plains and brings it back to the Triangle R. The puppy kills the pet jackrabbit of the owner's daughter, setting off a crisis. In "Strange Fellows," drifter Dan Torkaway shows up at the Triangle R looking for work. His only possession is a beautiful black horse, but trouble erupts when a stranger rides in intent on killing Torkaway's stallion. "Feud Fight" is a gripping narrative of range wars -- a new one that threatens, and one in the past that led to bloodshed.
Thunder in the dust by Alan Le May ( Book )
22 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Tom Cloud of Arizona leases cattle land in Baja California, and unwittingly takes on a revolutionary ("El Fuerte") as a partner.
West of Nowhere : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
A collection of western stories representing the vitality of the frontier.
Old father of waters by Alan Le May ( Book )
10 editions published between 1928 and 2003 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Captain Arnold Huston is the central figure in a throng of river men, planters, and merchants along the Mississippi in 1858.
West of Nowhere by Alan Le May ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 libraries worldwide
A collection of western stories that represent the vitality of the frontier.
Tonopah Range : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Useless cowboy by Alan Le May ( Book )
7 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Pelican coast by Alan Le May ( Book )
7 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"Pelican Coast is a tale of old New Orleans, which recreates the romantic old city with both historical truth and the beauty of style that distinguishes Alan LeMay's narratives. Set in 1811, Pelican Coast finds French privateer Jacque Durossac throwing in his lot with legendary pirate Jean Lafitte, known both as 'The Hero of New Orleans' and 'The Terror of the Gulf.'"--from back cover.
Cecil B. DeMille's reap the wild wind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
A sea captain is locked in battle in 1840s Key West with lawyer Steve Tolliver for the affections of a beautiful ship owner. Tolliver attempts to prosecute the captain for the murder of a girl who was allegedly on board.
Action and adventure films American Civil War (1861-1865) Biographical films Cattle Cattle stealing Comanche Indians Confederate States of America.--Army Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Florida--Key West Foster, Stephen Collins,--1826-1864 Frontier and pioneer life Great Plains Gulf of Mexico History Indian captivities Indian Wars (Shoshoni : 1863-1865) Kansas Laffite, Jean Large type books Le May, Alan,--1899-1964 Louisiana Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Motion picture plays Musical films Pirates Privateering Racism Ranchers Rangelands--Multiple use Revenge Shoshoni Indians Soldiers Texas Texas--San Antonio Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Violence West (U.S.) Western films Western films Western stories Western stories Whites--Relations with Indians Yuma Indians
Lemay, Alan, 1899-1964
May, Alan le 1899-1964
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