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Le May, Alan 1899-1964

Overview
Works: 163 works in 593 publications in 4 languages and 15,356 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Western stories  Western films 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Performer, Other, Director
Classifications: PS3523.E513, 813.52
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The searchers by Alan Le May ( Book )
53 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
South-plains cattlemen, Comanche Indians, and a captured child in a story of Texas just after the Civil War
The unforgiven by Alan Le May ( Book )
35 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Action-packed story of the Texas territory in the 1870's when the Kiowa Indians attack
The bells of San Juan : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captures the danger and excitement of the Old West in a collection of stories including "The Little Kid," in which a young boy is orphaned after his father is killed on a cattle drive
West of Nowhere : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of western stories representing the vitality of the frontier
By dim and flaring lamps by Alan Le May ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member 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."
Spanish Crossing : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member 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
Winter range by Alan Le May ( Book )
22 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member 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
Painted ponies by Alan Le May ( Book )
17 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member 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 )
19 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member 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
Painted rock : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member 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
Gunsight trail by Alan Le May ( Book )
18 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member 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
Thunder in the dust by Alan Le May ( Book )
28 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Cloud had never been in a jam to match this one. Forced to ranch in wild Mexico, he found "neighbors" who rustled his stock and used them for target practice. What one fighting Yank does to overcome the actions of a thousand fanatics makes this one of the all-time great sagas of the glorious Southwest
The smoky years by Alan Le May ( Book )
15 editions published between 1935 and 1997 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stampeding through Texas, sweeping like a destroying wind into Montana, rides the wildest bunch of outlaws ever to terrorize the west. And the man behind them is Bill Roper, an ordinary cowpuncher until Ben Thorpe and his henchmen gunned down his friend. Roper is set on vengeance and will not stop until he has crushed Thorpe's vast and ruthless cattle empire
The searchers by Alan Le May ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a Texas frontier family is massacred by Comanches, Amos Edwards and his nephew, Martin Pauley, search for Edwards' niece, who had been taken captive during the raid
Old father of waters by Alan Le May ( Book )
10 editions published between 1928 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Captain Arnold Huston is the central figure in a throng of river men, planters, and merchants along the Mississippi in 1858
Tonopah Range : western stories by Alan Le May ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The town of Moloch, in the Tonopah Range near the Nevada border, exists to support a lucrative copper mine. When one of the town's three mine owners is murdered, the citizenry are prepared to lynch a pair of drifters, Missouri Slope and Elmer Law, before one of the other owners intervenes. Slope is compelled to find the unknown killer who nearly got him lynched, much to the chagrin of his partner, Elmer, who would just as soon add direction to their aimless drift by getting out of town
Useless cowboy by Alan Le May ( Book )
12 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melody Jones was a strange man in a strange town -- and now the townsfolk bowed and scraped to him. What Melody didn't know was that he bore a striking resemblance to Monte Jarrad, the most feared killer in the southwest
Cecil B. DeMille's reap the wild wind by Cecil B DeMille ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and French and held by 278 WorldCat member 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
The searchers by John Ford ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member 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
Pelican coast by Alan Le May ( Book )
6 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member 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
 
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