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Le May, Alan 1899-1964

Overview
Works: 175 works in 704 publications in 8 languages and 15,884 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  Western stories  Short stories  Action and adventure films  Musical films  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Performer, Other, Restager , Director
Classifications: PS3523.E513, 813.52
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The searchers by Alan Le May( Book )

78 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,110 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 )

38 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action-packed story of the Texas territory in the 1870's when the Kiowa Indians attack
West of Nowhere : western stories by Alan Le May( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of western stories that represent 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 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shep Daniels went in search of Roger Ashland, the son of a wealthy landowner and the man responsible for the death of Shep's father
The bells of San Juan : western stories by Alan Le May( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish Crossing : western stories by Alan Le May( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 519 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 )

25 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 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."--Back cover
Tonopah Range : western stories by Alan Le May( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 433 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
Painted rock : western stories by Alan Le May( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 433 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
Cattle kingdom by Alan Le May( Book )

18 editions published between 1933 and 2004 in English and held by 430 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
Gunsight trail by Alan Le May( Book )

17 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 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
Painted ponies by Alan Le May( Book )

20 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 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
Thunder in the dust by Alan Le May( Book )

26 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 382 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 )

18 editions published between 1935 and 1997 in English and held by 352 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 John Ford( Visual )

52 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ethan Edwards returns from the Civil War to find that Comanches have killed his brother and his brother's wife and have taken their daughter, he sets out after them
Old father of waters by Alan Le May( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2003 in English and held by 317 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
Useless cowboy by Alan Le May( Book )

12 editions published between 1943 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 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 Thelma Strabel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil DeMille presents a tale of daring piracy and hot-blooded love. 1840s Key West is filled with salvage businesses thriving on the cargo of wrecked ships. Ship owner Loxi Claiborn (Paulette Goddard) suspects salvager King Cutler (Raymond Massey) of foul play, since he's always first on the scene of a wreck. Loxi's suitor, Captain Jack Stuart (John Wayne), is another suspect--at least to jealous lawyer Steve Tolliver (Ray Milland). Who will be found guilty hinges on some amazing developments
Pelican coast by Alan Le May( Book )

7 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 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.'"--Back cover
I dream of Jeanie (with the light brown hair)( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Stephen Foster and the showboats and minstrels of yesteryear
 
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The bells of San Juan : western stories
Alternative Names
Alan Le May Amerikaans schrijver (1899-1964)

Alan Le May écrivain américain

Alan Le May escritor estadounidense

Alan Le May scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Le May, Alan

Lemay, Alan

Lemay, Alan 1899-1964

May, Alan Le.

May, Alan le 1899-1964

Алан Ле Мэй

آلن له می نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

アラン・ルメイ

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The unforgivenWest of Nowhere : western storiesBy dim and flaring lampsThe bells of San Juan : western storiesSpanish Crossing : western storiesWinter rangeTonopah Range : western storiesPainted rock : western stories