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Norwood Press

Overview
Works: 381 works in 752 publications in 1 language and 25,323 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Nature stories  Biography  Boxing stories  Action and adventure fiction  Sea stories  Bibliography  Graphic novels 
Roles: Printer, Book producer, Publisher
Classifications: PS3523.O46, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Norwood Press
Mr. Crewe's career by Winston Churchill( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think that the problem of large corporations exercising undue influence in the political sphere is a recent phenomenon? If so, think again. Mr. Crewe's Career, an eye-opening historical novel set in the early twentieth century, follows the efforts of the railroad industry to steamroll its way into state politics in New Hampshire. This partly autobiographical political novel, set in New Hampshire, is a warning against the powers of the railroad interests to control elected government. Churchill himself had run for governor just two years earlier and had met his defeat at the hands of the state's railroad lobby. In the character of Humphrey Crewe, a somewhat politically naïve, comical figure who is running for governor, Churchill drew a character similar to himself. But Crewe is basically a minor figure, there to offer comic relief, but the main thrust of the story lies elsewhere. The main characters actually are Hillary Vane, the chief lawyer for the railroad company and major state political operator, and his son, Austen, who represents reform. Austen accuses his father of violating a "nearly forgotten" statute whereby the railroads were not to increase rates in exchange for the right to consolidate, a ruling they have long ignored. Churchill's real-life reform concerns came to the fore right here, as this was exactly what was happening in New Hampshire at the time. The battle between Austen and Hillary builds dramatically throughout the novel, until Austen is encouraged by other reformers to run for governor. But out of loyalty to his father, he declines the nomination
The crossing by Winston Churchill( Book )

2 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time of George Rogers Clark's military achievements in the West and Daniel Boone's wilderness road
Social life at Rome in the age of Cicero by W. Warde Fowler( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look at all aspects of life in Ancient Rome in the 1st Century BC, from the geography of Rome itself, to the government and the role of religion in the city, to the class system, to holidays and public amusements
The sea wolf by Jack London( Book )

8 editions published between 1904 and 1908 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of a Norwegian sealing schooner and a grim picture of a sailor who is a combination of savage and superman
The Virginian : a horseman of the plains by Owen Wister( Book )

3 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreman of a large cattle ranch on the Wyoming frontier lives by the honor code of the West even though it means helping lynch a friend or possibly losing the girl he is to marry
The last American frontier by Frederic L Paxson( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the American West Collection is a unique project that provides opportunities for researchers and new readers to easily access and explore works which have previously only been available on library shelves. The Collection brings to life pre-1923 titles focusing on a wide range of topics and experiences in US Western history. From the initial westward migration, to exploration and development of the American West to daily life in the West and intimate pictures of the people who inhabited it, this collection offers American West enthusiasts a new glimpse at some forgotten treasures of American culture. Encompassing genres such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama, this collection provides a new window to the legend and realities of the American West
The mettle of the pasture by James Lane Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though James Lane Allen's The Mettle of the Pasture is rife with the lush descriptions and strong sense of place that imbue his previous works, the central focus of this novel is on the complicated nuances of the blossoming love between protagonists Isabel and Rowan, proving that Allen is as skilled in creating unforgettable characters and dramatic tension as he is at depicting the contours of the natural landscape
The choir invisible by James Lane Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 1897 and 1898 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Choir Invisible by James Lane Allen, appeared in 1897, and is one of his most popular and pleasing stories. It was enlarged from an earlier story called ‘John Gray.’ Its scene is the Kentucky of a hundred years ago. The hero is John Gray, a schoolmaster and idealist, who, disappointed in his love for Amy Falconer, a pert, pretty, shallow flirt, gradually comes to care for Mrs. Falconer, her aunt, a noble woman in reduced circumstances, who with her husband has left a former stately home in Virginia and come to live in the Kentucky wilderness. She loves him in return with a deep, tender passion that has in it something of the motherly instinct of protection; but, her husband being alive, she conceals her feeling from Gray until after he has departed from Lexington and settled in another State. She then writes him to say she is free--and he replies that he is married. But he tells her in a final letter that she has remained his ideal and guiding star to noble action. The romantic atmosphere and the ideal cast of these two leading characters make the fiction very attractive; and the fresh picturesque descriptions of pioneer life in Kentucky give the tale historical value"--Bartleby.com
Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic novel of post-Civil War Charleston life, a portrayal of the process of healing the wounds of war through reconciliation between Northerners and Southerners on a personal, not political, level. Set in the early 1900s, there are extended discussions between a Northerner and several Southerners
Historic silver of the Colonies and its makers by Francis Hill Bigelow( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White fang by Jack London( Book )

5 editions published between 1906 and 1913 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and who eventually makes his peace with man
Before Adam by Jack London( Book )

4 editions published between 1907 and 1917 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of humanity."--Back cover
The game by Jack London( Book )

5 editions published between 1905 and 1912 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of their wedding, twenty-year-old Jack Fleming arranges a secret ringside seat for his sweetheart to view her only rival: the "game." Through Genevieve's apprehensive eyes, we watch the prizefight that pits her fair young lover, "the Pride of West Oakland," against the savage and brutish John Ponta and that reveals as much about her own nature, and Joe's, as it does about the force that drives the two men in their violent, fateful encounter
Burning Daylight by Jack London( Book )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-filled story of the Yukon Territory in 1893, the surging novel of the men who gambled their lives and opened the vast Canadian North in their lust for gold, Burning Daylight was Jack London's best selling book during his lifetime
The cruise of the Snark by Jack London( Book )

2 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1907 Jack London set out to sail around the world in the 45-foot ship The Snark, accompanied by his wife and a small crew. Although suffering from seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote prolifically, including a series of entertaining sketches of the voyage itself. These were later collected as The Cruise of the Snark, a remarkable record of adventure and love among the islands of the South Pacific. - Publisher
The conqueror : being the true and romantic story of Alexander Hamilton by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of the classes by Jack London( Book )

6 editions published between 1905 and 1912 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is Jack London's nonfiction work about social class conflict
Philosophy 4 : a story of Harvard University by Owen Wister( Book )

5 editions published between 1903 and 1914 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charming and nostalgic story of college days in Cambirdge, Massachusetts during the 1880s
South Sea tales by Jack London( Book )

3 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of stories that portray life in the South Seas
 
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