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The Cowboy Or the Gambler

Author : Jean L. Matha
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This intriguing romantic novel centers around Linda Lente who falls in love with two unlikely suitors, Tom Braden, an Oklahoma cowboy struggling as a rancher on 40 acres of inherited farmland, and Lou Mornelli, the playboy gambler, inheritor of the local Casino, property, and oil wells. When Linda chances to win the town’s rigged Miss Galveston of 1936 beauty contest because of a quirk mishap, she and everyone in the family, including the three woman roomers, are thrust into an unexpected change of lifestyle. For Irene Hatfield, the reserved spinster roomer, the decision to marry Tony, the gambler’s uneducated ‘fall guy’, comes easy. But, for Linda the opposite ways of living of her two loves has her involved in misunderstanding, jealousy, and greed with complex consequences. In the end Linda realizes that she alone is responsible for her own destiny by the choice she makes for herself and by the fork in the road she takes.

Revenge and Chameli Gonzales

Author : Ken Coleman
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An epic story of a man's journey to seek out and kill the brutal outlaws who killed and defiled his family in the most horrific and degrading manner imaginable. His journey spans many years and thousands of miles as he doggedly searches for and picks them off one by one. Along the way he visits some of the most lawless towns in the west, with dire consequences for the gunmen and ruffians who bring trouble to his already, troubled existance. However, worse than any gunslinger, is the crazy woman who enters his life and try as he might, he cannot shake her off. Her name is Chameli Gonzales and apart from being crazy, she is the most irritating, unpredictable and fiery female he has ever known. She is also the most beautiful and endearing woman ever to enrich his troubled life and try as he might he cannot shake off her image, even when they are miles and years apart, she is always somewhere at the back of his mind. Sooner or later, they must face their combined destiny with bloody and tragic consequences.

Cowboys Gamblers and Hustlers

Author : Bryon Wolford
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This inside looks at the early glory days of hold'em, playing in smoky backrooms with legends such as Titanic Thompson and Doyle Brunson. Get a look at vintage Las Vegas when Cowboy's friend, Benny Binion ruled Glitter Gulch and ride along with the road gamblers as they faded the white line from Dallas to Shreveport to Houston in the 1960s in search of games. Read fascinating yarns about life on the rough and tumble, and colorful adventures as a road gambler; feel the fear and frustration of being hijacked, getting arrested for playing poker, and having to outwit card sharps and scam artists. Wolford survived it all to win a gold bracelet at the World Series playing with poker greats Amarillo Slim Preston, Johnny Moss and 1978 World Champion, Bobby Baldwin. Wolford also won 30 rodeo belt buckles. Baldwin says, Cowboy is probably the best gambling story teller in the world.

Burning Boy

Author : Paul Auster
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Booker Prize-shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster's comprehensive, landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane. With Burning Boy, celebrated novelist Paul Auster tells the extraordinary story of Stephen Crane, best known as the author of The Red Badge of Courage, who transformed American literature through an avalanche of original short stories, novellas, poems, journalism, and war reportage before his life was cut short by tuberculosis at age twenty-eight. Auster’s probing account of this singular life tracks Crane as he rebounds from one perilous situation to the next: A controversial article written at twenty disrupts the course of the 1892 presidential campaign, a public battle with the New York police department over the false arrest of a prostitute effectively exiles him from the city, a star-crossed love affair with an unhappily married uptown girl tortures him, a common-law marriage to the proprietress of Jacksonville’s most elegant bawdyhouse endures, a shipwreck results in his near drowning, he withstands enemy fire to send dispatches from the Spanish-American War, and then he relocates to England, where Joseph Conrad becomes his closest friend and Henry James weeps over his tragic, early death. In Burning Boy, Auster not only puts forth an immersive read about an unforgettable life but also, casting a dazzled eye on Crane’s astonishing originality and productivity, provides uniquely knowing insight into Crane’s creative processes to produce the rarest of reading experiences—the dramatic biography of a brilliant writer as only another literary master could tell it.

A Study Guide for Stephen Crane s The Blue Hotel

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Stephen Crane 's "The Blue Hotel," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Gambler s Apprentice

Author : H. Lee Barnes
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The Gambler’s Apprentice tells the story of a teenage boy growing up in Texas during desperate times. Willy, wise and capable beyond his years, learns the gambler’s trade and experiences adventures that demand quick wits—and sometimes violent actions. This is a multilayered story, full of Old West motifs such as cattle-rustling and gunfights along with more modern twists. Starting with a cattle-rustling scheme involving his father, Willy embarks on a life of crime early, eventually landing in a Laredo jail for shooting a man. During his incarceration he meets Sonny Archer, an itinerant gambler, who teaches Willy how to be a cardsharp. Upon his release, Willy roams the country, honing his new talent and getting into more trouble. During his time in New Orleans, Willy even winds up in a confrontation with an Italian crime ring. While all these adventures mold Willy into a clever card player and a masterful fortune-hunter, his grand ambition to be a professional gambler is thwarted when the influenza epidemic strikes. Willy is forced to return home to his family’s Texas ranch, where he faces the most challenging test of his young life and begins to prove that he is far more than simply an apprentice.

The Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing and Other Songs Cowboys Sing

Author : Guy Logsdon
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Think cowboys croon lullabies to cattle at night? Not exactly. Whether 'round the campfire or in the barroom, cowboys love a lusty chorus of the kinds of songs their mothers never taught them. Guy Logsdon painstakingly sought out, listened to, and recorded the bawdy songs of America's real working cowboys. Honest and hilarious songs ranging from "Little Joe, the Wrangler" to "Boring for Oil" and "Old Man's Lament" reveal an affection for humor--sometimes crude, sometimes clever--as well as an affable warts-and-all view of human nature.

What the Gambler Risks

Author : Kristina Knight
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Best-selling author Kristina Knight's Billionaire Cowboys are back for one final ride with this seductive story of long-simmering feelings and hot Vegas nights. Twenty-something ice queen Sabrina Smith enjoys the fame and fortune she's found writing self-help books for a largely female audience. Her readers hang on every word of how the Vegas Virgin--an unflattering and inaccurate moniker given to her by a local shock jock--juggles dating, working, and friendships in Sin City. And that's why Jase Reeves spells trouble. Jase knows Sabrina's secret--that she's not nearly as cold as she would like people to think--and he's through keeping it. He didn't intend to have a one-night stand with the Vegas Virgin, but now he can't get her out of his head. And he can't keep living this lie. With Jase back at the tables in Vegas, Sabrina has one goal: stay away from the handsome gambler before he melts her career--and her heart. Sensuality Level: Sensual

Interpretation and Genre

Author : Thomas Kent
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Kent proposes a general theory of genre classification arid applies this genetic model to American fiction written during the last half of the nineteenth century. Combining theory and application, Kent attempts to demonstrate that what we say about texts is related directly to our generic perception of them.

The Cowboy s Cinderella

Author : Carol Arens
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His Fair Lady The only life Ivy Magee has known is aboard a gambling boat. Until cowboy Travis Murphy arrives with the startling revelation that she's inherited a ranch. Ivy must now leave her home behind and put aside her tomboyish ways. To save the ranch, Travis knows Ivy must marry a wealthy stranger. And if that means teaching her to become a lady, then so be it. Except, being a part of Ivy's transformation makes Travis wish he could be the prince to this unlikely Cinderella!

The Cowboy the Creation and the Creator

Author : The Cowboy, the Creation and the Creator
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Travelling between yesteryear and today, Ron Secoy explores the bond betweenThe Cowboy, the Creation and the Creator. Moving easily from the Pony Express to 9-11 to the drought of 2011, he tells the tale of the Old West then and today. He brings the message about The Big Trail Boss and his love for his creation. With cowboy verbiage, timeless themes and varied relationships, he exposes the heart, fabric and mind of his favorite subject, the American cowboy. Patriotism clashes with shame, heaven with the Chisholm Trail and the darkness with the light in this collection. It's not only well written poetry, but cowboy poetry; not only cowboy poetry but Christian cowboy poetry. His vignettes are of real people, real times in this celebration of The Cowboy, the Creation and the Creator.

Western poetry with a cowboy flair

Author : Denny Bertrand
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The Eagle I wrote this poem about when I was living on Dr. M.J. Nachtriebs Ranch at Northrop, Colorado. In the mornings as I would leave to work I would see this pair of eagles above in their nest in a tree. At night when I got home I wouldn’t see them, but just before dark they would fly over the camper I was staying in. I always liked to think they were watching over me.

Ralph Compton Broken Rider

Author : John Shirley
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In this exciting new Ralph Compton western, a man without a memory meets an unforgettable ally: the one and only Bat Masterson. Riding into the town of Smoky River on a mangy mule, Dane looks as broken down as his old mount. His Stetson is ragged, his boots are tied together with leather thongs, and he wears a Colt Army revolver with exactly three bullets. He wouldn't know what to say if you asked him where he got the gun, or how he learned to shoot it so well. He doesn't know if Dane is his first name or his last. Something happened that cost him much of his memory, and he can't remember what that something was. For three years he's been traveling the West as a cowboy, a buffalo hunter, a farmhand. Smoky River looks to be a fine place to settle down. If only his past didn't decide to catch up to him here. . .

Mercer s Manor

Author : Bobby R. Woodall
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Dan Mercer is an ex-Union officer trying to forge a new life for himself on Oklahoma’s untamed plains

I Went Down to St James Infirmary

Author : Robert W. Harwood
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Famous Gamblers Poker History and Texas Stories

Author : Johnny Hughes
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You have a great writing style, very credible, and entertaining. Those were dangerous times. Almost all of the guys are gone. A great book!... -Doyle Brunson, Poker Hall of Fame, author. He's as good a writer as he is a player. When it comes to poker tales...Johnny Hughes is your man.... -Anthony Holden, London, President of the International Federation of Poker, author ... a captivating raconteur and avid historian...brings them to life with a unique flair and panache...(He) paints word pictures with witty, lush brush strokes reminiscent of Tom Wolfe... -Paul "Dr. Pauly" McGuire, author ..the William Manchester of poker historians...a Hughes narrative is like lighting a lantern into the darkest recess of poker's subculture...provides the very best portrait of these unique real-life characters of anyone on record... -Nolan Dalla, Media Director. World Series of Poker, author. ...the true story...of the beginnings of the phenomenon that poker has become... -Crandell Addington, Poker Hall of Fame. Reading...is only paralleled by listening to him tell those stories in real time...like putting yourself in the same room as it all unfolded...when the mob ruled Las Vegas...the real stories... -Ryan Sayer, OnTilt Radio, C.O.O., and Host. www.JohnnyHughes.com

Slocum 380

Author : Jake Logan
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Slocum's reputation is about to get soiled… John Slocum never minded visiting houses of ill fame--until he loses a pat hand in a poker game and finds himself paying by playing bouncer at the local brothel. A big rodeo's coming to town, and the place needs a hard man to take care of trouble. And when a lady under his protection ends up dead, Slocum aims to guard his flock of soiled doves with one clean shot…

The Color of the Sky

Author : David Halliburton
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David Halliburton's book is a richly textured study of the complete writings of Stephen Crane. Offering close readings of the works within a broad framework, Halliburton sets out to explore the imaginative world Crane created in his total œuvre of fiction, poetry and reportage.

Great Short Stories by Great American Writers

Author : Thomas Fasano
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Featuring 30 of the greatest short stories from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new anthology begins with Washington Irving's tale "Rip Van Winkle" and ranges across more than one hundred years of storytelling, concluding with F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, "Winter Dreams." Other selections include Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," Melville's "Bartleby, The Scrivener," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "To Build a Fire," by Jack London, "The Middle Years" by Henry James, plus stories by Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, and others. Perfect for classroom use, this outstanding collection of short stories will also prove popular with fiction readers everywhere.

Lawless Breed

Author : Ralph Hayes
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When Wesley Sumner is released from prison, he and cellmate Corey Madison go in search of work as ranch hands. But their new-found freedom is short-lived when they are arrested for a crime they did not commit. And when Corey dies after a savage beating from their captors, Sumner vows revenge. However, his plans are thwarted when he learns that the two deputies who beat Corey have lost their jobs and are now themselves on the run from the law. And so begins a long hard journey, fraught with danger, as slowly but surely Sumner tracks down his friend's killers.