• Filename: flintlock.
  • ISBN: 9780786032624
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: William W. Johnstone
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books

The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century He is brave, tough as leather, and has left behind a trail of deadly enemies--outlaws he's hunted down or killed with the cold heart of a man used to violence. A feared bounty hunter and the scourge of bad men everywhere, Flintlock carries an ancient Hawken muzzle-loader, handed down to him from the mountain man who raised him. He stands as the towering hero of a new Johnstone saga. Blood Quest Busted out of prison by an outlaw friend, Flintlock joins a hunt for a fortune--a golden bell hanging in a remote monastery. But between the smoldering ruin of his former jail cell and a treasure in the Arizona mountains there will be blood at a U.S. Army fort, a horrifying brush with Apache warriors, and a dozen bloody showdowns with the schemers, shootists, madmen, and lost women who find their way to Flintlock's side. From a vicious, superstitious half-breed to the great Geronimo himself, Flintlock meets the frontier's most murderous hardcases--many who he must find a way to kill. . .

Preacher s Bloodbath

  • Filename: preacher-s-bloodbath.
  • ISBN: 9780786035595
  • Release Date: 2015-12-29
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: William W. Johnstone
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books

The Greatest Western Writers Of The 21st Century Preacher takes on the last of the Aztecs in his biggest, bloodiest showdown yet. . . There are a million ways to die in the Rockies--and a million predators, natural or otherwise. But even a seasoned mountain dweller like Preacher is shocked by the latest horror lurking in the hills. Trappers are being hunted down like animals. Captured. Murdered. Mutilated. Their hearts carved out of their chests. Some of the victims were Preacher's friends. Now two others--Audie and Nighthawk--have gone missing. Preacher is determined to track them down before they end up on the chopping block. But nothing can prepare him for what's waiting at the end of the trail. . . A secret cult as old as the Aztecs. A warrior priest with a lust for blood. And an epic battle that begins and ends--with the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Writing Ten Core Concepts

  • Filename: writing-ten-core-concepts.
  • ISBN: 9781305142688
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 880
  • Author: Robert P. Yagelski
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons-the Core Concepts-that student writers must learn to become sophisticated writers. The thorough integration of these Core Concepts distinguishes the book from all other writing guides. Most composition textbooks present far more material than students could ever grasp and retain in a single semester. That approach ultimately waters down the most essential lessons students need to learn for their different writing tasks. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students guidance in three main aims of writing and a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Promise of Blood

  • Filename: promise-of-blood.
  • ISBN: 9780316219020
  • Release Date: 2013-04-16
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Brian McClellan
  • Publisher: Orbit

The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it. It's a bloody business overthrowing a king... Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. It's up to a few... Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. But when gods are involved... Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should... In a rich, distinctive world that mixes magic with technology, who could stand against mages that control gunpowder and bullets? PROMISE OF BLOOD is the start of a new epic fantasy series from Brian McClellan. Winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy.

The Years of Rice and Salt

  • Filename: the-years-of-rice-and-salt.
  • ISBN: 9780553897609
  • Release Date: 2003-06-03
  • Number of pages: 784
  • Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Publisher: Spectra

With the incomparable vision and breathtaking detail that brought his now-classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author KIM STANLEY ROBINSON boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know.... The Years of Rice and Salt It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur–the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if? What if the plague killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been–a history that stretches across centuries, a history that sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, a history that spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. These are the years of rice and salt. This is a universe where the first ship to reach the New World travels across the Pacific Ocean from China and colonization spreads from west to east. This is a universe where the Industrial Revolution is triggered by the world’s greatest scientific minds–in India. This is a universe where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions and Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson renders an immensely rich tapestry. Rewriting history and probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power, and even love on such an Earth. From the steppes of Asia to the shores of the Western Hemisphere, from the age of Akbar to the present and beyond, here is the stunning story of the creation of a new world. From the Hardcover edition.


  • Filename: flintlock.
  • ISBN: 0451181336
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Jason Manning
  • Publisher: Signet Book

The first book in a new trilogy from the author of the High Country trilogy. In 1805, a legendary frontiersman is sent by President Jefferson to infiltrate Aaron Burr's infamous plot to detach the western states from the Union. The novel takes readers from the halls of Monticello to the dark and bloody ground of Kentucky to the Natchez Trace.

Woods Runner

  • Filename: woods-runner.
  • ISBN: 9780375859083
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

From Spear to Flintlock

  • Filename: from-spear-to-flintlock.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015025382121
  • Release Date: 1991-01-01
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Frederic J. Baumgartner
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers

This is a fast-paced survey of the history of war in the Eurasian world from classical Greece to the French Revolution. Defining the period as the era of pre-industrial warfare, Frederic Baumgartner describes the broad differences, as well as the similarities, in the armies through those 2,000 years. He suggests that the Greek hoplite, the Roman legionary, the nomadic horse archer, the medieval knight, the Swiss pikeman, the early musketeer, and other military types have more in common with each other than with the soldier of the twentieth century. Although he concentrates on the wars and military systems of western Europe, Baumgartner devotes considerable attention to those societies that had a significant impact on European warfare. The Byzantine Empire, the Arabs, the Central Asian nomads, and the Ottoman Turks are examined as are the countries of eastern Europe. Naval history is well integrated into the work with special attention given to galley warfare in the Mediterranean between Christendom and Islam. Fortification and siegecraft are also discussed extensively. Baumgartner has produced a significant original synthesis of scholarship on military history. It is not a series of biographies of great commanders or studies of the tactics of great battles, although a number of battles are examined in some detail to illustrate the tactics, fighting style, or weapons system typical of a particular era. Baumgartner is more concerned with illuminating the close relationship between social and economic change and military change throughout history. This work will be useful as a textbook for a college-level course in military history or as supplemental reading for classes in Western civilization.

A History Of Warfare

  • Filename: a-history-of-warfare.
  • ISBN: 9781446496510
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: John Keegan
  • Publisher: Random House

The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian. John Keegan’s masterpiece is a work of breath-taking scope that not only chronicles the history of warfare, but unearths lessons on the nature of humanity. Stretching across centuries and continents, from the Empire of Babylon to the Somme, A History of Warfare studies civilisations, psychology, archaeology, genetics, history and strategy with an expert’s eye. John Keegan’s unmissable and epic journey through military history has been widely acclaimed and remains vital reading today.

Preacher s Massacre

  • Filename: preacher-s-massacre.
  • ISBN: 9780786031078
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: William W. Johnstone
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books

THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITER OF THE 21ST CENTURY It’s Springtime in Wyoming. Preacher is on the move, joining a trail drive led by freewheeling adventurer Wiley Courtland. Wiley has good horses to deliver to the American Fur Company at Fort Gifford. An Indian war party, led by the cunning and ruthless Red Knife, has other plans. Furiously fighting their way to safety, the horse traders make it to Fort Gifford, where the beautiful wife of the fort’s commander makes a raid of her own, with the help of Preacher’s newfound buddy Wiley. While jealousy erupts, Red Knife and his bloodthirsty legion of warriors come galloping over the horizon—and lay siege to the fort. Before help can come, an act of treachery opens the gates to a massacre… Only one man survives the carnage. From the smoke and blood, he emerges, clinging to his life and loaded for bear. On his own—the way he likes it—Preacher begins his war of revenge…

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