Comanche Moon

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684857553

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 5803

Set against the bitter frontier strife between Texans and the Comanche, Texas Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call battle Buffalo Hump, the enigmatic war chief, and Gus' long-time nemesis, Blue Duck.

Comanche Moon

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630644

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2289

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson presents the first novel in her Comache series—a powerful historical romance about a man and a woman caught between two worlds… Orphaned seven years ago after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of the Comanche people, golden-haired Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return—her fear so powerful, she is no longer able to speak a word. Called the U.S. Army’s most cunning adversary, Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is the “honey-haired woman with no voice” of ancient prophecy—the one he must honor for all eternity. But Loretta can only see Hunter as the enemy who has stolen her, refusing to succumb to his control, or his touch. Despite the hatred intensifying between their peoples, Loretta and Hunter gradually find their prejudices giving way to respect, then flaring into feelings too dangerous to express. In the midst of such conflict, it will take all the force of their extraordinary love to find a safe place... From the Paperback edition.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597158

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3360

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.

Comanche Moon

Author: Virginia Brown

Publisher: BelleBooks

ISBN: 1611941385

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 9772

The Comanches did her a favor when they killed her loutish husband on her wedding night. But now this Southern belle is the possession of a fierce, blue-eyed warrior called Hawk . . . Zach Banning, known as Hawk among the Comanches, is caught between two races, two cultures, two lives. Deborah Hamilton is a Mississippi beauty who came to the Texas territory for an arranged marriage. Little did she know, her new husband's people have earned the Comanches' hatred. They enact their vengeance on her wedding night, kidnapping Deborah along with other women and also the settlement's children. She expects the worst at the Comanches' village, but instead finds kindness alongside the challenges. But when Hawk barters her away from her owner, intending to seduce and possess her, Deborah finds herself in a battle of wills laced with deep desire. Virginia Brown is the author of more than fifty novels, including the bestselling Dixie Divas mystery series. Look for many more of her classic historical romances, coming soon from Bell Bridge Books.

The Last Comanche Moon

Author: Troy Everett Peterson

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781633063808

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 8150

""They feared the night because it brought the full moon. They feared the full moon because it brought the Comanche."" In his inspirational, fast-paced novel The Last Comanche Moon, author Troy Everett Peterson gives a spine-tingling account of what it may have been like to live upon the plains in Comanche country in the year 1874---a year which was plagued by heartache and bloodshed between settlers and Comanches. When young Emma McCord becomes a victim of this struggle and is taken captive by the Comanche to live in Palo Duro Canyon, her father, Angus McCord gathers a search party and goes after her. With winter quickly approaching and still no sign of her Pa, Emma realizes things are sure to get much worse before they get better. This is a suspense-filled story of faith, family, and new beginnings the whole family will enjoy.

Comanche Moon Rising

Author: Constance O'Banyon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843962659

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 2805

Catastrophic weather leaves Shiloh in charge of the family ranch, her brother, and a stranded sick Comanche girl found in the barn, but she unexpectedly falls in love with the child's war-chief brother when he comes to get her.

Comanche moon

a picture narrative about Cynthia Ann Parker, her twenty-five year captivity among the Comanche Indians and her son, Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches

Author: Jack Jackson

Publisher: Reed Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 2392

In comic book format presents the story of a white child raised by Indians in captivity and of her son, who became the last chief of the Comanche Indians.

Night of the Comanche Moon

Author: T. T. Flynn

Publisher: Lake Union Press

ISBN: 9781477840313

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 2314

Four men's destinies are chained to the huge water wheels irrigating the great rancho of Don Alfredo Correon de Leon y Delgado, deep in Chihuahua. John Hardisty, a cheated prospector, Geoffrey Carruthers, a rather proper English rancher, the crazed Irishman, O'Meara, and Juanito Tomas, son of a powerful Comanche chief, work as slaves turning the wheels, each an innocent captured by Don Alfredo's private army. Hardisty and O'Meara are loners who are not missed but Juanito's father vows revenge and release for his son while Carruthers' sweet and brave sister, Ann sets out on a perilous journey searching for him after his disappearance. The fierce Comanches raid the hacienda to free Juanito just after Ann has arrived there to inquire about Geoffrey. The prisoners escape, and in a bargain with Chief Tomas, Hardisty rescues Ann from Don Alfredo's clutches. Hardisty must claim her as his "woman" to protect her from the Indians, something the highborn Ann scorns. After her injured brother dies, she must trust Hardisty as they escape across the desert with the bloodthirsty Mexicans behind them and the fearsome Indians in front of them...or perish."

Comanche Heart

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451226730

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 3393

Amy Masters flees Texas for the golden hills of Oregon, but can never forget Swift Antelope, the Comanche warrior-turned-gunslinger who captured her heart. Reissue.

Comanche Moon

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451606540

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 8776

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West. Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life -- Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him. Two proud but very different men, they enlist with the Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture. Assisting the Rangers in their wild chase is the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Comanche Moon closes the twenty-year gap between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, following beloved heroes Gus and Call and their comrades in arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.

Dead Man's Walk

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451606559

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 3859

Dead Man's Walk is the first, extraordinary book in the epic Lonesome Dove tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call. As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.

Streets Of Laredo

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126372

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7558

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas and Western literature at its finest. Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae's old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit. Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker, now married to Lorena—once Gus McCrae's sweetheart. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Comanche Magic

Author: Catherine Anderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514361

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4913

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Anderson comes the final novel in the Comanche series—the poignant story of a fallen woman and the man who sees her pure heart... Handsome, strong, and just a little bit dangerous, half-Comanche Chase Wolf is used to getting what he wants. So when he sees Franny—a golden-haired angel with deep green eyes, delicate features and the sweetest smile—he sets out to make her his. But far from the innocent she seems, Franny is the local “unfortunate” who services men above the Lucky Nugget saloon. The shocking truth sends Chase reeling... Long ago, circumstances forced Franny to make a terrible choice in order to provide for those she holds most dear. Now she lives a secret double life, respectable in one world, shunned in another, always fearful of discovery, forever marked by shame. But Chase’s persistnet love for Franny knows no bounds. He offers her a life she longs to claim and he won’t stop trying until her defenses have fallen, her heart is healed, and their love has triumphed. From the Paperback edition.

Dead Man's Walk

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780684807539

Category: Fiction

Page: 477

View: 2181

In Dead Man's Walk, the prequel to the bestselling books, Lonesome Dove and Streets of Laredo, McMurtry dazzles readers once more with the early adventures of two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction--Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call. National ads/media.

Lonesome Dove

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451606539

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 8537

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Comanche Moon

Author: William R. Cox

Publisher: Gunsmoke Westerns

ISBN: 9780754082071

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1244

When the yellow moon rises, the Comanches will take their revenge on White Eye the Indian Hunter, and all those who are with him. Some wil die fast, some will die hard and some will live to envy the dead.

Comanche Moon

Author: David Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843957136

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 6624

Nate King's legendary survival skills are put to the test when a greenhorn couple needs his help against Comanches on the warpath. Original.

Comanche Rose

Author: Anita Mills

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626812187

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 2748

In the sequel to COMANCHE MOON, a devastating loss drives a woman to seek revenge. But she never expected to find love along the way. After a Comanche war party kills her husband and infant son and steals her young daughter, Annie Bryce has nothing left to live for. Held captive herself by a brutal warrior, merely surviving every day is the only act of defiance she can muster. Haunted by guilt for not preventing the Comanche attack on the Bryce family, Texas Ranger Hap Walker is surprised when he stumbles across the captive Annie three years later. Hardly recognizing the beaten down woman at first, he eventually brings her back to the “civilized” world, where she’s met with scorn and gossip by the townsfolk suspicious of her survival. Free of her bonds, Annie finds a new reason to live with the realization her daughter is still missing but alive. Hap agrees to accompany her through treacherous Indian Territory, hopeful to be a part of the new life Annie struggles to build. In a time and place of savagey and splendor, a saga of passion and courage comes flaming to life. "This gripping story about the healing power of love will pull at your heartstrings." —Joan Johnston

Comanche Moon

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

ISBN: 071982415X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3729

The Reverend Jonas Faulkner, pastor of the First Claremont Presbyterian Church in Texas, is a man with a secret: in his younger days he was a notorious gunman, involved in a horrific massacre causing the deaths of many children. So, when a party of young girls travelling to an orphanage in Claremont, is seized by a Kiowa raiding party, Pastor Faulkner knows he must act. Seeking redemption for his violent past, the elderly clergyman is still a force to be reckoned with, and he's prepared to go toe to toe with anyone standing in his way.

Comanche Moon

Author: Anita Mills

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626812179

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 6060

Can a rough Texas Ranger overcome a woman’s hardened heart? Amanda Ross returns from her Boston finishing school to claim the Texas ranch her parents died fighting to protect. Determined to protect the sprawling ranch that has been in her family for generations, Amanda hates the Comanche people for taking away her only family. Clay McAlester may be a Texas Ranger, but he identifies most strongly with the Comanche people that raised him. A proud man raised by a proud people, he has little sympathy for a woman filled with nothing but hate. But when Amanda’s fiancée abandons her in her hour of need, it is McAlester and a nearby Comanche camp that comes to her aid. Will Amanda learn forgiveness in the arms of this fierce and fearless man, or will her anger consume her? "Superb ... grabs you by the throat and won't let go ... a wonderfully savage hero with a heroine who's every bit his match. I loved it!" —Joan Johnston "A brilliant western romance!" —Rosanne Bitter