This book is written for an upper elementary and middle school reading and interest level. It involves the use of sonnets and ballads in very basic ways with the hope of instilling an excitement of poetry. As a teacher of U. S. History Jim Peirce wanted all his students to get a hands-on experience by actually touching objects which at one time influenced people of the past. He required each to visit sites, take pictures and report back to class. From these writings and his own travels he collected a lot of trivia, but also great stories from all over Maryland. Each chapter of this book is written with the hope of expanding knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay. Jim finds them fascinating, and he hopes you do too.
Texas Ranger Lieutenant Jim Blawcyzk is on the trail of the men responsible for the killing of a fellow Ranger and the disappearance of another. Jim's search will draw him into a web of deception, greed, and murder, where even a lawman's best friend may well be his deadly enemy. As Jim inserted the knife into a chink in the rocks, a bullet smacked into the wall just alongside his head, followed by the sharp crack of a rifle. Jim dove to his belly, pinned behind the inadequate cover of the ledge's slight lip as the hidden rifleman swept the rocks with an almost impossibly rapid fire. As the barrage of lead stopped for a brief instant, Jim chanced lifting his head ever so slightly, scanning the canyon in an attempt to locate the bushwhacker. "Got him spotted, on the rim over to the other side of the canyon," he said, as a glint of sunlight reflected off the gunman's rifle barrel for an instant. "Not that it'll do me much good," he muttered, ducking back as his assailant finished reloading and again swept the ledge with a rapid-fire volley. "My Winchester's still on my saddle, and he's way outta range for a six-gun, even tryin' a lucky shot. He can keep me pinned down here long as he wants. And sooner or later he's gonna nail me." As bullets whined over his precarious perch, Jim glanced downward, then, taking a desperate chance, threw himself over the edge of the shelf.
Texas Ranger Jim Blawcyzk is riding the El Paso Limited en route to a routine assignment...until the train is wrecked and robbed. Barely escaping the flaming wreckage of the train, Blawcyzk sets out to track down the outlaws responsible for such wanton death and destruction. What at first appears to be an isolated train robbery leads the Ranger to a much larger plot to destroy the Texas Pacific Railroad. Not only having to try and stop the renegades determined to destroy the railroad, Blawcyzk also finds himself the target of a mysterious dry-gulcher. "Just ahead, Sam," Jim sighed in relief, as a flash of lightning revealed a low cliff, with several good-sized boulders scattered at its base. "We'll rest for the night. We've stuck it out through worse, pard. You'll be......." Jim's voice stopped short, as a bullet split the air alongside his head, followed by the sharp crack of a rifle. He ripped at his reins, yanking Sam around. "Get outta here, fast, Sam. Can't see where those shots are comin' from. Give it all you got," he shouted, as bullets ripped the air. As lightning flickered and the rifle snarled again, the Ranger threw up his hands and slewed out of the saddle, to lie sprawled in the mud. Sam reared and galloped down the trail, then halted and turned, nickering questioningly at the prone form of his rider.
Texas Ranger Lieutenant Jim Blawcyzk is hunting for outlaw Ned Scanlon. In order to track down the wily renegade, Blawcyzk will not only have to use all of his skills as a lawman, but will also have to confront the ghosts of his own past. Trail of The Renegade is a fast-paced novel of frontier Texas, where the Texas Rangers matched wits with outlaws throughout the length and breadth of the Lone Star State. Saunders rose from his cover, raced to the end of the building and leapt for the next roof. Jim spun and fired; his snap shot finding its mark, as the bullet ripped into Saunders side and lodged in a lung. Saunders twisted sideways from the impact of the lead, then thudded to the street. "It's just you and me now, Ranger!" Jim whirled to see Kip Barton emerge from the Spotted Dog. "I'm givin' you one last chance, lawman! You can turn and run, and mebbe I won't put a bullet in your back. That's the only way you won't die today." Deliberately, the youthful gunman slid his Colt .44 back in its holster. "There ain't a lawman alive man enough to take my gun!" Barton shouted, as Jim turned to face him. "We'll just have to find out," Jim quietly replied.
Bryce Walton was a prolific short story writer as well as a popular novelist. He began his career writing for the science fiction pulp magazines, and later moved into the more respectable (and higher paying) mystery short story and Young Adult book fields. Wildside Press has been working to reissue many of his classic works. Here, then, are four of his action-adventure novels aimed at the Young Adult market (they are quite readable for adults, too): Cave of Danger Harpoon Gunner Hurricane Reef The Fire Trail If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 260+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
‘Outlaw Nation’ is a multidisciplinary investigation into the history of cultural representations of the bushranger legend on the stage and screen, charting that history from its origins in colonial theatre works performed while bushrangers still roamed Australia’s bush to contemporary Australian cinema. It considers the influences of industrial, political and social disruptions on these representations as well as their contributions to those disruptions. The cultural history recounted in ‘Outlaw Nation’ provides not only an insight into the role of popular narrative representations of bushrangers in the development and reflection of Australian character, but also a detailed case study of the specific mechanisms at work in the symbiosis between a nation’s values and its creative production.
And Its Appearances in Film, Television, and Other Media
Author: Jim Harmon
Pubpsher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres--"Jack Armstrong, " "The Green Hornet, " "Sergeant Preston, " "Tom Mix, " and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ohio River Trilogy + The Purple Sage Saga + The Lone Star Ranger + The Border Legion (7 Western Classics in One Volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Spirit of the Border is a historical novel. It is based on events occurring in the Ohio River Valley in the late eighteenth century. It features the exploits of Lewis Wetzel, a historical personage who had dedicated his life to the destruction of Native Americans and to the protection of nascent white settlements in that region. Riders of the Purple Sage is a Western Classic. Considered by many critics to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre, the novel has been called "the most popular western novel of all time." The Rainbow Trail, also known as The Desert Crucible, is a sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. The novel takes place ten years after events of Riders of the Purple Sage. The Lone Star Ranger is a Western novel that takes place in Texas, the Lone Star State, and several main characters are Texas Rangers, a famous band of highly capable law enforcement officers. It follows the life of Buck Duane, a man who becomes an outlaw and then redeems himself in the eyes of the law. The Border Legion tells the story of a cold hearted man named Jack Kells who falls in love with Miss Joan Randle, a girl his legion has taken captive near the Idaho border. Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit Of The Border The Last Trail Riders Of The Purple Sage The Rainbow Trail The Lone Star Ranger The Border Legion
Depicts possible scenarios of the typical day of different park rangers, including observing wildlife, giving tours, and helping campers, and notes how they relate to critical issues facing rangers in the United States.