Search Results: "Richard S. Wheeler"


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RICHARD S. EWELL by Donald C. Pfanz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1998

"A shrewd, highly readable, and exhaustively researched account that restores Ewell's reputation as a skilled commander and one who stubbornly gave his all for the Lost Cause. (photos, not seen)"
The adventurous life of one of Lee's dashing lieutenants, a man who distinguished himself in the Mexican War as a cavalry officer and in the Civil War as Stonewall Jackson's "right arm." Read full book review >

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THE FIRE ARROW by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Many of the characters are paper-thin, and the prose no better than serviceable, but Wheeler's sense of setting and of history is powerful, and he has a fine command of pace."
Fourteenth in Wheeler's western saga featuring mountain man Barnaby Skye (The Deliverance, 2003). Read full book review >

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FLINT'S HONOR by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1999

"Henry Jackson Stoddard and includes Stoddard's ties to Sam Clemens, a fellow Gold Rush reporter who went on to greater things."
The dizzyingly prolific Wheeler's thirtysomethingth novel, windup to the trilogy begun with Flint's Gift (1997) and Flint's Truth (1998), which is at heart a saga about western journalism in the 19th century. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S TRUTH by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Wheeler (see above) is a master both of frontier detail and the fine points of newspapering, while his storytelling is not likely to upset parents nervous about jalape§o in the guacamole."
Middle entry in a welcome Western trilogy begun with Flint's Gift (1997), to be followed by Flint's Honor, about frontier journalist Sam Flint, who in Gift was seduced into starting up The Payday Pioneer in Payday, Arizona. Read full book review >

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THE DELIVERANCE by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Pages strong as sun-hardened adobe."
Thirteenth in the Barnaby Skye series, famed for its saddle-creaking realism and style tight as set type. Read full book review >

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FLINT'S GIFT by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The Flint series will be a welcome addition to the reading lists of younger western fans, and a happy find for all those who prefer more traditional forms of the genre."
The first volume of an emerging trilogy tracing the adventures of Sam Flint, intrepid frontier newspaperman. Read full book review >

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CASHBOX by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A vivid portrait of the life and death of a frontier town, but its citizens never become more than standard genre characters."
The author of the paperback series Skye's West brings a small Montana mining town to life and tells the story of its citizens' pursuit of their dreams. ``Cashbox. Read full book review >

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THE EXILE by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"The author clearly believes his subject has been shortchanged by history, but Meagher's failure at almost everything that matters to him makes it difficult to see why the historical verdict should be overturned."
Historical fiction by western veteran Wheeler (The Deliverance, 2003, etc.), based on the life of an Irish rebel who served as a Union general in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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DOWNRIVER by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Let Forge paint Skye with a golden sunset."
Well-loved western writer Wheeler takes a big grip on afflictions of the heart in each outing, as he does here in this 44th in over 30 years and the 12th in his Barnaby Skye series—which must be heading for the barn soon with Skye entering late middle age in chilly recent titles like Dark Passage and Going Home (2000). Read full book review >

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MASTERSON by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1999

"Strong on character, and as factual as possible, of course, as it moves smartly along, although wife Emma, about whom little is known, is largely a device for exposition."
Keeping Wheeler's printing history straight is not easy, since in a 12-month period he's published Dark Passage, Aftershocks, Sun Mountain (p. 487), Flint's Honor (p. 754) and now Masterson, for a grand total of sharply realistic novels that goes through the roof. Read full book review >

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AFTERSHOCKS by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"Wheeler writes to entertain, and he succeeds admirably in his task."
Following up on his long series of popular Westerns, Wheeler (Buffalo Commons, 1998; Flint's Truth, 1998; etc.) jumps ahead a few years to the San Francisco earthquake. Read full book review >

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DARK PASSAGE by Richard S. Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 1998

"Realistic throughout."
Winner of the Spur Award and author of more than 30 novels (Flint's Truth, The Buffalo Crossing, both p. 526), with Dark Passage his third this year, Wheeler has deepened over time and is now in top form. Read full book review >