by Louis L'Amour, Home In The Valley Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Home In The Valley book, A collection of some of the best short fiction writing from the most famous Western author of all time. Louis L’Amour is indisputably the most famous and well-respected writer to ever work in the Western genre. His stories captured life on the frontier at its most captivating and exciting, and with well over two hundred million copies sold of his work, his characters and stories have left an indelible mark on popular culture. Home in the Valley collects six of L’Amour’s short stories, written early in his career. In the title story, Steve Mehan had accomplished what man had believed to be impossible. He had taken cattle from the home range in Nevada to sell in California in the dead of winter. Now the money from the cattle is on deposit with Dake & Company, but while in Sacramento, California, he learns to his shock that the company has failed and his money is almost surely lost. There is one hope: that news of the closure hasn’t yet reached a branch in faraway Portland, Oregon. The only chance to get the money back will be to beat the steamer boat carrying the news to Portland. To do that, Steve will need a long relay of horses, and he will have to be almost continuously in the saddle. L’Amour’s best work conjures up a romantic, strangely compelling vision of the American West. Find out for yourself why L’Amour continues to be a household name and, even decades after his death, the gold standard for authentic Western storytelling. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
by Geo Dell, Earth S Survivors Home In The Valley Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Earth S Survivors Home In The Valley book, The roads were bad. Much worse than they had been and good fuel was tough to find. It was even tough to tell if it was good fuel. It all burned, but the vehicles were severely under-powered and knocked and pinged with the bad stuff. Even so the roadway itself was the worst of it. In the hot, humid climate the vegetation was growing like crazy. Kudzu was everywhere. Creeping across the road from side to side. Climbing the trees. Draped from whatever power lines and poles still remained. So thick in places that it was tough to tell what the vines had covered or climbed in the first place. It was like driving through some futuristic jungle, Mike had thought. And that had made him laugh because it actually was a futuristic jungle. They came upon a huge mall on the outskirts of another city an hour or so after they had left the biker behind. One of the anchors was a huge national home improvement chain store. They stopped on the highway and checked out the store from there. There seemed, at first, to be no dead anywhere near it. Maybe inside, but Mike had doubted that too because of the steep sided ravine that circled the store building. The store sat on a near island. Behind, and on both sides, a steep sided, red earth ravine plunged down a good fifty feet. The rains, a flash flood, something had taken away all the earth surrounding the store on three sides. Leaving a deep sink hole, with just the area of pavement that fronted the store still whole. As they came closer they could see that there were several dead in the ravine, some lying down, others pacing back and forth in the prison the ravine made. The sides were soft crumbly red dirt with no way out. As he watched the same zombie tried a half dozen times to crawl up the embankment and out. Five or six feet up she would begin to slide back, ending up in a heap at the bottom each time. It seemed to infuriate her, and the last time she fell she turned and attacked one of the others that had been wandering back and forth. Her fury was out of control. The other tried to run, but she chased him down and pulled him limb from limb, finally leaving him scrabbling along the ground, entrails dragging along behind him as he crawled. “Like a trap,” Adam said as he came up beside Mike.” “Jesus... I had no idea they were so crazy... So... Strong.” Mike said. “One your size is at least twice your strength.” Adam nodded when Mike shook his head, and then turned back to the store. “Good thing is, there isn't likely going to be any inside of the store.” There was a large area of pavement in front of the store that was untouched. More than big enough to drive the trucks across and park on. One part of the concrete slab that the store rested on extended out over the ravine at one end of the building. They pulled down into the mall and over to the store front.
by J.E. Terrall, The Valley Ranch War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Valley Ranch War book, Having just turned sixteen, Susan Farnsworth gathered her belongings then stepped out into an unfamiliar world to her. Standing in front of the orphanage, it frightened her to know that she could not simply turn around and go back inside, and for the first time she was all alone With few options and little hope, she became a mail order bride with the help of a friend. After a year of writing back and forth to man who lived in the Black Hills in the Dakota Territory, she agreed to marry him and become Mrs. Jacob McDonald. she then traveled west to join him. Shortly after their marriage, Jacob was murdered by a rancher who wanted the valley where their ranch was located. Having not place to go, Susan refused to leave the only place she could call home. There was little hope of keeping the valley ranch until a stranger showed up in front of her cabin. The Valley Ranch War is the story of a young woman, how she became a mail order bride and the trails she endured before true happiness came into her life.
by Christoph Bode, Romantic Localities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Romantic Localities book, Romantic Localities explores the ways in which Romantic-period writers of varying nationalities responded to languages, landscapes – both geographical and metaphorical – and literatures.