Snowbound and Eclipse: Two Novels of Renowned Explorers

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Two stories of renowned American explorers in one low-priced edition, from master of the western novel Richard S. Wheeler

Snowbound

American explorer John Frémont embarks on a quest to find a railway route to the west along the 38th parallel. His fourth expedition, into the American west in the dead of winter, proves more challenging than anticipated. Trapped, snowbound, in the Colorado mountains, Frémont must battle the frigid elements in a harrowing journey over the backbone of the continent. This novel of desperate danger and fierce courage is a survival saga par excellence—a struggle of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself.

Eclipse

Lewis and Clark made history with their epochal first crossing of the North American continent. Upon their return, plain-spoken William Clark enjoys his fame, marries his childhood sweetheart, and settles in St. Louis as superintendent of the nation's Indian affairs. His black manservant, York, forces him to confront the nature of slavery and question the society that condones it. Meriwether Lewis, a man of courage and brilliant intellect, returns from the Pacific a changed man. Something terrible has happened to him, a disease with no name that erodes his health and threatens to destroy his mind—and his honor. Eclipse is an exploration of triumph and tragedy told in the authentically rendered voices of two of the greatest American explorers.

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RICHARD S. WHEELER is the author of more than fifty novels of the American West, including Snowbound, Sierra, and The Richest Hill on Earth. He holds six Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime contribution to the literature of the West. He makes his home in Livingston, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.
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Forge Books
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Published on
Aug 2, 2016
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Pages
608
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ISBN
9780765393463
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English
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Fiction / Westerns
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Book 14
Richard S. Wheeler
Mountain man Barnaby Skye and his Crow wife are back in Going Home and Downriver, two beloved installments of renowned Western writer Richard S. Wheeler's Spur Award-winning Skye's West series

Going Home
It is 1832, six years after he deserted the Royal Navy, when Barnaby Skye has a chance to return to England to clear his name and take up employment with the Hudson's Bay Company. With his devoted Crow wife, Victoria, an eccentric botanist named Alistair Nutmeg, and a strange pariah dog following along, Skye makes his way west to begin his journey home. But Skye is as much a magnet for trouble as he is a legend among mountain men. The legendary frontiersman fights Mexican bandits, murderous Pacific coastal Indians, thirst, starvation, and despair as he learns where home really is and what honor really means.

Downriver
In the summer of 1838, the beaver-trapping business is dying out. When Barnaby Skye is offered a chance to become a post trader in his Crow wife's homeland, he makes the journey to St. Louis to present himself as a candidate for the job to the mighty managers of the Upper Missouri Outfit. The 2,000-mile voyage down the Missouri River steamboat Otter offers dangers at every turn--but the real danger lies in another passenger on the paddlewheel steamer, the Creole fur brigade leader Alexandre Bonfils. This nefarious man is a rival for the job Skye is seeking and is determined to be the only candidate by the time the Otter reaches the city.

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Richard S. Wheeler
From six-time Spur Award-winning author, Richard S. Wheeler, two tales of strength in the face of adversity- Easy Pickings and The First Dance at one low price.

Easy Pickings
Life hasn’t always been easy for March and Kermit McPhee, but things are finally looking up. March has given birth to a healthy son, and Kermit is blasting his way along a good seam of ore in their small gold mine. Then Kermit is crushed by a cave-in.

Within days of his death, the crooks of Marysville, Montana, are at March’s door, eager to get their hands on the mine. Her refusal sets off a terrible chain of events. March’s baby boy is killed, her home burned to the ground. Terrified and threatened, targeted by the wealthy and powerful, March fights back every way she can. Still, she must ask herself whether it is worth it; whether a gold mine, or wealth of any sort, should be defended at such a price.

The First Dance
Miles City, Montana, 1885. Barnaby Skye's mixed-blood son, Dirk, marries a Métis girl, Therese, but his position as a civilian translator for the US Army threatens to shatter their union. When Dirk is forced to serve in the brutal campaign between Montana's disgruntled cattle ranchers and the native Métis people, a distraught Therese flees—on their wedding night.

Though they have been torn apart, Therese and Dirk share a powerful bond and a common cause: the desire to help the displaced Métis find a home. Their love pulls them toward reconciliation and new hope for Therese's people.

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Richard S. Wheeler
Travelling performers struggle to impress rowdy western towns in Anything Goes, and ambitions clash as Montana miners fight for control of The Richest Hill on Earth; two novels from six-time Spur Award winner Richard S. Wheeler.

Anything Goes
The cowboys, gold miners, outlaws, gunmen, prostitutes, and marshals who populate the Wild West never see much big-city entertainment. Those western towns are too wild and rowdy for entertainers to enter, let alone perform in them. All that is about to change. Though the towns are starved for entertainment, the Follies struggles to fill seats as it grinds from town to town. Just when the company is desperate for fresh talent, a mysterious young woman astonishes everyone with her exquisite voice.

The Richest Hill on Earth
The city of Butte looks like a cancerous mélange of smoky mine boilers and rudely constructed sheds when newspaperman John Fellowes Hall arrives in 1892. But Butte is the place to get rich. It is also a city full of stories, perfect for a journalist looking to make a name for himself. As an employee of mining titan William Andrews Clark, Hall will find himself deeply involved in the best story of them all: the fight among the Copper Kings. This is the story of their struggle as well as the story of the ordinary people—the miners, their wives and children, the journalists, and even the psychics—trying to make their fortunes on the richest hill on earth.

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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