The Fiddling Man

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147337233X

Category: Fiction

Page: 35

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This early work by James Oliver Curwood was originally published in 1917 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. In the short story “The Fiddling Man,” Sergeant Fitzgerald investigates a mysterious dead body that arrives at Northwest Mounted Police outpost barracks. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. He was born on 12th June, 1878, in Owosso, Michigan, USA. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune, and after this, his career in writing was made. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year – allowing Curwood to write more than thirty such books. Curwood's adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great Northwest and often used animals as lead characters (Kazan, Baree; Son of Kazan, The Grizzly King and Nomads of the North). Many of Curwood's adventure novels also feature romance as primary or secondary plot consideration. This approach gave his work broad commercial appeal and helped drive his appearance on several best-seller lists in the early 1920s. His most successful work was his 1920 novel, The River's End. The book sold more than 100,000 copies and was the fourth best-selling title of the year in the United States, according to Publisher's Weekly. He contributed to various literary and popular magazines throughout his career, and his bibliography includes more than 200 such articles, short stories and serializations. Curwood was an avid hunter in his youth; however, as he grew older, he became an advocate of environmentalism and was appointed to the 'Michigan Conservation Commission' in 1926. The change in his attitude toward wildlife can be best expressed by a quote he gave in The Grizzly King: that 'The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live.' Despite this change in attitude, Curwood did not have an ultimately fruitful relationship with nature. In 1927, while on a fishing trip in Florida, Curwood was bitten on the thigh by what was believed to have been a spider and he had an immediate allergic reaction. Health problems related to the bite escalated over the next few months as an infection set in. He died soon after in his nearby home on Williams Street, on 13th August 1927.
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JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD Ultimate Collection: 40+ Action Thrillers, Western Classics, Adventure Novels & Short Stories (Illustrated)

The Wolf Hunters, The Gold Hunters, Kazan, Baree, The Danger Trail, The Flower of the North, The Hunted Woman, The Grizzly King, The Valley of Silent Men, The Flaming Forest, The Black Hunter…

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026876830

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great White North. He often took trips to the Canadian northwest which provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. At least eighteen movies have been based on or inspired by Curwood's novels and short stories. Novels The Wolf Hunters The Gold Hunters Kazan Baree, Son of Kazan The Courage of Captain Plum The Danger Trail The Honor of the Big Snows Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police The Flower of the North Isobel God's Country and the Woman The Hunted Woman The Grizzly King The Courage of Marge O'Doone Nomads of the North The River's End The Valley of Silent Men The Golden Snare The Flaming Forest The Country Beyond The Alaskan A Gentleman of Courage The Ancient Highway The Black Hunter The Plains of Abraham Short Stories Back to God's Country (Wapi the Walrus) The Yellow-Back The Fiddling Man L'ange The Case of Beauvais The Other Man's Wife The Strength of Men The Match The Honor of Her People Bucky Severn His First Penitent Peter God The Mouse The First People Thomas Jefferson Brown Other Works The Great Lakes God's Country – The Trail to Happiness
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TALES OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH – 39 Adventure Classics, Action Thrillers & Short Stories (Illustrated)

The River's End, The Valley of Silent Men, The Wolf Hunters, The Gold Hunters, Kazan, Baree, The Danger Trail, The Hunted Woman, The Grizzly King, The Flaming Forest, The Country Beyond, The Alaskan…

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026876857

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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This carefully crafted collection of 39 thrilling adventure tales set in the North American and Canadian wilderness, is meticulously edited and formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Wolf Hunters The Gold Hunters Kazan Baree, Son of Kazan The Courage of Captain Plum The Danger Trail The Honor of the Big Snows Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police The Flower of the North Isobel God's Country and the Woman The Hunted Woman The Grizzly King The Courage of Marge O'Doone Nomads of the North The River's End The Valley of Silent Men The Golden Snare The Flaming Forest The Country Beyond The Alaskan A Gentleman of Courage The Ancient Highway The Black Hunter The Plains of Abraham Short Stories Back to God's Country (Wapi the Walrus) The Yellow-Back The Fiddling Man L'ange The Case of Beauvais The Other Man's Wife The Strength of Men The Match The Honor of Her People Bucky Severn His First Penitent Peter God The Mouse The First People James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great White North. He often took trips to the Canadian northwest which provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. At least eighteen movies have been based on or inspired by Curwood's novels and short stories.
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The Collected Works of James Oliver Curwood (Illustrated Edition)

The Gold Hunters, The Grizzly King, The Wolf Hunters, Kazan, Baree, The Danger Trail, The Flower of the North, The Hunted Woman, The Valley of Silent Men…

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027219957

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Novels The Wolf Hunters The Gold Hunters Kazan Baree, Son of Kazan The Courage of Captain Plum The Danger Trail The Honor of the Big Snows Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police The Flower of the North Isobel God's Country and the Woman The Hunted Woman The Grizzly King The Courage of Marge O'Doone Nomads of the North The River's End The Valley of Silent Men The Golden Snare The Flaming Forest The Country Beyond Short Stories Back to God's Country (Wapi the Walrus) The Yellow-Back The Fiddling Man L'ange The Case of Beauvais The Other Man's Wife The Strength of Men The Match The Honor of Her People Bucky Severn His First Penitent Peter God The Mouse The First People Thomas Jefferson Brown Other Works The Great Lakes God's Country – The Trail to Happiness James Oliver Curwood (1878-1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His adventure writing followed in the tradition of Jack London. Like London, Curwood set many of his works in the wilds of the Great White North. He often took trips to the Canadian northwest which provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. At least eighteen movies have been based on or inspired by Curwood's novels and short stories.
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Back to God's Country and Other Stories

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387152580

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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Back to God's Country opens on an idyllic note at the peaceful Canadian mountain home where the innocent child-of-nature Dolores LeBeau lives with her doting father Baptiste LeBeau and a legion of animal friends. When a handsome naturalist Peter Burke stops in at their mountain paradise he is charmed by Dolores and the pair are soon announcing their engagement to Baptiste. But the always changeable mood of Back to God's Country suddenly shifts from a bucolic love story to a genuine nightmare. A murderous criminal Rydal hiding out in the mountains and traveling with his half-breed sidekick, spies Dolores skinny-dipping in a brook and vows to ""have"" her. Back to God's Country was based on a typically sensational James Oliver Curwood short story ""Wapi, the Walrus."" Curwood's prototypical storyline was also used in Back to God's Country, with Dolores finding an abused, vicious black dog Wapi, her only companion and helpmate in the barren winter landscape where she and Peter are trapped.
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Back to God's Country

And Other Stories

Author: James Oliver Curwood

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775561615

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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At the height of his literary career, Michigan-born author James Oliver Curwood was reported to be the highest-paid writer in the world. The collection Back to God's Country and Other Stories brings together some of Curwood's most memorable shorter pieces, many of which are set in the rugged wilderness of northwest Canada.
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Men at Arnhem

Author: Geoffrey Powell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473816319

Category: History

Page: 216

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When Men at Arnhem was first published in 1976 the author modestly concealed his identity behind a pseudonym and changed the names of his comrades in arms. But the book was at once recognised as one of the finest evocations of an infantrymans war ever written and those in the know were quick to identify the author. His cover has long since been blown, in this edition Geoffrey Powell adds an introduction in which he identifies the men who fought with him in those eight terrible days at Arnhem in September, 1944. The book cannot be said to be a military history in the strictest sense, even the units involved being unidentified, but the events described are, as the author points out in his introduction, as nearly accurate as memory allowed after a lapse of over thirty years. It is unlikely every to be surpassed as the most vivid first-hand account of one of those epic disasters which we British, in our paradoxical way, seem to cherish above and beyond the most glorious victories.
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Boogie Man

The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century

Author: Charles Shaar Murray

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857862049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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‘You the funkiest man alive.’ Miles Davis’ accolade was the perfect expression of John Lee Hooker’s apotheosis as blues superstar: recording with the likes of Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Carlos Santana; making TV commercials (Lee Jeans); appearing in films (The Blues Brothers); and even starring in Pete Townshend’s musical adaptation of Ted Hughes’ story The Iron Man. His was an extraordinary life. Born in the American deep south, he moved to Detroit and then, in a career spanning over fifty years, recorded hypnotic blues classics such as ‘Boogie Chillen’, rhythm-and-blues anthems such as ‘Dimples’ and ‘Boom Boom’ and, in his final, glorious renaissance, the Grammy-winning album The Healer. Charles Shaar Murray’s authoritative biography vividly, and often in John Lee Hooker’s own words, does magnificent justice to the man and his music.
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Numbers of the Lord

Author: Mark David

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465338888

Category: Religion

Page: 658

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Biblical numbers have spiritual meaning and this spiritual meaning can also be understood chronologically. How did the Wise Men, for example, know what the Star of Bethlehem meant when it appeared? Is there some formula to relate these numbers to time? The answer is yes. Biblical numbers are part of a brilliant system stating Gods blueprint of the history of His church and of the world. In some cases a code, utilizing the Golden Ratio, even dates the Biblical event recorded in the text in which the numbers are embedded: the birth of Christ for example. In other cases, the numbers project the time the events will occur and are chronological prophecies: the fall of Jerusalem to the Roman general Titus in 70 a.d. or the Moslems sacking New York City in 2001 (9/11). In all cases, this book elucidates the power of God to ordain Time in order to make the history of the world.
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