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Olmstead, Robert

Overview
Works: 25 works in 112 publications in 4 languages and 8,956 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  War stories  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: PS3565.L67, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Robert Olmstead
 
Most widely held works by Robert Olmstead
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Robey Childs's mother experiences a premonition about her husband, a Civil War soldier, she sends her only son to retrieve his father from the battlefield, accompanied by a horse that becomes his only companion as he makes his way through the destruction of war
The coldest night : a novel by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Henry Childs is threatened by his first love's father, he enlists in the Marines to escape
Far bright star : a novel by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1916. The enemy, Pancho Villa, is elusive. The terrain is unforgiving, the intense heat and dust both relentless and overpowering. Through the mountains and across the long dry stretches of Mexico, Napoleon Childs, an aging cavalryman, leads an expedition of inexperienced horse soldiers on seemingly fruitless searches. Napoleon has weathered the storms of battle with a toughness that has become like a second skin, with the Rattler, a horse who's as flinty and seasoned as he. But this time, Napoleon can't control one of his young soldiers who has a penchant for reckless, dramatic actions--and who singlehandedly, in his desire to prove himself, makes a move that is the beginning of the end. Before long, Napoleon's patrol is at the mercy of an enemy who is intent not only on killing Napoleon's men but on something much bigger: avenging a brutal act
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead ( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Civil War, Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform--gray on one side, blue on the other--and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man
Far bright star by Robert Olmstead ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert
America by land by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and German and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There is a true story about a woman in New Mexico and a boy riding out to see her. It goes like this: He's riding a big American motorcycle from Pennsylvania, from New York State, from wherever he's been, and as he rides he thinks, Nobody knows me like she does, nobody...." So begins America by Land, an erotic, evocative, and exquisite novel of two star-crossed cousins hurtling through the landscape of the West. The boy is Raymond Romeo Redfield, out of a job, out of
A trail of heart's blood wherever we go by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cody, a gypsy logger, moves in with Ryan, the local undertaker, after Cody steers his truck--with the severed body of his partner snowpacked to his plow-onto Ryan's front lawn. Later they discover the mysterious secrets of their New Hampshire neighbors
River dogs : stories by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The eleven stories in River Dogs tansports readers into the raw, uncompromising landscape of rural New Hampshire, in sharp, lyrical, and caustically funny prose."
Soft water by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of the writing craft / Robert Olmstead by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 150 lessons for writers emulate the techniques of the masters who have "built" great narratives through a multitude of small but significant moves in their craft
The coldest night by Robert Olmstead ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1950, this novel follows Henry, a marine who arrives in Korea just before the devastating Chosin Reservoir battle. Days of brutal fighting leave Henry forever haunted by what he's seen, but the true depth of his scars doesn't become apparent until he returns home--and finds that the combat he loathed may be the closest he'll ever come to feeling truly alive
Shao nian luo bi de yi jing zhi lu by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavallo nero carbone by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of The Writing Craft More Than 150 Lessons for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers by Robert Olmstead ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great narratives are built piece by piece, through myriad small tasks and careful moves. In this landmark book, Robert Olmstead shows how distinguished writers past and present have built their fiction and nonfiction. Through this writer's-eye analysis of more than 150 of literature's most finely crafted passages, you'll learn to read like a writer. Then, more than 500 innovative exercises challenge you to experiment with - and expand upon - the techniques of the masters, so you can use them for great narratives of your own
There is a true story ... : opening chapter of America by land by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Co eibur dum : 101+ sundry poems by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Graywolf annual four : short stories by men ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coal black horse by Robert Olmstead ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Civil War, Robey Child, only 14, must go to the battlefield to bring his injured father home. Clad in a homemade uniform--gray on one side, blue on the other--and riding a powerful coal black horse, Robey sets out on a journey that will make him a man
Stay here with me : a memoir by Robert Olmstead ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authentic, intimate, and intense, Stay Here with Me is about coming of age and leaving home, about the acts of rebellion that free the body even as they bind the soul to a place forever. Olmstead lays bare the acute pain of his father's alcoholism and the shattering decline of his grandfather, the family patriarch. With delicate sensuality, he traces the flowering of his love for a woman who "walks like light would walk if it could." And throughout, there is the land where his family has worked and lived and died for six generations, land at once richly abundant and cruelly demanding
Far bright star by Robert Olmstead ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1916, aging cavalryman Napoleon Childs leads an expedition into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa and bring him to justice. But Childs' troops are wiped out, and he is left to die alone in the Mexican desert
 
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Languages
English (97)
Chinese (5)
Italian (2)
German (2)
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