WorldCat Identities

Dearen, Patrick

Overview
Works: 31 works in 71 publications in 1 language and 5,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Local history  Biography‚Ä°vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Western stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3554.E1752, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patrick Dearen
When cowboys die by Patrick Dearen( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cowboy throwback living in the modern world of the twentieth century, Charlie Lyles steals a horse and, pursued by the police, journeys deep into the untamed wilderness on a desperate search for the vanished American frontier
To hell or the Pecos by Patrick Dearen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This chase novel, set in 1886 along the driest stretch of any trail in the West, takes the reader deep inside four troubled characters on a collision course for Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos, a Texas river synonymous with hell"--
The illegal man by Patrick Dearen( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illegal Mexican searches desperately to provide more for his family than poverty and hopelessness in a dying land, but to follow his dream, he must risk his life.--
The big drift by Patrick Dearen( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will Brite is a Slash Five cowboy working in the Middle Concho region of Texas in the winter of 1884 when a blizzard descends upon him-the likes of which he has never seen. Trapped under his horse and entangled in a barbed wire fence, Will finds an unexpected (and unwelcome) savior in the form of Zeke Boles, a former slave on the run from a bloody, guilt-filled past. In Zeke's dark features Will sees a reflection of the haunting memories he has been trying to escape for so long, but he reluctantly offers him shelter for the night at the Slash Five camp. Little does he know that
Portraits of the Pecos frontier by Patrick Dearen( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saddling up anyway : the dangerous lives of old-time cowboys by Patrick Dearen( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cowboy life is best told by those who lived it, and Patrick Dearen has gathered together some of the best storytellers in the bunch. Saddle up for a wild ride."
Castle Gap and the Pecos frontier by Patrick Dearen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the old-time cowboys by Patrick Dearen( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working cowboys live on as genuine legends who rode through a golden moment in American history. In the 1980s historian/author Patrick Dearen wentlooking for the last of these fading icons. The trail took him to dozens of onetime cowhands in their 80s, 90s, and even 100s whose aged eyes lit up and voices seemed young again as they spoke of their experiences on the trail. From these honest-to-goodness cowhands, he collected priceless, spellbinding true stories of the incredible hardships of braving the elements, dealing with stampedes and runaways, and good-natured hoorawing with their companions
Crossing Rio Pecos by Patrick Dearen( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river-a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. Only at its crossings, with legendary names such as Horsehead and Pontoon, could travelers hope to gain passage. Even if the river proved obliging, Indian raiders and outlaws often did not. Long after irrigation and dams rendered the river a polluted trickle, Patrick Dearen went seeking out the crossings and the stories behind them. In Crossin
Comanche peace pipe by Patrick Dearen( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While traveling in a wagon train with his family across the Texas frontier, eleven-year-old Fish Rawlings rescues a young Comanche boy and the two help avert war between the Indians and the whites
On the Pecos Trail by Patrick Dearen( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Fish Rawlings finds the adventure, hard work, and camaraderie he experiences when he joins his uncle and cousin on a cattle drive are just what he needs to cope with his grief over his father's recent death
A cowboy of the Pecos by Patrick Dearen( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid accounting that skillfully captures the essence of those men who, unlike any other breed of cowhand, rode hell-bent-for-leather across the Pecos
The hidden treasure of the Chisos by Patrick Dearen( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1800s when the words of a dying Indian lead twelveyearold Fish and his stepbrother into the Chisos Mountains in search of a lost gold mine, they face many dangers, including a band of Apache warriors, one of whom turns out to be a trusted friend
The Devils River : treacherous twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900 by Patrick Dearen( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lone Star lost : buried treasures in Texas by Patrick Dearen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Dearen went in search of buried treasures, not gold or silver or jewels, but untapped tales worthy of J. Frank Dobie. And he found for "Lone Star Lost" ten such stories that spring from the bedrock, shared with the author by native sons and daughters who know that the real treasure is our Texas heritage. These stories grew from the land - the Texas soil that gives birth to history and sprinkles it with legend. From the piney woods on the east to the Chihuahuan Desert on the west, from the subtropical marshes on the south to the mountains on the north, Texas is alive with the kind of wonder that has sent men in quest of their own Cibolas for generations
Halff of Texas : a merchant rancher of the Old West by Patrick Dearen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mayer Halff imigrated to Texas as a fourteen-year-old, got his start as a foot peddler, and eventually controlled a vast cattle empire. Throughout his life, he was at ease whether dining with a U.A. president at a plush metropolitan banquet or squatting across a campfire from a dirt-streaked cowboy in some forsaken cow camp. One of those cowhands, Bob Beverly, perhaps best described Halff's spirit: "He was a pioneer and always built for the future. He was the kind that made this the greatest republic the world has ever known. . . I take my hat off to him and his kind."
Graveyard of the West the Pecos River of Texas, where myth meets history( Visual )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories and mysteries of the Pecos, a river with a clorful history told through old pictures and old-timers' reminiscences expertly inter-cut with scenes of the river as it is today
When the sky rained dust by Patrick Dearen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Josh faces love, a dust storm, and the threat of losing his family's farm during the days of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression in 1934
Perseverance by Patrick Dearen( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starflight to Faroul by Patrick Dearen( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Patrick Dearen American author

Languages
English (59)

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The illegal manPortraits of the Pecos frontierSaddling up anyway : the dangerous lives of old-time cowboysCastle Gap and the Pecos frontierThe last of the old-time cowboysCrossing Rio PecosComanche peace pipeOn the Pecos Trail