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Blake, James Carlos

Overview
Works: 22 works in 135 publications in 6 languages and 6,781 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Boxing stories  Suspense fiction  Western stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3552.L3483, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Carlos Blake
Red grass river : a legend by James Carlos Blake( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bank robber's life early this century. At 18, John Ashley, the son of a Florida bootlegger kills a man in self-defense and has to flee, beginning a life of robberies, jail, romance and more jail
The pistoleer : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictionalized biography of John Hardin, the most notorious of Texas gunmen, narrated by the people who knew him. Starting at 13, he killed more than 20 men, some merely for an insult. Imprisoned, pardoned, he became a respectable lawyer, until he turned to gambling and was shot in the back
The rules of Wolfe : a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe family of Texas gun-runners that goes back generations. Increasingly unfulfilled by his minor role in family operations and eager to set out on his own, Eddie crosses the border to work security for a major Mexican drug cartel led by the ruthless La Navaja. Eddie falls for a mysterious woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the property of an intimate member of La Navaja's organization. When they're discovered, the violent upshot forces Eddie and Miranda to run for their lives, fleeing into the deadly Sonora Desert in hope of crossing the border to safety. But La Navaja's reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. He sends a horde of operatives and the notorious bounty hunter El Martillo after the pair. If La Navaja's men don't kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned. [This novel is] at once a riveting thriller and an inside look at the blood-drenched Mexican drug trade ..."--
Under the skin : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illegitimate son of an infamous Mexican revolutionary serves as the bodyguard to a pair of gangsters who hold sway over depression-era Galveston, before he falls in love with the young wife of an aging but powerful Mexican warlord
Country of the bad Wolfes : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two generations of Wolfe men--begat by an English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828--track their violent but manifest destiny through the Diaz Regime in Mexico in the early 1900s and back to Gulf Coast Texas. The novel centers on two sets of identical "hero twins," each with a violent history that mirror the author's belief on the primacy of violence in the evolution of civilization. Their lives are intertwined with important events through the history of the United States, beginning in the 1820s. Crucial are the histories of the infamous Saint Patrick's Battalion (revered in Mexico as "los San Patricios") who deserted the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the rise and fall of Porfirio Diaz regime (1876-1910), which marked the beginning of the Mexican Revolution"--
In the rogue blood by James Carlos Blake( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The escapades of two American brothers in the 1840s Mexican War who have no trouble switching sides. At times they fight for the U.S., at times for Mexico, or even for bandits
Wildwood boys : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Anderson joins Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War in Missouri and becomes known as "Bloody Bill."
Handsome Harry, or, The gangster's true confessions : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transfixing the nation with his penchant for crime, fast women, and sensational lifestyle, "Handsome Harry" Pierpont, destined for the electric chair, operates at the center of the Dillinger Gang
A world of thieves : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1928 New Orleans, this novel follows Sonny LaSalle as he joins his uncles Buck and Russell, a pair of twin armed robbers, on numerous heists, and finds out the hard way that the life of an outlaw is not all what he expected
The killings of Stanley Ketchel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This story chronicles the life of Stanley Ketchel, the ragtime era middleweight boxing champion and daring rake, whose brief and meteoric life burned with violence and tragedy in and out of the ring
Borderlands : short fictions by James Carlos Blake( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories on the Mexican border. The protagonists comprise illegal immigrants, policemen, exploited workers, men seeking revenge, bigots and abused women. With an introduction by the author
The friends of Pancho Villa : a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in French and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The memoir of a Mexican revolutionary. "The greatest tragedy that can befall a man is to never know who he really is. I suffered no such misfortune. I loved the Revolution. I loved its rolling thunder and the brute power, its exhilarating rage. It set free the man I truly am ... Pancho was lucky too. The Revolution made him a hero ... And he was the only friend I ever had."
The rules of Wolfe a border noir by James Carlos Blake( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The violent but manifest destiny of the Wolfe family from Yankee America through the Diaz Regime of Mexico continues
The pistoleer by James Carlos Blake( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tierras fronterizas by James Carlos Blake( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories on the Mexican border. The protagonists comprise illegal immigrants, policemen, exploited workers, men seeking revenge, bigots and abused women
a novel by James Carlos Blake( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Böse im Blut : Roman by James Carlos Blake( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Im Herbst 1842 bricht das Unglück über die Brüder Edward und John Little herein. In Georgia ersticht der Vater der beiden Jungen einen Mann, der so unvorsichtig war, ihre Mutter zum Tanz aufzufordern. Die Familie flieht vor dem Gesetz in die Sümpfe Floridas, wo es zur Katastrophe kommt. Nach einer Bluttat, die von nun an ihre Träume beherrschen wird, brechen die Brüder nach Westen auf, um dort ihr Glück zu finden. Aber das Grenzland zwischen den Vereinigten Staaten und Mexiko entpuppt sich als Vorhof zur Hölle, wo Mörderbanden und blutrünstige Indianer Angst und Schrecken verbreiten. Getrieben von ihren inneren Dämonen verstricken sich Edward und John Little in ein Leben voll roher Gewalt. Doch dann werden die beiden in den Wirren des Amerikanisch-Mexikanischen Krieges getrennt und stehen sich plötzlich auf feindlichen Seiten gegenüber ... Die Abenteuer von Edward und John Little sind eine grandiose Abrechnung mit dem Mythos des Wilden Westens. James Carlos Blake erweckt eine Epoche zum Leben, ohne sie zu verklären, und führt uns so vor Augen, dass Amerika auf Hass, Gewalt und Habgier gebaut ist. Auf das Böse im Blut. James Carlos Blake, 1947 in Mexiko geboren, verbrachte seine Kindheit in Texas. Nach der Highschool ging er zur Armee und schrieb sich dann an der Universität von Florida ein. Er machte seinen Abschluss und unterrichtete fast zwanzig Jahre lang am College, bevor er Mitte der neunziger Jahre als freier Schriftsteller nach Texas zurückkehrte. Seit 1995 hat er elf Romane veröffentlicht, für die er mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet wurde, u.a. mit dem Los Angeles Times Book Prize für "Das Böse im Blut". James Carlos Blake lebt heute in Arizona
House of wolfe by James Carlos Blake( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans la peau by James Carlos Blake( Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
James Rudolph Youngblood, surnommae Jimmy the Kid, est l'un des "spectres de Rose", la bande d'encaisseurs des fraeres Maceo, caeids du jeu et de la prostitution aa Galveston, Texas. Fils naturel d'une prostituaee et de Fierro, le compagnon le plus sanguinaire de Pancho Villa, Jimmy a aetae aelevae par une famille adoptive dans un ranch qu'il a fui aa l'?age de dix-huit ans. Il a trouvae refuge aa Galveston, une "ville ouverte" oau raegne une violence qui ne lui est pas aetrangaere. C'est alors que son chemin croise celui de Daniela, une jeune femme dont le destin tragique va raeveiller en lui le fant?ome de son paere naturel. Beaucoup de langage grossier, descriptions raeguliaeres de nature sexuelle et descriptions explicites de violence. 2007
The rules of Wolfe : a border noir (2013) by James Carlos Blake( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eddie Gato Wolfe leaves his family gun-running business in Texas and crosses into Mexico to work security for a drug cartel where he falls in love with a gangster's girlfriend and flees with her into the dangerous Sonoran Desert
 
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Alternative Names
ブレイク, ジェイムズ・カルロス
Languages
English (92)
French (18)
Spanish (7)
German (6)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (1)
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