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Blake, James Carlos

Overview
Works: 33 works in 130 publications in 4 languages and 6,598 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Boxing stories  Suspense fiction  Western stories 
Roles: 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 828 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 )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 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 )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 632 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 )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 624 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 )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 584 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"--
Wildwood boys : a novel by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 548 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 )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English 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
In the rogue blood by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 490 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
A world of thieves : a novel by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 472 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 362 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 301 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 )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 188 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 84 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
a novel by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les amis de Pancho Villa by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Se mettant dans la peau du plus fidèle et du plus irréductible compagnon de Pancho Vila, Rodolfo Fierro, pour narrer l'épopée de ces révolutionnaires, l'auteur restitue ainsi l'histoire chaotique du Mexique au début du XXe siècle
Das Böse im Blut : Roman by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 14 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
Crépuscule sanglant by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le récit se compose des souvenirs de deux frères John et Edward Little, qui racontent leur odyssée dans l'Ouest sauvage américain en 1840, depuis leur départ de Géorgie causé par le meurtre d'un homme par leur père jusqu'à leur enrôlement dans l'armée
Schurkenbloed by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un monde de voleurs by James Carlos Blake ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman policier (suspense). Roman historique
 
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Alternative Names
ブレイク, ジェイムズ・カルロス
Languages
English (90)
French (11)
German (6)
Dutch (1)
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