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Edson, John Thomas

Works: 295 works in 1,190 publications in 2 languages and 17,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Conductor
Classifications: PR6055.D8, 823.914
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Publications about John Thomas Edson
Publications by John Thomas Edson
Publications by John Thomas Edson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Thomas Edson
Arizona range war by J. T Edson( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and Danish and held by 419 libraries worldwide
A sprawling Arizona county is open for the taking, and the East Coast sharpies are moving in. But the land grabbers and bank robbers are in for a fierce battle when they come up against rancher Stone Hart and his gang. The fight for the range explodes into war when notorious reinforcements join up the Stone--including a lady named Calamity
Arizona gun law by J. T Edson( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
When Stone Hart's wealthy ranch becomes the target for greedy outlaws, his only chance of defending his stretch of Spanish Grant County lies in a hard-hitting, fast- shooting Texan crew that includes the Ysabel Kid and Calamity Jane
Waco's badge by J. T Edson( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 libraries worldwide
In wide-open Arizona, outlaws run rampant, since the authority of the local marshal ends at his town's borders. A different breed of peace officer is needed, and rancher Bentram Mosehan has accepted the responsibility of organizing a new Arizona State Police force
The hide and tallow men by J. T Edson( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
The Pilar Hide and Tallow Company were in trouble--their enormous profits looked like dropping if Colonel Charles Goodnight's scheme of driving cattle across country came to fruition. In order to protect their interests the five partners came to an agreement--an agreement that Mark Counter had to break.This was all fine and dandy, except that the hide and tallow men were ruthless, unscrupulous and had small regard for the sanctity of human life. Their women were even worse. And Mark Counter found himself in the middle of the conflict, with lead likely to be thrown his way from every side
Waco rides in by J. T Edson( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
His only name was Waco ...A Texan who rode as an Arizona Ranger, being peace officer, detective and ready to handle any emergency.His duties led him to lock horns with a campaigning lady politician, to tangle with Curly Bill Brocious and his girlfriend, Tioga, and to stand by Captain Bertram H. Mosehan when unscrupulous men sought to bring about the disbanding of the Rangers.In the end it led Waco to side with Mosehan when the Ranger captain handled his most difficult and dangerous task the only way he could--by breaking the law himself.No matter what he was called to do, Waco did it and backed his play with cold courage and a fast draw that was more like chain lightning!
The bad bunch by J. T Edson( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The war with the North was over, but Texas was still a battleground. Outlaw bands ravaged whole towns, drenching the Border Country with blood. Dealiest of all was the silent band of knife-artists known as "The Bad Bunch"
The Rio Hondo kid by J. T Edson( Book )
13 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Dusty Fog, a deceptively soft-spoken gunfighter, must face a gang of hired guns in the small Texas town of Escopeta
Waco's debt by J. T Edson( Book )
17 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Rancher Sam Catlin and his two sons are murdered and Waco, a young man who had been raised by the kindly rancher, swears to hunt down the killer and avenge the deaths
The Texan by J. T Edson( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
The big hunt by J. T Edson( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Wanting nothing more than to stop the killing, put aside his gun, and live the rest of his life in peace, buffalo hunter and loner Kerry Barran must take on his old boss in a town owned by his enemies in order to finish one final job, enlisting the assistance of a dapper English gentleman and his sister, a Texas gunslinger, and a hellion with the nickname of "Calamity" to find his redemption
The half breed by J. T Edson( Book )
13 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Wanted Belle Starr by J. T Edson( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
In the violent and lawless days following the Civil War many infamous outlaws cut a bloody swathe across the West ... John Wesley Hardin, Bad Bill Longley, Sam Bass, Frank and Jesse James, the Daltons ... all rode and shot their way to notoriety ....But, with one exception, the women were less well known in the annals of frontier legends. The exception was a beautiful, shapely, intelligent wildcat, quick in a fight, and deadly with a gun. Before she had ridden the owlhoot trails for long the posters began to appear on the sheriff's notice boards from Canada to the Rio Grande, from the Mississippi to the Pacific ...Wanted! Belle Starr, the Oklahoma Outlaw
Ranch war by J. T Edson( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Bloodlands ... It seems when a lady's called "Calamity," chaos follows wherever she goes -- even to the mostly peaceful railroad town of Mulrooney, Kansas. Martha Jane Canary's always been free as the prairie wind, tied to no place or person, so she never expected to inherit a hardscrabble ranch that other folks have been working. She might have even ignored the legal summons to claim her property ... if someone hadn't tried to kill her first. Now, whether she wants the spread or not, Jane's going to fight for what's hers -- taking on bushwackers, crooked lawyers ... and a woman with a cold and greedy heart, and a plan to steal Jane's land with bullets and brutality. But Calamity's got an ally -- a baby-faced Texas gun called the Ysabel Kid -- not to mention stony courage, a strong and sure whip hand ... and a mule-stubborn willingness to lay down her life for what's right
Set Texas back on her feet by J. T Edson( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Colonel Charles Goodnight believed that cattle could be driven to the railroad in Kansas and sold for high prices to supply people in the East with beef.Not everybody approved of Goodnight's idea. The owners of hide and tallow factories could buy all the cattle they wanted at between one and four dollars. If he should succeed, their vast profits would be brought to an end.Austin Viridian went to Fort Worth with the intention of preventing Goodnight's ideas from being circulated. Soon after his arrival, he came upon a small, blond cowhand who was talking of driving herds to Kansas. Viridian had two hard cases with him when he went to silence the cowhand.The hide and tallow man was about to make a serious mistake--his 'victim's' name was Dusty Fog!
The small Texan by J. T Edson( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Cure the Texas fever by J. T Edson( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
There's big trouble for Texas cattle ranchers. A mysterious disease called "Texas Fever" seems to follow their herds to market. Now their steers may be banned from Kansas and the railroad, a measure that will spell ruin for them all. The governor's ready to do anything to find a cure, even pardon a man with a price on his head, Waxahachie Smith. The scheme is all Captain Dusty Fog's idea. He knows Wax dreams of coming home to Texas where he's a wanted man. Now Wax can return if he takes over the protection of a brilliant young vet who may be close to a breakthrough cure. But unscrupulous men will gain if the Texas cattlemen go under. And with flying bullets and hired killers getting ever closer, Wax needs to use his famous slip gun to even the odds, to draw fast, shoot straight, and fight to the death to clear his name
Cold deck, hot lead by J. T Edson( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
In this game, the winning hand is the one that holds the gun
Texas killers by J. T Edson( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
To Dusty Fog's eye, it seems like a killer's convention is set to convene in Corpus Christi in honor of the arrival of a European crown prince. And it's Dusty's job - along with fast -draw artist Waco, a knife master called the Ysabel Kid, and other members of Ole Deveil Hardin's Floating Outfit - to keep his highness breathing while on American soil. But things are threatening to get seriously out of hand, because there're a lot more than just a few hired guns who want a shot at this royal target. And it's looking like Fog's going to be facing an old adversary again - the world's most feared assassin - even though Dusty's already killed him once
From hide and horn by J. T Edson( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Texas after the War was heaven for hellcats, paradise for lowlifes - and Hell on earth for honest ranchers. The range was rich with meat on the hoof, but the markets were hundreds of miles of rattlesnake-and-Comanche country away. Any man who tried to drive cattle across Texas was bound to wind up either rich or dead. Charlie Goodnight was aiming to try ... and with Dusty Fog as his segundo, it was going to take more than desert, Derringers or the Devil himself to stop him!
The road to Ratchet Creek by J. T Edson( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
There are six passengers on the stagecoach from Promontory to Ratchet Creek -- among them a beautiful singer with bad intentions, a lawman dressed in deacon's garb ... and a red-headed hellion named Martha Jane Canary, who's hell with a whip and quicker on the draw than most male gun artists. But Calamity Jane has met her match in Marshal Solly Cole, which is just as well, since they're both rolling into more bad news than ever. Because Ratchet Creek's home to a lot more than the lowlife swindler that Cole's been trailing; it's a hotbed of mystery and death that abandoned the law long ago. And for Cole, Calamity, and a kid named John Browning -- who, if he lives, could become the greatest gunsmith there ever was -- this snake pit in the Utah Territories might be a hard place to get to ... and a whole lot harder to get out of
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Alternative Names
Denver, Rod 1928-
Edson, J. T.
Edson, J. T. 1928-
Edson, John Thomas
Edson, John Thomas 1928-
Edson, John Thomas 1928-2014
Nolan, Chuck 1928-
English (212)
Danish (1)
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