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Matthiessen, Peter

Works: 360 works in 1,698 publications in 17 languages and 64,201 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biographies  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3563.A8584, 813.54
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In the spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 3,556 libraries worldwide
An investigative account of the fatal shout-out between FBI agents and American Indians in 1975
At play in the fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
74 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,665 libraries worldwide
A tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. Despite their separate missions, both men converge in their respect for the native culture and their zeal to protect the Indians from imminent invasion
Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,563 libraries worldwide
Novel about the man usually credited with killing Belle Starr
Wildlife in America by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
40 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,271 libraries worldwide
This book "bears a strong conservation message for both naturalists and the general reader. It is a history of the vanishing North American wildlife and account of what is being done to prevent its extinction. Region by region, the continent's wild animals and birds that man has decimated or exterminated are described."
Shadow country : a new rendering of the Watson legend by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
32 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,195 libraries worldwide
Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E.J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.--From publisher description
In paradise by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,145 libraries worldwide
"From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"--
Indian country by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
23 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,989 libraries worldwide
The author examines the white man's encroachment on the lands of the Miccosukee, Hopi, Cherokee, Mohawk, Yurok, Karuk, Dakota, Chumash, Paiute, Shoshone, Ute and Navajo
Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
41 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,902 libraries worldwide
A West Indian turtle-fishing expedition meets with failure, and desperation and discord affect the ragged crew who are beset with superstition and belief in tales of pirates, storms and other folkloric episodes. Finally in a desperate gamble to find the turtles, the captain sets sail for the legendary inlet south of Cuba, Far Tortuga
The tree where man was born by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,877 libraries worldwide
1. The tree where man was born -- 2. White highlands -- 3. Northwest frontier -- 4. Siringet -- 5. In Maasai -- 6. Rites of passage -- 7. Elephant kingdoms -- 8. Great caldron mountains -- 9. Red god -- 10. At Gidabembe
Sal si puedes; Cesar Chavez and the new American Revolution by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,724 libraries worldwide
The author describes the struggle of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee in their attempt to organize the farm laborers of California. He details their partial success through boycotts and strikes to better their working conditions
The snow leopard by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
118 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
When Matthiessen went to Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and, possibly, to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard, he undertook his five-week trek as winter snows were sweeping into the high passes. This is a radiant and deeply moving account of a "true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart."
Tigers in the snow by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
The story of the threatened Siberian tiger as it struggles to exist in the little-populated Russian Far East
Lost Man's River by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
A son in Florida seeks the truth about his father, a hunter executed by a lynch mob. History has it that Edgar Watson was a cold-blooded killer, but was he really so evil? As he talks to oldtimers, Lucius Watson learns about the smugglers and outlaws who populated the Everglades early this century
Bone by bone : a novel by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
A novel on a sugar baron's rise to riches by violence and murder. He is E.J. Watson, a 19th century pioneer who builds a sugar-cane empire in Florida on the back of blacks. Third volume in a trilogy which began with Killing Mister Watson
The birds of heaven : travels with cranes by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
"Cranes are ubiquitous in the earliest legends of the world's peoples, where they often figure as sentinels of heaven and omens of longevity and good fortune. For their great beauty and imposing size - they are the largest of all flying birds on earth - they are held near-sacred in many lands. Their broad wilderness habitat requirements make them "umbrella species": protecting them ensures that other creatures and the earth and water of the ecosystem are also protected. In addition, the enormous spans of cranes' migrations have encouraged international conservation efforts." "In The Birds of Heaven, Peter Matthiessen chronicles his many journeys in search of the world's fifteen species of cranes. From the vast taiga of Siberia's Amur basin and the Mongolian steppe, breeding grounds for the glorious red-crowned and white-naped cranes, his travels take him to India, Bhutan, China, Japan, and Korea, then on to Australia, Africa, and western Europe (where the native crane is being encouraged to return), and finally to Wisconsin, Nebraska, the Gulf Coast, and Florida, where ingenious efforts are under way to establish a nonmigratory population of the rare whooping crane. He is accompanied by erudite and passionate ornithologists and "craniacs," along with many fascinating regional people, from Mongolian nomads to Gujarati nawabs. Through their eyes as well as his own, he portrays the astonishingly tenacious cranes' struggles to survive in a rapidly developing world in which man is leaving less and less place for other creatures. He also captures the deep loss to humankind should these majestic creatures - their majesty illuminated by Robert Bateman's eloquent renderings - be permitted to disappear."--Jacket
Under the mountain wall : a chronicle of two seasons in the stone age by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
49 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 1,424 libraries worldwide
"In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter Matthiessen visited the Kurelu with the Harvard-Peabody expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the mountain wall as an account not of the expedition, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd, Tukum, U-mue and his family, and the boy Weake, killed in a surprise raid"--Page 4 of cover
Sand rivers by Peter Matthiessen( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
Recounts his safari to the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania
Exiled in the land of the free : democracy, Indian nations, and the U.S. Constitution by Oren Lyons( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,183 libraries worldwide
Focuses "primarily on the Iroquois Confederacy and its relations with European nations contending for control of the New World."
Sal si puedes (Escape if you can) : Cesar Chavez and the new American revolution by Peter Matthiessen( file )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
"A new postscript by the author brings the reader up to date as to the events that have unfolded since the writing of Sal Si Puedes. Ilan Stavans's insightful foreword considers the significance of Chavez's legacy for our time. Besides serving as an indispensable guide to the sixties, this book rejuvenates the extraordinary vitality of Chavez's life and spirit, giving his message a renewed and much-needed urgency."--Jacket
At play in the fields of the lord by Peter Matthiessen( file )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
A tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. Despite their separate missions, both men converge in their respect for the native culture and their zeal to protect the Indians from imminent invasion
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Alternative Names
Matthiesen, Peter
Matthiesen, Peter 1927-
Matthiessen, Peter 1927-
Peter Matthiessen Amerikaans auteur
Peter Matthiessen novel·lista estatunidenc
Peter Matthiessen novelista estadounidense
Peter Matthiessen romancier américain
Peter Matthiessen scrittore e naturalista statunitense
Peter Matthiessen US-amerikanischer Autor, Umweltschützer und Naturschützer
Petrus Matthiessen
Петер Матисен
Питер Маттиссен
پیتر ماتیسن نویسنده آمریکایی
പീറ്റർ മാറ്റ്തീസ്സിയൻ
マシーセン, ピーター
English (779)
Spanish (35)
French (15)
Italian (10)
Chinese (9)
German (7)
Japanese (6)
Swedish (6)
Dutch (6)
Czech (6)
Danish (4)
Hungarian (3)
Croatian (2)
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