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Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank) 1888-1964

Overview
Works: 1,227 works in 2,495 publications in 2 languages and 58,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Folklore  Miscellanea  Bibliography  Legends  Fiction  Personal narratives  Music  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Correspondent, Creator, Signer
Classifications: F786, 978
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Coronado's children; tales of lost mines and buried treasures of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
67 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,552 libraries worldwide
Recounts the tales and legends of those hardy souls who searched for buried treasure in the Southwest
The longhorns by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
48 editions published between 1941 and 1999 in English and held by 2,128 libraries worldwide
The twilight of the longhorn has fallen. The noble breed is nearer extinction than the buffalo ever was. Yet in this rousing chronicle the great days of the longhorn live again, a brave and surging part of our national heritage
The mustangs by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
41 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 1,628 libraries worldwide
The story of the wild horses of America, the Indians who rode them and the whites who were famous as their captors
The voice of the coyote by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
27 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
History of the coyote, with legends
Cow people by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 libraries worldwide
J. Frank Dobie is hailed as a master storyteller of the Southwest. In his latest book Dobie records the fading memories of a bygone Texas, the reminiscences of the cow people themselves
Apache gold and Yaqui silver by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
52 editions published between 1928 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 libraries worldwide
True stories of buried treasure and lost mines of the Southwest, lost because their Indian guardians do not want them worked
A vaquero of the brush country by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
51 editions published between 1929 and 1998 in English and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
A Vaquero of the Brush Country is both vivid narrative and graphic history. The cattle industry of America began in the mesquitals between the Nueces and the Rio Grands; the first cowboys-- vaqueros-- were "brush poppers." Now for the first time the story of this brush range and of the brush men is told. While the brush country assumes a character as extraordinary as that of the maquis of Corsica of the Everglades of Florida, the book sweeps over a far wider range. It is the story of the land where cattle by tens of thousands were killed on the prairie for their hides and where the "Skinning War" was fought. It is the story of the Chisholm Trail up to Abilene and the Platte beyond; of establishing a ranch on the free grass of the Texas Panhandle; of roping elk in Colorado; of trailing Billy the Kid, cow thief, in New Mexico; of the grim lands of the Pecos. The "hide and tallow factories," which threw trainloads of beef to the buzzards and coyotes; brand buyers as well as brand burners; the "Big Steal" and the "Break-up," in which Jim Lowe played such an amazing part; the "Bloody Border," where Cortina, "the Red Robber of the Rio Bravo," ruled and where ten times more Mexicans were killed than in the battle of San Jacinto; the razorback; the prairie dog; the pioneer drillers for water; the coming of barbed wire and windmills; the literature of McNelly's rangers; the things that cowboys roped-- from wild turkeys to locomotives; the bandana; the six-shooter; the mossy-horned Texas steers; mustangs; monte dealers; Horsehead Crossing; bugle-voiced Shanghai Pierce-- all these and other features and personalities of the range weave into the story. Never before has so much range lore been packed into a book. John Young, the old-time vaquero whose vivid, first-person narrative gives the volume coherence, was trail driver, hog chaser, wild cow milker, sheriff, ranger, hunter of Mexican bandits, horse thief killer, horse trader, brasadero, discoverer of "the Man with the Iron Hand," "stray man," mustanger, prairie fire fighter, ranch manager, and other things. He wanted experience; he got it hot -- Book jacket
Tales of old-time Texas by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
32 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in English and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
Short stories
Rattlesnakes by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
20 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Here are observations and speculations, legends and yarns, even gossip about the habits and dispositions of these extraordinary creatures--rattlesnakes--their reported size, deadliness, and power to charm their natural enemies. Here are descriptions of actual fights to the death between rattlesnakes and other animals and accounts of the strange experiences human beings have had with them, as well as tips on where to find them and how to act when you see one. Dobie began systematically collecting lore about the rattlesnake world many years ago, using some of it in such regional publications as Southwest Review and incorporating much of it into essays--with the intention of eventually putting together a book about rattlesnakes. Now, in this collection of twenty-two articles, his wish is posthumously fulfilled. Only Frank Dobie could tell of this fascinating and frightening creature with such wisdom and humor, thereby tempering "the age-old feud between the snake and man." And the rattlesnake--who once aroused fear among even the boldest men in the Old West--can at last be regarded with tolerance, respect, and even affection -- Amazon
Guide to Life and literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
50 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
For other editions, see Author Catalog
Out of the old rock : [character sketches] by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
10 editions published between 1955 and 1982 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Contains sixteen character sketches of interesting personalities known by Dobie
A Texan in England by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
21 editions published between 1944 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 libraries worldwide
On his term as professor of American history at Cambridge University during the war
In the shadow of history by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
17 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A Publication of the Texas Folklore Society. Dobie examines?Rose and His Story of the Alamo.? Other pieces on the Alamo include?How Jim Bowie Died? and?Inventing Stories about the Alamo.??Anecdotes as Side Lights to Texas History? explores stories of the founders of Texas. Among other pieces included are:?There?s a Geography of Humorous Anecdotes,??Folk Characters of the Sheep Industry,??The Ghost Sheep Dog,??Tortilla Making,??Navajo Sketches,? and many more.--Amazon.com
Legends of Texas by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
40 editions published between 1924 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Legends of Texas is as sizable and varied as the state itself, and J Frank Dobie, perhaps the West's greatest historian, devoted years of his life to collecting and cataloguing its many stories. The stories in this first volume of the Pelican series are reprinted from Dobie's Legends of Texas, originally published in1924 by the Texas Folklore Society, and represent some of the enduring tales that have em embellished the history of the state. Dobie believed that worthwhile literature about his region must be derived from an understanding of its life, history, and lore. The legends represented in this work, and in the rest of the series, were regarded by Dobie as "the most influential in opening the eyes of people to the richness of their own traditions." Legends of the lost mines and buried treasures have stirred the imagination and quickened the pulse of man for centuries. These stories will have the same effect on any that reads them
Mustangs and cow horses by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
21 editions published between 1940 and 2000 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Short stories about the mustangs and cow horses in Texas
Puro mexicano by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
30 editions published between 1935 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 651 libraries worldwide
A collection of Mexican folk tales
Coyote wisdom by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
21 editions published between 1938 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 libraries worldwide
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Man, bird, and beast by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
18 editions published between 1930 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Texas Folkfore: How to get rid of a bunion--tie salt port on the bunion. For a birthmark-rub the birthmark with a piece of raw meat and bury the meat--anymore good ideas?
Tone the bell easy by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
20 editions published between 1932 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Coffee in the gourd by J. Frank Dobie( Book )
27 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 libraries worldwide
A facsimile edition of the 1923 publication of the Texas Folklore Society, featuring twelve articles that discuss ballads, cowboy dance, customs and superstitions, and other topics
 
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Alternative Names
Dobie, Frank.
Dobie, Frank 1888-1964
Dobie, J. F. 1888-1964
Dobie, J. Frank
Dobie, J. Frank 1888-1964
Dobie, James Frank.
Dobie, James Frank 1888-1964
Dobie, Pancho.
Dobie, Pancho 1888-1964
J. Frank Dobie Amerikaans schrijver (1888-1964)
J. Frank Dobie amerikansk författare
J. Frank Dobie amerikansk skribent
J. Frank Dobie écrivain américain
J. Frank Dobie escritor estadounidense
J. Frank Dobie scrittore e giornalista statunitense
جيمس فرانك دوبي
جيمس فرانك دوبي كاتب أمريكي
جیمس فرانك دوبی
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English (724)
Spanish (4)
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