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Brand, Max 1892-1944

Works: 95 works in 1,033 publications in 9 languages and 27,528 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Film adaptations  Western stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3511.A87, 813.52
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Publications about Max Brand
Publications by Max Brand
Publications by Max Brand, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Max Brand
Most widely held works by Max Brand
Destry rides again by Max Brand( Book )
58 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
After serving a six year prison term because of the betrayal of a friend, Harrison Destry decides to hunt down the twelve jurors who framed and then convicted him
Gunman's goal : a western story by Max Brand( Book )
47 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
James Giraldi is a thief. One that steals from other thieves. He is begged to help find Louise Asprey's father and refuse the ten thousand dollars to locate the man, until a cold-blooded mercenary named Dick Renney takes the case
Montana rides! by Max Brand( Book )
50 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
"The Montana Kid, "El Keed" south of the border, slips a marriage noose to join Mateo Rubriz, prince of Mexican outlaws, in a wild cross-border raid. The target: a gold and emerald crown stolen by the governor of Duraya from the church under his protection! In Duraya, Montana and Rubriz have no problem getting into the governor's fort, even finding the crown
The untamed by Max Brand( Book )
48 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and Norwegian and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
Whistling Dan finds himself locked in a struggle with the outlaw Jim Silent and with Kate Cumberland, the woman who seeks to tame him with her love
Ambush at Torture Canyon by Max Brand( Book )
27 editions published between 1931 and 2003 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Silas Durfee had come up against a lot of outlaws as a Texas Ranger, but he had never encountered one as cold and cruel as Spot Lester. There was a man who would as soon slit a throat as swat a fly. Hating Durfee for foiling one of his plans, Lester schemed and plotted and dreamed of the day he'd kill Durfee. Finally that day came. He had Durfee right where he wanted him -- trapped in Torture Canyon where the heat was enough to turn a man's brain to smoke and the only way out was through a hail of rifle fire. It wasn't the first time Silas Durfee had done battle with Spot Lester -- but it would likely be the last
Six-gun country by Max Brand( Book )
15 editions published between 1925 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
An escaped prisoner, hounded by bounty men, is forced out of hiding when a bandit begins using his name
Drifter's vengeance by Max Brand( Book )
17 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 968 libraries worldwide
Speedy was a king among tricksters, and he was about to use his special skills while serving as deputy sheriff of Sunday Slough. He had a debt of honor to settle for a friend, and he was about to take on some pretty long odds: three-to-one without a gun!
Silvertip's roundup by Max Brand( Book )
26 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Silvertip's roundup is and Old Western tale of adventure told by Max Brand, one of America's favorite western writers. Brand tells the story of the legendary Arizona Jim "Silvertip" Silver, who shoots fast, stays cook, and brings to justice killers and thieves who make a habit of taking the law into their own hands. When Barry Christian, one of the West's most detestable law breakers, starts making trouble in Horseshoe Flat, Silvertip is ready to take him on in his inimitable style. Silvertip joins forces with Taxi, a cunning safecracker and ex-con from New York. Together Silvertip and Taxi set out to hunt Christian down and teach him an unforgettable lesson
The night horseman by Max Brand( Book )
45 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Doc Byrne left the big city and headed west, but once he encountered Jerry Strann, Dan Barry, and Joe Cumberland, there would be plenty of work for him before the Night Horseman rode away
The tyrant : a north-western story by Max Brand( Book )
19 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 libraries worldwide
Francois Limousin was a ruthless tyrant who berated his youngest son mercilessly at every turn. Yet Jean thrived in spite of him, honing his body and his mind until he excelled at shooting, riding and surviving in the harsh wilderness. He even survived his brother's tragic death, although he couldn't escape the vice that caused it: gambling. Lured into a high-stakes card game, Jean finds himself on the losing end and must strike off on his own if he wishes to avoid the wrath of his father. Without money or friends, he heads west. But Francois Limousin has a long reach, and Jean has learned from the past that his father isn't afraid to kill a son to uphold the family honor
Fightin' fool by Max Brand( Book )
24 editions published between 1933 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 833 libraries worldwide
Jingo rides into the town of Tower Creek and is soon deep in a game of poker. Wally Rankin, a gambler, is one of the players and because he is losing to Jingo, resorts to marking the cards. Jingo spots the action and accuses Wally Rankin of cheating. In the ensuing gun fight, Wally is shot in both shoulders. Subsequently, the sheriff advices Jingo that Wally's older brother will probably be hunting for him. A game of cat and mouse begins
Donnegan by Max Brand( Book )
18 editions published between 1921 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 826 libraries worldwide
Enforcing his own brand of justice with his ever-ready six-gun, Donnegan shoots down everyone who stands in his way and sets his sights on a sidewinder, with whom he has a personal score to settle
Rippon rides double by Max Brand( Book )
14 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in English and held by 801 libraries worldwide
Twenty years after killing one of the Barrett clan, Tom Palding is offered a large amount of money by them for property he owns, yet he prefers to send Rippon as his double to collect
Destry rides again by George Marshall( visu )
12 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
"Destry, a mild-mannered deputy who doesn't like guns ... is called to restore order to the hopelessly corrupt frontier town of Bottleneck. Though reluctant to undertake such an enormous task, he's soon roped into action after meeting the seductive Frenchy, an alluring saloon girl who belts out unforgettable show-stoppers like "The Boys in the Back Room," while winning the hero's heart."--Container
Luck by Max Brand( Book )
22 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Pierre Ryder has been forged by the sternest of frontier Jesuits for the hard life of a missionary priest in the frozen wastes of the Far North. Into this life of gentleness, a thunderbolt descends in the form of a letter from his father, long thought dead, who lies dying of a bullet wound. Ignoring the pleas of the good priests, Pierre rides at once to avenge his father, into a life and a country far from all he has ever known. When he meets Jackqueline Boone, their lives are changed forever
Timbal Gulch trail by Max Brand( Book )
31 editions published between 1929 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Ranch owner Walt Devon faces down a ruthless landlord and gambling man named Les Burchard, who tries everything from poker to murder to push him off his land
Tenderfoot by Max Brand( Book )
22 editions published between 1924 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 libraries worldwide
A young man heads West and manages to get trapped between a lynch mob and outlaw justice
Black Jack by Max Brand( Book )
33 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 libraries worldwide
A man finds himself haunted because of his father's criminal past
Alcatraz by Max Brand( Book )
39 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Prolific writer of Westerns Max Brand is credited with helping to popularize the genre and define some its key characteristics. The novel Alcatraz is a perfect example of what Max Brand excelled at, bringing together interesting characters, a tightly plotted storyline, a deep reverence for the landscape, and plenty of thrilling action
Twenty notches by Max Brand( Book )
25 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 668 libraries worldwide
The kid they called the Sleeper was a tramp. He was content with a life of drifting from place to place. But all that changed when he heard about a legendary gun with twenty notches -- a gun that never missed. Sleeper felt it -- he had to own that gun! What Sleeper didn't realize is that that the twenty-notch gun was a weapon that could never be owned. A gun like that would own him! The life he cherished would disappear, and Sleeper himself would be a changed man forever
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