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Eggenhofer, Nicholas 1897-1985

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Works: 448 works in 497 publications in 1 language and 3,578 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Humor  Cookbooks  Anecdotes  Art  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: F596, 978
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Geronimo, wolf of the warpath by Ralph Moody( Book )
3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
A biography of the Apache Indian chief who led one of the last great Indian uprisings in the nineteenth century
Wagons, mules, and men : how the frontier moved west by Nicholas Eggenhofer( Book )
4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Want to know just how a Conestoga wagon looked? This is your book. Wonder just how one was constructed? The details are given here, in words and in pictures. How did one of them differ from a "prairie schooner?" You'll find the answer here. This exciting, colorful account of the way in which America expanded from Atlantic to Pacific places its emphasis on the vehicles our pioneering forefathers used and on the animals that hauled the wagons and packed the loads. The text and the copious illustrations, both produced by a man who has spent half a lifetime gathering the facts of overland journeying in the era B.M.C. (Before Motor Cars), introduce the reader to such sturdy characters as the army mule, the prospector's burro, and the stagecoach horse; and to such vital equipment as jockey sticks, rough locks, saddle skirts, lazy boards, wagon reaches and doubletrees. You'll discover why the wagons that plied the Santa Fe Trail were so much larger than those that went over the Oregon Trail. The differences between a Mexican ox cart and a Red River cart are set forth; as are those between a Concord coach and a mud wagon. The comparative advantages of narrow and wide wagon tires are discussed. The giant borax wagons pulled by twenty-mule teams are described, as well as the even greater desert freighters hauled by even more animals. Six-mule escort wagons, army ambulances, mountain wagons, buckboards, Murphy wagons, surreys, hearses, and chaises are paraded for the reader's benefit and delight. Do the livestock interest you especially? The comparative trail of merits of horses, mules and oxen are gone into. You'll find out how a twenty-mule team negotiated one of those incredible hairpin curves. Besides dozens of other lively bits of information, it tells about the important role of the bell mare, mentions the unorthodox eating habits of army mules, gives the trail speed of ox teams (with wagons loaded or empty), describes leaders, wheelers and swing teams, and how they all were hitched. Turning to people, there are pages about mule-skinners, bullwhackers, stage drivers, cattle drovers, army packers, sheepherders and Indians. The stories of those who moved the frontier west by hoof and by wheel, from the day of the National Pike through the exploits of the Mormon Battalion and on to the heyday and the decline of stagecoaching, are related, not overlooking the special tools they used, from wagon jack to bullwhip -- Book jacket
The humor of the American cowboy by Stan Hoig( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
A collection of cowboy humor
The pony express by Lee LaFollette Jensen( Book )
2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of the Pony Express, from its beginning at the time of the Gold Rust until 1861. Includes information on the riders, the historical climate and customs
We were there at the Battle of the Alamo by Margaret Cousins( Book )
2 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Shanghai Pierce: a fair likeness by Chris Emmett( Book )
3 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
The story of Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce who left Rhode Island penniless and became one of the Big Pasture Men of southern Texas
The story of Kit Carson by Edmund Collier( Book )
2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
The story of the Texas Rangers by Walter Prescott Webb( Book )
6 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the Texas Rangers as law enforcement officers from the early days of the Texas territory to the present day
Great western rides by Dabney Otis Collins( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The great buffalo hunt by Wayne Gard( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
This book describes the great hunt of buffaloes from 1871-1883 for their hides as a factor in the conquest of the west. Its Introductory chapters oon the habits of the buffalo on what the animal meant to the plains Indians and on the hunting for the sport are included only as a backdrop for the dramatc action of the gatherers of the hides
The story of American hunting and firearms ( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
We pointed them north : recollections of a cowpuncher by E.C Abbott( Book )
5 editions published between 1955 and 1984 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
E.C. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870s and 1880s. He came up the trail to Montana from Texas with the long-horned herds that were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory; and he married a daughter of Granville Stuart, the famous early-day stockman and Montana pioneer. For more than fifty years he was known to cowmen from Texas to Alberta as "Teddy Blue." This is his story, as told to Helena Huntington Smith, who says that the book is "all Teddy Blue. My part was to keep out of the way and not mess it up by being literary...Because the cowboy flourished in the middle of the Vicotian age, which is certainly a funny paradox, no realistic picture of him was ever drawn in his own day. Here is a self-portrait by a cowboy which is full and honest." And Teddy Blue himself says, "Other old-timers have told all about stampedes and swimming rivers and what a terrible time we had, but they never put in any of the fun, and fun was at least half of it." So here it is--the cowboy classic, with the "terrible" times and the "fun" which have entertained readers everywhere -- Book jacket
The boy in the Alamo by Margaret Cousins( Book )
2 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Retelling of a classic story of the siege of the Alamo told from the unique viewpoint of a 12-year old boy
Come an' get it : the story of the old cowboy cook by Ramon F Adams( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A retrospective/exhibition : Grand Central Art Galleries, November 7, 1977, through November 23, 1977 by Grand Central Art Galleries( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Weekly Reader Books presents The story of Buffalo Bill by Edmund Collier( Book )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The story of General Custer by Margaret Carver Leighton( Book )
3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Scout commander by S. E Whitman( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Texas tradition by Ross Phares( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Recounts tales of the settlement and development of Texas by early settlers
 
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Eggenhofer, N. 1897-1985
Eggenhofer, N. (Nicholas), 1897-1985
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Eggenhofer, Nick 1897-
Eggenhofer Nick 1897-1985
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Eggenhoffer Nicholas 1897-1985
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Nick Eggenhofer
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