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Thom, James Alexander

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Works: 43 works in 156 publications in 2 languages and 11,460 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Western films  Action and adventure films  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3570.H47, 813.54
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Panther in the sky by James Alexander Thom( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
A fictional account of Tecumseh's life describing his efforts to unite his people in the struggle to save their land
Follow the river by James Alexander Thom( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
Captured by the Shawnee Indians, Mary Ingles escapes and follows the Ohio River for a thousand miles back towards her home in Virginia
The children of first man by James Alexander Thom( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
In the 12th Century, a Welsh prince and his band of men sail to America where they intermarry with Indian women to form a colony. The novel chronicles the colony's rise and fall, including the fate of its descendants, an Indian tribe near the Ohio River whose members have flaxen hair and grey-blue eyes. A story based on a Welsh legend. By the author of Follow the River
Sign-talker : the adventure of George Drouillard on the Lewis and Clark Expedition : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
Lewis and Clark "need an extraordinary hunter who will be able to provide the expedition with fresh game, and a sign-talker to commjnicate with the native tribes. They choose George Drouillard," ... a métis raised among the Shawnee."--Jacket
From sea to shining sea by James Alexander Thom( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 1,150 libraries worldwide
In one generation, the Clark family of Virginia fought for our nation's independence, and explored, conquered, and settled the continent from sea to shining sea. This powerfully written book recreates the warm life of the family, the dangers of the battlefield, the grueling journeys across an untamed wilderness, and the soul-stirring Lewis and Clark Expedition. This mighty epic is a fitting tribute to the wisdom and courage of Ann Rogers Clark, her husband John, and the ten sons and daughters they nurtured and inspired
The red heart by James Alexander Thom( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of Frances Slocum, a Quaker girl from Pennsylvania, kidnapped at the age of five by Indians and later forced to choose between the two cultures. Through her eyes is seen the destruction of the Indians
Long Knife by James Alexander Thom( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Two centuries ago, with the support of the young Revolutionary government, George Robers Clark led a small but fierce army west from Virigina to conquer all the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Here is the adventure, the romance, the struggle, and the betrayal of his life. Rich in the heroic characters, meticulously researched detail and grand scale that have become James Alexander Thom's trademarks, LONG KNIFE, his first historical epic, is simply unforgettable. From the Paperback edition
Saint Patrick's Battalion : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 libraries worldwide
The alternating voices of Paddy Quinn, a young man with journalistic aspirations, and Mexican soldier Augustin Juvero recount the story of John Riley, who deserts the American army to fight for Mexico in the Mexican-American War
Warrior woman : a novel by Dark Rain Thom( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Reluctantly entering the battle when Virginia settlers attack her tribe's homeland, Shawnee Women's Peace Chief Nonhelema works to negotiate an armistice, only to find herself betrayed by her white adversaries
Follow the river by James Alexander Thom( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Captured by the Shawnee Indians, Mary Ingles escapes and follows the Ohio River for a thousand miles back towards her home in Virginia
Follow the river by Ellen Burstyn( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Beautiful orphan Edith Adelton came to the United States as a child to be a companion and tutor to the Hamilton family's young daughter Amy. Though Edith's parentage is a mystery, she has found great happiness with the Hamiltons. When the family's cousin Ida comes to visit, Mrs. Hamilton enlists Edith in a matchmaking plan involving two suitors for Ida. But both men fall for the lovely Edith. As Ida sees her chances fade, she schemes to discredit Edith, leading the family to a crisis of loyalties. Are Ida's accusations enough to dissolve the family's trust in Edith? Or is there a secret truth below the surface, beyond the evidence ... within the heart?
The art and craft of writing historical fiction by James Alexander Thom( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Thom gives you the tools you need to research and create stories born from the past that will move and inspire modern readers
The spirit of the place : Indiana hill country by Darryl Jones( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Fire in the water : a novel by James Alexander Thom( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
For famous one-armed war correspondent Paddy Quinn, this is to be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln. Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg and takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp, kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn's lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war. While he is interviewing them about life in the notorious prison, the Sultana, carrying five times its lawful number of passengers, explodes after midnight. Quinn is blown overboard with the emaciated veteran Robb Macombie, and in the worst night of his life proves himself a better man than he had ever imagined he could be. In this narrative of America's worst maritime disaster, the deepest undercurrent is the spirit of the martyred President, whom Quinn and Macombie have vowed to honor by attending his funeral even if it kills them
Saint Patrick's Battalion a novel by James Alexander Thom( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The alternating voices of Paddy Quinn, a young man with journalistic aspirations, and Mexican soldier Augustin Juvero recount the story of John Riley, who deserts the American army to fight for Mexico in the Mexican-American War
Staying out of hell by James Alexander Thom( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Author's note: "Like my character, Scotty Montgomery, I grew up in the idyllic prewar Midwest, was a Marine, and later a journalist appalled by the apparent cheapness of life and the world's casual disregard for human suffering. Like my protagonist, I am unable to reconcile my country's two roles: the citadel of humane idealism, and the leading world merchant of death-dealing weapons. I hope by this novel to awaken our benumbed souls to the awful absurdities with which we live."
Hoosiers by Pat McDonogh( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
One of the most rousingly enjoyable sports movies ever made, this small-town drama tells the story of the Hickory Huskers, an underdog basketball team from a tiny Indiana high school that makes it all the way to the state championship tournament. It's a familiar story, but sensitive direction and a splendid screenplay helped make this one of the best films of 1986, highlighted by the superb performances of Gene Hackman as the Huskers' coach, and Oscar nominee Dennis Hopper as the alcoholic father of one of the team's key players. As the drama unfolds we come to realize that many of the characters (including Barbara Hershey as a schoolteacher with whom Hackman falls in love) are recovering from disappointing setbacks, and this depth of character is what makes the otherwise conventional basketball story so richly rewarding. Like Rocky, Rudy, and Breaking Away, this is a quintessentially American movie about beating the odds and rising above one's own limitations. Just try to watch it without cheering!
Indiana II by Darryl Jones( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Spectator sport by James Alexander Thom( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Angels along the river : retracing the escape route of Mary Draper Ingles by E. M Lahr( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Reading a book can change your life. When Eleanor Lahr read "Follow the River", a novel about the true experience of Mary Draper Ingles, who was captured in 1755 by Shawnee Indians and carried 500 miles from her home, she felt inexplicably compelled to retrace Mary's escape route. With little previous experince, but with plucky courage, she planned and trained extensively, then set off on her 51st birthday. Before e-mail, cell phones, Facebook, and Twitter, occaisionally alone, usually with strangers, she hiked 43 days along the Ohio, Kanawha, and New Rivers--publisher
 
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Alternative Names
James Alexander Thom American author
James Alexander Thom Amerikaans journalist
James Alexander Thom US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Thom, Dark Rain
Thom, Dark Rain and James Alexander.
Thom, Jim
Thom, Jim 1933-
Languages
English (134)
Dutch (3)
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