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Varian, George 1865-1923

Works: 58 works in 179 publications in 5 languages and 2,303 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Action and adventure fiction  Western stories  Folklore  Diaries  Travel writing  Sea stories 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: G440, 910.41
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Publications by George Varian, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by George Varian
Famous Indian chiefs I have known by O. O Howard( Book )
8 editions published between 1908 and 1989 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant sent O.O. Howard, widely known as the "Christian general", as an ambassador of peace to the western Indian tribes. Famous Indians Chiefs I Have Known is Howard's account of his journey. He tells of his peace agreement with the great Apache chief Cochise; describes his pursuit of Joseph and the surrender of the Nez Perce chief, who became his friend; and provides a poignant glimpse of the defeated Apache war leader Geronimo, selling canes and autographs. Equally impressive are his portraits of Winnemucca of the Piutes, the Sioux chiefs Red Cloud and Sitting Bull, and his descriptions of meetings with Washakie of the Shoshones, Pasqual of the Yumas, Antonio of the Pimas, Santos and Pedros of the Apaches, Manuelito of the Navajos, three Indians women--Sarah Winnemucca, granddaughter of the Piute chief, and Mattie, her sister-in-law--both of them powerful peacemakes in their own right. Included are chapters on the Seminole chief Osceola and the Modoc chief Captain Jack, famed for their resistance to white domination. In the introduction, Bruce J. Dinges, editor of publications at the Arizona Historical Society, discusses Howard's career and sets his book in historical context. - Publisher
Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )
29 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Setting off alone from Boston aboard the 36 foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Capt. Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators. But by circling wthe globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all. His three year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history of its courage, skill and determination. Includes hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and dnagerous natives in Tierra del Fuego, raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs, flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific, and a hilarious visit with explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa
The tragedy of Pelée : a narrative of personal experience and observation in Martinique by George Kennan( Book )
5 editions published between 1902 and 2003 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Tales of the fish patrol by Jack London( Book )
10 editions published between 1905 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 libraries worldwide
This book contains seven short stories, including "White and Yellow," "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates" and others
Lone Bull's mistake : a Lodge Pole chief story by James Willard Schultz( Book )
4 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The quest of the fish-dog skin by James Willard Schultz( Book )
4 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The story of the hardships and spiritual tests a band of Blackfeet Indians encounters in their trek from the Rockies to the Columbia River to acquire a seal (fish-dog) skin
On the warpath by James Willard Schultz( Book )
4 editions published between 1914 and 1954 in English and Dutch and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Indian legends retold by Elaine Goodale Eastman( Book )
4 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Indian legends that are animal fables are retold in more fragmented versions. They give the basis of Indian philosophy and understanding of how the child's mind is developed
The trail of the Spanish horse by James Willard Schultz( Book )
2 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Plumed snake medicine by James Willard Schultz( Book )
1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The four-pools mystery by Jean Webster( Book )
6 editions published between 1908 and 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Terry Patten, star-reporter for the The Post-Dispatch, is called to investigate a case of missing bonds allegedly stolen by a ghost from a safe at Four-Pools Plantation in Virginia when Colonel Gaylord, the patriarch of the plantation, is found murdered
Castle Blair : a story of youthful days by Flora L Shaw( Book )
4 editions published between 1923 and 1931 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The gold cache by James Willard Schultz( Book )
2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The war-trail fort : further adventures of Thomas Fox and Pitamakan by James Willard Schultz( Book )
4 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Three years behind the guns : the true chronicles of a "diddy-box," by Lieu Tisdale( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Gorgo; a romance of old Athens by Charles Kelsey Gaines( Book )
2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The second deluge by Garrett Putman Serviss( Book )
5 editions published between 1912 and 1974 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
When Cosmo Versal, a modern day Noah, predicts a world wide flood, he is ridiculed by everyone
The great quest; a romance of 1826, wherein are recorded the experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of those others with whom he sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea by Charles Boardman Hawes( Book )
7 editions published between 1922 and 1948 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The story opens in fictional Topham, Massachusetts, in 1826. After con man Cornelius "Neal" Gleazen unexpectedly returns to town, he involves boyhood friend Seth Woods and Seth's nephew, twenty-year-old protagonist Josiah "Joe" Woods, in a dangerous sea journey to retrieve a hidden treasure. Accompanying them are Seth's two store-clerks, Arnold Lamont and Sim Muzzy, and farmer Abraham Guptil, on whose mortgage Neal forced Seth to foreclose in order to raise money to outfit the expedition. When the travellers reach Cuba it is revealed that there is no hidden treasure, and that Neal's actual intent is to kidnap native Africans from Guinea to sell as slaves. However, it is not until they reach Africa that Joe, Seth, and the others find an opportunity to take control of the expedition from Neal. While in Africa, they rescue from danger a white missionary's daughter, who is accompanied by a native African slave or servant (his status is unclear) belonging to the Fantee nation. Both of these accompany them back to Massachusetts via South America. Arnold Lamont, however, stays behind in Valparaiso
Careers of danger and daring by Cleveland Moffett( Book )
4 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In "Careers of Danger and Daring," a book not meant for the faint of heart, author Cleveland Moffett profiles deep sea divers, steeple climbers, dynamite workers and others engaged in dangerous and thrilling occupations at the turn of the 20th century. Moffett provides anecdotes vividly illustrating the danger and thrills of vocations ranging from sea pilot ("What Canadian Pilots Did in the Cataracts of the Nile") to bridge builder ("The Experiences of Two Novices in Balancing Along Narrow Girders") and also profiles two of the most perilous circus careers: aerial acrobat and wild beast tamer. With chronicles of spectacular falls by acrobats and narrow escapes by lion tamers, "Careers of Danger and Daring" offers a thrilling and even frightening glimpse into the dangers faced by circus performers of this era
A frigate's namesake by Alice Balch Abbot( Book )
3 editions published in 1901 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
George Edmund Varian
Varian George 1865-1923
English (101)
Spanish (3)
French (1)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
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