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Boggs, Johnny D.

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Works: 73 works in 444 publications in 1 language and 36,945 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Western stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.O4375,
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Publications about Johnny D Boggs
Publications by Johnny D Boggs
Most widely held works by Johnny D Boggs
Killstraight : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
Boggs relates the 1880s exploits of Daniel Killstraight, a Kwahadi Comanche returning from the Carlisle Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Daniel's train halts at Fort Smith, Ark., just as Jimmy Comes Last, a boyhood friend, is being led to the gallows, convicted of murdering a husband and wife: a white man and Creek Indian woman. Prompted by Jimmy's grief-stricken mother, Naséca, after the hanging, Daniel, whose education sets him apart, resolves to investigate. On arriving at the reservation with the body, U.S. Indian policemen Hugh Gunter and Harvey P. Noble induct Daniel into the force
Northfield : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Jesse James, Frank James, The Younger brothers: Cole, Bob, and Jim. Clell Miller. These are only some of the narrators of segments of the most ambitious--some said in retrospect foolhardy--bank robberies in American frontier history. Bill Stiles claims that the original idea was his. He knew Minnesota and would act as the guide through that country. Jesse was all for it. A daring robbery in a place where the James-Younger Gang had never operated and would not be expected. Jesse had brought Bill Stiles into the gang, although both Frank James and Cole Younger continued to be suspicious of him and even called him a Yankee to his face. What Jesse liked especially was that heading north to rob Minnesota banks would allow the gang to steal bona-fide Yankee money for a change. A rich carpetbagger who had almost been impeached as governor of Mississippi lived up there now. What a blow this would strike for the Lost Cause. Stiles insisted he knew all the towns: Mankato, Albert Lea, Northfield, Faribault. Cole Younger was against the whole thing, but that only made Bob Younger all the more certain that the plan was the right one. They would have to scout the area carefully, make sure they picked the right bank. Who would recognize any of them in Minnesota? They would all be strangers. Clell Miller had come of age riding with Bloody Bill Anderson during the War Between the States. That was where he had first met Jesse. Ma James doesn't trust Bill Stiles. She is the one who tells Clell Miller to watch out for Jesse and Frank on this daring raid. So begins this compelling narrative, shifting perspectives from one first-hand account to another; including gang members as well as those in Northfield whose lives would be changed forever when the James-Young Gang hit the bank. Johnny D. Boggs in inimitable fashion brings the past alive with all its drama and suspense
The Hart brand : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
When a boy comes to be 14, it's high time he starts to earn his keep (in 1896 anyway), so Caleb Hart gets packed off on a train from St. Louis to his uncle Captain Frank Hart's ranch in New Mexico. Before leaving, Caleb is counseled by his father that he "rides for the brand," and he'd best not forget it. Once in the frontier territory, Caleb learns the ins and outs of cowboying from the seasoned hands of the Hart brand. Among the revelations: real cowboys wouldn't be caught dead in denim; the proper way to kill a rattlesnake is to whip it with your lariat rather than shoot it; and rustling thieves are a plague upon the territory. When the rustling turns to killing, the various brands in the region band together, deciding to adopt a more posse-oriented means of justice. Boggs writes with a drawling assurance, maintaining a keen eye for the details of life on the range
Walk proud, stand tall : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
Years after sending outlaw Ollie Sinclair to the Yuma Penitentiary, lawman Lin Garrett may be the only man who can track Sinclair when he is released from prison and executes a daring train robbery
The lonesome Chisholm Trail : a Western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
San Antonio rancher Cliff Rynders, whose attentions of late have been given solely to whiskey bottles, is challenged to change his ways when his neighbor asks him to boss a very important trail drive, and his sixteen-year-old South Carolina nephew shows up on his doorstep
Camp Ford : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Union prisoners play their Confederate guards in a baseball game
Hard winter : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Jim Hawkins tells his grandson about his wild days as a teenage cowboy, riding with Tommy O'Hallahan and their mentor, John Henry Kenton, and traveling north to Montana to work on big cattle spreads
Legacy of a lawman : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
Bass Reeves was a man of color and a deputy United States marshal. For thirteen years he was sided by deputy marshal Dave Adams, a white man. Bennie Reeves was Bass' son, who shot down his unarmed wife who had been cheating on him and then disappeared. U.S. Marshal Leo E. Bennett had reservations about handing the warrant to Bass Reeves to be served against Bennie, but for Bass there was no reservation. His son had broken the law and was a fugitive. Bass thought he knew where to look for his son, and he found him and arrested him. But then Bennie was suddenly freed from custody by the notorious Cherokee Bob Dozier and his gang of renegades. So when the pursuit continued, it was now fraught with far more danger
South by southwest : a Western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
A Union soldier escapes a Confederate prison by faking his death and getting buried. His emergence from a shallow grave is witnessed by a runaway slave who will help him find the way to traitorous Union soldier whom he plans to kill
East of the border by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Their names had become legendary: Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok and Texas Jack Omohundro. After taming the West, more or less, these three living legends decide to tackle the wildest of all frontiers -- the theater stages of the East. Based on actual events, East of the Border follows the 1873-74 theatrical tour of the three famous frontiersmen as they play themselves in Wild West stage melodramas in Eastern cities. Each has his own story to tell of that exciting time, and each tells his story in his own distinctive narrative voice. Audiences loved the performances, as is amply evident from reviews of the period, but Johnny D. Boggs, winner of the Spur Award and Western Heritage Wrangler Award for fiction, takes you behind the scenes, privy to the hilarity but also the pathos of these legendary plainsmen as revealed in their own words
Soldier's Farewell : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Smith Munro's diary, a birthday gift from his older brother Julian, tells the story of Soldier's Farewell during the years it operated in the shadows of the growing conflict between the states that would have an impact on those living in the territory
Purgatoire : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 libraries worldwide
A former Texas Ranger whose exploits are sensationalized in a series of dime novels, Ben Cameron is looked to as a potential protector when a series of murders begins in the town of Purgatoire
Doubtful Cañon : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
In the mining town of Shakespeare in New Mexico Territory, three children left to their own devices by negligent parents meet regularly at an abandoned mine to try to school themselves, until they meet Whitey Grey, who attempts to win them over for his own purposes
Dark voyage of the Mittie Stephens : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Selected by the Army to transport in secret a payroll in gold, the "Mittie Stephens" suffers a loss of sixty-one passengers and crew members on February 12, 1869
Río Chama : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Jeremiah Cole has been convicted and sentenced to hang for lynching a priest, a crime that shocked all New Mexico Teritory. Yet most people believe that Cole, the son of wealthy and powerful Senator Roman Cole, will never be executed. Father Virgilio is so convinced that Jeremiah Cole will escape execution at Chama, where his sentence is to be carried out, t hat he has raised a reward for anyone who will successfully transport the prisoner there. And Britton Wade, a gunfighter and gambler, is determined to do just that
Ghost legion by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Marty McKidrict and Stuart Brodie are outcasts in the turbulent colonial backcountry of the 1780s. Trying to escape a brutal, sadistic husband, McKidrict disguises herself as a man and reluctantly joins the Patriot cause led by John Sevier and the Overmountain Men. Meanwhile, Brodie, a freedman, joins the Loyalists after Brodie's brother is lynched by a gang of Patriot renegades. In the heat of the American Revolution, fate will bring the two together in a bloody climax on a ridge along the border of the Carolinas, a place that will go down in history as King's Mountain
The Big Fifty : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
The reality of frontier life in Kansas in 1872 becomes brutally clear to young Coady when his father is scalped by Indians and Coady is taken prisoner. He is determined to escape and does so, falling in with a buffalo sharpshooter named Dylan Griffith. Coady thinks Dylan is the embodiment of his hero, Buffalo Bill, a role that the circumspect Griffith feels himself totally inadequate
Once they wore the grey : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
For prisoners of the Union Army during the Civil War, captivity was more life-threatening than the battle lines. The deplorable conditions forced them to enlist in the Union Army for one year to fight Indians and keep the Santa Fe Trail open
Whiskey kills : a Killstraight story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
When we met Daniel Killstraight, he was a young Comanche man willing to risk his own life to prove the innocence of a man convicted of murder. Now Daniel is a "Metal Shirt," a tribal police officer. When an Indian accidentally kills his own daughter after he's had too much whiskey (a prohibited substance), Daniel is instructed to find out who's behind the running of the illegal liquor; but the evidence points to a white man whom Daniel has no authority to arrest. To make matters worse, someone is apparently trying to make sure Daniel's investigation comes to a permanent, and fatal, stop. - Booklist
That terrible Texas weather : tales of storms, drought, destruction, and perseverance by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
 
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