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Boggs, Johnny D.

Works: 129 works in 861 publications in 1 language and 40,388 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  War stories  War fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.O4375, 813.54
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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 )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,249 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
Hard winter : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,210 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
The Hart brand : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,178 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
Northfield : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,171 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
Walk proud, stand tall : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,129 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 )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,083 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
South by southwest : a Western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,050 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
Legacy of a lawman : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,043 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
Camp Ford : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Union prisoners play their Confederate guards in a baseball game
East of the border by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
Their names had become legendary: Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, Texas Jack Omohundro. None of them had any stage experience, but that didn't stop Cody from forming the Buffalo Bill combination. All three would be appearing live on stage
Soldier's Farewell : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 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
Ghost legion by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 938 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
Purgatoire : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 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 )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 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
That terrible Texas weather : tales of storms, drought, destruction, and perseverance by Johnny D Boggs( file )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
Contains a collection of stories and first-hand accounts of survival against hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters in Texas from 1856 to 1998 and includes a list of twenty of the worst tornados and deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history
Río Chama : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 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
Dark voyage of the Mittie Stephens : a western story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 901 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
Whiskey kills : a Killstraight story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 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
Valley of fire by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Micah Bishop doesn't believe in miracles -- until a derringer-packing nun busts him out of jail. But it's not Christian charity that's driving Sister Genevieve -- she wants Micah to take her to a place called the Valley of Fire, deep in the most lawless and perilous part of New Mexico Territory. It was here where an order of nuns met their Maker, and it's Sister Genevieve's mission to see that they are given a proper funeral. Or so she claims. Micah's not in the habit of helping nuns, but it turns out the only true vow Genevieve ever took was to get rich -- and there's a fortune in gold buried along with the sisters. With kill-crazy bandits and blood-hunting bounty hunters after them, it'll take a miracle to reach the Valley of Fire, let alone get the gold. But sometimes, the Almighty does work in mysterious ways
Kill the Indian : a Killstraight story by Johnny D Boggs( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 libraries worldwide
Young Comanches Daniel Killstraight and Charles Flint have been called to Texas. Captain Pratt will be giving a talk on the transformations brought about by the Carlisle Industrial School, of which Killstraight and Flint are shining examples. They'll be joining a Comanche delegation led by Quanah Parker, who will be negotiating grasslands leases--until blown-out gas lamps in Quanah Parker's room kill a Comanche chief and put Parker in a coma. But the question of who tried to murder Quanah Parker is not an easy one. He had many enemies among both native and white men. Daniel attempts to unravel the mystery while fulfilling his original purpose in Texas--to support Captain Pratt's talk. But he doesn't know who to trust, especially as the list of suspects begins to dwindle
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