Lonesome Dove

Of course, real scouting skills were superfluous in a place as tame as Lonesome
Dove, but Call still liked to get out at night, sniff the breeze and let the country talk.
The country talked quiet; one human voice could drown it out, particularly if it ...

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206142

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville – here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was. It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande. It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . . More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America. Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers – Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal. This is the third novel in the Lonesome Dove quartet, following on from Comanche Moon and prequels Streets of Laredo.

A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove s Lonesome Dove

Balliett, Whitney, Review of Lonesome Dove, in the New Yorker, Vol. 61,
November 11, 1985, p. 153; reprinted in The Book Review Digest (EightyFirst
Annual Cumulation), edited by Martha T. Mooney, The H. W. Wilson Company,
1986, p.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Lonesome Dove's "Lonesome Dove," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream for all of your research needs.

A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove

MARY SLACK WEBB is the owner of the Lonesome Dove Inn, in Archer City, and
a childhood friend of McMurtry's. Larry would send copies of his new books to my
mom, and I remember when we got Lonesome Dove. It was summertime.

Author: John Spong

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029274580X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won numerous awards, including seven Emmys. A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove takes you on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and the world of Lonesome Dove. Writer John Spong talks to forty of the key people involved, including author Larry McMurtry; actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, D. B. Sweeney, Frederic Forrest, and Chris Cooper; executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff; executive producer Suzanne de Passe; and director Simon Wincer. They and a host of others tell lively stories about McMurtry's writing of the epic novel and the process of turning it into the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Accompanying their recollections are photographs of iconic props, costumes, set designs, and shooting scripts. Rounding out the book are continuity Polaroids used during filming and photographs taken on the set by Bill Wittliff, which place you behind the scenes in the middle of the action. Designed as a companion for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, Wittliff's magnificent fine art volume, A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove is a must-have for every fan of this American epic.

The Lonesome Dove Series

worthless community than Lonesome Dove. It had only sprung up because a fool
from north Georgia named Wesley Pickles had gotten himself and his family lost
in the mesquites for about ten days. When he finally found a clearing, ...

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451611765

Category: Fiction

Page: 2624

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The timeless, bestselling four-part epic that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove takes readers into the lives of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, two tough-as-nails Texas Rangers in the heyday of the Old West. Dead Man’s Walk As young Texas Rangers, Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call--"Gus" and "Call" for short--have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians, but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life. Comanche Moon Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, are still figuring out how to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life--Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him--when they sign up to pursue the Comanche horse thief Kicking Wolf into Mexico. On this mission their captain, Inish Scull, is captured by the brutally cruel Mexican bandit Ahumado, and Gus and Call must come to the rescue, with the aid of new friends including Joshua Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker, as well as the renowned Kickapoo tracker, Famous Shoes. Lonesome Dove Gus and Call, now retired from the Texas Rangers and settled in the border town of Lonesome Dove running the Hat Creek Cattle Company, are visited by their old friend Jake Spoon, who convinces Gus and Call to gather a herd of cattle and drive them north to Montana in order to start a cattle ranch in untouched territory. Gus is further motivated by a desire to see the love of his life, Clara Allen (nee Forsythe), who now lives with her children and comatose horse-trader husband in Ogallala, Nebraska. On the way to Montana they travel through wild country full of thieves, murderers, and a lifetime's worth of unforgettable adventure. Streets of Laredo Woodrow Call is back in Texas, a Ranger once again and a general gun-for-hire, but increasingly a relic as the westward sprawl of the railroads rapidly settles the once lawless frontier. Hired by a railroad tycoon to hunt down a dangerous bandit named Joey Garza, Call sets out once again with a hapless Yankee named Ned Brookshire who works for the railroad company that hired Call. Call's old friend Pea Eye Parker--who initially refused to join the expedition because of his family--sets off with the Kickapoo tracker Famous Shoes to try to catch up with Call, until he runs into troubles of his own. The long pursuit of Garza leads them all across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

Dead Man s Walk

Praise for Lonesome Dove 'With prose as smooth as worn saddle leather . . .
McMurtry gives the reader the cattle drive and the Old West in a way it has never
been done before' USA Today 'Highly visual, almost cinematic . . . original ...

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447274636

Category: Fiction


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The first book in Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove quartet, Dead Man's Walk takes you deep into the heart of the American West. These are the wild days when Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call – heroes of Lonesome Dove – first encounter the untamed frontier that will form their characters. Not yet twenty, Gus and Call enlist as Texas Rangers under the command of Caleb Cobb, a capricious outlaw determined to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans. The two young men experience their first great adventure in the barren, empty landscape of the great plains, in which arbitrary violence is the only law – whether from nature, or from those whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico. Danger, sacrifice and fear test Gus and Call to the limits of endurance, as they seek the strength and courage to survive against almost insurmountable odds in the West of early nineteenth-century America.

The 50 Best Books on Texas

by Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove is one book about which there is little
question: it must be included in any modern list of best works about Texas.
Despite having what some readers claim is a slow start, Lonesome Dove has
immense ...

Author: A. C. Greene

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574410433

Category: Reference

Page: 120

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An annotated listing of over fifty books judged by the author to be the best examples of Texas literature; arranged alphabetically by title.

Western Movie References in American Literature

McCrae, in the television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989), based on Larry
McMurtry's Pul- itzer Prize winning novel (1986), elevated him to a very high
position as a screen cowboy. Subsequently, he played Al Sieber in Walter Hill's ...

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786493240

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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References to western movies scattered over some 250 works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. The data cover films from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007) and the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both “A” and “B” productions.

Country Music Records

... Lonesome Cowboy [II], 509; Bob McGimsey, 564; Bill Simmons, 835 Lonesome
Daddy Blues Ed (Jake) West, 945 Lonesome Day Today [A] Arthur Smith, 841
Lonesome Dove [The] Roy Hall, 391 Lonesome Downhearted And Blue Kenneth

Author: Tony Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881545

Category: Music

Page: 1200

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More than twenty years in the making, Country Music Records documents all country music recording sessions from 1921 through 1942. With primary research based on files and session logs from record companies, interviews with surviving musicians, as well as the 200,000 recordings archived at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Frist Library and Archives, this notable work is the first compendium to accurately report the key details behind all the recording sessions of country music during the pre-World War II era. This discography documents--in alphabetical order by artist--every commercial country music recording, including unreleased sides, and indicates, as completely as possible, the musicians playing at every session, as well as instrumentation. This massive undertaking encompasses 2,500 artists, 5,000 session musicians, and 10,000 songs. Summary histories of each key record company are also provided, along with a bibliography. The discography includes indexes to all song titles and musicians listed.

The Texas Cowboy Cookbook

Lonesome Dove chef and owner Tim Lowe wore a cowboy hat. So did some of
the customers at the long bar. There was a giant cowboy hat painting hanging on
the dining room wall over a cold beverage, Love explained his background.

Author: Robb Walsh

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780307491763

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Texas cowboys are the stuff of legend — immortalized in ruggedly picturesque images from Madison Avenue to Hollywood. Cowboy cooking has the same romanticized mythology, with the same oversimplified reputation (think campfire coffee, cowboy steaks, and ranch dressing). In reality, the food of the Texas cattle raisers came from a wide variety of ethnicities and spans four centuries. Robb Walsh digs deep into the culinary culture of the Texas cowpunchers, beginning with the Mexican vaqueros and their chile-based cuisine. Walsh gives overdue credit to the largely unsung black cowboys (one in four cowboys was black, and many of those were cooks). Cowgirls also played a role, and there is even a chapter on Urban Cowboys and an interview with the owner of Gilley’s, setting for the John Travolta--Debra Winger film. Here are a mouthwatering variety of recipes that include campfire and chuckwagon favorites as well as the sophisticated creations of the New Cowboy Cuisine: • Meats and poultry: sirloin guisada, cinnamon chicken, coffee-rubbed tenderloin • Stews and one-pot meals: chili, gumbo, fideo con carne • Sides: scalloped potatoes, onion rings, pole beans, field peas • Desserts and breads: peach cobbler, sourdough biscuits, old-fashioned preserves Through over a hundred evocative photos and a hundred recipes, historical sources, and the words of the cowboys (and cowgirls) themselves, the food lore of the Lone Star cowboy is brought vividly to life.

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A number of the charter members of Lonesome Dove Baptist Church and their
descendants lie in the historic cemetery adjacent to the church. Members of the
Cook family, for example, are buried there. “Lem Cook ran a general store for
many ...

Author: Connie Cooley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439639647

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Of the settlers who journeyed to North Texas 165 years ago, 12 families from Missouri traveled in oxen-drawn wagons to the Eastern Cross Timbers. These families laid claim to land in Peters Colony that was promised by the Republic of Texas’s first empresario. The hardscrabble colonists built log cabins and the Lonesome Dove Church, the first church in Tarrant County. Their village came to be called Dove. Later settlements included White’s Chapel, Old Union, and Jellico. The Depression hit local farmers and cattlemen hard, and newspaper accounts tell of small-time outlaws passing through, including members of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde gang who shot and killed two state troopers near Texas Highway 114. In 1956, a handful of neighbors voted to incorporate, and the town of Southlake was born. A decade later, city leaders from nearby Dallas and Fort Worth agreed to the construction of a regional airport east of Southlake, and the Dallas–Fort Worth Airport brought many families and prosperity to an area that flourishes today.

The Wister Trace

Before Lonesome Dove and Blood Meridian,aman shot dead on adusty street
wasjust a prop, like the murder victim in the “puzzle” type of mystery story. Butjust
as the social commentary of pulpmagazine veterans Dashiell Hammett and ...

Author: Loren D. Estleman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806147741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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A master practitioner’s view of his craft, this classic survey of the fiction of the American West is part literary history, part criticism, and entertaining throughout. The first edition of The Wister Trace was published in 1987, when Larry McMurtry had just reinvented himself as a writer of Westerns and Cormac McCarthy’s career had not yet taken off. Loren D. Estleman’s long-overdue update connects these new masters with older writers, assesses the genre’s past, present, and future, and takes account of the renaissance of western movies, as well. Estleman’s title indicates the importance he assigns Owen Wister’s 1902 classic, The Virginian. Wister was not the first writer of Westerns, but he defined the genre, contrasting chivalry with the lawlessness of the border and introducing such lines as “When you call me that, smile!” Estleman tips his hat to Wister’s predecessors, among them Ned Buntline, the inventor of the dime novel, and Buffalo Bill. His assessments of Wister’s successors—Zane Grey, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and Louis L’Amour, to name but three—soon make clear the impossibility of differentiating great western writing from great American writing. Especially important in this new edition is the attention to women writers. The author devotes a chapter each to Dorothy Johnson—author of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”—and Annie Proulx, whose Wyoming stories include “Brokeback Mountain.” In his discussion of movies, Estleman includes a list of film adaptations that will guide readers to movies, and moviegoers to books. An appendix draws readers’ attention to authors not covered elsewhere in the volume—some of them old masters like Bret Harte and Jack London, but many of them fascinating outliers ranging from Clifford Irving to Joe R. Lansdale.

Comanche Midnight

Taking Care of Lonesome Dove There sat the town of Lonesome Dove: a dozen
grim buildings made of adobe and faded lumber, a single desolate street teeming
with dust devils and undercut with dry washes, a vulture coasting above the ...

Author: Stephen Harrigan

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292749325

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 243

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Writing timeless essays that capture vanished worlds and elusive perceptions, Stephen Harrigan is emerging as a national voice with an ever-expanding circle of enthusiastic readers. For those who have already experienced the pleasures of his writing—and especially for those who haven't—Comanche Midnight collects fifteen pieces that originally appeared in the pages of Texas Monthly, Travel Holiday, and Audubon magazines. The worlds Harrigan describes in these essays may be vanishing, but his writing invests them with an enduring reality. He ranges over topics from the past glories and modern-day travails of America's most legendary Indian tribe to the poisoning of Austin's beloved Treaty Oak, from the return-to-the-past realism of the movie set of Lonesome Dove to the intimate, off-season languor of Monte Carlo. If the personal essay can be described as journalism about that which is timeless, then Stephen Harrigan is a reporter of people, events, and places that will be as newsworthy years from now as they are today. Read Comanche Midnight and see if you don't agree.

Sun Going Down

A CONVERSATION WITH JACK TODD Any sweeping novel about the American
West is bound to be compared to Lonesome Dove. How do you feel about Sun
Going Down being compared to McMurtry's epic novel? Obviously, I'm gratified ...

Author: Jack Todd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439165076

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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From an award-winning author whose ancestors lived the adventures in this novel comes a spectacular new epic about the American West. Part history, part romance, and part action-adventure novel, Sun Going Down follows the fortunes of Ebenezer Paint and his descendants—rough and tough individuals who are caught up in Civil War river battles, epic cattle drives through drought and blizzards, the horrors of Wounded Knee, the desperation of the dust bowl, and the prosperity of the roaring 1920s.

Larry McMurtry

By the time that Lonesome Dove was published, Larry McMurtry had spent nearly
a quarter-century in a mental struggle with Western history. In Horseman, Pass
By, the book he began writing while still a college undergraduate, he had ...

Author: John Marsden Reilly

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Larry McMurtry's award winning novels have redefined not only the literature of the west, but also the essential myths with which the west is associated. Readers were initiated into the world of the modern cowboy with McMurtry's first novel Horseman Pass By. Nearly 35 years later McMurtry revisits his hometown project with his latest update on the characters who populated The Last Picture Show and Texasville in his most recent novel Duane's Depressed. This Critical Companion examines all 22 of McMurtry's works. By considering individual literary elements and overall construction of the novels, this analysis probes how McMurtry has given contemporary relevance to traditional elements of the Western story.

Country Music

... 341, 361, 419 Lomax, JohnA., 83, 84,139, 235c36, 344 ®Lone Child, The, ̄
271 ®Lone Star Beerand BobWills Music, ... ̄2 ®Lonesome 7¥7203, ̄ 177, 406
Lonesome Cowboys, The, 258 ®Lonesome Dove, ̄ 170 ®Lonesome Fugitive, ...

Author: Richard Carlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135361118

Category: Music

Page: 540

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This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or failings, and a feeling for his or her style. Select discographies are provided at the end of each entry, while a bibliography and indexes by instrument, musical style, genre, and song title round out the work. For a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary website.

The Rifleman

On a much more romantic level, the telefilm Lonesome Dove (1989), perhaps the
last great classical western, excuses the widowed, stoic father Woodrow Call (
Tommy Lee Jones) for not fully embracing his son, Newt, by granting him his
name ...

Author: Christopher Sharrett

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 129

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A comprehensive analysis of what many consider to be television's most intelligent western.

Cowboys Cowtown Crosses

IN THE BEGINNING A lonesome dove . When Noah docked the ark on Mount
Ararat following the flood he sent out one dove , a lonesome dove , to determine
if the waters had receded . When the dove returned Noah knew that the earth
was ...

Author: James E. Carter



Category: Tarrant County (Tex.)

Page: 242

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A story of the development of the Baptist life in Tarrant county.

Lone Star Justice

In 1989 the miniseries drawn from Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove gained a
huge audience, giving graphic expression to four books about Rangers that
enjoyed triumphant sales. As this book goes to press, filmdom presents Leander

Author: Robert M. Utley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019992371X

Category: History

Page: 416

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From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier.

Larry McMurtry and the West

ith Lonesome Dove (1985), a novel in which the most powerful scenes concern
one Texas Ranger's promise to return his friend and partner's body to Texas for
burial, McMurtry circled back to Texas and the old Southwest as the subject and ...

Author: Mark Busby

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9780929398341

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 344

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This is the first major single-authored book in almost twenty years to examine the life and work of Texas' foremost novelist and to develop coherent patterns of theme, structure, symbol, imagery, and influence in Larry McMurtry's work. The study focuses on the novelist's relationship to the Southwest, theorizing that his writing exhibits a deep ambivalence toward his home territory. The course of his career demonstrates shifting attitudes that have led him toward, away from, and then back again to his home place and the "cowboy god" that dominates its mythology. The book utilizes original materials from five library special collections, as well as interviews with McMurtry, his family, and his friends, such as Ken Kesey.