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The U.P. Trail

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Zane Grey

Grey's story of the struggles to build the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1860's. Typical western characters, but placed in a factual se…

Whispering Smith

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Frank H. Spearman

Whispering Smith, like most of Frank Spearman's western novels (and some non-fiction as well) are set in the world of railroads, in the late…

The Crossing

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Winston Churchill

This is an historical fiction novel. Many real characters of history are included, as well as fictitious ones. The saga takes place in the p…

Laramie Holds The Range

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Frank H. Spearman

As with most of Frank Spearman's novels (and non-fiction), "Laramie Holds the Range" is set in the West during our early railroad …

The Country House

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John Galsworthy

In “The Country House”, John Galsworthy explores many of the themes he would later expand upon in his better known, nine-novel, “The Forsyth…

The Painted Veil

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W. Somerset Maugham

This Maugham classic is set in England and Hong Kong and in a cholera --ridden Chinese village in the 1920's. A committed, principled, epide…

The Conquest of Canaan

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Booth Tarkington

Small town middle America in early 1900's---Ne'er-do-well Joe Louden loves daughter of wealthy judge, from afar---leaves town, goes to law s…

The Winning of Barbara Worth

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Harold Bell Wright

This is a fairly substantial western, written in 1911 by Harold Bell Wright, then a major bestselling author. (His best-known novel is “The …

Robert Kimberly

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Frank H. Spearman

The novel is set among the wealthy of the Northeast in the USA of the early 1900's. A close knit group of about ten couples in high society …

The Daughter of a Magnate

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Frank H. Spearman

This is an American Western without any bad guys. The main characters are trains, and the elements---snow, terrain, weather and water. Fra…

The Rising of the Tide

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Ida M. Tarbell

The subtitle is "the story of Sabinsport", and the town is the major character. It is a small, Midwestern town in the USA, in 1914…

Poor White: a Novel

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Sherwood Anderson

This is a story of the effect of industrialization on a small town and its people, around the beginning of the 20th Century. The lead charac…

Goat, The

In The Wit and Humor of America, Vol 07

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R.K. Munkittrick and R. K. Munkittrick

The Wit and Humor of America is a 10 volume series. In this, the seventh volume, 43 short stories and poems have been gathered from 35 autho…