"In 1869 a one-armed Civil War hero named John Wesley Powell launched four boats on the Green River in Wyoming Territory, beginning what would be the last major voyage of discovery in american history, through the country's only remaining terra incognita; the remote and barren course of the Colorado River."--Jacket.
2) Lucky Billy
A myth-busting novel about America’s most infamous and beloved outlaw, Billy the Kid, from a critically acclaimed historical novelistAccording to legend, Billy the Kid killed twenty-one men, one for every year of his short life; stole from wealthy cattle barons to give to the poor; and wooed just about every senorita in the American Southwest.In Lucky Billy, John Vernon digs deeply into the historical record to find a truth more remarkable than...
Every family has its odd character, the one who never seems right with the world. When a grieving John Vernon was charged with settling his brother's affairs, he came face to face with a life he had never suspected. His brother's house in southern New Hampshire was in a state of squalid, shocking disrepair: piled high with a lifetime of trash, unheated and decrepit, and pitifully unlivable. An assembly worker and an amateur inventor, Paul had managed...
4) Peter Doyle
On St. Helena island in 1821 a mysterious doctor removes Napoleon Bonaparte's penis from his corpse while in the next room his loyal lieutenants brag about their dead emperor's merciless cruelty. Fifty years later the search for this itinerant appendage leads through Victorian London to ante-bellum New York, Amherst, Massachusetts, and finally Colorado Territory, dragging in its path a promiscuous mix of French counts, love-sick poets, dandies, shady...
'All this began long before I died,' says the brain in a jar that narrates John Vernon's second novel. The brain once belonged to Charles Cooper, a 55-year-old water engineer in upstate New York, and has been kept alive by a perfusion pump invented by the man who may have been Coop's father-Charles Lindbergh. Then again, maybe not. Coop's suspicion that he is the kidnapped Lindbergh baby who never really died but instead was stolen as a child and...
6) All for Love
Adventuress, miner, home-wrecker, pauper, dreamer-the drama of Colorado legend Baby Doe's life has inspired several biographies, a 1932 film starring Edward G. Robinson, even an opera, but never before a novel. Few lives have been so dramatic-leaving Oshkosh, WI and heading toward Colorado's mining territory in 1879, she ditched her husband and snared silver magnate Horace Tabor, who divorced his wife to marry Baby in the "wedding of the century."...
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After avenging his family's brutal murder by Union Forces in the Civil War, Missouri farmer Josey Wales is on the lam, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels westward alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts is drawn to him, and Wales can't leave his motley surrogate family unprotected.
8) Dirty Harry
A rooftop sniper named Scorpio has killed twice. Streetwise San Francisco police detective Harry Callahan will nail the perp one way or another -- no matter what "the system" prescribes.
Set at the height of the California gold rush, Carol Neblett sings the role of Minnie, and Placido Domingo is the bandit, Ramirez.
11) Romeo and Juliet
A performance of Grigorovich's Romeo and Juliet by the Bolshoi Ballet on the bicentennial anniversary of the Bolshoi Theatre.
12) The nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's musical setting of the Christmas fantasy by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with musical scenario revised by Peter Wright.
This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered.