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by Brian Garfield

eBook Manifest Destiny download ISBN: 0445408154
Author: Brian Garfield
Publisher: Mysterious Pr (August 1, 1990)
Language: English
ePub: 1409 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Manifest Destiny by Brian Garfield was first published around 1989.

Manifest Destiny by Brian Garfield was first published around 1989. The author makes the statement that all the events in this book are true.

Manifest Destiny book. Brian Francis Wynne Garfield was an American novelist and screenwriter. He wrote his first published book at the age of eighteen and wrote several novels under such pen names as "Frank Wynne" and "'Brian Wynne" before gaining prominence when his book Hopscotch (1975) won the 1976 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He is best known for his 1972 novel Death Wish, which was adapted for the 1974 film of the Brian Francis Wynne Garfield was an American novelist and screenwriter.

The author of more than seventy books, Brian Garfield (1939–2018) is one of the country’s most prolific writers of thrillers, westerns, and other genre fiction. Raised in Arizona, Garfield found success at an early age, publishing his first novel when he was only eighteen. After time in the army, a few years touring with a jazz band, and earning an MA from the University of Arizona, he settled into writing full-time. Garfield served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America, the only author to have held both offices.

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Manifest Destiny Brian Garfield For Jane and Thomas in memory of John A Note All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedious. Anatole France Some events do not occur at the right time, and others do not occur at all. It is the proper function of the historian to correct these faults. Herodotus Let me take you into my confidence. This book is a novel about real people and real events. All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedious. Some events do not occur at the right time, and others do not occur at all.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Manifest Destiny - Brian Garfield. Apprehensive, Arthur Packard stepped off the Northern Pacific Flyer onto the platform. He carried his valise through dwindling coal-ash smoke to the near corner of the weathered wood depot and peered past it at the town below the weedy embankment. No one stirred in the twilight.

All the historical books which contain no lies are extremely tedious. Let me take you into my confidence. It relates a true story-by Herodotus’s rules. All the characters lived; virtually all the significant events took place.

ter, food-everything. It came in all, sideways, upside down-and it fueled the mighty onslaught of the melting ice pack. The river rushed and boiled. Here at its confluence with Blacktail Creek the Little Missouri, tortured into a narrow chute, crashed around the bend with great twisting leaps of froth. There was one particularly nasty.

A film about the young Theodore Roosevelt's real adventures as a rancher in Dakota Territory, based on Garfield’s historical novel MANIFEST DESTINY, is in pre-production under the banner of the Baldwin Entertainment Group. Its screenplay is by Emmy Award winner (for "John Adams") Kirk Ellis.

Comments: (7)
I enjoyed all of the short stories in this book, although my favorite was The Jaren. I was hooked immediately by the characters and their emotions. In all of these stories, "man's inhumanity to man" transcends men to include other species from other planets as I believe it would if we settled elsewhere. Prejudice, racism, and man's belief in his own superiority are the issues encased in four completely different stories about life on other planets. Barry Longyear makes each character easy to empathize with and care about. I loved these stories. I was so glad to find the original "before the movie" version of Enemy Mine in this collection and I loved the story as much as I had loved the movie.
The stories are fantastic.

The print quality is atrocious. The letters and words are, quite literally, photocopies of the paperback printed onto trade paperback pages.

And poor quality photocopies at that, being very fuzzy/not crisp.
good product good service
Interesting fact based fictional story and entertaining portrait of Teddy Roosevelt learning about ranching in the west as a young man. Enjoyed it and would read more from this author.
The book is characterized by a balance between extensive historical scholarship and well written popular history. Interesting is the coining of the term by Journalist John O'Sullivan in 1845 although the authors trace development of the concept before and after. Starting with the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark exploration, there is good history of the MD related to the significance of the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine and the Mexican War and its aftermath. Also interesting are limitations with implications that didn't take effect like annexation of Cuba. Political analysis starts with the irony of Mexican authorities, needing population, inviting needed US settlers into Texas. They came to regret it mightily. There is interesting accounts of obtaining Florida from Spain and The Oregon settlement with the British.

The book gives a fine account of the Indian removals. A good way of teaching history is through poignant accounts like the story of the life of Millie Francis, the “Red Stick Pocahontas.” The Heidlers are especially adept at it along with extensive scholarship used to inform the reader.
The book ends, perhaps prematurely, with admission of California as a state in 1850. It doesn't speculate on whether the concept of MD is still alive or moot.
One of my top-5, all time favorite fiction books, and not just Science Fiction, either.
Longyear is one of those authors whose writing is either spectacular, or abysmal.
This collection of short stories is some of his spectacular work.
"Enemy Mine", the second story, was made into a movie. It, while a very good telling, is not even CLOSE to the best tale in the collection.
I've personally worn out two copies of this book; re-re-reading it.
Strong characterizations, vivid settings, and thought-provoking prose will have you revisiting this book, too.
Manifest Destiny by Brian Garfield was first published around 1989. Basically it is a fictionalized account of the period of time future president Theodore Roosevelt traveled to and lived for an extended period of time in the Dakota Bad Lands.

The author makes the statement that all the events in this book are true. This is indeed true; up to a certain point. I will address this first. The basic time frame is correct and for the most part the characters mentioned in the book are real. The events, such as the battle with the unsavory Marquis De Mores did indeed take place as did the chasing out outlaws by Roosevelt. It must be noted though, from a historical point of view, the author has taken great liberties in dramatizing the events as they unfold. Now this is fine and I have no problems with this, but the reader must be aware that Garfield has gotten a lot of miles out of some pretty insignificant events and has used his literary license to its fullest.

The book is well crafted and is a rather nice old western adventure read much in the vein of the Master...L'Amour. I personally feel the author had/has away to go to meet the standards of L'Amour, but still and all if you like this particular genre, written in this style, then this will be a satisfying read.

The one part I probably enjoyed the most was reading of Roosevelt's transformation (as seen through the author's eyes and pen) from a rather sickly spoiled little city boy into the rather rough and tumble sort of man he eventually became. The author does a very good job of this and it is a pleasing part of the read.

I do have objections though. The author at times goes off on wild tangents which have absolutely nothing to do with the story. A good editor could have cut quite a number of pages and the read would have been so much smoother. I like details; love details in fact, but the author pushed this aspect of his writing to the point of being almost annoying at times.

All in all though, this is a very satisfying read for anyone needing a "Western fix." This one harkens back to the days of the old dime western but in this case the author has more skill than so many of the early pulp writers.

There are some excellent new biographies out of Teddy now, Theodore Rex (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Edmund Morris being a very good start for those interested. This particular biography covers this period of Roosevelt's life quite well.

All in all I do recommend this was a pleasing read.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks