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Includes the name: Paul Horgan

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Works by Paul Horgan

A Distant Trumpet (1951) 197 copies
Lamy of Santa Fe (1975) 192 copies
Citizen of New Salem (1961) 142 copies
The Centuries of Santa Fe (1905) 99 copies
Things As They Are (1951) 60 copies
Whitewater (1970) 56 copies
Of America, East & West (1984) 31 copies
The Thin Mountain Air (1977) 27 copies
Approaches to writing (1973) 24 copies
Everything to live for (1968) 18 copies
Mexico Bay (1982) 15 copies
Humble powers (1954) 14 copies
Far from Cibola (1974) 14 copies
The return of the weed (1936) 12 copies
Rome eternal (1959) 12 copies
The Devil in the Desert (1952) 10 copies
Memories of the Future (1966) 10 copies
Give me possession (1957) 9 copies
The Fault of Angels (1933) 8 copies
Songs After Lincoln (1965) 5 copies
The Habit of Empire (1939) 4 copies
Main Line West (1936) 4 copies
The Huntsmen 2 copies
Men of arms, 1 copy
Toby and the Nighttime (1963) 1 copy

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contributor — 1,549 copies
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 493 copies
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Contributor — 136 copies
The Best American Essays 1988 (1988) — Contributor — 97 copies
Look at America: The Country You Know and Don't Know (1946) — Contributor — 72 copies
Santa Fe: The Autobiography of a Southwestern Town (1959) — Foreword — 42 copies
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contributor — 36 copies
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1970 v04 (1970) — Contributor; Contributor — 31 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Contributor — 25 copies
The Chicano: From Caricature to Self-Portrait (1971) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Contributor — 11 copies
South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas (1986) — Contributor — 10 copies
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contributor — 10 copies
Great Western short stories (1777) — Contributor — 9 copies
Maurice Baring Restored (1970) — Editor — 8 copies
Vader is de beste — Author — 3 copies
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1949 — Contributor — 2 copies


Common Knowledge



$6. A portrait of. young abraham lincoln.
susangeib | Oct 31, 2023 |
Biography of the early, mature years of Abraham Lincoln in New Salem, IL.

FROM AMAZON: In honor of the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, the Editors of "The Saturday Evening Post" asked the author to write this essay in biography devoted to Lincoln's formative years as a young citizen of New Salem, Illinois.
Gmomaj | 1 other review | Apr 17, 2023 |
A book detailing the influence of the major River valley of the southwest, being generally more acessable than the Colorado. Horgan creates a firm narrative background for students of the narrower questions of the history of the region. There is even some discussion of the imbalance of power between the USA and Mexico in volume two, to be read with some profit by modern Americans. This book is well worth your time, though there is not much in it for the fans of firearms minutiae.
DinadansFriend | 1 other review | Aug 12, 2022 |
A nice to surprise to find this book in a thrift store with zero prior knowledge of the author and end up with a great reading experience. Too many 'westerns' or at least books set in the west of the frontier are the Louis L'amour or Ralph Compton variety, they may be ok but are a little one-dimensional. I won't throw Elmer Kelton under that bus, too good! But A Distant Trumpet on the other hand is a long book with a fully developed set of interesting and complex characters and is a portrait of a slice of America at that time not likely to be bested. I'm surprised this is not on a list of the best books about the American West, at least the few I checked out. I've read a few that are on such lists and this surpasses most entirely. Will definitely be looking for something else by Paul Horgan, as I learned he was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History (and it shows in this book!). Interestingly, he was also friends with J. Robert Oppenheimer. Those must have been some interesting conversations!… (more)
1 vote
PCorrigan | 6 other reviews | Oct 7, 2018 |



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