Desert Gold A Romance of the Border By Zane Grey Cowboy Classics Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. As of 2012, 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, had been made that were based loosely on his novels and short stories. Pearl Zane Grey was born January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as "pearl gray." He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to America in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist. His family changed the spelling of their last name to "Grey" after his birth. Later Grey dropped Pearl and used Zane as his first name. He grew up in Zanesville, a city founded by his maternal great-grandfather Ebenezer Zane, an American Revolutionary War patriot; from an early age, the boy was intrigued by history. Grey developed interests in fishing, baseball, and writing, all of which contributed to his writing success. His first three novels recounted the heroism of his ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War.
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Over 40 Million Copies Of Zane Grey's Novels Sold
The premier chronicler of the American West, legendary storyteller Zane Grey has captivated millions of readers with his timeless adventures of life, death, gunfire, and justice. This is the Old West in all its glory and grandeur. Forged in blood. Enflamed by passion. Emblazoned with bullets. . .
A border town like Casita is no place for a drifter--especially a rich man's son looking for adventure. From the moment Dick Gale steps into this stinking, sun-baked hellhole of gambling and corruption, revolution, and revenge, he gets more than he bargained for. His old friend Thorne is in love with a beautiful señorita who's been targeted by the Mexican rebel Rojas. A bold, sneering devil of a man, feared, envied, and idolized by his people, Rojas spends gold like he spills blood--and collects women like trinkets. Gale knows that defying such a man could be suicide. Defeating him is his only chance to survive--in a brutal one-on-one battle on the parched desert cliffs. . .
Man to man. Hunter and hunted. To the death. . .
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000044834|Book|Books||English|Grosset & Dunlap,|c1913.|325 p. ; 20 cm., ils:CARL0000415441|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media,|c2009.|9 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:4c5bf30a-1a57-4e67-b5ba-6dc8ae90ce0f|eBook|eBook||English|Kensington|||
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|series_with_volume||Tantor unabridged classics||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Brigands and robbers -- Fiction, Ex-football players -- Fiction, Mexican-American Border Region -- Fiction, Outlaws -- Fiction, Pioneers -- Fiction, Western stories|
|title_full||Desert Gold, Desert gold / Zane Grey, Desert gold [sound recording] / Zane Grey|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Brigands and robbers, Ex-football players, Fiction, Outlaws, Pioneers, Romance, Thriller, Western, Western stories|