54-40 or Fight

54-40 or Fight

Emerson Hough

History / Mystery / Crime

There is probably no one writing to-day who has so well caught the trick of this particular sort of pseudo-history, in which real personages and real events are so dexterously interwoven with a tissue of purely imaginary happenings, and the causes of great international crises attributed to the audacious intrigues of some charming adventurers invented expressly for the occasion, as Mr. Hough has succeeded in doing. And all the while, he does it with a swing and verve, a frank good will, and such a naive assurance that the reader\'s enjoyment fully equals his own, that he quite disarms criticism. The date of the story coincides with the presidency of Mr. Tyler, when the country seemed to be on the eve of war not only with Mexico, but with England as well; and when James K. Polk and John Calhoun were also playing their parts in working out the nation\'s destiny. It matters little whether these historic personages ever really said or did the precise things attributed to them by Mr. Hough or not. The main point is that what he makes them say is thoroughly in keeping with the whole spirit of the sort of romantic fiction he aspires to write.
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Letty and the Twins

Letty and the Twins

Emerson Hough

History / Mystery / Crime

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Sagebrusher: A Story of the West

The Sagebrusher: A Story of the West

Emerson Hough

History / Mystery / Crime

The Sagebrusher - A Story of the West is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Emerson Hough is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Emerson Hough then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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Maws Vacation: The Story of a Human Being in the Yellowstone

Maw's Vacation: The Story of a Human Being in the Yellowstone

Emerson Hough

History / Mystery / Crime

Times has changed, says Maw to herself, says she. Things ain\'t like what they used to be. Time was when I worked from sunup to sundown, and we didn\'t have no daylight-saving contraptions on the old clock, neither. The girls was too little then, and I done all the work myself—cooking, sweeping, washing and ironing, suchlike. I never got to church Sundays because I had to stay home and get the Sunday dinner. Like enough they\'d bring the preacher home to dinner. You got to watch chicken—it won\'t cook itself. Weekdays was one like another, and except for shoveling snow and carrying more coal I never knew when summer quit and winter come. There was no movies them days—a theater might come twice a winter, or sometimes a temperance lecturer that showed a picture of the inside of a drunkard\'s stomach, all redlike and awful. We didn\'t have much other entertainment. Of course we had church sociables now and then, or a surprise party on someone. Either way, the fun no more than paid for the extra cooking. I never seen nothing or went nowhere, and if when I was down town after the groceries I\'d \'a\' stepped into the drug store and bought me a lemonade—and they didn\'t have no nut sundaes then—they\'d of had me up before the church for frivolous conduct.
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The Magnificent Adventure

The Magnificent Adventure

Emerson Hough

History / Mystery / Crime

Detailed Biography Included at the Start.Emerson Hough was an American author best known for writing western stories and historical novels.Collection of 22 Works of Emerson Hough________________________________________54-40 or FightHeart\'s DesireMaw\'s VacationPassing of the FrontierThe Broken GateThe Covered WagonThe Girl at the Halfway HouseThe Lady and the PirateThe Law of the LandThe Magnificent AdventureThe Man Next DoorThe Mississippi BubbleThe Purchase PriceThe SagebrusherThe Singing Mouse StoriesThe Story of the OutlawThe Way of a ManThe Young AlaskansThe Young Alaskans in the RockiesThe Young Alaskans on the MissouriThe Young Alaskans on the TrailYoung Alaskans in the Far North
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