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LocationClark County
Call NoWestern F Burn
TitleThe fortunes and vicissitudes of Stern Whitman / Derek Burnett.
AuthorBurnett, Derek, 1970- author.
CollectionF Western
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101882301Western F Burn1/11/2021 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781432868017
International Standard Book Number 1432868012
Personal Name Burnett, Derek, 1970- author.
Title Statement The fortunes and vicissitudes of Stern Whitman / Derek Burnett.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Farmington Hills, Mich : Five Star, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Physical Description 247 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary, Etc. "Prospector Stern Whitman and his little brother, Johnny, have made a once-in-a-lifetime strike high up in the Sierra Nevada. But once word of their claim gets out, their camp is overrun by a motley selection of fellow miners hoping to get in on the action. When one of their number is murdered, the little makeshift community devolves into two hostile factions accusing two very different suspects of the crime. So Whitman takes it upon himself to cross over the mountains and fetch back a "by-God Placerville judge" to hold an inquest and keep the peace. Accompanying Whitman on this quest are Stormy Isaac Ford, a slovenly ruffian with a reputation for violence; one of the camp's two mysterious laundresses who are known only as the Blackfoot sisters, and a self-righteous, haughty missionary and his dangerously voluptuous wife. What follows is a rollicking picaresque adventure, with Indian attacks, staggering reversals of fortune, love, betrayal, shamelessly tall tales, and a succession of colorful encounters with claim-jumpers, throat-slitting lawyers, heartbroken murderers, and even a horse hellbent on supporting the temperance movement."--
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Prospecting Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Gold mines and mining Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Brothers Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Western fiction.

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