Riding the Devil

Riding the Devil
Author: Robin Radlauer-Cramer
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN: 9780692317785

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José's story is set in the rich setting of a Southern California Rancho while California was still part of a newly independent Mexico. Eleven-year-old José dreams of being a vaquero, a cowboy. However, he must first conquer his fears by facing the injustices of his era, animal cruelty, wild animals and the vindictive young vaquero, Chaco.José's adventure begins when Patas Locas, a horse with a strong and wild spirit, comes to the Rancho and seems to be "unbreakable" and unrideable. The arrogant Chaco, a young vaquero, is repeatedly thrown from Patas Locas. The stallion refuses to be "broken" in the traditional manner. Frustrated and embarrassed by his lack of success, Chaco lashes out at José. Ashamed, José interprets his feelings of compassion for the animals as cowardice. Like any son, José seeks his father's approval. But José's vaquero father is angered and disappointed when he misunderstands José's behavior and sees his son as weak and fearful.Fifteen-year-old Gogo is considered "the dummy" of the rancho due to his speech impediment and general shyness. He too is bullied by Chaco, teased for his odd speech, and for being so big and awkward. But some people on the Rancho recognize that Gogo has a gift with animals. Unlike Chaco who tries to control "Patas" by force, Gogo is able to calm the wild animal with a gentle touch. José discovers his strength and unleashes his fury when Chaco puts a helpless young horse in the holding pen with a California Grizzly Bear who has been captured for the traditional bull & bear fight. José risks his own life to free the young filly. Instead of being recognized for his courage, José is falsely accused of mistreating the young horse. The consequences of his actions take José on an adventure he never wanted with results he could only dream of.

The Devil Riding

The Devil Riding
Author: Valerie Wilson Wesley
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2000
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780399146176

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A Tamara Hayle mystery.

The Devil Can Ride

The Devil Can Ride
Author: Lee Klancher
Publisher: Motorbooks
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2010-06-12
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 1610600444

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Authors such as Hunter Thompson, Robert Pirsig, and Mark Singer have written about the motorcycle, that icon for outlaws, rebels, thieves, and beat poets. This collection of motorcycle tales features the best of the vast collection of motorcycle writing created since old Gottlieb Daimler first bolted a crude internal-combustion engine to his wooden two-wheeled Einspur in 1876. In addition to essays from Thompson and Pirsig, The Devil Can Ride features works by Peter Egan, T.E. Lawrence, James Stevenson, Jamie Elvidge, John Hall, and Kevin Cameron.

Ride with the Devil

Ride with the Devil
Author: Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1999-11
Genre: Kansas
ISBN: 0671036483

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Starring Skeet Ulrich, Tobey Maguire and recording artist Jewel, this major motion picture will be arriving in theaters April 16th. Set in the 1860s, in the last days of the Civil War, this is the coming-of-age story about the lawless universe of war as seen through the eyes of a young secessionist. Based on Woodrell's novel titled "Woe to Live On".

Driving with the Devil

Driving with the Devil
Author: Neal Thompson
Publisher: Crown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2009-02-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0307522261

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The true story behind NASCAR’s hardscrabble, moonshine-fueled origins, “fascinating and fast-moving . . . even if you don’t know a master cylinder from a head gasket” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). “[Neal] Thompson exhumes the sport’s Prohibition-era roots in this colorful, meticulously detailed history.”—Time Today’s NASCAR—equal parts Disney, Vegas, and Barnum & Bailey—is a multibillion-dollar conglomeration with 80 million fans, half of them women, that grows bigger and more mainstream by the day. Long before the sport’s rampant commercialism lurks a distant history of dark secrets that have been carefully hidden from view—until now. In the Depression-wracked South, with few options beyond the factory or farm, a Ford V-8 became the ticket to a better life. Bootlegging offered speed, adventure, and wads of cash. Driving with the Devil reveals how the skills needed to outrun federal agents with a load of corn liquor transferred perfectly to the red-dirt racetracks of Dixie. In this dynamic era (the 1930s and ’40s), three men with a passion for Ford V-8s—convicted felon Raymond Parks, foul-mouthed mechanic Red Vogt, and war veteran Red Byron, NASCAR’s first champ—emerged as the first stock car “team.” Theirs is the violent, poignant story of how moonshine and fast cars merged to create a sport for the South to call its own. In the tradition of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit, this tale captures a bygone era of a beloved sport and the character of the country at a moment in time.

Ride the Devil's Herd

Ride the Devil's Herd
Author: John Boessenecker
Publisher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2020-03-17
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 1488057214

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The story of how a young Wyatt Earp and his brothers defeated the Old West’s biggest outlaw gang, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Texas Ranger. Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story of his two-year war with a band of outlaws known as the Cowboys has never been told in full. The Cowboys were the largest outlaw gang in the history of the American West. After battles with the law in Texas and New Mexico, they shifted their operations to Arizona. There, led by Curly Bill Brocius, they ruled the border, robbing, rustling, smuggling and killing with impunity until they made the fatal mistake of tangling with the Earp brothers. Drawing on groundbreaking research into territorial and federal government records, John Boessenecker’s Ride the Devil’s Herd reveals a time and place in which homicide rates were fifty times higher than those today. The story still bears surprising relevance for contemporary America, involving hot-button issues such as gang violence, border security, unlawful immigration, the dangers of political propagandists parading as journalists, and the prosecution of police officers for carrying out their official duties. Wyatt Earp saw it all in Tombstone. Praise for Ride the Devil’s Herd A Pim County Public Library Southwest Books of the Year 2021 A True West Reader’s Choice for Best 2020 Western Nonfiction Winner of the Best Book Award by the Wild West History Association “A marvelous book. By means of meticulous research and splendid writing John Boessenecker has managed to do something never before attempted or accomplished, tying together the many violent clashes between lawmen and outlaws in the American southwest of the 1870-1890 period and showing how depredations by loosely organized gangs of outlaws actually threatened “Manifest Destiny” and the successful taming of the Wild West.” —Robert K. DeArment, author and historian “A ripsnortin’ ramble across the bloodstained Arizona desert with Wyatt Earp and company. . . . Boessenecker displays a fine eye for period detail. . . . A pleasure for thoughtful fans of Old West history, revisionist without being iconoclastic.” —Kirkus Reviews

Running with the Devil

Running with the Devil
Author: Kerrie Droban
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-09-24
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 0762798181

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Droban chronicles the inside story of the ATFs infiltration of the Hells Angels, one of the most notorious and violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history.

Riding Out the Devil

Riding Out the Devil
Author: Hilary Walker
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2017-02-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781393502883

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The skillful trainer can heal horses' wounds. But will he let a teenage boy make him face his own? Jack's only interest is helping troubled horses. People annoy him. When bad news sends him back to his native England for the first time in two decades, dark secrets erupt from his past - secrets he fled the country to escape. On his return, Father Michael asks him to help Joe, a teenager in desperate need of what only the trainer can offer. Jack hasn't been to church in years and wants nothing to do with the kid. Then he learns the true nature of Joe's problems - and is forced to face his own wounds. Will Jack stubbornly persist in bitter isolation? Or will he open his heart and use his God-given talents to heal the boy?


Author: Robert Vaughan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061744956

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A U.S. Civil War veteran hoping to forget his dark past must choose between wealth & power or saving a town from a corrupt lawman in this western. Mason Hawke emerged from war a scarred man, a man unable to return to a life of power and privilege. His only way out is to start his life anew, concealing his past from those he encounters. But things don't always go according to plan, which Mason finds out when he stops in a town where he knows the local sheriff, a man who has the town under his thumb. All Mason wants to do is settle down and pretend the past never happened. But now he must decide whether to live the easy life, forgetting his past, or to risk sacrificing himself, and help the town break free of the tyrannical lawman, at the risk of exposing something he’d wanted to keep buried.

Riding with the Devil's Mistress

Riding with the Devil's Mistress
Author: Peter Brandvold
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2017
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781410497284

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A beautiful young lady is out for revenge in the newest action-packed Western from the natural- born storyteller who knows the West.