New Hope

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Thorndike Press, 1999 - Fiction - 387 pages
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"New Hope combines three of Ernest Haycox's finest short novels with the interconnected short stories he wrote about New Hope, a freighting town on the Missouri River. In "The Roaring Hour," the new town marshal of Buffalo Crossing and his fianceť are up against the combined forces of the gambling hall owner, the sheriff controlled by him, and the local outlaw leader. A young upstart holds up a stagecoach in "The Kid from River Red" to prove his manhood and impress an outlaw leader. Then he finds out the price of the outlaw's acceptance is much higher. "The Hour of Fury" is set in the booming gold camp of Dug Gulch, where a gunfighter has come to lose his identity. Most of the stories are narrated by Tod, a boy coming of age in the 1880s, who captures indelibly the people, the land, and the time."--Page 4 of cover.

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Ernest Haycox was born in Portland, Oregon on October 1, 1899. He graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 novels, most of which were first serialized in Collier's Magazine or The Saturday Evening Post, and more than 300 short stories. His works include Trouble Shooter, The Earthbreakers, and The Adventurers. Several of his novels were adapted into movies including Stagecoach, Union Pacific, and Canyon Passage. He died from cancer on October 13, 1950 at the age of 51.

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