Few historical frontier sagas have captured the pioneer spirit as boldly and brilliantly as the acclaimed Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross. Now a new generation of readers can rediscover America -- in this brand new installment of the sprawling epic saga... Texas Freedom! Of all the sta...
They are men and women of bold vision and boundless courage who dared to follow their dreams across an untamed country. Against incredible odds, they would risk everything for a chance to build a glorious future, leaving their mark on a young America whose great destiny would be forever linked with...
They were men and women with a dream, and they chased it from the great cities of the East to the untamed wilderness of the West. With daring, determination, and desire, they would seize the future and make the destiny of the great American continent their own. An insidious plot reaching into th...
1900. It is the dawn of a new age, the beginning of the American Century. For Sally Holt, age sixteen...for her closest confidant and friend, India Blackstone, age twenty...and for all whose lives they will touch over the next four decades, it is the dawn of an age of discovery and danger, anguish ...
It's 1899, and in Taos, New Mexico, the enterprising Michael Holt pursues a personal dream...a vision of the West that will forever alter the American landscape. Half a world away, U.S. intelligence agent Henry Blake has watched his government sink into a military quagmire in the Philippines--leavi...
1898. Remember the Maine! As the nation's headlines scream for revenge, inciting America to war against Spain, newspaper publisher Tim Holt vows to report the story himself from the front line in Cuba--a searing tropical adventure that will change his life and his country forever. Thousands of mile...
They crossed the vast frontier in pursuit of a dream, men and women whose courage and daring shaped the future of a great young nation and forged an unforgettable legacy of passion and adventure in a brave new land they called home.... THE FIRST HOLTS. To the brothers Clay and Jefferson Holt, th...
EXPEDITION! Once there was a wilderness so vast, no white man had ever crossed it. Then Lewis and Clark became the pathfinders for a nation, opening up a land of limitless possibilities that called with a siren's song to brave men looking for a dream.... THE FIRST HOLTS. In the heart of this ma...
1896. As gold fever sweeps the nation, a great migration north begins to the Yukon Territory of Canada, where the adventurous Frank Blake chases his dreams of fortune aboard a rickety steamer headed for the uncharted waters of the Klondike--pursued by a dangerous enemy bent on deadly vengeance. Acr...
WESTWARD! Once there was a wilderness so vast no white man had ever crossed it. Then Lewis and Clark became the pathfinders for a nation, opening up a land of limitless possibilities that called with a siren's song to brave men and women looking for the fulfillment of their dreams.... THE FIRST...
1895. In a boxcar speeding west to California's oil fields, a young boy has hitched a ride to adventure, or to tragedy. Seventeen-year-old Frank Blake, great-grandson of frontiersman Whip Holt, has stormed out of his parents' house in anger and is heading toward a rendezvous with real life at its m...
The flames of revolt blaze across the Hawaiian islands, plunging the new republic into revolution and bringing a pro empire to its knees. The golden reign of a great and beautiful queen comes to a violent end, her once-dazzling dynasty swept up in a maelstrom of political intolerance and seething u...
Desperate workers strike on railways and at coal mines as a nation shudders with the passions of men and women who demand a share of the American dream. Violence and tears touch every heart when the cities of America rock with the shouts of police and rioters, strikers and scabs. Where is honor in ...
A pioneering spirit marked the hardy mountaineers of North Carolina, but an ugly violence ravaged this land of laurels and hills. A dread disease was killing rich and poor alike, and cruel blame fell on the proud Cherokee, the last great Indian tribe of America's East. Now, in this crossfire of hat...
Young and old hitched their wagons to the dream of free land when the United States announced that Oklahoma's Indian Territory would be opened for settlement. "Sooners" rushed in, boomtowns went up overnight, and on the wide prairie hopes blossomed into fortunes or died with the crack of gunfire. A...
When covered wagons rolled along the Oregon Trail, crossed the Rockies, and brought the first settlers to the magnificent American West, one man became a legend in his own time. He was wagonmaster Whip Holt, and his blood ran hot with the kind of courage needed to tame a wild land. His indomitable ...
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WAGONS WEST For one hundred glorious years America offered true freedom to those seeking to escape tyranny's chains. Now, in 1876, pioneer and farmer, businessman and laborer, join to celebrate the grand Centennial. It will be a day to remember forever. But unless strong men and women remain vigil...
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WAGONS WEST Rifles blazing and tempers flaring, homesteaders and ranchers are headed toward a deadly range war in rugged Oklahoma Territory. Frontier towns bustle with settlers and gunslingers; ranch land becomes the lair of bushwackers and renegades. It's land that needs men with strong hands and...
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WAGONS WEST No marshal's badge or sheriff's posse had yet brought law to the sun-drenched adobes of the great American Southwest. White settlers, Indians and Mexicans trembled in fear under the azure sky of old Albuquerque, as they prayed to God that the cruel renegades called the comancheros woul...
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Where there is no law and order, the renegade will prey on the weak and innocent. West of Yuma, beneath the red sandstone bluffs, the comancheros reigned with brutal terror. A motley crew of savage men, they rode with lust in their hearts and cruelty on their minds. For until brave men rose up to s...
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WAGONS WEST Violence had become entrenched in an America of Colt .45s and Winchester rifles. In the streets of Chicago, staid Connecticut towns, Kentucky's bluegrass farms and ranches of the West, the bullets ripped through times of peace and war. In the hands of honest men or renegades, guns were...
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WAGONS WEST Empires rose from the visions of ambitious men. Blazing axes razed the forests and built new cities from sweat, blood and tears. Schemers and scoundrels, artists and craftsmen, honest wives and sensual mistresses all braved the lawless wilderness to find their fortunes...risking everyt...
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WAGONS WEST Railroads and stockyards brought brawny bareheaded men to Chicago from the western prairies and the northern forests. Here waited the commerce that built empires, the painted women who lured farm boys, the gunman and the cardsharp who settled their arguments with a Colt .45. Here was t...
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WAGONS WEST Gingham-clad girls, twangy-speeched hillbillies, and lush green hollows among rugged mountains made Tennessee the natural birthplace of pioneers. But so rich was the countryside, so sweet the land, that carpetbaggers came to steal the farms of down-home folk, and scoundrels brought v...
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Visions of endless horizons brought them from the four corners of the earth to the deepwater port where the muddy Mississippi approached the Gulf's blue waters. Some came to earn their fortune by honest sweat; others came to make their gold with vice and crime, but all would be captured by the Creo...
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WAGONS WEST The irresistible lure of limitless opportunity drew con men and kings, merchants and sailors, outlaws and heroes to New Orleans, the spicy Cajun capital at the mouth of the majestic Mississippi. Here European bluebloods mingled with buckskin-clad frontiersmen--knives flashed in deadl...
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WAGONS WEST An unquenchable thirst for adventure and the promise of easy riches brought them to the muddy waters of the mighty Missouri River. Its majestic steamboats offered a new way West for pioneers and traders, gamblers and thieves, proper young ladies and dance hall girls ... while along the...
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Only the most daring crossed the River of No Return to enter this wild, lawless region. Mountains laden with riches lured prospectors burning with gold fever. Easy money brought ruthless young men with guns for hire. And hidden amid the vast forests of white pine were the war ponies of Shoshoni and...
SCANDAL IN THE ROYAL DRAGOONS...INDENTURED SLAVERY IN THE BRAVE NEW WORLD...DANGER AND DESIRE ON THE WAR-TORN FRONTIER... A legendary swordsman and lover, born to a life of chance and adventure, Lt. Jared Hale of the Royal Dragoons could never have foreseen his unlikely fate. A duel with the wr...
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WAGONS WEST Raw determination carried them across steep mountain trails to the lawless territory of Utah. Here brawny work gangs and rugged engineers blasted out rock-walled tunnels and laid countless miles of shining rails to link a vast continent from coast to distant coast. But soon rampaging I...
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WAGONS WEST Unflagging courage took them through the rough valleys of the Badlands to the vast prairies of a fertile, new territory. The promise of endless fields of golden wheat, great herds of prime beef cattle, fabulous empires built from railroads and mines lured the ambitious and the brave to...
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WAGONS WEST Rugged pioneer trails led them across snowy mountain peaks to the grassy plains of big-sky country. Rich mines of fabulous gold lured dreamers and desperados to stake their claims in this lawless territory. There, brave ranchers fought for their homesteads against outlaws and Indians...
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WAGONS WEST Defying the icy dangers of majestic snow-capped mountains, they came to a rugged frontier town. They were enticed by promises of fabulous wealth, but their dreams were often shattered by fate and lawless violence. Some were brave, lusty men who felled the giant trees of virgin forest...
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WAGONS WEST VIRGINIA CITY! Boom town on the wild Nevada frontier! Atop the silver-rich mountains of the Comstock Lode were the desperate dreamers, thousands of men and women lured by the glittering promise of limitless wealth. But as the bountiful mother lode is mined, the nation itself is being...
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WAGONS WEST DENVER! Braving the Rockies and the untamed wilderness, they came to the wild frontier town and watched it explode into a city of fabulous instant wealth. Some were desperate men and women fleeing the mounting turbulence in the East, others were adventurers forsaking the played-out d...
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WAGONS WEST Violence ignited by the glitter of gold. Men desperate to strike it rich. Families and farms forsaken in a wild rush West to stake a claim. Strong men and courageous women struggle across an untamed continent to gamble their last dollar in overnight boom towns or die bush-whacked by ...
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WAGONS WEST The sweeping saga of America's great expansion and the invincible men and women who braved the unknown peril of the vast frontier. Ever onward! They came from a young nation's East and West, from around the world--to claim new lands, new loves, new lives. TEXAS! The bold new Repub...
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WAGONS WEST Perilous snow-crowned peaks and silver rivers swollen to devouring torrents. Indian massacres. Foreign saboteurs. Three mighty nations clash on the fertile shores of the Pacific as America's first wagon train rides into the heart of crisis between England's Queen Victoria, Czar Nichola...
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WAGONS WEST Savage Indian attacks. A lone, war-crazed Blackfoot stalking them. The courts of Queen Victoria and Russia's Czar plotting to thwart their valiant gamble for the future of a new nation. Bitter winter coming. Yet America's first wagon train pushes its way westward through the Rockies....
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WAGONS WEST Autumn, 1837 Driving onward - against the worst of man and nature - a legendary caravan of men, women and children forge a new link in the wilderness trek from Independence, Missouri to the "Promised Land" beyond the Rockies. They are pioneering Americans from North and South - side...
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1837--A dauntless band of pioneering men and women set out from Long Island and headed west to Independence, Missouri. Their mission--to win the rich Oregon territory for America. This is their story, a stirring saga of triumph and tragedy, of love and loss, of adventure and romance, of a future gl...