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The Resource The Son, Philipp Meyer

The Son, Philipp Meyer

Label
The Son
Title
The Son
Statement of responsibility
Philipp Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, this is a novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Spring, 1849. Eli McCullough is thirteen years old when a marauding band of Comanches takes him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and waging war against their enemies, including white men, which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is. But when disease, starvation, and overwhelming numbers of armed Americans decimate the tribe, Eli finds himself alone. Neither white nor Indian, civilized nor fully wild, he must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong, a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny"--
Summary
An epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175047
Cataloging source
UPZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Philipp
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian captivities
  • Comanche Indians
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Texas
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Roman
  • Comanche Indians
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indian captivities
  • Texas
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
The Son, Philipp Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn834159090
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 561 pages
Isbn
9780062120397
Lccn
2013431170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)834159090
Label
The Son, Philipp Meyer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn834159090
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 561 pages
Isbn
9780062120397
Lccn
2013431170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)834159090

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