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The Resource Wayfaring stranger, James Lee Burke

Wayfaring stranger, James Lee Burke

Label
Wayfaring stranger
Title
Wayfaring stranger
Statement of responsibility
James Lee Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita fall in love and marry and, with Hershel, return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-Semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, Texas lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil forces that lurk in peacetime America and threaten to destroy them all" --
Member of
Summary
A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
from author's web page
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10316671
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burke, James Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U723
LC item number
W39 2014b
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Holland family saga
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Soldiers
  • Oil industries
  • Antisemitism
  • Texas
  • FICTION / Suspense
Target audience
adult
Label
Wayfaring stranger, James Lee Burke
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn879248489
Extent
pages (large print) cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410467768
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879248489
Label
Wayfaring stranger, James Lee Burke
Publication
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
ocn879248489
Extent
pages (large print) cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410467768
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879248489

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