• Transportation

Hell on Wheels

Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad
Author: Dick Kreck,David Halass
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1555919529
Category: Transportation
Page: 280
View: 2874
Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

    • Fiction

Hell on Wheels


Author: Peter Brandvold
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597224550
Category: Fiction
Page: 343
View: 389
Sheriff Bill Stillman takes on a father bent on revenge for the hanging of his cattle-rustling sons.

    • History

Hell on Wheels

The Promise and Peril of America's Car Culture, 1900-1940
Author: David Blanke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 266
View: 6392
A fascinating look at the rise and growing popularity of the automobile during the first half of twentieth-century America, which brought with it a dark undercurrent. On the one hand, Americans embraced the newfound sense of freedom and mobility embodied by the automobile; on the other, they grew increasingly anxious about and fearful of the enormous threat that cars--and car accidents--posed to public safety.

    • Sports & Recreation

Hell on Two Wheels

An Astonishing Story of Suffering, Triumph, and the Most Extreme Endurance Race in the World
Author: Amy Snyder
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617495190
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 4547
Contestants have died, been maimed, and spiraled down into the nightmarish realm of madness. Half of them don't finish--in fact, only 200 racers have ever made it to the end. "Outside" magazine calls it "the toughest test of endurance in the world." RAAM (the Race Across America) is a bicycle race like no other. This epic race is the most brutal organized sporting event you've never heard of and one of the best-kept secrets in the sports world. Author Amy Snyder follows a handful of athletes before, during, and after the 2009 event, the closest and most controversial in history. "Hell on Two Wheels" is a thrilling and remarkably detailed account of their ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies. By experiencing the race from the perspective of the racers themselves, "Hell on Two Wheels" breaks new ground in helping us appreciate how such a grueling effort can be so cleansing and self-revelatory. This is more than just a race; it's a monster, a crucible, an unforgettable allegory about the human experience of pain and joy and self-discovery.

    • Transportation

Hell on Wheels

An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0760345791
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 9646
"Bill Hayes' Hell on Wheels is an illustrated history to many motorcycle clubs' histories, including the stories, slogans, insignias, characters, and conflicts that made each club what it is today"--

    • Fiction

Blood Meridian

Or the Evening Redness in the West
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307762528
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 490
"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers." From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

Hell on Wheels


Author: Karen Leabo
Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 9780553445411
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
View: 721
Preparing for her annual tornado chase, meteorologist Victoria Driscoll is dismayed when her newest partner turns out to be thrill-seeking Roan Culler, who has his own agenda within the close quarters of the weather van. Original.

    • Fiction

Hell on Wheels


Author: Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402267142
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 7318
A USA Today Bestseller! Black Knights Inc.—Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle. Hold On Tight... Ex–Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister...and totally off limits. Rough Road Ahead Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley—or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible—but her heart is another story altogether. Black Knights Inc. Series Hell on Wheels (Book 1) In Rides Trouble (Book 2) Rev It Up (Book 3) Thrill Ride (Book 4) Born Wild (Book 5) Hell for Leather (Book 6) Full Throttle (Book 7) Too Hard to Handle (Book 8) Wild Ride (Book 9 — coming April 2017!)

    • History

Hell on Wheels

The 2d Armored Division
Author: Donald Eugene Houston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780891412731
Category: History
Page: 466
View: 2984
A detailed story of the 2d Armored Divisionduring World War II.

    • Fiction

Hell On Wheels


Author: Karen Kelley
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9780758219589
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2176

    • True Crime

Murder at the Brown Palace

A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal
Author: Dick Kreck
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1555918727
Category: True Crime
Page: 224
View: 6122
On May 24, 1911, one of the most notorious murders in Denver's history occurred. The riveting tale involves high society, adultery, drugs, multiple murder, and more, all set in Denver's grand old hotel, the Brown Palace.

    • Fiction

The Dime


Author: Kathleen Kent
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316311065
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 2473
Brooklyn's toughest female detective takes on Dallas--and neither is ready for the fight. Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. Combining the colorful pyrotechnics of Breaking Bad with the best of the gritty crime genre, The Dime is Kathleen Kent's brilliant mystery debut and the launch of a sensational new series.

    • Humor

Hell on Wheels 4


Author: Jean Starnes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595362400
Category: Humor
Page: 104
View: 4428
From the time she was born with Cerebral Palsy, Jean Starnes has used her humor, intelligence and determination to meet many challenges. Unable to walk, she attained two master degrees and worked forty years as a teacher and a Psychological Associate with children and adults who had various handicaps. She, as a single parent, adopted and raised a son. Jean has written four books. The first, Hell on Wheels, was an autobiography. The others, including this one, are mostly collections of her columns written for the Midland Reporter-Telegram Newspaper. Jean's unique sense of humor shines through her books which will appeal to the handicapped and the able-bodied alike.

    • Fiction

Hell on Wheels: My Girls


Author: Iesha Cannady
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1456059793
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
View: 6327
Have you ever had a group of friends that you felt were your family? Chloe, Trisha, Brianna, and Elizabeth have all been blessed to have true friends that they can call on whenever and for whatever. Life suddenly gets bumpy when one of the friends suspects another. Could she be paranoid? Would a friend really betray you? How tight is tight? Sit back and relax and allow Chloe to take you into the minds of these friends she has grown to know as her sisters.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Spell on Wheels


Author: Kate Leth
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630089273
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 136
View: 3661
Kate Leth and Megan Levens team up for a magical new series! Spell on Wheels! Three young witches head out on an east coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to--or with--their possessions. This trade paperback collects the first 5 issues of Spell on Wheels.

    • Fiction

Hell on Wheels


Author: Sue Ann Jaffarian
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738732346
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 5311
GAME ON When Odelia Grey and her husband, Greg, attend a rugby match to cheer for their quadriplegic friends, the last thing they expect is to witness a murder on the playing court. Complicating matters is their friendship with the prime suspect. It doesn’t help that Odelia’s pompous boss is embroiled in a mystery of his own—one that leaves more than his super-sized ego bruised and battered. Odelia enlists the help of family and friends, and gets some surprising assistance from out of left field. But with a murderer calling the shots, Odelia wonders if she can tackle this dangerous case or if she’s out of her league. Praise: “Action-filled . . . Jaffarian neatly pulls all the plot lines together for a satisfying outcome."—Publishers Weekly

    • Fiction

Hell On Wheels


Author: J.R. Roberts
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1612324274
Category: Fiction
Page: 190
View: 2017

    • Transportation

Hell on Wheels

An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627881433
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 2711
DIVA gripping history of outlaw motorcycle club culture from its beginnings to the present day./divDIV /divDIVIn a world where most of us roll over when confronted by the power of authority, the antihero figure of the outlaw biker stands beyond the crowd, a beacon of social freedom. By choosing to live outside of society’s conventions, the one-percenter has the inner strength to act on his own convictions. Though most of us are too timid to venture into these outer margins of society, the one-percenter not only enters those margins—he stomps on them. In Hell on Wheels, avid motorcyclist Bill Hayes dives deep into the world of the outlaw motorcyclist, exploring legendary clubs like the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Outlaws, the Vagos, the Pagans, the Mongols, and many others, allowing the reader to peer into motorcycle club culture. Featuring both modern and historical photos, as well as a rare collection of club memorabilia found in no other publication, Hell on Wheels traces the roots and development of motorcycle club culture: its origins in the years following World War II; the turbulent 1960s and the disco era; the transition of clubs from loose groups of hooligans to highly organized machines; and, more recently, the copious clashes with law enforcement amid the post-9/11 world of the Patriot Act. The one-percenter has become one of the most popular figures in outlaw culture, and Hell on Wheels is his story./div

    • Fiction

Hell On Wheels


Author: Rhyll Biest
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1489223428
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 9485
An imperious princess, an arrogant mercenary, a marriage of convenience, and one hell of a roller derby bout. Princess Valeda fled Hell to hide from her mad brother, but a war on her realm sees her dragged straight back to seal a military alliance through marriage. Her betrothed? The Captain of Bloodshed and Slaughter, a royal bastard with blood black as night whose passion for her might prove as dangerous as the war with her brother. Valeda is going to need all of her wits, treachery and cunning–and some lessons learned through demon roller derby–to overcome her past, defeat the enemy, and survive her marriage.

    • Biography & Autobiography

More Hell on Wheels

With Short Stories
Author: Jean Starnes
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059517857X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 135
View: 8615
“The stories in this book mirror the image of the author. Jean Starnes is a strong and gutsy lady whose high courage and quirky sense of humor show up in every line she writes. Good reading for all comers.” —Wayne Burton, Author of Manhunt, Fairchild’s Passage and Lockhart’s Nightmare