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Manifest Destiny

(1989)
A novel by

 
 
Continuing the resurgence of the literary western, this engaging historical novel opens in 1884. Theodore Roosevelt, with wife and mother dead, and a promising political career in ruins, arrives in the Badlands determined to become a rancher. Fighting an assortment of physical ailments and the scorn of ranchers and cowboys, he eventually earns the Dakotans' respect. The town of Medora is threatened by Marquis De Mores, a rich Frenchman who's building a cattle empire and willing to go to any lengths to do it--including murder. Roosevelt's sense of fair play prompts him to defend the smaller ranchers against De Mores's brutal assaults. The author claims everything in his book actually happened, but that may be a shortcoming, because everything makes the book too long, and certain events don't contribute to the story. Nevertheless, Garfield spins a satisfying yarn, having shrewdly recognized both a good story and a larger-than-life character named Teddy Roosevelt. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Genre: Western

Used availability for Brian Garfield's Manifest Destiny

Hardback Editions

July 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 0-89296-382-4 / 978-0-89296-382-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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Paperback Editions

August 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 0-445-40815-4 / 978-0-445-40815-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 1-5318-1327-5 / 978-1-5318-1327-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Manifest Destiny
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
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