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G. Clifton Wisler (1950–2006)

Forfatter af Mr. Lincoln’s Drummer

68 Works 1,548 Members 12 Reviews

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Author G. Clifton Wisler was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has written over 60 books, many of which are historical fiction works for young adults. He currently lives in Plano, Texas. (Bowker Author Biography)

Serier

Værker af G. Clifton Wisler

Mr. Lincoln’s Drummer (1995) 394 eksemplarer
Red Cap (1991) 281 eksemplarer
Thunder on the Tennessee (1983) 129 eksemplarer
Jericho's Journey (1993) 126 eksemplarer
Caleb's Choice (1996) 93 eksemplarer
The Drummer Boy of Vicksburg (1997) 54 eksemplarer
Kings Mountain (2002) 41 eksemplarer
The Raid (1737) 36 eksemplarer
Mustang Flats (1997) 25 eksemplarer
Run the Blockade (2000) 24 eksemplarer
The Mind Trap (1990) 13 eksemplarer
Lakota (1989) 13 eksemplarer
Winter of the Wolf (1981) 11 eksemplarer
The Wetherbys (1992) 9 eksemplarer
The seer (1989) 9 eksemplarer
Piper's Ferry (1990) 8 eksemplarer
Under the Black Hills (1999) 8 eksemplarer
My Brother, the Wind (1979) 7 eksemplarer
Thompson's Mountain (1987) 7 eksemplarer
Buffalo Moon (1984) 7 eksemplarer
A Special Gift (1983) 7 eksemplarer
Texas Brazos (1987) 6 eksemplarer
Purgatory (1986) 6 eksemplarer
The Medicine Trail (1991) 6 eksemplarer
Dreaming Wolf (Medicine Trail) (1992) 6 eksemplarer
The Trident Brand (1982) 6 eksemplarer
North of Esperanza (1991) 6 eksemplarer
The Weeping Moon (1995) 6 eksemplarer
Blood Mesa (1991) 5 eksemplarer
Illinois Prescott (1987) 5 eksemplarer
A cry of angry thunder (1980) 5 eksemplarer
Spirit Warrior (1986) 5 eksemplarer
The Antrian messenger (1986) 5 eksemplarer
Wolf's Tooth (1987) 4 eksemplarer
Comanche Summer (Zebra Books) (1987) 4 eksemplarer
Caddo Creek (Texas Brazos, No 4) (1988) 4 eksemplarer
Palo Pinto (Texas Brazos) (1987) 4 eksemplarer
Massacre at Powder River (1997) 4 eksemplarer
The Shawnee Trail (1993) 4 eksemplarer
Esmeralda (1989) 4 eksemplarer
High Plains Rider (1986) 4 eksemplarer
West of the Cimarron (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Antelope Springs (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Wayward Trail #5 (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Fortune Bend (Texas Brazos) (1987) 3 eksemplarer
The Return of Caulfield Blake (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Clear Fork (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Prescott's Law (Prescott, 2) (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Abrego Canyon (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Baron of the Brazos (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Ross's Gap (1988) 2 eksemplarer
South Pass Ambush (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Warrior's Road (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Sweetwater Flats (1988) 1 eksemplar
Avery's law (1988) 1 eksemplar
Starr's Showdown (1986) 1 eksemplar
Prescott's Challenge (1990) 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Wisler, Gary Clifton
Fødselsdato
1950-05-15
Dødsdag
2006-04-07
Begravelsessted
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Dødsårsag
heart attack
Bopæl
Plano, Texas, USA
Uddannelse
University of North Texas
Erhverv
teacher
Organisationer
Boy Scouts of America
Western Writers of America
Author's Guild
Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Spur Award for Best Juvenile, Spur Award for Best Original Paperback Novel
Kort biografi
[excerpted from Dallas Morning News online obituary]
Wisler attended Hillcrest High School, where he wrote sports and editorials for the Hillcrest Hurricane. Wisler took that interest to Southern Methodist University. A journalism major who served four years on the sports staff of the SMU Daily Campus, he worked part time his senior year for the Dallas Morning News. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in journalism, Wisler taught journalism and sponsored the school newspaper and yearbook at Denton High School the following year. He then returned to SMU, where he received his Master of Arts in English and Education.

Wisler taught English and served as publications advisor at Ben Jackson Middle School in Garland, Texas. Years of sharing stories led his students to encourage him to attempt his first novel. Doubleday published that book, My Brother the Wind.

Wisler left the classroom in order to devote all his time to writing. Except for a brief return to teaching in 1986 at Bowman Middle School in Plano, Texas, his primary focus became writing and speaking to school, educational, and literary groups.

Wisler published 73 books (over 2 million copies published in 5 different languages), Wisler also wrote over 25 short stories and articles for Boy's Life magazine. He was nominated for several Book Awards, a finalist for the Western Writers of America "Spur Award" 8 times, winning twice. In 2001 the International Reading Association awarded him the Paul A. Witty Prize for Best Juvenile Short Story for "The Orange Armband".

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OK short novel on two boys dealing with Comanches who killed their parents and two other brothers in Texas.
 
Markeret
kslade | Dec 8, 2022 |
Good children's history book set during the Revolutionary War that features South Carolina/North Carolina locations.
 
Markeret
Shofbrook | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 6, 2020 |
The book presented the idea of how the Old West has evolve in culture and tradition.
 
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m.arredondo | Apr 30, 2019 |
Caleb is a 13 year old privileged boy in Texas going to a nice private academy. When his father falls on hard times and everything is taken away, he is sent to live with relatives for a while. First with a snooty aunt, and then with a hard-working grandmother who runs an inn. There he befriends Edith, an older cousin who he has never met, and Michah, a ridiculously superstitious hired hand about his age.

When Caleb nearly drowns in a flash flood, he is saved by an escaped slave, and if forced to question his own attitudes towards slaves and slavery.

The second half of the book is fairly good, once it gets to the point of the story. There doesn't seem to be any reason for Caleb to have grown up in a wealthy home and school, and indeed after the first chapter, he never behaves as though he did. The short stay with the stuffy aunt is completely irrelevant to the story, as is the seemingly endless chatter about Michah's infinite superstitions.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
fingerpost | Mar 9, 2018 |

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Værker
68
Medlemmer
1,548
Popularitet
#16,637
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
12
ISBN
158

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