Fifty Years After The Big Sky by O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West Summary
Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the screenplay for the movie classic Shane, A. B. Guthrie is a much-loved but under-studied Montana author. There has been almost no serious study of Guthrie's work, until now. This wide-ranging anthology examines this beloved western author in multiple contexts. Essays examine Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry; how the Cold War influenced Guthrie's work; how people in his hometown of Choteau, Montana, and others close to him remember the man; and how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans.
Under the Big Sky by Jackson J. Benson Summary
Author of The Big Sky series, The Way West, and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories of frontier mountain men, icon of Western literature A. B. Bud Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism, which astounded and even shocked some readers, came out of the depth of Guthrie s historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. In Under the Big Sky, the latest in his celebrated series of biographies of Western writers, Jackson J. Benson details the life and work of this true giant on the Western literary landscape. The small Montana town that figures in several of Guthrie s books is clearly patterned after the town where he grew up, Choteau, on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. Benson illuminates the critical details of Guthrie s upbringing and education, the influence of his intellectually inclined father, his work as a newspaperman in Kentucky, and his time at Harvard University. Animated by the observations of friends, family, and fellow authors, this intimate account offers rare insight into the life and work of a remarkable writer and into the making of the literary West.
Big Sky by Jeff Strickler,Anne Marie Mistretta,Historic Crail Ranch Conservators Summary
Newsman Chet Huntley and his consortium developed Big Sky Resort in the early 1970s. Since then, it has grown to become a year-round, world-class recreation area with "the Biggest Skiing in America," four ski resorts, and a vibrant community around them. Located on the meadows of the West Fork in the Gallatin Canyon, this area was, early on, a microcosm of pioneer hardiness and activity characteristic of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Throughout its early history, one finds Native Americans, trappers, miners, loggers, cowboys, and ranchers. Some of their ventures failed and some succeeded as the land and weather allowed. The most successful ventures were the dude ranches that introduced the pleasures that remain today--hunting, fishing, trail rides, touring Yellowstone Park, and even skiing. Outdoor adventure in an authentic American Western setting was, and is, Big Sky.
Big Sky Bachelor by Lesley Ann McDaniel Summary
JANESSA GREENE IS LEAVING THORNTON SPRINGS All she's ever wanted is to attend cooking school in Seattle. But when a big-shot rodeo rider comes to work on her family's Montana ranch, Janessa's determined not to let the cowboy distract her from her goal—no matter how charming he is. Micah was a rodeo star, but he's been trampled by one bull too many. While he's deciding his next move, he gets sidetracked by a pretty cowgirl who's headed out of town. Can Micah convince her to take a chance on a cowboy ready to put down roots?
Big Sky Christmas by C.J. Carmichael Summary
A Holiday For Healing Jackson Stone will always be grateful to the Lamberts, who took him in when he was just a kid. But since the accident that killed his foster brother, Brock, he stays away from the family at Coffee Creek Ranch. Especially now that Brock's former fiancée, Winnie Hays, is back in town with her little boy. The simmering attraction between them may surprise Winnie, but Jackson fell for her at first sight years ago. Loyalty and guilt require he keep his distance…even as their feelings blossom into love. In the end, it's his own conscience Jackson must master. But with the help of the Lamberts, can this Christmas be a time of healing and a new beginning?
Big Sky Dynasty by B.J. Daniels Summary
Dalton Corbett's secret past had finally caught up with him and taken residence above Whitehorse's knit shop—owned by the unsuspecting and sweet Georgia Michaels. Although Georgia had no reason to mistrust the woman she'd just rented to, Dalton knew how dangerous and deadly she was…just as he knew that Georgia was the type of girl his mother hoped he'd marry. Unwilling to see Georgia hurt, he devoted himself to ensuring her safety—and the more time he spent with her, the more he realized that she was the woman for him. But would his secrets jeopardize his brothers' marriage pact and put the next Corbett bride in danger?
Under The Big Sky by S. Bryan Gonzales Summary
Somewhere on the edge of a long-forgotten land called the Great Open, two fiercely strong-willed, all-American high school boys come together—forging a relationship hotter than the blazing Eastern Montana summer sun. Cash McCollum, a short-tempered, fifth generation rodeo cowboy, finds his simple, black-n’-white world bulldozed over by rich, handsome Travis Hunter, star jock of the football team. And what begins as a secret liaison between them, eventually stirs up into an impish, and sometimes humorous, whirlwind of gossip—awakening the small, sleepy town of Miles City. “...you ‘n Travis seem to be slidin’ into a real comfy corner.” A corner that Cash’s older brother, Clayton is not okay with. As time passes, and the friendship deepens, it’s their extreme popularity that continues to attract a whole lot of unwanted attention—thrusting them from the closet into the middle of local limelight. From the beginning, the stakes are high with each risking a lot. Cash cannot lose sight of the rodeo crown title, All-Around Cowboy, at his fingertips; and Travis is dead-set on taking the football team to state championship—gaining the trophy of Most Valuable Player for himself as well. Compounding this star-studded drama, these two boys also discover their worlds are COMPLETELY different—with nothing to bind them together but an unbridled attraction and a fierce determination to make the relationship work. “We’re comin’ from two different cultures—can’t you see that? Cash forces Travis to smell the roses. “You obviously come from money... I don’t. I never will.” It’s Travis’ persistence, however, that keeps them glued together. “...I can’t live without you, Cash, because it’s you... who makes me a better guy ...” Under the Big Sky unveils a world that many overlook, or refuse to acknowledge. It is where the human heart beats as strong as ancient echoes of Indian drums along a mighty and untamed Yellowstone River. Within its pages, you’ll be taken to places never seen before—but yet, seem so familiar. You’ll be allowed to see the human soul—naked in all its brashness, yet pure and simple—graced with the innocence of honest youth. Under the Big Sky is a story that undeniably declares that, ‘What Heaven hath joined together... let no man cut asunder’.
Big Sky Consortium by D. Levell Bingham Summary
Walt Hamblin is an easy going modern cowboy that works for the Libby, Montana Sheriff's Office. On his days off he enjoys horseback riding in the mountains and on this particular trip he stumbles onto a dead body lying on top of Henry's Peak. Finding himself at a loss as to how the body got there, Walt calls Josh Simms, a rookie detective he is training, to help process the scene. Unable to find the identity of the John Doe, Walt is ready to file the case as unsolved. Trying one last option, he sends the information to the FBI's crime lab in Quantico, Virginia. Conclusive results come back and Walt is sitting on a dead terrorist, known for his involvement in al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and Jihadist groups. Unsure as to why the terrorist is in the mountains of Montana, the FBI sends out their best agent to assist Walt in his investigation. Special Agent Sam Davis arrives and creates a stir within the Sheriff's Office and Walt has to work with the agent to solve the case.
Big Sky Homecoming by Linda Ford Summary
Falling for the enermy Newly returned Duke Caldwell is the son of her family's enemy—and everyone knows a Caldwell can't be trusted. Yet when Duke is thrown from his horse, Rose Bell puts her misgivings aside to help care for the handsome rancher. And soon there's no denying that her childhood nemesis isn't the scoundrel she thinks he is. Duke keeps telling himself that his reasons for wanting to spend time with feisty Rose have to do only with ending their families' feud—and not with how captivating he finds her. But though Rose might be willing to mend fences with the enemy, could she ever believe Duke worthy of her love? Montana Marriages: Three sisters discover a legacy of love beneath the Western sky
Peabody Coal Company's Big Sky Area B Mine, Rosebud County, Montana by Montana. Department of State Lands Summary
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A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone Summary
From the masters of frontier fiction comes a holiday tale set in the very heart of America--a Western saga of courageous souls coming together, with a little help from the Jensen family. . . In the fall of 1873, a wagon train of immigrants sets off from Kansas City, Missouri, bound for the Montana Territory. Leading the group is newly elected wagonmaster Jamie Ian MacCallister, a giant of a man and frontier legend who swears he can get them there by Christmas--come hell or high snow drifts. . . Plagued by brutally harsh storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and hostile Indians, the journey will be the greatest challenge these pioneers will ever face. But when things look nearly hopeless, help arrives in the form of two unlikely saviors: an old mountain man known as Preacher and legendary frontiersman Smoke Jensen. Two hard-willed men who believe in the settlers' dreams with all their hearts--and who will get them to their destination by Christmas. Even if it takes a miracle. . .
Living The Big Sky Life by DK King Summary
Living The Big Sky Life is a clever memoir by DK King that will take you on a healing journey from the outside in - from the coastlines of Orange County, California, to the big sky resort town of Whitefish, Montana. In a written voice that can be described as nothing short of audacious - real, raw and irreverent - DK King portrays her powerful passage through the peaks and valleys of love and life on her quintessential quest to turn the lemons in her life into an ocean of lemonade. Recounting her personal ordeal with vivid clarity and unparalleled recall, DK King chronicles an unforgettable series of transformational experiences like only a great storyteller can. Her fearless account is truly captivating, and should be a must-read for anyone who dreams of exchanging their robust urban lifestyle for the simple life in any small town U.S.A. This is a book you won’t be able to put down until the startling end!
After Burn: Big Sky Alien Mail Order Brides #4 (Intergalactic Dating Agency) by Elsa Jade Summary
When Vaughn Quaye’s older sister goes missing in Big Sky Country, she’s willing to risk everything to hunt down the only man who seems to know anything about the mysterious mail order bride agency that closed under suspicious circumstances. Except Vaughn is risking more than her life–she’s discovering a universe of danger and desire she never knew existed. Dejo Jinn, sole proprietor of Jinn Data Recovery, just wants to steal–no, sorry, not steal, recover–the data left behind at the abandoned Intergalactic Dating Agency when it was forced to close after mistakenly losing some brides. He has no interest in revealing his extraterrestrialness to a clueless if distractingly curvy Earther, but after they are attacked and she sees his green blood, his secret is outed. Now reluctant partners, he’ll have the chance to steal–sorry, recover–the valuable data and she’ll get her sister back. Assuming they don’t end up dead. Or worse yet, end up dating. The Intergalactic Dating Agency might be closed here in Big Sky Country, but some hearts are still dreaming of the stars. Intergalactic Dating Agency Big Sky Alien Mail Order Brides #1 ~ Alpha Star #2 ~ Red Shift #3 ~ Dark Matter #4 ~ After Burn
Coalstrip Mining and Reclamation, Big Sky Mine, Peabody Coal Company by N.A Summary
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Taming Big Sky Country by Jon Axline Summary
Drives this breathtaking did not come easy. Cruising down Montana's scenic highways, it's easy to forget that traveling from here to there once was a genuine adventure. The state's major routes evolved from ancient Native American trails into four-lane expressways in a little over a century. That story is one of difficult, ground-breaking and sometimes wrong engineering decisions, as well as a desire to make a journey faster, safer and more comfortable. It all started in 1860 when John Mullan hacked a wagon road over the formidable Rocky Mountains to Fort Benton. It continued until the last section of interstate highway opened to traffic in 1988. Montana Department of Transportation historian Jon Axline charts a road trip through the colorful and inspiring history of trails, roads and superhighways in Big Sky Country.
Flavors under the Big Sky: Recipes and Stories from Yellowstone Public Radio & Beyond by Stella Fong Summary
With more than eighty recipes and stunning photography, writer and radio host Stella Fong marries cherished local ingredients with world flavors. Sourced from waterways, mountains, plains and local farmers' markets, Montana's resources shine in a diverse array of savory and sweet applications. Dishes like Pheasant Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce and Elk Kielbasa with Pomegranate bring international flair to familiar game. Rhubarb Raspberry Polenta Cake and Pavlova Roulade with Sour Cherry Sauce and Toasted Almonds give new life to market and garden staples. And stories of local culinary trailblazers pay tribute to the Treasure State's abundance. The host of Yellowstone Public Radio's Flavors Under the Big Sky: Celebrating the Bounty of the Region offers a fresh take on Big Sky Country's finest fare.
WINDOW TO THE BIG SKY by Mary Ellen Connelly Summary
The stories presented here have been taken from my memories of life in Montana. I have tried to feature a variety of events that shaped my life and the lives of my children. Because Montana is such a special place it was difficult to decide what should be included. I hope the sequence is interesting and informative. My family is truly unique and wonderful. Mary Ellen Connelly
Big Sky Country, Roundup, Montana by William Johnson Summary
Dr.Earl Shanks of Roundup Montana retired and moved to Dallas,Texas where he runs a Perpetual Poker Game. He met Dr. Anne Townsend, a senior executive with American Airlines, and a recovering gambling addict. His fatherly relationship caused him to engineer a loss to her of part of his 80,000 acre ranch in Montana. He was hoping to entangle her in a ranching partnership which included a promise that she would give up gambling. He did this by knowingly betting on a losing hand. Real cowboys,cattle rustlers, Special Forces warriors,gamblers,Miami mobsters and a beautiful talented musician and scientist round out this cast of characters who find themselves inextricably connected in this exciting and riveting story and chase that takes you from Miami, to Minnesota , To Dallas Texas, to Montana. This story evokes all the ranges of emotion and intensity as it tells the stories of these exciting people.
Angels of the Big Sky by Roz Denny Fox Summary
Fly away home Former Navy pilot Marlee Stein has only a few simple goals when she and her young daughter, Jo Beth, move home to Whitepine, Montana. Help her brother run Cloud Chasers, their family's charter air service, fly mercy missions for Angel Fleet, and be a good mother to Jo Beth, who's still dealing with the loss of her father. Meeting a man like park ranger Wylie Ames is not one of those goals. The feeling's mutual; he's not exactly thrilled with Marlee, either, even though his son, Dean, is beginning to love Jo Beth and her mother. Gradually a friendship forms between Wylie and Marlee…and then more. Surprisingly, wonderfully, more. Marlee becomes his friend and lover, but when the unexpected happens, she has to be his angel, too.
B is for Big Sky Country by Sneed B. Collard Summary
"The sky in Montana somehow seems bigger, bluer, and more spectacular than in any other state." Author Sneed B. Collard, III writes, "it's simply because our sky stretches over such an abundance of beauty." In B is for Big Sky Country readers will find out where the Going-to-the-Sun Road really takes you and what city the copper capitol dome calls home.
Battle for the Big Sky by David C.W. Parker Summary
Battle for the Big Sky delves into one of the few competitive races of the 2012 election: the US Senate campaign in Montana. Author David C.W. Parker was granted exceptional access by both candidates over the 21 months preceding the election, allowing him to tell the story of the race in rare and fascinating detail, while also exploring the impact of Citizens United and so-called "dark money" on the campaign. The Montana setting offers readers a view into the rising political influence of the West, the importance of "place" in politics, and the impact of congressional styles and constituent relationships on campaigns and elections. Parker skillfully weaves political analysis into his narrative and places the race in the broader context of congressional elections and the research literature.
Big Sky Reunion by Charlotte Carter Summary
Back in Potter Creek, Montana, to help her ailing aunt, Melinda Spencer reopens Aunt Martha's knitting shop. She's hoping for purpose and much-needed work. But she never expects to encounter stubborn cowboy Daniel O'Brien. He is nothing like Melinda remembers from high school…except for the expression of reverent tenderness when the handsome rancher looks at her. But how can she open up about her painful past when Daniel can barely talk about his own? With love—and the Lord's guidance—this reunion just might last forever.
Big Sky Cowboy by Jennifer Mikels Summary
A passion fiercer than the Montana heat… When rugged rancher Colby Holmes wanted to solve his aunt's murder, he reluctantly enlisted the help of stunning psychic Tessa Madison. Despite her mysterious beauty, Colby swore that he would never let a woman near his heart again. But it wasn't long before a burning desire tantalized him each time he looked Tessa's way. With a past that proved falling in love only brought pain, Tessa kept her heart under lock and key. But Colby's kiss brought on a sweet emotion that left her enchanted. So when the town's skeptics tried to force her from her home, would the love of one handsome cowboy be enough to make her stay?
Big Sky Lawman by Marilyn Pappano Summary
"No one escapes the long arm of the law..." Finding a murderer was the only thing that Deputy Sloan Ravencrest could think about. Until his investigation led him straight into Crystal Cobbs's welcoming arms. Crystal said she could help Sloan in his quest for justice, but Sloan sensed she was hiding something from him. Determined to uncover Crystal's secrets, Sloan soon found himself torn between the mysterious beauty who had laid claim to his heart and the duty that was a part of his soul. Would the truth forever drive the lovers apart...or bind their hearts together?
Big Sky Rancher by Carolyn Davidson Summary
Lucas O'Reilly did things his way… and as founder and mayor of Thunder Canyon, he answered to no one—he liked it that way. Except lately, now that he owned one of the bigger spreads, and richer mines, under the wide Montana sky, he'd been thinking a wife would be nice. Maybe an agreeable little woman to brighten his house—and warm his bed. A mail-order bride would be one special delivery, he decides. But what he got instead was a surprise package with a firecracker inside named Jennifer Alston. Sassy and opinionated, she was not what he'd expected—but exactly what he needed, in spite of himself!
Cinderella's Big Sky Groom by Christine Rimmer Summary
Ross Garrison was everything Lynn Taylor had ever dreamed of in a prince. And in one fairy-tale night, she gave him her innocence—and her heart. Now everyone was talking about how the prim schoolteacher turned up in the sexy lawyer's bed—until Ross gave the townsfolk something to really talk about and claimed Lynn as his bride-to-be! Lynn knew Ross was only trying to protect her honor. After all, this confirmed bachelor was about as far from marriage material as a man could be. Unless, of course, he fell in love….