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Morgan, Robert 1944-

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Works: 158 works in 528 publications in 5 languages and 27,930 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  History  Bildungsromans  Biographies  Romance fiction  War fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Signer, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Interviewee
Classifications: F454.B66, 813.54
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Gap Creek : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )
60 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,342 libraries worldwide
A novel on the harsh life in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the century. The heroine is Julie Harmon whose work load includes hauling water, butchering a hog, rendering lard, plucking a turkey, baking and preserving--all described in detail
Boone : a biography by Robert Morgan( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,270 libraries worldwide
This sweeping biography is the story of early America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Novelist Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man, the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, visionary, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an American icon for more than two hundred years. Born in 1734, Boone served in the Virginia legislature, participated in the settling of the Middle West, fought in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, and saw the election of his friend as the first president of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, and the beginning of the Westward Expansion. Unlike many others of his time, he had a deep respect for the Indians, who taught him how to hunt, navigate, and survive in the wilderness he came to revere.--From publisher description
This rock : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,841 libraries worldwide
"The Powell brothers, Muir and Moody, are as different as Cain and Abel. Muir is an innocent, a shy young man with big dreams and not the slightest idea of what to do about them. Moody, the older and wilder brother--embittered by the death of his father, by years of fighting his mother, and by his jealousy of Muir's privileged place in the family--takes to moonshine and gambling and turns his anger on his brother. Muir escapes, hoping to find something--an occupation, a calling--to match his ambition."--Jacket
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan( Sound Recording )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
Julie Harmon is a hard worker living a hard life. Only a teenager, she has already witnessed the deaths of her brother and father when she loses herself in the work of a new marriage. The trials she faces in early 20th century Appalachia gradually build into an examination of the ways the human spirit can triumph
The truest pleasure by Robert Morgan( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
A marriage threatened by religious fervor is saved by an illness. The narrator is Ginny Peace, a farmer's wife with children, whose exhibitions of ecstasy at Pentecostal revival meetings revolt her husband, driving him away. Not until he falls seriously ill, does she gain the strength to escape her drug, realizing the marriage is her truest pleasure
Brave enemies : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
In the 1780s, unrest ruled the Carolinas. Settlers were arriving to clear forest glades and ridges as the Cherokees withdrew; British forces were pillaging as the patriots mustered for battle. Robert Morgan's stunning new novel tells a story of two young people caught in the chaos and war raging in the wilderness. Only sixteen years old, Josie Summers murders her abusive stepfather and, wearing his clothes to disguise herself as a man, flees the family farm. Almost immediately lost in the snowy woods, she accepts a young Methodist preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. When Joseph's true identity is revealed, the Reverend John Trethman is racked with guilt at having shared his home with a young woman and then falling in love with her. His solution is to marry Josie, performing as both minister and bridegroom. Not long after their wedding, John is kidnapped by British soldiers and forced to minister to their wounded and bury their dead. Josie again disguises herself as a man and joins the North Carolina militia to avoid being taken for a spy. On January 17, 1781, in a wooded pasture called the Cowpens, Josie is gravely wounded in the patriots' victorious battle and despairs of ever seeing John again. Robert Morgan's description of the battle of Cowpens is as vivid and intense as any in Revolutionary War literature. Brave Enemies is a story of romance and enduring love, of the struggle to build a homeland as one era is dying and another age of freedom and discovery is being born
Chasing the North Star : a novel by Robert Morgan( Book )
9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
On a moonless night in the spring of 1851, a young slave makes a bid for freedom with only the North Star to guide him. Novelist and historian Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of a runaway slave named Jonah Williams, who, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born with only a few saved coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back. No shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, hiding during the day and running through the night. Although Jonah eludes the men sent to capture him, the one person who never loses his trail is Angel, a slave girl he meets in North Carolina, remarkably free in spirit, who sees Jonah as her way to freedom and sets out to follow him. Morgan's clear, simple prose brings an urgency and authenticity to this spellbinding story of two teenage runaways and their terrifying world
Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion by Robert Morgan( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion
This rock by Robert Morgan( file )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 893 libraries worldwide
The Powell brothers, Muir and Moody, are as different as night and day and are always at odds. Muir searches for fulfillment with the church while Moody battles inner demons. Ginny, their widowed mother, struggles to keep the family together while remembering her losses: husband, youth, and the sense of God that once ordered her world
Boone : a biography by Robert Morgan( file )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Often obscured by myth and folklore, Daniel Boone is as fascinating a character as any other American son. Here, Robert Morgan chronicles the life life of the frontier legend
The blue valleys : a collection of stories by Robert Morgan( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
These thirteen lyrical tales of the Southern Appalachians evoke with crystal clarity the natural world of this rural environment. From Civil War prison camps to contemporary trailer parks, these lyrical stories come alive with an array of intriguing characters--male and female, young and elderly, learned and unlearned.The separate passions and dreams of these individuals mirror the larger cultural and historical dramas of American life. And Morgan's meticulous eye for detail creates an indelible sense of place in readers both familiar with and strangers to the Blue Ridge Mountains, who will feel the inescapable lure of the region that is Morgan's birthright.Opening with the powerful prize-winning A Brightness New and Welcoming, about a Confederate soldier in a Chicago prison camp, the collection then charts a course through the changing landscape of the North Carolina mountains--through world wars, Vietnam, and its aftermath--revealing the strengthening and loosening of the strong bonds of Southern families over generations
Opal dream by Ben Rice( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Kellyanne has two of the best friends in the world. The only problem is that nobody sees them but her. When her father leaves them in an opal mine, it's up to Kellyanne's brother to rally the town to find these two imaginary friends
The mountains won't remember us, and other stories by Robert Morgan( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
In this breathtaking collection of stories, celebrated author and poet Robert Morgan portrays the lives and history of a strong-limbed, strong-willed people: the settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains and their descendants. Struggling to survive in an ancient mountain landscape that alternately thwarts their efforts and infuses them with joy and vitality, Morgan's people undergo the transition from the Indian skirmishes of the post-Revolutionary War era to the trailer parks of the present day. With one eye on the land itself and the other on its inhabitants, Morgan poignantly portrays a history of change, of transformation in the landscape, in humanity's relationship to the earth, and in people's relationships with each other. His intimate knowledge of the region he portrays makes this collection a valuable social history. At the same time, Morgan offers a moving theme to that which is universal and eternal--the majestic immutability of the earth and the heroic human struggle to live, love, and create new life.Focusing on one people in one place, Morgan addresses the themes that matter to all people in all places: birth and death, love and loss, joy and sorrow, the necessity for remembrance, and the inevitability of forgetting
Red owl by Robert Morgan( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Land diving : new poems by Robert Morgan( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The balm of Gilead tree : new and selected stories by Robert Morgan( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Stories on working-class people in North Carolina. In The Ratchet, a truck driver descending a mountain discovers his brakes do not work, while in The Bullnoser an unemployed worker makes a living blackmailing a farmer who is dumping toxic wastes
The road from Gap Creek : [a novel] by Robert Morgan( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
The Road to Gap Creek takes us back into the lives of Julie and Hank as well as their children, seen through the eyes of their youngest daughter, Annie. Through Annie we watch the four Richards children create their own histories, lives that include both triumph and hardship in the face of the Great Depression and World War II
Family of earth : a Southern mountain childhood by Wilma Dykeman( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the childhood of writer and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman
Robert Morgan by Robert Morgan( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
As a youth, Robert Morgan was a sweet-talking ladies' man who rubbed elbows with the Vanderbilts. But WWII changed this lothario into a combat soldier- as pilot of the famed Memphis Belle, Morgan oversaw a crew that flew a successful 25 missions without losing a single member
Good measure : essays, interviews, and notes on poetry by Robert Morgan( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Robert Morgan, a native of the North Carolina mountains and a widely published poet, has been writing essays about his craft for more than twenty years. This book brings together some of his most thought-provoking pieces, reflections upon poetry from the dual perspective of poet and critic. Morgan begins by examining in succinct and challenging essays the elements of poetry and poetry writing in general, emphasizing the poet's responsibility to provide, as the title suggests, "good measure." Good measure, Morgan cautions, means neither facile spontaneity nor the sort of politicization that most often, he says, forces poets into poses of stylized enlightenment and response. Morgan goes on to discuss specific poets with a craftsman's calm authority. His reflections upon the American tradition in poetry include a tribute to William Cullen Bryant, an illuminating piece on Robinson Jeffers, and studies of the contemporary poets A.R. Ammons, Russell Edson, and Fred Chappell. His look at individual poets also includes dazzling close readings of pieces by the French poet Jean Follain. In "The Transfigured Body" and "Mica," Morgan presents excerpts from his own notebooks, meditations jotted down during the process of composing poems. These notes made in passing provide intriguing insights into the work of poetry. Finally, there are interviews with Morgan by other poets: lively discussions of southern writing, the experience of being a poet in America today, and the influence of Morgan's Appalachian background on his own vocation and career as a poet. Good Measure sparkles with honesty, keen intelligence, and most of all Morgan's conviction that a passionate striving for an unattainable perfection is its own reward. The indifference of the public, the success of the third-rate, the scorn of critical theorists for whom literary quality is irrelevant - none of these is an excuse "for not saying the truth with wit, and for not making poems that will shine long after we have ceased our worry and hope." Poets, scholars, and casual readers alike will find Good Measure a rich source of inspiration and wisdom
 
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Alternative Names
Robert Morgan Amerikaans biograaf
Robert Morgan escritor estadounidense
Robert Morgan poète
Роберт Морган
ロバート・モーガン (詩人)
Languages
English (290)
German (5)
French (5)
Dutch (3)
Polish (1)
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