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Quick on the Draw

by Gordon Landsborough

Glenister McCreedie was never a lucky man.

Imprisoned for a crime he never committed, deserted by the woman he loved and betrayed by his own family.

His bad luck seems to be running out when he is released early from prison and finds a job on the railroads.

But it doesn’t last long.

First he gets into a fight with a man who turns up dead.

Then, while still on the run, his train is held up by his own brother’s gang.

Then he somehow manages to offend the railroad boss’ daughter, the beautiful Elizabeth.

With the fates out to get him, Glen has to use all his wits and strength to take control of his own destiny.

Will that be enough to see him through, or will his past catch up with him before he gets a chance?

Quick on the Draw is a hard fighting story of the Old West, where lives were cheap and danger was great.

Praise for Gordon Landsborough

‘A punchy tale coupled with plenty of action – an engaging read!’ – Philip McCormac, bestselling western author

Gordon Landsborough (1913-1984) was a publisher, author and bookseller. Writing tales about the exploits of gun-toting cowboys fighting out on the arid sands of the Wild West, Landsborough was himself a pioneering in the English paperback publishing world of the 1950s. He was widely known amongst his peers as the â??maverick publishing genius’.

Pioneering Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading independent digital publisher. We publish new and classic westerns by authors from the US and the UK.

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Wake Up To Your True Identity: Revealing The Biblical Nationality Of The So-Called African Americans

by Maurice Lindsay

Have you ever wondered why we, the so-called African Americans, are the most oppressed and unfairly treated people in the Americas? Aside from the obvious color of our skin, which is taught to be an inferior color in this society, have you ever questioned why this country hates us so much? If so, I want you to know that it’s not by coincidence that we are the victims of such differential treatment here in America. There is a sound biblical reason for the injustice that has been placed upon both us and our ancestors for the last 400 plus years of living here; and this book explains exactly what that reason is.

In this spiritual awakening, Maurice Lindsay takes the so-called African Americans on a biblical journey, revealing to them their history, their heritage, their purpose, and most importantly their identity. This book also reveals the solution that will lead to the complete liberation of the so-called African Americans from their oppressors. All of those who considers themselves to be “African American” or “Black” you should have the courage to read this book. We have been a lost, oppressed, and sleeping people for too long, and it is time for us to awake from our slumber and become who God predestined us to be!

Solid Air: an in-depth look at the classic album by John Martyn

by Richard Connor

â??To me, Solid Air just sounds like life, both the good and the bad. Some of it sounds like being asleep. Some of it sounds like clouds going past. One moment you’re comforting your suicidal friend, one moment you’re stood in a train station waiting to go home. Another moment you’re settling down with a dream lover. There’s a moment you wake up at the seaside with your head full of cocaine nightmares. There’s a moment where the woman you love, you stole her from your best friend, but you know he’ll get lucky and steal her back, and for some reason you’d rather be the devil. There’s a moment where cities crumble. There’s a moment you’re a jelly roll baker who bakes the best jelly roll in town.’

Solid Air stands not just as John Martyn’s crowning achievement, but one of the defining records of the British folk scene, its stock having risen and risen over the forty years since its release. But what does it all mean? What is â??solid air’? And is this really â??folk’ music anyway? By turns impassioned and studious, with enough fresh insight to please even the most hardened John Martyn fan, this crisp, incisive e-book dives headlong into the deep waters of an album that, from beginning to end, runs the gauntlet between mysterious and straightforward, elusive and direct, complex and simple, asleep and awake. First-time writer Richard Connor speculates, theorises, enthuses and effuses on every single corner of the album- why trippy psychedelia sits so well next to acoustic three-minute pop songs about hope and love, why, no matter the quality of John Martyn’s other work, it’s still the firm favourite of fans and critics alike.

A perfect celebration of both a timeless album and an enormous talent, written by a megafan, this is an invaluable addition to the posthumous legend of John Martyn, OBE.

(Also includes an annotated selection of the writer’s personal Top 75 John Martyn tracks, providing an overview of his whole career.)

Washington’s Nightmare: A Brief History of American Political Parties

by B. Scott Christmas

With a modern political landscape thoroughly dominated by two seemingly all-powerful political parties, it might be hard to imagine that it hasn’t always been this way – that American politics hasn’t always been controlled by Republicans and Democrats.

In this survey of America’s rich political party history, author and historian B. Scott Christmas demonstrates that nothing could be farther from the truth. Beginning at America’s founding in the 1790’s, Christmas reviews each of the major political parties and coalitions that have played a role in national politics. From the Whigs to the Socialists, and the Know Nothings to the Dixiecrats, Christmas provides an overview of each party’s history, platform, and place in American politics.

Engaging, poignant, and chock full of historical tidbits and anecdotes, this volume offers an absorbing introduction to America’s political history. Well researched with a complete bibliography at the end, along with statistical summaries following each chapter, this brief but engaging volume is a perfect resource for students and teachers, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the fascinating history of politics in America.

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