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Bonanza (A Story of the Gold Trail)

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Title:Bonanza (A Story of the Gold Trail)
Author:
Raine, William MacLeod   
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Colorado
Published:   1921
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:adventure, fiction, gold, historical, Nevada, U.S.A., western
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Kid McClintock, a Pony Express rider, must watch out for hostile Indians as he carries the mail to Carson City, Nevada, while his brother, Scott, is forced to defend himself against a vicious gunfighter. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Raine, William MacLeod

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William MacLeod Raine (1871-1954)

William MacLeod Raine was a British-born American novelist, born in London, the son of William and Jessie Raine. After his mother died, his family migrated from England to Arkansas when Raine was ten years old, eventually settling on a cattle ranch near the Texas-Arkansas border. In 1894, after graduating from Oberlin College, Raine left Arkansas and headed for the western U.S. He became the principal of a school in Seattle while contributing columns to a local newspaper. Later he moved to Denver, where he worked as a reporter and editorial writer for local periodicals.

At this time, he began to publish short stories, eventually becoming a full-time free-lance fiction writer, and finally finding his literary home in the novel. His earliest novels were romantic histories taking place in the English countryside. However, after spending some time with the Arizona Rangers, Raine shifted his literary focus and began to utilize the American West as a setting. The publication of Wyoming in 1908 marks the beginning of his prolific career, during which time he averaged nearly two western novels a year until his death in 1954. Though he was prolific, he was a slow, careful, conscientious worker, intent on accurate detail, and considered himself a craftsman rather than an artist.

In 1959, he was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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