Set against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War, Gustave Aimard's thrilling adventure tale The White Scalper is yet another of the author's novels whose central protagonist is something of a cultural misfit, an outsider who has spurned social niceties in favor of what he views as a higher moral calling. Packed with action that transpires on the battlefield and off, this novel will please fans of classic Western yarns.
Though he was born and died in France, action-adventure writer Gustave Aimard was endlessly enamored with the Americas, and he journeyed extensively in the United States, Mexico, and South America over the course of his life. In The Gold-Seekers, Aimard draws on his own time as a miner in nineteenth-century California and Mexico to spin a pulse-pounding tale of luck, hard work, and tragedy that is rich with fascinating historical details...
Like many of Gustave Aimard's classic action-adventure novels, Stoneheart traces long-simmering conflicts between two groups of people: the indigenous tribes that occupied the land for thousands of years, and the more recent arrivals seeking to exploit natural resources and stake their own claims. Set in the perilous terrain of northern Mexico, this briskly paced tale will catch and hold the reader's interest.
Like many of Gustave Aimard's action-packed yarns, The Prairie Flower is a study in cultural tension. Young French aristocrat Count Charles Edward de Beaulieu has banished himself from his native Europe, but his self-imposed exile in America is faring poorly, as he feels misunderstood and hopelessly out of place. Soon enough, a crisis breaks the Count out of his doldrums, and he acquits himself admirably when the chips are down.
The lush South American lowlands known as the Pampas have been the site of a tense tete-a-tete between the indigenous communities and the descendants of European settlers for centuries. Gustave Aimard's Last of the Incas is set against this backdrop, and recounts a period during which the tensions between the two groups boiled over.
After an exciting young adulthood spent traveling the world, French-born Gustave Aimard turned to popular fiction as a career, penning more than 70 tales and novels over the course of his lifetime, many of which are action-adventure stories set among the indigenous tribes of the Americas. The Smuggler Chief is a gripping novel set in Valparaíso, Chile.
In this action-packed Western, a young woman finds herself lost in a desolate stretch of the desert in what is now the Southwest U.S. and is soon set upon by a pack of drifters with nefarious intent. Is there any way she can escape what appears to be her certain fate?
The concluding volume of Gustave Aimard's series of epic action-adventure tales set in the wilds of Mexico, The Indian Chief presents the soul-stirring denouement of the story of the intrepid Count de Raousset-Boulbon, who ultimately falls victim to a stunning betrayal.
French-born writer Gustave Aimard penned numerous action-adventure novels over the course of his literary career, many of which are set in Latin America and the western territories of the United States. His gripping tale The Bee Hunters begins with a foiled assassination attempt that has far-reaching consequences for the perpetrator and the intended victim.
Throughout the nineteenth century, Mexico underwent a series of political upheavals, power struggles, wars and revolutions. In Gustave Aimard's pulse-pounding Western The Rebel Chief, a beautiful region of Mexico gripped by political turmoil serves as the backdrop for an unlikely romance.
Following in the tradition of his well-received series of action-adventure tales set in the wilds of western North America, Gustave Aimard offers up The Red Track, a prequel of sorts, which fills readers in on some of the background and context that served as plot points in such novels as The Gold Seekers and The Tiger Slayer. In this exciting volume, an improbable pair of desert travelers meet up and decide to take a dangerous...
Born under harsh circumstances, author Gustave Aimard began his lifelong travels at the tender age of nine, when he first set sail on a fishing rig. Eventually, Aimard found himself in Mexico, where his experiences with indigenous peoples sparked his imagination. The classic western The Pirates of the Prairies is one of over seventy novels and stories that Aimard would pen over the course of his literary career.
In the mid-1830s, Americans living in the then Mexican-controlled colony of Texas began to bridle against the increasingly strict rule of the government. This sentiment eventually boiled over into full-bore revolution in 1835 and 1836. French writer Gustave Aimard sought to dramatize these events in a series of action-packed historical novels, beginning with The Border Rifles.
In 1783, America had won the Revolutionary War, but the brand-new country was still struggling to survive. Gustave Aimard's The Frontiersman focuses on the triumphs and tribulations of white settlers and native peoples in a vast swath of western New York during this turbulent era.
From the 1500s to the 1800s, a vast swath of what is now North America, Central America, and South America was a hub of great wealth and power controlled by Spain. Not surprisingly, this area was a popular target for swindlers, thieves, and the special breed of pirates known as buccaneers. French writer Gustave Aimard expertly dramatizes the longstanding war between the Spanish and the criminals who sought to usurp their holdings in the region...
Though born in France, author Gustave Aimard spent a long stretch of his life roaming the Western territories of the United States. He was particularly fascinated by the rough-and-tumble borderlands that stretch across the vast area that is now California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The thrilling action-adventure tale The Queen of the Savannah unfurls against the backdrop of a local uprising that gradually takes hold across the region....
Take a trip through the brutally beautiful Old West in The Tiger-Slayer from renowned action-adventure writer Gustave Aimard. Drawing heavily on the author's own experiences in the California territory and Mexico, this tale is jam-packed with memorable characters, close calls, and edge-of-your-seat excitement.
In the nineteenth century, the border region between Texas and Mexico was a dangerous region populated by warring tribes, lawless cowboys, and profit-crazed government agents. In The Trail-Hunter, author Gustave Aimard serves up a classic action-adventure tale that throws into sharp relief the tumultuousness of that unique time and place.
As the world watched the mounting tensions that eventually led to the American Civil War, French novelist Gustave Aimard set his sights on an earlier conflict — the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836. In this, the second volume of Aimard's series set during that tumultuous period, the grumblings of discontent and early guerrilla skirmishes blossom into an organized and deadly rebellion.
French-born author Gustave Aimard spent a fair amount of time exploring the canyons and prairies of North America, and the experience profoundly impacted his later career as a novelist. The Indian Scout is a classic action-adventure tale that draws heavily on Aimard's own experiences in the region, and though the biased view of nineteenth-century Europeans toward indigenous people is still in evidence, Aimard takes a more open-minded approach...