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Barry Longyear makes each character easy to empathize with and care about. Manifest Destiny by Brian Garfield was first published around 1989.

Barry Longyear makes each character easy to empathize with and care about. I loved these stories. I was so glad to find the original "before the movie" version of Enemy Mine in this collection and I loved the story as much as I had loved the movie. The author makes the statement that all the events in this book are true.

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Barry B. Longyear (born May 12, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American author who resides in New Sharon, Maine

Barry B. Longyear (born May 12, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American author who resides in New Sharon, Maine. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Longyear is best known for the Hugo- and Nebula Award–winning novella Enemy Mine, which was subsequently made into an identically titled movie and a novelization in collaboration with David Gerrold.

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The characters and events described in this book are fictional. Any resemblance between the characters and any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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Dogrel
I enjoyed all of the short stories in this book, although my favorite was The Jaren. I was hooked immediately by the characters and their emotions. In all of these stories, "man's inhumanity to man" transcends men to include other species from other planets as I believe it would if we settled elsewhere. Prejudice, racism, and man's belief in his own superiority are the issues encased in four completely different stories about life on other planets. Barry Longyear makes each character easy to empathize with and care about. I loved these stories. I was so glad to find the original "before the movie" version of Enemy Mine in this collection and I loved the story as much as I had loved the movie.
Inertedub
The stories are fantastic.

The print quality is atrocious. The letters and words are, quite literally, photocopies of the paperback printed onto trade paperback pages.

And poor quality photocopies at that, being very fuzzy/not crisp.
Agalas
good product good service
Andronrad
Interesting fact based fictional story and entertaining portrait of Teddy Roosevelt learning about ranching in the west as a young man. Enjoyed it and would read more from this author.
Tekasa
Outstanding
Onaxan
The book is characterized by a balance between extensive historical scholarship and well written popular history. Interesting is the coining of the term by Journalist John O'Sullivan in 1845 although the authors trace development of the concept before and after. Starting with the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark exploration, there is good history of the MD related to the significance of the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine and the Mexican War and its aftermath. Also interesting are limitations with implications that didn't take effect like annexation of Cuba. Political analysis starts with the irony of Mexican authorities, needing population, inviting needed US settlers into Texas. They came to regret it mightily. There is interesting accounts of obtaining Florida from Spain and The Oregon settlement with the British.

The book gives a fine account of the Indian removals. A good way of teaching history is through poignant accounts like the story of the life of Millie Francis, the “Red Stick Pocahontas.” The Heidlers are especially adept at it along with extensive scholarship used to inform the reader.
The book ends, perhaps prematurely, with admission of California as a state in 1850. It doesn't speculate on whether the concept of MD is still alive or moot.
Mr_TrOlOlO
One of my top-5, all time favorite fiction books, and not just Science Fiction, either.
Longyear is one of those authors whose writing is either spectacular, or abysmal.
This collection of short stories is some of his spectacular work.
"Enemy Mine", the second story, was made into a movie. It, while a very good telling, is not even CLOSE to the best tale in the collection.
I've personally worn out two copies of this book; re-re-reading it.
Strong characterizations, vivid settings, and thought-provoking prose will have you revisiting this book, too.
Manifest Destiny by Brian Garfield was first published around 1989. Basically it is a fictionalized account of the period of time future president Theodore Roosevelt traveled to and lived for an extended period of time in the Dakota Bad Lands.

The author makes the statement that all the events in this book are true. This is indeed true; up to a certain point. I will address this first. The basic time frame is correct and for the most part the characters mentioned in the book are real. The events, such as the battle with the unsavory Marquis De Mores did indeed take place as did the chasing out outlaws by Roosevelt. It must be noted though, from a historical point of view, the author has taken great liberties in dramatizing the events as they unfold. Now this is fine and I have no problems with this, but the reader must be aware that Garfield has gotten a lot of miles out of some pretty insignificant events and has used his literary license to its fullest.

The book is well crafted and is a rather nice old western adventure read much in the vein of the Master...L'Amour. I personally feel the author had/has away to go to meet the standards of L'Amour, but still and all if you like this particular genre, written in this style, then this will be a satisfying read.

The one part I probably enjoyed the most was reading of Roosevelt's transformation (as seen through the author's eyes and pen) from a rather sickly spoiled little city boy into the rather rough and tumble sort of man he eventually became. The author does a very good job of this and it is a pleasing part of the read.

I do have objections though. The author at times goes off on wild tangents which have absolutely nothing to do with the story. A good editor could have cut quite a number of pages and the read would have been so much smoother. I like details; love details in fact, but the author pushed this aspect of his writing to the point of being almost annoying at times.

All in all though, this is a very satisfying read for anyone needing a "Western fix." This one harkens back to the days of the old dime western but in this case the author has more skill than so many of the early pulp writers.

There are some excellent new biographies out of Teddy now, Theodore Rex (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Edmund Morris being a very good start for those interested. This particular biography covers this period of Roosevelt's life quite well.

All in all I do recommend this one...it was a pleasing read.

Don Blankenship
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Manifest Destiny (Orbit Books) download epub
Fantasy
Author: Barry B. Longyear
ISBN: 0708880924
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Orbit; 1st paperback edition edition (1982)
Pages: 284 pages