James Alexander Thom


Born
in Gosport, Indiana, The United States
January 01, 1933

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James Alexander Thom (born 1933) is an American author, most famous for his works in the Western genre. Born in Gosport, Indiana, he graduated from Butler University and served in the United States Marine Corps. He is a former professor of journalism at Indiana University, and a contributor to the The Saturday Evening Post. His fifth wife, Dark Rain Thom was a member of the Shawnee United Remnant Band until its dissolution; the Thoms presently live in the "Indiana hill country" near Bloomington.


Average rating: 4.22 · 24,719 ratings · 2,740 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Follow the River

4.21 avg rating — 16,736 ratings — published 1981 — 18 editions
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Panther in the Sky: A Novel...

4.30 avg rating — 2,100 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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From Sea to Shining Sea

4.28 avg rating — 1,907 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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The Red Heart

4.31 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Long Knife

4.27 avg rating — 929 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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The Children of First Man

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Sign-Talker: The Adventure ...

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Tecumseh

4.44 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1984
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The Art and Craft of Writin...

3.80 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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“Once upon a time it was now.”
James Alexander Thom, The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction

“But then he remembered what George had told him about pain. You know what you can do, even if your body says quit. It's only pain.

"It's only pain, he thought, hearing George's voice and seeing his eagle-face. If anyone would know, George would, he thought. And truly, he thought, it's the most useful one thing a body can know.”
James Alexander Thom, From Sea to Shining Sea

“He remembered another one of his mother's saying. It was back when she'd birthed Fanny, her tenth. Someone had siad it was about time she gave up mothering and rested. "Nay," she had said. "I've started something, and now I wouldn't stop if I could, and I couldn't stop if I would.”
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