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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James W. Buel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1849 in Golconda, Illinois


-- James W. Buel on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=james+w.++buel


Illinois Connection

James was born and raised in Illinois and moved to San Diego in 1908

Biographical and Professional Information

James William Buel was a journalist, author, and editor, whose name appeared on the title pages of fifty-four works, some of which contained from ten to fifteen volumes. He wrote a lot of adventure tales about the wilds of Africa and the American West in the late 19th century, and is siad to have been in jail with the notorious outlaw Cole Younger.


Published Works

  • Fighting in Africa, Official Publishing Co, 1887
  • The Beautiful Story: a Companion Book to the Holy Bible , Gately and Co., 1888
  • Heroes of the Dark Continent and How Stanley Found Emin Pasha, The History Company, 1889
  • Beautiful Paris - The Splendors, Mysteries, and People of the Great City , J.A. Hill, 1894
  • A Nemesis of Mis-Government Republican, Monarchical, and Empirical Governments, J.A. Hill, 1900
  • Columbus and Columbia, a Pictorial History of the Man and the Nation ..., Philadelphia, Historical Publishing Company, 1892
  • James Boys, Notorious Bank and Train Robbers, & M Ottenheimer, 1900
  • The Border Bandits. An Authentic And Thrilling History Of The Noted Outlaws, Jesse And Frank James And Their Bands Of Highwaymen, Dutt Press, 2008
  • The Magic City, Popular Culture in America, Ayer Publishing, 1975


Selected Titles At Your Library

The magic city.
ISBN: 0405063644. OCLC Number:

Arno Press,. New York,. 1974 [©1894]