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Theodore V. Olsen (b. April 25, 1932, Rhinelander, Wisconsin; d. July 13, 1993, Rhinelander) was an American western fiction author. Olsen went to school in Rhinelander and began to write in high school. He began a western novel at that time. Olsen went to college in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He finally finished his novel, Haven of the Hunted, and it was published in 1956. Olsen also began to sell western stories to pulp magazines at this time. Though Olsen would occasionally travel west, he lived his whole life in Rhinelander and would use exhaustive research to help accurately portray scenes of the west in his stories. He died in Rhinelander in 1993 and several works were published posthumously.

Much of T.V. Olsen's family still lives in the Rhinelander region. They own a ranch with a century old farm house and dairy barn. The family immigrated from Norway in 1901. The Phillip Olsen family moved to California in the 1950s. Phillip Olsen had three sons named John, Larry and Timmy Olsen. Phillip Olsen has five grand children. They are Jeremy Olsen, Maureen Olsen, Katrina Olsen (attends the University of California Berkeley), Issak Olsen and Tori Olsen.

Novels(selection):Haven of the Hunted (1956)Brand of the Star (1961)The Burning Sky (1971)A Man Named Yuma (1971)Blood Rage (1987)

His 1969 novel "Arrow In The Sun" was made into the marginal 1970 film, "Soldier Blue," which spawned a reissue of the book under this new title. The film should have been better since it featured Candice Bergen and Peter Strauss. Fortunately, "Stalking Moon," which was made into a film starring Gregory Peck, stands as one of the best film adaptations of a western ever to grace the screen. Regardless of either film's standing, both books are very good examples of how well Olsen could write. His stories were compelling and his characters real. When compared to other authors who worked in the western genre, T.V. Olsen was one of the best. Regardless of the Olsen title you pick up, you will have hard time putting it down.

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Total Books: 74
The Man They Didn't Want and Vengeance Station
2014 - The Man They Didn't Want and Vengeance Station (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781491585825
ISBN-10: 149158582X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2008 - High Lawless [Gunsmoke Westerns] (Hardcover)
Lazlo's Strike
2005 - Lazlo's Strike (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786273973
ISBN-10: 0786273976
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Blizzard Pass
2004 - Blizzard Pass [Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786267040
ISBN-10: 0786267046
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Blood Rage
2004 - Blood Rage [Thorndike Press Large Print Western Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786264643
ISBN-10: 0786264640
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Arrow in the Sun
2003 - Arrow in the Sun (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780786257188
ISBN-10: 0786257180
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Treasures of the Sun
2001 - Treasures of the Sun (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780843949049
ISBN-10: 084394904X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Lone Hand
2001 - Lone Hand (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780843948455
ISBN-10: 0843948450
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

The Lost Colony
2000 - The Lost Colony [Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786215881
ISBN-10: 0786215887
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Haven of the Hunted
2000 - Haven of the Hunted [Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780783886497
ISBN-10: 0783886497
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1999 - Rattlesnake (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780843946208
ISBN-10: 0843946202
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Lost Colony A North-Western Story
1999 - The Lost Colony a North-western Story [Five Star First Edition Western Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786215829
ISBN-10: 0786215828
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Deadly Pursuit
1998 - Deadly Pursuit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780843944631
ISBN-10: 0843944633
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Eye of the Wolf
1998 - Eye of the Wolf (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780843943900
ISBN-10: 0843943904
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bonner's Stallion
1997 - Bonner's Stallion (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780843942767
ISBN-10: 0843942762
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Lone Hand Frontier Stories
1997 - Lone Hand Frontier Stories [Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780786207381
ISBN-10: 0786207388
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Stalking Moon
1997 - The Stalking Moon (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780843941807
ISBN-10: 0843941804
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

A Man Named Yuma/Blizzard Pass
1996 - A Man Named Yuma/blizzard Pass (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780843940497
ISBN-10: 0843940492
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bitter Grass
1994 - Bitter Grass [Roundup Large Print Western] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780792718703
ISBN-10: 0792718704

The Golden Chance
1992 - The Golden Chance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449148037
ISBN-10: 0449148033
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Burning Sky
1991 - The Burning Sky (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449146910
ISBN-10: 044914691X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

1991 - Keno [Large Print] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745113364
ISBN-10: 0745113362
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Summer of the Drums [Gunsmoke Westerns] (Hardcover)