The log of a cowboy: a Narrative of the Old Trail Days

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A classic fictional chronicle of life on the open trail, THE LOG OF A COWBOY has long been considered the best and most reliable account of real cowboy life ever written. In the years following the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Andy Adams left his home in the San Antonio Valley and took to the range. Here he charts his first journey as a bona fide cowboy, from south Texas to Montana along the western trail. Guided by his plainspoken, sure-saddled voice and the living, breathing feel of firsthand experience on every page, we relive dusty cattle drives, perilous river crossings, honor-based gunfights, and narrow escapes from buffalo stampedes, not to mention tall tales passed around the campfire and such unforgettable characters as Bull Durham and Bill Blades. THE LOG OF A COWBOY, newly introduced by Thomas McGuane, offers a true depiction of a cowboy's life and work as well as a classic adventure story of the great American frontier.
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display_description A true-to-life narrative of the escapades and challenges of the frontier's legendary event: the cowboy cattle drive. The Log of a Cowboy brings to life an important, yet short-lived, piece of the American Old West. It's here that the cowboy earned his reputation and admiration, and it's through protagonist Tommy Moore that we learn of some of the challenges of the legendary cattle drive. Run-ins with Indian tribes, cattle hustlers, shoot-'em-ups, and the lure of "good whiskey and bad women," are just some of the troubles that Moore faces, all told with that classic cowboy swagger. It's not just the thrill of adventure that makes this such a fascinating tale; The Log of a Cowboy is often seen as a narrative of Andy Adams's own life after twelve years in the saddle, and although some liberties were taken, it remains one of the most reliable accounts ever written, helping cement the lawless, and revered, Wild West into a national subconscious. Through Moore we learn cowboy colloquialisms like "drifting" and "cutting," the perils of stampedes, and the innate intuition of these frontier men. Adams deftly weaves stories within a story, bringing fabled cattleman Shanghai Pierce into this literary world, spinning tales of occult sciences, hitchhiking ox, and astonishing "bear signs." Much like the Pony Express, the cattle drives of the Old West remain an essential part of American culture, and Adams's narrative helps to keep it alive through the generations. This is a must-read for any fans of the Old West, a time when courage and adventure were all part of a day's work. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns-books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians-are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L'Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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subject_facet Cattle drives, Cattle drives -- Fiction, Cowboys, Cowboys -- Fiction, Electronic books, Western stories
title_display The log of a cowboy; a narrative of the old trail days
title_full The Log of a Cowboy : a Narrative of the Old Trail Days [electronic resource] Adams, Andy., The log of a cowboy : a narrative of the old trail days [electronic resource] Adams, Andy, 1859-1935., The log of a cowboy; a narrative of the old trail days. Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith
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topic_facet Cattle drives, Cowboys, Electronic books