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The Log of the Cowboy (National Cowboy Hall of Fame Classic Western Series)

Adams, Andy

Verlag: Audio Literature, 1997
ISBN 10: 1574530585 / ISBN 13: 9781574530582
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Titel: The Log of the Cowboy (National Cowboy Hall ...

Verlag: Audio Literature

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

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Inhaltsangabe: At the age of 16, Andy Adams left his home in the San Antonio valley and took to the range to be a cowboy. By the time he was 23, there was no better cowboy in the county. Adams tells of the real cowboy life in the 19th century--dusty cattle drives, brandings, river crossings, and meetings with Blackfoot, Oglala, and Platte Indian tribes. Cattle country is brought vividly to life in this narrative. 2 cassettes.

Über den Autor: Andy Adams (1859 ?1935) was an American writer of western fiction. Andy Adams was born in Indiana. His parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Elliott) Adams, were pioneers. As a boy he helped with the cattle and horses on the family farm. In the early 1880s he went to Texas, where he stayed for 10 years, spending much of that time driving cattle on the western trail. In 1890 he left the trail to try his hand at business, but the venture failed, so he turned his hand to gold-mining in Colorado and Nevada. In 1894, he settled in Colorado Springs, where he lived until his death. He began writing at the age of 43, publishing his most successful book, The Log of a Cowboy, in 1903. His other works include A Texas Matchmaker (1904), The Outlet (1905), Cattle Brands (1906), Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography (1907), Wells Brothers (1911), and The Ranch on the Beaver (1927). The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature. Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his day; The Log of a Cowboy was his response. It is still in print, and even modern reviewers consider it a compelling classic. The Chicago Herald said: "As a narrative of cowboy life, Andy Adams' book is clearly the real thing. It carries its own certificate of authentic first-hand experience on every page."

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