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The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the Development of the West

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Publisher Comments:

Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers, and illustrators, too often the picture they paint bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed, this fascinating study discusses what exactly makes a cowboy, as well as cowboy weaponry, clothing, saddles, and equipment; the "cowboy character;" and a cowboy's work. In addition, Rollins describes the history of ranching in the United States, the raising of horses and cattle, livestock rustling, and more.

Book News Annotation:

An early practitioner of what has now become the very popular genre Western Writing, Rollins (1869-1950) here argues that cowboys were more than the slow-talking, quick-shooting square-jawed pretty boys on the silver screen, but made important contributions to the making of America, and should be taken more seriously. He describes in detail the life, work, and equipment involved in working on cattle ranches. The 1924 edition was published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Makes the authentic Old West a true-life adventure."--Steven D. Price, author of The American Quarter House

About the Author

Philip Ashton Rollins (1869-1950) participated in two cattle drives as a teenager and spent six months on the Cheyenne Indians' Dakota Reservation. Educated as a lawyer in the east, he regularly returned to visit and study the West firsthand. He is the author of several books on cowboys and the West, including Jinglebob: The True Story of a Real Cowboy, Gone Haywire: Two Tenderfoots on the Montana Cattle Range in 1886 and The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the Development of the West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602390812
Author:
Rollins, Philip
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Foreword by:
Brannaman, Buck
Foreword:
Brannaman, Buck
Author:
Rollins, Philip Ashton
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
West (U.S.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
October 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 6.1 in 12.5 oz

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History and Social Science » Americana » Cowboys Cowgirls and Rodeo
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
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