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"From spur-leathers to bedrolls, from drinking habits to dance steps, Mr. Adams has set down what the cowboy used, why he used it and how ...The net result is a peculiar combination of saddle catalogue, folklore treatise and sociological dissertation, adequately illuminated with sunbursts of salty humor, the cow-country hallmark, and distinguished by the depth of Mr. Adams' lifelong researches." - W. H. Hutchinson, "San Francisco Chronicle". "Encyclopedic in its coverage of the subject." - "Library Journal". The American cowboy emerges from these pages as a recognizable human being with little resemblance to the picturesque inventions of the horse opera. Ramon F. Adams, a highly respected authority on the old West, talks straight about what the cowhand really did and thought. His cow-punching, broncobusting, trail driving; his rodeo riding, poker playing, socializing; his horse, guns, rope, clothing, sleeping bag; his eating and drinking habits; his attitude toward God, women, bosses; his unwritten code of conduct - everything about this vanished breed is told with absorbing authenticity, in the rich and varied lingo of the range.

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The American cowboy emerges from these pages as a recognizable human being with little resemblance to the picturesque inventions of the horse opera. Ramon F. Adams, a highly respected authority on the old West, talks straight about what the cowhand really did and thought. His cow-punching, broncobusting, trail driving; his rodeo riding, poker playing, socializing; his horse, guns, rope, clothing, sleeping bag; his eating and drinking habits; his attitude toward God, women, bosses; his unwritten code of conduct—everything about this vanished breed is told with absorbing authenticity, in the rich and varied lingo of the range.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803259171
Author:
Eggenhofer, Nick
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Illustrator:
Eggenhofer, Nick
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Cowboys -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.26 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » Cowboys Cowgirls and Rodeo
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Product details 354 pages University of Nebraska Press,1989, c1961. - English 9780803259171 Reviews:
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The American cowboy emerges from these pages as a recognizable human being with little resemblance to the picturesque inventions of the horse opera. Ramon F. Adams, a highly respected authority on the old West, talks straight about what the cowhand really did and thought. His cow-punching, broncobusting, trail driving; his rodeo riding, poker playing, socializing; his horse, guns, rope, clothing, sleeping bag; his eating and drinking habits; his attitude toward God, women, bosses; his unwritten code of conduct—everything about this vanished breed is told with absorbing authenticity, in the rich and varied lingo of the range.
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