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Paperback, Large Print, 492 pages
Published December 17th 2007 by Tutis Digital Pub (first published 1907)
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Thom Swennes
This novel reads like an autobiography and I wouldn't have known that it wasn't without the help of internet. Reed Anthony was born in Virginia in 1840 and served his home state during the Civil War. After the war he migrates to Texas and starts the life of a cowboy, herding cattle to rail heads for transport eastward. This story reads like fact and I can imagine the information it shares is more realistic that the glimpses of western life we grew up with on television and film. I also assume th ...more
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. Was it a novel, or a personal diary of life as a cowman? It was certainly very frank and direct. Hardly any embellishments in the tale telling although plenty of dramatic scenes to choose from such as an attempt to rescue steers that found themselves trapped in quicksand, and the unfortunate results. Not a pretty scene but fairly dramatic.

I was a little uncomfortable at some of the language used in this book of course it no doubt would have been more
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Andy Adams (1859–1935) was born to pioneer parents in Indiana, worked in Texas for ten years driving cattle, and settled in Colorado Springs, where he began writing his "real" stories of cowboys in the West.

While still in his teens, Adams ran away from home. He eventually made his way to Texas, where he found work as a cowboy. From 1882 to 1893, Adams witnessed firsthand the golden era of the Texa
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