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Texas Jack: America's First Cowboy Star

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Texas Jack: America's First Cowboy Star is a biography of John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro, the first well-known cowboy in America. A Confederate scout and spy from Virginia, Jack left for Texas within weeks of Lee's surrender at Appomattox. In Texas, he became first a cowboy and then a trail boss, jobs that would inform the rest of his life. Jack lead cattle on the Chisholm ...more
Hardcover, 356 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2021 by Two Dot Books
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Julia Bricklin
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I got an advanced copy of this book and it's probably the best thing I've read in months.

This groundbreaking work by Matthew Kerns brings to light a lesser-known but vitally important figure in any history of American pop culture. It's probably enough to learn that John B. "Texas Jack" Omohundro was the only full partner of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody in terms of sharing the stage and revenue from that venture.

But Omohundro was so much more than Cody's pecuniary partner. They were good friends
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