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The Log of a Cowboy

Andy Adams - Author

Richard Etulain - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9781440627026 | 288 pages | 25 Apr 2006 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The landmark novel of the American West

Straightforwardly told, rich in detail, and laced with appealing campfire humor, Andy Adams’s realistic The Log of a Cowboy is a classic portrayal of the western cattle country. Drawing on his own experiences as a cowboy working in cattle and horse drives, Adams presents a vivid portrait of the challenges of trail life on a cattle drive from Texas to Montana—the daily drudgery of cattle trailing, as well as the dramatic stampedes and other treacherous disruptions. Populated by a wide variety of well-drawn, lively characters, The Log of a Cowboy remains the landmark novel of the American West a century after its first appearance.

The most significant fictional treatment of the cattle drive alongside Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove. (Richard W. Etulain, in his introduction)


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