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