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The man from Snowy River and other verses
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ISBN: 0585016747 9780585016740 Publisher: Champaign, Ill. Project Gutenberg

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Ride, boldly ride : the evolution of the American western
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ISBN: 1283622793 0520953479 9780520953475 9780520258662 0520258665 Year: 2012 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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This comprehensive study of the Western covers its history from the early silent era to recent spins on the genre in films such as No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, True Grit, and Cowboys & Aliens. While providing fresh perspectives on landmarks such as Stagecoach, Red River, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Wild Bunch, the authors also pay tribute to many under-appreciated Westerns. Ride, Boldly Ride explores major phases of the Western's development, including silent era oaters, A-production classics of the 1930's and early 1940's, and the more psychologically complex portrayals of the Westerner that emerged after World War II. The authors also examine various forms of genre-revival and genre-revisionism that have recurred over the past half-century, culminating especially in the masterworks of Clint Eastwood. They consider themes such as the inner life of the Western hero, the importance of the natural landscape, the roles played by women, the tension between myth and history, the depiction of the Native American, and the juxtaposing of comedy and tragedy. Written in clear, engaging prose, this is the only survey that encompasses the entire history of this long-lived and much-loved genre.

The modern cowboy
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ISBN: 157441416X 1433710250 141759361X 9781417593613 1574411772 9781574411775 9781574414165 9781574414165 9781433710254 Year: 2004 Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press,

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The cowboy remains today a feature of range life in western America, an iconic historiographical figure who has not only survived, but prospers in the 21st century. John Erickson takes a look at what defines the modern cowboy and at the place occupied by these remarkable people in contemporary society.


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To Hell or the Pecos, a novel
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ISBN: 1283972093 0875655637 9780875655635 9781283972093 9780875655055 087565505X Year: 2012 Publisher: Fort Worth : TCU Press,

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Tom Rowden has been riding away from the Pecos River for twenty years, plagued by the haunting image of his wife, Sarah, the second before he killed her. Now, he is dead-set on returning to her unmarked grave above the river to make one final atonement.

Panhandle cowboy
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ISBN: 0585263094 9780585263090 1574410644 Year: 1999 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] University of North Texas Press

Tío Cowboy : Juan Salinas, Rodeo Roper and Horseman
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ISBN: 1299053963 1603444033 9781603444033 1603440798 9781603440790 1585445274 9781585445271 9781603440790 Year: 2007 Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press,

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Cock and Bull Stories : Folco de Baroncelli and the Invention of the Camargue
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ISBN: 0803204132 9780803204133 0803249209 9780803249202 Year: 2004 Publisher: Lincoln : Baltimore, Md. : University of Nebraska Press, Project MUSE,


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The horse lover : a cowboy's quest to save the wild mustangs
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ISBN: 0803255004 0803254997 9781461956617 1461956617 9780803255005 9780803254992 9780803253353 0803253354 9780803255012 Year: 2014 Publisher: Lincoln [Nebraska] : University of Nebraska Press,

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He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that's what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opportunity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States.<

LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981
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ISBN: 0585269769 9780585269764 1574410245 9781574410242 Year: 1997 Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press,

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This contemporary "log of a cowboy," to borrow a term from Andy Adams, reveals the daily life of a cowboy during the years 1979-1981. "I came up one steer short, 158 instead of 159. I rode through them again and got another count, the same: 158. So I went back to the junkyard. This time, l walked it afoot, checking out every hiding place. I drove the steers out into the open. Still one short. Then I happened to look around and saw a steer peeking out over the steering. Wheel of one of the wrecked cars. He was inside the car and appeared ready to drive off." Cowboying on the LZ Ranch in the Texas Panhandle did have its lighter moments. In fact, humor was sometimes all that kept John Erickson and the Ellzey family going as they struggled through a depressed cattle market, drought, sickness, injuries, and West Texas weather:. "The temperature at noon was down to five degrees and the chill factor was minus thirty-seven. That is killing. Cold. It wasn't a fit day to be out, so naturally we went out to feed cattle. I wore my wool long johns, with six layers of clothes above the waist and three below. My outer shell was my big cowhide coat. We drove through the steers on wheat pasture in the morning. There really wasn't much we could do but Lawrence can't stand to sit around in a nice warm house while his cattle are out there suffering. If we couldn't make them comfortable, at least we could suffer with. Them."

Some babies grow up to be cowboys : a collection of articles and essays
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ISBN: 0585267235 9780585267234 1574411209 Year: 1999 Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] University of North Texas Press

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