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Cowboy classics : the roots of the American Western in the epic tradition
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ISBN: 1474422055 147440247X Year: 2016 Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press,

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'Cowboy Classics' looks at the surprisingly close connection between Western film and Greek and Roman epic, each of which focuses on a mythic-historical period from the past where our societal notions of what constitutes heroism, masculinity, and honor were first forged.

Git along, little dogies : songs and songsmakers of the American West
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ISBN: 0252003276 Year: 1975 Publisher: Urbana University of Illinois press

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

Cowboy poets & cowboy poetry
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ISBN: 025206836X 9780252068362 Year: 2000 Publisher: Urbana University of Illinois Press

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This book offers the first in-depth examination of a distinctive and community-based tradition rich with larger-than-life heroes, vivid occupational language, humor, and unblinking encounters with birth, death, nature, and animals in the poetry.


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Prep school cowboys : ranch schools in the American West
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ISBN: 9780826355447 0826355447 9780826355430 0826355439 Year: 2015 Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press,

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"An engaging, well-researched account of the private schools that proliferated in the interwar years in the American Southwest. Bingmann does an excellent job of situating these schools in the context of the history of American education.""-Lynn Dumenil, author of The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920's

Shorty's yarns : western stories and poems of Bruce Kiskaddon
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ISBN: 0874215803 9786613283443 1283283441 0874215293 9780874215298 087421579X 9780874215793 9780874215809 0874214971 9780874214970 Year: 2004 Publisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press,

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Set in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, the stories are a loosely tied string of old timer's yarns with a continuing cast of engaging characters, whom Kiskaddon avoids reducing to cowboy stereotypes. They include, as Siems describes them, ""Kiskaddon himself as the character Shorty. As a common waddy with a small man's feistiness and a young man's mischief, Shorty encounters the wicked world with a succession of companions: Bill, high-headed and a bit of an outlaw; Rildy Briggs, untamable and unstoppable young cowgirl; and Ike, an old-fashioned dandy and 'a very fortunate person.' More

The wild west : the mythical cowboy and social theory.
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ISBN: 0761952330 1446240622 1280369345 9786610369348 1412933889 9781412933889 9781446217177 1446217175 9781280369346 9780761952336 0761952322 9780761952329 9781446240625 6610369348 Year: 2001 Publisher: London Sage

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Will Wright explores the continuing popularity of the myth of the Wild West, demonstrating how, as a cultural icon, it speaks deeply to a desire for individualism and liberty. The author discusses the myth through market and social theory.

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