Andy Adams' Campfire Tales

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Andy Adams' The Log of a Cowboy has long been acknowledged a classic of western American literature. Hoffman Birney, in the New York Times Book Review, once declared, "If there is such a thing as an all-time 'best' Western, that is it." One of the most delightful features of the Log is the inclusion of tales told by the cowboys at night. Adams was a master of the campfire tale, and the fifty-one collected here, each told by an Andy Adams character, touch upon every aspect of range life. Readers will never forget...
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Overview


Andy Adams' The Log of a Cowboy has long been acknowledged a classic of western American literature. Hoffman Birney, in the New York Times Book Review, once declared, "If there is such a thing as an all-time 'best' Western, that is it." One of the most delightful features of the Log is the inclusion of tales told by the cowboys at night. Adams was a master of the campfire tale, and the fifty-one collected here, each told by an Andy Adams character, touch upon every aspect of range life. Readers will never forget characters like Bull Durham, Uncle Dave Hapfinger, and Aaron Scales, or the tale of the tubercular drifter whose death caused tough cowboys to cry, or the gruesome account of the hanging of the renegade Kansas lawman, or the humorous incident of the "big brindle muley ox" that decided to ride instead of walk.
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Editorial Reviews

Western Outlook Magazine

"Delightful reading. . . . The stories are so brief the book may be picked up for some few moment's reading. Putting it down may just not be that easy."—Western Outlook Magazine
Western Horseman

"There's a wealth of cow-country experience in these old stories. Most of them are humorous, and they cover the range from Mexico to Montana The book is. . . a classic."—Western Horseman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803258358
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1976
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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