About The Author
Nebraska-born Eugene Manlove Rhodes (1869-1934) was nicknamed the "cowboy chronicler" for his lively Wild West cowboy books. He moved to New Mexico in 1881 and by 16 he was an accomplished horseman and road builder. Rhodes read voraciously and was mostly self-educated. He later studied at the University of Pacific in California and wrote for the college newspaper. He married and moved to Apalachin, New York where he published seven novels. He returned to New Mexico with his wife and they lived in Santa Fe and Alamogordo. In 1930, Rhodes's health was failing and he moved to Pacific Beach, California. He was buried in the San Andres Mountains.