Cow Countryby Will James, Will James
Born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault in the province of Quebec on June 6, 1892, Will James, like other young men before him, left home as a teenager to live out his dream of becoming a cowboy in the American West. A rustling incident landed him in a Nevada prison in 1915, where James turned to his artwork to convince the parole board of his worth. Freed on parole, James went on to write and illustrate 24 books and numerous magazine articles about cowboys, horses and the West. Torn between his attachment to the simple life of a cowboy and the demands of being a popular author, James turned to alcohol for solace, causing him to lose his wife, his ranch, and, in 1942, at the age of fifty, his life.
Imagine round-up wagons, saddle horses, riders, branding irons, and the wide open range - a place where "there's not a fence as far as you can see, nothin' but blue grass ripplin' in the sun." Will James delivers all of that and more in this collection of eight short stories.
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