Cowboy Culture: A Saga of Five Centuries / Edition 1

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Winner of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, and the Westerners International Best Nonfiction Book Award

"Immensely readable. A classic is what I label it."—Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Author Biography: David Dary is head of the School of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of several books on the West, including Entrepreneurs of the Old West, Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, True Tales of Old-Time Kansas, More True Tales of Old-Time Kansas, and Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times
Fun and enriching, packed with original research.
Los Angeles Times
Evocative reading. . . . A kind of source book for all the Westerns you've ever seen and are ever likely to see.
New York Times Book Review
Dary tells the unvarnished truth about cowboys and analyzes the cultural force of the cowboy myth.
San Diego Union
The definitive treatment of the cowboy. . . . Impressive in its thoroughness, scope, and depth.
South Dakota History
If one were going to buy a single book on the cowboy and his life, this ought to be it.
Comprehensive and entertaining. . . . Full of wry anecdotes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700603909
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 954,497
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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