Friends: Cowboys, Cattle, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons

Friends: Cowboys, Cattle, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons

by John R. Erickson
     
 


Here under one cover are the collected writings of John R. Erickson about characters who have entered his life on the High Plains country of the Texas Panhandle. Erickson writes with authority about ranching and cowboying in the modern era, always with an eye for the humor of everyday incidents. Some of his friends are widely known, such as artist Ace Reid and…  See more details below

Overview


Here under one cover are the collected writings of John R. Erickson about characters who have entered his life on the High Plains country of the Texas Panhandle. Erickson writes with authority about ranching and cowboying in the modern era, always with an eye for the humor of everyday incidents. Some of his friends are widely known, such as artist Ace Reid and noted fiddle player Frankie McWhorter. Others are cowboys who work the big ranches between the Canadian and Beaver Rivers. They share the stage with some of Erickson's four-legged friends: the Phantom Cow, Texie, the Incredible Burping Dog, an Arabian horse called Dandy, Callie the cat, and Eddy the raccoon.

Editorial Reviews

Victoria Advocate
Friends includes examples of the two basic elements of West Texas humor, understatement and the practical joke.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574411454
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Western Life Series, #6
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


John R. Erickson, born in Midland, Texas, and raised in the Texas Panhandle town of Perryton, is a fifth-generation Texan with ranching roots back to the 1850s. He graduated from the University of Texas and studied at the Harvard Divinity School, but made his living on horseback while pursuing his writing. His Hank the Cowdog series has become a national favorite. He and his wife run their own ranch and commercial beef cattle operation. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Erickson has been profiled in Southern Living, American Cowboy Magazine, and on CBS’s Evening News with Dan Rather. He is the author of seven books in UNT Press’s Western Life Series.

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