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The Last of the Plainsmen (Illustrated Edition)
     

The Last of the Plainsmen (Illustrated Edition)

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by Zane Grey
 

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An outstanding true account of a trip made in 1909 by Zane Grey and a plainsman, Buffalo Jones, through the Grand Canyon to lasso a cougar. That's right lasso. Throw a rope around. That's equivalent to catching one by the tail.

This part of the west was relatively wild and untamed at this time. Wolves, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife were quite

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An outstanding true account of a trip made in 1909 by Zane Grey and a plainsman, Buffalo Jones, through the Grand Canyon to lasso a cougar. That's right lasso. Throw a rope around. That's equivalent to catching one by the tail.

This part of the west was relatively wild and untamed at this time. Wolves, wild horses, buffalo and other wildlife were quite prevalent, and the Indians were not that friendly.

This adventure would never make it to "Animal Planet," or as a National Geographic special, because there is quite a lot of what we would consider cruelty to animals, but this is a true story, and life as it was at the turn of the last century. Parts of this story will offend the sensibilities of some, but it is a glimpse into a world that no longer exists. I was definitely drawn into this story, as I hope the [reader] will be. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)

This edition of the book contains the 26 original illustrations, rejuvenated.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015526288
Publisher:
New York: Outing Publishing Co., 1908
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Series:
Western Cowboy Classics , #58
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book.

Pearl Zane Gray was born January 31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as "pearl gray". He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to America in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist. His family changed the spelling of their last name to "Grey" after his birth. Later Grey dropped Pearl and used Zane as his first name. He grew up in Zanesville, a city founded by his maternal great-grandfather Ebenezer Zane, an American Revolutionary War patriot; from an early age, the boy was intrigued by history. Grey developed interests in fishing, baseball, and writing, all which contributed to his writing success. His first three novels recounted the heroism of his ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

As a child, Grey frequently engaged in violent brawls, despite (or because of) his father's punishing him with severe beatings. Though irascible and antisocial like his father, Grey was supported by a loving mother and found a father substitute. Muddy Miser was an old man who approved of Grey's love of fishing and writing, and who talked about the advantages of an unconventional life. Despite warnings by Grey’s father to steer clear of Miser, the boy spent much time during five formative years in the company of the old man.

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The Last of the Plainsmen 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
MikeJFL More than 1 year ago
This is a great read, fast-moving and you will find yourself transported to the north rim of the Grand Canyon - I've been there and recall some of these sites. Join the narrator as he joins a seasoned old cowboy on one of his last adventures, hunting the wilds above the Grand Canyon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even finish the book, because the formatting was so terrible. I don't understand why BN decides to only give away the crappy versions of Public Domain ebooks, when you can get good quality versions of them for free at Project Gutenberg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lettering was very garbled. they truly scanned it and made it unreadable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No powers whatsoever No swearing Keep peace Have fun
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I think that this book makes me feel like I am just chilling but I dont get why we have to pay for it? It is not the best book in the world.
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This book in epub format can be gotten free. Just search for it. I got mine from the Project Gutenberg website. It is public domain and you should not have to pay for it. The paperback might be a nice addition to your library though.
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