The Log of a Cowboy [Illustrated] [NOOK Book]

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The Log of a Cowboy was written in response to the unrealistic western adventures being written in the early 20th century Adams wrote extensively about cowmen and the cattle business. His stories have an authenticity of detail and style that sets them apart. Having spent 12 years in the saddle, Adams is able to give a compelling first-hand account about cowboy life and a cattle drive he made from Texas to the Blackfeet Agency in his early 20s. His "log" is a classic and authentic description of trail men and ...
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The Log of a Cowboy [Illustrated]

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Overview

The Log of a Cowboy was written in response to the unrealistic western adventures being written in the early 20th century Adams wrote extensively about cowmen and the cattle business. His stories have an authenticity of detail and style that sets them apart. Having spent 12 years in the saddle, Adams is able to give a compelling first-hand account about cowboy life and a cattle drive he made from Texas to the Blackfeet Agency in his early 20s. His "log" is a classic and authentic description of trail men and their work, cow horses and range cattle. The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature.
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The Chicago Herald
"As a narrative of cowboy life, Andy Adams' book is clearly the real thing. It carries its own certificate of authentic first-hand experience on every page."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012236364
  • Publisher: Cherry Lane Ebooks
  • Publication date: 3/5/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,329,640
  • File size: 898 KB

Meet the Author

Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 – September 26, 1935) was an American writer of western fiction. Andy Adams was born in Indiana. His parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Elliott) Adams, were pioneers. As a boy he helped with the cattle and horses on the family farm. In the early 1880s he went to Texas, where he stayed for 10 years, spending much of that time driving cattle on the western trail. In 1890 he left the trail to try his hand at business, but the venture failed, so he turned his hand to gold-mining in Colorado and Nevada. In 1894, he settled in Colorado Springs, where he lived until his death.

He began writing at the age of 43, publishing his most successful book, The Log of a Cowboy, in 1903. His other works include A Texas Matchmaker (1904), The Outlet (1905), Cattle Brands (1906), Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography (1907), Wells Brothers (1911), and The Ranch on the Beaver (1927).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    |☺The N-Logs First Issue!☺|

    You know what's epic? The fact that you are now reading the very first issue...of The N-Logs! So celebrate with a cupcake! No, I don't have a cupcake; if I did, I would EAT IT! Just for reference, any names I use in The N-Logs that are in RL are nicknames in order to conceal the identities of the people used here. Many of my friends here have already claimed the nicknames, though some people I will get creative with. Well, here we go!<p>

    So in computers class today, I naturally logged on and went over to my friend Shawn to chit-chat like we always do. Somehow we got onto the topic of 'Stranger-Danger.' Anyway, we were talking, then finally concluded something. You know how your parents tell you not to talk to strangers? Well, Shawn and I concluded that if a stranger comes to you and tells you to get in their car or whatever, you can do it; as long as you don't talk to them! (DO NOT TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY! THAT WAS A JOKE AND IS NOT REAL ADVICE!)<p>

    Anyone seen the movie 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'? It is definitely one of the BEST movies of ALL TIME!!! Most of the lines are great, but my favorite was when Walter was in the ocean and the fin came up, then the fisherman kept telling him "Do not worry, it is only a porpoise! It will protect you from the sharks!" Then, the shark tries to EAT Walter and the fisherman is like "Okay it is not a porpoise!....Stop befriending the shark!" OMIGERD THAT IS SOOOOO HILARIOUS!!!<p>

    Ask Stan~<br>
    Alright Pooflinger, you asked why I am so stupid and why I don't boil you alive. First of all, since you did not give a name, I gave you one! You're welcome. Now, the real question is, how can you possibly be dumb enough to ask me the EXACT question I said NOT to ask, and why do you ASSUME that I'm stupid? I am not stupid, actually, I am in a class for people who are at higher academics than the others. I don't fling that around most times, but since you are being a boyle on the<br>
    butt of mankind, you deserve it. Also, you should really learn what a METAPHOR is, because you OBVIOUSLY don't know what it is. I won't ACTUALLY cook you on boil and eat you alive! Additionally, you actually said it wrong: I said 'cook you on boil and eat you alive,' in the Ask Stan section, not 'boil you alive.' So it looks like you ar too lazy to get your facts straight. Finally, I feel sorry for you because you have nothing better to do but ask pointless questions to people who will clearly be a smart aloc about it. So, my advice is to socialize more with your friends and find some good hobbies to spend your time with. In addition, maybe you can find an actice roleplay on the Nook and be enjoyable on it. If you don't like my advice, then make like a pickle and dill with it, because I don't like your question.<p>

    Join TreyClan at 'trey' res 1, bios at 'orange cat' res 1! We are slowly rising, but could really use your help in making this clan grow!<p>

    To all who read the Ask Stan section and need advice: I am not snarky while answering serious questions. I had specified in the advice res that if people ask rude questions like 'Why are you so stupid?' then I would answer in my own way. I had also specified that I am as much of a SMART-ALOC as you can get, so do not be surprised by my answer. If it is a true, serious question for advice or whatever, I will be serious and true as well. (Ask Stan at res 5)<p>

    Well, that concludes this issue, so I hope you look forward to the next one!<p>

    EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP!~Stan&#9786

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Cowboys

    I havent read it all the way but it is good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Fascinating and entertaining

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It amazes me how different life used to be. I wished that the book hadn't ended, I wanted to read more and learn about what it was like on the train and the cowboys' reunions with their families. The book had some issues with formatting and errors in copying, but I was still able to understand most of it. I would have enjoyed an editted copy better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    better than lonesome dove

    I enjoyed the book. Wish i could of been there!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    H None u need to no No one u need to know

    I thought it was good could b better

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    It looks cool

    This book has great pictures and the reveiw of this book really describes this book!!!! Its a really good book!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Horrible

    The copying is horrible

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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