Nine Years in the Saddle

Nine Years in the Saddle

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by James V. Lee
     
 

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The focus of the book are the Great Depression years 1930 to 1939. It is a collection of true stories about a cowboy eking out a living by punching cattle, hunting mountain lions, and selling bootleg booze during Prohibition.

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The focus of the book are the Great Depression years 1930 to 1939. It is a collection of true stories about a cowboy eking out a living by punching cattle, hunting mountain lions, and selling bootleg booze during Prohibition.

Editorial Reviews

Lilla Barnes
Nine Years In the Saddle is a true western from Salado Press that's easy to pick up, but hard to put down.
Steve Mason, Ph.D.
Very readable...exciting...insightful...tugs at the heart strings...two thumbs up!
KUCI- FM,University of California
John Eubanks
I had planned to read the first couple of chapters and then skim the rest of the book. But by the middle of the second chapter, entitled 'Man Stuff,' I was hooked.
Salado Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966387001
Publisher:
Salado Press, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
1,101,266
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.39(d)

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A. C. Greene
"Nine Years In The Saddle . . . is, as the author relates, 'a story of a man whom I never got to know until he was eighty-one years old, my father.' The adventures of that father . . . are both in and out of the cowboy mold, offering many insights as well as actions of a modern cowboy, rancher, and rover."--(A. C. Greene, in "Texas Sketches," The Dallas Morning News.)

Meet the Author

James V. Lee was born December 10, 1926 to Rita Belle Greenlee and Judson Warren (Dud) Lee in the O. K. Community near O’Donnell in the Texas Panhandle. Besides O.K., he grew up in various locales in West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. When his mother remarried, he was finally able to call home a small farm west of Ackerly, Texas.

James was graduated from Abilene Christian College (now university) in 1949 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and earned his Master’s degree in education from Southwest Texas State University. James married the former Hazel Juanita Lee (yes, same last name, but no kin) in 1949. They enjoyed a sixty-year marriage before Nita passed away in 2010. Kerry and Gail are their only children.

Starting with his service in the U. S. Navy, James has led a varied and interesting life as a successful salesman and educator. As a civilian teaching aboard U. S. Navy ships for five years, he traveled extensively in thirty-six countries, most of the oceans of the world, and “more islands than I can remember.” His interests include traveling, writing, physical fitness, and gardening. James currently resides in Richardson, Texas.



James V. Lee
Senior Editor and Owner
Salado Press LLC

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Nine Years in the Saddle 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my stepfather for Christmas with the understanding that I get to read it when he's finished! He's enjoying it a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a real easy story to read. If you like western cowboy stories you will like this!