Riding the High Country

Riding the High Country

by Patrick T. Tucker, Grace Stone Coates

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For anyone who enjoys cowboy yarns and tall tales, this book, originally published in 1933 and now reissued as the first of the publisher's Western Writers Series, is a treasure trove. Tucker was a cowpoke who did everything one would expect: he rode, tangled with Indians, even killed other men. Indeed, some stories are not for the faint of heart. In the beginning of the book, Tuck, as he's called, meets Charley Russell, a boy of 15, and teaches him to be a cowboy: of particular importance are nonchalance and brushing off danger. Typically, Charley and Tuck get into a scrape with an outlaw, ``Injun Dick,'' who had set out to double-cross the two out of several ponies. As a result, Tuck says, Injun Dick is soon left ``decorating a cottonwood tree.'' The author's direct language and straightforward storytelling make this a pleasurable read. (December)

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Fjord Press
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Western Writers Series
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1st ed

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