A Texas Cowboy: or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony [NOOK Book]

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After a nomadic childhood, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the noted Texas cattle king, Shanghai Pierce, and began a life that embraced all the hard work, excitement, and adventure readers today associate with the cowboy era. He "rid the Chisholm trail," driving 2,500 heads of cattle from Austin to Kansas; knew Tascosanow a historic monumentwhen it was home to raucous saloons, red light districts, and a fair share of ...
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A Texas Cowboy: or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

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Overview

After a nomadic childhood, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the noted Texas cattle king, Shanghai Pierce, and began a life that embraced all the hard work, excitement, and adventure readers today associate with the cowboy era. He "rid the Chisholm trail," driving 2,500 heads of cattle from Austin to Kansas; knew Tascosanow a historic monumentwhen it was home to raucous saloons, red light districts, and a fair share of violence; and led a posse of cowboys in pursuit of Billy the Kid and his gang.

First published in 1885, Siringo's chronicle of his life as a itchy-footed boy, cowhand, range detective, and adventurer was one the first classics about the Old West and helped to romanticize the West and its myth of the American cowboy. Will Rogers declared, "That was the Cowboy's Bible when I was growing up."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440672682
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 396,441
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author

Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico. He has authored or edited more than forty books.

Richard W. Etulain is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico. He has authored or edited more than forty books.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    great!

    Great historical cowboy book!

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