The Little Red Book of Cowboy Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Cowboy Wisdom

by Stephen Brennan, Johnny D. Boggs
     
 

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From real, larger-than-life showmen like Buffalo Bill to silver-screen gunslingers like John Wayne, the cowboy has become an international symbol of honor, adventure, valor, daring, and courage. The era of the cowboy lasted from roughly just before the Civil War to the turn of the century, but it created some of the most enduring and popular names of all time:

Overview

From real, larger-than-life showmen like Buffalo Bill to silver-screen gunslingers like John Wayne, the cowboy has become an international symbol of honor, adventure, valor, daring, and courage. The era of the cowboy lasted from roughly just before the Civil War to the turn of the century, but it created some of the most enduring and popular names of all time: Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and Pat Garrett, just to name a few. And although the days of duels and showdowns are over, the wisdom and values of those times live on.

The Little Red Book of Cowboy Wisdom offers the lessons learned and taught by the men of an earlier, simpler era. Chapters include:

  • Tenderfeet
  • Six-Gun or High Noon
  • Around the Campfire
  • Cowboy Love
  • One-Liners
  • And more!

The cowboy is without a doubt one of the greatest characters in American history—the soul and backbone of a country. This book is filled with some of the greatest and most lively quotations, sayings, and anecdotes ever to come out of the American West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626360792
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Brennan is the coauthor of The Adventurous Boy's Handbook and The Adventurous Girl's Handbook, and editor of The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told and The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He has worked as a circus clown, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright.

Johnny D. Boggs has worked cattle, shot rapids in a canoe, hiked across mountains and deserts, and traipsed around ghost towns—all in the name of finding a good story. He has won the Spur Award from Western Writers of America three times, as well as the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his family.

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