The Secret Life of Cowboys

The Secret Life of Cowboys

by Tom Groneberg


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In this classic memoir, a young man facing a future he doesn’t want to claim has an inspiration—Go West. Tom Groneberg leaves behind friends and family, follows his heart, and heads to a resort town in the Colorado Rockies, where he earns his spurs as a wrangler leading tourists on horseback. Later, Groneberg moves to Montana, where he works for wages at a number of ranches before buying his own ranch. Demystifying the image of cowboys as celluloid heroes, The Secret Life of Cowboys is a coming-of-age story as stunning as the land itself and a revealing look at America’s last frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806136509
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Tom Groneberg and his wife, Jennifer, have lived and worked in four Montana locales, managed a ranch, and introduced their three sons to cowboy life. Today they live in northwest Montana, where Tom has a day job on a working cattle ranch.


Polson, Montana

Date of Birth:

October 17, 1966

Place of Birth:

LaGrange, Illinois


B.A., University of Illinois, 1988; University of Montana, 1991

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