The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

by John Branch
The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

by John Branch

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Overview

"A can't-put-it-down modern Western." —Kirk Siegler, NPR

Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

The Last Cowboys is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch’s epic tale of one American family struggling to hold on to the fading vestiges of the Old West. For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders—many call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now they find themselves fighting to save their land and livelihood as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer? Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of heartache and broken bones, The Last Cowboys is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393356991
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 319,445
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Branch is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for the New York Times. He is the best-selling author of Boy on Ice and The Last Cowboys, and has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing. He lives near San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Part 1 Branding Day 5

Part 2 King of the Rodeo 49

Part 3 Cowbells in the Fog 133

Part 4 Blood and Tradition 195

Epilogue 260

Acknowledgments 273

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