Some Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574411201

Category: History

Page: 153

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Erickson's articles and essays have been published in Texas Highways, Livestock Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Times Herald, and American Cowboy . This collection is arranged by Place; From Buffalo to Cattle; The Cowboy; Cowboy Tools; Ranch and Rodeo; Animals; and This and That. Many of the pieces are anecdotal, based on Erickson's experiences and observations on ranches. Others required some research and are more historical. Some are essays in which Erickson views contemporary life through the lens of cowboying. But all of them are vintage master storyteller John Erickson, told with humor and thoughtfulness.

Cowboy in the Sand

Author: Rodney Keeney

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478731303

Category: Drama

Page: 84

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Gino Vanaiti is 26 years old and seeking a new life. Fresh out of a six-year stint in the Navy, Gino returns to his family’s ranch, drifting in purpose and determined to figure out his path. Under pressure to take over Vanaiti Ranch, which has been in his family for generations, Gino finally decides to take a year off and give some serious thought to what he wants out of life. With his faithful Australian shepherd Bailey at his side, Gino sets off on a yearlong adventure that will lead him to new friends, romance…and even murder.

Cowboy Ethics

Author: James P. Owen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629141399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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A new approach to business ethics is quietly taking hold in executive suites and corporate boardrooms across America. Frustrated by an epidemic of misbehavior at all employee levels, management teams are getting back to basics—back to the idea that personal character and individual responsibility are the ultimate keys to integrity, just as they were back in the days of the Open Range. A decade ago, the book Cowboy Ethics first inspired businesspeople to look to the Code of the West. Once they did, they discovered that its simple, common-sense principles can be more effective guides to business leadership than a truckload of corporate mission statements, rules, and ethics manuals. “Cowboys are role models because they live by a code,” says author James P. Owen. “They show us what it means to stand for something, and to strive every day to make your actions line up with your beliefs. And isn’t that as good a definition of integrity as you can find?” In the years since, the book’s “Ten Principles to Live By” have been embraced by scores of companies, universities, and even a state government. This updated Tenth Anniversary hardcover edition traces the evolution of this grassroots business movement in brand-new chapters while preserving the inspirational lessons and stunning photography of the original. It’s ideal for corporate gifts, the new graduate, business students, or any career person who cares about doing the right thing.

Roses and Locoweed

Author: Freia Hooper-Bradford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595359337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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Recounts the life of a young woman who marries a rodeo cowboy and their life together as she follows him to ranches in Idaho, Colorado, and California.

Friends

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574411454

Category: History

Page: 165

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Here under one cover are the collected writings of John R. Erickson about characters who have entered his life on the High Plains country of the Texas Panhandle. Erickson writes with authority about ranching and cowboying in the modern era, always with an eye for the humor of everyday incidents. Some of his friends are widely known, such as artist Ace Reid and noted fiddle player Frankie McWhorter. Others are cowboys who work the big ranches between the Canadian and Beaver Rivers. They share the stage with some of Erickson's four-legged friends: the Phantom Cow, Texie, the Incredible Burping Dog, an Arabian horse called Dandy, Callie the cat, and Eddy the raccoon.

The Modern Cowboy

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574411772

Category: History

Page: 211

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What does it take to raise cattle in the 21st century? Ask John Erickson. For any aspiring cowboy, this is an essential guide.

Something about the Author

Author: Scot Peacock,Alan Hedblad

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787652081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 5404


Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Waking Up in Nashville

Author: Stephen Foehr

Publisher: Bobcat Books

ISBN: 0857124471

Category: Music

Page: 402

View: 6837


Country music might have started its life in the untamed Appalachians, but it was Nashville that took the raw sound and dirt-farm imagery and turned it into the glossy, glitzy, glamorous pageant it is today. Now the city has become synonymous with showmanship and spectacle and is truly the heart, soul and home of country music. In Waking Up In Nashville, seasoned traveller Stephen Foehr explores the city that spawned such musical giants as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, plunging hip-deep into its musical culture and sampling its unique heritage. Featuring colourful interviews with everyday people in the business as well as the stars, Waking Up In Nashville is the ideal travel guide for tourists and music fans alike.

It's the Cowboy Way!

Author: Don Cusic

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813184460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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It's the Cowboy Way! tells the full story of the amazing true adventures of group members Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim, and Joey "The CowPolka King" for the first time, from their first gigs at "Herr Harry's Phranks 'N' Steins," in Nashville, to their rise to the top of the Grammy heap. Since 1977, Riders In The Sky has faithfully tended a musical tradition kindled by singing cowboy legends, such as Gene Autry and the Sons Of The Pioneers. Throughout its long career, the group has branded the genre with its own mark, crafting a well-balanced mix of both classic and original western songs—smooth harmony, hot licks, and comedy. Over the past quarter of a century, and more than 4,500 shows, 290 national TV appearances, 203 public radio shows, nearly 700 Grand Ole Opry appearances, 2.3 million miles on the road, two Grammy Awards, three television series, and 31 albums down the trail, a group that began with a commitment to carry on an American musical tradition has itself become a national treasure.

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Category: Music

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