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.

Nuclear Anticommunist: A Series of Statistical Studies on the Modern Day Cowboy or not . . .

Author: Joseph Lawhorn Inc.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257398164

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 8667


A joyful romp through a land hidden by time and obscured by piles of dirty clothes, Nuclear Anticommunist approaches the questions that are really important in life, like: "Who am I " "Where am I " "Where are my pants " and "I wonder who took my pants I really liked those pants." Nuclear Anticommunist is a collection of thoughts, stories and assertions of fact, guaranteed to be weird, funny, or weird and funny. You can't lose! Not guaranteed in any way shape or form.

Some Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 9781574411201

Category: History

Page: 153

View: 2620


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.

The New Cowboy

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460344995

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4146


Homecoming Cowboy Living on her grandfather's ranch, surrounded by her loving brothers and their families, is helping Avery Bannock put her painful past behind her. But ever since Zane Lawson came home, she's been fighting her feelings for the rugged former Navy SEAL who's sworn to keep her safe—in his arms. After a decade undercover, Zane's ready to settle in Montana horse country. Buying the ranch next to the Bannock spread was the first step. Now he's got to convince the gun-shy archaeologist that he's the only cowboy for her. As they work together to find out who's stealing tribal artifacts from a nearby reservation, Zane will do everything in his power to win Avery's trust…and turn their budding romance into a mission possible!

New Cowboy Poetry

Author: Hal Cannon

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9780879052430

Category: Poetry

Page: 182

View: 7018


Poems describe the joys and hardships of ranch life and the day-to-day world of the working cowhand

Horsing Around

Author: Lawrence Clayton,Mary Evelyn Collins,Kenneth W. Davis,Mary Collins

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896724075

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 7781


The tradition of storytelling and folklore reaches deeply into the American notion of national identity, and among the more prominent emblems of American culture stands the cowboy. Despite the attempts to modernize the cowboy of our frontier past, today's mounted horsemen have learned how to adapt to a rapidly changing world—while tenaciously holding on to their heritage. Tall tales and yarns make up a great amount of the folklore of this literary tradition, yet woven throughout such stories stir an American mixture of humor, wisdom, and philosophy. In Horsing Around, Clayton, Davis, and Collins draw upon the vast amount of anecdotes portraying the lighter side of working on the range. The collected vignettes in Horsing Around will provide the collector of Texana greater accessibility to stories that are often told only at public performances.

Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novel

Author: Josef Benson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

View: 2305


This book examines exaggerated masculinities in select novels by James Baldwin, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Through this analysis Josef Benson connects the masculinities of frontier figures with black male protagonists in postwar American novels, and how these novels present alternative ideal masculinities.

The New Cowboy (Mills & Boon American Romance) (Hitting Rocks Cowboys, Book 3)

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474014224

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5807


Homecoming Cowboy Living on her grandfather's ranch, surrounded by her loving brothers and their families, is helping Avery Bannock put her painful past behind her. But ever since Zane Lawson came home, she's been fighting her feelings for the rugged former Navy SEAL who's sworn to keep her safe–in his arms.

Folklife Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: 178

View: 9737


XIT

Author: Michael M. Miller

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806167963

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 651


The Texas state constitution of 1876 set aside three million acres of public land in the Texas Panhandle in exchange for construction of the state’s monumental red-granite capitol in Austin. That land became the XIT Ranch, briefly one of the most productive cattle operations in the West. The story behind the legendary XIT Ranch, told in full in this book, is a tale of Gilded Age business and politics at the very foundation of the American cattle industry. The capitol construction project, along with the acres that would become XIT, went to an Illinois syndicate led by men influential in politics and business. Unable to sell the land, the Illinois group, backed by British capital, turned to cattle ranching to satisfy investors. In tracing their efforts, which expanded to include a satellite ranch in Montana, historian Michael M. Miller demythologizes the cattle business that flourished in the late-nineteenth-century American West, paralleling the United States’ first industrial revolution. The XIT Ranch came into being and succeeded, Miller shows, only because of the work of accountants, lawyers, and managers, overseen by officers and a board of seasoned international capitalists. In turn, the ranch created wealth for some and promoted the expansion of railroads, new towns, farms, and jobs. Though it existed only from 1885 to 1912, from Texas to Montana the operation left a deep imprint on community culture and historical memory. Describing the Texas capitol project in its full scope and gritty detail, XIT cuts through the popular portrayal of great western ranches to reveal a more nuanced and far-reaching reality in the business and politics of the beef industry at the close of America’s Gilded Age.