British Columbia: Greystone Books, 2000. first edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight oblong 8vo, 105pp. The dust jacket shows some minor scuffs and scrapes but no tears. Book has very light 'bend' lines along the spine gutter. Very Good + / very good. Item #17858
There were, maybe, 40,000 young migrant workers at the close of the 19th century who shifted, branded, and moved more than ten million head of cattle from Texas to the Kansas and Missouri railheads. They were called cowboys and they lived a dangerous, hard, dirty life for poor pay. But they were transformed into romantic heroes of the wild west by movies, television, newspapers, dime novels, and literature. Great photography and interesting text tells what it means to be a cowboy. Nice gift for your favorite cowboy or cowgirl.