Real Cowboys

  • Auteur: Kate Hoefler
  • ISBN: 1328686108
  • Date de sortie: 2016-10-04
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Download: 6074
  • Total Read: 2039

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In Kate Hoefler’s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect.

The Cowboys

  • Auteur: William Dale Jennings
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1972
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  • Total Download: 4863
  • Total Read: 6333

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Comparing Cowboys and Frontiers

  • Auteur: Richard W. Slatta
  • ISBN: 9780806129716
  • Date de sortie: 1997
  • Collection: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Total Download: 4198
  • Total Read: 8214

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Historians of the American West, perhaps inspired by NAFTA and Internet communication, are expanding their intellectual horizons across borders north and south. This collection of essays functions as a how-to guide to comparative frontier research in the Americas. Frontiers specialist Richard W. Slatta presents topics, techniques, and methods that will intrigue social science professionals and western history buffs alike as he explores the frontiers of North and South America from Spanish colonial days into the twentieth century. The always popular cowboy is joined by the fascinating gaucho, llanero, vaquero, and charro as Slatta compares their work techniques, roundups, songs, tack, lingo, equestrian culture, and vices. We visit saloons and pulperias as well as plains and pampas, and Slatta expertly compares clothing, weather, terrain, diets, alcoholic beverages, card games, and military tactics. From primary records we learn how Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans became the ranch hands, cowmen, and buckaroos of the Americas, and why their dependence on the ranch cattle industry kept them bachelors and landless peons.

Cable Cowboy

  • Auteur: Mark Robichaux
  • ISBN: 0471434329
  • Date de sortie: 2002-11-14
  • Collection: John Wiley & Sons
  • Total Download: 7000
  • Total Read: 6992

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An inside look at a cable titan and his industry John Malone, hailed as one of the great unsung heroes of our age by some and reviled by others as a ruthless robber baron, is revealed as a bit of both in Cable Cowboy. For more than twenty-five years, Malone has dominated the cable television industry, shaping the world of entertainment and communications, first with his cable company TCI and later with Liberty Media. Written with Malone's unprecedented cooperation, the engaging narrative brings this controversial capitalist and businessman to life. Cable Cowboy is at once a penetrating portrait of Malone's complex persona, and a captivating history of the cable TV industry. Told in a lively style with exclusive details, the book shows how an unassuming copper strand started as a backwoods antenna service and became the digital nervous system of the U.S., an evolution that gave U.S. consumers the fastest route to the Internet. Cable Cowboy reveals the forces that propelled this pioneer to such great heights, and captures the immovable conviction and quicksilver mind that have defined John Malone throughout his career.

Florida Cowboys

  • Auteur: Carlton Ward (Jr.)
  • ISBN: 9780813034089
  • Date de sortie: 2009
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  • Total Download: 8101
  • Total Read: 2859

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Photographer Carlton Ward Jr. has been documenting Florida ranches to share a vision of what is at stake as the face of Florida changes. His photographs, complemented by twenty historical, cultural, and environmental essays from Dana Ste Claire, Joe Akerman, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe, among others, celebrate the grit and raw beauty of the Florida heartland and its enduring cowboys.

King of the Cowboys

  • Auteur: Ty Murray
  • ISBN: 1451604270
  • Date de sortie: 2010-07-06
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
  • Total Download: 5189
  • Total Read: 5776

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The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so happened to be the perfect mechanical bull for a 13-month-old. Before long, Ty was winning peewee events by the hatful, and his special talent was obvious...obvious even to a man called Larry Mahan. At the time the greatest living rodeo legend, six-time champion Mahan invited a teenaged Ty Murray to spend a summer on his ranch learning not just rodeoing but also some life lessons. Those lessons prepared Ty for a career that eventually surpassed even Mahan's own -- Ty's seven All-Around Championships. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray invites us into the daredevil world of rodeo and the life of the cowboy. Along the way, he details a life spent constantly on the road, heading to the next event; the tragic death of his friend and fellow rodeo star Lane Frost; and the years of debilitating injuries that led some to say Ty Murray was finished. He wasn't. In fact, Ty Murray has brought the world of rodeo into the twenty-first century, through his unparalleled achievements in the ring, through advancing the case for the sport as a television color-commentator, and through the Professional Bull Riders, an organization he helped to build. In the end, though, Ty Murray is first and foremost a cowboy, and now that he's retired from competition, he takes this chance to reflect on his remarkable life and career. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray opens up his world as never before.

Industrial Cowboys

  • Auteur: David Igler
  • ISBN: 9780520938939
  • Date de sortie: 2001
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
  • Total Download: 6565
  • Total Read: 2610

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This text uses the example of Henry Miller and Charles Lux, two San Francisco butchers who turned themselves into landed industrialists, to illuminate the industrial and environmental transformation of the American West.
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