King of the Cowboys

  • Auteur: Ty Murray
  • ISBN: 1451604270
  • Date de sortie: 2010-07-06
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
  • Total Download: 7247
  • Total Read: 9994

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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.

Dallas Cowboys

  • Auteur: Brenda Calamera
  • ISBN: 9780886823641
  • Date de sortie: 1991
  • Collection: Creative Company
  • Total Download: 1658
  • Total Read: 7872

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The history and present status of the Dallas Cowboys are covered plus information on key games.

The Cowboy

  • Auteur: Blake Allmendinger
  • ISBN: 019507243X
  • Date de sortie: 1992
  • Collection: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Total Download: 8409
  • Total Read: 3491

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What are the connections between cattle branding and Christian salvation, between livestock castration and square dancing, between cattle rustling and the making of spurs and horsehair bridles in prison, between children's coloring books and cowboy poetry as it is practiced today? The Cowboy uses literary, historical, folkloric, and pop and cultural sources to document ways in which cowboys address religion, gender, economics, and literature. Arguing that cowboys are defined by the work they do, Allmendinger sets out in each chapter to investigate one form of labor (such as branding, castration, or rustling) in the cowboy's "work culture." He looks at early oral poems recited around campfires, on trail drives, at roundups, and at home in ranch bunkhouses, and at later poems, histories, and autobiographies written by cowboys about their work - most of which have never before received scholarly attention. Allmendinger shows how these texts address larger concerns than the work at hand - including art, morality, spirituality, and male sexuality. In addition to spotlighting little-known texts, art, and archival sources, The Cowboy examines the works of Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Willa Cather, Louis L'Amour, Larry McMurtry, and others. Unique among studies of the American cowboy, Allmendinger's study looks at what cowboys thought of themselves, and the ways in which they represented those thoughts in their own prose, poetry, and artifacts. Richly illustrated with photographs of cowboys at work and at play, many previously unpublished, The Cowboy will interest scholars of American literature and history, and American Studies, as well as those interested in Western history and culture, folklore, and gender studies.

Real Cowboys

  • Auteur: Kate Hoefler
  • ISBN: 1328686108
  • Date de sortie: 2016-10-04
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Download: 4074
  • Total Read: 3250

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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 Trouble with Cowboys

  • Auteur: Denise Hunter
  • ISBN: 1595548033
  • Date de sortie: 2012
  • Collection: Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Total Download: 3206
  • Total Read: 8613

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Annie Stevens--a horse trainer in Moose Creek, Montana--refuses to fall for a sweet-talking cowboy, but when her boss throws her a curveball, there's only one person who can help--the smooth-talking charmer, Dylan Dawson. Original.

Cowboys and Catalans

  • Auteur: Charles L. Sizemore
  • ISBN: 0595377165
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: iUniverse
  • Total Download: 6167
  • Total Read: 8077

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By the time the train pulled into Edinburgh, it was well past sunset. I left the train station and walked down the Royal Mile with my pack on my back en route to my hostel. As I stopped at an intersection to make sense of my map, a limousine pulled up next to me. The back window rolled down revealing an attractive blonde of about thirty wearing a black party dress and holding a thin champagne flute. "I love your rucksack, darling," she called out in a posh English accent. "Very rugged. Grrr!" Halfway through his twenties and desperate for excitement in his life, Charles Sizemore leaves Texas for London. Though studying is his stated purpose, the cafés, pubs, and European women quickly prove to be a welcome distraction. Join Sizemore as he discovers his roots in Wales, enjoys a bottle of Jack Daniels with a Swiss lawyer, and sleeps on a Pamplona park bench - all in a pair of well-worn cowboy boots.

Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys

  • Auteur: Cliff Harris
  • ISBN: 159670103X
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Total Download: 5325
  • Total Read: 3112

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The former free saftety for America's Team during the 1970s furnishes an inside portrait of the Dallas Cowboys during a decade that saw two Super Bowl championships, journeying inside the locker room, the practices, and the games to reflect on his relationships with his fellow players and coach Tom Landry.
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