Cattle Brands A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories

Cattle Brands A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories Andy Adams
  • Title: Cattle Brands A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories
  • Author: Andy Adams
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  • Page: 355
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  • Cattle Brands A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories Andy Adams Cattle Brands A Collection of Western Camp fire Stories This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery
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    About Andy Adams


    1. Andy Adams 1859 1935 was born to pioneer parents in Indiana, worked in Texas for ten years driving cattle, and settled in Colorado Springs, where he began writing his real stories of cowboys in the West.While still in his teens, Adams ran away from home He eventually made his way to Texas, where he found work as a cowboy From 1882 to 1893, Adams witnessed firsthand the golden era of the Texas cattle industry, a time when the cowboys ran cattle on vast open ranges still relatively unrestricted by barbed wire fences In 1883, he made the first of many cattle drives along the famous cattle trails running north from Texas to the cow towns of Kansas As farmers began to challenge the ranchers for control of the land, Adams witnessed the gradual fencing in of the cattle country that would eventually end the short age of the open range He made his last cattle drive in 1889.In 1893, Adams left Texas for Colorado, attracted by rumors of gold at Cripple Creek Like most would be miners, he failed to make a fortune in the business He eventually settled in Colorado Springs, where he remained for most of his life While doing on a variety of jobs, Adams began to write stories based on his experiences as a Texas cowboy In 1903, he found a publisher for his novel The Log of a Cowboy, a thinly disguised autobiography of his life on the plains A fascinated public welcomed tales from the former cowboy, and Adams wrote and published four similar volumes in less than four years.Adams distinguished himself from the majority of other western authors of the day with his meticulous accuracy and fidelity to the truth As its name implied, The Log of a Cowboy was a day by day account of a cattle drive Adams had made from Texas to Montana The book had little plot beyond the progress of the cattle herd toward Montana, and had none of the romantic excitement offered by less literal chroniclers of the West Adams self avowed goal was to make his fiction indistinguishable from fact, and as one commentator has noted, in this he succeeds only too well While a reader searching for a good story might find Adams books somewhat dull today, historians and writers looking for an accurate depiction of the cowboy life have found them invaluable Beyond his five best known books, Adams also wrote two popular novels for juveniles later in his career When he died in Colorado Springs in 1935, he left a number of unpublished manuscripts of novels, stories, and plays that historians of the Old West have also found useful.


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    1. I read this Project Gutenberg edition on my Sony Reader Now THIS is a book about cowboys that reads like it might have actually happened Although it s fiction, the stories in this book sound like they might have been told by old hands around a campfire on roundup Not much, if any, gunplay Just hard working people talking about amusing or unusual events they d been part of , and the folks they d encountered.

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    2. While these stories are not your typical fantasised western drama, they provide a realistic look at the life of lawmen and outlaws in the old west Once I started reading them, they drew me in I highly recommend you try this book.

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    3. Fairly enjoyable, occasionally savage, hokey as hell.

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    4. I thought the book was great I have a proclivity for the western genre This was great and came from a man well acquainted with life on a cattle drive The story covers a drive which began in Texas on the Mexican border and went to the Blackfeet Indian Tribe in Montana A great read I read it aloud to my wife She liked it as well.

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    5. I found these stories to be boring.

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