|10-23-2007, 12:03 AM||#1|
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Adams, Andy: The Log of a Cowboy. v1. 22 Oct 07
The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature. Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his day; The Log of a Cowboy was his response. It is still in print, and even modern reviewers consider it a compelling classic. The Chicago Herald said: "As a narrative of cowboy life, Andy Adams' book is clearly the real thing. It carries its own certificate of authentic first-hand experience on every page."
It's a good read but it does contain stereotypes and some racial epithets, so be forewarned.
Last edited by BenG; 05-25-2008 at 12:05 AM.
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