At the young age of 16, Andy Adams left his San Antonio home to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy. Going on long drives with some of the 19th century's hardiest cowboys, he learned his trade through many adventurous years of trial and error. This account of his true experiences includes dusty cattle drives, brandings, stampedes, dangerous river crossings, and remarkable encounters with the Blackfoot, Oglala, and Platte Indian tribes. With impeccable realism and a reporter's eye for detail, Adams brings the untamed West and its legendary characters vividly to life. This program is part of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Classic Western series.More
"(The Log of a Cowboy) carries its own certificate of authentic firsthand experience." (Chicago Herald)
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The Real West Portrayed By One Who Was There
This book had a wonderful historic rhythm. You are there on a trail drive.
One memorable scene was the way the Trail Boss handled the cattle thieves.
The narrator, Michael Martin Murphey, was perfect. He did an outstanding job.
At the end of the drive, when the cowboys part ways, there is a feeling of loss that is both sad and palpable. An epic has ended.
This is a great read for anyone. Even a kid would like this book. It is real history.
If time is short, this is a quick read.