Chip, of the Flying U

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U of Nebraska Press, 1995 - Fiction - 264 pages
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B. M. (Bertha Muzzy) Bower was the first woman to make a career of writing popular westerns. And what a career it was?more than sixty novels published from 1904 to 1940, the year of her death, and still more posthumously. In the western orbit, Bower was?and still is?a star. Her first, Chip of the Flying U, lays out a ranch in Montana and introduces the Happy Family, the bunkhouse gang that reappears in her later books. Chip is the typical woman-shy cowboy, but he is also a gifted artist (reputedly, Bower based the character on Charles M. Russell, who illustrated Chip). Della, a doctor, is the young woman who disrupts his solitary life. The result as a quality ranch romance. Chip of the Flying U was a great success that led to several movie versions, one of them casting Hoot Gibson as Chip. Today?s readers who grew up watching westerns on television will appreciate Bower?s cinematic style. After living much of her life in Chouteau County, Montana, she moved to Los Angeles, close to the movie industry that increasingly fascinated her.
 

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User Review  - MiaSquires - LibraryThing

The Flying U's owner's Eastern learned sister arrives at the ranch, stirring up things for the hard riding, hard living men and Chip, the tough bronc rider falls head over heels for the 'Little Doctor'. Read full review

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User Review  - SunnySD - LibraryThing

A slightly sappy, but sweet western romance revolving around the antics of a group of cowboys after the boss's niece, the "Little Doctor" comes to stay at the Flying U ranch. Homey and humorous ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
5
The Old Mans Sister
11
Over the Hogs Back
35
Silver
50
An Ideal Picture
69
In Silvers Stall
83
The Hum of Preparation
89
Love and a Stomach Pump
100
Good Intentions
154
The Last Stand
169
Art Critics
180
Convalescence
195
The Spoils of Victory
204
Weary Advises
214
When a Maiden Wills
224
Dr Cecil Granthum
236

Prescriptions
116
Before the Roundup
128
What Whizzer Did
136
Love Finds Its Hour
249
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About the author (1995)

Introducing this Bison Books edition is Mary Clearman Blew, a professor of English at the University of Idaho and the author of All but the Waltz: Essays on a Montana Family Balsamroot: A Memoir.

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