Cowboy Stories

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Chronicle Books, Jul 26, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
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From stampeding cattle to steadfast sheriffs, there is something irresistible about a good cowboy story. Cowboys are the quintessential American heroes and their exploits have inspired some of the greatest American writers to craft some of their finest work. In this roundup of the most thrilling, action-packed cowboy tales, you'll find adventure, courage, and suspense, and you'll sample the work of such masters as Louis L'Amour, O. Henry, Elmore Leonard, Annie Proulx, and Dorothy M. Johnson. Coupled with award-winning artist Barry Moser's stunning engravings, these magnificent stories are sure to delight the whole family.
 

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Contents

Introduction By Peter Classman
7
Top Hand By Luke Short
28
A Buffalo Hunt By Nat Love
41
The Blood Bay By Annie Proulx
59
From The Secret Life of Cowboys By Tom Groneberg
78
From Riders of the Purple Sage By Zane Grey
93
The Bandana By J Frank Dobie
117
From Biting the Dust By Dirk Johnson
138
From Breaking Clean By Judy Blunt
156
Long Ride Back By Ed Gorman
172
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Barry Moser is one of America's most distinguished artists and the illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Massachusetts.

Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore that specializes in both new and old imaginative books for children.

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