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Classic Cowboy Stories: Eighteen Extraordinary Tales of the Old West (Classic) [Paperback]

By Michael McCoy (Editor), Vladan Radosavljevic (Editor), Goran Belojevic (Editor), Lisa D. Rotz (Editor), Carmen Claver (Contributor), Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella
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Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.2" Width: 4.5" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2004
Publisher   The Lyons Press
ISBN  159228258X  
EAN  9781592282586  
UPC  660813009951  

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Roping a buffalo, running off cattle rustlers, sitting out a winter storm in a cave-adventures like these were all part of everyday life for the cowboy. They're depicted here in stories that have stood the test of time, by writers whose words are just as funny and wise today as they were one hundred years ago.
Covering all corners of the great Western expanse-from Montana to Mexico, California to the Mississippi-the stories in this collection represent not just the Anglo male perspective but also that of the blacks, Mexicans, and women who made their lives on the range. It features works by Owen Wister, Theodore Roosevelt, Frederic Remington, Isabella L. Bird, Nat Love, Bill Nye, Charlie Siringo, Zane Grey, Andy Adams, Mark Twain, E. Mulford, O. Henry (creator of the Cisco Kid), and many others, including some surprises by little-known authors.

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More About Michael McCoy, Vladan Radosavljevic, Goran Belojevic, Lisa D. Rotz, Carmen Claver, Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael McCoy, born and bred in the Cowboy State (Wyoming), is managing editor of Jackson Hole magazine and a field editor for Adventure Cyclist. He has authored nine books, including Montana: Off the Beaten Path and The Wild West. His travel and recreation pieces have appeared in numerous magazines and compilations by National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and other publishers. He lives in Victor, Idaho.

Michael McCoy currently resides in Teton Valley.

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review of classic cowboy stories  Nov 10, 2008
I bought this book as a gift for my husband's birthday, he enjoyed it very much. I was impressed by the way it was wrapped for shipping and the promptness I received it. Thanks Amy Jones
Enjoyable Cowboy Stories - both fiction and biography  May 3, 2006
Michael McCoy has compiled an enjoyable collection of eighteen cowboy tales written in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I had expected Classic Cowboy Stories to be entirely fictional short stories. However, many entries are chapters taken from novels, biographies, and travel writings. McCoy was careful in his choices; these selections function quite effectively as independent stories. There is no sense of fragmentation or incompleteness.

Several authors were familiar like Owen Wister, Theodore Roosevelt, Frederic Remington, Zane Grey, and O. Henry, but most were new to me, including William MacLeod Raine, Clarence Mulford, Isabella Bird, F. R. Buckley, B. M. Bowers, Frank Benton, Bill Nye, Stewart Edward White, Eugene Rhodes, and Emerson Hough. For those that are counting, there are only fifteen authors; Owen Wister, Zane Grey, and O. Henry each had two selections.

I quite enjoyed these varied stories and I now make a few predictions. First, at some point I will return to this collection and read these stories again. Second, I will track down and read the sources of several of the biographical selections, particularly Theodore Roosevelt's Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail (1888), Isabella L. Bird's A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879), and Frederick Remington's Pony Tracks (1895). And third, I will once again read those two classic westerns, Owen Wister's The Virginian and Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage.

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