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The Log of a Cowboy

The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams
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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."

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[Illustration: THE STAMPEDE]

THE LOG OF A COWBOY

A Narrative of the Old Trail Days

BY ANDY ADAMS

ILLUSTRATED BY E. BOYD SMITH

"Our cattle also shall go with us." Exodus iv. 26.

[Illustration: The Riverside Press]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY,

The Riverside Press, Cambridge

1903 .

TO THE COWMEN AND BOYS OF THE OLD WESTERN TRAIL

THESE PAGES ARE GRATEFULLY DEDICATED

CONTENTS

CHAP.

I. UP THE TRAIL

II. RECEIVING

III. THE START

IV. THE ATASCOSA

V. A DRY DRIVE

VI. A REMINISCENT NIGHT

VII. THE COLORADO

VIII. ON THE BRAZOS AND WICHITA

IX. DOAN'S CROSSING

X. NO MAN'S LAND

XI. A BOGGY FORD

XII. THE NORTH FORK

XIII. DODGE

XIV. SLAUGHTER'S BRIDGE

XV. THE BEAVER

XVI. THE REPUBLICAN

XVII. OGALALLA

XVIII. THE NORTH PLATTE

XIX. FORTY ISLANDS FORD

XX. A MOONLIGHT DRIVE

XXI. THE YELLOWSTONE

XXII. OUR LAST CAMP FIRE

XXIII. DELIVERY

XXIV. BACK TO TEXAS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

THE STAMPEDE

MAP SHOWING THE TRAIL

HEAT AND THIRST

MEETING WITH INDIANS

CELEBRATING IN DODGE

STORY TELLING

SWIMMING THE PLATTE

THE LOG OF A COWBOY

CHAPTER I

UP THE TRAIL

Just why my father moved, at the close of the civil war, from Georgia to Texas, is to this good hour a mystery to me... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

November 22, 2015
Subject: The Log of a
Richard Killmer does a stirling job on the narration of a great yarn.
Reviewer: - March 12, 2015
A good read, and an accurate depiction of trail life.
Reviewer: - March 25, 2014
Subject: Western
I personally really enjoyed the book. It gave a great picture of what life would have been like on the cattle trail.


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