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Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

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Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony by Charles A. Siringo is a gripping account of one man's adventures as a cowboy in the American Wild West. Siringo provides a firsthand look at the challenges and dangers faced by cowboys in the late 19th century, from battling outlaws and rustlers to enduring harsh weather conditions and long hours in the saddle.

The author's writing style is engaging and vivid, bringing to life the rugged landscapes of Texas and New Mexico and the colorful characters he encounters along the way. Siringo's authenticity as a cowboy shines through in his detailed descriptions of cattle drives, roundups, and shootouts, giving readers a true sense of the grit and determination it took to survive in the untamed frontier.

While the book may be a bit dated in its language and attitudes towards race and gender, it provides valuable insights into the history of the American West and the experiences of those who lived and worked on the open range. Overall, Texas Cowboy is a fascinating and exciting read that will appeal to history buffs, cowboy enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the lore of the Wild West.

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Charles A. Siringo was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and early 20th century…. After taking part in several cattle drives, Siringo stopped herding to settle down, get married (1884), and open a merchant business in Caldwell, Kansas. He began writing a book, entitled A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony. A year later, it was published, to wide acclaim, and became one of the first true looks into life as a cowboy written by someone who had actually lived the life.

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