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Longhorns

ISBN-10: 029274627X
ISBN-13: 9780292746275
Edition: 1980 (Reprint)
Authors: J. Frank Dobie
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Description: The Texas Longhorn made more history than any other breed of cattle the world has known. These wiry, intractable beasts were themselves pioneers in a harsh land, moving elementally with drouth, grass, Arctic blizzards, and burning winds. Their story  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The Texas Longhorn made more history than any other breed of cattle the world has known. These wiry, intractable beasts were themselves pioneers in a harsh land, moving elementally with drouth, grass, Arctic blizzards, and burning winds. Their story is the bedrock on which the history of the cow country of America is founded.J. Frank Dobie was a tale spinner who appreciated the proper place of legend and folklore in history. In The Longhorns, he tells of the Spanish conquistadors, who brought their cattle with them; of ranching in the turbulent colonial times; of the cowboy, whose abandon, energy, insolence, and pride epitomized the booming West. He writes of terrifying stampedes, titantic bull fights on the range, ghost steers, and encounters with Indians.

J. Frank Dobie was born on a ranch in Live Oak County, Texas on September 26, 1888. He graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1910 and received his master's degree from Columbia University. He became an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist. He wrote numerous books depicting life in rural Texas including A Vaquero of the Brush Country, On the Open Range, Tongues of the Monte, The Voice of the Coyote, Tales of Old Time Texas, I'll Tell You a Tale, and Cow People. Coronado's Children won the Literary Guild Award in 1931. On September 14, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded him the Medal of Freedom. He died four days later on September 18, 1964.

Introductory: Makers of History
The First Spanish Cattle
The Texas Breed
Mavericks and Maverickers
On the Trail
Stompedes
Epitaph on the Lone Prairie
Bulls and the Blood Call
Cows and Curiosity
Smell and Thirst
Vitality, Drifts and Die-ups
Horns
Rawhide
Oxen and Tails
Sancho and Other Returners
Lead Steers and Neck Oxen
Outlaws of the Brush
Hidden in the Thickets
Molded by Horn and Thorn
Sundown
Photographic Record of the Longhorns
Notes
Index

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