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Catch 'em Alive Jack The Life and Adventures of an American Pioneer

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ISBN-10: 0803259565

ISBN-13: 9780803259560

Edition: 2006

Authors: John R. Abernathy, Kermit Roosevelt, Jon T. Coleman, John Abernathy

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Best known for catching wolves alive with his bare hands, John R. Abernathy (1876–1941) was born to Scottish ancestors in Texas. Raised in the burgeoning railroad town of Sweetwater, Abernathy considered himself a true son of the Wild West. In his amazing life he worked as a U.S. marshal, sheriff, Secret Service agent, and wildcat oil driller. But it was the accidental discovery of a bold means of catching wolves alive that made Abernathy famous and drew the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt. By forcing his hand deep enough into a wolf's mouth, he could stun the creature long enough to capture it, a service for which he was paid fifty dollars by eager ranchers. This Bison Books…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

From Scotland to Texas
New Life in the Cattle Ranch Country
The Stampede
Riding the Range-Its Life and Customs
Riding Wild Horses and Fighting Wild Wolves
Two Lucky Escapes From Death
Wolf Catching as a Business
I Steal a Girl
The Hunt for a Whiskey Still
Homesteading in Oklahoma
I Bring Back a Killer
Roosevelt Becomes Interested
Entertaining the President
My Wildest Ride
The Finish of the President's Hunt
Cleaning Up After a Western Tornado
Called to Washington
I Am a Guest in the White House
Meeting Famous Men
Marshal in Oklahoma
Wolves in the White House
Catching Wolves for the Movies
The Abernathy Kids
"Catch" the Dog Hero
Wolf Bites Are Dangerous
A Million Overnight
Later Wolf Hunts
Face to Face With Death