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Cowhand The True Story of a Working Cowboy

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ISBN-10: 0890969841

ISBN-13: 9780890969847

Edition: N/A

Authors: Fred Gipson, Evan Thomas

List price: $25.95
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Readers brought up on Hollywood westerns will have their eyes opened by this story of a working cowboy. Although he never chased a rustler or rescued a pretty girl and probably couldn't even hire on as an extra in a B-grade western, Ed Alford (or "Fat") has worked cattle most of his life. Fred Gipson's vivid, earthy book about this cowhand, now in paperback, tells what the job is really like, the hardships, the hell-raising, and the sheer monotony of daily tasks.Fat Alford became a cowboy because he didn't think picking cotton was any way for a man to make a living. Although he may not have looked much like a cowboy and certainly started out green, he learned to rope a cow in an…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 6/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

With Old Yeller, Fred Gipson secured his place as one of the finest novelists in America. The book was published to instant acclaim and has become one of the most beloved children's classics ever written. Since its publication in 1956, Old Yeller has won countless awards, including the 1957 Newbery Honor. Mr. Gipson's other works include both fiction and non-fiction. He grew up in the Texas hill country and died in 1973.

Newsweek Editor-at-LargeEvan Thomashas written more than a hundred cover stories. His other books include a biography of Robert Kennedy and, most recently, theNew York TimesbestsellerSea of Thunder. The reporters on the election project team areEleanor Clift, one of Washington’s best-known political reporters and a regular on The McLaughlin Group, Washington correspondentDarren Briscoe,Mike Hastings,Nick Summers, andKatie Connolly.