Cattle Kingdom

The Hidden History of the Cowboy West
Product Number: EB00679523
Released: May 30, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544369979
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Description

"The best all-around study of the American cowboy ever written. Every page crackles with keen analysis and vivid prose about the Old West. A must-read!" - Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America The open-range cattle era lasted barely a quarter century, but it left America irrevocably changed. Cattle Kingdom reveals how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We meet a diverse cast, from cowboy Teddy Blue to failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. This is a revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made. "Knowlton writes well about all the fun stuff: trail drives, rambunctious cow towns, gunfights and range wars...?He] enlists all of these tropes in support of an intriguing thesis: that the romance of the Old West arose upon the swelling surface of a giant economic bubble...?ICattle Kingdom is The Great Plains by way of The Big Short." - Wall Street Journal "Knowlton deftly balances close-ups and bird's-eye views. We learn countless details...?ore important, we learn why the story played out as it did." - New York Times Book Review "The best one-volume history of the legendary era of the cowboy and cattle empires in thirty years." - True West

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 30, 2017

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