The Log of a Cowboy - Penguin Classics Author:Andy Adams, Richard Etulain The landmark novel of the American West — Straightforwardly told, rich in detail, and laced with appealing campfire humor, Andy Adams's realistic The Log of a Cowboy is a classic portrayal of the western cattle country. Drawing on his own experiences as a cowboy working in cattle and horse drives, Adams presents a vivid portrait of ... more »the challenges of trail life on a cattle drive from Texas to Montanathe daily drudgery of cattle trailing, as well as the dramatic stampedes and other treacherous disruptions. Populated by a wide variety of well-drawn, lively characters, The Log of a Cowboy remains the landmark novel of the American West a century after its first appearance.« less
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If all other books on trail-driving were destroyed, a reader could still get a just and authentic conception of trail men, trail work, range cattle, cow horses, and cow country in general from THE LOG OF A COWBOY.(J. Frank Dobie in Guide to Life and Literature of the Old Southwest)
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Great book about real life on the cattle trail in the 1880's. Published in 1903, Andy Adams avoided the "dime store novel" approach of popular western books of the day to write about day to day life on the trail.