The Texas Longhorn made more history than any breed of cattle the world has known - and exciting history it is! The Longhorns were more than a breed - they were a race apart. Gaunt, wiry, intractable, they were themselves pioneers in a hard, strange land.
This is their story, told by a born teller of tales, who knows that legend and folklore are proper parts of history. It is the story, too, of the men the Longhorn brought into being - the Texas cowboys who rode over the rim with all the energy, insolence and pride of the booming West.
Mr. Dobie tells of the Spanish conquistadores, who brought their cattle with them; of ranching in turbulent Colonial times; of "mMavericks and Maverickers" and the abrupt justice of the rope.....'