Mavericks Author:Jack Schaefer Jack Schaefer's collection of tales about wild horses in New Mexico has just about everything a young or old reader could want. Mr. Schaefer's prose brings us drama and humor, authentic information, the beauty of that spacious land and a sense of its romantic history. — The tales emerge from the recollections of an old cowboy, Jake Hanlon, who ch... more »ooses to wind up his days in one of those forlorn, abandoned houses which still dot the ranch country - relics of a way of life destroyed by the motor car and the magnificent four-lane highways of this enlightened age.
Old Jake dies with his boots on, of course. The hours with him which Mr. Schaefer has given to us have been more than merely delightful. As we compare our own lives and our values with Old Jake's, we find ourselves wondering if we like where that magnificent four-lane highway is taking us.