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Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos

Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos

Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos

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Publisher: University of Texas Press

Isbn 10: 0292789823

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 296

Number of Views: 1175

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Herding cattle from horseback has been a tradition in northern Mexico and the American West since the Spanish colonial era. The first mounted herders were the Mexican vaqueros, expert horsemen who developed the skills to work cattle in the brush country and deserts of the Southwestern borderlands. From them, Texas cowboys learned the trade, evolving their own unique culture that spread across the Southwest and Great Plains. The buckaroos of the Great Basin west of the Rockies trace their origin to the vaqueros, with influence along the way from the cowboys, though they, too, have ways and customs distinctly their own. In this book, three long-time students of the American West describe the history, working practices, and folk culture of vaqueros, cowboys, and buckaroos. They draw on historical records, contemporary interviews, and numerous photographs to show what makes each group of mounted herders distinctive in terms of working methods, gear, dress, customs, and speech. They also highlight the many common traits of all three groups. This comparative look at vaqueros, cowboys, and buckaroos brings the mythical image of the American cowboy into focus and detail and honors the regional and national variations. It will be an essential resource for anyone who would know or portray the cowboy—readers, writers, songwriters, and actors among them.


A Cowboy to Kiss

A Cowboy to Kiss

A Cowboy to Kiss

Author: Mary Leo

Publisher: Harlequin

Isbn 10: 1488010803

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1182

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THIS COWBOY WON'T QUIT Jake Scott welcomed the invitation from Kenzie Grant's father to visit their ranch in Idaho. It was a chance to help out an old family friend, and to see Kenzie again. But judging by her frosty reception, his old friend wasn't informed—and isn't amused. The stunning little spitfire that dogged him around when they were kids has grown into a fabulous force to be reckoned with. And he's in her crosshairs. It's tough to tell which she resents most—his advice on eco-friendly ranching methods or just his presence. Either way, he's got her riled. Just not in the way he'd hoped. How can he convince her that working together could be the best thing for the ranch…and for them?


Cowboy Skills

Cowboy Skills

Cowboy Skills

Author: Stephen Brennan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1634509447

Category: Sports & Recreation

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1337

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Cowboy Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the cowboy famous worldwide as both an outdoorsmen and rancher. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at rounding up cattle, breaking horses to saddle, and living off the land. Learn key skills like: Handling a stampede Using the proper saddle and tack Proper ways to use a lasso and lariat Classic songs and lingo And much more! Whether you’re an avid outdoorsman or a wannabe cowboy, Cowboy Skills is your handbook to not only surviving the Wild West, but flourishing. The style of the cowboy is both famous and infamous, and the skills are ones for the ages. The cowboy has been a successful outdoorsman for ages, and now you can too with the skills, tips, and tricks included in this handy manual.


The Cowboy President

The Cowboy President

The Cowboy President

Author: Michael F. Blake

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 1493030728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 369

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The Cowboy President: How the American West Transformed Theodore Roosevelt details how his time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five Presidents in American history. Unlike other Roosevelt biographies, The Cowboy President details how the land, the people and the Western code of honor had an enormous impact on Theodore and how this experience influenced him in his later years.


The Modern Cowboy

The Modern Cowboy

The Modern Cowboy

Author: John R. Erickson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

Isbn 10: 1574411772

Category: History

Number of Pages: 211

Number of Views: 1323

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What does it take to raise cattle in the 21st century? Ask John Erickson. For any aspiring cowboy, this is an essential guide.


My Favorite Cowboy

My Favorite Cowboy

My Favorite Cowboy

Author: Donna Grant

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks

Isbn 10: 1250169038

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 316

Number of Views: 1358

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New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant rounds up the hottest cowboys in Texas in her latest novel of no-holds-barred passion. Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses—even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . . Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey—or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned? “A fantastic, first-class Lone Star romance.” —RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on The Christmas Cowboy Hero


The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses

The Hearts of Horses

Author: Molly Gloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 0547525249

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 301

Number of Views: 1548

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This breakout novel from the author of The Jump-Off Creek tells the heartwarming story of a determined young woman with a gift for “gentling” wild horses. In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man’s world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results—and she thereby earns a place of respect in the community. Along the way, Martha helps a family save their horses when their wagon slides into a ravine. She gentles a horse for a dying man—a last gift to his young son. She clashes with a hired hand who is abusing horses in unspeakable ways. Soon, despite her best efforts to remain aloof and detached, she comes to feel enveloped by a sense of community and family that she’s never had before. With the elegant sweetness of Plainsong and a pitch-perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.


Whiskey For Breakfast

Whiskey For Breakfast

Whiskey For Breakfast

Author: Liliana Hart

Publisher: 7th Press

Isbn 10: 1940499003

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 300

Number of Views: 1493

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The Private Investigator's Handbook Rule #1: Don't break the law Rule #2: See Rule #1 ...And then there's Addison Holmes, who makes up her handbook as she goes along. Addison is licensed to carry and she means business. The only thing getting in her way is a sexy detective, a neighborhood watch from hell, a dead billionaire, a black market sperm bank, and a long lost heir. Piece of cake...


Atlanta Heat

Atlanta Heat

Atlanta Heat

Author: Lora Leigh

Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin

Isbn 10: 1466831286

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 114

Number of Views: 1825

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Atlanta Heat- never before released as a standalone novella! Previously published in the anthology Rescue Me. Em Delaney has wanted bad-boy Macey March for as long as she can remember. But as a Navy SEAL under the command of her overprotective godfather, Macey is off-limits to Em...until a kidnapping attempt forces them to share tantalizingly close quarters—and a forbidden desire.


A Cowboy and a Promise

A Cowboy and a Promise

A Cowboy and a Promise

Author: Pam Crooks

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Isbn 10: 1949707288

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 641

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Her determination fuels his desire When her dying friend pleads for help to finish a renovation project, Ava Howell can’t refuse, even though her promise means leaving her new career and familiar life in New York to travel to a remote ranch in Texas. She’s good at what she does, and the ghost town vacation resort would look great on her resume, but it means tangling with the ex-military cowboy who is determined to stop her as soon as she arrives. Beau Paxton needs to sell the land and ghost town to save his family’s struggling ranch. He’s a formidable enemy to Ava’s determination, but the harder she works, the more his attraction for her grows. He doesn’t want to set aside his plans so she can succeed at hers, yet he finds himself doing just that... Will a promise bring a city girl and a sexy cowboy together? Or will a broken one drive them apart?


Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

Horse Crazy

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1501196243

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1705

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ONE OF USA TODAY'S “20 SUMMER BOOKS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS” In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people—including herself—are obsessed with horses. It may surprise you to learn that there are over seven million horses in America—even more than when they were the only means of transportation—and nearly two million horse owners. Acclaimed journalist and avid equestrian Sarah Maslin Nir is one of them; she began riding horses when she was just two years old and hasn’t stopped since. Horse Crazy is a fascinating, funny, and moving love letter to these graceful animals and the people who—like her—are obsessed with them. It is also a coming-of-age story of Nir growing up an outsider within the world’s most elite inner circles, and finding her true north in horses. Nir takes readers into the lesser-known corners of the riding world and profiles some of its most captivating figures. We meet Monty Roberts, the California trainer whose prowess earned him the nickname “the man who listens to horses,” and his pet deer; George and Ann Blair, who at their riding academy on a tiny island in Manhattan’s Harlem River seek to resurrect the erased legacy of the African American cowboy; and Francesca Kelly, whose love for an Indian nobleman shaped her life’s mission: to protect an endangered Indian breed of horse and bring them to America. Woven into these compelling character studies, Nir shares her own moving personal narrative. She details her father’s harrowing tale of surviving the Holocaust, and describes an enchanted but deeply lonely upbringing in Manhattan, where horses became her family. She found them even in the middle of the city, in a stable disguised in an old townhouse and in Central Park, when she chased down truants as an auxiliary mounted patrol officer. And she speaks candidly of how horses have helped her overcome heartbreak and loss. Infused with heart and wit, and with each chapter named after a horse Nir has loved, Horse Crazy is an unforgettable blend of beautifully written memoir and first-rate reporting.


Spy Games: Lethal Limits

Spy Games: Lethal Limits

Spy Games: Lethal Limits

Author: Mia Downing

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

Isbn 10: 1612176852

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 404

Number of Views: 367

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Secret Agent Jake Anderson would rather have the measles than love his best friend's wife. So when she gives him a mission--to find his own woman to love--he knows just the woman to target. Exotic beauty Tia Richards--his new partner--is wild, twisted, and has no limits when it comes to adventure, in bed and out. She's perfect for him. Now he just has to get Tia and his heart to agree. Sexy spy Tia Richards has a problem, and the solution is Jake. The last time they hooked up, he left her bound and begging, unfulfilled, so close to finally getting the fireworks she deserves. But Jake loves his former partner, and Tia refuses to be second best. Will she listen to the ache in her heart that whispers she has what it takes to be first in Jake's life, or will lethal limits separate them forever?


Wild Thing

Wild Thing

Wild Thing

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1414360312

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 192

Number of Views: 1351

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Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. She can gentle the wildest mare, but other parts of her life don't always come as easily. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom, who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about unconditional love and blind trust, God shows Winnie that he can be trusted too. Readers will be hooked on the series' vivid characters, whose quirky personalities fill Winnie's life with friendship and adventure. In #1 Wild Thing, Winnie's fearful heart finally begins to trust God again as she tries to gentle the horse of her dreams, Wild Thing.


The Virginian

The Virginian

The Virginian

Author: Owen Wister

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101661593

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1560

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Owen Wister's powerful story of the silent stranger who rides into the uncivilized West and defeats the forces of evil embodies one of the most enduring themes in American mythology. Set in the vast Wyoming territory, The Virginian (1902) captures both the grandeur and the loneliness of the frontier experience, brilliantly evoking the tension between the romantic freedom of the great, untamed landscape and mankind's deep-seated desire for community and social order. Wister brings to life the honesty and rough justice that ruled the range and the civilizing influence of determined women in frontier settlements that imposed a sense of society on an unruly population. For Wister, the West tested a man's true worth. His hero-influenced by those of Sir Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper-is a man who lives by the classic code of chivalry, ruled by quiet courage and a deeply felt sense of honor.


The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, Second Edition

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

Isbn 10: 0838990622

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1194

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Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.


Boomerang

Boomerang

Boomerang

Author: Adam W. Wiktorek

Publisher: iUniverse

Isbn 10: 9781469733821

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 328

Number of Views: 408

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Jacob Mead was an infant when he was adopted off an Orphan Train by Jess and Evangeline Mead in 1890. Jess Mead had been cruel to his son, cruel to his wife and cruel to himself. Now, 17 years later, the old Civil War vetran, was dead, it was a new Century, and Jacob was finally free. Free? To do what, to go where? Jacob's mother urged him to go East and look for his brothers and his sister. Could they be found? The clues were scant, the trail was cold but the results of the eventual search stunning. Neil Browning and Randy Alsman also had plans for Jacob. He could go straight to hell just as long as they got his stepfather's money.


Chip of the Flying U

Chip of the Flying U

Chip of the Flying U

Author: B. M. Bower

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1609775236

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 121

Number of Views: 302

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B. M. Bower, was an American author who wrote novels, fictional short stories, and screenplays about the American Old West. This is one of her stories.


Darwin's Athletes

Darwin's Athletes

Darwin's Athletes

Author: John Hoberman

Publisher: HMH

Isbn 10: 0547348541

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1132

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A “provocative, disturbing, important” look at how society’s obsession with athletic achievement undermines African Americans (The New York Times). Very few pastimes in America cross racial, regional, cultural, and economic boundaries the way sports do. From the near-religious respect for Sunday Night Football to obsessions with stars like Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, and Michael Jordan, sports are as much a part of our national DNA as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But hidden within this reverence—shared by the media, corporate America, even the athletes themselves—is a dark narrative of division, social pathology, and racism. In Darwin’s Athletes, John Hoberman takes a controversial look at the profound and disturbing effect that the worship of sports, and specifically of black players, has on national race relations. From exposing the perpetuation of stereotypes of African American violence and criminality to examining the effect that athletic dominance has on perceptions of intelligence to delving into misconceptions of racial biology, Hoberman tackles difficult questions about the sometimes subtle ways that bigotry can be reinforced, and the nature of discrimination. An important discussion on sports, cultural attitudes, and dangerous prejudices, Darwin’s Athletes is a “provocative book” that serves as required reading in the ongoing debate of America’s racial divide (Publishers Weekly).


The Master Showmen of King Ranch

The Master Showmen of King Ranch

The Master Showmen of King Ranch

Author: Betty Bailey Colley,Jane Clements Monday,Beto Maldonado

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Isbn 10: 0292782551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 245

Number of Views: 1131

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Texas's King Ranch has become legendary for a long list of innovations, the most enduring of which is the development of the first official cattle breed in the Americas, the Santa Gertrudis. Among those who played a crucial role in the breed's success were Librado and Alberto "Beto" Maldonado, master showmen of the King Ranch. A true "bull whisperer," Librado Maldonado developed a method for gentling and training cattle that allowed him and his son Beto to show the Santa Gertrudis to their best advantage at venues ranging from the famous King Ranch auctions to a Chicago television studio to the Dallas–Fort Worth airport. They even boarded a plane with the cattle en route to the International Fair in Casablanca, Morocco, where they introduced the Santa Gertrudis to the African continent. In The Master Showmen of King Ranch, Beto Maldonado recalls an eventful life of training and showing King Ranch Santa Gertrudis. He engagingly describes the process of teaching two-thousand-pound bulls to behave "like gentlemen" in the show ring, as well as the significant logistical challenges of transporting them to various high-profile venues around the world. His reminiscences, which span more than seventy years of King Ranch history, combine with quotes from other Maldonado family members, co-workers, and ranch owners to shed light on many aspects of ranch life, including day-to-day work routines, family relations, women's roles, annual celebrations, and the enduring ties between King Ranch owners and the vaquero families who worked on the ranch through several generations.