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The Log of a Cowboy

Andy Adams

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1. 01 - Up The Trail
2. 02 - Receiving
3. 03 - The Start
4. 04 - The Atascosa
5. 05 - A Dry Drive
6. 06 - A Reminiscent Night
7. 07 - The Colorado
8. 08 - On The Brazos And Wichita
9. 09 - Doan's Crossing
10. 10 - No Man's Land
11. 11 - A Boggy Ford
12. 12 - The North Fork
13. 13 - Dodge
14. 14 - Slaughter's Bridge
15. 15 - The Beaver
16. 16 - The Republican
17. 17 - Ogalla
18. 18 - The North Platte
19. 19 - Forty Islands Ford
20. 20 - A Moonlight Drive
21. 21 - The Yellowstone
22. 22 - Our Last Camp-Fire
23. 23 - Delivery
24. 24 - Back To Texas

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Summary

The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature. Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his day; The Log of a Cowboy was his response. It is still in print, and even modern reviewers consider it a compelling classic. The Chicago Herald said: "As a narrative of cowboy life, Andy Adams' book is clearly the real thing. It carries its own certificate of authentic first-hand experience on every page."

Reviews

- The Log of a

Richard Killmer does a stirling job on the narration of a great yarn.

Tess

A good read, and an accurate depiction of trail life.

Brandon

- Western

I personally really enjoyed the book. It gave a great picture of what life would have been like on the cattle trail.