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  • By Texanne on April 23, 2015

    This is authentic. This is absolutely what it was like to be a cowboy.Val Fitzpatrick started as a cowboy when he was 14 years old. That apparently was not unusual. Many of the young men who worked with him were not much older.Val wrote notes to himself from the very beginning and then he put his memoirs together. Val died at the age of 102 so all that hard work and spending time in the saddle must have been some health tonic for him.We are introduced to real people who spent their time on trail drives, facing disaster and danger at every turn. They had names like Antelope and Fatty.This is not a neat and tidy western story. This is real life with all the difficulties that come with real life. As Val tells us, the cowboys had no idea their work was supposed to be romantic, it was just their job.If you are a person who likes the history of our West, this is a book you will enjoy and remember.

  • By DEH on October 12, 2017

    This book is well written and informative. As one who lived in this area, the places and people brought an interesting perspective and reflection.

  • By Sam B. Wagner on March 30, 2014

    Beautifully written short tales as they may have been told around a campfire. Slice of life situations that may or may not be true and delightful stories of the men and women who made the old west live. Subjects range from outlaws to greenhorns to cattle barons and much more.Well worth the time. A fascinating journey into what may well have been and will never be again.

  • By Three Bears on March 20, 2013

    Early on, the reader is told that this is about the real Cowboy, not the prefabricated stereotype. And you will shortly find out that this is an understatement. The characters written about are REAL CHARACTERS all right. And they don't mind telling you about it! Just a gosh darn great read!

  • By Charles Hajek on March 20, 2013

    This is a great collection of cowboy stories. Will give the reader a great peek at their lives and life styles. Enjoyed all the stories and will read them again.

  • By Jmm on February 17, 2014

    This is a collection of short stories of the west in Colorado around 1900. Well written and very entertaining, a great window into the world of the west.

  • By Mustang Beam on April 6, 2013

    The language, the flow of the stories, the settings in which they were written is all WESTERN. This was written by a true to life cowboy. The characters are interesting!!!! Makes you want more.

  • By A customer on September 21, 1999

    This book is about real cowpunchers, but is good reading for anyone! I have trouble deciding which story is my favorite ("Rattlesnake Four-in-Hand" is one of the funniest stories I've ever read, and "A Deal with the Infinite" is one of the most powerful). Val FitzPatrick has a wonderful writing style. I recommend this book for anyone who wants good writing, a beautiful cover (done by Ron Riddick, Cowboy Artist Hall of Fame), and genuine good reading. I'm starting my second pass on it!


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