Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West, by Christopher Knowlton

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West, by Christopher Knowlton

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"America’s Wild West is popularly remembered for its hard-drinking cowboys, “bat wing saloon doors,” and quick-draw gunfights. This book describes life in the Wild West instead as a much richer and more diverse experience, where the hardships Westerners had to endure for the good of the cattle temporarily blended cultures and classes. " - Publishers Weekly.

"The American nation's business of the late 19th century was conquering the frontier. Among the figures who populate the author's set pieces are Teddy Blue, who came as close to that ideal cowboy as anyone on the prairie, and the well-studied Teddy Roosevelt, who sought to expand his fortune as a rancher on the Dakota plains." - Kirkus

“Cattle Kingdom is the best all-around study of the American cowboy ever written. Every page crackles with keen analysis and vivid prose about the Old West. A must read!” — Douglas Brinkley.

“The best one-volume history of the legendary era of the cowboy and cattle empires in thirty years.” — True West.