i>The American Cowboy spans three generations of cowboys in the American West, from the young trail boss of the very first cattle drive from Texas north to the railroads, to his grandson, born after the open range had been fenced in. Discover the danger and thrill of life on the frontier as the history of the cowboy unfolds through the expansion of the cattle business, the growth of the railroads, and the coming of the farmer. Will James brings to life the spirit of the American cowboy.
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Will James was born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault in the province of Quebec on June 6, 1892. He left home as a teenager to live out his dream of becoming a cowboy in the American West. James went on to write and illustrate twenty-four books and numerous magazine articles about horses, cowboying, and the West. His works consistently captured the imagination of the public, earning him the nickname "the Pied Piper of the West." He died in 1942 at the age of fifty.
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo, 274pp. Illustrated with black & white line drawinmgs by the author. Hardcover, bound in original red cloth with gilt title to spine, in the original white & red pictorial dustjacket. In very good condition. Binding and hinges are intact and firm. Pages are crisp, clean, and unmarked. No signs of prior ownership. Minor wear to extremities. The dustjacket has slight wear to edges, and is now protected in a new clear Mylar wrapper. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 007635