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HORSES THAT BUCK THE STORY OF A CHAMPION BRONC RIDER

KAHN MARGO

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ISBN 10: 0806139129 / ISBN 13: 9780806139128
Published by UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, NoRMAN OK, 2008
Condition: FINE Hardcover
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BOOK IS INSCRIBED TO LAWRENCE A HORSE THAT BUCKS YOUR FRIEND COWBOY BILL ALSO SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE A GREAT COPY SIGNED BY BILL SMITH THE CHAMPION BRONCO RIDER HIMSELF CLEAN SOLID AND BRIGHT TRULY FINE A BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF OUR LAST COWBOYS SLIGHT FOLD TO FRONT DUST FLAP. Bookseller Inventory # 004238

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Title: HORSES THAT BUCK THE STORY OF A CHAMPION ...

Publisher: UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS, NoRMAN OK

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: HARD COVER

Illustrator: PHOTOS

Book Condition:FINE

Dust Jacket Condition: NEAR FINE

Signed: YES

Edition: FIRST.

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When asked in an interview what he most liked about rodeo, three-time world champion saddle-bronc rider “Cody” Bill Smith said simply, “Horses that buck.” Smith redefined the image of America’s iconic cowboy. Determined as a boy to escape a miner’s life in Montana, he fantasized a life in rodeo and went on to earn thirteen trips to the national finals, becoming one of the greatest of all riders.

This biography puts readers in the saddle to experience the life of a champion rider in his quest for the gold buckle. Drawing on interviews with Smith and his family and friends, Margot Kahn recreates the days in the late 1960s and early 1970s when rodeo first became a major sports enterprise. She captures the realities of that world: winning enough money to get to the next competition, and competing even when in pain. She also tells how, in his career’s second phase, Smith married cowgirl Carole O’Rourke and went into business raising horses, gaining notoriety for his gentle hand with animals and winning acclaim for his and Carole’s Circle 7 brand.

Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979 and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2000, Smith was a legend in his own time. His story is a genuine slice of rodeo life—a life of magic for those good enough to win. This book will delight rodeo and cowboy enthusiasts alike.

About the Author:

Margot Kahn spent seven years attending rodeos and interviewing and riding with Bill and Carole Smith at their ranch near Thermopolis, Wyoming. She is a graduate of Bates College and Columbia University's MFA program in nonfiction, and was the recipient of the Ohioana Library Association's Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant for a promising young writer in 2005. She lives in Seattle.

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