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Hashknife Cowboy : Recollections of Mack Hughes

Hughes, Stella

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ISBN 10: 0816508461 / ISBN 13: 9780816508464
Published by University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A., 1984
Condition: As New Hardcover
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1984 AS NEW Book, AS NEW unclipped jacket, First Edition, Second Printing, 234 clean tight unmarked pages, signed and inscribed on the front cover page bu the Author, black and white pen/pencil drawings throughout the book, rust colored full cloth covered boards, gold stamp on front cover of a brand symbol, jacket is dark orange with a color printing of a cowboy an a bucking bronco, blue and black lettering on the front and spine jacket, b/w photo of the author on the back jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001282

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Title: Hashknife Cowboy : Recollections of Mack ...

Publisher: University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Joe Beeler

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Age and size ain't got nothin' to do with it," Mack's daddy once said. "You gotta want to be a cowboy." Mack Hughes wanted to be a cowboy, all right, and he was just twelve years old when he went to work for the famous Hashknife spread in northern Arizona. Growing up on the range, Mack lived a life about which modern boys can only wonder. He spins yarns of bad horses and the men who rode them, tells of wild dogs that ravaged young calves, and recalls lonely winter weeks spent at a remote camp-where his home was a shack so flimsy that snow blew through the cracks and covered his bed. Stella Hughes, author of the best-selling Chuck Wagon Cookin' and a cowhand in her own right, has compiled from her husband's reminiscences an authentic look both at Arizona history and at cowboying as it really was. Illustrated by Joe Beeler, founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America.


Winner of the Western Writers of America's Spur Award""A real chunk of the old west." —Western Horseman"Episodes in the cowhand's day that you won't find noted in other sources." —Tombstone Epitaph"Through these pages sparkles a joy of life and living that engrosses the reader and never palls." —Branding Iron

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