The Longhorns

J. Frank Dobie

Published by Bramhall House, 1982
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The Texas Longhorn made more history than any other breed of cattle the world has known. These wiry, intractable beasts were themselves pioneers in a harsh land, moving elementally with drouth, grass, Arctic blizzards, and burning winds. Their story is the bedrock on which the history of the cow country of America is founded.

J. Frank Dobie was a tale spinner who appreciated the proper place of legend and folklore in history. In The Longhorns, he tells of the Spanish conquistadors, who brought their cattle with them; of ranching in the turbulent colonial times; of the cowboy, whose abandon, energy, insolence, and pride epitomized the booming West. He writes of terrifying stampedes, titantic bull fights on the range, ghost steers, and encounters with Indians.

A tireless prospector of the history and legends of the Southwest, Dobie spent most of his life preparing to write this book. He was born in the Texas brush country where the Longhorns made their last stand; he back-trailed them into Mexico; he pursued the vivid lore of Texas cowboys and Mexican vaqueros. No historian or naturalist has ever so related an animal to the land, its people, and its history.

From the Publisher: The Texas Longhorn made more history than any other breed of cattle the world has ever known. Dobie's book, originally published in 1941, tells their story. The Longhorns were more than a breed--they were a race. Gaunt, wiry, intractable, they were themselves pioneers in a hard, strange land. Dobie writes of the Spanish conquistadors who brought the cattle, the progenitor of the Longhorn. He writes of Texas cowboys, rustlers and catches the terrible excitement of the stampede, the poetry of lighting on a sea of seething horns. No historian or naturalist has ever so related an animal to the land, to men, and to history.

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Title: The Longhorns
Publisher: Bramhall House
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Hardcover
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