Cowboy Guitars

Author: Steve Evans
Publisher: Centerstream Publications
ISBN: 1574241028
Release Date: 2002-06
Genre: Music

(Book). Back in the good old days, all of America was infatuated with the singing cowboys of movies and radio. This huge interest led to the production of "cowboy guitars." These were guitars manufactured with western scenes painted right on the guitar, and were sold by stores such as Sears and Montgomery Wards. This fun, fact-filled book is an outstanding roundup of these wonderful instruments, starting with the Gene Autry model of 1932, through guitars made to capitalize on the popularity of the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, up through present-day makers. Includes hundreds of fantastic photos, a 32-page color section, and biographies of the artists behind the guitars, plus a chapter on leading custom guitar maker Greg Rich, showcasing some of the western guitars he has built. A must for every guitar collector! Steve Evans is the world's foremost authority on and leading collector of cowboy guitars. He owns a music store in Jacksonville, AR. A resident of Anaheim, CA, the affable Ron Middlebrook is the founder and owner of Centerstream Publishing. He is an avid instrument collector and husky musher.

American Cowboy

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Release Date: 2000-07
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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

Cowboy

Author: Don Hedgpeth
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: UVA:X000566524
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Art


The Modern Cowboy

Author: John R. Erickson
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574411775
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

What does it take to raise cattle in the 21st century? Ask John Erickson. For any aspiring cowboy, this is an essential guide.

Cowboy Poetry

Author: Virginia Bennett
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 158685349X
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

In Cowboy Poetry: The Reunion we lift our lariats and salute twenty years of poetry sharing at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Reflective and rascally, tough and fresh, clever and insightful, this book holds the history, the heritage, and the future of the vibrant voices of the West. This anthology comprises some of the best of traditional cowboy poetry predating the present cowboy poetry revival, as well as work created since 1985. It is a great retrospective, giving us a sense of where we have been and where we are going, as well as a fitting tribute to the men and women whose words reflect an authentic American West. Virginia Bennett is the editor of Cowgirl Poetry, also published by Gibbs Smith, Publisher.

Cowboy Poets Cowboy Poetry

Author: David Stanley
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 025206836X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book offers the first in-depth examination of a distinctive and community-based tradition rich with larger-than-life heroes, vivid occupational language, humor, and unblinking encounters with birth, death, nature, and animals in the poetry.

American Cowboy

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Release Date: 2000-01
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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

Cowboy Lingo

Author: Ramon Frederick Adams
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618083499
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The cowboy ? that enigmatic, larger-than-life icon of our culture ?has long been considered a figure of fast hands, steel nerves, and few words. But according to Ramon Adams, cowboys, once among themselves, enjoyed a vivid, often boisterous repartee. You might say that around a campfire they could make more noise than ?a jackass in a tin barn.” Here in one volume is a complete guide to cowboy-speak. Like many of today's foreign language guides, this handy book is organized not alphabetically but situationally, lest you find yourself in Texas at a loss for words. There are sections on the ranch, the cowboy's duties, riding equipment, the roundup, roping, branding, even square dancing. There are words and phrases you'll recognize because they've filtered into everyday language ? ?blue lightnin',” ?star gazin',” ?the whole shebang” ? plus countless others that, sadly, are seldom heard in current speech: ?lonely as a preacher on pay night,” ?restless as a hen on a hot griddle,” ?crooked as a snake in a cactus patch.” As entertaining as it is authoritative, COWBOY LINGO captures the living speech of the Great Plains and serves as a window into the soul of the American West.

Cowboy Cooking

Author: Mary Gunderson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 073680353X
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the everyday life, cooking methods, and common foods of cowboys who moved cattle across the American West in the late nineteenth century. Includes recipes.

The Brave Cowboy

Author: Joan Walsh Anglund
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740706497
Release Date: 2000-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Imaginary adventures with Indians, wild animals, and outlaws keep a little cowboy busy.

The Cowboy

Author: Blake Allmendinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195072433
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Social Science

What are the connections between cattle branding and Christian salvation, between livestock castration and square dancing, between cattle rustling and the making of spurs and horsehair bridles in prison, between children's coloring books and cowboy poetry as it is practiced today? The Cowboy uses literary, historical, folkloric, and pop and cultural sources to document ways in which cowboys address religion, gender, economics, and literature. Arguing that cowboys are defined by the work they do, Allmendinger sets out in each chapter to investigate one form of labor (such as branding, castration, or rustling) in the cowboy's "work culture." He looks at early oral poems recited around campfires, on trail drives, at roundups, and at home in ranch bunkhouses, and at later poems, histories, and autobiographies written by cowboys about their work - most of which have never before received scholarly attention. Allmendinger shows how these texts address larger concerns than the work at hand - including art, morality, spirituality, and male sexuality. In addition to spotlighting little-known texts, art, and archival sources, The Cowboy examines the works of Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Willa Cather, Louis L'Amour, Larry McMurtry, and others. Unique among studies of the American cowboy, Allmendinger's study looks at what cowboys thought of themselves, and the ways in which they represented those thoughts in their own prose, poetry, and artifacts. Richly illustrated with photographs of cowboys at work and at play, many previously unpublished, The Cowboy will interest scholars of American literature and history, and American Studies, as well as those interested in Western history and culture, folklore, and gender studies.

American Cowboy

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Release Date: 2005-05
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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

The Cowboy at Work

Author: Fay E. Ward
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486426998
Release Date: 2003-06-09
Genre: History

Want to know how to throw a half-diamond hitch and wield a branding iron? Interested in the recipe for S. B. stew? This authoritative manual by an old-time cowboy explains it all. 600 black-and-white illustrations.

American Cowboy

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Release Date: 1995-05
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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.