• Author : The King and the Cowboy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-09-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781440662294
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

An intimate look at two extraordinary figures and their secret collaboration?one that turned the alliance structure of the political world upside down In this character-driven study, acclaimed historian and bestselling author David Fromkin reveals how two colorful figures?Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh? assumed leadership of the English-speaking world at the beginning of the twentieth century. As human beings, the two men could hardly have been more different. Edward, a lover of fine food, drink, beautiful women, and the pleasure-seeking culture of Paris, had previously been regarded as nothing more than a playboy. Across the Atlantic, Theodore Roosevelt, the aristocrat from Manhattan and self-made cowboy, would rise above his critics to become one of the nation?s most beloved presidents. Together, they wrote the agenda for the North Atlantic democracies of the twentieth century.


  • Author : King of the Cowboys
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1451604270
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so happened to be the perfect mechanical bull for a 13-month-old. Before long, Ty was winning peewee events by the hatful, and his special talent was obvious...obvious even to a man called Larry Mahan. At the time the greatest living rodeo legend, six-time champion Mahan invited a teenaged Ty Murray to spend a summer on his ranch learning not just rodeoing but also some life lessons. Those lessons prepared Ty for a career that eventually surpassed even Mahan's own -- Ty's seven All-Around Championships. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray invites us into the daredevil world of rodeo and the life of the cowboy. Along the way, he details a life spent constantly on the road, heading to the next event; the tragic death of his friend and fellow rodeo star Lane Frost; and the years of debilitating injuries that led some to say Ty Murray was finished. He wasn't. In fact, Ty Murray has brought the world of rodeo into the twenty-first century, through his unparalleled achievements in the ring, through advancing the case for the sport as a television color-commentator, and through the Professional Bull Riders, an organization he helped to build. In the end, though, Ty Murray is first and foremost a cowboy, and now that he's retired from competition, he takes this chance to reflect on his remarkable life and career. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray opens up his world as never before.


  • Author : King of the Cowboys Queen of the West
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 0299210049
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

For more than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that Americans cherished. Blazing a trail through every branch of the entertainment industry-radio, film, recordings, television, and even comic books-the couple capitalized on their attractive personas and appealed to the nation's belief in family values, an independent spirit, and community. Raymond E. White presents these two celebrities in the most comprehensive and inclusive account to date. Part narrative, part reference, this impeccably researched, highly accessible survey spans the entire scope of Rogers's and Evans's careers and highlights their place in twentieth-century American popular culture. In a dual biography, he shows how Rogers and Evans carefully husbanded their public image and-of particular note-incorporated their Christian faith into their performances. Testifying to both the breadth and the longevity of their careers, the book includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike.


  • Author : The King Next Door A Real Cowboy
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 9781460893449
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The King Next Door by Maureen Child Single mum Nicole Baxter is perfectly fulfilled without a man in her life. But when billionaire Griffin King moves in next door, she considers a fling...as long as she doesn't fall in love. Griffin has never met a woman he couldn't leave. But desire sparks with Nicole like lightening! It's just what this workaholic needs. But why does the thought of summer's end have Griffin longing for more? A Real Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson Producer Thalia Thorne's career is on the line. She's promised to lure James Robert Bradley back to the limelight – no matter what it takes. But once in Montana, she sees that J.R. has built a new life for himself. Then a blizzard strikes. Suddenly they're alone, with only body heat to keep them warm. When the snow melts, she'll have to choose: go back to the big city – or sacrifice everything for the man she can't let go.


  • Author : Johnny Cigarini Confessions of a King s Road Cowboy
  • Publisher : Matador
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1783063351
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The King's Road in Chelsea was the epicentre of the swinging sixties and seventies London scene… and Johnny Cigarini takes you there.


  • Author : The Cowboy from the Wild Horse Desert
  • Publisher : Larksdale Press
  • Release Date : 1999-05-01
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0898964539
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Based on considerable historical facts about the life and perils of Tejanos living in South Texas in the 1910's. Bobby Cavazos shares of the experience of his father's growing up a Tejano hero.


  • Author : John Ringo
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9781574412437
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Few names in the lore of western gunmen are as recognizable. Few lives of the most notorious are as little known. Romanticized and made legendary, John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed tragically in the midst of the family's overland trek to California. As a young man he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas. The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War in Texas began as a war over range rights, but it swiftly deteriorated into blood vengeance and spiraled out of control as the body count rose. In this charnel house Ringo gained a reputation as a dangerous gunfighter and man killer. He was proclaimed throughout the state as a daring leader, a desperate man, and a champion of the feud. Following incarceration for his role in the feud, Ringo was elected as a lawman in Mason County, the epicenter of the feud’s origin. The reputation he earned in Texas, further inflated by his willingness to shoot it out with Victorio’s raiders during a deadly confrontation in New Mexico, preceded him to Tombstone in territorial Arizona. Ringo became immersed in the area’s partisan politics and factionalized violence. A champion of the largely Democratic ranchers, Ringo would become known as a leader of one of these elements, the Cowboys. He ran at bloody, tragic odds with the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, finally being part of the posse that hounded these fugitives from Arizona. In the end, Ringo died mysteriously in the Arizona desert, his death welcomed by some, mourned by others, wrongly claimed by a few. Initially published in 1996, John Ringo has been updated to a second edition with much new information researched and uncovered by David Johnson and other Ringo researchers.


  • Author : Bible Study with Me and the Cowboy
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781449735678
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book has been written to help Christians understand the Bible in a new way. Biblical characters present an account of their own lives as taken from the biblical text. This book will also familiarize a person with the Bible and help them to know Jesus Christ. Some Bible characters included in this book are Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, Samson, David, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, and Jesus. Anyone interested in the Bible will benefit by reading this book. It has action, prophecy, humor, and much more to keep the reader engaged throughout.


  • Author : The Creation of the Cowboy Hero
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-11-19
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781476618142
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created compelling imagery, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced perceptions of the cowboy as a hero. This book describes the evolution of the cowboy hero as a mythic persona created by dime novels, television and Hollywood. Much of our concept of the cowboy comes to us from movies and the book’s main focus is his changing image in cinema. The development of the hero image and the fictional West is traced from early novels and films to the present, along with shifting audience expectations and economic pressures.


  • Author : Cowboy Guitars
  • Publisher : Centerstream Publications
  • Release Date : 2002-06
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1574241028
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

(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.