At the young age of 16, Andy Adams left his San Antonio home to follow his dream of becoming a cowboy. Going on long drives with some of the 19th century's hardiest cowboys, he learned his trade through many adventurous years of trial and error. This account of his true experiences includes dusty cattle drives, brandings, stampedes, dangerous river crossings, and remarkable encounters with the Blackfoot, Oglala, and Platte Indian tribes.
"Lots of fun"
Charles Siringo's riveting narrative tells of the people and events that shaped the legend of America's Wild West. Siringo spent more than 22 years riding with the cattle country's most lawless men. He relied more on instincts and experience than deductive reasoning to survive Idaho labor riots, hunt Appalachian moonshiners, and chase Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch across the Southwest.
"Great short story of a man's life."
On July 21, 1873, America's first train robbery was pulled off as Jesse James, his brother Frank, and their gang took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA. Newspaperman Robertus Love knew Frank James personally, and through careful research has pieced together this uniquely American story of the James' rise and fall.