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"A can't-put-it-down modern Western." —Kirk Siegler, NPR


Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

The Last Cowboys is Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Branch’s epic tale of one American family struggling to hold on to the fading vestiges of the Old West. For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders—many call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now they find themselves fighting to save their land and livelihood as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer? Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of heartache and broken bones, The Last Cowboys is a powerful testament to the grit and integrity that fuel the American Dream.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2018
May 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
7.1
MB

Customer Reviews

SDWill ,

Cowboys

This is as close as most will probably come to knowing the life of a genuine contemporary cowboy and it resonated with my memories of being raised on wild-west stories. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and respect the family that allowed the author access to their lives. In the end, I found myself wanting to know more about the women of the family, but then it wouldn’t be “The Last American Cowboys”, would it..

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