Saddling Up Anyway: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys by Patrick Dearen
English | October 5th, 2012 | ASIN: B009D1GCZY, ISBN: 1589792238, 1493032976 | 192 pages | EPUB | 2.33 MB
Every time a cowhand dug his boot into the stirrup, he knew that this ride could carry him to trail's end. In real stories told by genuine cowboys, this book captures the everyday perils of the "flinty hoofs and devil horns of an outlaw steer, the crush of a half-ton of fury in the guise of a saddle horse, the snap of a rope pulled taut enough to sever digits. Threats took many forms, all of them sudden, most inescapable–a whooshing arrow or exploding slug, a raging river ready to drag him to the depths, and lightning that rattled bones and deafened if it missed, or came with silent finality if it didn't."