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Cowboys are often portrayed as heroes from America's past. However, the real cowboy's life was more than just gunfights and daring escapades. It was also the challenge of a cattle drive or breaking in wild horses. And sometimes at the end of a long day, a cowboy had only his horse for companionship. Yet even today, cowboys continue to personify all that was new and exciting about frontier life.
With over one hundred vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from the archives of the Library of Congress, often called "the storehouse of the national memory," here is the story of the real American cowboy--and what made that life such a legendary one.At Home On the Range
From Booklist: Gr. 4-6. One of the first volumes in a new series aiming to "make the riches of the Library [of Congress] even more available to even wider circles of our multiethnic society," this book is essentially an album of historical photographs, posters, paintings, and engravings, along with explanatory text and boxed quotations representative of the period.
It features a wealth of pictorial materials organized by topic: the roundup, the trail drive, the cowboy as popular hero, and the cowboy today, to name a few. Occasionally, the uncaptioned illustrations raise questions that the text does not answer, making the two seem rather detached. Still, many of the photos provide intriguing views of the cowboy's activities and surroundings.
In a slightly jarring shift of subject, the book ends with a two-page spread in praise of the Library of Congress. Since there's no change in the page design, which includes a distinctive border throughout, these pages first appear to be part of the book on cowboys, rather than a note on the book's origins and the library's magnificence. Apparently, the ending is common to all the books in the series, as it also appears in Pioneers, noted in the Series Roundup in this issue.
Sandler's Cowboys is the more general and perhaps the more solid volume, but both would make good additions to library collections. Carolyn Phelan
Titolo: Cowboys (Library of Congress Classics)
Casa editrice: HarperCollins
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9510236
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G0064467457I3N00
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Codice libro della libreria G0064467457I4N00
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Codice libro della libreria W01B-00437
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0064467457
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97800644674524.0
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0064467457
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 64467457