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The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West
  

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping portrait of one western family struggling to hold on to age-old American ways.New York Times reporter and best-selling author John Branch takes readers to the magnificent red soil and rocky arroyos of southern Utah, where the Wright fa... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781538541012
Barcode 9781538541012
Published 15 May 2018 by Blackstone Audiobooks
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library ed.
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Author(s) By Branch, John
Read by Pruden, John
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ISBN-13 9781538541012
ISBN-10 1538541017
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date 15 May 2018
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library ed.
Edition Library ed.
Author(s) By Branch, John
Read by Pruden, John
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Area / Regional Studies
Black studies
Rural Communities
Equestrian & Animal Sports
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 236g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's gripping portrait of one western family struggling to hold on to age-old American ways.New York Times reporter and best-selling author John Branch takes readers to the magnificent red soil and rocky arroyos of southern Utah, where the Wright family of Smith Mesa have for generations raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders-some call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Filled with vivid scenes of cattle ranching and the high drama of rodeo, The Last Cowboys follows three generations of Wrights through the seasons as they are battered by drought, the falling price of beef, battles over land-use and federal regulation, and rodeo's ever-present risks of serious injury. This is an epic but intimate story of real-life cowboys squeezed by social change in the twenty-first century, their soiled boots planted firmly in the past while they optimistically build a future.

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Author's Bio

John Branch is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times. His first book, Boy on Ice, was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting. He lives near San Francisco. John Pruden is an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.

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