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Title:
Some babies grow up to be cowboys : a collection of articles and essays
Author:
Erickson, John R., 1943-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Denton : University of North Texas Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 153 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781574411201
Format :
Book

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Central Library F392.P168 E77 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Erickson's articles and essays have been published in Texas Highways, Livestock Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Times Herald , and American Cowboy . This collection is arranged by Place; From Buffalo to Cattle; The Cowboy; Cowboy Tools; Ranch and Rodeo; Animals; and This and That. Many of the pieces are anecdotal, based on Erickson's experiences and observations on ranches. Others required some research and are more historical. Some are essays in which Erickson views contemporary life through the lens of cowboying. But all of them are vintage master storyteller John Erickson, told with humor and thoughtfulness.


Author Notes

John Richard Erickson was born in Midland, Texas on October 20, 1943. In 1966, he received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas in Austin and studied for two years at Harvard Divinity School.

He began to publish short stories while working full-time as a cowboy, farmhand, and ranch manager. In 1982, he started his own publishing company called Maverick Books, which published the first Hank the Cowdog book in 1983. He is the author of the best-selling Hank the Cowdog series, which won an Audie for Outstanding Children's Series from the Audio Publisher's Association in 1993. His stories have also won Oppenheimer, Wrangler, and Lamplighter Awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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