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The Last Cowboys

A Pioneer Family in the New West

by John Branch

Hardcover, 277 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 |


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The author of Boy on Ice presents a portrait of the Wright family of Smith Mesa and their generations-long achievements as some of the world's most successful cattle ranchers and rodeo champions, tracing three generations of their battles against natural obstacles, federal regulation and injuries and how the changes of the 21st century are challenging their future.