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The Modern Cowboy

The Modern Cowboy

(1981)
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"The American cowboy is a mythical character who refuses to die," says author John R. Erickson. On the one hand he is a common man: a laborer, a hired hand who works for wages. Yet in his lonely struggle against nature and animal cunning, he becomes larger than life. Who is this cowboy? Where did he come from and where is he today? Erickson addresses these questions based on firsthand observation and experience in Texas and Oklahoma. And in the process of describing and defining the modern working cowboy - his work, his tools and equipment, his horse, his roping technique, his style of dress, his relationships with his wife and his employer - Erickson gives a thorough description of modern ranching, the economic milieu in which the cowboy operates. The first edition of this book was published in 1981. For this second edition Erickson has thoroughly revised and expanded the book to discuss recent developments in cowboy culture, making The Modern Cowboy the most up-to-date source on cowboy and ranch life today.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Modern Cowboy (Western Life)
Author(s): John R Erickson
ISBN: 1-4177-2597-4 / 978-1-4177-2597-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 1981 : USA Hardback
Title: The Modern Cowboy
Author(s): John R Erickson
ISBN: 0-8032-1805-2 / 978-0-8032-1805-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Modern Cowboy: Second Edition (Western Life)
Author(s): John R Erickson
ISBN: 1-57441-177-2 / 978-1-57441-177-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
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March 1984 : USA Paperback
Title: The Modern Cowboy (Western Life Series)
Author(s): John R Erickson
ISBN: 0-8032-6707-X / 978-0-8032-6707-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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Audio Editions

2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Modern Cowboy
Author(s): JOHN R ERICKSON
ISBN: 1-4193-3911-7 / 978-1-4193-3911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Modern Cowboy: Second Edition (Western Life)
Author(s): John R Erickson
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
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