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The Trampling Herd

(1939)
The story of the cattle range in America
A novel by

 
 
Cattle crossed the Rio Grande into what is now the United States as early as 1580, forty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. In this colorful and comprehensive history of the cattle industry in the American West, Paul I. Wellman reaches back to the early sixteenth century, when the first cattle were brought from Spain to Mexico. He hits his stride in describing the great cattle drives that began after the Civil War when Texans desperately needed to ex-pand their markets. Hell-bent cow towns like Abilene and Dodge City make a big noise again, and so do figures of different bents: Joseph C. McCoy, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, John Chisum, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Billy the Kid. The coming of barbed wire and the great blizzards of 1886 and 1887 brought about dramatic changes in the cattle industry - all chronicled down to 1939, when The Trampling Herd was first published.



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Hardback Editions

December 1958 : UK Hardback
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Title: Trampling Herd: Story of the Cattle Range in America
Author(s): Paul Iselin Wellman
ISBN: 0-572-00233-5 / 978-0-572-00233-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W Foulsham & Co Ltd
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June 1951 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Trampling Herd: The Story of the Cattle Range in America
Author(s): Paul Iselin Wellman
ISBN: 0-8154-0490-5 / 978-0-8154-0490-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cooper Square Pub
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Paperback Editions

June 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Trampling Herd: The Story of the Cattle Range in America
Author(s): Paul I Wellman Jr
ISBN: 0-8032-9723-8 / 978-0-8032-9723-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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November 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Trampling Herd: Story of the Cattle Range in America
Author(s): Paul Iselin Wellman
ISBN: 0-426-12896-6 / 978-0-426-12896-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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