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Nothing too good for a cowboy

Author: Richmond P Hobson
Publisher: Philadelphia : J.B. Lippincott, [1955]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Epics of the West don't all belong to the last century. Here's a true tale of ranching in British Columbia told by a man who has built a cattle empire out of unexplored wilderness. In his first book, Grass Beyond the Mountains, Rich Hobson wrote about the discovery of a vast tract of grazing land on Canada's northern frontier. This book tells how he and his hardy companions saved the Frontier Cattle Company when the  Read more...
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Hobson, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson), 1907-1966.
Nothing too good for a cowboy.
Philadelphia, Lippincott 1955
(OCoLC)754549940
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richmond P Hobson
OCLC Number: 1337941
Description: 252 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The decision --
The girl --
Pan makes a deal --
Snow and poison --
Men of the Nazko --
Men for the frozen drive --
The frozen drive --
Ordeal at the blackwater --
The great spirit rides the herd --
Development of a swamp ranch --
Killers of the backlands --
The red line of death --
Social life of the Nazko --
Hidden tribe of the Fawnies --
The stampede road --
Moccasin telegraph --
The rough edges --
Men in the saddle --
Big city wild horse drive --
Enter the ladies --
The blond girl and the Jersey bull --
With the help of the cows.
Responsibility: Richard P. Hobson, Jr.

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Epics of the West don't all belong to the last century. Here's a true tale of ranching in British Columbia told by a man who has built a cattle empire out of unexplored wilderness. In his first book, Grass Beyond the Mountains, Rich Hobson wrote about the discovery of a vast tract of grazing land on Canada's northern frontier. This book tells how he and his hardy companions saved the Frontier Cattle Company when the exigencies of war threatened the enterprise. The heroic struggle of the Frozen Drive, in which a handful of brave men moved hundreds of head of cattle over vast stretches of blizzard-blocked terrain in below-zero weather, is typical of their staunch and courageous fight. Here are all the hardships of wilderness life - marauding, wolf packs, a horrifying case of blood-poisoning, frozen faces, spoiled food. And then the star-strewn nights, the fresh, sweet mountain air, the comfort of hearty friends and strong horses, these simple yet eloquent pleasures compensate the lonely and tired cowboy. A mysterious vision which recurs throughout Rich Hobson's lonely existence is his dream of a beautiful, almond-eyed blonde. How this theme is translated into wonderful reality forms an amusing and most satisfactory climax to this tale of true adventure -- Book jacket.

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