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The Resource Riata and spurs : the story of a lifetime spent in the saddle as cowboy and detective, by Charles Angelo Siringo ; new foreword by Marc Simmons

Riata and spurs : the story of a lifetime spent in the saddle as cowboy and detective, by Charles Angelo Siringo ; new foreword by Marc Simmons

Label
Riata and spurs : the story of a lifetime spent in the saddle as cowboy and detective
Title
Riata and spurs
Title remainder
the story of a lifetime spent in the saddle as cowboy and detective
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Angelo Siringo ; new foreword by Marc Simmons
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his introduction to the 1927 edition of Riata and Spurs, Gifford Pinchot said that "Charlie Siringo's story of his life is one of the best, if not the very best, of all books about the Old West, when cowpunchers actually punched cows." He goes on to say that "it is worth something to be able to lay your hand on a book written by a man who is the real thing, and who tells the truth." Others might not have the same opinion about the book and some might argue about Siringo's memories of things that happened during his lifetime. But, in any event, the book is a colorful portrayal of the ins and outs of cowboys, bad men, and the one detective who took out after them. Siringo originally had references to his experiences with the Pinkerton Agency, but which objected to his statements and they do note appear in the 927 edition. There's plenty left, however, including stories about Billy the Kid, Kid Curry, Butch Cassidy, and even a mention of Will Rogers. All in all, this fascinating book will give today's readers a rare glimpse of what was once called "the Old West" and is now forever gone -- Back cover
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.S54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Southwest heritage series
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Label
Riata and spurs : the story of a lifetime spent in the saddle as cowboy and detective, by Charles Angelo Siringo ; new foreword by Marc Simmons
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Facsimile of 1927 edition."
  • Originally published: Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1927
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Southwest Heritage Series -- Foreword to this edition -- Facsimile of 1927 edition
Control code
79004911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780865345737
Lccn
2007061709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)79004911
Label
Riata and spurs : the story of a lifetime spent in the saddle as cowboy and detective, by Charles Angelo Siringo ; new foreword by Marc Simmons
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Facsimile of 1927 edition."
  • Originally published: Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1927
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Southwest Heritage Series -- Foreword to this edition -- Facsimile of 1927 edition
Control code
79004911
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 276 pages
Isbn
9780865345737
Lccn
2007061709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)79004911

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