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The cattle kings, by Lewis Atherton

Label
The cattle kings
Title
The cattle kings
Statement of responsibility
by Lewis Atherton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This carefully documented book deals with the rulers of the Western cattle kingdom, the men who made and lost fortunes in cattle and left their mark on the American West lying between Texas and Montana. The region is a vast one and the cattle kings were no pygmies. Dealing in land, politics, high finance as well as cattle, some of them were men of great ability and basic integrity, such as Charley Goodnight and John W. Iliff, with ranches spread over the West, and Richard King of Texas. Others managed ranches, like those of the Matador Company, for foreign entrepreneurs (many of whom were Scotsmen); still others were speculators of dubious financial morals, like Alexander Hamilton Swan, who played for millions and lost. Containing little glamour and much neglected history, this excellent book will appeal to students of the West, Old and New, and to addicts of history who prefer fact to fireworks; it belongs in all comprehensive collections of Western Americana. ̃Kirkus Review
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.A8 1961
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The cattle kings, by Lewis Atherton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Change and continuity -- Why be a cattleman? -- Code of the West -- Live and let live -- The moderating hand of woman -- The cult of the self-made man -- God's elect -- Changing tides of fortune -- Land, labor, and capital -- Poker on joint-stock principles -- The vanguard of change -- Cattleman and cowboy: fact and fancy -- The cattleman's role in American culture
Control code
499974
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Lccn
61013722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Terry Toler, 1994 (SW Writers Access. No. 94-240). Bookplate of Terry Toler. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)499974
Label
The cattle kings, by Lewis Atherton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Change and continuity -- Why be a cattleman? -- Code of the West -- Live and let live -- The moderating hand of woman -- The cult of the self-made man -- God's elect -- Changing tides of fortune -- Land, labor, and capital -- Poker on joint-stock principles -- The vanguard of change -- Cattleman and cowboy: fact and fancy -- The cattleman's role in American culture
Control code
499974
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Lccn
61013722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Terry Toler, 1994 (SW Writers Access. No. 94-240). Bookplate of Terry Toler. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)499974

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