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The Resource The outfit : a cowboy's primer, by J.P.S. Brown

The outfit : a cowboy's primer, by J.P.S. Brown

Label
The outfit : a cowboy's primer
Title
The outfit
Title remainder
a cowboy's primer
Statement of responsibility
by J.P.S. Brown
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • About modern cowboys, their hard life on the range, and modern aspects of ranch ownership
  • The setting for this virile novel is a Nevada cattle ranch covering one thousand miles of wilderness. The time is the present and the action takes place during the fall when the cattle must be rounded up. Several years of mismanagement have left the ranch and its livestock in bad shape, and the crew is faced with a monumental task in making the gather. Fences are few and far between, the saddle horses the men must work on are, for the most par, a very inferior bunch, and the "front office" is anything but understanding. Bert Sorrells is a top hand and he joins the crew on "The Outfit" because a friend has just been made manager and needs help. Sorrells also believes that the only work worth doing is on horseback. He is the sort of man, as the author puts it, that a rancher would want his son to be like but would never let his daughter marry.Conflicts arise as the men drive themselves through endless days of the hardest kind of work, and no one works harder than old Dobie Porter, who is so cripples by ancient injuries that he can barely get around on foot. Sorrells respects Porter for his skill and pride in his work, but he sees in Porter the image of himself in years to come. Working against time, for the cattle must be brought in before snow makes the mountain impassable, the work begins to take its toll on the men and their horses. The contests heighten: man against nature, man against animal, man against man -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The outfit : a cowboy's primer, by J.P.S. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
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 outfit -- The crew -- Mexican saddle -- The son of the outfit -- The bunkhouse -- Cowboy -- Lame bull -- Buckaroo -- A job of work -- The experiment -- Rodeo -- Day off -- Montezuma -- Run, Maverick, run -- I, Porter -- Neighbors -- Sunspot -- Remnant -- High lonesome -- Just one -- Turning loose the dallies -- Little Barney -- Rimfire -- Houlihan -- Night loop -- The gate -- Last chance -- Tired men, tired horses, cold country -- A place to winter -- Running dog -- Front office -- Loose with the saddle on -- Turned out
Control code
139268
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
349 pages
Lccn
71144384
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. Item laid in: 1 journal clipping. With covered dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)139268
Label
The outfit : a cowboy's primer, by J.P.S. Brown
Publication
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 outfit -- The crew -- Mexican saddle -- The son of the outfit -- The bunkhouse -- Cowboy -- Lame bull -- Buckaroo -- A job of work -- The experiment -- Rodeo -- Day off -- Montezuma -- Run, Maverick, run -- I, Porter -- Neighbors -- Sunspot -- Remnant -- High lonesome -- Just one -- Turning loose the dallies -- Little Barney -- Rimfire -- Houlihan -- Night loop -- The gate -- Last chance -- Tired men, tired horses, cold country -- A place to winter -- Running dog -- Front office -- Loose with the saddle on -- Turned out
Control code
139268
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
349 pages
Lccn
71144384
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. Item laid in: 1 journal clipping. With covered dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)139268

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