A Texas Matchmaker (1904). By: Andy Adams, illustrated By: E. Boyd Smith (1860-1943): Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 - September 26, 1935) was an American writer of western fiction.

A Texas Matchmaker (1904). By: Andy Adams, illustrated By: E. Boyd Smith (1860-1943): Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 - September 26, 1935) was an American writer of western fiction.

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Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 - September 26, 1935) was an American writer of western fiction.
Andy Adams was born in Indiana. His parents were Andrew and Elizabeth (Elliott) Adams. As a boy he helped with the cattle and horses on the family farm. During the early 1880s he went to Texas, where he stayed for 10 years, spending much of that time driving cattle on the western trails. In 1890 he tried working as a businessman, but the venture failed, so he tried gold-mining in Colorado and Nevada. In 1894, he settled in Colorado Springs, where he lived until his death.
He began writing at the age of 43, publishing his most successful book, The Log of a Cowboy, in 1903. His other works include A Texas Matchmaker (1904), The Outlet (1905), Cattle Brands (1906), Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography (1907), Wells Brothers (1911), and The Ranch on the Beaver (1927).The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana during 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is based on Adams's own experiences, and it is considered by many to be literature's best account of cowboy life. Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his time; The Log of a Cowboy was his response. It is still in print, and even modern reviewers consider it compelling. The Chicago Herald said: "As a narrative of cowboy life, Andy Adams' book is clearly the real thing. It carries its own certificate of authentic first-hand experience on every page."

E. Boyd Smith (Smith, E. Boyd (Elmer Boyd), 1860-1943) ILLUSTRATOR.

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ISBN-13: 9781546636946
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/12/2017
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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