Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Years

Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Years

by Jane Lambert


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This book contains the same information as the first edition, plus more. Charlie Russell's colorful eleven year cowboy career is spiced with adventures with his horses and friends. This book chronicles the years of fun and adventure that Russell drew upon for his authentic western art. Early examples of Charlie's art and many vintage photographs illustrate the book.
Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Years is not an art book, research paper, or novel, and its definitely not fiction. This engaging narrative chronicles the eleven years Charles M. Russell spent on the open range of Montana working as a cowboy, from 1882 until 1893. With Charlie cast as the centerpiece--which he often was during this period--with a supporting cast of friends and horses, this colorful history is filled with adventure. These years as a working cowboy were a formative time for this talented and complex artist, a man of integrity who had a great sense of humor, both childlike and raucous.
Saddle up, and ride along with Charlie and his friends. Tighten your cinch, adjust your stampede string, keep a leg on each side, and expect to have a good time!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878426157
Publisher: Mountain Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 802,016
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jane Lambert is a fifth-generation, northern California rancher, turned Montanan, in large part due to Charles M. Russell's art and Will James's books. Her family homesteaded in Lake County, California, in the 1850s. She grew up ranching with a passion for horses. As a kid, she hung Russell's art on her walls and read all of James's books with a fascination for, and a desire to see, Montana. That dream was realized in 1981 when she quit her job as an Agriculture/Home Economics teacher, drew her money, and moved with her daughter, Lisa, to Stevensville, Montana.

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