A Texas Cowboy
Straight Texas from Cover to Cover!
"The risks he ran, the deadly situations through which his extraordinary nerve took him safely, his resourcefulness, his loyalty, and above all his cold-blooded bravery, always made men remember this picturesque, modest figure of the American frontier." - John Hays Hammond
In 1885, Charlie Siringo introduced himself to the world as "an old stove-up cowpuncher" who had just spent "fifteen years on the hurricane deck of a Spanish pony." That's how he described himself on the title page of his book, A Texas Cowboy.
It was the first time a real Texas cowboy had told his own story in his own words between the covers of a book.
Lots of people who know a thing or two about the subject say it's still the best true tale of life on the Texas range ever written.
"This is the most authentic book on the cowboy." - John H. Jenkins
"No record of cowboy life has supplanted this rollicky,reckless, realistic chronicle...His cowboys and gunmen were not of Hollywood and folklore. He was an honest reporter." - J. Frank Dobie
"That was the cowboy's Bible when I was growing up." - Will Rogers
Those are some Ace-high recommendations....and there are a lot more I could include, but you have to stop somewhere.
A Texas Cowboy reads like Charlie Siringo telling you his story in person. And he tells you all about:
- cowboying on the great cattle drives
- working as a range detective
- meeting and pursuing Billy the Kid
- falling in love with beautiful maidens (on a routine basis)
- getting shot at (also on a routine basis)
Singer Mike Blakely wrote a song about Charlie some years ago. The chorus goes like this:
Charlie Siringo he loved a fandango
And no one can argue with that
He would ride in a minute
For the pure glory in it
And he'd fight at the drop of a hat
That wild Texas gringo, Charlie Siringo
He rounded 'em up mighty fine
And I am a friend of old Charlie Siringo
And Charlie's an old friend of mine
Once you read the first page of A Texas Cowboy, Charlie will be your friend too.
Now is the time to order.
- A Texas Cowboy by Charlie Siringo
- Standard Edition Hardcover
- Satin Finish Jacket
- 215 pages