Unbridled Cowboy (Nonfiction)

Joseph B. Fussell, Truman State University Press, $19.95, Softcover.
Joseph B. Fussell, Truman State University Press, $19.95, Softcover.

When Bob Fussell edited his grandfather’s memoirs, he wondered if the stories were true. Consulting his cousin for suggestions, the response was concise: “Reduce Mexican body count.” Joe’s story begins in Texas, during the late 1880s.  Riding the rails as a hobo, working livery stables, wrangling cattle, serving as a Texas Ranger, Joe was an independent hell-raiser, good to his word, yet dangerous to those who trespassed him. Unbridled Cowboy is an absorbing personal account of a violent and lawless era.

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