A True West reader recently requested a list of my favorite authors and books on the old-time cowboys on the Long Trail from southwest Texas to the cow towns of Kansas. These classics have been my “Bibles” for years.
I thought others might be interested.
We Pointed Them North. Recollections of a Cowpuncher.
Abbott, E.C. (Teddy Blue) and Helen Huntington Smith. University of Oklahoma Press. 1966.
The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old West Days.
Adams, Andy. University of Nebraska Press. 1964
Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman
Haley, J. Evetts. University of Oklahoma Press. 1970
Dobie, J. Frank. Grosset and Dunlap Inc. 1957.
The Old-Time Cowhand
Adams, Ramon. New York: Macmillan Co., 1961.