CHARACTERS ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Charles A. SiringoFul introduction by Texas olklorist J Frank Dobie This is an utterly exasperating book It been called a classic and the uintessential book of cowboy life Unfortunately Siringo s life is an endless round of getting drunk ighting spending money until he s broke and desperate and losing his job The cycle repeats over and over and it grows very tiresome Though the writing is competent I go First off sorta racist Sorta crazy racist Sorta crazy racist even by the standards of its day which were crazy racistAlso this guy strikes me as the least reliable narrator I ve ever read Not sure I believe one single thing he saysThat said it was interesting as hell The guy had one hell of an interesting childhood Forgotten HistoryFor those interested in the history of the West this uick read is worth the time Very interesting to be able to read what is basically a The Slave Dancer first hand account those times an places A good oldashion true tales of cowboying when cowboying was in its heyday Love the language. Ened a merchant business in Caldwell Kansas He began writing a book entitled A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony A year later it was published to wide acclaim and became one of the Special Agent first true looks into life as a cowboy written by someone who had actually lived the life This pre 1923 publication has been convertedrom its original Sleep with the Fishes formator the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History from the original publication orrom the conversi.
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particular sense of compelling storytelling It s just one darn thingsense of compelling storytelling It s just one darn thing another But a reader with some patience will be rewarded in the latter part of the book as his adventures begin adding up to something like a real narrative working or the LX as a range detective and he begins emerging as of a coherent protagonist in his own storyAnd it s not all about the work of cowboying herding and rounding up cattle and taking them to market There are some close scrapes and some earless derring do And there are also matters of the heart as the young cowboy A World on Fire falls in love with a string of sweethearts he meets along the wayinally marrying one he meets in Kansas and ending his career as a cowboy I m *happy to recommend this book to anyone with *to recommend this book to anyone with interest in the Wild West cowboys ranching in the days of the open ranges and social history of the late 19th century The 1950 edition is worth having Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life for the wonder. At Masterson hadorced Allison to back down rom an impending confrontation Siringo however later gave a written account of that incident which contradicted Earp's claim Siringo however later gave a written account of that incident which contradicted Earp's claim that Earp never came into contact with Allison and that two businessmen cattleman Dick McNulty and the owner of the Long Branch Saloon Chalkley Beeson in Dodge City actually defused the situation After taking part in several cattle drives Siringo stopped herding to settle down get married 1884 and op. At the age of 28 when he wrote his memoir Charles
siringo had alreadyhad already a cowboy or 15 years Born in 1855 on the Gulf Coast of Texas Siringo worked in one job after another across the Midwest and Southwest ranging 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate from St Louis to New Mexico Still a teenager he settled on cowboying at the time of the great cattle drives and was apparently very good at it though no luckier than most at making a livingrom it He worked The Oxford New Greek Dictionary for many yearsor the LX ranch in the Texas Panhandle The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for a while rounding up cattle that had drifted away or were stolen This occupation put him in New Mexico at the time of Billy the Kid who wasour years his junior He never met Billy but knew men who did and his imagination seems to have been The New Job Security fired by the stories they told about the pursuit and eventual shooting of this young outlaw Though by his own account Siringo never shot a man himself he was a dead aim with a six shooterHis memoir was written as he admits in his preface to make money and lots of it It s not great litera. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Charlie Siringo was born in Matagorda County Texas to an Irish immigrant mother and an Italian immigrantather rom Piedmont He attended public school until reaching the age of 15 when he started working on local ranches as a cowboy In March April and *May 1877 Siringo was in Dodge City Kansas during an alleged confrontation between Clay Allison and Wyatt *1877 Siringo was in Dodge City Kansas during an alleged confrontation between Clay Allison and Wyatt Earp was a Marshal at the time Earp later claimed after Allison's death in 1887 that he and .
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