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by Ed Ashurst
This second edition of the award-winning book “Alligators in the Moat” gives the reader a more thorough view of the dysfunctional position the United States has put itself in on the border it shares with Mexico. The first edition won the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for best non-fiction Ebook. This book contains two new chapters that provide a history of little known amnesty legislation put into place by presidents from both parties over the last thirty years. This book will also give the reader a better understanding of why Trump’s wall will never be built and will explain that in spite of President Trump’s best and most patriotic efforts his lack of understanding of the true border dynamic has kept the border insecure. Warning: The contents of this book will shock you.
Charlie Gould holds no prejudices or preconceived notions about where a person hails from, whether he is called cowpuncher, buckaroo or cowboy. Makes no difference to him whether his outfit is a center-fire or double rig saddle, whether his rope is tied hard and fast or he dallies with a sixty foot reata. You’ll find that Charlie holds in high regard anyone who “makes a hand” regardless of what he’s called, what kind of outfit he has, or what culture he’s a product of. Texan, buckaroo, cowpuncher or rough country wild cowman, no matter, Charlie can tell you stories about the ones he’s worked with.Ed has latched on to this and will take you on the trail of Charlie’s adventures. You’re in for a history lesson on cow outfits and the men that work them. You’ll meet many of the best (and some of the worst) but at any rate many memorable characters along the way.- Mike McFarland
As the title suggests, Mavericks deals with the capture of wild cattle. This book is contains the stories of the men and their mounts who faced this challenge daily. It contains many, many images of catching and handling of wild stock. The original atrwork is by Mike Capron with additional writings by Stella Hughes, Skeet Gould, Gail Gardner, Duane Reece, Bruce Kiskaddon and Jim Marler.
This book represents forty-some years of gathering cowboy stories. It is illustrated by Texas artist Mike Capron with a foreword by artist Fred Fellows. It contains 240 pages, 70-some thousand words, 91 pictures including old photographs and original Capron sketches. It is a paperback and is printed in the USA. This is a great book for anyone who likes to read about the western lifestyle.
Tommy Lee, not quite eighteen, shows up at a real cow outfit the morning after his high school graduation ceremony. He is long on cowboy skills but short on social skills, and his job on the Cow Creek Ranch will put him in situations he’s not prepared to deal with. Wanting to make a hand and be somebody, Tommy throws in with some very experienced older men who aren’t afraid to use their knowledge and expertise to gain wealth quickly.There is nothing far fetched about this story – you might even say it’s dangerously close to the truth. Stealin’ From the Neighbors is a winner of the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Hillerman Award.
Terrell Shelley and his family are legends in Southwest New Mexico. The Shelleys established a cattle ranch on Mogollon Creek on the edge of the Gila Wilderness in 1884. That ranch is still owned by the Shelley family whose members have been wild cow catchers, cow men, county sheriffs, world champions in the rodeo arena and world famous hunters and guides. As said by Frank DuBois in the foreword, “My advice is to put your foot in the stirrup, swing up in the saddle, enjoy your ride into the history of the Shelley family, and experience the Real West as told by a master storyteller.” A beautiful 6X9 hard back with dust jacket having 368 pages and 164 photographs.
Baxter Black says it best, “Warner Glenn is a simple man, not easily swayed from his principles. He has character, honor, modesty and inner strength. Tough, with a smile. Handshake, with a promise. A gladiator when defending what he loves. When he invites you to rope at his branding, to shoot the lion on his hunt, to play a tune on his fiddle, or even to say grace at his table, it’s like Mickey Mantle handing you the bat and saying, why don’t you take a few swings.” This is the story of Warner Glenn.
Wagon Boss follows Ed Ashurst to the Diamond A Ranch in Northern Arizona, giving the reader a realistic, gritty and often humorous view of the life of the Arizona Cowboy. This paperback book is illustrated by Mike Capron.