Book List in Order: 24 titles

  • A Texas Matchmater by Andy Adams Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 - September 26, 1935) was an American writer of western fiction. Andy Adams was born in Indiana. His parents were Andrew and Elizabeth (Elliott) Adams. As a boy he helped with the cattle and ho...


  • Guard this letter as you would your life! With these words ringing in his ears, Biff Brewster boards the Brazil-bound plane to join his father on a safari to the headwaters of the Amazon River—a safari that, to Biff's amazement, becomes a dead...


  • It was one day yet before the round-up of the Cherokee Strip. This strip of leased Indian lands was to be worked in three divisions. We were on our way to represent the Coldwater Pool in the western division, on the annual round-up. Our outfit was fo...


  • We were Texas Rangers. It was nearly noon of a spring day, and we had halted on sighting our destination, --Comanche Ford on the Concho River. Less than three days before, we had been lounging around camp, near Tepee City, one hundred and seventy-fiv...


  • The elder Wells some years previously had become interested in western and southern real estate, and among other investments which he had made was the purchase of an old Spanish land grant on a stream called the Salado, west of San Antonio, Texas. Th...


  • Early in the summer of '78 we were rocking along with a herd of Laurel Leaf cattle, going up the old Chisholm trail in the Indian Territory. The cattle were in charge of Ike Inks as foreman, and had been sold for delivery somewhere in the Strip. Ther...


  • The Wells Brothers by Andy Adams Against all odds and in the face of numerous calamities, two orphaned boys establish their own cattle ranch. About The Author American author Andy Adams (1859 –1935) was born in Indiana and moved to Texas where he s...


  • "Bad Medicine" The evening before the Cherokee Strip was thrown open for settlement, a number of old timers met in the little town of Hennessey, Oklahoma. On the next day the Strip would pass from us and our employers, the cowmen. Some of the boys ha...


  • I can truthfully say that my entire life has been spent with cattle. Even during my four years' service in the Confederate army, the greater portion was spent with the commissary department, in charge of its beef supplies. I was wounded early in the ...






  • When I first found employment with Lance Lovelace, a Texas cowman, I had not yet attained my majority, while he was over sixty. Though not a native of Texas, "Uncle Lance" was entitled to be classed among its pioneers, his parents having emigrated fr...


  • Excerpt from Chapter III An early start was delayed. Joel had figured without his guest, as the Texan stands in a class by himself. The peace and serenity of pastoral life affects its people, influencing their normal natures into calm and tranquil...


  • Ride the Great Western Trail from Texas to Montana with the Lovell Herd of 3100 prime Mexican cattle. Forced to leave Georgia following the Civil War, a Rebel soldier packs up his family and heads west. The youngest boy, Tom, leaves home in 1882 and ...



  • According to Wikipedia: Andy Adams (May 3, 1859 - September 26, 1935) was an American writer of western fiction. Andy Adams was born in Indiana. His parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Elliott) Adams, were pioneers. As a boy he helped with the cattle and...


  • An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Edition With Original Illustrations - Chapters Include: Drifting North - Seigerman's Per Cent - "Bad Medicine" - A Winter Round-Up - A College Vagabond - The Double Trail - Rangering - At Comanche Ford - Around The S...


  • The Civil War brought destruction and disaster to all walks of life in America. Adams has here touched upon one aspect rarely considered by other authors. The great cattle of Texas that was left uncared for and became a hazard to the owners and the g...


  • """On my arrival at Las Palomas, the only white woman on the ranch was ""Miss Jean,"" a spinster sister of its owner, and twenty years his junior. After his third bitter experience in the lottery of matrimony, evidently he gave up hope, and induced h...


  • Two orphans face starvation on the prairie of northeastern Kansas during the terrible winter of 1885–86. Dell and Joel Wells, redheads who have barely reached shaving age, are about to abandon their dead father’s claim on Beaver Creek because it ...


  • Andy Adams' The Log of a Cowboy has long been acknowledged a classic of western American literature. Hoffman Birney, in the New York Times Book Review, once declared, "If there is such a thing as an all-time 'best' Western, that is it." One of the mo...






  • The Ranch on the Beaver continues the hide-and-hoof Horatio Alger story of Wells Brothers: The Young Cattle Kings (also available as a Bison Book). By 1887 the teenage boys, Joel and Dell, have weathered several seasons as ranchers in northwest Kansa...



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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    The landmark novel of the American West Straightforwardly told, rich in detail, and laced with appealing campfire humor, Andy Adams's realistic The Log of a Cowboy is a classic portrayal of the western cattle country. Drawing on his own experienc...