The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West by John Branch | Conversation Starters
Bill Wright and his ancestors have been ranchers on Smith Mesa for 150 years. Of recent years however, the ranch that has been home to Wright’s rodeo champion sons and their families have increasingly been threatened by corporate cattle raisers, tourism, environmental degradation, and federal regulators. Rodeo, a favorite cowboy past time during Bill’s younger days has now become the source of funds for the ranch’s maintainance.
Will the succeeding generations be able to continue the cowboy life in the coming years?
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner John Branch, this book is hailed by critics as an honest and compassionate look at America’s 21st century cowboys.
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