JOHN BRANCH-The Last Cowboys

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 23 at 7PM

Author
JOHN BRANCH
speaking & signing
The Last Cowboys

In Conversation with: Kevin Robbins

 

 


ABOUT THE LAST COWBOYS

For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders--some call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now Bill and Evelyn Wright, parents to 13 children and grandparents to many more, find themselves struggling to hang on to the majestic landscape where they've been running cattle for 150 years as the West is transformed by urbanization, battered by drought, and rearranged by public-land disputes. Could rodeo, of all things, be the answer?

In a powerful follow-up to his prize-winning, best-selling first book, New York Times reporter John Branch delivers an epic and intimate family story deep in the American grain. Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of ranch life and the high drama of saddle-bronc competition, The Last Cowboyschronicles three years in the life of the Wrights, each culminating in rodeo's National Finals in Las Vegas. Will Bill and Evelyn be able to hold the family together as rodeo injuries pile up and one of their sons goes off on a religious mission? Will their son Cody, a two-time world champion, make it to the finals one last time--and compete with his own son? And will the younger generation--Rusty, Ryder, Stetson, and the rest--be able to continue the family's ways in the future?

This is a grand and compelling work of reporting that, like Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights, offers deep insight into American ritual and tradition. And in telling the Wright family's story, from branding days to rodeo nights to annual Christmas gatherings, Branch captures something vital of the grit, determination, and integrity that fuel the American Dream.

An unforgettable book by one of the finest reporters of our time, The Last Cowboys is a moving tribute to an American way of life.


ABOUT JOHN BRANCH

John Branch is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for the New York Times. His first book, Boy on Ice, was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting. He lives near San Francisco, California.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
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The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393292343
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 15th, 2018

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