Name: The Last Cowboys By John Branch
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Title: The Last Cowboys
Author: John Branch
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A gripping portrait of one family’s gamble that rodeo and ranching are the future of the West-and not just its past.
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 Cowboys chronicles three years in the…