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Reed Anthony, Cowman: An Autobiography

Gelesen von Richard Kilmer

(4,66 Sterne; 128 Bewertungen)

Adams breathes life into the story of a Texas cowboy who becomes a wealthy and influential cattleman.. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (10 hr 18 min)

Chapters

01 - In Retrospect

27:07

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02 - My Apprenticeship

32:25

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03 - A Second Trip To Fort Sumner

27:13

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04 - A Fatal Trip

27:07

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05 - Summer Of '68

27:03

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06 - Sowing Wild Oats

28:55

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07 - "The Angel"

26:26

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08 - The "Lazy L"

26:46

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09 - The School Of Experience

23:40

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10 - The Panic Of '73

26:28

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11 - A Prosperous Year

29:07

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12 - Clear Fork And Shenandoah

26:03

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13 - The Centennial Year

29:27

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14 - Establishing A New Ranch

25:19

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15 - Harvest Home

29:04

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16 - An Active Summer

28:05

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17 - Foreshadows

30:28

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18 - The Beginning Of The Boom

29:51

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19 - The Cheyenne And Arapahoe Cattle Company

27:03

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20 - Holding The Fort

27:47

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21 - The Fruits Of Conspiracy

31:18

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22 - In Conclusion

31:50

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Bewertungen

yeehahg!!

(5 Sterne)

It's great to hear a tail of truth in cowboy life. I did cowboy work up to 17yrs. of age and have always hungered to know how it was done in the past. (p.s. I started at age ten) Even if this is not true for you, this is a must read for you as an American or simply a adventure seeker. This is like no history book I remember but will teach you just the same. The reader is excellent as expected for such a story.

INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE

(4,5 Sterne)

A finr picture of a real Texas cattle baron. The stories of the drives are well described. Kilmer reads with his naturally Texas drawl to perfection.

Great story of the old west not guns ablaze just hard honest wor

(5 Sterne)

Great History of Texas Cattle Drives

(3 Sterne)

I found this story to be quite interesting, but I can understand why some find it tedious. We follow the life of a young continental soldier, wounded, then assigned to help take care of the army’s cattle. From there on he takes us through year after year of learning the cattle business, driving the cattle to market, selecting good horses for the drovers, trading, trading, trading cattle for horses, horses for oxen, and round and round again. The weather, landscape, Indian attacks, government contracts, saboteurs... all come into play as he gradually moves up the cattleman’s ladder from hired hand, to foreman, to small partnerships with other ranchers, all the way up to a huge cattle magnate, herding thousands of cattle every year. I learned about the different grades and types of cattle, and much about their individual personalities. Reed Anthony was a thoroughly honest and compassionate character. He followed one of his early business associate’s insistence that he start collecting land scripts for acreage in Texas, long before it was thought to be worth anything. He secretly built up his collection of certificates over the years, fearing that if anyone knew they would call him a fool. He was gone from home much of the year with the cattle driving, but managed to raise 10 children with his loving wife. I listened to this novel as a free download from LibriVox.org., read by an outstanding reader, Richard Kilmer.

(3,5 Sterne)

Very interesting account of the cattle industry in Texas between 1865 and 1890. The story does get redundant as each year is somewhat similar. Educational and well read

(5 Sterne)

the most gripping story I have ever listened to

whoa

(1 Sterne)

Nope really cannot handle th wording.

Cowman

(3 Sterne)

Good well written historical account poorly read. Still enjoyed it. Worth reading.