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  • Saddling Up Anywayby Patrick Dearen

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 21.99

    Whether destined to be remembered or forgotten, a cowhand clung to life with all the zeal with which he approached his trade. He was the most loyal of employees, repeatedly putting his neck on the line for a mere dollar a day. Patrick Dearen has brought these reckless and risky adventures to life with colorful stories from interviews with 76 men who... more...

  • Crossing Rio Pecosby Patrick Dearen

    TCU Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river—a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. Only at its crossings, with legendary names such as Horsehead and Pontoon, could travelers hope to gain passage.... more...

  • To Hell or the Pecos, a novelby Patrick Dearen

    TCU Press 2012; US$ 22.95

    Tom Rowden has been riding away from the Pecos River for twenty years, plagued by the haunting image of his wife, Sarah, the second before he killed her. Now, he is dead-set on returning to her unmarked grave above the river to make one final atonement.   more...

  • The Hidden Treasure of the Chisosby Patrick Dearen

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 7.99

    The Big Bend of Texas is a mysterious place in 1869. Legend has it that there's a lost gold mine in the Chisos Mountains. Twelve-year-old Fish Rawlings and his cousin Gid have heard all about it. To find it, they must cross a desert prowled by Apache warriors. They must ride a trail haunted by devil animals and Indian spooks. Even with the help of... more...

  • The Big Driftby Patrick Dearen

    TCU Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    Will Brite is a Slash Five cowboy working in the Middle Concho region of Texas in the winter of 1884 when a blizzard descends upon him—the likes of which he has never seen. Trapped under his horse and entangled in a barbed wire fence, Will finds an unexpected (and unwelcome) savior in the form of Zeke Boles, a former slave on the run from a bloody,... more...

  • The Illegal Manby Patrick Dearen

    TCU Press 2015; Not Available

    A story that could have come out of today’s headlines, this reissue of Patrick Dearen’s 1981 novel explores an illegal alien’s desperate attempt to provide for his family. Ricardo has known only poverty in Mexico, but he dreams of a better life in the United States. He enlists a “coyote” to smuggle him across the Rio Grande, a river that separates... more...

  • A Cowboy of the Pecosby Patrick Dearen

    TwoDot 2016; US$ 15.99

    In the late 1880s, the Pecos River region of Texas and southern New Mexico was known as “the cowboy’s paradise.” And the cowboys who worked in and around the river were known as “the most expert cowboys in the world.” A Cowboy of the Pecos vividly reveals tells the story of the Pecos cowboy from the first Goodnight-Loving cattle drive to... more...

  • When Cowboys Dieby Patrick Dearen

    TCU Press 2016; Not Available

    A man either chases his dreams, or he dies. Present-day ranch hand Charlie Lyles longs for an era before mechanization, when a cowboy’s greatest ally was his horse.  He remembers stove-up old men telling of cattle drives and stampedes and shallow graves in lonesome country with few fences.  At a dollar a day, none of them died rich, but for a cowboy... more...

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