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The Day The Cowboys Quit by Elmer Kelton

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Hard Ride, December 2018
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Many A River, April 2009
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The Raiders, August 2007
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Six Bits A Day, October 2006
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Sons Of Texas, June 2006
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Texas Vendetta, February 2005
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Llano River, September 2004
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Shadow Of A Star, February 2004
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Bowie's Mine, April 2003
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The Way Of The Coyote, November 2002
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Hanging Judge, June 2002
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Joe Pepper, May 2002
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Badger Boy, January 2002
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Captain's Rangers, August 1999
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The Time It Never Rained, May 1999
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The Good Old Boys, April 1999
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Hot Iron, January 1998
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Texas Rifles, January 1998
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Buffalo Wagons, November 1997
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The Pumpkin Rollers, April 1997
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The Day The Cowboys Quit
Elmer Kelton

“The Day the Cowboys Quit was inspired by an historic event, a strike against large ranches on the Texas high plains, when the encroachment of an Eastern corporate mentality drove freedom-loving cowboys to drastic measures—no matter the cost.”

Forge Books
February 2008
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Featuring: Hugh Hitchcock
288 pages
ISBN: 0765360551
EAN: 9780765360557
Mass Market Paperback
$6.99
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Western

In later years people often asked Hugh Hitchcock about the Canadian River cowboy strike of 1883.

Wagon boss Hugh Hitchcock knows the cowboy life better than most: In 1883 if you’re a cowboy, you can’t own a cow and you are stigmatized as a drunk. Worse, you are exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who fence the range, replace traditions and trust with written rules of employment, refuse to pay a livable wage, and change things “that ought to be left alone.” The cowboys working in the Canadian River country of the Texas Panhandle decide to fight back, to do the unthinkable: go on strike.

In this celebrated novel, Elmer Kelton uses the true but little-known Canadian River incident to focus on the changes brought to ranching by big-money syndicates.

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