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eBook The Last Cattle Drive ePub

by Robert Day

  • ISBN: 0700602437
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Robert Day
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas (November 1, 1983)
  • Pages: 221
  • ePub book: 1825 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1603 kb
  • Other: mbr lrf lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 931

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First published in 1977, Robert Day's The Last Cattle Drive -an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club . Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the .

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First published in 1977, Robert Day's The Last Cattle Drive-an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club selection-is now a modern-day Western classic. First published in 1977, Robert Day's The Last Cattle Drive -an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club selection-is now a modern-day Western classic. This raucous, rollicking novel of a cattle drive in the age of the automobile revived a genre and added its own special twists in capturing the imagination of readers nationwide.

First published in 1977, Robert Day's The Last Cattle Drive-an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club .

The ""last drive"" is made over highways and big bridges, with the cattle bedding . When Spangler Star Tukle of western Kansas is utterly pissed by trucking rates, he decides to drive 250 head of cattle on a 15-day trek to the Kansas City stockyards and save freight charges

The ""last drive"" is made over highways and big bridges, with the cattle bedding down in post office parking lots and farmyards, by culverts and cloverleafs. Along the way kate citizens and cops try to obstruct the drive, but Spangler is nothing if not pigheaded, foulmouthed-and fueled by scotch. When Spangler Star Tukle of western Kansas is utterly pissed by trucking rates, he decides to drive 250 head of cattle on a 15-day trek to the Kansas City stockyards and save freight charges. Only old Jed, son of deaf mute parents, who speaks in the declarative (""You do not drive the truck backward. We will crash""), has ever been on a trail drive.

The Last Cattle Drive. Robert Day. First published in 1977, Robert Days The Last Cattle Drive-an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club selection-is now a modern-day Western classic

The Last Cattle Drive. First published in 1977, Robert Days The Last Cattle Drive-an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club selection-is now a modern-day Western classic.

This hilarious novel, the story of a wild romp across modern-day Kansas, is now available in a trade paperback edition.

Comments

Zainn Zainn
I bought this book for my Kansas-born-and-raised dad as an early Christmas present. He reads it while I'm watching TV and you can hear him cracking up every few minutes at something Spangler says. Several times he's broken out into straight out LAUGHS! Rare for a constantly grumpy cowboy... He absolutely loves the book and can't stop talking about the characters and the story. This is great for any old cowboy who doesn't mind some raunchy humor and lots of cussing.
Jediathain Jediathain
If John Ise's (1996) Sod and Stubble is about what early Kansans share in common with modern Americans, Day's Last Cattle Drive is about what has changed as our nation, and especially Kansas, developed. While a work of fiction, Day's story considers how reality has been altered from the days of the early frontier to a more modern landscape. The novel, set in 1970s Kansas recounts the invigorating and often hilarious tale of a dynamic cast of characters who decided to organize one last cattle drive from Turkle Ranch near Hays, Kansas to the stockyards in Kansas City, Kansas. Working through the hilarity, the difference between medicinal sex and indiscriminate screwing, a cat which may or may not have rabies, the annoyance of Hollywood types, lame heifers, and difficult police officers, we find that Day's book is telling us another, even more important story: life in Kansas, while similar to its Homestead Years, Railroad Booms, and now renowned cattle drives from Texas, has changed immensely in a variety of ways. This book is about those changes and how Kansas has not just coped with but grown into them.

If you have a few hours and a few dollars, the Last Cattle Drive will not disappoint in the end.
Micelhorav Micelhorav
This book is entertaining, but it does verge on a stand-up comedy routine at times. Too many f words for me.
Kecq Kecq
I especially enjoyed it because it was based on a part of the country I love. The characters were interesting. I enjoyed the old independent rancher. I could see a composite in him of some old farmer/ranchers I have known.
Faulkree Faulkree
This is an excellent book if your from anywhere near Hays Kansas and the surrounding area. Heck it is probably a great book no matter where your from. I've lost my copy and have thought about buying another just so I can share it with people. Maybe a red tomato beer is what you need to drink while reading this.
Anaginn Anaginn
Great book. Fun read! Even better if you're from Kansas!
Gadar Gadar
GREAT book. Easy read. I grew up in the middle-of-nowhere Kansas, much the characters and this describes perfectly the life of a Kansan.
When taking friends to visit cattle country in Kansas, this is required reading before the trip. Day understands the people and his sense of place is superb.