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21. The Last Ride
by Glen 'Pee Wee' Mercer, Patrick D. Smith
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Asin: 1886916071
Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
Publisher: Sea Bird Publishing
Sales Rank: 391860
Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Life Story!
This was a funny, touching true life story that I couldn't put down! Definitely a great book for anyone, whether you like rodeo or not.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is an amazing book
I loved this book. It was one of the only books I have read with such a real life country setting. Not only was this guy a wonderful bullrider but was and is a good person at heart. Being raised around cattle and horses made for a great start for a bullrider. I think this book is very enlightening to the life of a bullrider and how hard they work to become what they are. It takes a very special person to climb on the back of a bull, and try to hang on for 8 seconds. They are faced with life and death everytime they nodd there head and come out of those chutes.

I couldn't put this book down. I would recommend this to anyone. Please take the time to read this book and you will soon appreciate the courage these guys have in taking on a bull.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!
The night my book arrived I burnt supper because I couldn't put it down. I found myself up at 2am reading it. I laughed, I cried and I laughed so hard that I cried reading the stories and remembering the people and places from this book. PeeWee, You did a wonderful job, I am soo very proud of you. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a look into the life and character of a cowboy!! Hurry up and write us another one!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Last Ride
I met Pee Wee Mercer when I was a senior in high school and we became very good friends and we traveled the high school rodeo circuit in 1985.Only living 10 miles from each other,we did alot of things that year.I went on and served my country, while my partner cont. with the rodeo circuit.This book was such an excellent story of a great bullrider and a wonderful person.Rodeo is a tough life and there's many bruises and broken bones along the way and when you start reading it, you discover what it takes to be a professional bullrider.I went to the hospital just after the accident and as I looked at my little buddy, I just couldn't imagen what the future held for him,but I can say that he's taken something awfully and has done what few people could even dream about . Pee Thanks for all the memories and the stories, will be looking forward to another book soon. Your friend Rowland Cortese

4-0 out of 5 stars I wore my pants out
PeeWee Mercer took me on a wild ride in his "Last Ride." He had me on so many bulls he wore my pants out. If you ever dreamed about what it is like to be a professional bullrider, Pee Wee tells it like it is, with all the glamour and romance washed out. You will ride around the circuit racing from city to city for the opportunity to get up on that next bull. The pay stinks, and there is a lot of pain, but for Pee Wee it is the life to which he was born. Pee Wee's last ride is the hook that pulls you into his story. Can you imagine the world in which he found himself after breaking is spinal cord that fateful evening in 1995 when he rode his last bull? His life today is the "hardest" bull he has ever had to ride, yet he continues on with guts and a faith that is an inspiration to all. ... Read more


22. Cowboys, Gamblers & Hustlers : The True Adventures of a Rodeo Champion & Poker Legend
by Byron "Cowboy" Wolford
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Asin: 1580420834
Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
Publisher: Cardoza
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23. Riding Buffaloes and Broncos: Rodeo and Native Traditions in the Northern Great Plains
by Allison Fuss Mellis, Allison Susan Fuss
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Asin: 0806135190
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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After his remarkable eight-second ride at the 1996 Indian National Finals Rodeo, an elated American Indian world champion bullrider from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, threw his cowboy hat in the air. Everyone in the almost exclusively Indian audience erupted in applause. Over the course of the twentieth century, rodeos have joined tribal fairs and powwows as events where American Indians gather to celebrate community and equestrian competition. In "Riding Buffaloes and Broncos," Allison Fuss Mellis reveals how northern Plains Indians have used rodeo to strengthen tribal and intertribal ties and Native solidarity.

In the late nineteenth century, Indian agents outlawed most traditional Native gatherings but allowed rodeo, which they viewed as a means to assimilate Indians into white culture. Mistakenly, they treated rodeo as nothing more than a demonstration of ranching skills. Yet through selective adaptation, northern Plains horsemen and audiences used rodeo to sidestep federally sanctioned acculturation. Rodeo now enabled Indians to reinforce their commitment to the very Native values--a reverence for horses, family, community, generosity, and competition--that federal agencies sought to destroy.

Mellis has mined archival sources and interviewed American Indian rodeo participants and spectators throughout the northern Great Plains, Southwest, and Canada, including Crow, Northern Cheyenne, and Lakota reservations. The book features numerous photographs of Indian rodeos from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and maps illustrating the all-Indian rodeo circuit in the United States and Canada. ... Read more


24. Rodeo Steer Wrestling: Rodeo (Mcleese, Tex, Rodeo Discovery Library.)
by Tex McLeese
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Asin: 1571033491
Catlog: Book (2000-10-01)
Publisher: Rourke Publishing
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25. Rodeo Cowboys in the North American Imagination (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities)
by Michael Allen
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Asin: 0874173159
Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Sales Rank: 1086463
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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An engaging exploration of one of the enduring relics ofAmerica's popular culture--the rodeo cowboy. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Let 'er buck!!
Michael Allen is a folklorist and a rodeo fan. He's a Westerner, born and raised in Ellensburg in central Washington. When this book was published, he was on the faculty of the University of Washington -- probably still is. I say all this because his book is first of all an academic discussion of his subject. It's based on extensive reading and field research, and the analysis tackles a broad range of topics that comprise the discourse among a couple generations of folklorists who've focused on the culture of western Americana. In other words, while Allen clearly enjoys his subject, he's making arguments directed at fellow professionals who represent different points of view. Because of this, there's a steady flow of documentation, with plenty of footnotes. For the casual reader, all this may get a little heavy-going at times.

Allen covers many facets of his subject -- starting with the history of rodeo and looking at the rodeo cowboy as portrayed in movies and TV, folklore, literature, art, and country music. He also has a chapter on what he calls "rainbow rodeo riders" -- that is, minorities, such as Native Americans, African-Americans, women, gays and lesbians. There's also a glossary of rodeo cowboy lingo and a long annotated bibliography in the form of an essay.

Allen's argument rests on a couple of ideas that he acknowledges are debatable. The first is that "real cowboys" (as they existed over 100 years ago out on the unfenced Plains) are for the most part a thing of the past. Today, the role of the "real cowboy" is left to the rodeo cowboy, and (this is where I'd take exception) Allen pretty much ignores the host of working cowboys who still make a living on ranches in a dozen or more western states. But I'm not a folklorist, so that's just my nonprofessional opinion.

The other idea is that the rodeo cowboy represents a "contemporary ancestor" for modern-day Americans. He harks back to the American frontier of our imagination. In his risk-defiant, untamed, wandering, individualistic behavior, he represents what fans regard as essentially American in themselves. In other words, he's mythic -- he represents our deepest values and connects us with our past. These values are embraced by the Cowboy Code, which is an unwritten set of behavioral guidelines all men must aspire to if they are to be accepted into the elite fraternity of "real cowboys." Dating from cowboy culture as it took form in the 19th century, the Code survives today, apparently stronger than ever among the men who rodeo.

The irony is that Allen also reveals the dark side of the myth and the Code, for both thrive on a kind of extreme libertarianism that can be anti-social, intolerant, and misogynistic. While the cowboy with his six-gun "tamed" the West (in popular fiction and movies, at least), the archetypal cowboy is untamable himself. While that's part of his appeal (and there are popular outlaw cowboys aplenty, e.g., Billy the Kid), it also exposes the rodeo cowboy's unsavory side. Allen may not intend this, but this casts a shadow over his argument.

For all my reservations, I recommend this book. It's so full of ideas and ranges across more rodeo cowboy literature than I ever imagined existed. He's added several titles to my reading list. As companion volumes, I'd recommend Baxter Black's hilarious rodeo novel, "Hey, Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?" A great book of essays and rodeo photography can be found in Bob St. John's "On Down the Road," full of interviews with rodeo stars circa 1975. For a good recent rodeo movie, there's "Cowboy Up!" about bullriders. Let 'er buck! ... Read more


26. Wild Ride: Three Journeys Down the Rodeo Road
by David A. Paulsen, David Poulsen
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Asin: 189445409X
Catlog: Book (2001-03-01)
Publisher: Johnson Gorman Publishers
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Three people-each on a journey-and living life eight seconds at a time. Despite ever-present danger, insufficient pay and endless miles down unfamiliar, often unfriendly highways, it's a journey they love. Wild Ride! takes readers on the road, into the arena and onto the backs of bucking broncs, hard-running horses and cantankerous bulls in an often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always candid look at the lives of a trio of rodeo's most successful stars. Barrel racer Monica Wilson, bull rider Kelly Armstrong and saddle bronc rider Duane Daines share their greatest triumphs and darkest hours. While most of us mutter, "Nothing could make me do that," Wild Ride! allows us to understand why these three could never want to do anything else. ... Read more


27. Bronc and Bareback Riding: Rodeo (Mcleese, Tex, Rodeo Discovery Library.)
by Tex McLeese
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Asin: 1571033440
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Publisher: Rourke Publishing
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28. An American Rodeo: Riding and Roping (Festivals! USA)
by Lisa Gabbert
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Asin: 0823953394
Catlog: Book (1999-08-01)
Publisher: PowerKids Press
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29. Cowgirls of the Rodeo: Pioneer Professional Athletes (Sport and Society)
by Mary Lou Lecompte
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Catlog: Book (2000-02-01)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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30. Charreria Mexicana: An Equestrian Folk Tradition
by Kathleen Mullen Sands
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Catlog: Book (1993-08-01)
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
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31. Charreada: Mexican Rodeo in Texas (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, No 59)
by Al Rendon, Julia Hambric, Bryan Woolley, Francis Edward Abernethy
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Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
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32. Wild West Shows
by Paul Reddin
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Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Buffalo Bill: Quite a Dude
This is an outstanding book. It is well researched, well written, engaging, and fun. Reddin discusses not only Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West show, but also the painter and showman George Catlin, the Miller brothers and their 101 Ranch and wild west show, and Tom Mix, the silent film cowboy. The Catlin segment of the book is fascinating and well conceived. I recommend this book highly.

4-0 out of 5 stars A prespective on the college level
Reddin's book takes a look at America's reaction to the closing of the west as a frontier. Reddin takes his reader from the rise of wild west shows to its eventual demise along the way you get to know not only the people that were involved to the shows but an insight into how it went from the idea of preservation of a cultural history to an entertainment for world wide audiences. The book is painstakingly researched by the author and fits well in any library of western americana or study of the Guilded Age in America. A must read for anyone with an intrest in the history of America between Civil War reconstruction and WWI. ... Read more


33. The Wild West (Altitude Superguides (Paperback))
by Bruce Patterson, Mary McGuire
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Catlog: Book (1993-01-01)
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34. Women and the Bullring
by Muriel Feiner
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-01)
Publisher: University Press of Florida
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The presence of women in the bullring was literally banned in Spain until 1975, when the country's political transition to democracy recognized equal rights for women in every aspect of society. After centuries of brave and relentless crusading, women have managed to make inroads into this male domain. The story of Women and the Bullring is one of daring and determined women who overcome countless obstacles and sexist barriers to realize a unique dream--that of becoming a "matadora de toros."

In the first English translation of this award-winning book on the subject, Muriel Feiner chronicles the struggle of women to become matadors--not only Spanish and Latin American women but also American, French, and British--from the 17th century to the present day. She also includes women who have attempted to make inroads into the bullfighting world as bull breeders, journalists, photographers, managers, artists, and impresarios, as well as a section devoted to the wives and mothers of some of the most prominent male toreros.

Feiner's extensive research included interviews with noteworthy authorities and with the protagonists themselves. The text is complemented by an extraordinary collection of historical and recent photographs. Feiner's investigation into the fears, frustrations, determination, and motivations of these remarkable women provides a unique insight into an often misunderstood spectacle. ... Read more


35. Bull Riding and Bullfighting (Mcleese, Tex, Rodeo Discovery Library.)
by Tex McLeese
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Rodeos and Bull Riding
About this book ( Bull Riding and Rodeos ) I think this book sounds excellent, and challenging to read and for others. I am a student and I have to do a paragraph about bull riding and rodeos. I actually feel that this book will be a great resource to use.

Also the book itself sounds amazing and full of interesting facts about bulls and their position as they do their dance in the ring. One thing that I do know is that bull riding is the one dangerous sports to do, but their is a huge commitment in doing this, and you have to know in what you are doing. ... Read more


36. Never Holler Whoa: The Life of a Chuckwagon Racing Driver
by Glen Mikkelsen
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Asin: 1894454103
Catlog: Book (2001-03-01)
Publisher: Red Deer Press
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Welcome to the World's Most Exciting Race! Chuckwagon racing is unlike any other race, anywhere. Professional chuckwagons thunder at 45 miles per hour. The horses are swift and the cowboys are tough. The ground literally shakes as the wagons careen around the oval track. Never Holler Whoa! provides an inside look at this most thrilling of sports. Through the real-life adventures of three compelling athletes-Kelly Sutherland, Buddy Bensmiller and Jim Nevada-readers will experience the danger, pain and sacrifice of professional racing. From the triumphs to the heartbreaks, these cowboys share their stories. ... Read more


37. Southern Hog Bay Recipes
by Mary Lou Lott
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Asin: 0975480359
Catlog: Book (2005-05-30)
Publisher: Turnkey Press
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Southern Hog Bay Recipes is an all pork cookbook that leaves you cooking everything but the squeal!

When Newton First Committee contacted the ABDR Advisory Board about putting on a hog bay in Newton, Texas, they jumped all over it. It would be called the Annual James Bean Memorial Newton County Hog Bay Show Down, after Mary Lou Mott’s son, James, who passed away March 28, 2002. It seemed only fitting because of his passion for the sport of hog baying, something that ran in the family – after all, his paw-paw was named Hog Skinner!

Alongside inventive recipes, you will experience a Hog Bay Showdown in Newton County, Texas. The type of wild hogs they are up against will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. The yipping and squealing will keep you cooking…or not. National Hog Bayers and their dogs, such as Catahoula and Black Mouth Cur, hog the spotlight with their perfect scores. The recipe Fatback to go will keep you High On The Hog through out the cookbook, and you will be wondering Who Let The Hogs Out. While the Hog Bayers are hoofin’ it on stage to get their trophy, you will be in Hog Heaven eating your Pork Kabob. Just as you think the hog bay is over here comes Roger Wiegand with a long pig tale. ... Read more


38. The CB Cowboys: The Saga of the Legendary Christensen Family
by Billy Wilcoxson
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Catlog: Book (2003-12)
Publisher: Eakin Press
Sales Rank: 1876730
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