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Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion

Author: Elyssa Ford
Publsiher: University Press of Kansas
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-11-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0700630317
Rating: 4.6/5 (33 downloads)

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From the Wild West shows of the nineteenth century to the popular movie Westerns of the twentieth century, one view of an idealized and mythical West has been promulgated. Elyssa Ford suggests that we look beyond these cowboy clichés to complicate and enrich our picture of the American West. Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebellion takes us from the beachfront rodeo arenas in Hawai‘i to the reservation rodeos held by Native Americans to reveal how people largely missing from that stereotypical picture make rodeo—and America—their own. Because rodeo has such a hold on our historical and cultural imagination, it becomes an ideal arena for establishing historical and cultural relevance. By claiming a place in that arena, groups rarely included in our understanding of the West—African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Hawaiians, and the LGBT+ community—emphasize their involvement in the American past and proclaim their right to an American identity today. In doing so, these groups change what Americans know about their history and themselves. In her journey through these race- and group-specific rodeos, Ford finds that some see rodeo as a form of escape, a refuge from a hostile outside world. For others, rodeo has become a site of rebellion, a place to proclaim their difference and to connect to a different story of America. Still others, like Mexican Americans and the LGBT+ community, look inward, using rodeo to coalesce and celebrate their own identities. In Ford’s study of these historically marginalized groups, she also examines where women fit in race- and group-specific rodeos—and concludes that even within these groups, the traditional masculinity of the rodeo continues to be promoted. Female competitors may find refuge within alternate rodeos based on their race or sexuality, but they still face limitations due to their gender identity. Whether as refuge or rebellion, rodeos of difference emerge in this book as quintessentially American, remaking how we think about American history, culture, and identity.

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Rock and Hard Places

Author: Andrew Mueller
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-02-10
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1593763794
Rating: 4.7/5 (637 downloads)

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Andrew Mueller is Australian by birth, a Londoner by choice, a wanderer by nature, and a journalist by profession. Unable to decide between being a rock critic, travel writer, or foreign correspondent, he hit upon the novel, if time-consuming, solution of trying to be all three at once. In Rock and Hard Places, published originally in the U.K. in 1999, now re-envisioned and updated and available for the first time in the United States, he travels to Lebanon with the Prodigy, comes to America with Radiohead, and goes all over the place with U2. He ventures to Bosnia Herzegovina with an aid convoy in the middle of the war, sees Def Leppard play in a cave in Morocco, and attempts to ask the Taliban not only what they think they’re up to, but who they fancy for the World Cup. He flings himself head first down the Cresta Run, sits in Stalin’s armchair, chases ambulances through Moscow, chases some kind of lost tribe in India, wakes up at least once in a park in Reykjavik, and strongly advises avoiding the seafood salad in Sapporo Airport. He’s funny. Occasionally he makes a point.

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Barcode: Bar Stories Pure Slush

Author: Pure Slush
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages:
Release: 2014-09-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1925101010
Rating: 4.1/5 (1 downloads)

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32 stories about bars and alcohol and pick-ups and brawls and loners and losers and drinkers and gadabouts and socialites and hustlers and bartenders and late nights and early mornings

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Notausgang: emergency exit Pure Slush Vol. 2

Author: Pure Slush
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1471700593
Rating: 4.7/5 (5 downloads)

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23 writers weave 24 stories - real and fiction: funny, sad, creepy, arresting - on the theme 'emergency exit'.

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Cowboy Country

Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1488029520
Rating: 4.0/5 (295 downloads)

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Two wild cowboys’ hearts get lassoed in these fan-favorite tales from two stars of Western romance The Creed Legacy Linda Lael Miller Rough-and-tumble rodeo cowboy Brody Creed likes life on the move—until a chance encounter with his long-estranged twin brother brings him “home” to Lonesome Bend, Colorado, for the first time in years, and forces him to face the secrets that continue to haunt him. But can this restless bad boy finally overcome his past—and find a future with Carolyn Simmons, the opposite of everything he thought he wanted? Blame It on the Cowboy Delores Fossen All of Logan McCord’s carefully laid plans erupt the day he walks in on his would-be fiancée getting…well, not so carefully laid. Tonight, just once, Logan is acting on instinct by agreeing to a cute stranger’s request for a fling with a Texas cowboy. But when chef Reese Stephens tracks him down looking for the heirloom watch she’d left in his keeping, they just might discover that Reese’s crazy past and Logan’s battered heart are no match for the kind of chemistry that could turn one night into the start of a passionate lifetime.

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Blame It on the Cowboy

Author: Delores Fossen
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-10-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1460396103
Rating: 4.3/5 (961 downloads)

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Every cowboy has a wild side—all it takes is the right woman to unleash it… All of Logan McCord's carefully laid plans erupt the day he walks in on his would-be fiancée getting…well, not so carefully laid. Tonight, just once, Logan is acting on instinct. And that instinct is telling him to say "Happy to oblige" to the cute stranger looking for a no-strings fling with a Texas cowboy. When chef Reese Stephens made her bucket list, she mistakenly thought she had weeks to live. Not that she regrets her one-night-stand with the gorgeous rancher. But she does regret leaving an heirloom watch as a parting gift. Tracking Logan down is easy. Walking away again is another matter. Because Reese's crazy past and Logan's battered heart are no match for the kind of chemistry that could turn one night into the start of a passionate lifetime.

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Author: Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1984-05-15
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0226469557
Rating: 4.4/5 (695 downloads)

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Describes the sport of rodeo, traces its history, looks at the man-horse relationship, and examines the role of animals in the rodeo



Author: Chimp Robertson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1496943155
Rating: 4.9/5 (431 downloads)

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What a creative idea! Chimp Robertson has put together an anthology of rodeo stories from the famous and not so famous. Each story was written by the individual rodeo rider, and ranges from flat out funny, to pathos, to “glad that wasn’t me”, to... Every story sits tall in the saddle on its own merits, but put them all together and Chimp has created a fireside reader that will keep you entertained for hours; a great book to travel with, as a gift or to take to your next rodeo for autographs. Every rodeo cowboy/cowgirl has at least one incredible rodeo story, and Rodeo Stories relates some of the best ones. This book not only makes the 8 second buzzer, but it wins the championship belt buckle. Pull your cowboy hat on tight, nod your head to open the gate, and hang on for a great ride! Robert Lorbeer

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The Helldivers' Rodeo

Author: Humberto Fontova
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1590770056
Rating: 4.7/5 (7 downloads)

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An account of some of the wildest, most extreme sportsmen in recent memory, this book introduces a group of New Orleans scuba-diving clubs that dive from off-shore oil platforms in order to spear the giant fish that congregate around these artificial barrier reefs.

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Black Cowboys of Rodeo

Author: Keith Ryan Cartwright
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 1496229487
Rating: 4.2/5 (294 downloads)

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They ride horses, rope calves, buck broncos, ride and fight bulls, and even wrestle steers. They are Black cowboys, and the legacies of their pursuits intersect with those of America's struggle for racial equality, human rights, and social justice. Keith Ryan Cartwright brings to life the stories of such pioneers as Cleo Hearn, the first Black cowboy to professionally rope in the Rodeo Cowboy Association; Myrtis Dightman, who became known as the Jackie Robinson of Rodeo after being the first Black cowboy to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo; and Tex Williams, the first Black cowboy to become a state high school rodeo champion in Texas. Black Cowboys of Rodeo is a collection of one hundred years of stories, told by these revolutionary Black pioneers themselves and set against the backdrop of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, segregation, the civil rights movement, and eventually the integration of a racially divided country.

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The Carnival is Over

Author: Greg Woodland
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-08-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1922459984
Rating: 4.4/5 (599 downloads)

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It’s the 1970s in Moorabool and the small-town tensions are once again simmering in this thrilling follow up to Greg Woodland’s 2020 debut

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth

Author: Scott M. Terry
Publsiher: Lethe Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012
Genre: Christian gays
ISBN: 1590213661
Rating: 4.2/5 (136 downloads)

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Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion offers an illuminating glimpse into a child's sequestered world of abuse, homophobia, and religious extremism. Scott Terry's memoir is a compelling, poignant and occasionally humorous look into the Jehovah's Witness faith-a religion that refers to itself as The Truth-and a brave account of Terry's successful escape from a troubled past. At the age of ten, Terry had embraced the Witnesses' prediction that the world will come to an end in 1975 and was preparing for Armageddon. As an adolescent, he prayed for God to strip away his growing attraction to other young men. But by adulthood, Terry found himself no longer believing in the promised apocalypse. Through a series of adventures and misadventures, he left the Witness religion behind and became a cowboy, riding bulls in the rodeo. He overcame the hurdles of parental abuse, religious extremism, and homophobia and learned that Truth is a concept of honesty rather than false righteousness, a means to live a life openly, for Terry as a gay man."

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Counterfeit Rodeos

Author: James Duermeyer
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 317
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1645406679
Rating: 4.4/5 (66 downloads)

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Award winning author James Duermeyer has written another western, Counterfeit Rodeos, Book Three, in his Nathan Wolf series: After a casual afternoon visit to a local rodeo, Nathan Wolf discovers that the rodeo performance is rigged by a criminal element that is willing to commit murder to keep its secrets from reaching the arm of the law. But Nathan soon learns that rigged rodeos are only one piece of a much larger multi-faceted criminal enterprise that spans many states in its reach. Several of Wolf’s friends join him in the twists and turns of searching for the head of the criminal enterprise, all the while placing Wolf in life and death danger in his hunt for the truth. Counterfeit Rodeos, following Trail of the Outlaw and Singing Creek are set in post reconstruction Kansas, where a traveling carnival holds secrets that Wolf must pry from dangerous criminal characters.

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Bad Country

Author: C. B. McKenzie
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-11-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1466856009
Rating: 4.8/5 (56 downloads)

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Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Novel, a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, and a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, a debut mystery set in the Southwest starring a former rodeo cowboy turned private investigator, told in a transfixingly original style. Rodeo Grace Garnet lives with his old dog in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as El Hoyo. He doesn't get many visitors in The Hole, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many undocumented immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border in Rodeo's harsh and deadly "backyard," but a member of a major Southwestern Indian tribe, whose death is part of a mysterious rompecabeza-a classic crime puzzler-that includes multiple murders, cold-blooded betrayals, and low-down scheming, with Rodeo caught in the middle. Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piecework as a bounty hunter, warrant server, and divorce snoop, Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman from his own Reservation has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results. Her attitude seems heartless, but as Rodeo pursues interrelated cases, he learns that the old woman's indifference is nothing compared to true hatred, and aligned against a variety of creative and cruel foes, the hard-pressed PI is about to discover just how far hate can go. CB McKenzie's Bad Country is a noir novel that is as deep and twisty as a desert arroyo. With confident, accomplished prose, McKenzie captures the rough-and-tumble outer reaches of the Southwest in a transfixingly original style that transcends the traditional crime novel.

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Author: Alyson Hagy
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-05-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1555970524
Rating: 4.9/5 (75 downloads)

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An unforgettable story of men and horses, the American West, and the dream of a ticket out * A May 2012 Indie Next Pick * Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. Money is tight at the family ranch, where he's living again after a disastrous end to his job on the Texas show-horse circuit. He sees his chance with a beautiful quarter horse, a filly that might earn him a reputation, and spends his savings to buy her. Armed with stories and the confidence of youth, he devotes himself to her training -- first, in the familiar barns and corrals of home, then on a guest ranch in the rugged Absaroka mountains, and, in the final trial, on the glittering, treacherous polo fields of southern California. With Boleto, Alyson Hagy delivers a masterfully told, exquisitely observed novel about our intimate relationships with animals and money, against the backdrop of a new West that is changing forever.

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Exquisite Redemption

Author: Ann Mayburn
Publsiher: Ann Mayburn
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2015-12-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0997309369
Rating: 4.3/5 (93 downloads)

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Sarah In my wild, reckless past Carlos 'Beach' Rodriguez would have been my ideal man. He's handsome, experienced, rich, kind, and in complete control of his destiny. Unfortunately he's also a criminal, the President of an outlaw motorcycle club, and I've sworn off bad boys in my efforts to live my dream of being normal. He would be so much easier to resist him if he hadn't saved my life more than once and didn't treat me like his queen. Beach Gorgeous, smart, and deadly, Sarah is my ideal woman, even if she is almost young enough to be my daughter. On the surface she's one of the toughest females I've ever met, but underneath all that hard beauty and menace lies an incredibly tender heart that's been damaged in the past. Winning her love is gonna be a challenge, but I'm determined to have her as my old lady and I'll do whatever I have to in order to make that happen. That would be a hell of a lot easier to do if people weren't trying to kill us all the time.

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Wild Thoughts from Wild Places

Author: David Quammen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-16
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 1439125279
Rating: 4.1/5 (252 downloads)

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In Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, award-winning journalist David Quammen reminds us why he has become one of our most beloved science and nature writers. This collection of twenty-three of Quammen's most intriguing, most exciting, most memorable pieces takes us to meet kayakers on the Futaleufu River of southern Chile, where Quammen describes how it feels to travel in fast company and flail for survival in the river's maw. We are introduced to the commerce in pearls (and black-market parrots) in the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia. Quammen even finds wildness in smog-choked Los Angeles -- embodied in an elusive population of urban coyotes, too stubborn and too clever to surrender to the sprawl of civilization. With humor and intelligence, David Quammen's Wild Thoughts from Wild Places also reminds us that humans are just one of the many species on earth with motivations, goals, quirks, and eccentricities. Expect to be entertained and moved on this journey through the wilds of science and nature.