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By Will James

whilst first released in 1924, Cowboys North and South was once eagerly authorized by means of a public hungry to understand extra approximately cowboys and the West. no longer for the reason that Mark Twain had an individual been such a success in shooting a slice of Americana.

Now this vintage selection of cowboy tales is offered for the 1st time as an booklet. New readers from world wide can observe that may James’s writing and paintings stay as clean and very important at the present time as whilst he first set his pen to it over 90 years in the past.

The e-book was once hailed by way of the critics:

“All the lifetime of the genuine cow-punchers, his paintings, his amusements, the trap and taming of the mustang or wild horse, the driving and the roping. –Chicago Post

“It is a pride from preface to tail-piece, and entire of amazingly stable pen-and-ink drawings through the writer. . . . each web page of it really is soaking up. if you happen to need to know the ‘real’ cowboy, to work out him at paintings and play, to proportion with him that eager for a ‘country the place i will unfold my loop with no getting it stuck in a fence-post,’ and to appreciate his standpoint of existence quite often, Cowboys North and South is a ebook that mustn't ever be overlooked. Any each one of the illustrations is worthy framing.” –Philadelphia Record

“Will James is a cowboy. he's additionally a couple of different issues. he's a draftsman of horses, critters, and males. he's the possessor of a prose kind, of a saline wit, of a ask yourself feel of the unusual whirl of civilization which, starting in Asia at nighttime a long time, threw males the entire means around the western plains by means of the center of the 19th century. . . . he's not writing language, he's writing residing speech.” –New York World

In the preface to Cowboys North and South, James writes, “The cowboy’s lifestyles can’t be learnt in an afternoon or perhaps a yr, it’s a existence you were given to be raised at to appreciate, and I’ve had it proved that during my paintings even tho it can be tough, the entire parents of the cow nations are backing me in what I say, and that i pay attention a similar holler as I used to while using the side-winding bucker ‘stay decades cowboy.’”

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