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By Christopher Knowlton

 A innovative new appraisal of the previous West and the the US it made

The open diversity livestock period lasted slightly a quarter-century, however it left the USA irrevocably replaced. those few a long time following the Civil conflict introduced the US its maximum boom-and-bust cycle till the melancholy, the discovery of the meeting line, and the sunrise of the conservation circulate. It encouraged legends, akin to that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. but this awesome time and its import have remained unexamined for decades.

Cattle Kingdom unearths the reality of ways the West rose and fell, and the way its legacy defines us this present day. the story takes us from dust-choked livestock drives to the not going splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We enterprise from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. We meet a various array of players—from the professional cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and destiny president Teddy Roosevelt. Knowlton indicates us how they and others like them may possibly in achieving such a lot of oversized feats: killing hundreds of thousands of bison in a decade, development the 1st opera condo at the open diversity, riding livestock via the thousand, and lots more and plenty extra. Cattle country is a revelatory new view of the outdated West.

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