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The Last Cattle Drive 30th Anniversary Edition by Robert Day

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Published by University Press of Kansas .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Westerns,
  • Westerns - General,
  • General,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Cattle drives,
  • Western stories

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7763210M
ISBN 10070061463X
ISBN 109780700614639
OCLC/WorldCa70841621

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The Last Cattle Drive by Robert Day First published in , Robert Day’s “The last cattle drive” follows the humorous adventure of Spangler Star Tukle, a fictitious Kansas University graduate who accepted a teaching job in a small town in Kansas.   This book brings to its reader the feeling of the cattle drive, you can almost smell the dust from the steers hooves. In this book the owner of the herd has such a low temper that he unloads a shotgun into a riding lawn mower that wont start! When you read this book you feel like your riding a horse and rounding up stray cattle.5/5(1). First published in , 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. To honor the thirtieth anniversary of its publication, the 4/5(2). 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.

Robert Day’s first novel, “The Last Cattle Drive,” appeared in and proved a best-seller. It detailed the adventures of a Kansas rancher who resented modern-day shipping costs and. The Last Cattle Drive is reading about it. Also it is a profane book that lacks charm. Both are enduring, if not endearingThis is a summary of an interview with Robert Day that took place at the University of Kansas in October Return to Top of Page: The Last Cattle Drive - First published in , Robert Day's The Last Cattle Drive—an instant bestseller and Book-of-the-Month Club selection—is now a modern-day Western 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. Foreword / Howard R. Lamar --The last cattle drive --Some notes on the writing of The last cattle drive; or, My life as fiction --The last cattle drive stampede. Responsibility: Robert Day ; .