The Log of a Cowboy

The Log of a Cowboy2Author: Andy Adams
Published: 1903


The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days, was published in 1903. Even though it is a fictional book, the story is based exclusively on his personal experiences. He gives readers a daily description of a cattle drive that he made from Texas to Montana. This authentic first-hand account has been described as ‘literature’s best account of life as a cowboy,’ and is still one of the most treasured publications in the western genre, by both pleasure readers and historians.