Both Feet In The Stirrups

Both Feet In The Stirrups

  • Publish Date: 2015-11-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Bill Huntington
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Again Bill Huntington holds up the mirror on the past and reflects in his delightful homespun manner unforgettable tales of peoples and places in the West. The West meaning from his birthplace in Nebraska to his early adventures in Wyoming, his intimate association with the bitter winters in Montana, his treks to Utah and Idaho. These vignettes written in Huntingtons only particular style are rich in truth and lore of the times and are punctuated with his colorful language. And spicing it all is Bills only great sense of humor and his philosophy of life. Modern man, raised in the comforts of forced air heating, heated automobiles and air conditioning, whose knowledge of the West is limited to riding he TV range will be overwhelmed with the scope of this book. For here again are honest-to-goodness cowboys, whose love of cattle and the range made all other employment distasteful and unsatisfying. Here are Indians, not the scalping war-party type, altogether, but Indians when they and the white man were trying to learn to live ogether amicably. Bill Huntington wasnt always cowboy and rancher. He tells of his life as a wild-west showman and his tours throughout the south and the heartache and laughter that came with the trials of show life. Those of you who met Bill Huntington through They Were Good Men and Salty Cusses will welcome this book for it is picturesque in every detail and refreshing in its presentation. This book will not only bring tremendous enjoyment to lovers of the old West but it most likely will be used as a reference for modern writers who wish through research, to authenticate their material. Bill Huntington was an author with a keen mind and memory and his stories sparkle with the warmth of his own personality.

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