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John Branch | The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, John Branch will read from and sign his new nonfiction book, The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s gripping portrait of one Western family struggling to hold on to age-old American ways. New York Times reporter and best-selling author John Branch takes readers to the magnificent red soil and rocky arroyos of southern Utah, where the Wright family of Smith Mesa have for generations raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders—some call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Filled with vivid scenes of cattle ranching and the high drama of rodeo, The Last Cowboys follows three generations of Wrights through the seasons as they are battered by drought, the falling price of beef, battles over land-use and federal regulation, and rodeo’s ever-present risks of serious injury. This is an epic but intimate story of real-life cowboys squeezed by social change in the twenty-first century, their soiled boots planted firmly in the past while they optimistically build a future.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Last Cowboys from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of The Last Cowboys today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393292343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 15th, 2018