American Dude Ranch: A Touch of the Cowboy and the Thrill of the West
The dude ranch is America’s original Western vacation, and in this book, I trace the history and cultural importance of this buckaroo getaway: food, clothing, movies, literature, and the role of women in ranching.
“A well-researched study that successfully captures the allure, and the myths, of the West.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Without a doubt, if you love the popular history of the Wild West you will want to read American Dude Ranch.” – True West Magazine
Finalist for the Next Generation INDIE Book Award in Nonfiction