Rooster: The Life and Times of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit

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Rooster: The Life and Times of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit

Format:  Paperback,

198 pages

Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp

Publish Date: Aug 2012

ISBN-13: 9780758274946

ISBN-10: 0758274947

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Immortalized in the novel and film versions of "True Grit," the real ORoosterO Cogburn was as bold, brash, and bigger-than-life as the American West itself. In this page-turning account, Cogburn's actual great-great-grandson reveals the truth behind the fiction--and the man behind the myth.


Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp
Publish Date: Aug 2012
ISBN-13: 9780758274946
ISBN-10: 0758274947
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 198
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.5 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Introductionp. vii
Blood Feudp. 1
The Cogburnsp. 8
Parker's Boysp. 15
Man of the Timesp. 29
Vengeance and Leadp. 52
The Slow Wheels of Justicep. 59
The Tennessee Ladyp. 68
Murderers Rowp. 83
United States vs. Franklin Cogburnp. 95
Four Walls and Steel Barsp. 103
Going Straightp. 108
Over the Mountainp. 120
More Than a Little True Gritp. 126
Afterwordp. 136
Notes and Referencesp. 139
Beyond True Gritp. 159
Indexp. 195

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Franklin 'Rooster' Cogburn was as hard as the rocky mountain ground his family settled. Though he never packed a badge, Rooster meted out his own brand of justice, taking on a posse of U.S. deputy marshals in a blazing showdown of gunfire and blood. This book incorporates photos and documents that bring the legend to life.

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