Charlie Gould: Memories of a Cowboy
Written by Ed Ashurst
Illustrated by Mike Capron
"Charlie holds no prejudices or preconceived notions about where a person hails from, whether he is called cowpuncher, buckaroo or cowboy. Makes no difference to him whether his outfit is center-fire or double rig saddle, whether his rope is tied hard and fast or he dallies wit ha sixty foot reata. You'll find that Charlie holds in high regard anyone who "makes a hand" regardless of what he's called, what kind of outfit he has, or what culture he's a product of. Texan, buckaroo, cowpuncher or rough country wild cowman, no matter. Charlie can tell you stories about the one's he's worked with. Ed has latched on to this and will take you on the trail of Charlie's adventures. You're in for a history lesson on cow outfits and the men that work them. You'll meet many of the best (and some of the worst) but at any rate many memorable characters along the way. "-Mike McFarland
Ed Ashurst is the author of seven books and is currently working on his eighth. He is also a working cowboy who has ridden and gathered cattle and horses on over seven thousand square miles of the American West accumulating over fifty years of experience as a big ranch cowboy. He currently manages a large cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona. He has also been involved in producing rodeos and horse shows as well as horse sales and has competed in the rodeo arena for over fifty years. His books are about his life's experiences covering different aspects and scenes that race across his vivid memory and water a fertile imagination. All that he has written originated from stories that are well worn from being told many times. He believes that storytelling is an art form that is no less important than painting or sculpting and people say that his books read as if the storyteller is there in person.