- Author:Barbara Warren,Heidi M. Thomas
- Publisher:Treble Heart Books/Sundowners (November 30, 2008)
- Pages:261 pages
- Subcategory:Genre Fiction
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Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women by Heidi M. Thomas provides an exciting insight into women’s role in one of America’s greatest passions, rodeo.
Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women by Heidi M. American rodeo started at small ranch gatherings when cowboys showed off their roping, bulldogging (steer wrestling), and riding prowess. In those days, it was pretty much a male sport. Many ranch girls learned to rope and ride as they helped their fathers, brothers and later their husbands with ranch work.
Montana cowgirl Heidi Thomas also writes novels including "Cowgirl Dreams" and "Follow the Dream", both novels .
Montana cowgirl Heidi Thomas also writes novels including "Cowgirl Dreams" and "Follow the Dream", both novels won awards. 4 people found this helpful. Tenacity is a common thread among their impressive achievements. One thing that surprised me was that despite broken bones, concussions, torn muscles and ligaments, many of these strong women have lived into their nineties.
260 pages ; 21 cm. Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star
260 pages ; 21 cm. Defying family and social pressure, Nettie Brady bucks 1920s convention with her dream of becoming a rodeo star. That means competing with men, and cowgirls who ride the rodeo circuit are considered loose women. Addicted to the thrill of pitting her strength and wits against a half-ton steer in a rodeo, Nettie exchanges skirts for pants, rides with her brothers on their Montana ranch, and competes in neighborhood rodeos. Broken bones, killer influenza, flash floods, and family hardship team up to keep Nettie from her dreams
Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. She had parents who taught her a love of books and a grandmother who rode bucking stock in rodeos. She followed her dream of writing with a journalism degree from the University of Montana and then wrote for the Daily Missoulian for several years and did freelance work over a period of 15 years for a number of magazines, including Montana Magazine, Front Sight Magazine, and the Business Monthly. Her first novel, Cowgirl Dreams, won an EPIC Award and the USA Book News Best Book Finalist award.
From her ranch home in Montana in the 1920s, Nettie Brady dreamed of joining the rodeo circuit and becoming a star. Defying her mother's wishes and trading her skirts for trousers-and riding the range with her brothers and taking on the occasional half-ton steer in local rodeos-Nettie bucked convention to compete with men in the arena. Based on the life of the author's grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl, this novel takes on the big issues of a woman's place in the west, the crushing difficulties of surviving on a homestead, and the excitement and romance of a young girl aching to follow her dream. Historical Biographical Fiction.
Cowgirl Dreams, A Novel. Follow the Dream, A Novel. Dare to Dream, A Novel. Third Book in Dream Series. Book Excellence Award Finalist. Cowgirl Up! A History of Rodeo Women. Global e-book Winner. Seeking the American Dream, A Novel. Book One in the American Dream Series. Winner Author's Show. Finding True Home, A Novel. Book Two in the American Dream Series. Winner, Will Rogers Medallion &. Finalist, Book Excellence Awards.
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Broken bones, killer influenza, flash floods, and family hardship team up to keep Nettie from her dreams. Then she meets a young neighbor cowboy who rides broncs and raises rodeo stock. Will this be Nettie s ticket to freedom and happiness? Will her rodeo dreams come true?
Based on the life of the author s grandmother, a real Montana cowgirl.