Widely considered the most authentic narrative of cowboy life ever written, The Log of a Cowboy follows the passage of Tommy Moore, a young cowboy helping to drive 3,000 circle-dot long horns along the Great Western Cattle Trail from Brownsville, Texas to Montana in 1882. The books is based on author Andy Adams's actual experiences on the trail. Adams wrote The Log of a Cowboy to counter the unrealistic cowboy stories that were being written at that time in American history. The Log of a Cowboy is a compelling American classic, it was first published in 1903 and and is still in print today. Readers with an interest in the Old West will encounter an entertaining read and a great historical resource on the American cowboy.