Books: Cornua Longa, Ars Brevis

THE AMERICAN COWBOY (232 pp.)—Joe B. Frantz and Julian Ernest Choafe Jr. —University of Oklahoma Press ($3.75).

It's getting so it's plumb impossible these days for a cowboy to go walking on the streets of Laredo without getting his chaps all snarled up in dude professors fixin' to wring another book out of his innocent tanned hide.

This latest roundup is the work of Joe B. Frantz, University of Texas history professor who specializes in the history of the cow, and his pard, Julian Ernest Choate Jr., a professor of English at

David Lipscomb College,...

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