This book is part of a series on the inner workings of cowboys—there is also a Cowboy Arithmetic and a Cowboy Economics meant to explore the entire business of cattle ranching. Cowboy Litigation is an entertaining book to flip through—it contains several pictorial section devoted to large bulls, sheep, tractors, and other ranching matters. It also has any number of interesting graphs and charts, depicting information like “Tractors and Tractor Horsepower on U.S. Farms” from 1920 to 1960. It’s actually a pretty in-depth treatment of legal and tax issues in livestock, including numerous contracts and a walkthrough of a day in court. A definite must for anyone planning on ranching in the 1960s.
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