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Rooster: The Life and Time of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit Brett Cogburn

Rooster: The Life and Time of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit

Brett Cogburn

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ISBN : 9780758274946
Paperback
240 pages
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The True Story Behind True GritImmortalized in the classic novel and films, the real “Rooster” Cogburn was as bold, brash, and bigger-than-life as the American West itself. Now, in this page-turning account, Cogburn’s great-great-grandson reveals theMoreThe True Story Behind True GritImmortalized in the classic novel and films, the real “Rooster” Cogburn was as bold, brash, and bigger-than-life as the American West itself. Now, in this page-turning account, Cogburn’s great-great-grandson reveals the truth behind the fiction—and the man behind the myth…He was born in 1866 in Fancy Hill, Arkansas, the descendant of pioneers and moonshiners. Six foot three, dark eyed, and a dead shot with a rifle, Franklin “Rooster” Cogburn was as hard as the rocky mountain ground his family settled. The only authority the Cogburn clan recognized was God and a gun. And though he never packed a badge, Rooster meted out his own brand of justice—taking on a posse of U.S. deputy marshals in a blazing showdown of gunfire and blood. Now a wanted man, with a $500 reward on his head, Rooster would ultimately have to defend himself before a hanging judge. Proud, stubborn, fearless, and ornery to the bitter end.A fascinating portrait of a true American icon, Rooster shows us the making of a legend—fashioned by Arkansas newspaperman Charles Portis with bits and pieces of historical figures, including Deputy Reuben M. Fry, one-eyed Deputy Marshal Cal Whitson, Joseph Peppers (Lucky Ned), Joseph Spurling (Mattie Ross’s grandfather) and bank robber Frank Chaney (scar-faced Tom Chaney.) Behind it all stood a man named “Rooster,” with two good eyes and a tale all his own.With never-before-seen photos