The Brave Cowboy (1956)
An excellent short novel about an "anarchist cowboy" who gets himself arrested so that he can bust his draft-resister buddy out of jail. It doesn't quite work out as planned, but no spoilers here. Abbey is every bit as cantankerous in this early book as he was later. This was made into a pretty good movie by and with Kirk Douglas, Lonely Are The Brave. Kirk regards this film as his best film ever.
This book is now available in a limited edition of 500 copies, with signed introduction by Kirk Douglas and photographs from the film. Contact Dream Garden Press for more information.
Library of Congress Data
Abbey, Edward, 1927- The brave cowboy; an old tale in a new time. New York, Dodd, Mead  277 p. 21 cm. LC CALL NUMBER: PZ4.A124 Br LCCN: 56-10061 L
Abbey, Edward, 1927- The brave cowboy : an old tale in a new time / Edward Abbey ; introd. by Neal Lambert. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press,  c1956. xiii, 277 p. ; 21 cm. LC CALL NUMBER: PZ4.A124 Br7 *NOT IN LC COLLECTION* (ALTERNATE CLASS PS3551.B2) SERIES TITLES (Indexed under SERI option): A Zia book DEWEY DEC: 813/.5/4 NOTES: Reprint of the ed. published by Dodd, Mead, New York. ISBN: 0826304486 : $3.95 LCCN: 76-57530
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