Yee Haw! Let’s Ride, Kansas City!
November 05, 2010
Steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, livestock shows, and barbeque are all part of the 2010 season of The American Royal -- happening from September through November at the Kemper Arena. People of all ages and backgrounds come to enjoy the sights, sounds, and even the smells of western life. Animal lovers, cowboys and cowgirls, and the most ardent city-slickers are attracted to the excitement, competition, and fun that happens at the American Royal.
Celebrate a legendary time in our nation’s history by listening to an audiobook about the rugged days of the cowboy. Saddle-up, mosey on over to the Parkville Branch, and be transported to the adventurous times of the Wild West. We have an assortment of bodacious audiobooks for your listening pleasure!
- Centennial by James Michener: a celebration of our country and the story of the events that shaped the destiny of America’s renowned west.
- The Day the Cowboys Quit by Elmer Kelton: inspired by an historic event, a strike against large ranches on the Texas high plains, when the encroachment of an Eastern corporate mentality drove freedom-loving cowboys to drastic measures. This book won the 1971 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for best novel.
- Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry: the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Shane by Jack Schaefer: this classic illuminates the spirit of the West through the eyes of a young boy and a hero who changes the lives of everyone around him.
- The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout: a novel chosen by the Western Writers of America as one of the best western novels ever written.