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Rooster: The Life and Time of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who… (edition 2012)
Rooster: The Life and Time of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit by Brett Cogburn
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0758274947, Paperback)Franklin "Rooster" Cogburn 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, he was as hard as the rocky mountain ground his family settled. 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. A wanted man with a $500 reward on his head, Rooster would ultimately have to defend himself before a hanging judge. Rooster incorporates never-before-seen photos and documents that bring the legend to life for the very first time. History buffs, movie fans, and western aficionados will relish this fascinating portrait of a true American icon.
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Rooster Cogburn's great-grandson reveals the truth behind the fiction and the man behind the myth.
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