The cowboy has long been one of the most recognizable symbols of American independence, resourcefulness, strength, and courage. Learn their remarkable history and way of life in this comprehensive and compelling new book from Bruce Wexler. Hundreds of full-color photographs of cowboy gear, weapons, legendary cowpokes, and Old West houses and settlements bring the excitement of the frontier to life. The Cowboys also features fascinating illustrated biographies of Western luminaries like "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Charles Goodnight, Bill Pickett, William and George Calloway, Joseph McCoy, and others. Both educational and engrossing, this book is sure to be a hit with readers young and old.