Adams was disgusted by the unrealistic cowboy fiction being published in his time the log of a cowboy was his response it is still in print and even modern reviewers consider it compelling the chicago herald said as a narrative of cowboy life andy adams book is clearly the real thing. Andy adams was a cowboy and author who wrote the log of a cowboy his best known work and still in print today based on adams involvement with a five month drive of over three thousand head of cattle from brownsville to montana in 1882. The log of a cowboy by andy adams widely considered the most authentic narrative of cowboy life ever written the log of a cowboy follows the passage of tommy moore a young cowboy helping to drive three thousand circle dot longhorns along the great western cattle trail from brownsville texas to montana in 1882 the book is based on author andy adams experiences on the trail. The log of a cowboy andy adams 1905 the american western is a genre that has been played out diluted and distorted by hundreds of inexpensive films and cheap dime novels it is a unique experience to read a basically unmolested authentic first hand account of an american cowboy of the 1880s. By andy adams the log of a cowboy is an account of a five month drive of 3000 cattle from brownsville texas to montana in 1882 along the great western cattle trail
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