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Rooster : the life and times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the man who inspired True Grit


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.

Item Details


ISBN: 9780758274946 (pbk.)

Publisher, Date: New York : Kensington Books, c2012.

Description: x, 198 p., 16 [p.] of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.

Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.

LCCN: 2012454647

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