Movie"" is written all over this engaging tale by a screenwriter about a bunch of American cowboys and Russian ""free""...

READ REVIEW

THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK

Movie"" is written all over this engaging tale by a screenwriter about a bunch of American cowboys and Russian ""free"" Cossacks who transport a herd of U.S. livestock all the way from Vladivostok to a small town in the heart of Siberia. Troubles range from intergroup rivalries to floods and breathtaking mountain passes to hassles with the Czar's Cossacks and the predictable if nonetheless impressive and impossible finale where less than 30 of Our Gang kill about 600 of the deadliest Tartars ever to appear in literature or life. Fast pace, homespun humor, anti-Czarist pro-Revolution plugs and a kind of icky-poo sentimentalism about Rooskie-America friendship should make this book a favorite on both sides of that fabled Iron Curtain in this time of the much-touted detente.

Pub Date: June 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Trident

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1973