The hardback version of this book is now out of print. Juan Salinas was one of the best tie-down calf ropers ever to come out of South Texas, growing up on a 15,000 acre ranch near laredo. He roped in Texas rodeos from the 1920s to 1935. From 1936 to 1946 he followed the national rodeo circuit. His nephew, an attorney and rancher living in Encinal, Texas recounts the many tales his uncle told him such as friendships with Gene Autrey and other screen and real cowboys. College Station, TX 2008 Texas A&M University Press Ist PB Ed., 195 Pgs., 6 x 9, PB.