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Fred Barton and the Warlords' Horses of China : How an American cowboy brought the Old West to the Far East / Larry Weirather.

Weirather, Larry, 1944- author. (Author).
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Seymour Main Library 636.213092 WEIRATHE (Text) 37500004223547 New Items Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780786499137
  • Physical Description: viii, 226 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-217) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Fort Keogh days, 1889/1905 -- A young bronc peeler in Miles City, 1905/1911 -- Vladivostok and the world's largest horse ranch, 1911/1912 -- "Smoke 'em if you've got 'em" : the British-American Tobacco Co., 1912/1916 -- Horses for the warlords : the longest horse drive, 1917 -- 15th Infantry cowboys and U.S. intelligence, 1917 -- Khabarovsk, Siberia to Hilar, Manchuria, 1917 -- Hilar, Manchuria to Urga, Mongolia, 1917 -- Across the Gobi : Urga to Kalgan, 1917 -- Final leg : Kalgan to Taiyuanfu, 1917 -- Montana cowboys in the Celestial Empire, 1918/1920 -- When to hold 'em, when to fold 'em, 1920/1937 -- Poor little rich boy and Princess Xenia, 1920 -- The many wives of a lifelong bachelor, here and abroad -- Life without warlords : C.M. Russell and the Fred Barton Museum of the Old West, 1937/1967 -- Barton and the Hollywood cowboys -- Ruminating on guys, gussies, and morons at trail's end -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "Montana cowboy Fred Barton was employed by Czar Nicholas II to help establish a horse ranch in Siberia to supply the Russian military. Barton became part of an unofficial U.S. intelligence network in the Far East, bred a new type of horse from Russian, Mongolian and American stock and promoted the lifestyle of the open range cowboy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Barton, Fred, 1889-1967.
Barton, Fred, 1889-1967 > Travel > China.
Cowboys > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Biography.
Horse breeders > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Biography.
Americans > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Biography.
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 > Friends and associates.
Warlordism > China > History > 20th century.
Ranch life > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > History.
Intelligence officers > United States > Biography.
Cowboys > Montana > Miles City > Biography.

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