• Chris Packard


Think cowboy, and what image comes to mind? The Marlboro man? The Lone Ranger? Matt Dillon? These men are icons, and their images are recognized around the world as symbols of American masculinity. Ruggedly handsome men of few words and calculated actions, they epitomize the strong, silent type that has for more than 150 years been associated with the freedoms of wide-open spaces in the American West. If you look a little closer at this image, you’ll see another figure, the cowboy’s sidekick—his partner and loyal friend. Together they ride the range, making or breaking laws. This book is about the bonds that hold this pair together, particularly the erotic affection that undergirds their friendship.


Dominant Narrative Intimate Friendship Male Marriage Western History Biracial Child 
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