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Johnny Boggs

September 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome nine-time Spur Award-winning Western author Johnny D. Boggs for a free event in celebration of his latest novel, Longhorns East, on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books.

Longhorns East is based on the longest cattle drive in American history when, in the mid-1840s, Tom Candy Ponting became the first ever cattleman to make the journey from Texas to New York City, bringing the Texas Longhorn to the Northeast for the first time and changing the cattle industry forever.

Longhorns East is available for sale at Magic City Books or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/longhorns-east/1703.

About Longhorns East

From nine-time Spur Award-winning Western author Johnny D. Boggs comes the incredible story of the biggest, longest, wildest cattle drive in America’s history-from the heart of Texas to New York City. . .

Tom Candy Ponting was no ordinary trail boss. He didn’t smoke, chew, cuss, or even carry a gun. Unlike his competitors, he learned how to herd cows on a farm back in England-and how to handle cowboys in bareknuckle prizefights. But his skills and know-how were really put to the test when he accepts a bet he might live to regret: lead a cattle drive from Texas to New York City. Not one to back down on a dare, Ponting assembles the motliest crew of cowboys ever seen-Texans, Englishmen, Mexicans, Freemen, Cherokee-and charts a course through the unfriendliest country to move seven hundred head of cattle, never easy in the best of times. Along the way, they’ll cross railroads and rustlers, hucksters and hustlers, with detours and dead ends aplenty. But if they succeed, the team will make more than just a whole lot of money. They will make history. . . .

Inspired by the real-life adventures of legendary cattleman Tom Candy Ponting, Longhorns East takes readers on an unforgettable journey as big and bold as the American Dream itself.

Johnny D. Boggs is the highly acclaimed author of more than fifty Westerns, including Return to Red River, West Texas Kill, and the Western Heritage Wrangler Award-winning novel Spark on the Prairie. A twelve-time Spur Award-finalist and eight-time Spur Award-winner, he has received more awards than any other author in the history of the Western Writers of America, including Louis L’Amour. He is a member of the Western Writers Hall of Fame and the 2020 recipient of Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature from the Western Writers of America. Booklist has called him “among the best Western writers at work today” and he has twice received the True West Magazine Best of the West Award. A native of South Carolina and former newspaper journalist, he lives with his family in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and can be found online at JohnnyDBoggs.com.


September 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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