Will Rogers once wrote, "Charlie Russell is the only western artist a true cowboy can't find fault with." Rogers also considered Charlie America's best storyteller, cowboy humorist, and sagebrush philosopher.
Though Charlie was under-schooled and semi-illiterate, his salty writings still delight readers eight decades after he crossed "the big divide."
Richard Bird Baker has long strived to bring Russell's wit, humor, cynicism, and horse sense back to life, depicting Charlie writing letters about current events, trends, and issues in colorful cowboy lingo. This edition is a must for fans of cowboy humor, salty metaphors, and sagebrush philosophy.
Richard Bird Baker is a lifetime fan of Charlie Russell. He grew up a block from the cowboy artist’s home and log cabin in Great Falls, Montana, at a time when many of Charlie’s former neighbors still exchanged witnessed accounts and rumors about Mr. Russell. He has published four books with iUniverse, three of which have won national literary awards.