Originally published in 1919, A Lone Star Cowboy is a chronicle of "the detective cowboy" Charles Siringo's experiences in the saddle. It begins with his move to "Yankeeland" (or Illinois) at age 12 with his family, and from there his journey to becoming an agent for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. He describes his experiences with Indians, Mexican thieves, Billy the Kid, and as a New Mexico ranger, among other things. This exciting and captivating first-hand account of a cowboy's life is ideal for anyone longing for the good old days or a slice of American history.CHARLES SIRINGO (1855-1928) was an American cowboy, lawman, detective, and writer. Born and bred in the Lone Star State, Siringo grew up working on local ranches until he moved to Chicago to work for the Pinkerton Detective Agency as an agent in 1886. As a detective, Siringo worked and traveled around the United States hunting and capturing wanted criminals, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Siringo authored several books about his experiences, including A Texas Cowboy: Or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony (1885), A Cowboy Detective: A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency (1912), and A Lone Star Cowboy (1919).