From the Author
“The story I’m going to tell you is about three of the best years of my life.”-Bill McGee, former Nevada dude wrangler
“The images — with their smoky, black-and-white, retro allure — are what brought the time and place alive for me so that I could bring my characters to life in my novel…this book is a treasure if only for the photos alone.”
–Deb Caletti, bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps
Set in the contemporary West, Bill McGee recounts his post-war years cowboyin’ and dude wrangling in Yellowstone National Park, at Lake Tahoe, and on the exclusive Flying M.E., the legendary Nevada dude and divorce ranch outside of Reno. Illustrated with 154 photographs and illustrations, many of the photos never before published. The firsthand recollections and black-and-white photos give the reader an up-close glimpse into the days when Reno was the “Divorce Capital of the World” and the wealthy and famous came out West to Reno for a “quickie” six-week divorce. Download a Free Sample from Amazon
The Cowboyin’ Years, 1947-1950 is adapted and condensed for the Kindle Edition from The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler published in hardcover in 2004.