This historical fiction book by one of Nebraska's greatest authors, tells of the gambler and townsite promoter, John Cozad, who founded Cozad, Nebraska, and of his family, particularly his younger son, who became a world-famous artist and teacher known as Robert Henri. This tale is essentially Robert's story, the story of a sensitive talented boy growing up in the midst of frontier violence. But it is also the story of the ambitious promoter and of frontier people fighting hunger, cold, blizzards, drouths, grasshoppers, prairie fires, and ruthless cattlemen. This is an important resource for those wanting to know about Robert Henri's Nebraska roots. It is one of our best selling books and visitors often buy it and The Art Spirit.
Son of the Gamblin' Man by Mari Sandoz