Publication: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2014, Tucson
First edition. 8vo. Color pictorial wrappers, vii, [blank], 200 pp., foreword, prologue, illustrated from photographs, epilogue, acknowledgments, notes, suggested reading, index. Stan Jones who wrote the famous "Ghost Riders in the Sky" music, was born in Douglas, Arizona in 1914. Eventually he became a Park Ranger and adopted the title "The Singing Ranger." Jones wrote a number of songs during his life time but none captured the nation like "Ghost Riders" which was performed by many singers including Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, etc. to name a few. Bill Broyles says on the promotional blurb on the rear cover, "I've waited a lifetime for a book this good on Stan Jones, who wrote the Ghost Riders song that lassoed a nation. Mike Ward rounds up a whole corral of facts and fun....." As new, unread copy.
Inventory Number: 37922