Creeds, Codes and Cowboy Commandments: TV's B-Western Heroes Rules To Live By (Paperback)

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Early television programming featured plenty of action heroes on the small screen, but none more popular than the "B-Western" cowboy hero Topping a list of such heroes would be Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Lone Ranger. Other popular cowboy heroes to hit the 1950's television airwaves included the likes of Wild Bill Hickok, the Cisco Kid, Annie Oakley, and many more - including one who literally took to the air, Sky King But why did the cowboy hero choose to get involved in other folks' problems? They claimed to fight for justice, but whose sense of justice were they seeking to uphold? They claimed to fight for what was "right" - but how did they determine what was "right"? What made them "right" in their actions? Why did they have any authority to admonish others about right and wrong? In Creeds, Codes, and Cowboy Commandments, the author explores the moral basis that provided the foundation and motivations for these TV cowboy's on-screen actions - and how they managed to establish themselves as a "hero" in the minds of their TV audience.

About the Author

Matthew McKenzie has spent his professional career working as an analyst in the insurance industry. He currently resides with his family in the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692832776
ISBN-10: 0692832777
Publisher: McKenzie House Publishing
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2017
Pages: 226
Language: English