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Pat's New Book Now Available!

For as long as Pat Jacobs could remember, Oklahoma had been a dry state. While the sale of beer was allowed, attempts through most of the 1940’s to legalize liquor had always failed. It would not be until 1959 that prohibition would be repealed.

One night at a little club in Sayer while the band was changing clothes in a side-stage room, Pat spied a couple of big wooden barrels laid on their side. He didn’t think much about it that first night. The next night he noticed a box lying beside the barrels that was filled with empty half-pint bottles. The labels ranged from low-end to top-shelf premium whiskey. The waitresses were taking these empty bottles, filing them from a tap in the barrels, sealing them, and selling them as what they were labeled. By the smell coming off the barrels, they were full of cheap, Ten High rot gut whiskey. It did not take long for nineteen-year-old Pat to realize they were bootlegging and the band was playing in nothing more than a speakeasy.

 
Holiday Book Signings with Pat Jacobs
Pat Jacobs will be returning to Kansas over the Thanksgiving holiday to sign books, cd’s and to visit with old friends on November 27. He will begin his day as a guest on Marshall Allen Baileys Radio Show, Western Swing and Other Things, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Listen online at www.hppr.org Jacobs will then continue his day at Hastings Books with a book signing in Dodge City from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m and Garden City from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come meet the Kansas man that has lived and breathed the cowboy lifestyle.  He will then return to Texas for a signing on Thursday, December 2 and Saturday, December 4 in the Watt Arena during the NCHA World Finals at the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth. A perfect stocking stuffer for this holiday season is Pat’s second novel, “The Chameleon Rancher.” This intriguing book is set in Kansas on the backdrop of the Great Depression and the ole’ Dust Bowl era in 1941. Since Jacobs lived it, including riding cutting horses in a race for the World Championship of the National Cutting Horse Association, he used actual characters, with made-up names, from his huge bank of memories for this book. He has woven colorful individuals into a backdrop of actual events with fictional, yet believable, cowboys and ranchers, plus a dash of love, sex, drama and human frailties.  If you haven’t experienced the tales of Pat Jacobs, don’t forget to pick up a copy of his first novel, "Outcasts, Outlaws and Second-Chance Horses." Now in its second edition, this book continues to receive praise and recognition including his latest honor, the 2010 Will Rogers Medallion Award. Famed writer Tom McGuane says that "Outcasts, Outlaws and Second-Chance Horses," is "for anyone wanting to know what cutting looked like when it still had the hide on... and was still an outdoor sport." That was over two years ago and this book has become a bookshelf keeper to all that have enjoyed its pages. Please join Pat on November 27, December 2, and December 4, for a day of cowboys and their horses as only he can share. Can’t make it? Visit Jacobs online at www.patjacobs.com.
 
Will Rogers Medallion Award

On August 2, 2010, Pat Jacobs received the Will Rogers Medallion Award. Here is an exerpt from his notification.

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I inform you that your book, “Outlaws, Outcasts, and Second Chance Horses”, has been selected as a 2010 Will Rogers Medallion Award Winner. The Will Rogers Medallion Award is presented each year to those books that represent an Outstanding Achievement in the Publishing of Western Literature. Your book exemplifies the combination of excellent content, high production values and honoring of the Cowboy Heritage that the award was created to acknowledge.

As you know, Will Rogers was a respected writer as well as cowboy entertainer. We hope and believe that the Will Rogers Medallion Award will help to expand the heritage of literature which honors the traditions and values of the American Cowboy, which Will did so much to embody and demonstrate. The Medallion Award was created initially to encourage the continued upgrading of the quality of published books of Cowboy Poetry. Other categories have been added to honor a wide range of Western Literature, including Non-fiction Western. Your book sets a high standard indeed.

The Medallion Award Plaques will be awarded at the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock, Texas, September 9-11th. If you can not be there, the plaque will be mailed to you within the next two months.

Congratulations on your selection. It was well deserved, and we hope to see further award-quality publications from you in the future.

Sincerely yours,

Charles E. Williams

Executive Director, Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee

 
Book Signings!

Join Pat in August in Kansas at Hastings Books.

Pat will be available to sign and discuss his books: the latest, The Chameleon Rancher and his previous, Outcasts, Outlaws, and Second Chance Horses at Hastings Book Stores. He will be at the Garden City, Kansas store from 4pm to 7pm on August 6 and at the Dodge City, Kansas store from 3pm to 6pm on August 7.

Please join Pat for an evening of cowboys and their horses as only he can share.

 
Pat's New Book A Sellout!

 Pat Jacobs, a Kansas native, was at the Hastings Book Store in Dodge City, Kansas, for a book signing on May 29, promoting his new book, “The Chameleon Rancher.” Even though the book is fiction, it is based on ranchers and big cattlemen that Jacobs knew, as well as colorful characters that old timers told him about. “The signing was a success with a great turnout,” commented Jacobs. “We sold out of both of my books, this new one and “Outcasts, Outlaws, & Second Chance Horses.”

The story takes place in western Kansas in the 1890’s and is centered around the main character, Clint Armstrong. It takes you through Indian Territory in Nebraska and to the National Union Stockyards in Kansas City, Denver and Fort Worth and even on some trips to ole’ Mexico where the main character was buying cattle.

The story takes place in 1941 when the country had just come out of the Great Depression and the ole’ Dust Bowl era.

Since Jacobs lived it, including riding cutting horses in a race for the World Championship of the National Cutting Horse Association, he used actual characters, with made-up names, from his huge bank of memories for this book. He has woven colorful individuals into a backdrop of actual events with fictional, yet believable, cowboys and ranchers, plus a dash of love, sex, drama and human frailties.

So whether you love horses or cattle, want to know more history about the formative years of the National Cutting Horse Association, or just like a good human-interest story told against the backdrop of the High Plains of Kansas and some of its history, you will enjoy this book and its surprise ending.

Jacobs’ previous book was “Outcasts, Outlaws and Second Chance Horses – the Pat Jacobs story,” and his two music videos include ”Legendary Western Swing” by Pat Jacobs and The Over the Hill Gang and “The Oklahoma Swing Project,” the very best of Swing by the legends. 

“I would like to thank everyone for coming out,” said Jacobs. “I saw some old friends and made some new ones.” Pat will return to Dodge City during the Fair and Rodeo for another book signing. Hastings Book Store will also carry copies of both of Jacobs’ books. For more information on this book or other books or videos published by Pat Jacobs, visit him online at www.patjacobs.com. Both books are also available at www.amazon.com in paperback and kindle versions.

 
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