William Reynolds and Ritch Rand
Gibbs Smith, Publisher, Salt Lake City
The cowboy hat
is an American icon. [I include it at the "Iconic Hats" section. The
link can be found at the column on the left.] This book expands upon
that theme. If you have an interest in the culture of the American West,
the story of the evolution of this hat style, great pictures - old and
new - of both hats and people wearing them, then you'll like this book.
The book credits John B. Stetson with inventing the hat. Although some
question how much this is fact versus myth (or rather true invention
versus modification of existing headgear), I enjoyed the Stetson story as told by Reynolds and Rand.