In this new edition of a work originally published in 1953 (reviewed in HAHR, November 1953), the text is little changed and the extensive bibliography (pp. 123-144) has been only slightly updated. There is now however an informative introduction by Thomas F. McGann of Texas and eight new plates in color, while the price has been lowered by a third—no small achievement. Various errors of fact and the failure to treat the horsemen of Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia continue to limit the book’s utility. But this handsomely illustrated volume has its merits as a lively and colorful, if not always scholarly introduction to the River Plate gaucho, the Mexican charro, and the North American cowboy, and to the literature, folk and formal, authentic and pseudo, that has surrounded these over-romanticized figures.