Yankees in the Afternoon

An Illustrated History of American Bullfighters


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About the Book

This book takes the reader where only brave souls dare to compete—the world of bullfighting. Matadors risk serious injury or death to compete in their art, one that has been a part of Spanish and Latin American culture for centuries.
Beginning with an introduction to bullfighting as it relates to American culture (not overlooking the negative views it often attracts), the book profiles 21 American matadors in detail, including women bullfighters, and novilleros (beginners). Chapters within each section are devoted to individual bullfighters. A major feature of this work are the numerous action photographs, many of which were taken by the author himself and impressively portray the flair, skill, emotion, and faces of bullfighting.

About the Author(s)

The late Lyn Sherwood was an amateur bullfighter and considered to be one of the world’s best bullfight photographers. He lived in Mission, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Lyn Sherwood
Foreword by Barnaby Conrad
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 288
Bibliographic Info: 212 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008 [2002]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3769-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“a novel, worthy effort”—Library Journal; “the first comprehensive treatise on American bullfighters…important…the photos…are numerous and excellent…there’s no other like it”—La Busca; “[Sherwood’s] knowledge of bullfighting is enormous…rife with stunning photographs”—The Monitor; “cause for celebration in the taurine world…nicely done…presents a topic never before explored in such depth…pure lagniappe…if this book were a matador, it’d get two ears, a tail and a hoof; if it were a bull it would score an indulto…the most comprehensive volume ever published on the curious, sometimes odd subject of American matadors…a joy, a font of interesting facts and a delightful evocation of a time gone by”—Tucson Weekly.