Watermark Books & Café will host James Sherow for a presentation and signing of The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy's Great Gamble on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:00 p.m. This event will be filmed for C-Span. One hundred fifty years ago the McCoy brothers of Springfield, Illinois, bet their fortunes on Abilene, Kansas, then just a slapdash way station. Instead of an endless horizon of prairie grasses, they saw a bustling outlet for hundreds of thousands of Texas Longhorns coming up the Chisholm Trail--and the youngest brother, Joseph, saw how a middleman could become wealthy in the process. This is the story of how that gamble paid off, transforming the cattle trade and, with it, the American landscape and diet.