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Praise for KINGS OF TEXAS

"Kings of Texas is a fresh and very welcome history of the great King Ranch. It's concise but thorough, crisply written, meticulous, and very readable. It should find a wide audience."
-Larry McMurtry, author of Sin Killer and the Pulitzer Prize--winning Lonesome Dove

"This book is about the King Ranch, but it is about much more than that. A compelling chronicle of war, peace, love, betrayal, birth, and death in the region where the Texas-Mexico border blurs in the haze of the Wild Horse Desert, it is also an intriguing detective story with links to the present-and a first-rate read."
-H.W. Brands, author of The Age of Gold and the bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American

Autorentext
DON GRAHAM is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine and the J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Texas, Austin. He is also past president of the Texas Institute of Letters and the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Audie Murphy, No Name on the Bullet. Among Graham’s other works are Giant Country: Essays on Texas and Lone Star Literature: From the Red River to the Rio Grande: A Texas Anthology.

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"Kings of Texas is a fresh and very welcome history of the great King Ranch. It’s concise but thorough, crisply written, meticulous, and very readable. It should find a wide audience."
–Larry McMurtry

Kings of Texas is the sprawling saga of the larger-than-life characters who founded, built, and expanded the most famous cattle ranch in American history. Renowned Texas scholar, writer, and storyteller Don Graham weaves a compelling multigenerational family drama into the complex social history of South Texas. The result is an intricate tapestry laced with thrilling tales drawn from decades of conflict arising from the Mexican War, the Civil War, and countless skirmishes between Texas Rangers and border bandits. From humble frontier jacales to the sleek offices of a multinational corporation, Kings of Texas tells an unforgettable story of vision, violence, greed, loyalty, and betrayal, set on a stage as vast as the American dream.
"A crisp history of the King Ranch . . . a good read about an era long gone."
–Boston Globe

"This book is about the King Ranch, but it is about much more than that. A compelling chronicle of war, peace, love, betrayal, birth, and death in the region where the Texas-Mexico border blurs in the haze of the Wild Horse Desert, it is also an intriguing detective story with links to the present–and a first-rate read."
–H. W. Brands, author of The Age of Gold and the bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American

Inhalt
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Manifest Destiny’s Children.

2. The Quartermaster’s Depot.

3. The Preacher and The Preacher’s Daughter.

4. Sea of Grass.

5. Grandma’s Cattle.

6. His Majesty King Cotton.

7. Ricardo King, Owner of the Hacienda Gertrudis.

8. A Second Alamo.

9. The Great Cattle King of Texas.

10. Cause No. 1279.

11. Quieted in the Possession of His Lands.

12. The Succession.

13. The Unquiet Past.

14. Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc.

Bibliography.

Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Kings of Texas
Untertitel: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire
Autor:
EAN: 9781118039809
ISBN: 978-1-118-03980-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Turner Publishing Company
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 22.12.2010
Jahr: 2010
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.8 MB