Three Ranches West
, A True Story of John S. Chisum, the Cowman Who Opened the West for Cattle Trade by Clarence S. Adams and Tom E. Brown, Sr.
More than a hundred years ago in a valley as wide as a long-legged steer could graze in a day, in a valley known as the "valley of the Pecos", there was a spring-fed meadow interspersed with cottonwoods; the area was known as "Bosque Grande", which is Spanish for "Big Trees" Into this region, which lay at the western edge of a plain named the Llano Estacado hundreds of years ago by the Spanish, came a herder trailing thousands of Texas Longhorn cattle. These he hoped to fatten in the knee high grass that surrounded the Bosque, a land of rolling hills and endless prairies, and geographically located in Lincoln County Territory of New Mexico.
This drover, a most controversial man of the Western Frontier during the 1870s and 80s, was wiry and muscular, although slender and of medium build. He did not dress lavishly very often and then only for "state occasions" when he wore his "store bought clothes."
Sometimes he was mistaken for an ordinary cowboy; but he was not, for most of the cowboys were armed, and this cowboy felt no need to carry a six shooter. This man of the cattle range was John Simpson Chisum, sometimes called the "Cattle King of the Pecos," other times known as "Uncle John," "Jinglebob John," and once in a while just plain "Mr. Chisum," and this is his story.
Parts from the forward
From the Texas Bookshelves
I will be reviewing books from the Texas Bookshelves leading up to Texas Independence Day in March.
Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
, a novel, Jenny Jacobs
When Char Simmons' ex-husband disappears while their daughter, Abby, is struggling with a serious illness, Char's angry and upset, and knows enough about why he might be missing to also be afraid. Hoping to stay out of what ever problem her ex-husband has gotten himself into, Char brings Abby to a lake home in northern Minnesota to recover.
The "lake home" is an isolated cabin in the remote snow covered woods, and Char is determined to do everything she can to make it a safe refuge for herself, her daughter, and their little Pomeranian.
Her determination is shaken when she meets Max Wilson, a Federal agent on leave, who finds out that Char's ex-husband is under investigation. Though initially suspicious, Max ends up helping Char and Abby untangle their problems so that all of them can reach their happily ever after.
The Encyclopedia of Healing Points
, The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment, Roger Dalet, M.D.
A safe and effective technique for finding relief from pain and illness, be it a cold or flu, asthma or arthritis, is quite literally, right at your finger tips.
Illustrated in full color, The Encyclopedia of Healing Points presents a complete guide for treating more than 150 diseases and disorders, from chronic conditions to more minor problems.
This is a most interesting book, one I'd like to read again --
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