Kings of Texas The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire

ISBN-10: 0471589055
ISBN-13: 9780471589051
Edition: 2003
Authors: Don Graham
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Description: "A fresh and very welcome history of the great King Ranch. It's concise but thorough, crisply written, meticulous, and very readable."-Larry McMurtry In a sprawling, colorful family saga that takes us from border bandit skirmishes in the 1850s to  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"A fresh and very welcome history of the great King Ranch. It's concise but thorough, crisply written, meticulous, and very readable."-Larry McMurtry In a sprawling, colorful family saga that takes us from border bandit skirmishes in the 1850s to boardroom battles in the 1990s, this acclaimed book tells the story of the fabled King Ranch in Texas, a Rhode Island-sized spread whose history inspired the movie Giant. "The King Ranch doesn't account for all of Texas, but even now, it speaks for all of Texas, and maybe for all of America."-Boston Globe Don Graham (Austin, TX) is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine and a professor at the University of Texas. He is the author of No Name on the Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy as well as several books about Texas life and culture.

DON GRAHAM is J. Frank Dobie Regents Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches the famous course “Life and Literature of the Southwest.” Graham has written extensively on Southwestern American literature, film, and history. His books include Cowboys and Cadillacs: How Hollywood Looks at Texas, No Name on the Bullet: A Biography of Audie Murphy, Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire, and State Fare: An Irreverent Guide to Texas Movies. Graham is also a past president of the Texas Institute of Letters and a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Manifest Destiny's Children
The Quartermaster's Depot
The Preacher and The Preacher's Daughter
Sea of Grass
Grandma's Cattle
His Majesty King Cotton
Ricardo King, Owner of the Hacienda Gertrudis
A Second Alamo
The Great Cattle King of Texas
Cause No. 1279
Quieted in the Possession of His Lands
The Succession
The Unquiet Past
Chapman v. King Ranch, Inc.
Bibliography
Index

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