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Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire (edition 2004)
by Don Graham
Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire by Don Graham
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0471589055, Paperback)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
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:41 -0400)
King Ranch, carved from the scrub and mesquite of the South Texas coastal plains and comprising more acreage than the state of Rhode Island, is the largest and most famous cattle ranch in American history. From cattle empire to oil empire to multilayered, media-shy corporation beset by legal battles and power struggles, King Ranch embodies the oldest dream of American wealth - the possession of land and the perpetuation of a dynasty. You'll meet the man who started it all - Richard King, the orphaned son of Irish immigrants who founded a dynasty in the middle of "heartbreak country," and who believed firmly in the dictum of his friend, Robert E. Lee - Buy land and never sell.
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