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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. I was intrigued by Hagans intro in which he states that as a retiree he wished to write more on Goodnights last 30 years. Because of his longevity he was able to be one of the last living participants of this history. The last to die usually writes the history but in Goodnights case he really is the history.
This is a good book short but to the point about a multifaceted and interesting man. I might read Haley,s book later but Hagans was well done and answered many of my questions for now. Good j I was intrigued by Hagans intro in which he states that as a retiree he wished to write more on Goodnights last 30 years. Good job Bill Pace May 20, Crystal rated it really liked it.
This is not a long book, fast readers can read it in a day or over a weekend. I kind of dragged through it, to be honest, though I looked forward to read it and am glad I did. Learned much despite it being so condensed. So, adding these to my to read list. Since going to the Palo Duro, was very interested in knowing the history and perspective from the man who started it all in ranching there. Fascinating read with the history and explanation of how the plains were developed.
The Father of the Texas Panhandle A man's greatness who influenced many western movies. A scout, a ranger, a cattleman and founder of what became known as the Golden Spread. Apr 01, Nancy Cook-senn rated it liked it. Meticulous account of a colorful character -- tall and intimidating, gruff and profane, almost scholarly in his observations of the natural world around him and enterprising in his use of that knowledge-- as well as a history of the Texas Panhandle and the cattle industry in the last half of the nineteenth century.
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H e found that the Panhandle offered enough for a full life. His tolerance, however, did not extend beyond state lines. He had a poor opinion of Oklahomans, a feeling shared by t Meticulous account of a colorful character -- tall and intimidating, gruff and profane, almost scholarly in his observations of the natural world around him and enterprising in his use of that knowledge-- as well as a history of the Texas Panhandle and the cattle industry in the last half of the nineteenth century. Richard Adams. Shaka the Great. Walton Golightly. Cape of Storms. Andre Brink.
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