The Texas Experimental Ranch Story Book

The Texas Experimental Ranch Story

  • Author : R. K. Heitschmidt
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-11-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781514405499

The Texas Experimental Ranch Story Excerpt :

The purpose of this book is to provide a historical overview of the research conducted at the Texas Experimental Ranch (TER) near Throckmorton, TX. Review includes a chronological overview of all refereed journal articles (53 total) publish by researchers working at TER. Dr. Heitschmidt provides a historical perspective of research goals/objectives, methodology, findings, and conclusions for each study. Book consists of 9 chapters and 4 appendices. The book is written so as to be of practical value to both professional and practicing (i.e., ranchers) rangeland managers.

Jack   Helen Frye Story Book

Jack Helen Frye Story

  • Author : Randall D. Reynolds
  • Publisher : Randall D. Reynolds
  • Release Date : 2015-03-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Jack Helen Frye Story Excerpt :

From the shadows of beyond the words pour forth like summer rain.... The Jack and Helen Frye Story is much more than the chronology of two people's lives, it's a spiritual quest, a yearning from the heart of soul-mates Helen and Jack who desire their story to be told, their priceless paths not be erased! Time has a way of forgetting who was, and what was, but the written word lays it all at our feet. From a small town in West Virginia, to the gold-paved streets of Fifth Avenue, Helen Varner knew she was born to walk a path; a path that would lead her far and away from her origins. Her talents as a hat-maker and seamstress, writer, sculptor, and artist, opened doors to a gilded and rose-hued horizon. Within these pages, unfolds the sojourn of a woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. Voluptuous and beautiful, the world's most powerful men fall at her feet. In 1935, 26-year-old Helen Varner marries 36-year-old playboy Cornelius Vanderbilt IV. Later, after a separation, she moves to mystical Shanghai and Hollywood. By 1938, Helen meets the love of her life, aviation-legend Jack Frye. As President of TWA, Frye trail-blazes the dawning of aviation and tames Helen's heart with his fleet of sleek airliners and big western charm. Jack and Helen marry by January 1941, and embark on the wings of an American Love Story, as only soul mates can share. In flights over the Western United States in their private plane, Jack and Helen settle on the Red Rock Country of Sedona Arizona to build a new life together. With a grand act of chivalry, Jack buys a massive ranch adjoining Oak Creek and hands the deed to Helen. Frye and Howard Hughes develop the Lockheed Constellation during W.W. II and Frye loans his planes to the U.S. Government, culminating in a wartime partnership with the White House. Meanwhile, Helen secures a grand colonial mansion on the shores of the Potomac, as a political power-center for TWA, and a home. By war's end, in 1946, TWA has gained enough experien

The Cattleman Book

The Cattleman

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Livestock
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000057517438

The Cattleman Excerpt :

Progressive Country Book

Progressive Country

  • Author : Jason Mellard
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292753006

Progressive Country Excerpt :

"Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."

70 Book


  • Author : Bill Beckham
  • Publisher : CCS Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935789833

70 Excerpt :

Bill Beckham gives a historical and strategic perspective of God's expansion people movement that is built upon the unique and interrelated groups of 3, 12, and 70. He makes the case that the church must do three things in the 21st century: (1) Add a mid-sized group of seventy that can organize and supervise church planting expansion, (2) make Christ the presence, power, and purpose of existing and future small groups, and (3) establish friendship triads of two or three as the contagious factor for making disciples and reaching unbelievers. Beckham gives a five-step strategy through which a church, up and down the spectrum from a mini church, mega church, cell church, or a church plant, can, by using Jesus' groups of 3/12/70, experience New Testament expansion rather than just growing or maintaining in a building.

The WPA Guide to Texas Book

The WPA Guide to Texas

  • Author : Federal Writers' Project
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595342416

The WPA Guide to Texas Excerpt :

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. Equaling the massive size of the state, the WPA Guide to Texas is just as expansive at 716 pages. From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, The Lone Star State’s landscape is as varied as its political and cultural past. Having been under the control of six different nations’ flags, the history section is particularly rich. The guide also includes a helpful list of books about the state.

A Guide to Hispanic Texas Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Guide to Hispanic Texas

  • Author : Helen Simons
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 0292777094

A Guide to Hispanic Texas Excerpt :

Hispanic culture is woven into all aspects of Texas life, from mission-style architecture to the highly popular Tex-Mex cuisine, from ranching and rodeo traditions to the Catholic religion. So common are these Hispanic influences, in fact, that they have been widely accepted as a part of everyone's heritage, comfortingly familiar and distinctively Texan. This new edition of Hispanic Texas contains all the guidebook entries of the original volume in a compact format perfect for taking along on trips throughout the state. Entries are arranged by region: San Antonio and South Texas Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley El Paso and Trans-Pecos Texas Austin and Central Texas Houston and Southeast Texas Dallas and North Texas Lubbock and the Plains Within each region, a city-by-city listing details the historic and modern sites and structures that bear Hispanic influence. Descriptions of local festivals and events, public art, museums, natural areas, and scenic drives enhance the entries, which are also profusely illustrated with historic and modern photographs and other illustrations.

Mexico Behind the Mask Book

Mexico Behind the Mask

  • Author : Beldon Butterfield
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612344263

Mexico Behind the Mask Excerpt :

In light of current events related to immigration issues, the drug war along the border, and the North American Free Trade Agreement, Beldon Butterfield's insightful and informative history of the complex relationship between Mexico and the United States is both timely and useful. Butterfield went to Mexico with Time Inc. in 1962 and has lived there ever since, enabling him to provide a unique perspective on the country's history and culture. He traces Mexico's tangled history from the early arrival of the Aztecs to their fall at the hands of Hernán Cortés, from the Mexican Revolution to the disastrous agrarian reform measures, and from Mexico's standing as one of the wealthiest countries in the world to its status, until recently, as a member of the third world. Mexico's relationship with the United States is a key aspect of its culture. Many cultural barriers between the two countries are breaking down in spite of lingering resistance by both countries and differing perspectives of their common border. While Mexicans cannot forget that the border symbolizes the scar of an unjust war, Americans resent how millions of Mexicans cross it illegally in their quest for work. The good news, Butterfield writes, is that Mexico is changing despite the continued opposition of political forces that want to maintain their unchecked power of the past. Mexico Behind the Mask shows how the road to a more prosperous Mexico seems to be on course.

Tale of the Thunderbolt Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Tale of the Thunderbolt

  • Author : E.E. Knight
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440625732

Tale of the Thunderbolt Excerpt :

As the Resistance attempts to overthrow their vampiric alien masters, elite Cat force member David Valentine embarks on a terrifying journey in search of a long-lost weapon that will guarantee their victory-and the end of the Kurian Order's domination of Earth.

The Ranch Magazine Book

The Ranch Magazine

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: Goats
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924070919356

The Ranch Magazine Excerpt :

XIT Book


  • Author : Michael M. Miller
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806167961

XIT Excerpt :

The Texas state constitution of 1876 set aside three million acres of public land in the Texas Panhandle in exchange for construction of the state’s monumental red-granite capitol in Austin. That land became the XIT Ranch, briefly one of the most productive cattle operations in the West. The story behind the legendary XIT Ranch, told in full in this book, is a tale of Gilded Age business and politics at the very foundation of the American cattle industry. The capitol construction project, along with the acres that would become XIT, went to an Illinois syndicate led by men influential in politics and business. Unable to sell the land, the Illinois group, backed by British capital, turned to cattle ranching to satisfy investors. In tracing their efforts, which expanded to include a satellite ranch in Montana, historian Michael M. Miller demythologizes the cattle business that flourished in the late-nineteenth-century American West, paralleling the United States’ first industrial revolution. The XIT Ranch came into being and succeeded, Miller shows, only because of the work of accountants, lawyers, and managers, overseen by officers and a board of seasoned international capitalists. In turn, the ranch created wealth for some and promoted the expansion of railroads, new towns, farms, and jobs. Though it existed only from 1885 to 1912, from Texas to Montana the operation left a deep imprint on community culture and historical memory. Describing the Texas capitol project in its full scope and gritty detail, XIT cuts through the popular portrayal of great western ranches to reveal a more nuanced and far-reaching reality in the business and politics of the beef industry at the close of America’s Gilded Age.

Library List Book

Library List

  • Author : National Agricultural Library (U.S.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105130624138

Library List Excerpt :

The Story of an Entrepreneur Who Is Not College Material Book

The Story of an Entrepreneur Who Is Not College Material

  • Author : Harvey Ratliff
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412032438

The Story of an Entrepreneur Who Is Not College Material Excerpt :

A virtual reality pioneer during the '60's and early '70s with 28 patents to his name.