Publication: Arthur H Clark Company, 2003, Spokane
Western Frontiersmen Series XXXI.First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, 238 pp., frontis. [portrait], introduction, illustrated, portraits, epilogue, selected bibliography, index. While his involvement in the Johnson County War and "Mercer's Belles" are his best-known legacies today, Asa Shinn Mercer's career in the West encompassed far more, and for the first time his life is given full consideration in this splendid biography. He learned a great deal about the range cattle industry in the 1880s while serving as editor of newspapers in north Texas in the counties bordering the Red River and into the Panhandle. An interesting and much-needed biography of an important contributor to the development of the West. As new without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 45536