Publication: Beyond Words Publishing, Inc, 1991, Hillsboro
First edition. Oblong quarto. Signed by the author on the title page. Decorated cloth, brown front and rear endpapers, 176 pp., map, illustrated, foreword, introduction, acknowledgments, bibliography. Introduction by John B. Connally. Sketches of thirty-five Texas ranchers of the brush country. "Cattle Kings of Texas offers a glimpse of the "real" Texas, a highly romanticized lifestyle that nearly everyone envies. What began as a personal journey home evolved into a richly detailed mosaic of rare interviews with men whose voices are seldom heard… Texas ranchers of the brush country. Amidst a choir of negative predictions, Dian Malouf returned home to the droughty south Texas ranching country and talked to the most remote men of their time; most raising cattle on land that had been in their family for six generations. This book is historically significant, documenting a part of Texas history never revealed before. The book presents a wealth of stories, oral histories, not easily shared. These ranches will never be under one ownership again. In the heart of the desolate brush country little has changed in the past one hundred years, adding genuine authenticity to an enviable lifestyle that could be facing a final sunset." Non-authorial, inked gift inscription at top of title page, else a fine copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 40460