The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911

Book Reviews and Notices.

Territory for the Americans during the Revolutionary War is the
theme of the third section. The description of the march of Clark
and his men kneedeep through the icy waters which covered the
drowned lands of the Wabash country to surprise the British reg-
ulars under General Hamilton at Vincennes is made as thrilling
and heroic as Washington's crossing the Delaware to surprise the
British at Trenton. The next section treats of the exploring expe-
dition of Captains Meriweather Lewis, and William Clark (a
younger brother of George Rogers Clark) through the greater
Northwest in 1804-1806. This is another chapter from The Win-
ning of the West. In the last sketch the author turns to Texas
history for a subject, and retells briefly the dramatic story of the
death of Crockett and his brave companions in the Alamo.
In the second group of realistic stories, the most interesting are
the accounts of life in Mr. Roosevelt's "Home Ranch" on the Little
Missouri in the Dakotas. Here we have descriptions of the cowboy
life as it was in the days when Mr. Roosevelt was himself a ranch-
man, the round-up and the work and exciting incidents per-
taining thereto, the stirring conflicts with wild animals and wilder
men, and all the story of western ranch life. The last sketch or
story is perhaps the most interesting of all. It is called "Sheriff's
Work on a Ranch," and is a detailed account of how Mr. Roosevelt
and two of his trusted cowboys followed and captured in midwinter
three thieves who had made off with the ranch boF the only one
in all that section of the country. The chase, the capture, the long
days of guarding the captives, the great hardships and difficulties
attendant on the three hundred mile journey to a place where a real
sheriff could be found to take charge of the prisoners,-all this
goes to make up a decidedly engrossing narrative.
L. W. P., JR.
The Texas Methodist Historical Quarterly. Vol. I. Published
by the Texas Methodist Historical Association. Georgetown,
Texas.
The purpose behind the foundation of this quarterly is primarily
to assist those who have in charge the preparation of a history of
the Methodist church in Texas. Thrall wrote in 1889 a his-
tory of Methodism in Texas which is a pioneer work, but

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