The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 81, July 1977 - April, 1978

Book Reviews

time-honored benchmark of range literature, has now been superceded by
Reese's new compilation.
Again this reviewer would like to supplement the choice of editions:
the unabridged and thoroughly annotated version of Richard H. Dana's
Two Years Before the Mast published by the Ward Ritchie Press; the Uni-
versity of Minnesota Press edition of Arch Gilfillan's Sheep containing an
illuminating foreword by J. Frank Dobie, and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
handsomely produced by the Limited Editions Club with a reminiscent
foreword written by the author sixty years after the book's first appearance.
Reese has properly included a collection of writings by Eugene Manlove
Rhodes-The Little World Waddies. Houghton Mifflin's gathering of his
Best Novels and Short Stories might have been suggested as a reasonable
and more readily available alternative. The work of Will Kelleher and Jim
B. Pearson on the Maxwell land grant is superior to that of F. Stanley.
Again, this is not a criticism of choice, but a suggestion of further possi-
bilities.
Bibliographies are seldom produced with such clarity and readibiliy as
these two have been, although the display typefaces seem pretentious.
Book people should be alerted that these books-important in themselves
-launch what promises to be a landmark bibliographical series.
Institute of Texan Cultures AL LOWMAN
San Antonio: The Flavor of Its Past. By Donald E. Everett. (San Antonio:
Trinity University Press, 1975. Pp. 162. Photographs, index. $16.)
A Place Called Dallas: The Pioneering Years of a Continuing Metro-
polis. By A. C. Greene. (Dallas: Dallas County Heritage Society,
Inc., 1975. Pp. xiv+65. Illustrations. $5-95.)
Austin & Travis County: A Pictorial History, x839-1939. By Katherine
Hart and the Staff of the Austin-Travis County Collection, Austin
Public Library. (Austin: The Encino Press, 1975. Pp. vi+ 16o.
Illustrations. $12.50.)
Although Texas historiography is thorough and diversified, at least
one important phase of the state's past has been relatively overlooked until
recently. There have been well-illustrated city histories published in pre-
vious decades-Oliver Knight's Fort Worth: Outpost on the Trinity
(1953) and Earl W. Fornell's The Galveston Era (1961), for example
-but only recently have lavishly illustrated and sometimes thoughtful his-
tories of Texas cities been produced: Leonard Sanders, How Fort Worth

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