The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 524
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524 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
All who know Dean E. E. Davis consider him to be a most
practical person, one who knews how to get things done. A look
at the college at Arlington offers ample proof. But authors are
impractical beings who do not touch reality. They spin imprac-
tical dreams, so say the practical souls.
But Davis has spun a tapestry of Texas life around his Clear
Creek community, which must be his home county of Erath, and
he has done it with savagery, beauty, and understanding. It is
history and for all I know it may be literature. On the side of
realism and verisimilitude, this book with its ugly title lies closer
to the heart of Texas than anything I have yet read. It deserves
a million readers in Texas alone.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940, periodical, 1940; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101111/m1/560/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.