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the producers of this second edition have earned the gratitude of
all who seek to know better and understand the late nineteenth-
century history of the state. In addition, those who projected
and executed this edition have earned further kudos for the ex-
cellence they maintained throughout the production. The gen-
eral design and typographical performance bear the imprint
of superb Hertzog supervision, and the Lea drawings literally
breathe graphic life into the text. Above all, however, the reader
is especially indebted to Professor Rex Strickland for his incal-
culably important contributions in the introduction, notes, and
appendices. Carefully documented, the notes and descriptive nar-
rative bring the original text into sharp focus and greatly expand
the historical usefulness of the information Mills preserved. Par-
ticularly helpful are the biographical sketches included in Appen-
dix I, pp. 175-192, which doubtlessly will inspire additional
search for data relating to personalities who do not deserve the
obscurity to which history has relegated them in the absence of
supporting documentation.
A superior piece of workmanship in all of the areas involved
in producing a fine book, W. W. Mills, Forty Years at El Paso,
1858-z898, answers a great need. It is virtually inevitable that the
second edition will share the fate of the first printing in becom-
ing a prized collector's item. CHESTER V. KIELMAN
The University of Texas Archives
Life in the Saddle. By Frank Collinson. Edited and arranged by
Mary Whatley Clarke. With drawings by Harold D. Bugbee.
Norman (University of Oklahoma Press), 1963. Pp. xvi+243.
This book is a classic among the authentic literature of the
American West for the period 187o to 1900, ranking with the best
of E. C. Abbott, Charlie Siringo, Andy Adams, and others. It is
written in a simple, straightforward, sincere style that carries the
reader along a smooth-flowing stream of narration, interrupted
only by some peremptory demand to lay the book aside for the
time being.
Frank Collinson was an exceptional man. (For a concise ac-
count of his life, written by his friend, Harold D. Bugbee, see


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