The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, July 1978 - April, 1979 Page: 345
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Book Reviews 345
Widener states that his purpose is "to reveal in this book the driving force,
and faith in the future, that made him [Gaston] a leader of his time in the
development of Dallas (p. vii). To achieve this objective, the author's treat-
ment of Gaston unfolds page by page from birth to death as though every
day, month, and year was essential to the study.
Since the book is limited to thirty-one pages of text with the remaining
sixteen pages devoted exclusively to full-page photographs and illustrations,
any attempt to investigate the "driving force" behind the subject must, of
necessity, have given way to a brisk, but well-documented, chronology of
notable events in the life of the man most responsible for Dallas's evolution
from a small agrarian settlement to a thriving commercial center.
Dallas Historical Society JOHN W. CRAIN
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