The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 106, July 2002 - April, 2003 Page: 754
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A SOCIAL HISTORY OF TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL
By Ty Cashion
With more than 150 images, many never before published,
historian Jerry Thompson tells the story of what Pulitzer Prize-
winning historian William H. Goetzmann has called a "wild and
vivid land." From the Coahuiltecan Indians and the Spanish col-
onizers who clustered along the banks of the Rio Grande, to the
cattlemen and wildcatters who conquered the brush country,
Thompson details six centuries of exciting and entertaining his-
tory in a thoroughly researched and comprehensive text, lavishly
illustrated by the work of artists Lino Sanchez y Tapia, Theodore
Gentilz, and Frederic Remington and photographers Robert
Runyon, E. O. Goldbeck, and Russell Lee, among many others.
It was on the South Texas border
that the Mexican War began and
the Civil War ended. Over the cen-
turies the border area has been the ,
setting for extraordinary endeavors
and events, retrieved here for the
reader's enchantment in A Wild
and Vivid Land.
The exciting history presented
here is distinguished by scrupulous
scholarship and by the author's
clear love for South Texas. This - 'ii (50lN -
book of remarkable pictures and
stories is the kind of book one comes back to again and again,
the kind of book that causes one to muse and dream on the
past. South Texas becomes vivid in the mind-a singular and
Jerry Thompson, deanof the College of Arts and Humanities at
Texas A&M International University in Laredo, is among the best
and most prolific historians of the Civil War in the Southwest.
ISBN o-876zz-z68-r (cloth). 6x 9 inches, 309 pp.,foreword, illustra-
lions, appendix, index. Cloth, $29.95 Member's price, $25.46
2.306 Sid Richardson Hall e University Station * Austin, Texas 78712
800/687-8132 * 512/471-1525 * FAX: 512/471-1551
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