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prepares the reader for her three stories that merge into a single
One of the stories tells about a family in Floresville, Wilson Coun-
ty, Texas, which shares in the civic and church life of its community.
A second story is about the man who got printer's ink in his blood
when he began working for the hometown newspaper as a young boy
and went on to purchase the paper, to serve as its editor and publisher
fifty years, to exert wide influence in Texas press circles and the Demo-
cratic party, and to form a personal friendship with Lyndon B. John-
son. The book is the story of the newspaperman's community, as he
uses his country weekly and his personal resources and energies to help
lead and inform that community through the time of two world wars,
depression and recovery.
Adding to the interest of the book are the stories the author was
able to get from Fore and his wife through personal interviews shortly
before the editor's death. Sam Fore, Jr., died in his sleep at his home
at the age of 75 after the publication had gone to press.
The six-chapter volume adds a personal chapter to the history of
Texas and small-town newspapers. Written under a grant from the
E. L. Kurth Award for Research in Journalism, presented by South-
land Paper Mills, Inc., the book is the fourteenth study published
under the Journalism Development Fund of the Department of Jour-
nalism at the University of Texas.
Howard Payne College TESSICA MARTIN
Fine Texas Horses: Their Pedigrees and Performances, 183o-1845. By
Malcolm D. McLean. Fort Worth (Texas Christian University
Press), 1966. Pp. xxiv+ 153. Illustrations, bibliography, index.
This monograph is a valuable contribution to the history of the
development of horses and of early horse racing in Texas. Newspaper
files and family records have been used as source material and concen-
tration has been fixed on the limited time period from 183o to 1845-
McLean has catalogued, by geographical location, the activities as-
sociated with what he terms "fine" horses in 'Texas for the period indi-
cated. Nearly all of the horses listed belonged to the Thoroughbred
breed. This breed is the one that has contributed so much to almost
all of the many breeds of light horses in America. Quarter horses,
Morgans, Standard-breds, American Saddle Horses, and others owe


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