Heritage, Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 1989 Page: 7
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Mary J. Jaques
English traveler Mary J. Jaques's
charming account of her twoyear
stay in Texas, with side
trips to Mexico and Canada, recreates
for modern readers the
land and its inhabitants as an
earlier generation knew them.
A valuable resource on early
Texas life, out of print for some
ninety years, this 1894
collector's classic now in
facsimile reprint will delight
and inform, entertain and
amuse. 400 pp. Illus. $19.95
for Texas Oil
Robert W. McDaniel
with Henry C. Dethloff
Wildcatter Pattillo Higgins
held geologic theories far
ahead of his time, located oil
fields all over Texas and
Louisiana, and gained and
lost several fortunes. He also
was acquitted in a murder
trial and married his adopted
Robert McDaniel presents
the life of a determined,
dedicated individual who
took large risks in order to
find black gold. This book
firmly gives Pattillo Higgins
his rightful place as one of
the great names in the Texas
oil industry. 176 pp. 31 b&w
"Harriet Kofalk tells with care
and affection the story of an
explorer and teacher: a woman
who helped win for nature
study the wide respect it now
commands. Her windows to
nature were the colors, songs
and life-patterns of living birds.
A fine book."-Victoria B.
Scheffer. 248 pp. 43 b&w
photos. 2 line drawings. $19.95
For All Those
Pupils Whose Lives
Stella Gipson Polk
Humor and pathos color Stella Polk's
memories of the challenges and rewards of
teaching in one-room schoolhouses in the Hill
Country and West Texas in the years before
World War II and consolidated town schools.
Her lively descriptions recall the physical
setting, the tightly intertwined communities,
and the many roles-diplomat, social worker,
dramatist, ball player, friend, life saver-her
job demanded. 104 pp. $14.95
Turn Your Eyes
PIONEERS SAM AND
Paula Mitchell Marks
From a profusion of letters, journals, and
business materials as well as Mary Maverick's
published Memoirs, the author culls the
dramatic story of these two Texas forebears,
whose public and private lives were played out
against the backdrop of the Mexican nation,
the Republic, and early statehood. 344 pp. 26
b&w photos. 3 line drawings. $27.50
Ben E. Pingenot
Cowboy and private eye
Charles A. Siringo wrote
several autobiographies that
crose c captured the interest of
thousands of readers and
contributed to the myth of
the cowboy-lawman as an
archetypal western hero.
His is the story of a man in
the context of his times, of a man whose path
crossed those of Billy the Kid, Clarence
Darrow, Will Rogers, and others. It is a story
of a character just as interesting as Siringo's
writings made him appear, but far more
complex and more human than any stiff
mythical figure of western lore. 272 pp. 13
b&w photos. $29.50
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