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Book Review: The Cartel – A Novel

The events depicted in this exhaustively researched book are verified by contemporary news reports, and confirmed by many Texas border ranchers. The staffs’ families of Circle Ranch and our neighbors have been the victims of horrific murders, similar to those described. Like 150,000 others – 20,000 last year alone – virtually all remain unsolved and uninvestigated. This

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Re-wolving the West

In far-West Texas as at Yellowstone National Park, it is a physiological fact that (Mexican) wolves would improve habitat for wild and domestic animals. But, community feelings towards wolves are very negative.

Book Review: The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters by Sean B. Carroll is a great book about nature’s basic rules and contains many valuable insights on desert grasslands. While Carroll didn’t intend to write a book about holistic management, The Serengeti Rules supports holistic insights and practices. Like the

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Book Review – The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

Dr. Paul Hutton has delivered a highly rewarding volume in The Apache Wars; it fully covers the American Apache Wars, revealing many new facts about the characters and agencies involved. It is well written, making it an entertaining read; but it is also a chilling account of barbarities and the vicissitudes of hard-fought guerrilla warfare.

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Book Review: Woody Plants of the Big Bend and Trans-Pecos

This is a very useful book to the far-West Texas and Southern New Mexico landowner. Every landowner should try to know these plants by sight. Over 100 common trees, shrubs, cacti and other plants are identified and described. These are photographed as shrubs, in leaf detail, flower detail and seed development.

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Book Review: The Son – A Great Texas History

Here is a typical review of The Son, by Philipp Meyer, “a multi-generational story that takes on the myths of Texas history as well as American History”. Have you ever felt as a reader that you were reading a novel of near perfection? A book where every sentence, paragraph, character, historical reference not only was