M. K. Brown Range Life Series

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  1. If I Can Do It Horseback
    John Hendrix drew upon his own varied experiences for this panoramic view of West Texas ranch life, presented here in an integral compilation of flavorful articles written originally for The Cattleman. Touching upon virtually... Learn More
    Published: 5th December 2014
    Paperback | £32.00
  2. Littlefield Lands
    The phenomenon of colonization by big land companies, common throughout the history of the United States, came late to the Panhandle-Plains of West Texas. Ranchers held sway there up into the 20th century. Then, realizing that... Learn More
    Published: 7th November 2014
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. Twilight on the Range
    Billie Timmons was fourteen when he met Charles Goodnight—over a wagonload of manure that had been jammed on a gatepost—and he went to work on the Goodnight Cross J Ranch shortly thereafter. The spirit of helpfulness that... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2012
    Paperback | £20.99
  4. The Texas Land and Development Company
    Agricultural and urban development came late to the Texas South Plains, and frontier life lingered well into the twentieth century. In the decade preceding World War I numerous land companies flourished in the area and acted as... Learn More
    Published: 11th January 2012
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. Land of Bright Promise
    Land of Bright Promise is a fascinating exploration of the multitude of land promotions and types of advertising that attracted more than 175,000 settlers to the Panhandle–South Plains area of Texas from the late years of the... Learn More
    Published: 2nd November 2011
    Paperback | £16.99
  6. The Taft Ranch

    The Taft Ranch

    A Texas Principality

    Written by A. Ray Stephens, Introduced by Joe B. Frantz

    Series M. K. Brown Range Life Series

    University of Texas Press

    For fifty years the progressive Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company, popularly known as the Taft Ranch, led in the development of South Texas, and in the early twentieth century achieved national and international repute for its contributions... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  7. Don’t Make Me Go to Town
    Many people dream of "someday buying a small quaint place in the country, to own two cows and watch the birds," in the words of Texas ranchwoman Amanda Spenrath Geistweidt. But only a few are cut out for the unrelenting work that... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2011
    Hardback | £28.99
  8. Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull
    Army scout, buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, and impresario of the world-renowned "Wild West Show," William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody lived the real American West and also helped create the "West of the imagination." Born in 1846,... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Paperback | £39.00
  9. Still


    Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century

    Written by Robb Kendrick, Other primary creator Marianne Wiggins, Afterword by Jay Dusard

    Series M. K. Brown Range Life Series

    University of Texas Press

    The cowboy may well be the quintessential American icon. Robb Kendrick has been photographing cowboys for twenty-five years, creating a magnificent artistic record that recalls the work of earlier photographers such as Edward... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2008
    Hardback | £43.00
  10. Vaqueros, Cowboys, and Buckaroos
    Herding cattle from horseback has been a tradition in northern Mexico and the American West since the Spanish colonial era. The first mounted herders were the Mexican vaqueros, expert horsemen who developed the skills to work... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2001
    Paperback | £23.99
  11. Facts as I Remember Them
    The rivers of the Texas Panhandle, the Canadian, and the forks of the Red break through the Cap Rock at the eastern edge of the Staked Plains. It’s rough, bleak country, with few trees and a great expanse of sky. Storms... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 1986
    Paperback | £16.99
  12. The LS Brand
    In the spring of 1881, W. M. D. Lee and Lucien B. Scott, wealthy businessmen of Leavenworth, Kansas, purchased land in the upper Texas Panhandle to establish the Lee-Scott Cattle Company. Their range sprawled across four Texas... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1982
    Paperback | £16.99
  13. 6000 Miles of Fence
    The fabulous XIT Ranch has been celebrated in song, story, and serious history. This book of reminiscences of old XIT cowmen puts on record the everyday life of the individuals who made the ranch run. Their forthright, yet picturesque,... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1981
    Paperback | £22.99
  14. The Franco-Texan Land Company
    The Franco-Texan Land Company was formed, ostensibly, by the French bondholders of the Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific Railroad in an attempt to salvage their investments through sale of lands in the railroad's Texas land grant.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1969
    Paperback | £26.99
  15. The Francklyn Land & Cattle Company
    An intensive study of a large Texas ranch, particularly of its business and financial aspects, in which the author has utilized many company records and firsthand accounts by the men who were engaged in the difficult task of establishing... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 1962
    Paperback | £34.00