Tragedy and Triumph on the Texas Plains: Curious Historic Chronicles from Murders to Movies

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Out on the Texas Plains, wrangling with history resembles taking in the sunset—a stampede of splendor and shadow all at once. Roam an Ohio-sized patch of prairie and take stock of the heroic tasks and moral dilemmas facing the unforgettable characters who called West Texas home. Ben Hogan sinks a putt with the focus of the Clovis man who hunted mammoth in the same spot thousands of years before. Lubbock’s largest lawsuit runs its interminable course. And a starving Roy Rogers makes a quick meal of jackrabbit on the Llano Estacado. Chuck Lanehart gathers statesmen and journalists, outlaws and entertainers, in these profiles of the Texas Plains.
ISBN: 9781467149037
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Images: 48
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Chuck Lanehart is a criminal defense lawyer based in Lubbock, Texas. In his forty-three-year career, he has represented citizens accused in almost the entirety of the Texas Plains and beyond. Thirty years ago, he began writing about the rich legal and cultural history of the region. His history articles and essays have been featured in many publications, including legal journals and newspapers. In 2008, he was named among the “200 Most Influential People in the History of Lubbock” by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
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