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The eye of the mammoth : selected essays

Author: Stephen Harrigan
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013.
Series: Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture, no. 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st ed
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"In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America's most thoughtful writers. In this career-spanning anthology, which gathers together essays from two previous books--A Natural State and Comanche Midnight--as well as previously uncollected work, readers finally have a comprehensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Harrigan
ISBN: 9780292745612 0292745613
OCLC Number: 810329304
Description: xi, 364 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Nicholas Lemann --
Part One: Music in the Desert. Morning Light ; On the Edge ; The Secret Life of the Beach ; Going into the Desert ; Isla del Padre ; "The Tiger Is God" ; The Bay ; Swamp Thing. --
Part Two: Highways and Jungle Paths. The Roof of Eden ; Feeling Flush ; The Anger of Achilles ; Rock and Sky ; The Little Man's Road ; My Igloo ; A Secret Door. --
Part Three: The Shadow of History. The Temple of Destiny ; The Man Nobody Knows ; Comanche Midnight ; Wolf House ; The Last Days of David Crockett ; Taking Care of Lonesome Dove ; His Fostering Hand ; The Eye of the Mammoth ; A Troublous Life. --
Part Four: Where Is My Home? What Texas Means to Me ; The Soul of Treaty Oak ; Wish I Were There ; The Eyesore ; The Golden Age of Austin ; Texanic! ; Fade In, Fade Out ; Where Is My Home?
Series Title: Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture, no. 38.
Responsibility: by Stephen Harrigan ; foreword by Nicholas Lemann.

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"Like sitting next to a loquacious, genial and informative passenger on a slow trans-Texas train." * Kirkus Reviews * "These essays speak with the same acuity and matchless prose that won Harrigan Read more...

 
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