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The Resource Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics, by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton

Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics, by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton

Label
Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics
Title
Dolph Briscoe
Title remainder
my life in Texas ranching and politics
Statement of responsibility
by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dolph Briscoe, governor of Texas from 1973 until 1979, is the largest individual landowner and rancher in a state famous for its huge ranches. He is one of the most respected businessmen in Texas, with a portfolio that includes banks, agribusinesses, cattle, and oil and gas properties. His philanthropy has provided much-needed support to a wide range of educational, medical, scientific, and cultural institutions. As a member of the state legislature in the decade following World War II, Briscoe was the author of major legislation that improved the daily lives of farmers and ranchers throughout Texas. As an activist leader of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Briscoe played a significant role in the successful effort to eliminate the screwworm, an age-old scourge of the livestock industry. As a friend and associate of a number of major American political figures, he has been an eyewitness to history. And as a governor who assumed office following one of the most far-reaching corruption scandals in Texas history, Briscoe played a crucial role in restoring public confidence in the integrity of state government. Don Carleton, executive director of the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, conducted a series of lengthy oral history interviews with Governor Briscoe over a period of eight years to produce this book
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.4.B75
LC item number
A3 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics, by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0827/2008921052-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
A product of the land -- Hacienda las Margaritas and Catarina -- Cactus Jack -- Janey, the university, and the war -- Life on the dry Frio and a push into politics -- The Texas Legislature -- Red Nunley -- Briscoe Ranches -- A return to politics -- Becoming governor : the campaign of 1972 -- The first term : legislative success and a chicken ranch -- The second term : holding the line on taxes and a tragedy in Huntsville -- Third term denied : the election of 1978 -- Life after the Governor's Mansion
Control code
216941059
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 284 p.
Isbn
9780976669722
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008921052
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)216941059
Label
Dolph Briscoe : my life in Texas ranching and politics, by Dolph Briscoe ; as told to Don Carleton
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0827/2008921052-d.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
A product of the land -- Hacienda las Margaritas and Catarina -- Cactus Jack -- Janey, the university, and the war -- Life on the dry Frio and a push into politics -- The Texas Legislature -- Red Nunley -- Briscoe Ranches -- A return to politics -- Becoming governor : the campaign of 1972 -- The first term : legislative success and a chicken ranch -- The second term : holding the line on taxes and a tragedy in Huntsville -- Third term denied : the election of 1978 -- Life after the Governor's Mansion
Control code
216941059
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 284 p.
Isbn
9780976669722
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008921052
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)216941059

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