I'll Tell You a Tale
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I'll Tell You a Tale by J. Frank Dobie
Book DescriptionI'll Tell You a Tale is a garland of some of Frank Dobie's best writing, put together by Isabel Gaddis, one of his former students at the University of Texas. The tales included are those the author himself liked best, and he even rewrote some of them especially for this anthology. Ben Carlton Mead has contributed 32 original line drawings to illustrate the stories. These tales spring from the soil and folklore of our land; but more than this, they make the readers contemporary with the times, filling us with the wonder of something past and yet still with us. They are arranged topically into sections whose titles speak for them: "The Longhorn Breed," "Mustangs and Mustangers," "The Saga of the Saddle," "Characters and Happenings of Long Ago," "Animals of the Wild," "In Realms of Gold," and "Ironies."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780292738218
(208mm x 138mm x 29mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1981
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. Frank Dobie
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Melds natural history with tales and lore in articulating the complex and often contentious relationship between coyotes and humans. Based on his own life experiences in Texas and twenty-five years of research, Dobie forges a sympathetic and nuanced picture of the coyote prefiguring later environmental and conservation movements.
Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver, Paperback (June 1985)View all books by J. Frank Dobie
Introduces us to Pedro Loco, General Mexhuira's ghost, the German, and a colorful group of odd fellows driven to roam the hills in an eternal quest for the hidden entrance, the blazed tree, the box canyon, for fabulous wealth glimpsed, lost, and never forgotten.
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Author Biography - J. Frank Dobie
J. Frank Dobie was a folklorist and author of many books about Texas life and culture.
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