Search - List of Books by Ben K. Green

Ben King "Doc" Green, (1912-1974) was a writer from Texas.

A horse trader and rustic raconteur, he was born in Hopkins County, Texas, near Cumby where his parents, David Hugh and Bird King Green, had lived several generations. At twelve years of age, Ben left home "ahorseback" and sought out wagon yards, mule barns and livery stables, a more useful education in his mind. Within a few years, Green and his family moved to Weatherford, Texas, where he attended high school, but his days as a "wild, young cowboy" buying, selling and trading stock fueled his imagination more than formal learning. As an adult he practiced veterinary medicine, though apparently without a degree.

In 1960, Green contributed several of his horse trading stories to the Tally Book, publication for the Fort Worth International Quarter Horse Jockey Club, and he determined that writing about his experiences would be his goal. Green "talked his books," as he said, telling his stories into a tape recorder and to his secretary who edited his work. "Doc," the cowboy and horse trader, wrote exactly like he talked, and his spellbinding tales which had fascinated acquaintances and strangers alike launched the writer, Ben K. Green.

While attending a meeting of the Western History Association held in El Paso, Texas, Green met a New York editor who had seen his recent story, "Gray Mules," published in the Southwest Review (Summer, 1965). From that association came Horse Tradin' (1967), the first of four books by Ben K. Green published by Alfred A. Knopf. The twenty-fifth printing in 1990 of Horse Tradin' by Knopf hailed this edition of Green's stories as a classic of Western Americana, and it is his best-known book today.

As the popularity of his stories spread nationwide, Ben thoroughly enjoyed his fan mail and the lecture circuit. Old yarn-spinner Ben K. Green, a colorful man in character and language, published eleven books from 1963 to 1974. His contemporary, writer A. C. Greene, praised Ben's stories, saying, "I think he represented the last real voice of old-time Texas in literature."1

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Total Books: 24
Horse Tales
2008 - Horse Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780981600000
ISBN-10: 098160000X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Village Horse Doctor West of the Pecos
Some More Horse Tradin'
Horse Tradin'
1999 - Horse Tradin' (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803270862
ISBN-10: 0803270860
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment
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A Thousand Miles of Mustangin'
1998 - A Thousand Miles of Mustangin' (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780944383452
ISBN-10: 0944383459
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Horse Conformation As to Soundness and Performance
1984 - Horse Conformation As to Soundness and Performance (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780873581356
ISBN-10: 0873581350
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Medicine, Medical Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Color of Horses
1983 - The Color of Horses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780873583275
ISBN-10: 0873583272
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Thousand Miles of Mustangin'
1979 - Thousand Miles of Mustangin' (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780873582124
ISBN-10: 0873582128
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Village Horse Doctor
1974 - Village Horse Doctor (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345241344
ISBN-10: 0345241347
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Ben Green Tales
1974 - Ben Green Tales (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780873581158
ISBN-10: 0873581156
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Village Horse Doctor West of the Pecos
1971 - Village Horse Doctor West of the Pecos (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394429229
ISBN-10: 0394429222
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Medicine
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The last trail drive through downtown Dallas
The Last Trail Drive Through Downtown Dallas (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780873580687
ISBN-10: 0873580680
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The color of horses The scientific and authoritative identification of the color of the horse