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A Texan Looks at Lyndon: A Study in Illegitimate Power
A Texan Looks at Lyndon A Study in Illegitimate Power Author:J. Evetts Haley J. Evetts Haley, cowman and historian, is as adepy at the fine art of working wild cattle as he is in writing history, which as one professor remarked "reads like poetry." With his son he is the active cowboy owner-operator of three south-western cattle ranches. — He is the author of twelve books of history and biography and the most noted living... more » Southwestern historian. Frazier Hunt praised his 'Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman' as "the finest American frontier biography ever written." The late Dr. E. C. Barker, dean of history at the University of Texas, considered Evetts Haley perhaps his most exceptional student in a life-time of teaching and Dr. Herbert E. Bolton, the great Califorina historian, once spoke of his as "America's finest historical writer."
When J. Evetts Haley ran for Govenor of Texas in 1956, the 'Houston Post' described him as "a man with a keen, incisive mind, a firm background in history and government and a lively understanding of the problems of his day."
The 'Austin American-Statesman' called him the "Salty Texas Rebel" from the Staked Plains, "the region's Thomas Paine, a brilliant historian and a provocative pamphleteer. He argues implacably that Americans stand to lose their individual liberties to big government, and he insists that they should rely on themselves instead of the government for their welfare."
He is a graduate of West Texas University and the University of Texas, and a fromer Member of the Board of the Texas Technological College. A life-long Constitutional Democrat, he resides at Canyon, Texas.« less