A Priest, a Prostitute & Some Other Early Texans (Nonfiction)

Don Blevins, Globe Pequot, $15.95, Softcover.
Don Blevins, Globe Pequot, $15.95, Softcover.

Don Blevins often ferrets out the quirky elements in history, and he has just added another gem to his fine works on Texas history. The subjects chosen in this latest book have been written of in the past, yet, for the most part, as footnotes. Blevins expands each story in wonderful detail, supported by thorough research. From Sarah Bowman, a gifted business woman in a number of colorful ways, to an obscure Texas Ranger, to a lone wanderer named “Strap” who eventually became a judge and a military commander, the Lone Star legends brought to light by Blevins finally get their dues in Texas history.

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