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At six foot two inches and two hundred and forty pounds, Big-Foot Wallace cut a formidable figure and certainly made a major impact on the early history of Texas. Duval's chronicle of one of Texas' greatest adventurers is filled with Wallace's humor and colorful speech. Wallace emerges from the book in all his vigor and robustness, and the reader is transported to a rugged, uncultivated frontier where a few men who were rough enough were carving out a new empire. The flavor and the spirit of early Texas have been captured for countless readers by John C. Duval's Big Foot Wallace. John C.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
At six foot two inches and two hundred and forty pounds, Big-Foot Wallace cut a formidable figure and certainly made a major impact on the early history of Texas. Duval's chronicle of one of Texas' greatest adventurers is filled with Wallace's humor and colorful speech. Wallace emerges from the book in all his vigor and robustness, and the reader is transported to a rugged, uncultivated frontier where a few men who were rough enough were carving out a new empire. The flavor and the spirit of early Texas have been captured for countless readers by John C. Duval's Big Foot Wallace. John C. Duval, the author of Big Foot Wallace, has been called the first man of letters in Texas. Earlier Texans devoted their time to writing about politics and land, but Duval wrote of the frontier and its people with a clarity of perception equaled by few writers in any period. Duval was a man of the camp and range. Civilization did not fit him very well, and he spent much of his time in the wilderness alone. Like his friend and companion, Big Foot Wallace, Duval was an adventurer whose experiences were varied and exciting. In Big Foot Wallace Duval relates a number of his experiences that had been shared with Wallace. Writing late in life, Duval set down memories of events that had mellowed with time. He strove for pictorial and dramatic effects, not historical accuracy. Still Big Foot Wallace has been acclaimed by historians for its amazing accuracy.
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  • Verlag: www.bnpublishing.com
  • Seitenzahl: 218
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. April 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 342g
  • ISBN-13: 9781684117260
  • ISBN-10: 1684117267
  • Artikelnr.: 56520263
Autorenporträt
John C. Duval was born in 1816 to a distinguished family in Kentucky. Upon meeting fellow Texas Ranger Big-Foot Wallace, the two became fast friends. Duval went on to fight for the South in the Civil War, and retired to a backyard cabin in Texas to live out the remainder of his life as a surveyor and prospector, often visiting Wallace to talk about the old days. Duval wrote extensively about the nostalgia of the Old West, and was called the "first Texas man of letters.” Duval died in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1897, two years before Wallace.