The Light Side of Little Texas

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The rural country of southeastern New Mexico serves as the backdrop for a young boy's adventures on his father's ranch and in his small community. Later years recount his teenage experiences. The book's concluding chapters tell of his returning to this childhood home as an adult; about how things have changed but have also remained the same.
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Overview

The rural country of southeastern New Mexico serves as the backdrop for a young boy's adventures on his father's ranch and in his small community. Later years recount his teenage experiences. The book's concluding chapters tell of his returning to this childhood home as an adult; about how things have changed but have also remained the same.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780980010763
  • Publisher: IEI Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Uyless Black spent his childhood and teenage years on the great plains of America's southwest.

During his adult years he was an officer in the U.S Navy, a software programmer, a Senior Vice President for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Ombudsman for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, and a business owner.

He was the founder of three data communications network consulting firms, became an international lecturer, and wrote thirty-five books on the emerging Internet technology; some published in several languages. His urban experiences meld with the memoirs of his rural youth as he unfolds the world as seen by a child, as well as a man in his later years.

For this past decade, he has devoted himself to investigating and reporting on the social, political, and financial climate of America.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended: Delightful, witty, growing-up story during a more innocent time on the "New" part of New Mexcio, the High Plains, called Little Texas--wit, wonderment,wisdom

    Witty, delightful, rare, Uyless Black's book, "The Light Side of Little Texas" captures the reader with Mark Twain wit in his skillfully written growing-up story in the mid 20th century as the youngest of six boys in a ranch/law enforcement family in a small town on the Llano Estacado. Black's social satire opens with humor and insight the window on a rarely written about part of the vast staked plains, southeastern New Mexico. Black's sense of place and culture as he explores cowboys, brandings, horses, hunting, music, oil men, rodeos, education, bars, growing up Baptist, working at the pool at Easley's Twin Lakes and enjoying the mentor eye candy, the courtship rituals of the 1950s, and his solutions for dealing with five brothers when they "resorted to performing the preordained, genetically determined roles of older brothers." After a trail-blazing international career in computer connections with some forty books to his credit, Black says, "My heart tells me my home is the Southwest, New Mexico, Lea County, and the town of Lovington." Black's book will appeal to a variety of levels of interest from the historian, sociologist, psychologist, Western buff, or a person who likes a fun read that will keep him/her turning the pages while smiling with the reminiscences of the delightful past times of Little Texas. Celebrate the NM Centiennal with a New View of a state settled before the pilgrims landed on the east coast of the U.S.A.

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