Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch: A Worldwide Sea of Grass

Bob Kleberg and the King Ranch: A Worldwide Sea of Grass

by John Cypher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292711877
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 1,299,753
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Former Assistant to the President of King Ranch, the late John Cypher was a resident of Kingsville, Texas, and a regular contributing columnist to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • One. The Beginning, Century II
  • Two. Embellishing a Legacy
  • Three. Let's Go to a Roundup
  • Four. Simple Styles, Simple Habits
  • Five. On Entering Another World
  • Six. Going International: The First Step
  • Seven. Inventing a Beef Factory—Venezuela
  • Eight. Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
  • Nine. Brazil, a Multifaceted Adventure
  • Ten. Argentine Problems, People Problems
  • Eleven. Versailles via Flushing Meadows
  • Twelve. Another World, Down Under
  • Thirteen. From the New Cattle World to the Old
  • Fourteen Decision Making, the Contorted Process
  • Fifteen. The Trials of the Two Kings
  • Sixteen. We Say Good-bye
  • Afterword
  • Index

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Tom Lea

"Nobody on this earth but you could have written this book with such intimate knowledge of the subject. You have given me insights and information I never had in forty years of devotion to the King Ranch. I salute you."

David Murrah

". . . a valuable contribution to an understanding of the rich, on-going history of the King Ranch. . . the author is articulate, skillful, and best of all, an excellent storyteller."

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