The Light Side of Little Texas

The Light Side of Little Texas

by Uyless Black
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SG-Mahoney More than 1 year ago
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.