The Hanna Legacy: Six Generations On Pass Ranch

The Hanna Legacy: Six Generations On Pass Ranch

by David R. Gross
The Hanna Legacy: Six Generations On Pass Ranch

The Hanna Legacy: Six Generations On Pass Ranch

by David R. Gross


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This is a historical novel based on recollections of members of the Hanna family and their collection of family photographs. I put my words into the mouths of the characters to tell their story. The novel is, ostensibly, about the lives and experiences of the male members of the family who owned and operated Pass Ranch, for five generations and now the sixth is taking over. However, obvious to any reader, the story is also about the grit, fortitude, determination, and heroism of the women in their lives. Particularly the pioneer women of the late 1800's and early 1900's, but also the strength of character of the wives I have known personally. Wynona Severance Hanna (Nona), whose photo is on the cover of the book, is particularly inspirational. She was a tiny, young woman who came to the Sand Hills to homestead her own claim. She was successfully wooed by Don E. Hanna Sr. As his wife she encouraged and supported him, pushing him to significant accomplishments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781648037320
Publisher: Westwood Books Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/27/2021
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Dr. Gross graduated from Colorado State University with the DVM degree in 1960. After ten years in veterinary practice he enrolled at the Ohio State University and earned the MS and Phd degrees in cardiovascular physiology. He did research and taught at Texas A & M University for 16 years, then accepted a position as Professor and Director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Research Labs at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. He retired after 12 years as Professor and Head of the basic science department in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

During his academic career Dr. Gross co-edited three multi-authored textbooks and over one hundred scientific articles and abstracts. The first, second, and third editions of his single author text, Animal Models in Cardiovascular Research, can be found in most medical libraries. Since retirement, he has published 3 historical novels, 3 memoirs, and a self-help book for students. His most successful book, so far, is the memoir of his first year in veterinary practice entitled "Animals Don't Blush".
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