Memoir & Biography



Beneath the Window: Early Ranch Life in the Big Bend Country

Beneath the Window: Early Ranch Life in the Big Bend Country

By Wilson, Patricia Clothier
Price: $17.95


Before it became a national park, the Big Bend was home to a number of ranches and mining operations. On the Wilson ranch, which stood at the center...more info

Big Bend, A Homesteader's Story

Big Bend, A Homesteader's Story

By Langford, J.O.; Gipson, Fred
Price: $17.95


To the wild and fabulous country where the Rio Grande makes its big bend, J. O. Langford came in 1909 with his wife and daughter in search of health...more info

Border Healing Woman

Border Healing Woman

By Babb, Jewel; Pat Little Dog
Price: $19.95


Jewel Babb grew up in a way that was special even for a girl of her time. Her father and uncle were well-diggers by trade and they would set up a...more info

Chronicles of the Big Bend

Chronicles of the Big Bend

By Smithers, W.D.; Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter (Foreword)
Price: $35.95


As a young teamster on a pack-mule train, Wilfred Dudley Smithers saw the Rio Grande's Big Bend for the first time in 1916, and it captured his...more info

Footloose Scot

Footloose Scot

By Glendinning, Jim
Price: $14.95


Footloose Scot is a historical record over 50 years of the travel experiences of Scots-born Jim Glendinning. It is part travel adventure memoir and...more info

Fun and Games Through Depression and War

Fun and Games Through Depression and War

By Baker, Betty Ray Ogle; Ogle, Clarice
Price: $19.95


Part family history, part tale of growing up in the Big Bend in the 1930's and 40's, this locally produced book is energetic and entertaining. 2008...more info

I'll Gather My Geese

I'll Gather My Geese

By Stillwell, Hallie
Price: $19.95


The New York Times identified Hallie Stillwell (1897?1997) as a "rancher and a Texas legend." As readers of her autobiography know, she became a...more info

Jane's Window: My Spirited Life in West Texas and Austin

Jane's Window: My Spirited Life in West Texas and Austin

By Sibley, Jane Dunn (as told to Jim Comer)
Price: $35.00


On the southern portion of what was known as the Sibley’s Pezuna del Caballo (Horse’s Hoof) Ranch in West Texas’ Culberson County are two mountains...more info

Journey to the Edge of Texas: A Memoir of Love, Travel, Natural

Journey to the Edge of Texas: A Memoir of Love, Travel, Natural

By Leatherwood, Carlton
Price: $19.95


Journey to the Edge of Texas: A Memoir of Love, Travel, Natural Beauty, Writing, and One Man's Battle With Bipolar Disorder "This narrative tells of...more info

Like a Stink in a Whirlwind

Like a Stink in a Whirlwind

By Lee, Maisie
Price: $34.00


From Australia to Marathon, Texas, Maisie Kane Lee chronicles her life as a cowboy's wife, mother, and artist, with the aid of photographs and...more info


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