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Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex

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Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« on: December 13, 2009, 07:22:50 PM »
Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
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Book Description:
The Rio Grande makes a large bend into Mexico and forms the “boot heel” of Texas that is the Big Bend. Big Bend National Park nestles inside this meander, and its history is as much a part of Mexico as it is of Texas. The remote border location is historically replete with rich cultural diversity, including nomadic bands of Native Americans, Spanish explorers, Mexican and Anglo farmers, ranchers, miners, military men, and entrepreneurs. In the 1930s, a handful of people saw the Big Bend’s majestic ruggedness as a place where all Americans could touch the Creator in nature and appreciate the alien qualities that both test and console the human spirit. This remote frontier still draws the souls of those seeking wide-open vistas and crystal-clear night skies.

Author Bio: Thomas C. Alex has lived and worked in the area for almost 30 years during which he has collected stories of the Big Bend. Images found in this volume were provided by families who settled the area, the National Park Service, and visitors who found the enchantment of the Big Bend irresistible. The Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, also holds an immense treasure trove of images and documents detailing the rich human history of this area.

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 04:12:48 PM »
Just ordered mine.... :)  $31.85 for both with FREE SHIPPING!

Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Book and PostCards
Author(s): Thomas C. Alex

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 05:07:04 PM »
Where is your review?
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 02:39:51 PM »
Where is your review?
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Destined for the top spot on the New York Times Best Seller List, soon to be named Pulitzer Prize winning
 author Tom Alex has crafted a literal masterpeice in his acclaimed work "Big Bend National Park and Vicinity".  The Postcard book of this area is also a must have.  Crafted in legend and lore, Tom Alex brings to life the West Texas Trans Pecos Big Bend Region and the people that lived, worked, worshiped, and died here.

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 06:52:52 PM »
Where is your review?
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Destined for the top spot on the New York Times Best Seller List, soon to be named Pulitzer Prize winning
 author Tom Alex has crafted a literal masterpeice in his acclaimed work "Big Bend National Park and Vicinity".  The Postcard book of this area is also a must have.  Crafted in legend and lore, Tom Alex brings to life the West Texas Trans Pecos Big Bend Region and the people that lived, worked, worshiped, and died here.

The Terlingua Times daily newspaper reports... 

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Lines or people formed all the way from the front porch in Terlingua to the river road - over 1,000 people were counted in line to purchase the long anticipated book.  Texas DPS had to direct traffic for the onslaught of those seeking this coveted masterpiece...

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 11:04:58 AM »
Accolades and reviews keep pouring in...

Roberta Roberts from the Stillwell Sentinel writes, "A literary masterpiece ranking up there with Hemmingway"

Sam Slade from the Redford Reporter writes "If I had three thumbs, they would all be up!"

Becky Slidell from the Shafter Chronicle writes "Bravo Tom Alex"

Sally Simmons from the Candellera Light writes "A new light on Big Bend"

Homer Hopfe of the La Linda Review writes "Wow!  A literary classic!"

Raymondo Ruez of the Boquillias Post writes "Tom Alex has done it again!"

Sister Sue of the Santa Elena Harold writes "Everyone who loves Big Bend should read this!"



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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 09:24:48 PM »
Accolades and reviews keep pouring in...

Sam Slade from the Redford Reporter writes "If I had three thumbs, they would all be up!"


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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 09:27:39 PM »
Sounds like a must-read!
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 10:44:38 PM »
Did the same as Shane here.  Looks like a great read.

Al

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 02:25:39 PM »
BTW - I receive no special considerations or enumerations or monetary incentives from this promotion campaign.  I have had the pleasure on many occasions of breaking bread and having some good libations with Tom and Betty Alex - fine people.   

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 09:37:42 AM »
Here is a bona fide book review for you Randell  :icon_lol:

from the Big Bend Gazette


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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 01:53:50 PM »
First impressions, it arrived by pony express today...

Postcards - magnificent gift for the Big Bend aficionado - first impression - gotta get these framed...

Book - lotso pictures with maps and drawings...

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 01:56:37 PM »
Postcards - magnificent gift for the Big Bend aficionado - first impression - gotta get these framed...

Randell, would look capital on your living room walls...   :icon_wink:

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2010, 03:17:46 PM »
and it just keeps getting better....

Got this from review from Windchime...

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Our copy arrived yesterday and was up all night reading it...could not put it down. Understand every book store in Dallas is on backorder....nothin g like it has been seen since Confederacy of Dunces. The question on everybody's lips: When will see his next book? With this type of notoriety, it may be hard for Betty and Tom to continue their reclusive lifestyle in Terlingua Ranch....it may have to be turned into a gated community.

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Re: Big Bend National Park and Vicinity Author(s): Thomas C. Alex
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 10:51:36 PM »
I picked up a copy in Terlingua last weekend.  There are some great old photos in there.  I can't wait to take some time to examine them more closely.
There's nothing like a good quest to get you intimate with a place. - Tom Clynes

 


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