Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger

  Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger Chuck Parsons (University of North Texas Press, $29.95)  John R. Hughes is often considered one of the Texas Rangers’ “Four Great Captains,” alongside William Jesse McDonald, James A. Brooks and John H. Rogers. (Chuck Norris, as Walker, Texas Ranger, figures nowhere in this equation.) Before Hughes became a Ranger … Continue reading Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger

Will Rogers: A Political Life

Will Rogers: A Political Life By Richard D. White Jr. (Texas Tech University Press, $29.95) Oklahoma’s Will Rogers was at the peak of his international fame as an entertainer when he and pilot Wiley Post were killed in a 1935 Alaska plane crash. Yet, as this intriguing political biography shows, Rogers was much more than a … Continue reading Will Rogers: A Political Life

iPad 2: The Missing Manual (It’s here!)

iPad 2: The Missing Manual By J.D. Biersdorfer (O’Reilly, $24.99 US, $28.99 CAN) Amazon link: http://amzn.to/mwXfN6 Each new addition to O’Reilly‘s “The Missing Manual” series has a telling tagllne: “The book that should have been in the box.” Users of the iPad 2 definitely may wish they had received this book in their Apple box. It is … Continue reading iPad 2: The Missing Manual (It’s here!)