THE SPIRIT OF TEXAS – the true story of an immigrant boy born in Scotland who sails to North America with his parents when he was a year and a half old to live first in Canada and then New York City. How he came to Texas at twenty-one and with nothing but a wooden box of carpentry tools built a large family and an even larger ranching operation in West Texas. It gives you an inside look at the epic struggle they had with Indians, outlaws, Mexicans, droughts, floods, pestilence and a thousand other things to build this beautiful but hard-fought life for his family.
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If you are a TEXAN then there is no explaining what pride we have in our state (is there any other state?? – Just kidding!!). I wanted to read this just because of that fact the Texas Pride which is definitely represented in The Spirit of Texas. This is a wonderful read for Texans and history buffs like myself. I loved reading about the rich history of the Menzies Family and the pictures throughout the story are just an added bonus! I recommend this book to others who love to read about history, biographies, and/or Texas!