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A Small Town in Texas: Reflections on Growing Up in the '50s and '60s (Texas Heritage Series) Hardcover – July 14, 2004

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". . . will resonate with most of those who grew up in that era, especially those who lived in small towns." -- Brazosport Facts

"Highly recommended for all public libraries." -- Review of Texas Books

About the Author

GLENN DROMGOOLE was managing editor of McWhiney/State House Press. He currently reviews Texas books for eight daily newspapers.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Texas Heritage Series (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: State House Press; First Edition edition (July 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880510863
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880510865
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Ladd on September 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Glenn Dromgoole grew up during the Fifties and Sixties in the small town of Sour Lake in Hardin County, on the edge of the Big Thicket. This book of essays captures the spirit of that place and a bygone era. His father, Rev. Glenn Dromgoole, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sour Lake, was sort of a legendary figure in the area. I always thought he was something of a legend because he stayed at one Baptist church for so many years. But this book shows he was years ahead on civil rights and integration and took a very courageous stand to that effect. Lost a lot of friends over it. This book, however, will grow in value as the years go by.
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