- Paperback: 388 pages
- Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1163191507
- ISBN-13: 978-1163191507
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,498,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cattle King: A Dramatized Biography Paperback – September 10, 2010
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An out-of-print but fairly easy to find book written by one of Miller's foremen, "California Gringos", is also informative
So, looking beyond my own interests and rating this on a more objective level, I only gave it four branding irons rather than 4.5 (which was my first inclination).
Originally published in 1931 and reprinted in 1950, this work would not fare well among modern American readers. It lauds legal immigration, is a handbook for the benefits of free market enterprise, admonishes the lazy propensity to let land grow wild and rather upholds the enterprising spirit of being the best humanly-possible stewards of land one happens to acquire through Provident blessing and entrepreneurship.
In fact, one might be shocked to see how Henry Miller used the advantages water law and of the Swamp Land Act of 1850 to carve a cattle empire out of otherwise useless (until oil was discovered) land.Read more ›
As a native of Southeastern Oregon's cattle country, I appreciated the book's details regarding Miller's holdings and ranches and his "million acres and a million head" legacy. Scholars as well as history buffs and anyone else interested in the 19th century West will find this book informative and entertaining.
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This book was loaned to me several months ago and I sought to find a copy for my own library. At the time, the book was out of print and I was delighted to find it at Amazon... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charlene Burgi
This is a great story about early California ranching. Henry Miller was a fascinating character who helped shape the history of the state.Published on December 7, 2013 by Carol Ann Rogers
Very interesting story of early California. I wonder why Henry isn't more well known he did fantastic things for CA.Published on November 14, 2013 by don luke