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Texas Hill Country / essay by John Graves ; photographs by Wyman Meinzer.

By: Graves, John, 1920-.
Contributor(s): Meinzer, Wyman.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003Edition: 1st ed.Description: 119 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0292702183 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780292702189 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas Hill Country (Tex.) -- Description and travel | Texas Hill Country (Tex.) -- Pictorial worksDDC classification: 976.4/3 Subject: Limestone hills, cold spring-fed streams, live oaks and cedar, old German towns--the Texas Hill Country may well be the most beloved region of the state. Unlike West Texas with its dramatic expanses of plains and sky, or the eastern Piney Woods in their lush fecundity, the Hill Country never overwhelms. Its intimate landscapes of rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, and cypress-shaded rivers impart a peace and serenity that draws the urban-weary from across Texas and even beyond.
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Limestone hills, cold spring-fed streams, live oaks and cedar, old German towns--the Texas Hill Country may well be the most beloved region of the state. Unlike West Texas with its dramatic expanses of plains and sky, or the eastern Piney Woods in their lush fecundity, the Hill Country never overwhelms. Its intimate landscapes of rolling hills, fields of wildflowers, and cypress-shaded rivers impart a peace and serenity that draws the urban-weary from across Texas and even beyond.

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John Alexander Graves III was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 6, 1920. He attended what is now Rice University. In 1942, he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific. He was wounded by a Japanese grenade in Saipan, which left him blind in one eye. He taught English at the University of Texas at Austin for three years. He received a master's degree in English at Columbia University. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including Goodbye to a River, Hard Scrabble, and From a Limestone Ledge. He died on July 31, 2013 at the age of 92. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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