The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing

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Texas A&M University Press, Aug 22, 2019 - History - 280 pages
"Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Ken Roberts' The Cedar Choppers leads us on a fascinating journey to the heart of this legendary Texas subculture."-- Steven L. Davis, PEN USA-winning author and past president, Texas Institute of Letters

"Meant first for general audiences but badly needed by scholars, the work brings a neglected group into the southwestern history canon . . . a readable, conversational narrative."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly

"The best Texas book I've read of late was The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing by Ken Roberts. It doubles as one of the most instructive books about Austin's history and culture."--Austin American Statesman

Number Twenty-four: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce

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About the author (2019)

KEN ROBERTS is retired from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he held the Cullen Chair of Economics. His teaching and research focused on the effects of economic change on rural people, first in Mexico and then in China. He and his family have lived on a ranch outside Liberty Hill, Texas, for more than forty years.

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