The Soul of a Small Texas Town: Photographs, Memories, and History from McDade
University of Oklahoma Press | 2000 | ISBN: 0806131780 | 298 pages | PDF | 4.2MB
I ordered this book to see how another person's small town experience would compare to my own, even though many miles away and in another state. My greatest fear was that its details would prove boring. To my surprise Mr. Wharton's book held my interest right from the start. His skills as an observer of people and events, a dedicated researcher, an effective storyteller and an accomplished photographer come together beautifully in this unusual volume. From my experience the conclusions he draws from his observations have the ring of truth. In fact, many of them are hauntingly familiar. This book is a must read for anyone who is thinking about moving from urban America to a very small town and is inclined to take an active part in their community.