STAR OF EMPIRE by Grant Lewi
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This for those who liked Louis Dodge's The American and Arthur Pound's Once A Wilderness and other better-than-average chronicles of the soil. The saga of a cattle king, of a youth who knew his power and drove it to the limit, who waxed rich and arrogant in his sureness of his way, and who fell, in his old age, before the inexorable lasws of supply and demand. But it is more than that, for it is the saga of a vast number of our agricultural population today, who found it too easy to buy more and yet more land, and more and yet more cattle, to pile up mortgage on mortgage, note on note, and who got ""caught short"" with assets that had become liabilities. A timely book, written with vigor and pace.

Publisher: Vanguard