Texas Reads: Staubach is profiled in book by Carlton Stowers

Abilene Reporter-News - “Oil field Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch” (Texas A&M University Press, $29.95 hardcover) covers the Texas oil scene from 1901 to 1960. Earlier this year, Texas Tech University Press brought out a book of Weaver’s humorous tales called “Hotter ‘n Pecos and Other West Texas Lies,” which also deals with life in the oil fields. “Oil field Trash” is a more serious — though certainly not dull — history.

In two separate polls last year, Roger Staubach was voted the favorite all-time player for the Dallas Cowboys. Even 30 years after quarterbacking his last game, Staubach still is remembered for his legendary fourth-quarter comebacks and clean-cut image that propelled the Cowboys to become known as “America’s Team.”

Veteran author and journalist Carlton Stowers has written a new biography called “Staubach: Portrait of the Brightest Star” (Triumph Books, $24.95 hardcover), which he will talk about at the West Texas Book & Music Festival at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Abilene Civic Center.

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“Oil field Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch” (Texas A&M University Press, $29.95 hardcover) covers the Texas oil scene from 1901 to 1960. Earlier this year, Texas Tech University Press brought out a book of Weaver’s humorous tales called “Hotter ‘n Pecos and Other West Texas Lies,” which also deals with life in the oil fields. “Oil field Trash” is a more serious — though certainly not dull — history.

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