By Norman D. Brown
"This accomplished quantity could be thought of the definitive learn of Texas politics in the course of the twenties. because the identify indicates, the 3 major matters within the Lone superstar country in the course of that decade have been prohibition, the Klan, and ladies; or extra safely, a girl, in politics. All have been intertwined in a swirl of frenetic job which leaves the observer breathless from his attempt to unsort and comprehend it.
Professor Brown has performed a tremendous and masterful task of analysis in his try to clarify those advanced interrelationships. In his exquisitely specific account, he effectively relates the problems not just to one another yet to nationwide occasions and demonstrates thereby the significance which occasions and personalities in Texas bore on the larger photograph throughout the pre-Depression period. His bills of the administrations of Governors Pat Neff, Miriam Ferguson, and Dan Moody are the main unique but written, they usually illustrate good how the non-public antogonisms and get together factionalisms which characterised Texas politics affected the method of presidency. His debts of the antics of mom and dad Ferguson and Fergusonism are likewise revealing."--Journal of the Southwest
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