By David G. McComb

What do Texans' hobbies and recreations say approximately their characters? taking a look at Texas heritage from a brand new attitude, David McComb starts off from the idea that how humans spend their rest time may perhaps exhibit extra approximately their real natures and pursuits than the paintings they do or their family members connections. during this leading edge publication, McComb lines the historical past of varied varieties of game in Texas, accumulating major insights into the characters of Texans from the pleasures they've got pursued.

Reflecting the frontier origins of Texas, McComb starts off with the recreations that have been hottest with males in a crude, still-developing society—drinking, playing, and whoring. He is going directly to exhibit how, as Texas turned extra civilized, so did its diversions. He describes how Texans have attached with nature in parks and zoos; watched soccer and baseball in nice stadiums reminiscent of the Astrodome and Cotton Bowl; came upon the excitement of analyzing in public and college libraries; and loved radio, television, videos, and stay theater in areas comparable to Houston's Alley Theatre.

This leisure historical past unearths that Texans are open-minded and beneficiant; that they appreciate the land; oppose prostitution yet take pleasure in playing and consuming; aid racial and gender rights; love zoos; champion libraries; show pride in theatrical productions; and adore sports.

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