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Ranching, Sport and Travel by Thomas Carson is a gripping and thought-provoking account of the author's experiences in the remote corners of the world. This captivating book takes readers on a journey through time and space, as Carson explores his passion for ranching, the thrill of various sporting activities, and the thrill of traveling to unexplored territories.

One of the highlights of Ranching, Sport and Travel is Carson's vivid descriptions of the rugged landscapes that he encounters during his ventures. Whether it's the snowy peaks of the Rockies or the vast emptiness of the Mongolian steppe, his attention to detail truly transports readers to these breathtaking locations. Carson's writing is imbued with a genuine sense of awe and reverence for the natural world, making it easy for readers to share in the wonder of his experiences.

However, it is not just the landscapes that steal the spotlight in this book; rather, it is the people that Carson encounters along his journey. From the hardworking ranchers of Texas to the nomadic tribes of Africa, Carson's encounters with different cultures and their ways of life are beautifully captured. He skillfully weaves together personal anecdotes and insightful observations, offering readers a deep understanding and appreciation for the diversity of human existence.

Another commendable aspect of Ranching, Sport and Travel is the author's honest portrayal of the challenges and hardships he faces during his travels. Carson does not shy away from discussing the physical and emotional toll that his adventures exact on him. His vulnerability and self-reflection make this book much more than a simple travelogue; it becomes an introspective examination of personal growth and resilience.

One minor criticism would be that the pacing of the book tends to be uneven at times. Certain sections feel rushed, while others dwell on minute details. However, this flaw does not significantly detract from the overall enjoyment of the narrative, as Carson's storytelling abilities ultimately prevail.

In conclusion, Ranching, Sport and Travel is a captivating and inspiring memoir that will appeal to both travel enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike. Thomas Carson's ability to transport readers to remote locations, his thought-provoking insights about different cultures, and his honest portrayal of the challenges he faces make this an unforgettable reading experience. This book is a testament to the power of exploration and a reminder that the world is full of beauty and wonder waiting to be discovered.

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This book is somewhat in the nature of an autobiography, covering as it does almost the whole of the Author's life. The main portion of the volume is devoted to cattle ranching in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The Author has also included a record of his travels abroad, which he hopes will prove to be not uninteresting; and a chapter devoted to a description of tea planting in India.




In Cachar Apprenticeship Tea Planting described Polo In Sylhet Pilgrims at Sacred Pool Wild Game Amusements Rainfall Return to Cachar Scottpore Snakes A Haunted Tree Hill Tribes Selecting a Location Return to England.


Leave for United States of America Iowa New Mexico Real Estate Speculation Gambling Billy the Kid Start Ranching in Arizona Description of Country Apache and other Indians Fauna Branding Cattle Ranch Notes Mexicans Politics Summer Camp Winter Camp Fishing and Shooting Indian Troubles... Continue reading book >>

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