Category: Reviews

PostCards From SanAntonio Blog Reviews Harness Maker’s Dream

postcardsThe lives of everyone are interesting, but most take their untold stories with them to their graves.  The Kallison family, however, was fortunate to count a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist among its offspring – Nick Kotz. His book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas, was published by TCU Press in 2013.      Read more

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Wow! What a Texas-sized Story!

The National Blog of Texas reviews The Harness Maker’s Dream: Here is the story of an immigrant who came to the United States. He was 17 years old, knew zero English, had very few contacts, made his way across the country to Chicago, lived in mind-numbing poverty and wretchedness, made his way to Texas, and he and his family made a huge difference in the rise of South Texas and San Antonio in particular. How they did-all that they did-is a wonderful story. Not all immigrant stories turn out like this…but this one did. Why?
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