HOME RANGE: Notes on Literature, Nature, Working Dogs, History, Other Obsessions and Sundry Annoyances by Henry Chappell

New Review of Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut

January 31, 2017

Tags: Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut, Lone Star Horse Report, Review

Dan Talbot is very kind to Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut in the February 2017 issue of Lone Star Horse Report:

"Twelve years after collaborating on a book about the famous Four Sixes Ranch, Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer of Benjamin and award-winning novelist/journalist Henry Chappell of Parker have published a monumental portrait of one of the state's largest but least known cattle empires.

"Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut is a meticulously researched and engagingly written history of the 300-year-old San Antonio Viejo Ranch of South Texas and the East Family, who has owned and operated it for more than a century."


Thank you Dan Talbot!

Short Hunt; Sanity Restored

January 20, 2017

Tags: Cate, Squirrel Hunting

A deadline weighed on me yesterday, so I had time for only a quick afternoon hunt. Cate treed four, but her boss found only three. The fourth was in a huge, old den tree so I don't feel too bad about not finding it.

Why are short, successful hunts worked in between obligations so satisfying?

Texas Public Radio Interview

January 13, 2017

Tags: Dave Davies, Texas Public Radio, Silent We Stood

Here's a little Texas Public Radio Interview I did a couple days ago with Dave Davies. I'm amazed and pleased to no end that Silent We Stood still gets a little media attention.

Selected Work

Novels
"I regard Silent We Stood as being among the finest Civil War novels I have ever read"
  • David Madden, Civil War Book Review
  • "Blood Kin is historical fiction at its best."
  • Bruce Winders, Historian and Curator, The Alamo
  • "The finest book on buffalo hunting and the resulting conflict with the Comanches that I have ever read."
  • Doris R. Meredith, Roundup
  • Non-fiction Books
    "Sharp and colorful also describe the economical prose of sports and wildlife writer Henry Chappell"
  • Elaine Wolff, San Antonio Current
  • Magazine Work
    Articles and Reviews
    Feature Articles
    Columns and Feature Articles