An American Original: The Life of J. Frank Dobie
by Tinkle, J Lon (Julien Lon Tinkle) 1906-1980
pub by Univ. of Texas press - 1978 - also Boston - Little, Brown, 1978. isbn 0316848875 - 6 pages of photos. - 264 p - - biography.
Tinkle was a friend of Dobies. Dobie was born on a ranch in south Texas and knew his roots. He was a writer and folklorist. He served in both WWI and WWII. He taught at UT Austin, Oklahoma A and M, and in Cambridge Univ. in England. This biography also covers Dobies problems with UT Austin, including the fact that he was more politically liberal (or less conservative) than the then governor of Texas and some of the leadership of the University. Dobie authored over 25 books, mostly on Texas folklore and history.
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