While reading Galveston: A History of the Island, I continuously had Glen Campbell’s rendition of the song going through my head. Cartwright’s book is an excellent source of information on the history of Galveston Island.

Galveston: A History of the IslandGalveston: A History of the Island by Gary Cartwright
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While living in Dallas, I visited Galveston several times but never relized how important it once was as a port. I also never realized that Galveston in it’s hey day was like Las Vegas is today.

Of course, I’d heard of the disasterous storm which raked the island in the early 1900s but didn’t realize the magnitude of it until reading this book.

A good learning experience for what was once a vital North American port.

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Steve D.