" This book describes Thad Box's four-part journey from sharecropping through a career as aspiring rancher, educator, resource ecologist and environmentalist. The Cocoon of Love and Poverty, explores the influence of family, traditions, the Great Depression and rocky Texas hills on his basic values. Breaking from the Cocoon, discusses the broadening world opened by military service and college education. Spreading My Wings, examines development of philosophies of learning and service. Flying Like a Butterfly, demonstrates application of those philosophies. Written primarily for family, this gripping memoir should be read by anyone concerned with the environment and social justice."
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February 01, 2002
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