I was born in 1942, to an old Texas family, and spent most of my childhood in South American where my father was military attache to Uruguay. After several years in Washington, D.C., I attended Texas Military Institute, at that time a boarding prep school for the military academies.
I received my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Texas (Austin), with a double major in English and History, and a law degree from St. Mary's Law School, San Antonio. I was a decorated combat Infantry platoon leader and Company Commander in Vietnam. After that, I became an assistant professor of American History at West Point, and later, a lawyer, practicing in San Antonio, and an adjunct professor of Constitutional and contract law. My published articles are mostly on history, current events, literature, and culture -- in Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, The National Review, The Texas Republic, The (London) Spectator, Southern Partisan, The Congressional Quarterly, The Handbook of Texas, and two essays in the books Chronicles of the South: Garden of the Beaux Arts, and Chronicles of the South: In Justice to so Fine a Country, both edited by Clyde N. Wilson. I have had countless speaking engagements. So far I have one book, The Secret Ledger of An Early Texas Doctor, a light-hearted history, published by Eakin Press (Waco). I am working on another book of history, about the Texas-Germans.
I have served on the council of St. Anthony's Orthodox Church. I read voraciously. In addition to restoring Victorian houses, including my family ranch, I'm a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and was Adjutant of a Confederate re-enactment cavalry regiment. I am married to fellow Texan Phyllis Keil Tausch, and have a grown daughter, Mary Lawrence Tausch.
Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire
Harry Turtledove's alternative histories
Sharon Kay Penman's When Christ and His Saints Slept
William F. Buckley, Jr. 's Nuremberg
Michael Crichton's State of Fear
Tom Wolfe's Radical Chic
Poul Anderson's The High Crusade
C. S. Lewis' Collected works
G. K. Chesterton
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind
Jean Raspail's Camp of the Saints
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
George Orwell's collected works
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
The Bible King James Version
Book of Common Prayer, 1928
John Locke's Essays on Civil Government
Jane Austen's collected novels
Sir Walter Scott's collected novels
E. A. Poe's collected essays, stories and poems
Shakespeare (histories and tragedies)
Edmund Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac
Henry Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis
P. G. Wodehouse's collected works
Agatha Christie's mysteries
Don't care for "sensitive portrayals of modern neurotics". Psychotics, maybe.
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