The Sin I Knew (not what you think) is a humble spin-off from several books of the same genre already in the shelves of bookstores and libraries. Sin Stories, The Colorful Life of Cardinal Sin, and Cardinal Sin of Manila are among them. I venture to say that more books will be written by people who worked with Cardinal Sin, by those who listened to his homilies and talks, and by the adoring public including the future biographers of this extraordinary man of God. I sometimes think that my little book will be but a footnote to the lore of books, articles, and other literature on Cardinal Sin, present and future. Nevertheless, as a life long protege of the Cardinal, I want to share what I knew about himmy personal insights and the memorable incidents and situations that may in the distant future be significant historical readings for historians like his secret meeting with President Reagan in 1984 in New York that I kind of helped broker.
Decir que El viejo clarinete surge de una reunión rápida entre horas lectivas es quizás un atrevimiento, una osadía por nuestra parte. Pero es la verdad más cierta que hemos dicho nunca. Surge la idea, la ilusión, surge la iniciativa de un grupo de jóvenes que sonríe ante las propuestas de dos profesores quizás algo soñadores, en ocasiones demasiado. Así nace nuestro libro, así nace la historia de Emilio.
The Texas land grants were one of the largest public land distributions in American history. Induced by titles and estates, Spanish adventurers ventured into the frontier, followed by traders and artisans. West Texas was described as "Great Space of Land Unknown" and Spanish sovereigns wanted to fill that void. Gaining independence from Spain, Mexico launched a land grant program with contractors who recruited emigrants. After the Texas Revolution in 1835, a system of Castilian edicts and English common law came into use. Lacking hard currency, land became the coin of the realm and the Republic gave generous grants to loyal first families and veterans. Through multiple homestead programs, more than 200 million acres had been deeded by the end of the 19th century. The author has relied on close examination of special acts, charters and litigation, including many previously overlooked documents.
Agian, ausardia edo lotsagabekeria da Klarinete Zaharra eskola-orduen artean egindako bilera azkar baten ondorio dela esatea. Baina inoiz esan dugun egiarik zintzoena da. Ideia sortu zen, ilusioa, eta nola ez, bi irakasle ameslarien proposamenen aurrean irribarre egiten duen gazte-talde baten iniziatiba ere bai. Horrela jaio da gure liburua, horrela jaio da Emilioren istorioa.