“Fillet Of Horn” by Darol Dickinson. Creative, entertaining, and providing great first-person lessons in smart business ethics, this collection of 33 autobiographical vignettes chronicals some of the interesting times and folks the longtime cattle marketer and artist has encountered in his 40-year career. The 294-page hardcover book relates some of Dickinson's successful, and some not-so-successful, experiences in the cattle business, but all offers important concepts for operating any type of business.

It's available for $29.95 at local book stores or Fillet of Horn Publishing Co., 35500 Muskrat Rd. Barnesville, OH 43713; 740/758-5050 or info@head2tail.com.

“The History Of Red Angus” by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA). A chronicle of the first 50 years of the Red Angus breed, this history provides readers with an in-depth look at the formation of Red Angus, as well as the struggles and accomplishments through the years.

Leather-bound copies are available for $100, kyvar-bound versions for $50. To reserve a copy, contact RAAA at 940/387-3502 or info@redangus.org.

“Beyond The Flames; A Family Touched By Fire” by Heather Smith Thomas. A well-known livestock journalist, Thomas recounts the challenges and triumphs of a family touched by the wildfires of summer 2000, when daughter Andrea Daine was severely burned while clearing a firebreak.

Available in hardcover ($32.50), but soon in paperback ($18.95), the book can be ordered through any bookstore, via BarnesAndNoble.com or Amazon.com, or from publisher Millie Johnson, Oak Tree Press (www.oaktreebooks.com), 217/879-2822.