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CONTENTS Foreword, by Bill Hobby ix Acknowledgments xi PART I. CAL FARLEY’S BOYS RANCH 1. Abandoned 3 2. Cal Farley 12 3. A Schooling 21 4. The Rodeo 27 5. Homeless 29 6. Tascosa 38 7. Back to School 42 8. Growing Up 53 PART II. FARMING, MY FUTURE 9. Future Farmers of America 61 10. The Free World 73 11. Politics 101 12. Honey 116 PART III. STATE POLITICS 13. A New Road to Travel 127 14. The Primary 140 15. The General Election 151 16. Am I In Over My Head? 160 17. My First Session 173 18. Fighting Mad 184 viii • Contents PART IV. THE PAINFUL ROAD TO NATIONAL POLITICS 19. Finding My Father and Saving the FFA 199 20. A Walking Miracle 207 21. Agony Even in Victory 215 22. From Slot Machines to Congress 230 23. What Does He Have Planned for Me? 236 24. The Lithuanian Dream 248 PART V. INTERNATIONAL POLITICS 25. The Fall of the Soviet Union 259 26. Fighting the Soviet Empire 273 27. The First Lady Comes to Boys Ranch 278 28. Voting for War 286 29. Losing What You Love 291 30. Grand Duke 300 Epilogue 307 Index 311 ...

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