Thursday: Jan 5: Doug Box reveals Texas Patriarch: A Legacy Lost at Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Park

Douglas Box, Author of Texas Patriarch – A Legacy Lost
Book Signing, Presentation and Q & A at Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Park

The public is invited to join us on Thursday, January 5, 2017 for this exciting evening
where Box reveals his taut family saga of turmoil, collapsing relationships, money and power, and finally rediscovering the importance of family

(Featured photo: Book cover; Douglas Box, author.)

The public is invited to join Douglas Box, author of Texas Patriarch – A Legacy Lost, son of larger-than-life Cloyce Box, former Detroit Lions Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose sprawling estate in Frisco was the original Southfork Ranch  in the television soap opera Dallas, who rose to corporate fame and extravagant wealth, as he presents his taut family saga of turmoil, collapsing relationships, money and power and finally rediscovering the importance of family on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Park (7700 Northwest Highway at Boedecker) at 7:00 p.m. for a book signing, video and slide presentation and Q & A.

This is Box’s second book. His first book, Cutter Frisco: Growing up on the Original Southfork Ranch, related Doug’s story, the untold tale of what life was really like on the Box Ranch (known today as the Brinkmann Ranch). In anecdotes both sweet and bitter, the youngest Box son remembers what it was like to grow up as a member of Texas royalty. If Frisco had a “first family,” the Boxes were it.

Doug’s was a one-of-a-kind childhood replete with professional athletes, television crews, celebrities, Miss America pageants, and all the glitz and glamour of southern grandeur. But a downturn in the Texas economy would come back to haunt his family, leading to the eventual sale of Doug’s beloved horse, Cutter Frisco, and ultimately the ranch itself.

In Texas Patriarch: A Legacy Lost, Doug reveals the true story about the family relationships and business with his father, Cloyce Box, who left his career as a Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Detroit Lions to rise to corporate fame and extravagant wealth in construction and the oil and gas industries. Cloyce ran both his companies and his family with a firm hand and inextricably linked the two by raising his sons in the business. When he finally passed, he left a wake of collapsing relationships at home and in the boardroom.

Texas Patriarch is the taut family saga of four brothers’ struggle to determine the fate of the empire built by their father. In his long shadow, they fought over money and power, nearly destroying both the business and the family. After quarrels and litigation, they finally managed to rediscover each other and the importance of family.

Author Doug Box, son of the Texas Patriarch, has made a career from this experience, guiding families through turmoil to retain both their wealth and their connections with each other. Now, you can witness his journey to avoid similar turmoil.

“The story that Doug has put together is one that captures the raw emotion of a family fractured in the loss of their patriarch and the turbulent journey they have weathered to rebuild.”
– Roger Staubach, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, executive chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle.

“There is nobody more prepared to write about the saga of a great Texas family than Doug Box. His legendary father, Cloyce, is like someone out of central casting. And what happened to Doug and his three brothers is something out of a best-selling novel. Get ready to shake your head in pure amazement.”
– Skip Hollandsworth, executive editor of Texas Monthly magazine.

“Poignant lessons for families in business together. Doug Box’s chronicle of the turmoil his own family endured serves as an insightful example of what not to do when in business with your family.”
– Thomas O. Hicks, chairman of Hicks Holdings, former owner of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars.

Nonprofit: Sales from the proceeds of the book launch event benefited Dallas Children’s Theater.

(Sharon Adams, ACPR, represents Douglas Box.)


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly, numerous blogs and websites and more.