National Geographic : 1966 Jun
The Author: A second-gen eration Basque, Robert Laxalt, right, watches sheepshearing with his father Dominique. As youths, Robert and his brothers-one of them now Lieutenant Governor of Ne vada-herded sheep for their father. Director of the Univer sity of Nevada Press, author Laxalt recounted the visit of Dominique to his French birthplace in Sweet Promised Land (Harper & Row, New York, 1957). Though retired, the elder Laxalt still enjoys camp life. Below, he helps funnel sheep into shearing pens.