In the early 1800’s a writer suggested that if the banks of the San Antonio River were landscaped and made attractive it could become “The Crown Jewel of Texas. ” He was prophetic because to day the river is the top tourist attraction in Texas and a model for other cities. The author weaves a compelling story of years of struggle by many San Antonians to preserve this historic waterway. San Antonio, 1997, 1st Ed., HB, 115 Pgs. 8 1/2 by 10.