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- Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Braiding strands of earthen insight with uproarious storytelling, Texas Hill Country legendary author Becky Patterson recreates the history of the Steiler Hill Ranch in twenty-four anecdotal chapters interspersed with original artwork. The result is a mixture of memoir and montage, treasure chest and tableau vivant of a world that?s beautiful, brash,... more...
- Wings Press 2012; US$ 14.99
More than a memoir of personal and political achievements, this volume chronicles a family's development from Mexican immigrants to American leaders. Written in an authentic and unique voice, this book describes how the author's Mexican parents, Apolinar and Sixta, instilled a love of learning, a desire to excel, and a commitment to community in their... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 1991; US$ 9.99
In the beginning, it was happy trails. Then someone invented the horseless carriage and things haven't been the same since. As ribbons of concrete spread over the horse trails, so did the fun and frustration.This book explores some of that highway fun, both past and present. Included are unique pictures of strange vehicles, early gas stations, convenience... more...
- TCU Press 2008; US$ 15.95
Where the Paluxy River now winds through the North Texas Hill Country, the great lizards of prehistory once roamed, leaving their impressive footprints deep in the limy sludge of what would become the earth?s Cretaceous layer. It wouldn?t be until a summer day in1909, however, when young George Adams went splashing along the creekbed, that chance... more...
- TCU Press 2012; US$ 15.95
In this collection of essays about Texas gathered from his West Texas newspaper column, Lonn Taylor traverses the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write a very honest, witty, and wise book about Texas past and Texas present. Texas, My Texas: Musings of the... more...
- TCU Press 1991; US$ 15.95
Texas is a place where legends are made, die, and are revived. Fort Worth, Texas, claims its own legend - Hell's Half Acre - a wild 'n' woolly accumulation of bordellos, cribs, dance houses, and gambling parlors. Tenderloin districts were a fact of life in every major town in the American West, but Hell's Half Acre - its myth and its reality... more...
- TCU Press 2009; US$ 15.95
When Ron Rozelle and Bill Cornwell, the publisher of The Brazosport Facts, met for their annual lunch, Bill asked what current book Ron was writing. During lunch, they agreed that Ron should try his hand at a weekly column. Ron saw an opportunity both to allow his imagination to wander and to flex his writing muscles. And so, it started. Each week,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2010; US$ 30.00
In ten impassioned essays, veteran Texas environmental advocates and conservation professionals step outside their roles as lawyers, lobbyists, administrators, consultants, and researchers to write about water. Their personal stories of what the springs, rivers, bottomlands, bayous, marshes, estuaries, bays, lakes, and reservoirs mean to them and... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 35.00
Clayton Wheat Williams?West Texas oilman, rancher, civic leader, veteran of the Great War, and avocational historian?was a risk taker, who both reflected and molded the history of his region. His life spanned a dynamic period in Texas history when automobiles replaced horse-drawn wagons, electricity replaced steam power in the oilfields, and barren... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 30.00
With more than 400 photographs, extensive interviews with the descendants of pioneer Jewish Texan families, and reproductions of rare historical documents, Natalie Ornish?s Pioneer Jewish Texans quickly became a classic following its original release in 1989. This new Texas A&M University Press edition presents Ornish?s meticulous research and... more...