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Texas A&M University Press

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  • Danger Closeby Steve Call

    Texas A&M University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    ?America had a secret weapon,? writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime,... more...

  • Changing Texasby Steve H. Murdock; Michael E. Cline; Mary A. Zey; P. Wilner Jeanty; Deborah Perez

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Drawing on nearly thirty years of prior analyses of growth, aging, and diversity in Texas populations and households, the authors of Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge examine key issues related to future Texas population change and its socioeconomic implications. Current interpretation of data indicates that,... more...

  • Speaking with the People's Voiceby Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    The role of public opinion in American democracy has been a central concern of scholars who frequently examine how public opinion influences policy makers and how politicians, especially presidents, try to shape public opinion. But in Speaking with the People?s Voice: How Presidents Invoke Public Opinion , Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury asks a different... more...

  • Night Huntersby William Pace Head

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Night Hunters , air power historian William P. Head provides the first detailed study of the development and deployment of the AC-130 gunship. While other airframes and other types of close air support (CAS) and interdiction weapon systems preceded or flew with the AC-130s, this four-engine cargo airframe proved to be not only the longest serving... more...

  • Lens on the Texas Frontierby Lawrence T. Jones; Russell L. Martin; Roy Flukinger

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Photographs of Texas? frontier past are valuable as both art and artifact. Recording not only the lives and surroundings of days gone by, but also the artistry of those who captured the people and their times on camera, the rare images in Lens on the Texas Frontier offer a documentary record that is usually available to only a few dedicated collectors.... more...

  • A Worldwide Travel Guide to Sea Turtlesby Wallace J. Nichols; Brad Nahill; Melissa Gaskill

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Sea turtle populations around the world are endangered, and in recent years tourism has been a critical element in worldwide efforts to save them. More travelers seek meaningful experiences that bring them close to nature and wildlife, and opportunities to interact with and help sea turtles now exist at locations around the globe, from remote beaches... more...

  • Prepare to Defend Yourself ... How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Lifeby Matthew Minson

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Do you really need to pay that outstanding balance with the hospital? Do you know the differences between a nurse practitioner, a physician?s assistant, a physician, and a paramedic? Did you realize that not all hospitals can treat your stroke, heart attack, or trauma with equal speed and effectiveness? How should you negotiate and appeal a hospital... more...

  • The Great Silent Majorityby Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    In his televised and widely watched speech to the nation on November 3, 1969, Pres. Richard M. Nixon introduced a phrase??silent majority??and a policy?Vietnamization of the war effort?that echo down to the present day. Nixon?s appearance on this night framed the terms in which much of the subsequent civil conflict and military strategy would be understood.... more...

  • Sharing the Common Poolby Charles R. Porter; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If all the people, municipalities, agencies, businesses, power plants, and other entities that think they have a right to the water in Texas actually tried to exercise those rights, there would not be enough water to satisfy all claims, no matter how legitimate. In Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans , water rights... more...

  • Cold War Crossingsby Patryk Babiracki; Kenyon Zimmer; Patryk Babiracki; Vladislav Zubok; Michael David-Fox; Nick Rutter; Elidor Mėhilli; Constantin Katsakioris; Marsha Siefert

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Approaching the early decades of the ?Iron Curtain? with new questions and perspectives, this important book examines the political and cultural implications of the communists? international initiatives. Building on recent scholarship and working from new archival sources, the seven contributors to this volume study various effects of international... more...