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Texas A&M University Press

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  • The American Seaby Rezneat Milton Darnell

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    For more than a decade, Rezneat Darnell worked on this major synthesis of what is known about the Gulf of Mexico. His goal: to bring a deeper understanding of ?the American Sea? to students, scientists, managers, and educated citizens of the public at large. The American Sea builds on Darnell?s own research, the research of his graduate students,... more...

  • Pioneering Archaeology in the Texas Coastal Bendby John W. Tunnell; Jace Tunnell; Thomas R. Hester; Thomas R. Hester

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    When Harold F. Pape moved to Gregory, Texas, in 1927, he quickly became fascinated by the wealth of Native American artifacts along the nearby shoreline of Corpus Christi Bay and what is now called Port Bay, a southern arm of the larger Copano Bay. A lifelong natural history enthusiast and collector, Pape met and married Lucile H. Tunnell, a widow... more...

  • Mexican Inclusionby Matthew Gritter

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Immigration across the US-Mexican border may currently be a hot topic, but it is hardly a new one. Labor issues and civil rights have been interwoven with the history of the region since at least the time of the Mexican-American War, and the twentieth century witnessed recurrent political battles surrounding the status and rights of Mexican immigrants.... more...

  • Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterwaysby Natalie H. Wiest

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Within about seventy-five miles of downtown Houston, some 1,500 miles of rivers, creeks, lakes, bayous, and bays await discovery. Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways , by longtime paddler Natalie Wiest, is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to experience Houston?s well-watered landscape from the seat of a kayak or canoe. Canoeing and... more...

  • Buying Rural Land in Texasby Charles E. Gilliland

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Whether the prospective buyer is a farmer or rancher looking to expand operations, a sportsman seeking to preserve habitat for wildlife, or a nature enthusiast trying to conserve native flora and fauna, acquiring rural land can be a rollercoaster of exciting and stressful experiences. In Buying Rural Land in Texas: Taking the Right Risk , Charles... more...

  • Militarizing the Borderby Miguel Antonio Levario

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 38.95

    As historian Miguel Antonio Levario explains in this timely book, current tensions and controversy over immigration and law enforcement issues centered on the US-Mexico border are only the latest evidence of a long-standing atmosphere of uncertainty and mistrust plaguing this region. Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy , focusing... more...

  • Captain James A. Baker of Houston, 1857-1941by Kate Sayen Kirkland

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Captain James A. Baker, Houston lawyer, banker, and businessman, received an alarming telegram on September 23, 1900: his elderly millionaire client William Marsh Rice had died unexpectedly in New York City. Baker rushed to New York, where he unraveled a plot to murder Rice and plunder his estate. Working tirelessly with local authorities, Baker... more...

  • A Cause Greater than Selfby Stephen J. Ochs

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 42.50

    A privileged, hell-raising youth who had greatly embarrassed his family?and especially his war-hero father?by being dismissed from West Point, Michael J. Daly would go on to display selfless courage and heroic leadership on the battlefields of Europe during World War II. Starting as an enlisted man and rising through the ranks to become a captain... more...

  • The Folly of Jim Crowby Stephanie Cole; Natalie J. Ring; Natalie J. Ring; Melissa Stein; Theda Perdue; Peter Wallenstein; W. Fitzhugh Brundage; Mia Bay; Jane Dailey

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Although the origins, application, and socio-historical implications of the Jim Crow system have been studied and debated for at least the last three-quarters of a century, nuanced understanding of this complex cultural construct is still evolving, according to Stephanie Cole and Natalie J. Ring, coeditors of  The Folly of Jim Crow:   Rethinking... more...

  • I'll Be Here in the Morningby "Cowboy" Jack Clements; Harold F. Eggers; Brian T. Atkinson

    Texas A&M University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    The writer of such influential songs as ?Pancho and Lefty,? ?To Live?s to Fly,? ?If I Needed You,? and ?For the Sake of the Song,? Townes Van Zandt exerted an influence on at least two generations of Texas musicians that belies his relatively brief, deeply troubled life. Indeed, Van Zandt has influenced millions worldwide in the years since his death,... more...