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- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 43.00
Cowboy politics is in. When George W. Bush announced a new American policy of pre-emptive attack against potential enemies in 2002, he ushered in the triumph of Texas values over the American agenda. This book traces in lucid and engaging style the fascinating influence of the Texas warrior culture from the Alamo to the present day. This is not a... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 55.00
The twentieth century has seen two great waves of African American migration from rural areas into the city, changing not only the country?s demographics but also black culture. In her thorough study of migration to Houston, Bernadette Pruitt portrays the move from rural to urban homes in Jim Crow Houston as a form of black activism and resistance... more...
- TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99
Texas was built on stories of cactus, cattle, and cowboys that have stretched as big as the state itself to encompass the even more fabulous tales of railroads, oil, and the bravest of settlers. Railroads brought commerce, people, and vitality to early Texas creating such strong growth and welcoming numerous industries that now the states economy... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99
The Texas Gulf Coast has some 3,300 miles of shoreline, including the islands, bays and river mouths. It stretches from Louisiana down to the Mexican border. Some of the best beaches in America are along the Texas coast. There is so much to offer everybody. The marshlands and wetlands around Port Arthur, close to the Louisiana border,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest?and hilarious. Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment. He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream?s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had eked out an existence there. Graves therefore... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
A more narrowly focused but still abundantly informative treatment of the Texas Hill Country, this new edition features five tours of the Hill Country that capture the essence of its flavor and charm. Take a ride on the Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad, follow the historic Mormon trails from Travis Peak Community to Medina Lake, visit Enchanted... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Formerly a part of the popular Lone Star Guide to the Texas Hill Country , Central Texas now gets its own treatment in this up-to-date guide. Five tours take you from the Balcones Escarpment to "Central Texas Stew," a region of the state largely settled by Czechs and Germans in the early twentieth century. more...
- University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 11.96
In the early 1900s, two families in Scurry and Kent counties in West Texas united in a marriage of fourteen-year-old Gladys Johnson to twenty-one-year-old Ed Sims. Billy Johnson, the father, set up Gladys and Ed on a ranch, and the young couple had two daughters. But Gladys was headstrong and willful, and Ed drank too much, and both sought affection... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99
This amusing travel guide to the Lone Star State doesn't waste travelers' time telling them where to find antiques in the Hill Country, take breathtaking hikes through Big Bend, or gaze upon the Alamo. Instead, it guides television fans to a modern replica of the Munsters's mansion, leads the nonsqueamish to the world's only Cockroach Hall of Fame,... more...