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  • Crisis in the Southwestby Richard Bruce Winders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99

    The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...

  • The Other Great Migrationby Bernadette Pruitt; M. Hunter Hayes

    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...

  • The Texas Gulf Coastby Annya Strydom

    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...

  • Deep in the Heart: The Texas Tendency in American Politicsby James McEnteer

    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...

  • Integrative indigene Bildungspolitik in Mexiko-Stadtby Franziska Görner

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 32.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Im Buch wird der Frage nach gegangen, ob Bildung eine Bedeutung in der indigenen Integrationspolitik von Mexiko-Stadt einnimmt. In vielen anderen Sozialwissenschaftsstudien wird Bildung oft als der Faktor angepriesen, der Migranten zu einer erfolgreichen Integration in die Aufnahmegesellschaft verhilft. So werden im Buch verschiedene... more...

  • John Ringo, King of the Cowboysby David Johnson

    University of North Texas Press 2008; US$ 23.96

    John Ringo fought and killed for what he believed was right. As a teenager, Ringo was rushed into sudden adulthood when his father was killed tragically in the midst of the family's overland trek to California. As a young man he became embroiled in the blood feud turbulence of post-Reconstruction Texas. This title offers information on Ringo. more...

  • Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?by Molly Ivins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Sleuthing the Alamoby James E. Crisp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 18.99

    In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal... more...

  • Goodbye to a Riverby John Graves

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Lone Star Travel Guide to Texas Hill Countryby Richard Zelade

    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...