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  • Lone Star Justiceby Robert M. Utley

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    A history of the Texas Rangers, from their origins as fighters on the Texas frontier, to their role as lawmen of the Old West. The author shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters became a well-trained, cohesive team. 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$ 32.81

    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...

  • 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...

  • Historic Texasby Rick Sapp

    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 state’s economy... 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...

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

    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...

  • Sleuthing the Alamoby James E. Crisp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 12.99

    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$ 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...

  • 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...