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  • 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...

  • Johnson-Sims Feudby Bill O'Neal

    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...

  • Frommer's San Antonio and Austinby David Baird

    Wiley 2011; US$ 16.99

    Our author, a longtime resident of Texas, hits all the highlights, from the Alamo to Lake Travis. He's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife;... more...

  • Cold Angerby Mary Beth Rogers

    University of North Texas Press 1990; US$ 11.96

    ?Cold Anger is an important book about the empowerment of working-class communities through church-based social activism. . . . The book is structured around the political life of Ernesto Cortes, Jr., the lead IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) organizer who has earned recognition as one of the most powerful individuals in Texas.??Southwestern Historical... more...

  • Antebellum Jefferson, Texasby Jacques D. Bagur

    University of North Texas Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port at the entryway to western markets from the Red River, Jefferson was a thriving center of trade until the steamboat traffic dried up in the 1870s. Jefferson was the unofficial capital of East Texas, but it was also typical of boom towns in general. This title examines the frontier town. more...

  • Galvestonby Gary Cartwright

    TCU Press 1998; US$ 15.95

    ?Coming down the coastal prairie from Houston on Interstate 45, you can smell the ghosts before you can see or hear them. They smell sweet and moldy, like the unfocused memory of some lost sensation jarred unexpectedly to mind.??from Chapter One more...

  • Faded Gloryby Thomas E. Alexander; Dan K. Utley

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    Each of the wars fought by Texans spawned the creation of scores of military sites across the state, from the lonely frontier outpost at Adobe Walls to the once-bustling World War II shipyards of Orange. Today, although vestiges of the sites still exist, many are barely discernible, their once-proud martial trappings now faded by time, neglect, the... more...

  • On Politics and Parksby George Lambert Bristol; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    When George Bristol first saw the mountains surrounding East Glacier, Montana, in the early summer of 1961, he was, in his own words, awed to his depths. Thus began a love affair with nature and public parks that has endured for more than fifty years. This same love affair would lead Bristol to become a crusader for America?s national parks and,... more...

  • Crossing Rio Pecosby Patrick Dearen

    TCU Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river?a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. Only at its crossings, with legendary names such as Horsehead and Pontoon, could travelers hope to gain passage.... more...

  • Big, Hot, Cheap, and Rightby Erica Grieder

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 15.99

    Texas may well be America?s most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state?s politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Erica Grieder, the United States... more...