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  • 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...

  • Oddball Texasby Jerome Pohlen

    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...

  • 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...

  • Alamo Tracesby Thomas Ricks Lindley

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 18.99

    Never wavering in its search for the bedrock of fact, this book is a methodical, piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew and a convincing speculation about what might have really happened during that courageous fight for independence. more...

  • Rainy days in Texas funbookby Wallace Charition

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1991; US$ 6.99

    Puzzles, games, and trivia questions introduce the history, symbols, and people of Texas. more...

  • Humor & Drama of Early Texasby George Hubbard

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2002; US$ 17.99

    This large collection of historical vignettes focuses on the human interest aspects of the people and events of frontier Texas. 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...