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- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Caxton Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press During the decades from 1820 to 1870, the American frontier expanded two thousand miles across the trans-Mississippi West. In Texas the frontier line expanded only about two hundred miles. The supposedly irresistible European force met nearly immovable Native American resistance,... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2000; US$ 17.99
Come to where the west begins! Fort Worth is a big city with a hometown heart and a "Howdy, neighbor" attitude. Visitors from all parts of the world and of all ages can find something here to interest and excite them. more...