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  • 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...

  • War along the Borderby Arnoldo De León; Sonia Hernández; Thomas H. Kreneck; Gerald Horne; Margaret Stevens; George T. Díaz; Juanita Luna Lawhn; Trinidad Gonzales; Paul Hart; Roberto R. Treviño; Miguel Antonio Levario; Raúl Ramos; Tatcho Mindiola; Richard Ribb; John Eusebio Klingemann

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

      Table of Contents: Foreword, Tatcho Mindiola Introduction, Arnoldo De León Beyond Borders: Causes and Consequences of the Mexican Revolution, Paul Hart The Mexican Revolution?s Impact on Tejano Communities: The Historiographic Record, Arnoldo De León La Rinchada: Revolution, Revenge, and the Rangers, 1910?1920, Richard Ribb The Mexican... more...

  • Fort Worthby Julia Kathryn Garrett

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the 1950s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge reached back to the early days of the city. For fifteen summer vacations she worked from morning to night on her book, creating an anecdotal chronicle of the early years of the city that began as a fort... more...

  • A Walk Across Texasby Jon McConal; Tom Dodge

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Part travelogue, part natural history, and part documentary, A Walk across Texas is the record of three friends? journey from the Panhandle to Granbury?a 450-mile walk across West Texas. Jon McConal and his two friends, Eddie Lane and Norm Snyder, hiked for twenty-eight days through the less traveled byways of the Texas outlands, and in the process... more...

  • Volunteers in the Texas Revolutionby Gary Brown

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2004; US$ 17.99

    The New Orleans Greys were a group of young men, out for the adventure and money to be gained from war. This book details the importance of their participation in the Battle of the Alamo, as well as several other battles in the rebellion of 1835. Historian Brown has taken some little known history and created a fascinating and well-crafted story for... more...

  • Treasury of Texas Trivia IIby Bill Cannon

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 13.99

    A Treasury of Texas Trivia ranked in the top ten best sellers for Republic of Texas Press last year. It's one of those little books that fascinate and amuse readers for many reasons and just keeps on selling. Now author Bill Cannon has gathered a new collection of new facts and fun tidbits relating to the state, the people in it, and the ones who have... more...

  • Matamoros and the Texas Revolutionby Craig H. Roell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but has forgotten Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the turbulent lower Rio Grande. In this provocative book, Craig Roell restores the centrality of Matamoros by showing the genuine economic, geographic, social, and military value of the city to Mexican and Texas... more...

  • Crisis in the Southwestby Richard Bruce Winders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • Hillingdon Ranchby David K Langford; Lorie Woodward Cantu

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    In 1885, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles began buying the land that would become Hillingdon Ranch, eventually accumulating 13,000 acres near the town of Comfort in Kendall County. As the property passed to succeeding generations, the holdings got smaller, and more family members shared a stake in the ranch. Today, dozens of Giles descendants own... more...