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  • 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...

  • The Settlers' Warby Gregory Michno

    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...

  • Exploring Fort Worth With Childrenby Michael S. Bumagin

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...