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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 36.99

    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...

  • Tejano Legacyby Armando Alonzo

    University of New Mexico Press 1998; US$ 29.95

    "Alonzo makes judicious use of census records, tax rolls, and probate records to trace the evolution of Hispanic families who formed this community for more than five generations. . . . He forcefully dispels the myth that the area of Texas between San Antonio and the Rio Grande was a 'no man's land' prior to Anglo-American settlement."? Choice 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...

  • Unbroken Governmentby Wendy N. Whitman Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Unbroken Government demonstrates how institutional and electoral characteristics present since the writing of the Constitution influence policy development. Utilizing policy areas as diverse as human spaceflight, clean air, homeland security, and foreign policy, this work shows how these patterns manifest themselves in the policymaking process. more...

  • Big Bend's Ancient and Modern Pastby Robert J. Mallouf; Lonn Taylor

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    The Big Bend region of Texas?variously referred to as ?El Despoblado? (the uninhabited land), ?a land of contrasts,? ?Texas? last frontier,? or simply as part of the Trans-Pecos?enjoys a long, colorful, and eventful history, a history that began before written records were maintained. With Big Bend?s Ancient and Modern Past, editors Bruce A. Glasrud... more...