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  • The McFaddin-Ward Houseby Jessica Foy; Judith Walker Linsley

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    The McFaddin-Ward House, home to the prominent McFaddin family, was built in 1906 in the prestigious neighborhood around Calder Avenue. This entertaining volume tells the story of this house and the people who lived in it, bringing out the personalities of the principal inhabitants?W. P. H. McFaddin, his second wife Ida, their daughter Mamie, and... more...

  • Fort Worthby Richard F. Selcer

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Fort Worth has been called "the City Where the West Begins," "Cowtown," and the silent partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None of these descriptions quite tells the story of this city and its people. Since its founding in the mid-nineteenth century as a military outpost, Fort Worth has gone through many phases?cattle, oil, aviation, and tourist.... more...

  • Fort Davisby Robert Wooster

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    This engaging, illustrated history of Fort Davis, one of the U.S. Army's most important western posts, relates the exciting history of Trans-Pecos Texas?the far western reaches off the state. Wooster traces the history of this Davis Mountains region from the days when Indians and later Spaniards and Mexicans inhabited the area, through its days as... more...

  • Fort Lancasterby Lawrence J. Francell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Today Fort Lancaster sits as a ghostly ruin in west Texas, far removed from any major highway. However, this frontier post once played a major role in the protection of the primary southern route to California after the discovery of gold. Built along Live Oak Creek near the junction with the Pecos, Fort Lancaster was established in 1855 as one of... more...

  • Fort Conchoby James T. Matthews

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    In the fall of 1867 the United States Army established a permanent camp on the plateau where the North and Middle Concho rivers join. For centuries, this high open plateau had remained barren except for passing expeditions or Native American hunting parties. The establishment of Fort Concho provided a vital link in the line of frontier defense and... more...

  • Remember Goliad!by Craig H. Roell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    When Sam Houston's revolutionary soldiers won the Battle of San Jacinto and secured independence for Texas, their battle cry was "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" Everyone knows about the Alamo, but far fewer know about the stirring events at Goliad. Craig Roell's lively new study of Goliad brings to life this most important Texas community.... more...

  • The Hoggs of Texasby Virginia Bernhard

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    In The Hoggs of Texas: Letters and Memoirs of an Extraordinary Family, 1887?1906 , Virginia Bernhard delves into the unpublished letters of one of Texas?s most extraordinarily families and tells their story. In their own words, which are published here for the first time. Rich in details, the more than four hundred letters in this volume begin... more...

  • Running the Riverby Wes Ferguson; Jacob Croft Botter; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Growing up near the Sabine, journalist Wes Ferguson, like most East Texans, steered clear of its murky, debris-filled waters, where alligators lived in the backwater sloughs and an occasional body was pulled from some out-of-the-way crossing. The Sabine held a reputation as a haunt for a handful of hunters and loggers, more than a few water moccasins,... more...

  • I Would Rather Sleep in Texasby Mary Amberson; James A. McAllen; Margaret H. McAllen

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. Spanish conquistadors and Mexican revolutionaries, cowboys and ranchers, Texas Rangers and Civil War generals, entrepreneurs and empire builders are all a part of this centuries-long saga, thoroughly researched... more...

  • The Plan de San Diegoby Charles H Harris; Louis R Sadler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 45.00

    The Plan of San Diego, a rebellion proposed in 1915 to overthrow the U.S. government in the Southwest and establish a Hispanic republic in its stead, remains one of the most tantalizing documents of the Mexican Revolution. The plan called for an insurrection of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans in support of the Mexican Revolution... more...