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  • 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...

  • At the Heart of Texasby Richard B McCaslin; J. P. Bryan

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Founded in 1897, when the state of Texas was just half a century old, the Texas State Historical Association soon became known as the nation's most dynamic regional history organization. Earlier attempts to organize historical societies in Texas, traced in the opening chapter, illuminate the factors that came ultimately to be decisive in the success... more...

  • The Hawkins Ranch in Texasby Margaret Lewis Furse

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend. In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present , Margaret Lewis Furse, a great-granddaughter of James B. and Ariella Hawkins and an active partner in today?s... more...

  • Houston's Hermann Parkby Alice (Barrie) M. Scardino Bradley; Doreen Stoller; Stephen Fox

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Richly illustrated with rare period photographs, Houston?s Hermann Park: A Century of Community provides a vivid history of Houston?s oldest and most important urban park. Author and historian Barrie Scardino Bradley sets Hermann Park in both a local and a national context as this grand park celebrates its centennial at the culmination of a remarkable... more...

  • Marfa Flightsby T. Lindsay Baker; Paul V. Chaplo; Lawrence John Francell

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Take an unforgettable sky excursion over Big Bend with photographer Paul Chaplo as he captures the shapes, textures, and colors of the craggy, weathered landforms people usually see only from the ground?and some places no photographer has gone before. Flying from Marfa, and hanging precariously from the open door of an aircraft, Chaplo shares a hawk's... more...

  • On the Road with Texas Highwaysby E. Dan Klepper; Charles J. Lohrmann; J. Griffis Smith

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    n a short line of Texas Highways distinguished photo editors, J. Griffis Smith has been described by a fellow photographer as a ?galactic force,? reveling in taking pictures of everything Texas wherever the magazine?s assignments took him, all with the goal of inspiring ?folks to travel.? Celebrating the roaming life of a professional magazine... more...

  • The History of Texasby Robert A. Calvert; Arnoldo De Leon; Gregg Cantrell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 52.95

    The History of Texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Fully revised to reflect the most recent scholarly findings Offers extensive coverage of twentieth-century Texas history Includes an overview of Texas history up... more...

  • Goodbye to a Riverby John Graves

    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...

  • 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...

  • El Paso Daysby Elroy Bode; Robert Bonazzi

    Wings Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The thoughts, scenes, and observations gathered in this collection written by an aging Elroy Bode concern themselves on the surface with the daily happenings during a typical year, reflecting the author?s sense of kinship with the people, creatures, and beauty of the Texas desert. Upon closer inspection, however, these short sketches deal with the... more...