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  • 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   In The Hoggs of Texas: Letters and Memoirs of an Extraordinary Family, 1887?1906 , Virginia Bernhard delves into the unpublished letters of one of Texas?s most extraordinarily families and tells their story.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...

  • 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...

  • La Belle, the Ship That Changed Historyby Joan Marshall; Clay Johnson; James E. Bruseth; James E. Bruseth; Mark Wolfe; David Denney

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    fter two decades of searching for La Salle?s lost ship La Belle , Texas Historical Commission (THC) divers in 1995 located a shipwreck containing historic artifacts of European origin in the silty bottom of Matagorda Bay, off the coast of Texas. The first cannon lifted from the waters bore late seventeenth-century French insignias. The ill-fated... more...