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  • 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...

  • Is Our Children Learning?by Paul Begala

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 13.95

    He was a poor student who somehow got into the finest schools. He was a National Guardsman who somehow missed a year of service. He was a failed businessman who somehow was made rich. He was a minority investor who somehow was made managing partner of the Texas Rangers. He was a defeated politician who somehow was made governor. You can hardly blame... more...

  • The Men Who Wear the Starby Charles M. Iii Robinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 29.95

    Here is the first full telling of the most colorful and famous law enforcers of our time. For years, the Texas Rangers have been historical figures shrouded in myth. Charles M. Robinson III has sifted through the tall tales to reach the heart of this storied organization. The Men Who Wear the Star details the history of the Rangers, from their beginnings,... more...

  • The Quest for Tejano Identity in San Antonio, Texas, 1913-2000by Richard Buitron

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    This book surveys the people, events, and conditions that shaped Mexican American identity in the Southwestern United States after 1913. more...

  • Lone Star Justiceby Robert M. Utley

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    A history of the Texas Rangers, from their origins as fighters on the Texas frontier, to their role as lawmen of the Old West. The author shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters became a well-trained, cohesive team. more...

  • Life in Laredoby Robert D. Wood

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 19.96

    Based on documents from the Laredo Archives, this work shows the evolution and development of daily life in a town under the flags of Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Robert D. Wood, S.M., presents the first one hundred years of history and culture in Laredo up to the mid-nineteenth century. more...

  • Life of the Marlowsby William Rathmell; Robert K. DeArment

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 11.96

    Rathmell's book, biased in favor of the five Marlow brothers, has long been out of print. Robert K. DeArment has sifted through the evidence and presents an objective, annotated edition. Readers can judge for themselves: were the Marlows as law-abiding as Rathmell claims? more...

  • The Mason County "Hoo Doo" War, 1874-1902by David Johnson

    University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 19.96

    In 1874, the "Hoo Doo" War erupted in the Texas Hill Country of Mason County. The author analyzes the myths and legends surrounding the feud and presents an account of what happened in Mason County - a case study in frontier violence of the bloodiest kind. more...

  • Saving the Big Thicketby James J. Cozine

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 27.96

    The Big Thicket of East Texas, which at one time covered over two million acres, served as a barrier to civilizations throughout most of historic times. This text is a classic account of the region's history and a play-by-play narrative of the prolonged fight for the Big Thicket Preserve. more...