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- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Part of our growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of Texas explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Texas?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Texas history. more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Texas Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Texas Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Texas that... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Pack up the car and enjoy 34 drives through some of the most spectacular scenery in Texas, where the culture, terrain, and climate are as diverse as the Lone Star State is big. Offering nearly 1,200 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the state?s scenic byways and back roads. Discover... more...
- Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 24.00
Red Water, Black Gold: The Canadian River in Texas 1920?1999 tells the story of the Canadian River in the Texas Panhandle. It is a tale of grand designs, high hopes, deep holes, politics, fishing, follies, foibles, and environmental change. Although efforts had been made to tap the Canadian River?s waters before 1920, the discovery of oil in the... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
John C. Duval was born in 1816 to a distinguished family in Kentucky. Upon meeting fellow Texas Ranger Big-Foot Wallace, the two became fast friends. Duval went on to fight for the South in the Civil War, and retired to a backyard cabin in Texas to live out the remainder of his life as a surveyor and prospector, often visiting Wallace to talk about... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 94.00
The term ?filibuster? often brings to mind a senator giving a long-winded speech in opposition to a bill, but the term had a different connotation in the nineteenth century?invasion of foreign lands by private military forces. Spanish Texas was a target of such invasions. Generally given short shrift in the studies of American-based filibustering,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 60.00
Texas Ranger Norman Dixon made the front pages of newspapers, but his rigid sense of integrity prevented him from discussing his cases with his wife or his sons, or anyone else, even decades later. As a Ranger, Dixon broke up the largest oil field theft ring in Texas history, worked to solve the most infamous cold case in Texas history, sought the... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99
A reporter?s account of the people, culture, and terrain of Texas in the mid-1800s. Frederick Olmsted was a journalist when he made his journey through Texas. Tasked with covering the state of slavery during the quiet years before the Civil War, he took copious notes about the people, places, and cultures of the Texas of his day. These notes, in... more...