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  • Scenic Driving Texasby Laurence Parent

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Discover the Lone Star State with over 30 recommended drives. Scenic Driving Texas provides indispensable information, including directions and a map for each itinerary, in-depth descriptions of attractions and points of interest, travel tips, and more. In addition to the text being fully revised and updated, the 3rd edition features a new cover... more...

  • Red Water, Black Goldby Margaret A. Bickers

    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...

  • Chasing Thugs, Nazis, and Redsby Kemp Dixon

    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...

  • "We Never Retreat"by Edward A. Bradley

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...