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  • The Wests of Texasby Bruce Shackelford; Marise McDermott

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2015; Not Available

    Bruce M. Shackelford is a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West. Currently the Curator of the South Texas Heritage Center and the George West Trail Drivers Gallery at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, he has created exhibits utilizing the Museum?s important history collections on subjects from American Indian cultures... more...

  • Olmsted's Texas Journeyby Frederick Law Olmsted

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; US$ 24.95

    In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have... 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 2012; US$ 48.95

    The Quest for Tejano Identity was written as a study of Mexican American consciousness, and a history of the assumptions and intellectual responses of Mexican Americans in south Texas. The work uses history to inquire why different ethnic groups think, act and speak as they do as they encounter American society. more...

  • Lone Star Justiceby Robert M. Utley

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...