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- 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...
- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99
The larger-than-life story of the Lone Star State Encapsulating the 500-year saga of the one-of-a-kind state of Texas, this interactive book takes readers from the founding of the Spanish Missions and the victory at San Jacinto to the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston and the establishment of NASA?s Mission Control in Houston while covering... more...
- TCU Press 2015; Not Available
Taking us well off the beaten path, Peter Szok leads readers on a cultural journey that will make your stomach?and heart?hunger for more. Szok sets the stage by suggesting that Fort Worth is more than just cowboys and world-class museums, but also a city with a rich immigrant heritage. With mouthwatering depictions, he highlights the best Latino... more...
- Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 13.35
Der Christoffel berichtet über das Leben der Menschen in Aachen in vielen Facetten des Lebens - wie sie leben, wovon sie und mit wem sie leben, aber auch wie sie leiden vom Spätmittelalter bis zum Ende 18. Jahrhundert. Diese Zeit, häufig als düster und brutal geschildert, ist aber auch eine innovative Zeit und wenn sie beim Lesen eine Brille benötigen,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...