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  • Rawhide Ranger, Ira Atenby Bob Alexander

    University of North Texas Press 2011; US$ 26.36

    Ira Aten was the epitome of a frontier lawman. He enrolled in Company D of the Texas Rangers during the transition from Indian fighters to peace officers. The years Ira spent as a Ranger were packed with adventure, border troubles, shoot-outs, major crimes, and manhunts. Aten's role in these events earned him a spot in the Ranger Hall of Fame. more...

  • Riding Lucifer's Lineby Bob Alexander

    University of North Texas Press 2013; US$ 23.96

    The Texas-Mexico border is trouble. Haphazardly splashing across the meandering Rio Grande into Mexico is?or at least can be?risky business, hazardous to one?s health and well-being. Kirby W. Dendy, the Chief of Texas Rangers, corroborates the sobering reality: ?As their predecessors for over one hundred forty years before them did, today?s Texas Rangers... more...

  • Faded Gloryby Thomas E. Alexander; Dan K. Utley

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    Each of the wars fought by Texans spawned the creation of scores of military sites across the state, from the lonely frontier outpost at Adobe Walls to the once-bustling World War II shipyards of Orange. Today, although vestiges of the sites still exist, many are barely discernible, their once-proud martial trappings now faded by time, neglect, the... more...

  • Tejano Legacyby Armando Alonzo

    University of New Mexico Press 1998; US$ 29.95

    "Alonzo makes judicious use of census records, tax rolls, and probate records to trace the evolution of Hispanic families who formed this community for more than five generations. . . . He forcefully dispels the myth that the area of Texas between San Antonio and the Rio Grande was a 'no man's land' prior to Anglo-American settlement."? Choice more...

  • José Antonio Navarroby De León Arnoldo; David R. McDonald

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 39.90

    The first biography to appear in more than a generation on the most influential Tejano leader of the nineteenth century, José Antonio Navarro: In Search of the American Dream in Nineteenth-Century Texas fills one of the most glaring gaps in the current historical literature on Texas. The product of a lifetime of research by author David McDonald,... more...

  • Born on the Islandby Eugene Aubry; Stephen Fox; Lyda Ann Quinn Thomas

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    In sixty-seven exquisite watercolors and drawings, nationally famous architect Eugene Aubry captures on paper the sensibilities, the memories, and the grace that evokes Galveston, especially for those who are BOI (?born on the island?). Commissioned by the Galveston Historical Foundation, these works of art are intended to enhance the visual record... more...

  • Antebellum Jefferson, Texasby Jacques D. Bagur

    University of North Texas Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port at the entryway to western markets from the Red River, Jefferson was a thriving center of trade until the steamboat traffic dried up in the 1870s. Jefferson was the unofficial capital of East Texas, but it was also typical of boom towns in general. This title examines the frontier town. more...

  • Frommer's San Antonio and Austinby David Baird

    Wiley 2011; US$ 16.99

    Our author, a longtime resident of Texas, hits all the highlights, from the Alamo to Lake Travis. He's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget. You'll also get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife;... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texas Expanded Editionby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Packed with 60 new pages, Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texas Bigger and Better! is bigger and badder than the previous edition. This cowboy-sized collection of Texas talents, truisms, and tales offers fans everything they love about the Lone Star State: its colorful history, fascinating figures, good grub, bona fide Texas brews, and... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texasby Bathroom Readers' Institute; William Dylan Powell

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    Howdy! As you?re heading down the lonesome trail, there?s no better pardner than Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texas . Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle... more...