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  • 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...

  • Upshaws of County Lineby Richard Orton

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 23.96

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  • La Belle, the Ship That Changed Historyby Joan Marshall; Clay Johnson; James E. Bruseth; James E. Bruseth; Mark Wolfe; David Denney

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    fter two decades of searching for La Salle?s lost ship La Belle , Texas Historical Commission (THC) divers in 1995 located a shipwreck containing historic artifacts of European origin in the silty bottom of Matagorda Bay, off the coast of Texas. The first cannon lifted from the waters bore late seventeenth-century French insignias. The ill-fated... more...

  • Our Fighting Governorby Janet Schmelzer

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    At the apex of progressive reform in Texas from 1907 to 1911, Thomas M. Campbell served as the state?s chief executive. Closely associated with former Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg, Campbell played a central role in reviving the Hogg reform movement and building a strong record of progressive laws in areas such as social welfare, public education,... more...

  • On the Road with Texas Highwaysby E. Dan Klepper; Charles J. Lohrmann; J. Griffis Smith

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    n a short line of Texas Highways distinguished photo editors, J. Griffis Smith has been described by a fellow photographer as a ?galactic force,? reveling in taking pictures of everything Texas wherever the magazine?s assignments took him, all with the goal of inspiring ?folks to travel.? Celebrating the roaming life of a professional magazine... more...

  • Marfa Flightsby T. Lindsay Baker; Paul V. Chaplo; Lawrence John Francell

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Take an unforgettable sky excursion over Big Bend with photographer Paul Chaplo as he captures the shapes, textures, and colors of the craggy, weathered landforms people usually see only from the ground?and some places no photographer has gone before. Flying from Marfa, and hanging precariously from the open door of an aircraft, Chaplo shares a hawk's... more...

  • The Brothers Hoganby Jacqueline Hogan Towery; Robert Towery; Peter Barbour

    TCU Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History is a unique family portrait of one of golf?s greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, The Brothers Hogan follows the lives of Ben Hogan, winner of sixty-eight tournaments and nine major championships, and his brother Royal, who climbed the ranks of top amateur golfers... more...

  • Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds, the Intrepidby Chuck Parsons; Donaly E. Brice

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 23.96

    Historians Chuck Parsons and Donaly E. Brice present a complete picture of N. O. Reynolds (1846-1922), a Texas Ranger who brought a greater respect for the law in Central Texas. Reynolds began as a sergeant in famed Company D, Frontier Battalion in 1874. He served honorably during the Mason County "Hoo Doo" War and was chosen to be part of Major John... more...

  • The Texas Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican Warby Paul Calore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This narrative history describes the events preceding, and the prosecution of, the Texas Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican War. It begins with the introduction of the empresario system in Mexico in 1823, a system of land distribution to American farmers and ranchers in an attempt to strengthen the postwar economy following Mexico's independence from... more...

  • Horrell Warsby David Johnson

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 19.96

    For decades the Horrell brothers of Lampasas, Texas, have been portrayed as ruthless killers and outlaws, but author David Johnson paints a different picture of these controversial men. The Horrells were ranchers, but some thought that they built their herds by rustling. Their initial confrontation with the State Police at Lampasas in 1873 marked the... more...