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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...

  • 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...

  • Death of a Texas Rangerby Cynthia Massey

    TwoDot 2014; US$ 15.99

    Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Green?s command. Immediately word spread that the killing may have been the botched outcome of a contract taken out on Menchaca?s life by the notorious Gabriel Marnoch, a local... more...

  • The Hawkins Ranch in Texasby Margaret Lewis Furse

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend. In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present , Margaret Lewis Furse, a great-granddaughter of James B. and Ariella Hawkins and an active partner in today?s... more...

  • At the Heart of Texasby Richard B McCaslin; J. P. Bryan

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Founded in 1897, when the state of Texas was just half a century old, the Texas State Historical Association soon became known as the nation's most dynamic regional history organization. Earlier attempts to organize historical societies in Texas, traced in the opening chapter, illuminate the factors that came ultimately to be decisive in the success... more...