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- TwoDot 2016; US$ 15.99
Each episode included in this book explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Texas?s history. From rumors of Jean Lafitte's buried treasures to the hanging of Chipita Rodriguez and the love story of Frenchy McCormick, Texas Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and... more...
- The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.99
This unique collection of short biographies of the Lone Star State?s most colorful characters includes headliners Father Miguel Muldoon, the Irish-Spanish Catholic priest and diplomat who helped convert Protestants in order to settle Austin, and six-foot-two prostitute and hotelkeeper Sarah Bowman, who fought as bravely as a man among the Rangers... more...
- University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99
A collection of important, but little-known, scholarship examining the Civil War and Reconstruction more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 27.95
When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome, nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World, captured the attention of an entire nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation nationwide. It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2016; US$ 18.95
In October 1960, Omaha Central and Creighton Prep met for what many Nebraskans consider the greatest high school football game ever played. Future NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers scored seventy points while leading Central?s powerful offense through its first four games. Prep?s strong defense, on the other hand, allowed only twenty points all season.... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 26.99
The Carnival Campaign tells the fascinating story of the pivotal 1840 presidential campaign of General William Henry Harrison and John Tyler?"Tippecanoe and Tyler Too." Pulitzer Prize?nominated former Wall Street Journal reporter Ronald Shafer relates in a colorful, entertaining style how the campaign marked a series of "firsts" that changed politicking... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2016; US$ 14.95
David J. Wishart?s Great Plains Indians covers thirteen thousand years of fascinating, dynamic, and often tragic history. From a hunting and gathering lifestyle to first contact with Europeans to land dispossession to claims cases, and much more, Wishart takes a wide-angle look at one of the most significant groups of people in the country. Myriad... more...
- Potomac Books 2016; US$ 27.95
Shortly after being elected president of the United States, James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau. But contrary to what is written in most history books, Garfield didn?t linger and die. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to invent the world?s first metal detector to locate the bullet in Garfield?s body so that doctors could... more...