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- University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 35.00
Daisy Bates (1914-1999) is renowned as the mentor of the Little Rock Nine, the first African Americans to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. For guiding the Nine through one of the most tumultuous civil rights crises of the 1950s, she was selected as Woman of the Year in Education by the Associated Press in 1957 and was the only woman... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 29.95
With so many differing opinions about real estate these days, buying or selling a home can seem like a daunting task, especially for the everyday person who has little or no real estate experience. But as author Sarah Daniels explains, the process doesn't have to be painful, and people can come away from the experience feeling happy with the outcome.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99
In the 1950s, a series of dams was proposed along the Brazos River in north-central Texas. For John Graves, this project meant that if the stream?s regimen was thus changed, the beautiful and sometimes brutal surrounding countryside would also change, as would the lives of the people whose rugged ancestors had eked out an existence there. Graves therefore... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 59.00
Has the pastoral vision, so central to American history and culture, survived the twentieth century? Enduring Pastoral traces and analyzes the development of the middle landscape by examining the historical construction of a variety of private and more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
A more narrowly focused but still abundantly informative treatment of the Texas Hill Country, this new edition features five tours of the Hill Country that capture the essence of its flavor and charm. Take a ride on the Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad, follow the historic Mormon trails from Travis Peak Community to Medina Lake, visit Enchanted... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99
Formerly a part of the popular Lone Star Guide to the Texas Hill Country , Central Texas now gets its own treatment in this up-to-date guide. Five tours take you from the Balcones Escarpment to "Central Texas Stew," a region of the state largely settled by Czechs and Germans in the early twentieth century. more...
- University of North Texas Press 2010; US$ 11.96
In the early 1900s, two families in Scurry and Kent counties in West Texas united in a marriage of fourteen-year-old Gladys Johnson to twenty-one-year-old Ed Sims. Billy Johnson, the father, set up Gladys and Ed on a ranch, and the young couple had two daughters. But Gladys was headstrong and willful, and Ed drank too much, and both sought affection... more...
- 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99
With more than eight million people, Lima is one of largest cities in South America. If you spend some time here, it can become as pleasant as any city on the continent. It is a city of poets, and artists, and interior designers. It is a city of diversity, of oddities, wealth, and poverty. Just when you think you know Lima, it totally surprises you.... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
Weather patterns, including rainfall that in some places exceeds even the levels of the Ecuadorian Amazon, combine with a varied topography to create unique ecological life zones on the coast. Flora and fauna in some areas are more typical of Colombia and Central America. Endemic animal species abound and tropical forests meet the crashing waves of... more...