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- LSU Press 1979; US$ 21.95
This biography by John Ward, a former member of Rockefeller's staff and director of his 1968 reelection campaign, presents the story of the first Rockefeller ever to live south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Winthrop Rockefeller was a man whose determination to build a viable two-party system in Arkansas and the South was matched only by his vast resources... more...
- 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
Based in part on Davy Crockett?s own writings, this is the true story about one of America?s most iconic historical figures. From his days as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812, his time as a Congressman for the state of Tennessee, and his eventual death at the Alamo, Davy Crockett led a life that was admired and idealized by people... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2015; US$ 57.00
Most general studies of Tennessee history begin with the arrival of Anglo-American settlers in the 1760s, with only a brief overview of the state?s ?prehistory.? This welcome volume rethinks this narrative by placing Tennessee?s origins firmly in the seventeenth century. In ten thoughtful essays, scholars of trans-Appalachian and early American history... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
This is the story of Combs' political life as remembered by him and by some sixty others who shared with him that experience. Robinson shows how Combs emerged from an Eastern Kentucky background to become an outstanding jurist and progressive political force. See other books in the series Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series. more...
- PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 15.99
Texas may well be America?s most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the halls of power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is the busiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders have found much to be offended by in the state?s politics and attitude. And yet, according to journalist (and Texan) Erica Grieder, the United States... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
The Big Bend region of Texas?variously referred to as ?El Despoblado? (the uninhabited land), ?a land of contrasts,? ?Texas? last frontier,? or simply as part of the Trans-Pecos?enjoys a long, colorful, and eventful history, a history that began before written records were maintained. With Big Bend?s Ancient and Modern Past, editors Bruce A. Glasrud... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00
The notorious conflict between the Hatfield and the McCoy families of West Virginia and Kentucky is often remembered as America's most famous feud, but it was relatively brief and subdued compared to the violence in Breathitt County, Kentucky. From the Reconstruction period until the early twentieth century, Breathitt's 500 square miles of rugged... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 19.95
Serving as tour guide, Fox invites his audience to go with him log rafting down the Kentucky River, bass fishing in the Cumberland Mountains, rabbit hunting in the Bluegrass, and chasing outlaws in the border country of Kentucky and Virginia. Along the route we meet Old South colonels and their ladies, lawless moonshiners and their shy daughters,... more...