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  • Crisis in the Southwestby Richard Bruce Winders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99

    The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... 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...

  • Paula, du bist Laura!by Analia Argento

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 17.15

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Raub von Babys und Kindern gehört zu den größten Verbrechen, die sich während der argentinischen Militärdiktatur von 1976 bis 1983 ereigneten. Nachdem man ihre Eltern getötet hatte, wurden die Waisen als "Kriegsbeute" von Menschen aufgezogen, die der Diktatur nahestanden. Nur etwa 100 dieser Kinder haben bis heute von ihrer... more...

  • After Wallaceby Patrick R. Cotter; James Glen Stovall

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    All Alabama elections are colorful, but the 1986 gubernatorial contest may trump them all for its sheer strangeness. With the retirement of an aging and ill George Wallace, both the issues and candidates contending for the office were able to set the course of Alabama politics for generations to follow. Whereas the Wallace regimes were particular... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Rough Guide to New Orleansby Samantha Cook

    Rough Guides 2010; US$ 19.99

    The Rough Guide to New Orleans is the ultimate travel guide to this captivating city. Packed with smart, lively coverage of all the sights, hotels, restaurants and bars - as well as the best places to hear amazing live music, from jubilant Second Line street parades to atmospheric local clubs. This is the book that tells you what you really want... more...

  • Oddball Texasby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    This amusing travel guide to the Lone Star State doesn't waste travelers' time telling them where to find antiques in the Hill Country, take breathtaking hikes through Big Bend, or gaze upon the Alamo. Instead, it guides television fans to a modern replica of the Munsters's mansion, leads the nonsqueamish to the world's only Cockroach Hall of Fame,... more...

  • El Paso Daysby Elroy Bode; Robert Bonazzi

    Wings Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The thoughts, scenes, and observations gathered in this collection written by an aging Elroy Bode concern themselves on the surface with the daily happenings during a typical year, reflecting the author?s sense of kinship with the people, creatures, and beauty of the Texas desert. Upon closer inspection, however, these short sketches deal with the... more...

  • Trail of Feathersby Tahir Shah

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to ?fly like birds? over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations?... more...