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  • I Would Rather Sleep in Texasby Mary Amberson; James A. McAllen; Margaret H. McAllen

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. Spanish conquistadors and Mexican revolutionaries, cowboys and ranchers, Texas Rangers and Civil War generals, entrepreneurs and empire builders are all a part of this centuries-long saga, thoroughly researched... 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...

  • 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...

  • Houston's Hermann Parkby Alice (Barrie) M. Scardino Bradley; Doreen Stoller; Stephen Fox

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Richly illustrated with rare period photographs, Houston?s Hermann Park: A Century of Community provides a vivid history of Houston?s oldest and most important urban park. Author and historian Barrie Scardino Bradley sets Hermann Park in both a local and a national context as this grand park celebrates its centennial at the culmination of a remarkable... 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...

  • 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...

  • Death of a Legendby Bill Groneman

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 17.99

    This is the first book to compile all the accounts, debates, and legends relating to Crockett's death. There is much controversy, and Groneman discusses it all in this unique book. It also shows how movies and television have addressed the issue of this notable Texan's death. 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...

  • Fun with the Family Texasby Sharry Buckner

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    Fun with the Family Texas leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more. more...