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- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00
From the acclaimed bestselling author of Philistines at the Hedgerow comes a remarkably revealing profile of the Miami Beach no one knows?a tale of fabulous excess, thwarted power, and rekindled lives that will take its place among the decade?s best works of social portraiture. Created from a mix of swampland and dredged-up barrier reef, Miami Beach... more...
- Atria Books 2008; US$ 14.00
Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek , and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke , Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest?and hilarious. Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment. He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 19.96
The Sutton-Taylor Feud of DeWitt, Gonzales, Karnes, and surrounding counties began shortly after the Civil War ended. This book presents a study of the Sutton-Taylor Feud. It demonstrates that the violence between the two sides was in the tradition of the family blood feud, similar to so many other nineteenth-century American feuds. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
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...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...
- Garrett County Press 2010; US$ 0.99
This anonymous tourist pamphlet written at the beginning of the 20th century covers the culture, history, architecture and romance of New Orleans, Louisiana. Although written in the 1920s or 30s the guide is remarkably useful. Covers Jackson Square, Pontalba Buildings, St. Louis Cathedral, Napoleon, Jean and Pierre Lafitte, Ursuline Convent, the Lalaurie... 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...