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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95
The Texas Ranger law enforcement agency features so prominently in Texan and Wild West folklore that its accomplishments have been featured in everything from pulp novels to popular television. After a brief overview of the Texas Rangers' formation, this book provides an exhaustive account of every known Ranger unit from 1823 to present. Each chapter... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95
Rosa Parks grew up in the strongly segregated Southern United States. One day, she had had enough. She would not give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus and was taken to jail. This act inspired the movement for equal rights in the U.S. Find out how this quiet, modest woman had a strong impact on the world. Learn about her struggle to fight for... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 12.99
In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal... 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...
- Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04
Von den südamerikanischen Kulturen ist gewöhnlich nur diejenige des Inkareiches ins kollektive Bewusstsein gedrungen. Deren kurze, aber intensive Erfolgsgeschichte und ihr spektakuläres Ende verdecken die Tatsache, dass auch schon vor ihnen hochentwickelte politische und religiöse Strukturen bestanden haben. Sie zu vernachlässigen, wäre dasselbe, als... more...