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- Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 94.00
The term ?filibuster? often brings to mind a senator giving a long-winded speech in opposition to a bill, but the term had a different connotation in the nineteenth century?invasion of foreign lands by private military forces. Spanish Texas was a target of such invasions. Generally given short shrift in the studies of American-based filibustering,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
The thrilling adventures of traveler, rancher, and fighter Big-Foot? Wallace in a bygone era of the American frontier. Amid the embroiling conflicts of frontiersmen, Mexicans, and war in Texas, 1837, William Big-Foot? Wallace left his hometown of Virginia to avenge the deaths of his brother and cousin, soldiers executed by Mexicans. Upon joining... more...
- 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...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 18.99
Never wavering in its search for the bedrock of fact, this book is a methodical, piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew and a convincing speculation about what might have really happened during that courageous fight for independence. more...
- University of North Texas Press 2012; US$ 44.00
Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port at the entryway to western markets from the Red River, Jefferson was a thriving center of trade until the steamboat traffic dried up in the 1870s. Jefferson was the unofficial capital of East Texas, but it was also typical of boom towns in general. This title examines the frontier town. 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...
- 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99
that is lush with vegetation and teeming with birds at all times of year. Chulumani is in the South Yungas, off the main highway that runs between La Paz and Coroico. Shortly after Unduavi a side road turns south and then plunges down the mountains toward this village. Although perched on the side of a steep hill, surrounded by lush jungle and thick... more...