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  • Lost in the Jungleby Yossi Ghinsberg

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is... more...

  • Matamoros and the Texas Revolutionby Craig H. Roell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but has forgotten Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the turbulent lower Rio Grande. In this provocative book, Craig Roell restores the centrality of Matamoros by showing the genuine economic, geographic, social, and military value of the city to Mexican and Texas... more...

  • Tejano Legacyby Armando Alonzo

    University of New Mexico Press 1998; US$ 29.95

    "Alonzo makes judicious use of census records, tax rolls, and probate records to trace the evolution of Hispanic families who formed this community for more than five generations. . . . He forcefully dispels the myth that the area of Texas between San Antonio and the Rio Grande was a 'no man's land' prior to Anglo-American settlement."? Choice more...

  • Hillingdon Ranchby David K Langford; Lorie Woodward Cantu

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    In 1885, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles began buying the land that would become Hillingdon Ranch, eventually accumulating 13,000 acres near the town of Comfort in Kendall County. As the property passed to succeeding generations, the holdings got smaller, and more family members shared a stake in the ranch. Today, dozens of Giles descendants own... more...

  • Big Bend's Ancient and Modern Pastby Robert J. Mallouf; Lonn Taylor

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Harness Maker's Dreamby Nick Kotz

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Both historical study and ancestral narrative, The Harness Maker?s Dream follows the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison?s journey to the United States in search of a brighter future. At the turn of the twentieth century, over two million Jews emigrated from Czarist Russia and Eastern Europe to escape anti-Semitic law. Seventeen-year-old... more...

  • The History of Texasby Robert A. Calvert; Arnoldo De Leon; Gregg Cantrell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 52.95

    The History of Texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Fully revised to reflect the most recent scholarly findings Offers extensive coverage of twentieth-century Texas history Includes an overview of Texas history up... more...

  • Louisianaby Bennett H Wall; John C. Rodrigue; Light Townsend Cummins; Judith Kelleher Schafer; Edward F. Haas; Michael L. Kurtz

    Wiley 2013; US$ 36.95

    Covering the lively, even raucous, history of Louisiana from before First Contact through the Elections of 2012, this sixth edition of the classic Louisiana history survey provides an engaging and comprehensive narrative of what is arguably America’s most colorful state. Since the appearance of the first edition of this classic text in 1984,... more...

  • The Hoggs of Texasby Virginia Bernhard

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    In The Hoggs of Texas: Letters and Memoirs of an Extraordinary Family, 1887?1906 , Virginia Bernhard delves into the unpublished letters of one of Texas?s most extraordinarily families and tells their story. In their own words, which are published here for the first time. Rich in details, the more than four hundred letters in this volume begin... more...