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- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to ?fly like birds? over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations?... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 40.99
The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Unbroken Government demonstrates how institutional and electoral characteristics present since the writing of the Constitution influence policy development. Utilizing policy areas as diverse as human spaceflight, clean air, homeland security, and foreign policy, this work shows how these patterns manifest themselves in the policymaking process. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 17.99
Brilliant stuff, here, in these perennial and self-renewing reference volumes from Fort Worth area author Steven A. Jent. You might start out with these as a browser, just puttering about among the pages to see what turns up, but Jent's passion for the subject matter is likely to make a dedicated scholar out of even the casual reader. more...
- 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...