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  • The Story of Leedsby David Thornton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This new history of Leeds covers all the main political, social and economic developments of the city: The Harrying of the North devastated the surrounding area in 1069; the Civil War saw a battle fought in the town itself; cholera and typhus epidemics raged in the nineteenth century; the building of the Middleton Railway in 1812 saw the first commercially... more...

  • After Wallaceby Patrick R. Cotter; James Glen Stovall

    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...

  • Treasury of Texas Trivia IIby Bill Cannon

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 13.99

    A Treasury of Texas Trivia ranked in the top ten best sellers for Republic of Texas Press last year. It's one of those little books that fascinate and amuse readers for many reasons and just keeps on selling. Now author Bill Cannon has gathered a new collection of new facts and fun tidbits relating to the state, the people in it, and the ones who have... more...

  • 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...

  • Trail of Feathersby Tahir Shah

    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...

  • 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...

  • Crisis in the Southwestby Richard Bruce Winders

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99

    Never before has a modern historian set the events of the Texas Revolution, the annexation crisis, and the war with Mexico in the full context of relations between Spain, Mexico, and the new United States. From the acquisition of Louisiana in 1803 until the breakup of the Union, Texas was pivotal not only as a place but as an idea, and Crisis in the... 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...

  • Unbroken Governmentby Wendy N. Whitman Cobb

    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...