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  • Fort Davisby Robert Wooster

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    This engaging, illustrated history of Fort Davis, one of the U.S. Army's most important western posts, relates the exciting history of Trans-Pecos Texas?the far western reaches off the state. Wooster traces the history of this Davis Mountains region from the days when Indians and later Spaniards and Mexicans inhabited the area, through its days as... more...

  • Fort Lancasterby Lawrence J. Francell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Today Fort Lancaster sits as a ghostly ruin in west Texas, far removed from any major highway. However, this frontier post once played a major role in the protection of the primary southern route to California after the discovery of gold. Built along Live Oak Creek near the junction with the Pecos, Fort Lancaster was established in 1855 as one of... more...

  • Fort Conchoby James T. Matthews

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    In the fall of 1867 the United States Army established a permanent camp on the plateau where the North and Middle Concho rivers join. For centuries, this high open plateau had remained barren except for passing expeditions or Native American hunting parties. The establishment of Fort Concho provided a vital link in the line of frontier defense and... more...

  • Remember Goliad!by Craig H. Roell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    When Sam Houston's revolutionary soldiers won the Battle of San Jacinto and secured independence for Texas, their battle cry was "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" Everyone knows about the Alamo, but far fewer know about the stirring events at Goliad. Craig Roell's lively new study of Goliad brings to life this most important Texas community.... more...

  • The Plan de San Diegoby Charles H Harris; Louis R Sadler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 45.00

    The Plan of San Diego, a rebellion proposed in 1915 to overthrow the U.S. government in the Southwest and establish a Hispanic republic in its stead, remains one of the most tantalizing documents of the Mexican Revolution. The plan called for an insurrection of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans in support of the Mexican Revolution... more...

  • I Would Rather Sleep in Texasby Mary Amberson; James A. McAllen; Margaret H. McAllen

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. Spanish conquistadors and Mexican revolutionaries, cowboys and ranchers, Texas Rangers and Civil War generals, entrepreneurs and empire builders are all a part of this centuries-long saga, thoroughly researched... more...

  • The Texas Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican Warby Paul Calore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This narrative history describes the events preceding, and the prosecution of, the Texas Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican War. It begins with the introduction of the empresario system in Mexico in 1823, a system of land distribution to American farmers and ranchers in an attempt to strengthen the postwar economy following Mexico's independence from... more...

  • Houston's Hermann Parkby Alice (Barrie) M. Scardino Bradley; Doreen Stoller; Stephen Fox

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    Richly illustrated with rare period photographs, Houston?s Hermann Park: A Century of Community provides a vivid history of Houston?s oldest and most important urban park. Author and historian Barrie Scardino Bradley sets Hermann Park in both a local and a national context as this grand park celebrates its centennial at the culmination of a remarkable... more...

  • The Hawkins Ranch in Texasby Margaret Lewis Furse

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend. In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present , Margaret Lewis Furse, a great-granddaughter of James B. and Ariella Hawkins and an active partner in today?s... more...

  • Paula, du bist Laura!by Analia Argento

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 17.13

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Raub von Babys und Kindern gehört zu den größten Verbrechen, die sich während der argentinischen Militärdiktatur von 1976 bis 1983 ereigneten. Nachdem man ihre Eltern getötet hatte, wurden die Waisen als "Kriegsbeute" von Menschen aufgezogen, die der Diktatur nahestanden. Nur etwa 100 dieser Kinder haben bis heute von ihrer... more...