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  • 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 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   In The Hoggs of Texas: Letters and Memoirs of an Extraordinary Family, 1887?1906 , Virginia Bernhard delves into the unpublished letters of one of Texas?s most extraordinarily families and tells their story.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...

  • Running the Riverby Wes Ferguson; Jacob Croft Botter; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Growing up near the Sabine, journalist Wes Ferguson, like most East Texans, steered clear of its murky, debris-filled waters, where alligators lived in the backwater sloughs and an occasional body was pulled from some out-of-the-way crossing. The Sabine held a reputation as a haunt for a handful of hunters and loggers, more than a few water moccasins,... more...

  • A History of Ashton Villaby Kenneth Hafertepe

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    This volume tells the story of the stately Italianate Galveston mansion known as Ashton Villa. Built in 1859, Ashton Villa stood out in antebellum Galveston for its extensive use of new materials: brick and cast iron. It has weathered many a storm, including the Great Hurricane of 1900, when floodwaters invaded its first floor. Now as a historic... more...

  • McKinney Fallsby Margaret Swett Henson

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    McKinney Falls State Park, which lies across the Colorado River from Austin, is the 672-acre center of a 40,000 acre tract where Texas pioneer Thomas Freeman McKinney established his ranch. This carefully researched and well-written history relates the fascinating life story of the influential frontiersman and entrepreneur who lived and ranched at... more...

  • A History of the French Legation in Texasby Kenneth Hafertepe

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    This readable and thoroughly documented volume relates the fascinating story of the French Legation in Austin. The oldest house in the city, it was built in 1840-1841 as the residence of the French chargé d'affaires to the fledgling Republic of Texas. Alphonse Dubois, the self-styled "Count de Saligny," dazzled frontier Texans with elegant parties... more...

  • The Samuel May Williams Homeby Margaret Swett Henson; Deoloce Parmalee

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    Built in the winter of 1839-1840, this house, and the Texas pioneer who inhabited it, are the central focus of this thoroughly researched and well-written study of Galveston's merchant elite?Gail Borden, Michel Menard, Thomas McKinney, and others?a generation of leaders who did much to shape their city and Texas itself. more...

  • The McFaddin-Ward Houseby Jessica Foy; Judith Walker Linsley

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    The McFaddin-Ward House, home to the prominent McFaddin family, was built in 1906 in the prestigious neighborhood around Calder Avenue. This entertaining volume tells the story of this house and the people who lived in it, bringing out the personalities of the principal inhabitants?W. P. H. McFaddin, his second wife Ida, their daughter Mamie, and... more...

  • Fort Worthby Richard F. Selcer

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Fort Worth has been called "the City Where the West Begins," "Cowtown," and the silent partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None of these descriptions quite tells the story of this city and its people. Since its founding in the mid-nineteenth century as a military outpost, Fort Worth has gone through many phases?cattle, oil, aviation, and tourist.... more...

  • 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...