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  • At the Heart of Texasby Richard B McCaslin; J. P. Bryan

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Founded in 1897, when the state of Texas was just half a century old, the Texas State Historical Association soon became known as the nation's most dynamic regional history organization. Earlier attempts to organize historical societies in Texas, traced in the opening chapter, illuminate the factors that came ultimately to be decisive in the success... more...

  • The Incasby Terence N. D?Altroy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen.  Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. • Written by one of the world’s leading experts on Inca... more...

  • Captain W. W. Withenbury's 1838-1842 "Red River Reminiscences"by Jacques D. Bagur

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 26.36

    A selection of letters written to the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper from 1870-1871 about steamboat travel on the Red River in 1838-1841. 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...

  • Bourbon Streetby Richard Campanella

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    New Orleans is a city of many storied streets, but only one conjures up as much unbridled passion as it does fervent hatred, simultaneously polarizing the public while drawing millions of visitors a year. A fascinating investigation into the mile-long urban space that is Bourbon Street, Richard Campanella's comprehensive cultural history spans from... more...

  • Shattered Glass in Birminghamby Randall C. Jimerson

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Shattered Glass in Birmingham traces the experiences of a white northern family during the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama's largest city. Recounted primarily from Randall Jimerson's perspective as one of five children of Reverend Norman C. "Jim" Jimerson, executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, the narrative explores... 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 Atchafalaya River Basinby Bryan P. Piazza

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: ?What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? ?Why is it important? ?How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? ?What is its current state? ?How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin... more...

  • Floreanaby Margret Wittmer

    Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries 2014; US$ 14.95

    The remarkable first-hand account of Margret Wittmer, who settled the island of Floreana in the Galapagos-600 miles from the mainland of Ecuador. It took Wittmer and her family weeks to travel to the island in 1932; they battled with the ties for three full days before they could land.Wittmer and her husband left... more...

  • In the Governor's Shadowby Carol O''Keefe Wilson

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 23.96

    In 1915 Governor James Ferguson began his term in Texas bolstered by a wave of voter enthusiasm and legislative cooperation so great that few Texans anticipated anything short of a successful administration. His campaign was based on two key elements: his appeal to the rural constituency and a temporary hiatus from the effects of the continuous Prohibition... more...