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  • A Grim Almanac of Birminghamby Karen Evans

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    Discover 365 gruesome tales from Birmingham's past. With appalling accidents, frightful crimes and extraordinary deaths, there is a tale to surprise even the most hardened reader. Featured here is the man who deliberately swallowed his wooden walking stick, a nineteenth-century horsemeat scandal, a drunken dispute that led to a man being stabbed in... more...

  • Unruly Watersby Kenna Lang Archer

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow. more...

  • Going Driftlessby Stephen J. Lyons

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Going Driftless is a book that explores a whole world within a world in the upper Midwest and looks at the nostalgia of small towns and local living (eating, shopping, etc.)?and asks how does it work what lessons can we learn from it. more...

  • Death at Cross Plainsby Gene L. Howard; Gary B. Mills

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Reconstruction in the South is a much studies and yet little understood dark epoch in the region?s history; in many areas it was marked by such violence as to have been in all but name guerrilla warfare. Death and Cross Plains is the history of one such clash, and the story of one of its casualties ? William Luke.             ... more...

  • Olmsted's Texas Journeyby Frederick Law Olmsted

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    A reporter?s account of the people, culture, and terrain of Texas in the mid-1800s. Frederick Olmsted was a journalist when he made his journey through Texas. Tasked with covering the state of slavery during the quiet years before the Civil War, he took copious notes about the people, places, and cultures of the Texas of his day. These notes, in... more...

  • The Wests of Texasby Bruce Shackelford; Marise McDermott

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2015; Not Available

    Bruce M. Shackelford is a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West. Currently the Curator of the South Texas Heritage Center and the George West Trail Drivers Gallery at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, he has created exhibits utilizing the Museum?s important history collections on subjects from American Indian cultures... more...

  • The Wager Disasterby C. H. Layman

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99

    This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic... more...

  • Leben in Aquisgranumby Reinhard Mäurer

    Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 12.95

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  • A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie Countyby Kenneth Hafertepe

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    KENNETH HAFERTEPE is chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University. He is the author of several books, including America?s Castle: The Evolution of the Smithsonian Building and Its Institution, 1840?1878 and Abner Cook: Master Builder on the Texas Frontier . more...

  • "We Never Retreat"by Edward A. Bradley

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 94.00

    The term ?filibuster? often brings to mind a senator giving a long-winded speech in opposition to a bill, but the term had a different connotation in the nineteenth century?invasion of foreign lands by private military forces. Spanish Texas was a target of such invasions. Generally given short shrift in the studies of American-based filibustering,... more...