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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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In a Narrow Grave : Essays on Texas (89 Edition)
In a Narrow Grave : Essays on Texas (89 Edition)
by Larry Mcmurtry
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Writing with characteristic grace and wit, Larry McMurtry tackles the full spectrum of his favorite themes -- from sex, literature, and cowboys to rodeos, small-town folk, and big-city slickers. First published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the classic... (read more)

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Black Texans: A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995
Black Texans: A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995
by Alwyn Barr
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African American have lived in Texas for more than four hundred yearsand#151;longer than in any other region of the United States. Beginning with the arrival of the first African American in 1528, Alwyn Barr, in Black Texans, examines the African... (read more)

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Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America
Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America
by Richard Parker
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"A beautiful new book. The limitations of Texas's attempt to combine being somewhere and being successful are apparent in Parker's gripping story, and suggest that there is still space for new places to attempt new ways to combine place and possibility."... (read more)

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Lone Star Nation : the Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence (05 Edition)
Lone Star Nation : the Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence (05 Edition)
by H. W. Brands
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In Lone Star Nation, Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texass journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. From Stephen Austin, Texass reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam... (read more)

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Texas Curiosities 2ND Edition
Texas Curiosities 2ND Edition
by John Kelso
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Texas Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to 234 of the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Lone Star State has to offer. Humor columnist John Kelso has traveled 13,000 Texas miles in search of the one-of-a-kind gems that... (read more)

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The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston
The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston
by Marquis James
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This is the stuff of which legend is made, this story of the making of Texas, and Houston is one with those semilegendary characters--with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, with Marion the Swamp Fox and Ethan Allen. . . . In a sense he is too good to be... (read more)

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A Strong West Wind: A Memoir
A Strong West Wind: A Memoir
by Gail Caldwell
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In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A Strong West Wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas... (read more)

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Texas Land Ethics
Texas Land Ethics
by Pete Gunter
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From the dense forests of the Big Thicket to the limitless vistas of the Davis Mountains, Texas is a land of astonishing diversity and natural beauty. Yet it is also a land where commuters endure endless traffic jams in the major cities and where... (read more)

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Blood and Memory
Blood and Memory
by Robert Benson
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Robert Bensons Blood and Memory is a wonderfully various memoir that combines family history, exact detail, lively anecdote, droll humor, sustained narrative, and wise reflection upon lifes vicissitudes and mysteries. It is a book that rewards reading of... (read more)

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Scuse Me While I Whip This Out: Reflections on Country Singers, Presidents, and Other Troublemakers
Scuse Me While I Whip This Out: Reflections on Country Singers, Presidents, and Other Troublemakers
by Kinky Friedman
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Kinky Friedman is back with 'Scuse Me While I Whip This Out, and gets it on with all manner of egos. In this collection of twisted takes on life, the Kinkster gives us funny, irreverent, and insightful looks at outsized personalities, from people he's... (read more)

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Texas Hold 'em: How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad
Texas Hold 'em: How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad
by Kinky Friedman
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"Texas Hold 'Em is more than just a card game. It deals…with that fine, forgotten art of playing a poor hand well…Texas Hold 'Em is a state of mind, a spiritual survival technique, a way of holding on to things that might just be important in this... (read more)

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First Timers and Old Timers (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)
First Timers and Old Timers (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)
by Kenneth L Untiedt
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andldquo;The Texas Folklore Society has been alive and kicking for over one hundred years now, and I donandrsquo;t really think thereandrsquo;s any mystery as to what keeps the organization going strong. The secret to our longevity is simply the... (read more)

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Texas (America)
Texas (America)
by Whitecap Books
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As expansive as America itself, this outstanding series captures outstanding views of panoramic landscapes, brilliant city skylines, and picturesque communities -- 96 pages and 70 stunning images by internationally renowned photographers, plus... (read more)

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Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other)
Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Texas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other)
by John Kelso
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Humor columnist John Kelso captures the strange-but-true spirit of Texas with this combination almanac, off-the-wall travel guide, and wacky news gazette. His narrative entertains and provides plenty of choice material worthy of repeating at social... (read more)

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Eye of the Mammoth (13 Edition)
Eye of the Mammoth (13 Edition)
by Stephen Harrigan
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"This collection spans Harrigan's 32-year career, and while the essays range in subject from sunrise in Houston to Cortes's massacre of the Aztecs, most are firmly planted in his native Texas. Harrigan is a masterful storyteller, cataloguing scenery and... (read more)

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Treasury of Texas Tales
Treasury of Texas Tales
by Webb B Garrison
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Each of these collections of unusual, interesting, and little-known tales provides insight into the people and history of these states. Counter displays of all books are available. All are illustrated and indexed.... (read more)

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Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence - And changed America
Lone Star Nation: How a Ragged Army of Volunteers Won the Battle for Texas Independence - And changed America
by H W Brands
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From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America. "For better or for worse, Texas was very... (read more)

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Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas
Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas
by Kay Bailey Hutchison
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The only woman ever to represent Texas in the United States Senate, Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a trailblazer in the Lone Star State. Hutchison is just one of many women who have embodied what we've come to recognize as the spirit of Texas&#8212... (read more)

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Alamo & the Texas War of Independence: Heroes, Myths & History
Alamo & the Texas War of Independence: Heroes, Myths & History
by Albert A Nofi
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It was a small war—probably no more than 2,500 men were ever engaged in a single action, both sides taken together. It was a short war too, lasting only about seven months. And it was fought in what was, at the time, one of the most obscure corners... (read more)

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