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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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Call to Glory
Call to Glory
by Michael J Gilhuly
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Infused with blood and honor of Jim Bowie, Davie Crockett and Sam Houston -- Texans became tough, hell bent for leather. Here you will find such men, the Wiley brothers. This is their story on how they started the Texas Rangers to bring law and order to... (read more)

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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy
The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy
by Robert Leleux
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In the Dear John letter Daddy left for Mother and me, on a Saturday afternoon in early June 1996, on the inlaid Florentine table in the front entry of our house, which we found that night upon returning from a day spent in the crème-colored... (read more)

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Don't Make Me Go to Town: Ranchwomen of the Texas Hill Country
Don't Make Me Go to Town: Ranchwomen of the Texas Hill Country
by Rhonda Lashley Lopez
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Many people dream of someday buying a small quaint place in the country, to own two cows and watch the birds, in the words of Texas ranchwoman Amanda Spenrath Geistweidt. But only a few are cut out for the unrelenting work that makes a family ranching... (read more)

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Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship
Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship
by John Graves
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In Myself and Strangers, the much admired author of Goodbye to a River and other nonfiction classics recounts his long, winding journey toward becoming a writer in the years after World War II. Drawing upon memory and his journals, Graves moves quickly... (read more)

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Whatever the Wind Delivers: Celebrating West Texas and the Near Southwest: Photographs of the Southwest Collection
Whatever the Wind Delivers: Celebrating West Texas and the Near Southwest: Photographs of the Southwest Collection
by Walter Mcdonald
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Who more than the Southwesterners whove boldly claimed their home under the same tornado skies could have more cause to celebrate the millennium? And a celebration is exactly what Neugebauer and McDonald have forged in the historic photographs and poems... (read more)

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One Ranger: A Memoir (Bridwell Texas History Series)
One Ranger: A Memoir (Bridwell Texas History Series)
by H Joaquin Jackson
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When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice on him. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys... (read more)

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They Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from World War II Orange, Texas
They Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from World War II Orange, Texas
by Louis Fairchild
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Over the course of World War II, Orange, Texas’s easternmost city, went from a sleepy southern town of 7,500 inhabitants to a bustling industrial city of 60,000. The bayou community on the Sabine became one of the nation’s preeminent... (read more)

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One Ranger: A Memoir
One Ranger: A Memoir
by H Joaquin Jackson
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When his picture appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly, Joaquin Jackson became the icon of the modern Texas Rangers. Nick Nolte modeled his character in the movie Extreme Prejudice on him. Jackson even had a speaking part of his own in The Good Old Boys... (read more)

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The Amazing Faith of Texas: Common Ground on Higher Ground
The Amazing Faith of Texas: Common Ground on Higher Ground
by Roy Spence
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This volume is an exploration in words and pictures of people and places that represent the strong, abiding belief that sustains faith-filled Texans--from tiny churches on dusty back roads to the mega churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues.... (read more)

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Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country
Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country
by Mark Davis
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Throughout America and around the world, the United States has been known as a beacon of hope and opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sadly, from the crumbling urban ghetto of Detroit to the cash-strapped shores of California to... (read more)

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Texas Got It Right!
Texas Got It Right!
by Sam Wyly
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“It aint bragging if its true.” –a rodeo bull rider Why are jobs moving from the once Golden State of California to the Lone Star State of Texas? Why are the best and the brightest moving from Chicago and Detroit to Austin and Houston and... (read more)

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Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas
Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas
by Char Miller
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Char Miller's essays cover a wide range of South Texas topics, from natural and environmental history to urban development to San Antonio's future. Miller uses simple subjects--the First Friday Art Walks in South Town, for example--as a springboard for a... (read more)

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Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986
Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986
by David Montejano
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This book presents a different kind of history, an interpretive, history that would outline the connections between the past and the present while maintaining a focus on Mexican-Anglo relations.... (read more)

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Three roads to the Alamo :the lives and fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
Three roads to the Alamo :the lives and fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis
by William C Davis
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Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive book about the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis-- the legendary frontiersmen and fighters who met their destiny at the Alamo in one of the most famous and tragic battles in American... (read more)

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Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers
Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers
by Robert M Utley
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Based on unprecedented access to Ranger archives, Lone Star Lawmen chronicles one hundred years of high adventure as told by one of the nation's most respected Western historians. Highlighting the gradual evolution of this celebrated force, Robert M... (read more)

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Rendezvous at the Alamo: Highlights in the Lives of Bowie, Crockett, and Travis
Rendezvous at the Alamo: Highlights in the Lives of Bowie, Crockett, and Travis
by Virgil E. Baugh
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On March 6, 1836, the Alamo fell after a thirteen-day siege by General Antonio López de Santa Anna and his Mexican army. The fall of the mission ranks as one of the most recognizable events in American history. Rendezvous at the Alamo presents... (read more)

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The Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers
by Walter Prescott Webb
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Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.... (read more)

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The Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation
The Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation
by David A Todd
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A city dweller’s vacant lot . . . A rancher's back forty . . . A hiker's favorite park . . . When the places that we love are threatened, we can be stirred to action. In Texas, people of all stripes and backgrounds have fought hard to safeguard the... (read more)

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Alamo
Alamo
by John Myers Myers
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"The majority of the stories of the Alamo fight have been partly legendary, partly hearsay and at best fragmentary. It has been left to John Myers Myers to present an exhaustively researched book which reveals the chronicle of the siege of the Alamo in... (read more)

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