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Roadside History of Texas (Roadside History)
Roadside History of Texas (Roadside History)
by Leon C. Metz
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The "Roadside History" series charts a course to the present through carefully selected and thoroughly researched stories relating what we see today with what happened before. Through vivid anecdotes, old photographs, and maps, the "Roadside History... (read more)

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Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers: From 1900 to the Present
Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers: From 1900 to the Present
by Mike Cox
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Texas writer-historian Mike Cox explores the origin and rise of the famed Texas Rangers. Starting in 1821 with just a handful of men, the Rangers' first purpose was to keep settlers safe from the feared and gruesome Karankawa Indians, a... (read more)

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Texas Wit and Wisdom
Texas Wit and Wisdom
by Wallace O Chariton
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This book is a friendly, entertaining collection of stories, anecdotes, amusing quotations, funny signs, some classic Texas jokes, and even some surprisingly sound advice from the often wacky but always wonderful world of Texans. Features in Texas Wit... (read more)

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Whatever Happened to Jacy Farrow?
Whatever Happened to Jacy Farrow?
by Ceil Cleveland
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Ceil Cleveland and Larry McMurtry grew up as friends in the little Texas town of Archer City, fictionalized by McMurtry in The Last Picture Show, which later became a film by Peter Bogdanovich. Among the locals, Cleveland has long been assumed to be the... (read more)

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Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger
Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger
by Nelson Lee
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For the Texas Rangers, 80 miles on horseback between sunset and sundown was all in a day's work in the 1850s. These volunteer militiamen, paid only one dollar a day, battled to secure the Lone Star's borders with Mexico, and settlers and frontiersman... (read more)

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Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life #11: Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas
Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life #11: Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas
by Edward A Blackburn
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Along with the settlement of the Texas frontier came rustlers, public drunks, gunfighters, and other outlaws. A jail in which to incarcerate the lawbreakers was thus often the first public building raised in a new town. Later, as government developed... (read more)

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Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881 (Frances B. Vick)
Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881 (Frances B. Vick)
by Rick Miller
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Winner of the Wild West History Association Best Book Award In 1874, the Texas legislature created the Frontier Battalion, the first formal, budgeted organization as an arm of state government of what historically had been periodic groups loosely... (read more)

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Last of the Old-Time Texans
Last of the Old-Time Texans
by Mackey Murdock
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An enlightening account of life at the beginning of the twentieth century when it was lived and enjoyed with only the essentials.... (read more)

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Travels with George in Search of Ben Hur and Other Meanderings
Travels with George in Search of Ben Hur and Other Meanderings
by Paul Ruffin
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An accomplished Southern storyteller's colorful reflections on literature, booze, firearms, violence, and... (read more)

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Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
Farewell: A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
by Horton Foote
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For more than five decades, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled with compassion and acuity the changes in American life -- both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" and his original... (read more)

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Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas
Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas
by Erica Grieder
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Erica Grieders Texas is a state that is not only an outlier but an exaggeration of some of Americas most striking virtues and flaws. Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right is a witty, enlightening inquiry into how Texas works, and why, in the future, the rest of... (read more)

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It Happened in Texas (It Happened in)
It Happened in Texas (It Happened in)
by James A Crutchfield
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From the acquisition of King Ranch to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, It Happened in Texas gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Texas.Witness a surprise shipload of camels suddenly go crazy... (read more)

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You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Think: Ten Commandments for Texas Politics
You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Think: Ten Commandments for Texas Politics
by Kinky Friedman
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With equal parts insight and hilarity, Friedman chronicles his 2006 grassroots Texas gubernatorial campaign, in which he showed that one could put up a legitimate fight for office while maintaining a good name.... (read more)

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City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle
City on Fire: The Explosion That Devastated a Texas Town and Ignited a Historic Legal Battle
by Bill Minutaglio
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A "remarkable," "incendiary" and "heart-wrenching" account of America's worst industrial disaster and the landmark legal case it spawned. On a day that dawned with brisk breezes, a clear sky, and perfect temperatures, the small town of Texas City... (read more)

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The Women and Children of the Alamo
The Women and Children of the Alamo
by Crystal Sa Ragsdale
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The riveting story of the Alamo ends in tragedy with no brave defender left alive to tell his tale, but there were others who did survive the final massacreandmdash;more than a dozen women and children. The thirteen days of the siege and fall of the... (read more)

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White Rock Lake (Images of America)
White Rock Lake (Images of America)
by Sally Rodriguez
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In 1909, Dallas city leaders approved the damming of White Rock Creek to create a new water source for the increasing needs of a growing city. As a result, so much of the life and history of Dallas has echoed through the life and history of White Rock... (read more)

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Big, Hot, Cheap and Right (13 Edition)
Big, Hot, Cheap and Right (13 Edition)
by Erica Grieder
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Erica Grieders Texas is a state that is not only an outlier but an exaggeration of some of Americas most striking virtues and flaws. Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right is a witty, enlightening inquiry into how Texas works, and why, in the future, the rest of... (read more)

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Jane Gilmore Rushing: A West Texas Writer and Her Work
Jane Gilmore Rushing: A West Texas Writer and Her Work
by Lou H Rodenberger
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Jane Gilmore Rushing grew up in Pyron, a Texas town no longer in existence, and from childhood she knew that she would be a writer. In seven novels produced between 1963 and 1984, she built her stories around themes that few West Texas writers had dared... (read more)

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Temple Big Thicket Series #03: Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist's Odyssey Along the Big Thicket's Snow River
Temple Big Thicket Series #03: Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist's Odyssey Along the Big Thicket's Snow River
by Geraldine Ellis Watson
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When Geraldine Watsonand#8217;s father was a teenager around the turn of the last century, he spent a summer floating down the Neches River, called Snow River by the Indians. Watson grew up hearing his tales of the steamboats, log rafts, and the flora... (read more)

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A Time to Stand
A Time to Stand
by Walter Lord
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On the morning of March 6, 1836, in an old abandoned mission called the Alamo, a small Texas garrison fought to the death rather than yield to an overwhelming army of Mexicans. Through the years the garrisons heroic stand has become so clothed in... (read more)

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