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East Texas Daughter
East Texas Daughter
by Helen G Green
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In a moving and forthright personal account, the first black woman admitted to a school of professional nursing in Dallas, Texas, recounts her poverty-stricken childhood in East Texas, her struggle to become an R.N., and her professional successes and... (read more)

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Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers
Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers
by Robert M Utley
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Utley presents an action-packed history of the most fabled lawmen of the American West.... (read more)

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Houston, the Unknown City, 1836-1946: The Unknown City, 1836-1946
Houston, the Unknown City, 1836-1946: The Unknown City, 1836-1946
by Marguerite Johnston
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In their willingness to leave home and country to create a new city and a new nation, the first Houstonians were a special breed. They were adventurers and builders; they were citizens of the world. This is the story of these people, their descendants... (read more)

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State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents
State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents
by Don Graham
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John Steinbeck once famously wrote that Texas is a state of mind. For those who know it well, however, the Lone Star State is more than one mind-set, more than a collection of cliches, more than a static stereotype. There are minds in Texas, Don Graham... (read more)

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One Ranger Returns (Bridwell Texas History)
One Ranger Returns (Bridwell Texas History)
by H Joaquin Jackson
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No Texas Ranger memoir has captured the public's imagination like Joaquin Jackson's One Ranger. Readers thrilled to Jackson's stories of catching criminals and keeping the peace across a wide swath of the Texas-Mexico border--and clamored for more. Now... (read more)

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Race and Class in Texas Politics
Race and Class in Texas Politics
by Chandler Davidson
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"This book will be hailed as the best work to date on Texas politics, and it will be as valid in 2020 as in 1990."--Joe B. Frantz, Corpus Christi State University, former Director of the Texas State Historical... (read more)

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Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb as Told to Pat Littledog (Second Edition)
Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb as Told to Pat Littledog (Second Edition)
by Pat Little Dog
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The story of Jewel Babb, from her early years as a tenderfoot ranch wife to her elder years as a desert healing woman, has enthralled readers since Border Healing Woman was first published in 1981. In this second edition, Pat LittleDog adds an epilogue... (read more)

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Texas Tales in Words and Music with CD (Audio)
Texas Tales in Words and Music with CD (Audio)
by Larry D Hodge
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Journalist Larry D. Hodge has given us a lively and accurate fresh new look at early Texas heroes and heroines as well as legendary tales of the famous trails, ranches, and events in Texas's long history. Musician/poet Michael Stevens set out to bring... (read more)

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Fixin' to Be Texan
Fixin' to Be Texan
by Helen Bryant
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You don't just move here and immediately become a Texan; it takes training. This delightfully witty book takes you through the process of understanding our conversation, why and how we dress the way we do, why pickups are a fact of life, and how you can... (read more)

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Imperial Texas: An Interpretive Essay in Cultural Geography
Imperial Texas: An Interpretive Essay in Cultural Geography
by Donald Willi Meinig
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Imperial Texas examines the development of Texas as a human region, from the simple outline of the Spanish colony to the complex patterns of the modern state. In this study in cultural geography set into a historical framework, D. W. Meinig, professor of... (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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The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is The Houston Press's Best Houston Book of the Year for 2008. 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... (read more)

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Remarkable Texas Women (More Than Petticoats)
Remarkable Texas Women (More Than Petticoats)
by Greta Anderson
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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women explores the history of the Lone Star State through the stories of ten remarkable women whose courage and contributions made a profound impact on Texas. These pioneering women exhibited strength and triumph... (read more)

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The Way We Were Texas: Nostalgic Images of the Lone Star State
The Way We Were Texas: Nostalgic Images of the Lone Star State
by Wayne L. Youngblood
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Unashamedly nostalgic and compulsively readable, The Way We Were: Texas recaptures what life was like in theLone Star State in years gone by. Rare period images document the states main attractions and its changing infrastructure, home life, sports scene&... (read more)

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Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter
Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter
by Mike Cochran
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The native son of a distinguished West Texas family and a 1954 graduate of Texas A&M whose career and personal pursuits have ranged from farmer to insurance salesman to wildcatter, pipeline entrepreneur, rancher, banker, real estate mogul, big game... (read more)

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A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo in Blood and Memory
by Randy Roberts
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-348) and index.... (read more)

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Welcome to Utopia: Notes from a Small Town
Welcome to Utopia: Notes from a Small Town
by Karen Valby
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Utopia, Texas: It’s either the best place on earth, or it’s no place at all.   In the twenty-first century, it’s difficult to imagine any element of American life that remains untouched by popular culture, let alone an entire... (read more)

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Texas Curiosities: The Most Outlandish People, Places, & Things in the Great State of Texas
Texas Curiosities: The Most Outlandish People, Places, & Things in the Great State of Texas
by John Kelso
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Texas Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to more than 225 of the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Lone Star State has to offer. Humor columnist John Kelso has traveled thousands of Texas miles in search of the one-of-a-... (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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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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Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy
Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy
by Lonn Taylor
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In a collection of essays about Texas gathered from his West Texas newspaper column, Lonn Taylor traverses the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write a very... (read more)

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