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Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield
Diplomacy and Diamonds: My Wars from the Ballroom to the Battlefield
by Joanne King Herring
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She's been dirt poor; she's been filthy rich. Rich was more fun. She married three times, divorced twice, found her true love, and lost him to cancer. At twenty-one, she was told she would soon die. She lived. Doctors said she'd never be able to have... (read more)

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Houston Then and Now (03 Edition)
Houston Then and Now (03 Edition)
by William Dylan Powell
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Houston was founded on August 30, 1836, after Texas became independent from Mexico, by brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen and named in honor of General Sam Houston, who had just defeated the Mexican Army at San Jacinto. The coming of the railroad... (read more)

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Unsolved Texas Mysteries
Unsolved Texas Mysteries
by Wallace O. Chariton
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What happened to the documents captured in the Alamo? Does a ghost actually haunt the state capitol in Austin? Was John Wilkes Booth killed or did he escape and flee to Central Texas? The authors present the known facts and circumstances of these and... (read more)

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Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas (American Liberty and Justice)
Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas (American Liberty and Justice)
by Michael Ariens
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Michael Ariens proves that no state possesses a richer or more surprising legal history than Texas. In narrative as engaging as it is accessible, he has produced an overarching consideration of Lone Star law and legal culture—something notably... (read more)

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Eyewitness to the Alamo
Eyewitness to the Alamo
by Bill Groneman
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Eyewitness to the Alamo is an actual account of the siege and Battle of the Alamo by those who were present during the attack. Fifty people are believed to have witnessed all or part of one of the most legendary events in Texas and U.S. history. Did... (read more)

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Ringing the Children in: Texas Country Schools
Ringing the Children in: Texas Country Schools
by Thad Sitton
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Milam C. Rowold, of Pflugerville, Texas, is co-author of a new book entitled Ringing the Children In: Texas Country Schools. Here are the voices from those schoolhouses, as the authors sought out and interviewed dozens of country school teachers and... (read more)

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The Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers (Modern Library)
The Men Who Wear the Star: The Story of the Texas Rangers (Modern Library)
by Charles M Robinson
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Here is the first full telling of the most colorful and famous law enforcers of our time. For years, the Texas Rangers have been historical figures shrouded in myth. Charles M. Robinson III has sifted through the tall tales to reach the heart of this... (read more)

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Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place (Lamar Series in Western History)
Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place (Lamar Series in Western History)
by Benjamin He Johnson
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Mexico and America have met for eight generations on their shared border. In this compelling book, photographer Jeffrey Gusky and historian Benjamin Johnson capture this encounter through their mesmerizing portrayal of Roma, Texas. European culture... (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, and with 'Scuse Me While I Whip This Out he 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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The Alamo
The Alamo
by Edwin P Hoyt
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Master historian Edwin P. Hoyt depicts with graphic and gripping detail the conflict between revolutionary Texas and the Mexican government determined to rule. In the first paperback edition of a highly acclaimed history, Hoyt describes the well-known... (read more)

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A Weekend in September
A Weekend in September
by John Edward Weems
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The hurricane that swept Galveston Island early in September, 1900, occupies a unique place in the reckoning of events of the Texas Gulf coast. Nearly a century after its passing, the storm remains the standard against which the ferocity and... (read more)

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Don't Mess with Texas: The Story Behind the Legend
Don't Mess with Texas: The Story Behind the Legend
by Tim Mcclure
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In December 1985, a bumper sticker bearing the words "Don't Mess With Texas" began appearing on pickup trucks across the Lone Star State. There was no explanation, no sponsor, just those four words and a small red, white, and blue Texas flag. Fast... (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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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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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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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 Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--And the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--And the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
by James Donovan
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"In his page-turning newest, Donavan (Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-the Last Great Battle of the American West) brings the famed Battle of the Alamo and its dynamic cast of belligerents to life. Readers are introduced to the brusquely... (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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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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