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Houston Legends: History and Heritage of Dynamic Global Capitol

by Hank Moore

Houston was the first word spoken from the moon. It is the hub of the world's energy industry, the headquarters of medical innovation and entrepreneurial phenomena. For 200 years, Houston has been the funnel...


The West Point History of the Civil War

by The United States Military Academy, Colonel Ty Seidule & Clifford Rogers

The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of...


A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts

The vibrant story of America’s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color.

A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake....


Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...


Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

by Berry Craig

During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase -- bounded by the Mississippi...


Big Muddy Blues

by Bill Lambrecht

America's Missouri River may be the nation's longest and most historically significant river, encompassing many of America's natural wonders between Missouri and Montana, draining almost 600,000 square miles...


American Streetcars

by Brian Solomon & John Gruber

The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen...


On Doing Local History

by Carol Kammen

This is the third edition of a book that has become a classic in the public history field. First published in 1986, revised in 2003, On Doing Local History offers not only discussion of practical matters, but...


History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier

by Colby D. Hall & Victor J. Boschini

First published by TCU Press in 1947, Colby Hall's book History of Texas Christian University: A College of the Cattle Frontier is the story of the first seventy-five years of the institution. Tracing the evolution...


Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It

by Michael J. Trinklein

Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma,...


Travelers in Texas, 1761-1860

by Marilyn Mcadams Sibley

History passed in review along the highways of Texas in the century 1761-1860. This was the century of exploration and settlement for the big new land, and many thousands of people traveled its trails: traders,...


Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860

by Timothy M. Matovina

While the flags of Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the United States successively flew over San Antonio, its Tejano community (Texans of Spanish or Mexican descent) formed a distinct ethnic identity...


A History of Ashton Villa

by Kenneth Hafertepe

This volume tells the story of the stately Italianate Galveston mansion known as Ashton Villa. Built in 1859, Ashton Villa stood out in antebellum Galveston for its extensive use of new materials: brick and...


Remember Goliad!: A History of La Bahía

by Craig H. Roell

When Sam Houston's revolutionary soldiers won the Battle of San Jacinto and secured independence for Texas, their battle cry was "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" Everyone knows about the Alamo, but far...


Fort Worth: A Texas Original!

by Richard F. Selcer

Fort Worth has been called "the City Where the West Begins," "Cowtown," and the silent partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. None of these descriptions quite tells the story of this city and its people....


Fort Davis: Outpost on the Texas Frontier

by Robert Wooster

This engaging, illustrated history of Fort Davis, one of the U.S. Army's most important western posts, relates the exciting history of Trans-Pecos Texas—the far western reaches off the state. Wooster traces...


The McFaddin-Ward House

by Jessica Foy & Judith Walker Linsley

The McFaddin-Ward House, home to the prominent McFaddin family, was built in 1906 in the prestigious neighborhood around Calder Avenue. This entertaining volume tells the story of this house and the people who...


Texas: A History (States and the Nation)

by Joe Bertram Frantz

Texas is blood and violence, right? It is cowboys and longhorns, the Alamo and the Astrodome, wheeling and dealing and bragging, right?

Right. And also wrong, says the author of this book, Joe B. Frantz. This...


The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives

by Timothy M. Matovina

As Mexican soldiers fought the mostly Anglo-American colonists and volunteers at the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio's Tejano population was caught in the crossfire, both literally and symbolically. Though their...


Fighting Words: Independent Journalists in Texas

by James McEnteer

Fighting Words profiles five journalists who published the truth as they saw it, no matter how their reporting angered politicians, social and religious leaders, or other journalists. The five journalists...