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Death of a Texas Ranger: A True Story of Murder and Vengeance on the Texas Frontier

by Cynthia Leal Massey

Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Green’s command. Immediately word...


The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present

by Margaret Lewis Furse

In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend.

In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From...


Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment

by Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science-as well as good old-fashioned detective work-Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico's greatest mysteries.


Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest

by Douglas Preston & Walter W. Nelson

This new ebook edition of Cities of Gold includes for very first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author’s epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico....


John O. Meusebach: German Colonizer in Texas

by Irene Marschall King

Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach chose a life of hardship and freedom in Texas rather than a life of comfort and influence in his native Germany, where he had lived his formative years within a framework...


Parson Henry Renfro: Free Thinking on the Texas Frontier

by William C. Griggs

The years following the Texas Revolution held even more turbulent events as diverse droves of pioneers crossed the Sabine and Red Rivers to start new lives in Texas. Early Texas society contended with religious...


Lucky 7: A Cowman's Autobiography

by Will Tom Carpenter, Lee Hart & Elton Miles

"No. 7"-as Carpenter, the youngest of seven children, called himself-was born in Missouri in 1854 and moved west with his family, first to Kansas, then to the settlements near Pikes Peak, and finally, in 1872,...


The Prisoners of Perote

by William Preston Stapp & Joe B. Frantz

In late 1842, Private William Preston Stapp and about three hundred other citizens of the Republic of Texas took it upon themselves to invade Mexico. They intended to retaliate for a recent Mexican attack on...


Civil War Texas

by Ralph A. Wooster

Written by one of the deans of Texas history, Civil War Texas provides an authoritative, comprehensive description of Texas during the Civil War as well as a guide for those who wish to visit sites in Texas...


The Port of Houston: A History

by Marilyn Mcadams Sibley

Sam Houston's army reached Buffalo Bayou on April 18, 1836, and the ensuing Battle of San Jacinto called attention to the "meandering stream" as a link between the interior of sprawling Texas and the sea. Early...


George W. Brackenridge: Maverick Philanthropist

by Marilyn Mcadams Sibley

George W. Brackenridge (1832-1920) was a paradox to his fellow Texans. A Republican in a solidly Democratic state, a financier in a cattleman's country, a Prohibitionist in the goodtime town of San Antonio,...


Mier Expedition Diary: A Texan Prisoner's Account

by Joseph D. McCutchan, Joseph Milton Nance & Jane A. Kenamore

Few episodes in Texas history have excited more popular interest than the Mier Expedition of 1842. Nineteen-year-old Joseph D. McCutchan was among the 300 Texans who, without the cover of the Lone Star flag,...


Recollections of a Tejano Life: Antonio Menchaca in Texas History

by Jesús F. de la Teja, Timothy Matovina & Justin Poché

San Antonio native, military veteran, merchant, and mayor pro tem José Antonio Menchaca (1800-1879) was one of only a few Tejano leaders to leave behind an extensive manuscript of recollections. Portions of...


Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place, Second Edition

by David E. Stuart

David E. Stuart incorporates extensive new research findings through groundbreaking archaeology to explore the rise and fall of the Chaco Anasazi and how it parallels patterns throughout modern societies in...


Secession and the Union in Texas

by Walter L. Buenger

In 1845 Texans voted overwhelmingly to join the Union. They voted just as overwhelmingly to secede in 1861. The story of why and how that happened is filled with colorful characters, such as the aged Sam Houston,...


Boss Rule in South Texas: The Progressive Era

by Evan Anders

Four men played leading roles in the political drama that unfolded in South Texas during the first decades of this century: James B. Wells, who ruled as boss of Cameron County and served as leading conservative...


The WPA Guide to Arizona: The Grand Canyon State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


The WPA Guide to Texas: The Lone Star State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


The WPA Guide to Oklahoma: The Sooner State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


The WPA Guide to New Mexico: The Colorful State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...