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Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival

by Norman Ollestad

Dad Said

Olestad, we can do i t all. . . .

Why do you make me do this?

Because it's beautiful when it all comes together.

I don't think it's ever beautiful.

One day.


We'll see, my father said. Vamanos.

From the...

The Battle of the Alamo

by Ben H. Procter

The dramatic story of one of the most famous events in Texas history is told by Ben H. Procter. Procter describes in colorful detail the background, character, and motives of the prominent figures at the Alamo—Bowie,...

Pistol Packin' Preachers: Circuit Riders of Texas

by Barbara Barton

A writer once denounced the Lone Star State as "where the Godly could battle 'the devil' on his own ground." Circuit riders and other early preachers confronted dangerous outlaws, Indians, wild animals, and...

Turning Point: A Candidate, a State, and a Nation Come of Age

by Jimmy Carter

The former president's personal tale of political intrigue and social conflict during his first campaign for public office. Iluminates the origins of his commitment to human rights and bears further witness...

Gustav Dresel's Houston Journal: Adventures in North America and Texas, 1837-1841

Recollections of Early Texas: Memoirs of John Holland Jenkins

by John Holmes, III Jenkins

A firsthand account of pioneer life in east Texas.

Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986

by David Montejano

A major work on the history of Mexicans in Texas and the relations between Mexicans and Anglos.

Florida's Past, Vol 3: People and Events That Shaped the State

by Gene Burnett

Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. This third volume of collected...

Florida's Past, Vol 2: People and Events That Shaped the State

by Gene Burnett

Full of essays dealing with Florida's history in Gene Burnett's easygoing style. Careful research and eclectic choice of topics make history good reading that educates and entertains. Each volume divides Florida's...

Florida's Past, Vol 1: People and Events That Shaped the State

by Gene Burnett

Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. This first volume of collected...

Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags

by Stuart B. McIver

Florida has been the home of many unusual characters throughout the years. Meet Ned Buntline, Laura Riding, Wilson Mizner, Sam Jones, and many others. Storytellers, lawbreakers, movers and shakers, sportsmen,...

Spanish Pathways in Florida, 1492-1992: Caminos Españoles en La Florida, 1492-1992

by Ann L. Henderson

Florida served as one of the great meeting grounds of the planet, a place where peoples from Indian America, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe converged. This book features essays in both Spanish...

The Encomenderos of New Spain, 1521-1555

by Robert Himmerich y Valencia & Joseph P. Sánchez

While the Spanish conquistadors have been stereotyped as rapacious treasure seekers, many firstcomers to the New World realized that its greatest wealth lay in the native populations whose labor could be harnessed...

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...

Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment

by Robert P. Watson

This collection of highly readable and accessible essays on Lincoln's legacy offers a wide array of perspectives on the enduring impact of the nation's greatest president on leaders, thinkers, and American history....

Taking the Waters in Texas: Springs, Spas, and Fountains of Youth

by Janet Mace Valenza

"It is well known that Southern Texas possesses a greater variety of Mineral Waters than any other country on the globe" enthused a promotion for one of Texas' many watering spas of the nineteenth century. Though...

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....

Imperial Texas: An Interpretive Essay in Cultural Geography

by D.W. Meinig

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...

Petroleum Politics and the Texas Railroad Commission

by David F. Prindle

The single most important domestic source of oil and gas is managed by the Texas Railroad Commission. As a result, the Commission has for decades exerted a profound influence on United States and world energy...

Reconstruction in Texas

by Charles William Ramsdell

A reprint of the 1910 study, Reconstruction in Texas examines the events that still impact upon Texas and the South.