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The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism,...


State Facts for Fun! Texas

by Wyatt Michaels

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! Texas is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that their...


Empire of the Summer Moon

by S. C. Gwynne

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah,...


Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography

by William Fredrick Cody

Thrilling yarns of buffalo hunts, Indian life, and riding with the Pony Express abound in this exciting memoir of life in the Old West. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.


Memoirs, Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969: Facsimile of 1969 Edition

by William A. Keleher

William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted...


Texas Boys In Gray

by Evault Boswell

Based on a 1912 publication about Texans who fought for the South in the Civil War, Texas Boys in Gray presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes...


The Complete History of New Mexico

by Kevin McIlvoy

"Compelling and complex . . . Strange and wonderful."

The New York Times Book Review, in praise of McIlvoy's previous fiction

I am going to write about the state of New Mexico and put in some maps and stuff...


Jose Maria de Jesus Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary

by Joseph E. Chance

Both a biography of the titular Mexican reformer and a study of the events that shaped the Mexican-U.S. border, this book examines the challenges faced by Carvajal during the turbulent decades of the early to...


Texas Bad Girls: Hussie, Harlots, and Horse Thieves

by J. Lee Butts

Sometimes humorous, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deeply sad and moving - such are the biographies of fifteen Texas bad girls. Husband killers, run-of-the-mill murderers, whorehouse madams, prostitutes,...


King Ranch Story: Truth and Myth

by Mona D. Sizer

The King Ranch Story is the love story of an ambitious young man and his dream of creating a great empire on Texas land. It's about the love between a man and woman, Captain Richard King and his wife Henrietta...


History of the Revolution in Texas

by Chester Newell

'The History of the Revolution in Texas' can be pronounced a clear and rapid narrative of the different events which have attended that piratical outbreak. Taking the story, however, as he tells it, it is quite...


A pictorial history of Texas

by Homer S. Thrall

The history of Texas possesses a peculiar interest. The contests for the possession of the country; the grand old mission structures erected for the conversion of the natives; the numerous changes of government,...


Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

by John Henry Brown

The book leads the reader through the past to the present and here leaves him amid active and progressive men who are advancing, along with him, toward the future. Including, as it does, lives of men now living,...


Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas

by Southern Publishing Company

Biography is not given its rightful place in literature. It has a more intimate relation to History than is assigned by common judgment; for, after all, the life of any nation is written in the lives of those...


Bob and Helen Kleberg of King Ranch

by Helen Kleberg Groves, Anne and Tobin Armstrong & Bill Benson

King Ranch. The name is embroidered in the tapestry of Texas, rising from the sunbaked coastal plains in the infancy of the state itself. King Ranch is the inspiration of legends and speculation, tradition and...


Texas Bad Girls

by J. Lee Butts

Sometimes humorous, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deeply sad and moving — such are the biographies of fifteen Texas bad girls. Husband killers, run-of-the-mill murderers, whorehouse madams, prostitutes,...


The War in Texas

by Benjamin Lundy

Lundy's pamphlet on "The War in Texas" is not only the best account, up to that time, of the Texas conspiracy, but closes with the remarkable prediction of the Southern Confederacy, which established itself...


History of Texas 1685 - 1846, Volume 1

by Henderson King Yoakum

This is a valuable contribution to general history, and especially to the history of the United States. The past of Texas is here brought down and covers a period of 161 years—the greatest prominence being...


History of Texas 1685 - 1846, Volume 2

by Henderson King Yoakum

This is a valuable contribution to general history, and especially to the history of the United States. The past of Texas is here brought down and covers a period of 161 years—the greatest prominence being...


Remembering Austin

by Marsia Hart Reese

Nestled among the slopes of Central Texas Hill Country, Austin has grown from its frontier beginning to earn nationwide renown as a leader in arts, business, and government. Four wars and urban redevelopment...