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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

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,...


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...


Eyewitness to the Alamo

by Bill Groneman

Eyewitness to the Alamo is the actual account of the siege and Battle of the Alamo by those who were present during the attack. This book is the first complete accounting of the Battle of the Alamo by one...


In Their Own Words: The Lives of Arizona Pioneer Women

by Barbara Marriott

"I have lived for months where my only neighbors were Indians and my one music the howl of the coyote." - Charlotte Tanner Nelson It was a land the devil wouldn't have, made of sand and mountains filled with...


Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right

by Sean Cunningham

During the 1960s and 1970s, Texas was rocked by a series of political transitions. Despite its century-long heritage of solidly Democratic politics, the state became a Republican stronghold virtually overnight,...


An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons

by Ben M. Crouch & James R. Marquart

How does a prison achieve institutional order while safeguarding prisoners' rights? Since the early 1960s, prison reform advocates have aggressively used the courts to extend rights and improve life for inmates,...


Claytie and the Lady: Ann Richards, Gender, and Politics in Texas

by Sue Tolleson-Rinehart & Jeanie R. Stanley

It was like a remake of The Cowboy and the Lady, except that this time they weren't friends. The 1990 Texas governor's race pitted Republican Clayton Williams, a politically conservative rancher and oil millionaire,...


Texas, a Modern History: Revised Edition

by David G. McComb

Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the...


Twenty-One Texas Short Stories

by William Peery

This is a splendid collection of stories about Texas by Texans-stories that appeared in leading magazines in the first half of the twentieth century. Authors in this volume: Dillon Anderson Barry Benefield Charles...


Galveston Island, Or, a Few Months Off the Coast of Texas: The Journal of Francis C. Sheridan, 1839-1840

by Francis C. Sheridan & Willis W. Pratt

On the last Sunday of the year 1839, Francis Sheridan, an elegant young Irishman in the British diplomatic service, sailed from Barbados for the Republic of Texas. His mission in the new nation was to contribute...


The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History

by Jacqueline Hogan Towery, Robert Towery & Peter Barbour

The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History is a unique family portrait of one of golf's greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, The Brothers Hogan follows the lives of Ben...


LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas

by Robert H. Duke

LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas reveals the local ramifications of federal policy. Three case studies in the rising career of Lyndon B. Johnson show this in action:...


Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

by Donald E. Green

The scarcity of surface water which has so marked the Great Plains is even more characteristic of its subdivision, the Texas High Plains. Settlers on the plateau were forced to use pump technology to tap the...


Ella Elgar Bird Dumont: An Autobiography of a West Texas Pioneer

by Ella Elgar Bird Dumont, Tommy J. Boley & Emily Cutrer

A crack shot, expert skinner and tanner, seamstress, sculptor, and later writer-a list that only hints at her intelligence and abilities-Ella Elgar Bird Dumont was one of those remarkable women who helped tame...


The Spanish Element in Texas Water Law

by Betty Eakle Dobkins

The Spanish element in Texas water law is a matter of utmost importance to many landholders whose livelihood is dependent on securing water for irrigation and to many communities particularly concerned about...


The Texas Land and Development Company: A Panhandle Promotion, 1912-1956

by B.R. Brunson

Agricultural and urban development came late to the Texas South Plains, and frontier life lingered well into the twentieth century. In the decade preceding World War I numerous land companies flourished in the...


Farmers in Rebellion: The Rise and Fall of the Southern Farmers Alliance and People's Party in Texas

by Donna A. Barnes

The years after the Civil War brought struggle to the Southern farmer as the economic mainstay of the South-cotton-steadily dropped in price. Prompted by hard times, farmers in Lampasas County, Texas, gathered...


East Texas Lumber Workers: An Economic and Social Picture, 1870-1950

by Ruth A. Allen

In 1950 a million Texans-more than a tenth of the entire population of the state-lived in a region where one family in every two earned less than $2,000 a year. Composing that region are the thirty-two counties...


M. K. Kellogg's Texas Journal, 1872

by Miner Kilbourne Kellogg & Llerena Friend

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg's notes about his experiences with "the most completely and comfortably fitted-out expedition which ever went to Texas" is an account of the beauty, the wildness, and the dangers and...


Green Russell and Gold

by Elma Dill Russell Spencer & Ben Carlton Mead

The family history of the Russells of Georgia is a saga of the Westward Movement during the middle fifty years of the nineteenth century. The "Russell boys," as prospectors and miners, moved with the frontier...