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Dan Moody,  Crusader for Justice, Anderson, Ken
1 Dan Moody, Crusader for Justice
Anderson, Ken
Georgetown, TX Georgetown Press 2008 0964442140 / 9780964442146 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
During the 1920's, the Ku Klux Klan was a national power, active in all 48 states, with 3 million members. In Texas, the Klan had 170, 000 members. Dan Moody obtained the first convictions and prison sentences against the 1920's version of the KKK. He then rallied public opinion against the Klan in a race for state attorney general. Moody defeated the Klan candidate in a run-off election. The New York Times would later declare Moody's victory "the death-knell of Klan domination" in Texas. At age 33, Moody was elected Texas' youngest governor. He was born and raised in Taylor, Texas and among the b/w photos, is a picture of the Moody Mansion, still open to the public and where Ken Anderson held his book-signing appearance in 2008. Inscription from Ken Anderson to Taylor's former Historian. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 194 pages; 31348; Signed by Author 
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You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas, Anderson, Ken
2 You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas
Anderson, Ken
Austin Eakin Press 1998 1571683585 / 9781571683588 1st Edition; 2nd Printing Softcover As New 
Several additional copies available. The Ku Klux Klan cast its dark shadow on America in the 1920's. Gaining strength, not only in Texas but nationwide, their political power and reign of terror grew as they won election after election. There were few arrests and no convictions. It seemed no one could stop the Klan. No one could stop the hate, and no one could stop the violence. No one except Dan Moody, Texas' youngest governor. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 165 pages; 30418 
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You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas, Anderson, Ken
3 You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas
Anderson, Ken
Austin Eakin Press 1998 1571683585 / 9781571683588 1st Edition; 2nd Printing Softcover As New 
The Ku Klux Klan cast its dark shadow on America in the 1920's. Gaining strength, not only in Texas but nationwide, their political power and reign of terror grew as they won election after election. There were few arrests and no convictions. It seemed no one could stop the Klan. No one could stop the hate, and no one could stop the violence. No one except Dan Moody, Texas' youngest governor. He was raised in the heart of what is known as the "blackland", referring to the rich black soil of Taylor, Texas. His childhood home is now a museum. Daniel J. Moody was born on June 1, 1893, to Daniel James Moody and Nancy Elizabeth Robertson Moody in the then-fast-growing railroad town of Taylor, where he would spend his childhood. He attended The University of Texas from 1910-14, where he was a member of the Hildebrand Law Society and later vice president of the Cofer Law Society. Without completing his law degree, he left school, passed the bar exam, and formed a law partnership with Harris Melasky, a childhood friend, in Taylor. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 165 pages; 30419 
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You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas, Anderson, Ken
4 You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas
Anderson, Ken
Austin Eakin Press 1998 1571683585 / 9781571683588 1st Edition; 2nd Printing Softcover As New 
The Ku Klux Klan cast its dark shadow on America in the 1920's. Gaining strength, not only in Texas but nationwide, their political power and reign of terror grew as they won election after election. There were few arrests and no convictions. It seemed no one could stop the Klan. No one could stop the hate, and no one could stop the violence. No one except Dan Moody, Texas' youngest governor. He was raised in the heart of what is known as the "blackland", referring to the rich black soil of Taylor, Texas. His childhood home is now a museum. Daniel J. Moody was born on June 1, 1893, to Daniel James Moody and Nancy Elizabeth Robertson Moody in the then-fast-growing railroad town of Taylor, where he would spend his childhood. He attended The University of Texas from 1910-14. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 165 pages; 30420 
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You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas, Anderson, Ken
5 You Can't Do That, Dan Moody! The Klan Fighting Governor Of Texas
Anderson, Ken
Austin Eakin Press 1998 1571683585 / 9781571683588 1st Edition; 2nd Printing Softcover As New 
The Ku Klux Klan cast its dark shadow on America in the 1920's. Gaining strength, not only in Texas but nationwide, their political power and reign of terror grew as they won election after election. There were few arrests and no convictions. It seemed no one could stop the Klan. No one could stop the hate, and no one could stop the violence. No one except Dan Moody, Texas' youngest governor. He was raised in the heart of what is known as the "blackland", referring to the rich black soil of Taylor, Texas. His childhood home is now a museum. Daniel J. Moody was born on June 1, 1893, to Daniel James Moody and Nancy Elizabeth Robertson Moody in the then-fast-growing railroad town of Taylor, where he would spend his childhood. He attended The University of Texas from 1910-14, where he was a member of the Hildebrand Law Society and later vice president of the Cofer Law Society. Without completing his law degree, he left school, passed the bar exam, and formed a law partnership with Harris Melasky, a childhood friend, in Taylor. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 165 pages; 30421 
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Texas Yankee The Story of Gail Borden, Baker, Nina Brown
6 Texas Yankee The Story of Gail Borden
Baker, Nina Brown
Harcourt Brace 1955 Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Alan Moyler 
The story of the man who invented condensed milk, leading to Borden milk, because of two sick cows. Advance review slip laid in. Edgeworn & rubbed DJ in new mylar. Green tweed boards splotchy, minor foxing on endpapers. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 129 pages; 5201 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Gavels, Grits And Glory The Billy Clayton Story, Banks, Jimmy
7 Gavels, Grits And Glory The Billy Clayton Story
Banks, Jimmy
Burnet, TX Eakin Press 1982 0890153108 / 9780890153109 Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blurb about book (probably cut from DJ) taped to flypage; minor edgewear. Billy Wayne Clayton was serving his fourth term as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, was the first person ever to serve more than two terms in that office, the third highest in state government. He won re-election as presiding officer less than three months after being acquitted on bribery charges by a Houston jury in a fascinating trial. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 379 pages; 26449 
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J. Frank Dobie: A Portrait Of Pancho, Bode, Winston (J. Frank Dobie)
8 J. Frank Dobie: A Portrait Of Pancho
Bode, Winston (J. Frank Dobie)
Austin, TX Steck-Vaughn Company 1968 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Mr. Bode conceived a television documentary for an educational channel at the University of Texas. The enthusiasm with which the documentary was received led to this being Mr Bode's first full-length book. The only ex-library markings are a couple of 'stamps' from Stroman High School in Victoria, Texas. No other library marks appear. Price-clipped DJ is barely worn, having a couple of stains, chips and small closed tears, now in mylar book jacket cover; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 156 pages; 20845 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Barbara Charline Jordan From the Ghetto to the Capitol, Bryant, Ira B.
9 Barbara Charline Jordan From the Ghetto to the Capitol
Bryant, Ira B.
Houston, TX D. Armstrong Co. 1977 1st Edition Hardcover As New in Fair dust jacket 
Jacket, chipped, spotted and stained, is now in new mylar. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 105 pages; 29778 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Heroes Of Texas: Austin, Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Houston, Lamar, Milam, Travis Featuring Oil Portraits from the Summerfield G. Roberts Collection, Carroll, H. Bailey; James M. Day; J. Frank Dobie; Joe B. Frantz; Llerena Friend; J. M. Nance; Ben Procter; Rupert N. Richardson; Dorman H. Winfrey
10 Heroes Of Texas: Austin, Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, Fannin, Houston, Lamar, Milam, Travis Featuring Oil Portraits from the Summerfield G. Roberts Collection
Carroll, H. Bailey; James M. Day; J. Frank Dobie; Joe B. Frantz; Llerena Friend; J. M. Nance; Ben Procter; Rupert N. Richardson; Dorman H. Winfrey
Waco, TX Texian Press 1973 087244001X / 9780872440012 5th Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by C. B. Normann Signed by Illustrator
Noted historians give biographical sketches of 9 heroes: Stephen F. Austin by Rupert N. Richardson; James Butler Bonham by Ben Procter; Jim Bowie by J. Frank Dobie (the last published work of Mr. Dobie) ; David Crockett by H. Bailey Carroll; James W. Fannin by Joseph Milton Nance; Sam Houston by Llerena Friend; Mirabeau B. Lamar by Dorman H. Winfrey; Ben Milam by James M. Day; William Barret Travis by Joe B. Frantz. The combined talents of these nine Texas historians and the noted artist, C. B. Normann, and the Texian Press has produced a book of incomparable beauty and historical significance with the publication of this book. Full-page color plates of each of the biographees begin each section. SIGNED by illlustrator on flyleaf. DJ lightly foxed and chipped, in new mylar. ; Texas History Series; 4to - 11" to 13" tall; 142 pages; 22968; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Texans Of Valor Military Heroes in the 20th Century, Casad, Dede Weldon
11 Texans Of Valor Military Heroes in the 20th Century
Casad, Dede Weldon
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1998 1571681132 / 9781571681133 1st Edition Softcover Very Good 
A collection of biographies of native-born Texans who performed heroic activity while serving in the military within the twentieth century. Moderate edgewear, light soil to page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages; 26746 
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Three Stars For The Colonel The Biography of Ernest O. Thompson, Father of Petroleum Conservation, Clark, James A
12 Three Stars For The Colonel The Biography of Ernest O. Thompson, Father of Petroleum Conservation
Clark, James A
NY Random House 1954 Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Moderately worn DJ in new mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages; 27015 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Leadership Of Speaker Sam Rayburn (the House Will Be In Order), Coblenz, William (compiler)
13 The Leadership Of Speaker Sam Rayburn (the House Will Be In Order)
Coblenz, William (compiler)
Washington, D. C. U. S. Government Printing Office 1961 Softcover Very Good 
Collected Tributes of His Congressional Colleagues. Spine of blue paper covers faded. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 118 pages; 16238 
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The Texans The Millionaires & Mavericks, the Politicos & Lawyers, the Corporation Men, the Invisible Heirs, & the Rising Stars of the Texas Establishment Whose Power & Influence Extend Far Beyond the Borders of America's Nation-Within-A-Nation, Conaway, James
14 The Texans The Millionaires & Mavericks, the Politicos & Lawyers, the Corporation Men, the Invisible Heirs, & the Rising Stars of the Texas Establishment Whose Power & Influence Extend Far Beyond the Borders of America's Nation-Within-A-Nation
Conaway, James
NY Knopf 1976 0394491696 / 9780394491691 Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
By the author of "The Big Easy". Here are the corporate managers and the deliberately anonymous heads of the large and influential law firms, the solitary wildcatters who still roam the state in search of untapped energy, and the renegades such as Sissy Farenthold and the editors and writers of the "Texas Observer", who make periodic forays against the rich and powerful. The vitality, color, and extravagance of the old "Texians" are the stuff of which myth is made. The real story of Texas power--wealth, drive, and ambition on a scale undreamed of by the old-timers--is anatomized in compelling detail in this book. 8 pages of photographs. Red topstain. Gift note. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 262 [xii] pages; 17464 
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Legendary Texians, Volume III, Davis, Joe Tom
15 Legendary Texians, Volume III
Davis, Joe Tom
Eakin Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A. 1986 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
In this 3rd volume about legendary Texians, the author continues a biographical approach to the theme of the trilogy: that Texas history is replete with fascinating people whose lives add spice and texture to the flavor and fabric of a unique state's past. Includes the "baddest man" in the Republic, a beguiling mulatto who was our first "undercover agent", the Spanish founder of Victoria, the leading black Texian of his day, the priest of Austin's colony, a Baptist pioneer educator, and two families who forged an early Texas dynasty. Corners bumped. ; 3 Series; 31235 
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The Gallant Hood  ( John Bell Hood), Dyer, John P.
16 The Gallant Hood ( John Bell Hood)
Dyer, John P.
Konecky & Konecky 1993 0914427768 / 9780914427766 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
John Bell Hood was a career soldier, commander of the Texas Brigade, and a staunch supporter of the Confederacy. His military history embraced both incredible success and dismal failure as he moved from the traditions of West Point to lead the rugged Confederate army, losing an arm and a leg. Previous owner's name on flypage. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 383 pages; 21016 
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Farewell, A Memoir of a Texas Childhood, Foote, Horton
17 Farewell, A Memoir of a Texas Childhood
Foote, Horton
NY Scribner 1999 0684844397 / 9780684844398 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
In his plays and films, Foote has returned over and over again to Wharton, Texas, where he was born and where he lives, once again, in the house in which he grew up. Now for the first time Foote turns to prose to tell his own story and the stories of the real people who have inspired his characters. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Trip to Bountiful" and "Tender Mercies". ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 287 pages; 19764 
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Rip Ford's Texas, Ford, John Salmon; Oates, Stephen B. (Editor)
18 Rip Ford's Texas
Ford, John Salmon; Oates, Stephen B. (Editor)
University of Texas Press, Austin, TX 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. He participated in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas. These are the personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time. Literally full of the anecdotes that make history come alive. This is an essential book for all lovers of Texas history. Previous owner's name on ffep, notes on rfep. Marginalia and underlining. DJ in mylar. ; The Personal Narratives of the West Edited by J. Frank Dobie Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 519 pages; 30237 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Bella Starr, The Bandit Queen, Or The Female Jesse James, A Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman, Fox, Richard Kyle
19 Bella Starr, The Bandit Queen, Or The Female Jesse James, A Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman
Fox, Richard Kyle
Austin, TX Steck Company 1960 Facsimile Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Elizabeth Rice Bauknight 
With copious extracts from her journal. This facsimile reproduction of the first edition with preface, photographs, and Ads, includes the added Elizabeth Rice Bauknight illustrations. Glassine jacket, in tan slipcase with light soil. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; 31269 
Price: 40.00 USD
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John E. Green And His Forty Years In Houston, Green, Rev. John E.
20 John E. Green And His Forty Years In Houston
Green, Rev. John E.
Houston, TX Dealy-Adey-Elgin Co. 1928 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Tissued illustrated frontispiece. The author died 1933, five years after writing this book...an excellent first-hand look at the Civil War and the south in the last half of the 19th century and early 20th century. Light foxing, some rubbed spots on blue cloth boards; slight slant. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; 13940 
Price: 15.00 USD
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