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Dan Moody, Crusader for Justice

By: Anderson, Ken

Price: $30.00  $25.50

Publisher: Georgetown, TX, Georgetown Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31348

ISBN: 0964442140

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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... View more info

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Texas Yankee The Story of Gail Borden

By: Baker, Nina Brown

Price: $8.00  $6.80

Publisher: Harcourt Brace: 1955

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5201

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


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 View more info

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Gavels, Grits And Glory The Billy Clayton Story

By: Banks, Jimmy

Price: $14.00  $11.90

Publisher: Burnet, TX, Eakin Press: 1982

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26449

ISBN: 0890153108

Condition: 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 View more info

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J. Frank Dobie: A Portrait Of Pancho

By: Bode, Winston (J. Frank Dobie)

Price: $39.00  $33.15

Publisher: Austin, TX, Steck-Vaughn Company: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20845

Condition: 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 P... View more info

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Barbara Charline Jordan From the Ghetto to the Capitol

By: Bryant, Ira B.

Price: $21.00  $17.85

Publisher: Houston, TX, D. Armstrong Co.: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29778

Condition: As New in Fair dust jacket


Jacket, chipped, spotted and stained, is now in new mylar. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 105 pages; 29778 View more info

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Texans Of Valor Military Heroes in the 20th Century

By: Casad, Dede Weldon

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, Eakin Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26746

ISBN: 1571681132

Condition: 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 View more info

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Three Stars For The Colonel The Biography of Ernest O. Thompson, Father of Petroleum Conservation

By: Clark, James A

Price: $25.00  $21.25

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1954

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 27015

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Moderately worn DJ in new mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages; 27015 View more info

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The Leadership Of Speaker Sam Rayburn (the House Will Be In Order)

By: Coblenz, William (compiler)

Price: $17.01  $14.46

Publisher: Washington, D. C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1961

Seller ID: 16238

Condition: Very Good


Collected Tributes of His Congressional Colleagues. Spine of blue paper covers faded. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 118 pages; 16238 View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Conaway, James

Price: $13.00  $11.05

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1976

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 17464

ISBN: 0394491696

Condition: 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 w... View more info

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Legendary Texians, Volume III

By: Davis, Joe Tom

Price: $17.01  $14.46

Publisher: Eakin Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.: 1986

Seller ID: 31235

Condition: 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,... View more info

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The Gallant Hood ( John Bell Hood)

By: Dyer, John P.

Price: $10.00  $8.50

Publisher: Konecky & Konecky: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 21016

ISBN: 0914427768

Condition: 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 View more info

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Farewell, A Memoir of a Texas Childhood

By: Foote, Horton

Price: $30.00  $25.50

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 19764

ISBN: 0684844397

Condition: 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 View more info

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Rip Ford's Texas

By: Ford, John Salmon; Oates, Stephen B. (Editor)

Price: $90.00  $76.50

Publisher: University of Texas Press, Austin, TX: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30237

Condition: 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 Oate... View more info

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Bella Starr, The Bandit Queen, Or The Female Jesse James, A Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman

By: Fox, Richard Kyle

Price: $55.00  $46.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, Steck Company: 1960

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 31269

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

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John E. Green And His Forty Years In Houston

By: Green, Rev. John E.

Price: $23.00  $19.55

Publisher: Houston, TX, Dealy-Adey-Elgin Co.: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 13940

Condition: 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 View more info

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Christmas Memories

By: Greene, A. C.

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 19976

ISBN: 1574410172

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Texas historian remembers his childhood Christmas. ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 78 pages; 19976 View more info

Image for Sam Houston  Mid Muddle and Mud

Sam Houston Mid Muddle and Mud

By: Hiatt, Dean B.

Price: $85.00  $72.25

Publisher: Eakin Publications: 1980

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 30235

ISBN: 0890152721

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


A veteran Texas topographer traces the routes of the armies of Sam Houston and Santa Anna. The heart of this revised edition are 30 maps and a detailed map glossary which traces step by step the marches of the armies of Generals Sam Houston and Santa Anna. Map endpapers. Laid in is a copy of the map of the Mexican army around Fort Bend County, Texas, April 7, 1836. Also laid in is an article titled 'Cross-border raid nets rape suspect, spurs new legend in the mountains o... View more info

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Dutchman on the Brazos Reminiscences of Caesar (Dutch) Hohn

By: Hohn, Caesar (Dutch)

Price: $88.00  $74.80

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31176

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


One of the first gridiron heroes of Texas A&M, his intensely purposeful life has been a record of social accomplishments that dwarf in importance his exploits in "primitive football". His dedication to his wife also says he hopes this book will show his grandchildren how some people lived seventy-five years ago. Frontispiece drawing by E. M. (Buck) Schiwetz. 16 B/W photographs. Minor edgewear to un-clipped DJ in mylar. Scribble on ffep could be a signature. ; Sma... View more info

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Mr. Claude

By: Holland, Ada Morehead

Price: $21.00  $17.85

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1984

Seller ID: 31181

ISBN: 0890961824

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mr. Claude is an unforgettable and moving account of a sawmill worker, his forebears and descendants, in rural Texas from the end of the Texas Revolution until the 1960s. It is also the real story of family joys and sorrows, personal strengths and quirks. Ada Morehead Holland faithfully captures the rhythms and nuances of East Texas speech--and its changes through the generations--and vividly portrays this man, this family, and this manner of people. DJ edgeworn with clo... View more info

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The Personal Correspondence Of Sam Houston Volume I: 1839-1845

By: Houston, Sam, edited by Madge Thornall Roberts

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: University of North Texas Press: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30228

ISBN: 1574410008

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Includes bibliographical references and index. These letters consist of correspondence between Houston and his wife, and their letters to other family members, family physicians, and close personal friends, revealing just how much Houston's private life affected his public actions. Tiny closed tear at spine edge of front DJ panel. Date on ffep. Otherwise like new. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 448 pages; 30228 View more info