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Growing Up Simple--In Texas An Irreverent Look At Kids in the 1950s

By: Arnold, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Eakin Press: 2002

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31974

ISBN: 1571686878

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Foreword by Liz Carpenter. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages; 31974 View more info

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Texas In The Middle Eighteenth Century, Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration

By: Bolton, Herbert Eugene

Price: $24.50

Publisher: University of Texas: 1970

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 31346

ISBN: 0292700563

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Originally published in 1915 as Volume 3 of The University of California Publications in History, this reprint in 1970 has errata notice for pages 2, 9, 28, 32, 80. Index and bibliography. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 501 pages; 31346 View more info

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Inherit The Alamo, Myth and Ritual at an American Shrine

By: Brear, Holly Beachley

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1994

Edition: Stated 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31351

ISBN: 0292708246

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author explores in fascinating detail what the Alamo means to the numerous groups that lay claim to its heritage. She shows how Alamo myths often diverge from the historical facts--and why. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 184 pages; 31351 View more info

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Hood, Bonnet, And Little Brown Jug... Texas Politics, 1921-1928

By: Brown, Norman D.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press: 1984

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31350

ISBN: 0890961573

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Banner state for the Ku Klux Klan, fertile soil for both old-style demagoguery and business progressivism, battleground for bone-dry prohibitionists against wets, Texas in the 1920s played a pivotal role in the politics of the nation. National issues and local factionalism created a complex web that gave Texas, according to a 1928 New York Times editorial, "an importance...out of proportion to the size of its vote or the State's geographical and industrial significance", which shows an ignorance of Texas. 35 pictures. DJ in new mylar. ; Texas a & M Southwestern Studies, Number One Seri... View more info

Texas Extra ... A Newspaper History Of The Lone Star State 1835-1935 From the Collection of Eric C. Caren

By: Caren, Eric C.

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Castle Books: 1999

Seller ID: 28763

ISBN: 078581082X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Newspaper clippings from all over Texas through a century of Texas events. Even though it's Folio size, a magnifying glass is still needed to read most of the articles. DJ in mylar. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 224 pages; 28763 View more info

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Forget The Alamo

By: Chariton, Wallace O.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Wordware Publishing: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 28004

ISBN: 1556221347

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is a book of "what ifs" -- what if Travis, Bowie, Crockett, Bonham and the others had chosen Mission Concepcion as their fortress of destiny instead of the Alamo? (plats of both the Concepcion and the Alamo are included) . What if James Fannin was the hero of the Texas revolution instead of the goat? Map endpapers. A fun read. Pictorial glossy boards, rubbed on spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; 28004 View more info

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The Capitols Of Texas: A Visual History

By: Clark, Sara

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Encino Press: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 18463

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


More than 100 photographs, drawings, etchings and paintings tell the story of different capital cities and Capitol buildings in which the government of Texas was located over the years. In the less than two years during which the Republic of Texas existed, the location of the seat of government changed eight times. Also included are photographs of the presidents and governors and others whose lives were intertwined with the saga of Texas during these important times. Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, Anson Jones, Marshall Pease, Abner Cook, Oran Roberts, John Ireland, Angelina Eberly, and Elisabet ... View more info

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Historic Austin, an Illustrated History Published for the Heritage Society of Austin

By: Cox, Mike

Price: $29.50

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, Historical Publishing Network: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31432

ISBN: 0965499987

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mike Cox is a 5th generation Texan. He is the author of seven books: Stand-off in Texas; Texas Ranger Tales; the confessions of Henry Lee Lucas; The Texas Rangers; Lure of the Land; Fred Gipson, Texas Storyteller; Red Rooster Country, as of this publication. He has written many more and he and his wife operate Saddlebag Books, their used, rare, and out-o-print book business that specializes in books on Texas. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages; 31432 View more info

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Time of the Rangers Texas Rangers: from 1900 to the Present, Volume II

By: Cox, Mike

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Forge Books, Tom Doherty: 2009

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31969

ISBN: 0765318156

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 512 pages; 31969 View more info

Image for All Afire To Fight : The Untold Tale Of The Civil War's Ninth Texas Cavalry

All Afire To Fight : The Untold Tale Of The Civil War's Ninth Texas Cavalry

By: Crabb, Martha L

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Avon Books/Postroadpress: 2000

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31488

ISBN: 038097794x

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In October 1861, the young men of the Confederac's newly formed Ninth Texas Cavalry forded the Red River between Texas and what is now eastern Oklahoma. They would remain on active duty throughout the entire Civil War, moving from skirmish to skirmish with little rest and no furloughs, distinguishing themselves in several major campaigns across the South. Two of the Civil War soldiers profiled were her great-uncles. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 423 pages; 31488 View more info

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It Happened in Texas

By: Crutchfield, James A.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Twodot: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition; 4th Printing

Seller ID: 12630

ISBN: 1560443200

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating stories about thirty-three events that helped make Texas what it is today. Includes little-known episodes that shaped the Lone Star State's colorful history. Occasional underlining. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 136 pages; 12630 View more info

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The Great North Trail America's Route of the Ages from Asia Across Alaska Down the Rocky Mountains to the Plains of Texas

By: Cushman, Dan (edited by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. )

Price: $16.51

Publisher: NY, McGraw Hill: 1966

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26329

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


From Asia across Alaska down the Rocky Mountains to the plains of Texas. Map spread on free endpapers. The story of the Great North Trail sets the scene by giving, in thorough and exciting detail, the geological explanation for the birth of the Trail, its mountains and valleys; and by briskly covering thousands of years of anthropology. Minor wear to bottom edge of DJ. ; The American Trails Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 383 pages; 26329 View more info

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Under Six Flags The Story of Texas

By: Davis, M. E. M.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ginn and Company: 1897

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 30908

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The story of the history of Texas from the perspective of a late nineteenth-century Texas native. In the words of the author, " ...a story of knightly romance which calls the poet even as, in earlier days, the Land of the Tehas called across its borders the dreamer of dreams." Edgewear and rubbing to red boards. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages; 30908 View more info

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Sea of Mud The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, an Archeological Investigation

By: Dimmick, Gregg

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Texas State Historical Assn: 2006

Seller ID: 31971

ISBN: 0876112157

Condition: Near Fine


The author and his "digging buddies" have located many actual artifacts in the mud from soldados over 165 years ago. Many are pictured in this book, all serving to paint a more accurate picture than we have heretofore had of Santa Anna's army and its response to his order to retreat. 6 maps. Minor edgewear to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 362 pages; 31971 View more info

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Through Time and the Valley

By: Erickson, John R.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Shoal Creek Publishers: 1978

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 30223

ISBN: 0883190362

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book deals with the segment of the Canadian River that passes through the ranch country in Hutchinson, Roberts, and the Hemphill Counties of the Texas Panhandle. Two short notes in ink on ffep and one chapter heading underlined in the Contents list. Minor edgewear to upper edge of DJ. ; Western Life Series Series; Photographs and cover art; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages; 30223 View more info

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Seven Keys To Texas

By: Fehrenbach, T. R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: El Paso, TX, Texas Western Press: 1983

Seller ID: 17558

ISBN: 0874040698

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


From the DJ: Offers a different kind of "Texas book" combining erudition with an abiding love of the land and a cosmopolitan insight into the history and present condition of the Lone Star State. Minor wear to DJ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 140 pages; 17558 View more info

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Memoirs For The History Of The War In Texas, Volume I

By: Filisola, Vicente (translated by Wallace Woolsey)

Price: $59.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, Eakin Press: 1985

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31275

ISBN: 0890154619

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Abridged translation of "Memorias para la historia de la guerra de Tejas" originally published in 1848 by Santa Anna's second in command. This book is one of two volumes available (see also volume II). The first English translation and the First American edition. DJ worn and chipped, in mylar. Foxing. Occasional marginalia by another author of Texas history, Crystal Sassy Ragsdale. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages; 31275 View more info

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Texas Batteries, Battalions, Regiments, Commanders & Field Officers Confederate States Army, 1861-1865

By: Fitzhugh, Lester N., compiled by

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Midlothian, Texas, Mirror Press: 1959

Seller ID: 15455

Condition: Very Good-


In his introduction, Fitzhugh says: "The recent death of John Saling of Slant, Virginia, determined that a Texan would be the last surviving veteran of the Confederate States Army and of all those hosts, blue and gray, who fought in the Civil War. This compilation is dedicated to Walter Williams of Houston, Texas, sometime private,Company C, 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, of Hood's Texas Brigade, army of northern Virginia, now in his 117th year, the last living link between Americans of the nuclear era and the long-ago years of 1861-1865, still the time of our greatest national trial. Age-to... View more info

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Jerry Flemmons' Texas Siftings: A Bold And Uncommon Celebration Of The Lone Star State

By: Flemmons, Jerry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ft. Worth, TX, Texas Christian University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 17861

ISBN: 0875651380

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Hardcover not a paperback. Contents: Like Most Passionate Nations, Texas Has its Own History Based On, but Not Limited By, Facts (John Steinbeck in "Travels with Charley, 1962) ; Outsiders Never Understand That Texas Tall Talk is Not a Lie. It is the Expression of the Larger Truth (Paul Crume, "A Texan At Bay, 1961) , and so on. Yes, the chapter names are quotes. The book is a conglomeration of facts, history, vignettes and myths about Texas and Texans. Recipes for toasted pecans (p44) ; campfire biscuits and others. Flyleaf torn about a fourth of the page. ; Ex-Lib; Book/cover design;... View more info

Prose And Verse

By: Greene, John M

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Atlanta, GA, Franklin Printing and Publishing: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 28247

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Decorated endpapers, marbled page edges, gilt titling. Essay about Sam Houston as the hero of San Jacinto (Texas) at page 206 noted on ffep in pencil. Gilt fading; previous owner's name label; rear gutter cracked and serious edgewear and fraying to blue boards. Interior clean, tight; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 385 pages; 28247 View more info