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  • Let's Do

    Let's Do
    av Rebecca Meacham

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411850

    In the nine stories of Let's Do, various calamities strike ordinary Midwesterners, who cope with a mixture of good intentions and ineptitude. Balancing humor with painful clarity, author Rebecca Meacham pulls readers into the lives of characters who…

  • Behind the Walls

    Behind the Walls
    av Jorge Antonio Renaud

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411522

    Behind the Walls is a detailed description of the world's largest prison system by a long-time convict trained as an observer and reporter. It spotlights the day-to-day workings of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice_what's good, what's bad, wh…

  • Behind the Walls

    Behind the Walls
    av Jorge Antonio Renaud

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411539

    Behind the Walls is a detailed description of the world's largest prison system by a long-time convict trained as an observer and reporter. It spotlights the day-to-day workings of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice_what's good, what's bad, wh…

  • Bloody Bill Longley

    Bloody Bill Longley
    av Rick Miller

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574413052

    William Preston 'Bill' Longley (1851-1878), though born into a strong Christian family, turned bad during Reconstruction in Texas, much like other young boys of that time, including the deadlyJohn Wesley Hardin. He went on a murderous rampage over t…

  • My Remembers

    My Remembers
    av Eddie Stimpson

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410679

    A black sharecropper's recollections of the Depression. An opportunity to view rural life in Texas during the Depression and its aftermath.

  • Worse Than Death

    Worse Than Death
    av Gary M. Lavergne USA)

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411676

    In 1984, a Moroccan national gunned down seven people in a Dallas nightclub, killing six. Under 1984 statutes his crimes were not deemed capital murders and instead he was given life imprisonment. This work explores the case and subsequent change in…

  • Pride of Place

    Pride of Place

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412079

    Since Roy Bedichek's influential ""Adventures with a Texas Naturalist"", no book has attempted to explore the uniqueness of Texas nature, or reflected the changes in the human landscape that have accelerated since Bedichek's time. ""Pride of Place""…

  • Pride of Place

    Pride of Place

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412086

    Since Roy Bedichek's influential ""Adventures with a Texas Naturalist"", no book has attempted to explore the uniqueness of Texas nature, or reflected the changes in the human landscape that have accelerated since Bedichek's time. ""Pride of Place""…

  • D-Day in History and Memory

    D-Day in History and Memory

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415483

    Over the past seventy years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-D…

  • Small Town America in World War II

    Small Town America in World War II
    av Ronald E. Marcello

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415513

    Historians acknowledge that World War II touched every man, woman, and child in the United States. In Small Town America in World War II, Ronald E. Marcello uses oral history interviews with civilians and veterans to explore how the citizens of Wrig…

  • Through Animals' Eyes, Again

    Through Animals' Eyes, Again
    av Lynn Marie Cuny

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412161

    From the author of ""Through Animals' Eyes"" come more true stories from the rare perspective of someone who not only cares for the animals she treats, but also has never wanted nor tried to tame or change them. Lynn Cuny founded Wildlife Rescue and…

  • Through Animals' Eyes, Again

    Through Animals' Eyes, Again
    av Lynn Marie Cuny

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412178

    From the author of ""Through Animals' Eyes"" come more true stories from the rare perspective of someone who not only cares for the animals she treats, but also has never wanted nor tried to tame or change them. Lynn Cuny founded Wildlife Rescue and…

  • Juneteenth Texas

    Juneteenth Texas

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412833

    Juneteenth Texas explores African-American folkways and traditions from both African-American and white perspectives. Included are descriptions and classifications of different aspects of African-American folk culture in Texas; explorations of songs…

  • Through Animal's Eyes

    Through Animal's Eyes
    av Lynn Marie Cuny

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411300

    A Book-of-the-Month Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and One Spirit Selection. "The day we met [Cuny] was feeding five beautiful yearlings intravenously, who surely would have died from dehydration, while she simultaneously supervised the feeding…

  • Changing Perspectives

    Changing Perspectives
    av Allison E. Schottenstein

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574418293

    Changing Perspectives charts the pivotal period in Houston's history when Jewish and Black leadership eventually came together to work for positive change. This is a story of two communities, both of which struggled to claim the rights and privilege…

  • Changing the Tune

    Changing the Tune
    av Carolyn Glenn Brewer

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416664

    Even though the potential passage of the Equal Rights Amendment had cracked glass ceilings across the country, in 1978 jazz remained a boys' club. Two Kansas City women, Carol Comer and Dianne Gregg, challenged that inequitable standard. With the su…

  • The Roy Bedichek Family Letters

    The Roy Bedichek Family Letters
    av Bedichek

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410327

    Reading The Roy Bedichek Family Letters once again allows us to delve into rare vintage Bedichek. The collection reminds us what talent he had for describing the world around him, and for expressing his opinion of that world, but they also reveal hi…

  • Prairie Gothic

    Prairie Gothic
    av John R. Erickson

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412031

    Prairie Gothic is full of Texas lore. Erickson tells the story of people in the context of a specific place. This place, instrumental in shaping their lives, is the flatland prairie of northwestern Texas that has gone by various names (High Plains,…

  • Prairie Gothic

    Prairie Gothic
    av John R. Erickson

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412000

    Prairie Gothic is full of Texas lore. Erickson tells the story of people in the context of a specific place. This place, instrumental in shaping their lives, is the flatland prairie of northwestern Texas that has gone by various names (High Plains,…

  • T For Texas:State Full Folklore

    T For Texas:State Full Folklore

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411034

    This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society contains a valuable chronological and bibliographical listing of Texas Folklore Society publications. It also includes twenty-five folk tales, including the lore of the armadillo, Texas country schoolte…

  • A Day for Dancing

    A Day for Dancing
    av Kenneth W. Hart

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415674

    After earning his theology degree from Union Seminary in New York, Lloyd Pfautsch (1921-2003) found his true calling in church music. He was invited to Southern Methodist University in 1958 to start their graduate program in sacred music and remaine…

  • You Shook Me All Campaign Long

    You Shook Me All Campaign Long

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574417340

    Music has long played a role in American presidential campaigns as a mode of both expressing candidates' messages and criticizing the opposition. The 2016 campaign was no exception and was a game changer similar to the development of music in the 18…

  • Some People Let You Down

    Some People Let You Down
    av Mike Alberti

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574418156

    The nine stories in Mike Alberti's debut collection shine a sharp light on small-town American life - not the Arcadian small towns of yesteryear, but the old mill towns hanging on after the mill has stopped running, the deserted agricultural communi…

  • Dog Trots & Mud Cats

    Dog Trots & Mud Cats
    av Linda Lavender

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415285

    Log cabins and houses are more than historical curiosities. Throughout the nineteenth century, they were symbols of American frontier ingenuity. Their images were used in political campaigns and on commercial products to represent trustworthiness an…

  • Dog Trots & Mud Cats

    Dog Trots & Mud Cats
    av Linda Lavender

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415292

    Log cabins and houses are more than historical curiosities. Throughout the nineteenth century, they were symbols of American frontier ingenuity. Their images were used in political campaigns and on commercial products to represent trustworthiness an…

  • Death of Tarpons

    Death of Tarpons
    av L. Edgerton

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410112

    Returning to the scene of his turbulent childhood, a dying man comes to grips with a chilling truth--that his father was never capable of giving him affection. As he looks back on one particular summer, he realizes that much of his will to survive c…

  • Puro Mexicano

    Puro Mexicano

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410969

    The cream of a large collection of Mexican lore has been accumulated over many years, partly through contributions by lovers of the gente all over the Southwest and partly through editor J. Frank Dobie's ramblings in northern Mexico. Tales make up t…

  • Wonderful Girl

    Wonderful Girl
    av Aimee La Brie

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412406

    This extraordinary first collection of short stories covers the landscape of dysfunctional childhood, urban angst, and human disconnection with a wit and insight that keep you riveted to the page. The characters here have rich and imaginative interi…

  • Boardinghouse

    Boardinghouse
    av D. Vogel

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410013

    The Boardinghouse is an account of how a diverse group of high spirited, self-assured, talented youths were able to meld in supporting one another during Vogel's first year as a student at the Chicago Art Institute's School of Fine Art during the de…

  • Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams

    Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams
    av Robert W. Lull

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415025

    The military career of General James Monroe Williams spanned both the Civil War and the Indian Wars in the West, yet no biography has been published to date on his important accomplishments, until now. From his birth on the northern frontier, westwa…

  • Old Riot, New Ranger

    Old Riot, New Ranger
    av Bob Alexander

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574417296

    Award-winning author Bob Alexander presents a biography of 20th-century Ranger Captain Jack Dean, who holds the distinction of being one of only five men to serve in both the Officer's Corps of the Rangers and also as a President-appointed United St…

  • The Year of Perfect Happiness

    The Year of Perfect Happiness
    av Becky Adnot-Haynes

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415650

    The sharp-witted stories in Becky Adnot-Haynes's debut collection explore the secret lives of people-how they deal with the parts of themselves that they choose not to share with their closest confidants-and with the world. A pole-vaulter practices…

  • Shoot the Conductor

    Shoot the Conductor
    av Anshel Brusilow

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416138

    Anshel Brusilow was born in 1928 and raised in Philadelphia by musical Russian Jewish parents in a neighborhood where practicing your instrument was as normal as hanging out the laundry. By the time he was sixteen, he was appearing as soloist with t…

  • Shoot the Conductor

    Shoot the Conductor
    av Anshel Brusilow

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416466

    Anshel Brusilow's tumultuous relationships with Pierre Monteux, George Szell, and Eugene Ormandy shaped his early career. Under Szell, Brusilow was associate concertmaster at the Cleveland Orchestra until Ormandy snatched him away to make him concer…

  • Tracing Darwin's Path in Cape Horn

    Tracing Darwin's Path in Cape Horn
    av Ricardo Rozzi

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416961

    Charles Darwin spent the majority of his 1831-1836 voyage around the world in southern South America, and his early experiences in the Cape Horn region seem to have triggered his first ideas on human evolution. Darwin was not only a field naturalist…

  • The Horrell Wars

    The Horrell Wars
    av David Johnson

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415506

    For decades the Horrell brothers of Lampasas, Texas, have been portrayed as ruthless killers and outlaws, but author David Johnson paints a different picture of these controversial men. The Horrells were ranchers, but some thought that they built th…

  • Hecho En Tejas

    Hecho En Tejas
    av J. Graham

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410389

    When the early Spanish and Mexican colonists came to settle Texas, they brought with them a rich culture, the diversity of which is nowhere more evident than in the folk art and folk craft. This first book-length publication to focus on Texas-Mexica…

  • Her Work

    Her Work

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411324

    These stories, running the gamut of human relationships, the colorful panorama of Texas settings, and a bountiful catalog of unique characters, are evaluated and interpreted by women who each has her own special connection with the state and her own…

  • Juneteenth Texas

    Juneteenth Texas
    av Francis Edward Abernethy, Alan B. Govenar, Patrick B. Mullen

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410181

    Explores African-American folkways and traditions from both African-American and white perspectives. This title includes descriptions and classifications of different aspects of African-American folk culture in Texas. It also explores the songs and…

  • Accidental Activists

    Accidental Activists
    av David Collins

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416923

    In early 2013 same-sex marriage was legal in only ten states and the District of Columbia. That year the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor appeared to open the door to marriage equality. In Texas, Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, toge…

  • Free Blacks in Antebellum Texas

    Free Blacks in Antebellum Texas

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416145

    Free Blacks in Antebellum Texas collects the essays of Harold R. Schoen and Andrew Forest Muir, early scholars who conducted the most complete studies on the topic, although neither published a book. Schoen published six articles on "The Free Negro…

  • Snapshots and Short Notes

    Snapshots and Short Notes
    av Kenneth Wilson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574417951

    Snapshots and Short Notes examines the photographic postcards exchanged during the first half of the twentieth century as illustrated, first-hand accounts of American life. Almost immediately after the introduction of the generic postcard at the tur…

  • Singers And Storytellers

    Singers And Storytellers
    av Robert S. UNT Maxwell

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411072

    Most of the essays among the twenty-nine making up this collection salute taletellers, furnishing demonstrations by way of tall tales and short sayings, ghost stories and family stories, anecdotes of frontier preachers and hound dogs, and superstiti…

  • Heggie and Scheer's Moby-Dick

    Heggie and Scheer's Moby-Dick
    av Robert K. Wallace

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574415070

    Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's grand opera Moby-Dick was a stunning success in the world premiere production by the Dallas Opera in 2010. Robert K. Wallace attended the final performance of the Dallas production and has written this book so readers c…

  • Hell in An Loc

    Hell in An Loc
    av lam Quang Thi

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574413137

    The title to this book is borrowed in part from the article 'The Battle That Saved Saigon'by Philip C. Clarke (Reader's Digest, March 1973). Its introduction reads: 'Three days before Easter last spring, the North Vietnamese struck South Vietnam wit…

  • Hell in An Loc

    Hell in An Loc
    av lam Quang Thi

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412765

    In 1972 a North Vietnamese offensive of more than 30,000 men and one hundred tanks smashed into South Vietnam and raced to capture Saigon. All that stood in their way was a small band of 6,800 South Vietnamese (ARVN) soldiers and militiamen, and a h…

  • Re-entry

    Re-entry
    av Michael White

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412116

    Using a variety of measures, the author's meditations attempt to re-enact the grain of consciousness as it plays out, from elegy to simple joy.

  • German Pioneers on the American Frontier

    German Pioneers on the American Frontier
    av Andreas Reichstein Germany)

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411348

    A case study of two brothers, Julius and Wilhelm Wagner, who immigrated to the USA from Baden, Germany, in the mid-19th century. Using a cache of Wagner family letters, the author examines the lives of the brothers as they sought to make better futu…

  • The Peppers Cookbook

    The Peppers Cookbook
    av Jean Andrews

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574411935

    Award-winner Jean Andrews has been called ""the first lady of chili peppers"" and her own registered trademark, ""The Pepper Lady."" She now follows up on the success of her earlier books, Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums and The Pepper Trail, wi…

  • Tales of Texas Cooking

    Tales of Texas Cooking

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574416183

    According to Renaissance woman and Pepper Lady Jean Andrews, although food is eaten as a response to hunger, it is much more than filling one's stomach. It also provides emotional fulfillment. This is borne out by the joy many of us feel as a family…

  • The Royal Air Force in Texas

    The Royal Air Force in Texas
    av Tom Killebrew

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412727

    With the outbreak of World War II, British Royal Air Force (RAF) officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the United States six civilian flight schools dedicated themselves to instructing RAF…

  • Savage Frontier

    Savage Frontier
    av Stephen L. Moore

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412932

    This fourth and final volume of the Savage Frontier series completes the history of the Texas Rangers and frontier warfare in the Republic of Texas era. During this period of time, fabled Captain John Coffee Hays and his small band of Rangers were o…

  • Still the Arena of Civil War

    Still the Arena of Civil War

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574414493

    Following the Civil War, the United States was fully engaged in a bloody conflict with ex-Confederates, conservative Democrats, and members of organized terrorist groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, for control of the southern states. Texas became one…

  • The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

    The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412598

    On February 1, 1861, delegates at the Texas Secession Convention elected to leave the Union. The people of Texas supported the actions of the convention in a statewide referendum, paving the way for the state to secede and to officially become the s…

  • The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

    The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574413120

    Presents research on how Texans experienced Civil war. This book takes you from the battlefront to the home front, ranging from inside the walls of a Confederate prison to inside the homes of women and children left to fend for themselves while thei…

  • From Santa Anna to Selena

    From Santa Anna to Selena
    av Harriett Denise Joseph

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574417159

    Author Harriett Denise Joseph relates biographies of eleven notable Mexicanos and Tejanos, beginning with Santa Anna and the impact his actions had on Texas. She discusses the myriad contributions of Erasmo and Juan Seguin to Texas history, as well…

  • Reflections in Dark Glass

    Reflections in Dark Glass
    av MCGINNIS

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574410082

    Neither a fictional biography of notorious Texas gunman John Wesley Hardin nor an actual one, Reflections in Dark Glass is based on the personal reminiscences of individuals who knew Hardin best. The book deals with relationships and details not fou…

  • The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke v. 4; July 3, 1880-May 22, 1881

    The Diaries of John Gregory Bourke v. 4; July 3, 1880-May 22, 1881

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781574412635

    John Gregory Bourke kept a monumental set of diaries as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General George Crook. This fourth volume (of a projected set of eight) chronicles the political and managerial affairs in Crook's Department of the Platte. A large por…