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by Geoff Winningham

For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff Winningham explored and photographed Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, and the...

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by Louis Fairchild

Over the course of World War II, Orange, Texas's easternmost city, went from a sleepy southern town of 7,500 inhabitants to a bustling industrial...

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The musical voice of Texas presents itself as vast and diverse as the Lone Star State's landscape. According to Casey Monahan, Director of the...

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by Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson

Shortly before his fourteenth birthday, John Christopher Columbus Hill left home with his father and older brother to join the ill-fated 1842...

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by Mary Kidder Rak

Women played a vital and, until recently, frequently overlooked role in the settlement of the American West. They were not only mothers,...

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by Jerry Thompson

With more than 150 images, many never before published, historian Jerry Thompson tells the story of what Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William...

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by Kenneth Hafertepe

Abner Cook has long been acknowledged as the most important architect in antebellum Texas, but this extensively illustrated volume is the first to...

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"This is a highly significant, major contribution to the documentation of early Texas history, and greatly adds to the broadening...

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by Donald Chipman

Cabeza de Vaca's mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary...

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by William H. Goetzmann

First published in 1959, this book tells the story of the U.S. Army's role in exploring the trans-Mississippi West, particularly the role of the...

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by J'Nell L. Pate
Named after Mexican War general William Jenkins Worth, Fort Worth began as a military post in 1849. More than a century and a half later, the...
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Black leaders in Texas, both men and women, have contributed numerous examples of perseverance and triumph. This volume examines the lives of...

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by W. D. Smithers

Wilfred Dudley Smithers saw the Rio Grande's Big Bend for the first time in 1916, and it captured his imagination forever. For decades thereafter...

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by Jerry Thompson and Lawrence T. Jones III

The Civil War on the Rio Grande frontier began in Zapata County only days after the first shots of the bloody conflict were fired at Fort Sumter,...

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Documents of Texas History, a valuable reference work for students, teachers, scholars, and history aficionados, provides an in-depth,...

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by John Miller Morris

El Llano Estacado, a major new work of Western history, reveals the historical heart of one of the world's unique regions—the enormous...

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by L. L. Foster

The First Annual Report of the Agricultural Bureau, compiled in 1887, is an unique window into understanding the people, towns, countries,...

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by Gregg J. Dimmick

This long-forgotten eyewitness account of the Texas Revolution has been translated into English for the first time. Gen. Vicente Filisola was...

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by Jo Ann Stiles, Judith Linsley, and Ellen Rienstra

How did they do it? How did a profligate who killed a deputy sheriff before reforming, a mining engineer who went AWOL from the Austrian navy,...

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by John Cassin

Illustrations, one of the rarest books on American birds, established John Cassin (1813-1869) as the leading American ornithologist of...