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Claytie and the Lady: Ann Richards, Gender, and Politics in Texas

It was like a remake of The Cowboy and the Lady, except that this time they weren’t friends. The 1990 Texas governor’s race pitted Republican Clayton Williams, a politically conservative rancher and oil millionaire, against Democrat Ann Richards, an experienced progressive politician noted for her toughness and quick wit. Their differences offered voters a choice not only of policies and programs but also of stereotypes and myths of men’s and women’s proper roles.

Claytie and the Lady is the first in-depth look at how gender affected the 1990 governor’s race. The authors’ analysis reveals that Ann Richards’ victory was a result of a unique combination of characteristics. She was simultaneously tough enough to convince voters that she could lead and feminine enough to put them at ease. At the same time, she remained committed to the progressive and women’s issues that had won her the early support of feminists and progressives. The authors also show how Clayton Williams’ appeal to the Texas cowboy myth backfired when he broke the cowboy code of chivalry to women.

The authors set their discussion within the historical context of twentieth-century Texas politics and the theoretical context of gender politics in order to pose a number of thought-provoking questions about the effects of women’s participation in political life. Interviews with key players in the 1990 election, including Governor Ann Richards, add a lively and insightful counterpoint to the text.

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Pocket Poker : Texas Holdem Online Pro Stars Series – from Panda Tap Casino Games

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  • PORTRAIT MODE – THE WORLDS FIRST
  • VIP rooms and gameplay
  • Multiple skill levels
  • Multiple table matchmaking
  • Competition mode
  • High Stakes tables
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Dying Thunder: The Battle at Adobe Walls & The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, 1874-1875 (The Plainsmen Series)

Dying Thunder
Terry Johnston
 
Newly freed from service with the 10th Cavalry, Seamus Donegan joins a party of buffalo hunters as they follow the shrinking herds into the ancient hunting grounds of the Kiowa and Comanche. The presence of the white men ignites a storm of Indian fury and the group is besieged. Donegan and some 27 men and one woman take shelter in a few sod shanties. They hold off over 700 braves for five days in the fight at Adobe Walls.

From then on, the U.S. Army would not rest until the Indians of the Staked Plain returned to their reservations. Under the command of Colonel Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Seamus Donegan rides back to that embattled land as the U.S. Army tracks the tribes of Chief Quanan Parker to Palo Duro canyon–for a bloody showdown that would forever change the face of the West.

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Texas Flag on Wood Custom made Case/Cover/Skin for iPhone 6 – Black – Rubber Case (Ships from CA)

Product Description: The wonderfully crafted case will fit the Apple iPhone 6 from any carrier. The Case is Rubber that covers all the 4 corners back and sides. Cases keep your phone slim and sleek while adding a fun design to the back. . They also provide access to all ports and the camera. The image is applied directly to the phone case giving a crisp, quality image that doesn’t fade or crack.

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  • Compatible with Apple iPhone 6 from any Carrier
  • Slip your Apple iPhone 6 in to add a splash of color and deliver instant all around protection from scratches
  • Can ship out today From CA
  • Images printed on cases are high-resolution and do not peel or fade! No stickers!!

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1925 Country Gentleman January 3-Miriam Ferguson-Texas governor; Ford Model T

Country Gentleman
January 3, 1925
Complete magazine
A great Birthday or Anniversary Gift for someone who grew up on the farm!
Inside:
;Her excellency the Governor of Texas- Miriam Amanda Ferguson; Headless government; Little Things by Clarence Budington Kelland; Roses and more roses; 7 rooms and bath; Dark Rosaleen part IV by Max Brand; A world census of farming; Pioneering in agriculture; old silver and Sheffield Plate; Wheat illustrated by Frank Schoonover; Delicious dried fruit recipes; 2 page Ford Model T ad – Organized economies showing production line – Rare;.
Lots of car, truck and tractor ads and things seen on the farm. Many more articles and ads.
Country Gentleman was an agricultural magazine founded in 1831 in Rochester, NY by Luther Tucker. The magazine was purchased by Curtis Publishing Company in 1911.[1] It was a companion to the Saturday Evening Post. Curtis redirected the magazine to address the business side of farming, which was largely ignored by the agricultural magazines of the time.[2] In 1955, Country Gentleman was the second most popular agricultural magazine in the US, with a circulation of 2,870,380.

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Weird Texas: Your Travel Guide to Texas’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Praise for Weird Texas:

 

“If your taste extends to the odd side of traveling, [this is your ticket].”   —Booklist

 

“…lives up to its promise of providing an overview of weird things found in Texas.” 

                                                                                                   —Austin American Statesman

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Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State

In Gone to Texas, historian Randolph Campbell ranges from the first arrival of humans in the Panhandle some 10,000 years ago to the dawn of the twenty-first century, offering an interpretive account of the land, the successive waves of people who have gone to Texas, and the conflicts that have made Texas as much a metaphor as a place.
Campbell presents the epic tales of Texas history in a new light, offering revisionist history in the best sense–broadening and deepening the traditional story, without ignoring the heroes of the past. The scope of the book is impressive. It ranges from the archeological record of early Native Americans to the rise of the oil industry and ultimately the modernization of Texas. Campbell provides swift-moving accounts of the Mexican revolution against Spain, the arrival of settlers from the United States, and the lasting Spanish legacy (from place names to cattle ranching to civil law). The author also paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-Texan revolution, with its larger-than-life leaders and epic battles, the fascinating decade of the Republic of Texas, and annexation by the United States. In his account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, he examines developments both in local politics and society and in the nation at large (from the debate over secession to the role of Texas troops in the Confederate army to the impact of postwar civil rights laws). Late nineteenth-century Texas is presented as part of both the Old West and the New South. The story continues with an analysis of the impact of the Populist and Progressive movements and then looks at the prosperity decade of the 1920s and the economic disaster of the Great Depression. Campbell’s last chapters show how World War II brought economic recovery and touched off spectacular growth that, with only a few downturns, continues until today.
Lucid, engaging, deftly written, Gone to Texas offers a fresh understanding of why Texas continues to be seen as a state unlike any other, a place that distills the essence of what it means to be an American.

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A Tall Texas Tale

At the time I wrote this story in 1987, the Houston Astrodome was a fully functioning, vibrant sports arena. It was the first domed stadium and sometimes dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world”. It was the home of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and also the Houston Astros baseball team and the Houston Oilers football team (as they were then called). When I chose the Astrodome as Nick’s home in the story, I remember thinking that it was a ludicrous idea that the Dome could ever be empty and available. I even thought that was more unbelievable than a person who could be as tall as his age! But at this time in 2014, the Astrodome stands empty and is the subject of many local arguments and speculation over what its fate should be-demolition or repurposed facility. Who knows what will happen?

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The Flights of a Lady-Bird, Or, the History of the Winged Rambler

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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The Ladybird Story: Children’s Books for Everyone

In 1914, the British commercial printers Wills & Hepworth embarked on a new publishing venture: the Ladybird Series, a series of cheap and cheerful full-color illustrated children’s books aimed at the growing popular market. The series continued through the early days of World War II, and, in 1940, they published the best seller Bunnykin’s Picnic Party, leading to several decades more of huge sales of Ladybird titles on a wide range of subjects.
           
On the centennial of the publication of the first books in the series, The Ladybird Story offers the first history of the venture, from its shaky beginnings through interwar success and beyond. The book features a comprehensive bibliography of books published under the Wills & Hepworth imprint, as well as plenty of illustrations from volumes across the series.

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