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Texas Rising: The Epic True Story of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846

The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY’s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontier

March 1836: The Republic of Texas, just weeks old, is already near collapse. William Barret Travis and his brave defenders of the Alamo in San Antonio have been slaughtered. Hundreds more Texan soldiers have surrendered at Goliad, only to be marched outside the fortress and executed by order of the ruthless Mexican general Santa Anna, a dictator denying Texans their freedom and liberty.

General Sam Houston—a hard-drinking, hot-tempered opportunist—remains in command of a small band of volunteer colonists, mercenaries, and the newly organized Texas Rangers. They are the last hope for Texas to challenge the relentless advance of Santa Anna’s much larger Mexican Army—yet many of them curse Houston, enraged by his decision to retreat across Texas before the advancing enemy.

The exhausted, outnumbered rebels will meet their destiny on an empty plain near the Gulf Coast next to the San Jacinto River—and make a stand that determines the fate of the young nation. “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!” will be the battle cries, and the order of the day will echo Travis’s at the Alamo: Victory or death.

Acclaimed Texas historian Stephen L. Moore’s new narrative history tells the full, thrilling story of the Texas Revolution from its humble beginnings to its dramatic conclusion, and reveals the contributions of the fabled Texas Rangers—both during the revolution and in the frontier Indian wars that followed.

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Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media

Producer, pundit, and media critic Jeff Cohen offers a fast-paced romp through the three major cable news channels–Fox, CNN, and MSNBC–and delivers a serious message about their failure to cover the most urgent issues of the day.

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Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take It Back

Typically sharp sardonic humor in Hightower’s inimitable Texas style

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McDougal Littell World Cultures & Geography Texas: Teacher Edition Grades 6-8 2003

World Cultures Geography Texas Edition

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Not Thinkin’… Just Rememberin’… The Making of John Wayne’s “The Alamo”

Not Thinkin’… Just Rememberin’… is a tour de force. This manuscript is very thorough and exhaustively researched. The sheer size of the manuscript might seem intimidating, but what else should one expect when The Alamo and John Wayne are the subjects? Of course, The Alamo is no ordinary movie, so the telling of the making of the movie is no small feat. Mr. Farkis is an adept writer. He knows his subject extremely well. His knowledge is intensive and extensive. It’s quite easy to tell that, while he is a scholar, he is also a fan of both The Alamo and John Wayne. He does a great job of keeping the retelling of this information entertaining and interesting. The story of the making of the Alamo is told chronologically. This is the best way to tell the story because this allows for several other sub-stories to be told while the main story is unfolding. The tone and writing style is very approachable and open. It works well for this manuscript. There are many lighthearted moments that help anchor the overall manuscript, and they serve as counterpoints to the weightier discussions about politics, disagreements, and money issues that surrounded John Wayne’s ambitious endeavor.

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Texas Rangers Full-Button CUSTOMIZED (Any Name & Number on Back) Major League Baseball Cool-Base Replica MLB Jersey

Customized (Any Name & Number) Texas Rangers Majestic Full-Button Offical Major League Baseball Licensed Cool-Base Replica MLB Jersey

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The Ladybird Story: Children’s Books for Everyone by Lorraine Johnson (Illustrated, 30 Sep 2014) Hardcover

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The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LX)

The title and the idea for this book began in 1958, when Mody Boatright first published his essay, “The Family Saga as a Form of Folklore.” What Mody identified was a long established form of folklore that was firmly entrenched among people everywhere.

The family saga—as Mody and this collection defines it—is made up of an accumulation of separate family legends. These are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among the family when they gather for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. These are the “remember-when” stories the family tells about the time when the grownups were children.

Families with strong identities and strong bonds eventually have a library of legends, treasures passed along in the oral tradition. Because of shared humanity and common family experiences, the legends of these old families follow a recognizable pattern of topics, some of which are contained herein. A large and chronologically extended collection of family legends brought together under one cover—or one roof—is a family saga.

Included here are stories grouped by common topics, such as Ghosts and the Supernatural, Feuding and Fighting, and Death and Burial. They include tales from favorite storytellers Elmer Kelton, James Ward Lee, Robert Flynn, Archie McDonald, and John Graves. Lavishly illustrated, this volume is a fitting tribute to F. E. Abernethy’s dedication to the Texas Folklore Society.

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Mail Order Bride – Ruth – An English Rose in Texas: Western Historical Romance (Texas Pioneer Brides Book 1)

1868 An English drawing room. “Is there nothing left?”

Three English ladies lose their father and then find out all the money is gone. What must they do? Is there no hope?

“Perhaps your father’s sister would be able to help,” the solicitor said before disappearing out of the room.

A sister, father had a sister?

A glimmer of hope surfaces. Soon Ruth and her two sisters set out on the long journey to Texas. What will they find? Will their Aunt take care of them, will she be able to find husbands for the younger girls. All this goes through Ruth’s mind as she makes the perilous journey across half the world.

An English Rose in Texas is Ruth’s story. Will she find love in the strong arms of a handsome rancher? Is the west as dangerous as she thought? Can she help the young girl estranged from her father? Find out if an English Rose can tame the west and find love.

This is a sweet, clean and inspirational Mail Order Bride historical romance.

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The Story of Big Bend National Park

A breathtaking country of rugged mountain peaks, uninhabited desert, and spectacular river canyons, Big Bend is one of the United States’ most remote national parks and among Texas’ most popular tourist attractions. Located in the great bend of the Rio Grande that separates Texas and Mexico, the park comprises some 800,000 acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island, and draws over 300,000 visitors each year.

The Story of Big Bend National Park offers a comprehensive, highly readable history of the park from before its founding in 1944 up to the present. John Jameson opens with a fascinating look at the mighty efforts involved in persuading Washington officials and local landowners that such a park was needed. He details how money was raised and land acquired, as well as how the park was publicized and developed for visitors. Moving into the present, he discusses such issues as natural resource management, predator protection in the park, and challenges to land, water, and air. Along the way, he paints colorful portraits of many individuals, from area residents to park rangers to Lady Bird Johnson, whose 1966 float trip down the Rio Grande brought the park to national attention.

This history will be required reading for all visitors and prospective visitors to Big Bend National Park. For everyone concerned about our national parks, it makes a persuasive case for continued funding and wise stewardship of the parks as they face the twin pressures of skyrocketing attendance and declining budgets.

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