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Lady: The Story of Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Johnson

“Why, she’s as purty as a lady bird,” said nursemaid Alice Tittle as she gently rocked the newborn. And Lady Bird it was for Claudia Alta Taylor, later more popularly known as Lady Bird Johnson, wife of the president of the United States. This biographical sketch for young adults is a combination of facts and direct quotes taken from printed interviews and oral histories. The author relates Mrs. Johnson’s early life, her leaving home in northeast Texas at Karnack, her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson, her family life, her years in Washington as the wife of a senator and later the president, the political campaigns, and finally the influence she exerted on the environmental movement, especially her work with wildflower preservation and restoration. The First Lady continues to make her home in Central Texas, mostly in Austin and the beloved hill country at the LBJ Ranch, where she served as hostess for dignitaries from around the world while Mr. Johnson was president.

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Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson

Presents a biography of Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson

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To Love a Texas Ranger (Men of Legend Book 1)

“Linda Broday’s books always take me back to a west that feels true. Her love stories run deep with emotion. A delightful read.” —Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Promise Me Texas on Texas Mail Order Bride

A Ranger. A Cowboy. An Outlaw.
Men of Legend

The Texas Ranger
Gravely injured on the trail of a notorious criminal, Texas Ranger Sam Legend boards a train bound for his family ranch to recuperate…only to find himself locked in battle to save a desperate woman on the run. Determined to rescue the beautiful Sierra, Sam recruits an unlikely ally. But can he trust the mysterious gunslinger to fight at his side?

Sam is shocked to discover his new ally is not only an outlaw, but his half-brother. Torn between loyalty to his job and love of his family, Sam goes reeling straight into Sierra’s arms. Yet just as the walls around his battered heart begin to crumble, Sierra is stolen away. Sam will risk anything to save her-his life, his badge, his very soul-knowing that some bonds are stronger than the law…and some legends were born to be told.

Praise for Forever His Texas Bride:
“Broday’s Westerns always captivate.” -RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“One of the best historical western authors.” -Fresh Fiction
“Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery.” -Addicted to Romance

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The Heart of a Texas Cowboy (Men of Legend)

Three Brothers. One Oath.
No Compromises.
The MEN of LEGEND

The Cowboy
One bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend’s world. He swore he’d never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he’s never met-a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.

All Lara Boone wants is a name for her baby. She never expected to fall in love with her own husband-or any man-after the heartache she’s endured. Yet when her troubled past catches up with them, Houston will move heaven and earth to protect his bride…and discover depths to a marriage of convenience neither realized could be theirs.

Praise for Forever His Texas Bride:

“Broday’s Westerns always captivate.” -RT Book Reviews 4 stars

“Poignant, dramatic and packed with action and mystery.” ―Addicted to Romance for Forever His Texas Bride

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Little Known Tales in Texas History

There is so much about Texas that few people know. Who knows about the lawless Horrell Brothers, who feuded for years with “Pink” Higgins. What is the oldest town in Texas? Read about the Jaybird-Woodpecker War, or about the Texas Enchanted Rock. Then there was the fence-cutting war along with the usual Texas favorites, the Alamo, Cattleman Charles Goodnight, Texas’ First Navy, and the San Elizario Salt War. If that not enough, you can learn more about Pirate Jean Lafitte.

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Rangers and Pioneers of Texas

Andrew Jackson Sowell (June 27, 1815 – January 4, 1883) was a lifelong soldier and farmer in the 19th-century. He was a participant in the Texas Revolution and a survivor of the siege of the Alamo. He continued his service during the years of the Republic of Texas, in the Mexican American War, and the Civil War. He was a frontier defender, early Texas Ranger, and a friend and scout with Kit Carson.

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Judge Roy Bean: Sunburnt Gold

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The Texas Revolution: The History and Legacy of the Lone Star State’s War for Independence from Mexico

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of battles like the Alamo and Goliad *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading What part of the United States has been under the rule of six different countries? The answer, given the title of this book, is obvious, and perhaps that´s why few places in America have citizens with such an inflamed pride for their homeland. As John Steinbeck famously wrote in Travels with Charley: In Search of America, “Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America.” It´s not uncommon for the average Texan to feel great pride for the mere fact of being a Texan, and even if also a proud American, he she can even play with the notion that the Lone Star State can (and perhaps should) be a big nation itself. To say that something is “The size of Texas” expresses grandeur and impressiveness, and its inhabitants have certainly displayed enough industriousness to make this part of North America one of the states that contribute most to the country´s gross domestic product. When various revolutions mostly forced the Europeans out of the continent, Texas ceased to belong to Spain and France to become a part of the Mexican Empire; later it was an independent country, and currently one of the 50 states of the United States. During a short period, rebellious Texas again separated from the U.S. to join the Confederate States of America with other secessionist states. Of course, the most important war of all for Texas came in the early 19th century, and the common story heard in America is about rebellion against intolerance, oppression and Mexican cruelty. The Battle of the Alamo in particular, surrounded by legend and testimonies of heroism, is a textbook example of the fight for freedom, comparable to the Jewish defenders during the Roman siege at Masada. The words “martyrs” and “Mexican tyranny” are almost always present in the recounts, and “Remember the Alamo!” is both a slogan of self-glorification and martyrdom that remains one of the most famous phrases in America. Naturally, this typical account is portrayed through rose-colored glasses. As in every story, everything depends on which side readers are positioned and whose histories they´re reading. The Texas Revolution certainly pursued freedom, but not for the tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the homeless or the wretched refuse of alien shores; it was rather the freedom to suck in land from a weak country and to preserve slavery in the cotton fields, added to enthusiasm for cheap land and inexhaustible natural resources. Texians did not live under a tyranny, and the settlers were not enslaved by anyone — on the contrary, they had been given cheap or free land and every assistance to settle. Nor was the Mexican army the evil force whose sole purpose was, in the words of the time, to enforce “barbarism and despotism (…) of the Hispanic-American hybrid race and the black race against civilization” (Pacheco, 1997). As Arnoldo de León noted, “The Texans never experienced oppression like that of the others who have risen in rebellion. The Mexican government was thousands of miles away, unable to pay attention to what was transpiring in Texas.” Texan settlers, most of them peaceful and hard-working families, did what any human group in search of better opportunities would have done at the sight of uninhabited and unsupervised territories: enter, settle in them, work and defend what they achieved. For its part, Mexico reacted as any country would if foreign armed rebels invaded its territory: expel them or appease them.

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Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush & Thieves in High Places

Having spent the past four years crisscrossing America to uncover the real state of the union under King George the W and his rabid band of Bushites, Jim Hightower has come to a disturbing conclusion: These people are nuts!

Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush

With uncommon insight, political fearlessness, and laugh-out-loud humor, Hightower gives us a hard-hitting, fact-filled, and fun-filled expose inspired by his daily radio commentaries and award-winning monthly newsletter.

Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush is a subversive read that’ll make politics fun for you again.

Thieves in High Places

The economy is in the ditch, Geroge W keeps fattening the rich at the expense of the rest of us, Rumsfeld is on the warpath for global domination, Ashcroft is insane, polluters rule, the Democrats are worse than pathetic, the media is a tasteless joke…and we have another corporate-sponsored made-for-TV presidential election coming up.

But more than the catalog of evils that usually passes for political commentary these days, Thieves in High Places offers a battle cry, highlighting and celebrating people who have stood up to the bullies and regained their rights along with their dignity. Here is a road map for taking power back from the thieves and a welcome antidote to the passivity and defeatism that have dogged progressive-minded Americans for too long.

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CafePress – Hey Y?all T-Shirt – 100% Cotton T-Shirt, Crew Neck, Comfortable and Soft Classic Tee with Unique Design

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