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James K. Polk
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James K. Polk

By Thomas M Leonard

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the covers, There is no bumping or fraying. The pages are clear of any markings. "A steady rain fell upon the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1845, forty-one year-old James K. Polk took the oath of office as the eleventh president of the United States. The youngest chief executive until that time, Polk brought with him twenty-two years of political experience that gave him the confidence to successfully deal with the national challenges before him. But, could he? Did Polk understand the immense changes that the United States had undergone since 1823 when he began his political career? The Jeffersonian America into which Polk was born in 1795 differed greatly from the America of 1845 when he assumed the presidency. From the original thirteen states, the country now numbered twenty-seven, with Texas awaiting admission to the Union, By the 1840s people had moved into the Louisiana Territory and many Americans learned about the wonders of the Far West from their reading of Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, and the reports from the Navy's Charles Wilkes and the Army's Captain John C. Fremont...." - Chapter One from James K. Polk A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny

$57.57

Take Me To Texas
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Take Me To Texas

By T. W. Lawrence

This book is in very good condition. The book has minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the covers. The pages are crisp and white and there are no markings on the pages. There is no bumping or fraying, although the covers are somewhat bent. "Algarre del Diablo - the Devil's Stranglehold. That's what folks called the oppressive temperatures that July in Texas, on the fifth day of the year's major heat wave. Unless major efforts to irrigate were underway, you could not find a spot anywhere that held any moisture. Not the time to be working on a hot tar roof. In this torrid condition no one felt like exerting any unnecessary energy. But, at five-thirty we still gathered, as we did most every sunny day, at the icehouse on Big Joshua Creek. It had been in operation since 1927, when my grandfather set down roots in Comal County at the verge of the Hill Country. As the name implies, Granddad started out selling ice in big blocks, out of the two huge walk-in coolers in the back. Sometime in the late forties, Granddad gave up his Baptist ways, and began stocking Lone Star and Pearl beers together with the sodas and milk in the coolers...." - Chapter One from Take Me To Texas exas

$29.20

Texas: A Salute from Above
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Texas: A Salute from Above

By T. R. Fehrenbach

This book is in good condition. There is some minor wear on the front back and spine of the cover boards. The edges are slightly worn. The corners are definitely bumped on the cover boards. The pages are clean and clear of any markings. "Some time ago I wrote of Texas: In the beginning, before any people, was the land: and immense region 265, 00 square miles in area rising out of the warm muck of the green of the Gulf of Mexico, running for countless leagues of rich coastal prairies, forests, ans savannahs; reaching out hugely 770 miles from boundary to boundary south to north and east to west, to enclose a series of magnificent, rising limestone plateaus, ending in the thin, hot air of blue-shadowed mountains...." - Introduction from Texas: A Salute from Above

$16.76

The Episcopal Church In Northwest Texas
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The Episcopal Church In Northwest Texas

By Sheila Fisher, Ralph Terry, Judia Terry, David L. Veal

This book is in new condition. It does not come with a dust jacket. Signed by the author, Reverend David L. Veal. "In 1870 when the American leather industry developed processes that made buffalo hides valuable, men armed with the fifty caliber Sharps rifle moved onto the plains to begin systematic killing of the herds. By 1873 the hide hunters had shifted their field of operations from Colorado and Kansas to the Texas plains. Soldiers and ranchers did little to prevent, or actively encouraged, the destruction of the Comanche food supply. The tribes comprehended too late the coming disaster. They assembled their forces under Quanah Parker and the messianic figure Eshatai for a last effort to drive back the white man. They put their faith in the magic power of the spirit world which they believed would make Commanche warriors immune to the white man's bullets." Opportunities and Promises: Bishop Garrett from The Episcopal Diocese In Northwest Texas: 1874 - 1990

$25.00

The Episcopal Church In Texas, 1838-1874
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The Episcopal Church In Texas, 1838-1874

By Lawrence L. Brown

This book is a first edition/first printing in good condition with bumped corners and some aging to the boards.The previous owners signature is on the front inside cover.The inside is clean. The Episcopal Church In Texas, 1836-1874 is the story of the deeds, and devotion of those men and women who founded and fostered the work of the Episcopal Church in Texas. First in the Republic, then in the State.

$10.50