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    Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

    Erik Larson, a contributor to Time magazine, is the author of The Naked Consumer and Lethal Passage (Crown, 1994). His work has appeared in The Atlantic , Harper's , and other national magazines. He lives in Seattle.

    The Passage Of Power by Robert a Caro

    For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, has three times won the National Book Critics Circle Award, for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year and for Best Biography, and has also won virtually every other major literary honor, including the National Book Award, the Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Francis Parkman Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that best “exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist.” In 2010, he received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.  The Passage of Power , volume four, has been called “Shakespearean … A breathtakingly dramatic story [told] with consummate artistry and ardor” ( The New York Times ) and “as absorbing as a political thriller . . . By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think about, and read, American history” (NPR). On the cover of The New York Times Book Review , President Bill Clinton praised it as “Brilliant . . . Important . . .Remarkable. With this fascinating and meticulous account Robert Caro has once again done America a great service.” “Caro has a unique place among American political biographers,” according to The Boston Globe . “He has become, in many ways, the standard by which his fellows are measured.” And Nicholas von Hoffman wrote: “Caro has changed the art of political biography.”

    A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

    Includes index.

    Lone Star Nation by H W Brands

    From bestselling historian and long-time Texan H. W. Brands, a richly textured history of one of the most fascinating and colorful eras in U.S. history--the Texas Revolution and the forging of a new America."For better or for worse, Texas was very much like America. The people ruled, and little could stop them. If they ignored national boundaries, if they trampled the rights of indigenous peoples and of imported bondsmen, if they waged war for motives that started from base self-interest, all this came with the territory of democracy, a realm inhabited by ordinarily imperfect men and women. The one saving grace of democracy--the one that made all the difference in the end--was that sooner or later, sometimes after a terrible strife, democracy corrected its worst mistakes."--from Lone Star NationLone Star Nation is the gripping story of Texas's precariousjourney to statehood, from its early colonization in the 1820s to the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad by the Mexican army, from its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches to its day of liberation as an upstart republic. H. W. Brands tells the turbulent story of Texas through the eyes of a colorful cast of characters who have become a permanent fixture in the American landscape: Stephen Austin, the state's reluctant founder; Sam Houston, the alcoholic former governor who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory; William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, the unforgettable heroic defenders of the doomed Alamo; Santa Anna, the Mexican generalissimo and dictator whose ruthless tactics galvanized the colonists against him; and the white-haired President Andrew Jackson whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background. Beyond these luminaries, Brands unearths the untold stories of the forgotten Texans--the slaves, women, unknown settlers, and children left out of traditional histories--who played crucial roles in Texas's birth. By turns bloody and heroic, tragic and triumphant, this riveting history of one of our greatest states reads like the most compelling fiction, and further secures H. W. Brands's position as one of the premier American historians.

    One Ranger by David Marion Wilkinson Joaquin H Jackson

    In this adventure-filled memoir, Jackson--who was the inspiration for Nick Nolte's character in the movie "Extreme Prejudice"--recalls what it was like to be the Texas Ranger who responded when riots threatened, violence erupted, and criminals needed to be brought to justice at the Texas-Mexico border from 1966 to 1993.

    Lone Star by T R Fehrenbach

    Minding the Store by Stanley Marcus

    The Passage Of Power by Robert A Caro

    The Evolution Of a State or Recollections Of Old Texas Days by Noah Smithwick

    A Texas Ranger by N A Jennings

    A Time To Stand by Walter Lord

    A White House Diary by Claudia Alta Johnson; Lady Bird Johnson

    Trails and Trials Of a Texas Ranger by William Warren Sterling

    The Alamo by John Myers Myers

    I'Ll Take Texas by Mary Lasswell

    Diaper Days Of Dallas by Ted Dealey

    The Blood Of Heroes by James Donovan

    The Texas Rangers a Century Of Frontier Defense by Walter Prescott Webb

    The Life Of Stephen F Austin, Founder Of Texas, 1793-1836 by Eugene C Barker

    Out Of the Old Rock by J Frank Dobie

    A Vaquero Of the Brush Country by J Frank Dobie

    Dorothy's World by Dorothy Howard

    Tales From the Terlingua Porch, Vol 1 by Blair Pittman

    A Texas Coastal Bend Trilogy by Hobart Huson

Texas Books & Ephemera



    Le Mirage : West Texas State College 1957 by Parkey Gladys, editor

    Canyon, Texas: West Texas State College. Good with no dust jacket. 1957. First Edtion. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 364 pages; No Dust Jacket, Book Shows Some Wear, Rubbed, Shelf wear, B&W Photographs .



    The Texans by Conaway, James

    Knopf, 1976. 1st. Hardcover. A FINE crisp copy in a FINE bright dj.



    Jim Bowie: Frontier Legends by Hollman, Robert

    Dallas, TX: Durban House Publishing. Very Good. 2006. First Edtion. Trade Size Paperback. 1930754817 . 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 115 pages; Author signed. Trade size paperback little wear to note. Text pages clean and tight. .



    Charles M. Russell by Clark, Carol

    Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth TX, 1983. 20 pages. Tall format softcover monograph, bound in stiff printed paper covers. Evidence of light handling to the covers, with a slight bend to the rear corner. But a tight binding and clean interior free of markings. 17 full color illustrations, including two foldout pages. Text in English.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



    Historic Amarillo An Illustrated History by Cox, Mike

    San Antonio, TX: Lammert Publications, Inc.. Good in Good dust jacket;. 2000. First Edtion; 2nd Printing. Hardcover. 1893619052 . 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; First Edition. Mylar Cover on dustjacket, Dust Jacket shows little wear of usage, Book Tight, Black & White with color Photographs. Text is clean no markings seen. .



    Jasper Galleries by Lone, Robert ; Fisher, J. W

    Jasper Galleries, Houston, 1972. 30 pages. Softcover staple bound catalogue, introducing the gallery that once was in what is now the Jung Center in Houston. Some evidence of handling on the covers, but still in tight, sharp, and clean condition. Texts in English with illustrations in color of paintings by the European artists whose works were shown in the gallery.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



    Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers by Utley, Robert M

    New York: Oxford University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Dated, inscribed, and SIGNED by the AUTHOR . Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the freefront endpage . 370 pages. Signed by Author. From The Lone Ranger to Lonesome Dove, the Texas Rangers have been celebrated in fact and fiction for their daring exploits in bringing justice to the Old West. In Lone Star Justice, best-selling author Robert M. Utley captures the first hundred years of Ranger history, in a narrative packed with adventures worthy of Zane Grey or Larry McMurtry. The Rangers began in the 1820s as loose groups of citizen soldiers, banding together to chase Indians and Mexicans on the raw Texas frontier. Utley shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters were transformed into a well-trained, cohesive team. Armed with a revolutionary new weapon, Samuel Colt's repeating revolver, they became a deadly fighting force, whether battling Comanches on the plains or storming the city of Monterey in the Mexican-American War. As the Rangers evolved from part-time warriors to full-time lawmen by 1874, they learned to face new dangers, including homicidal feuds, labor strikes, and vigilantes turned mobs. They battled train robbers, cattle thieves and other outlaws--it was Rangers, for example, who captured John Wesley Hardin, the most feared gunman in the West. Based on exhaustive research in Texas archives, this is the most authoritative history of the Texas Rangers in over half a century. It will stand alongside other classics of Western history by Robert M. Utley--a vivid portrait of the Old West and of the legendary men who kept the law on the lawless frontier. .



    LET THE PEOPLE IN The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid

    Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. 2012. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0292719647 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 495 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .



    Texas Oil, American Dreams A Study of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association by Goodwin, Lawrence

    Austin, TX: Texas State Historical Association. Good in Good dust jacket. 1996. First Edtion. Hardcover. 0876111584 . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 274 pages; DJ is rubbed and creased at edges with light nicking. Mylar cover. Book solid and tight. A few pages that appear rumpled but not stained. Notes and indexed. .



    Texas Neurosurgery: A Historical Anthology by Watts, Clark (editor)

    Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Good condition softcover, 107 pp.



    Black Cat A True Crime Story by Long, Bob

    Lewes, UK: Book Guild Ltd. Good in Good dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 1857760158 . 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages; DJ has a dampstained at bottom edge that runs from front to back. Edges lightly rubbed. Mylar cover. Book has been stained at inside front and rear from being damp. Text pages clean and tight. Book is solid. .



    Gus Wortham: Portrait of a Leader by Dressman, Fran; Evans, Sterling C

    Texas A & M University Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. 0890965803 . Signed by fran dressman and sterling c. Evans-tiny nick to jacket -texana; Hardcover; Texas A & M University Press; 1994; 7 1/4 x 10 1/4; 1994; 1st Edition; black and white photographs and; 284 pages .



    Texas Golf Legends by Sampson, Curt (text)

    Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 1993. Book. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 2nd Printing.. Full cloth; 4to.,(11 1/2 x 9), 152pp. Signed by the artist Paul Milosevich front endpaper. Fine in Fine, unclipped D/j..



    Voices from the Wild Horse Desert - the Back Arrow Families of the King and Kenedy Ranches by Monday Jane Clements and Colley Betty Bailey

    University of Texas Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1997. First pb Edition. Paperback. Clean and tight unmarked first edition of this book signed by Beto Maldonado one of the premier vaqueros; black-and-white photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages .



    Centennial Clairette 1880 - 1980 A book of Recipes, History, and Genealogy by Farrar, Becky (editor)

    Clairette, TX: Green's Creeks Press. Very Good with no dust jacket;. 1980. Later Printing. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; 333 pages; Issue #326 of 650. Leather like binding, Illustrated Boards, No Dust Jacket, Book Tight, Black and White Photographs. Text is clean no markings seen .



    A Time To Stand : The epic of the Alamo by Lord, Walter

    Univ. of Nebraska Press Bison P/b reprint. 1978 Book. Soft cover. Pictorial wraps;(p/b). 255pp. fold-out drawing of the Alamo. Near Fine..



    Gettin' Started Howard County First 25 Years by Pickle, Joe

    Burnet, TX: Nortex Press. Good in Good dust jacket;. 1980. thirthy-eighth edition. Hardcover. 0890152683 . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 436 pages; Signed by Author. Mylar Cover on dustjacket, Dust Jacket shows some wear of usage, Book Tight, Text is clean no markings seen. .



    This Love of Hunting [SIGNED] by Jeffett, Frank A

    Tejas Press, Dallas TX, 1972. 275 pp., many B&W photographs throughout. Signed by the author, "Best Wishes, Frank Jeffett", on the first title page. A bit of tanning, a few repairs and some chipping to the edge of the white dustjacket. Dustjacket is protected with a mylar cover. The book is in great condition. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Fine Condition/Very Good.



    Abilene High School Alumni Directory 2005 by Nichols, Lynn & Wayna Polk & Michael Wheeler & Ahs Flashlight Staff

    Chesapeake, VA: Harris Publishing Company, Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket;. 2005. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 520 pages; Glossy Illustrated Boards, No Dust Jacket, Book Tight, Text is clean no markings seen .



    Evidence : Contemporary Narrative Painters of the Southwest by Edwards, Jim

    San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio TX, 1989. 66 softcover exhibition catalogue, bound with stiff brown paper covers with a die-cut window. Sunning to the spine and covers, but still a crisp and tight binding with clean interior free of markings. Text is in English. Published in conjunction with the exhibition held from June 24-September 17, 1989. Artists whose works are represented include Michael Collins, Patricia Gonzalez, Kermit Oliver, Lynne Randolph, and Susan Whyne.. Wrappers. Very Good.



    Folk Art In Texas by Abernethy, Francis Edward (editor)

    Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist Univ Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edtion; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0870742108 . 4to 11" - 13" tall; 203 pages; Mylar Cover on dustjacket, Dust Jacket Rubbed, Book Show Little Wear, Illustrated .



    Watercolors of the Rio Grande by Frary, Michael

    Texas A & M University Press, College Station TX, 1984. 131 pp., 48 illustrations most in color. First edition. Tan cloth with brown letters to the spine. Oblong. Dustjacket is protected with a mylar cover. . Cloth. New/Fine Condition.



    Drill A Crooked Hole by Roark, Garland

    New York, NY: Doubleday. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1968. stated 1st edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; Red DJ scuffed and rubbed at edges, creasing and small tears at edges. Rubbed DJ cover panels. Mylar cover. Black cloth binding rubbed at edges but not frayed. Text pages clean and tight. .



    Joy Unconfined. Robert Joy : In Houston. A Portrait of Fifty Years by Holmes, Ann Hitchcock; Preface by Louisa Stude Sarofim

    The San Jacinto Museum of History Association, La Porte TX, 1986. 239 pages. Hardcover, bound in maroon colored cloth covered boards and issued without a dustjacket. Many illustrations most in color. Crisp, tight, sharp and clean condition copy, essentially as new condition. Catalogue raisonné of the works of the painter, Robert Joy. Author, Ann Hitchcock Holmes was the Fine Arts Editor for the Houston Chronicle. Includes author's acknowledgments and introductions, epilogue, and bibliography. . Cloth. Fine Condition/No Jacket, As Issued.



    Professional Politicians by McCraw, William

    Washington, D.C.: Imperial Publishing Co.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket;. 1940. First Edtion. Hardcover. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 227 pages; Beige cloth with brown lettering spine and front panel, little wear to note. Text pages clean and tight. Includes bibliography and chapters on Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Francis Richard Lubbock, James Stephen Hogg, and John H. Reagan. .

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