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Hill Country Views, 1994, Aldridge, Leon
1 Aldridge, Leon Hill Country Views, 1994
Privately Published 1994-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
New. Unread. Compiled by Leon Aldridge and the staff of The Boerne Star. This pictorial history of Kendall County, Texas was undertaken to preserve old photos that might otherwise have been lost. History of Kendall County followed by black and white photos of country residents, buildings & some document reproductions with descriptive text. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Corralling the Colorado: The First Fifty Years of Lower Colorado River Authority, Banks, Jimmy; John E. Babcock
2 Banks, Jimmy; John E. Babcock Corralling the Colorado: The First Fifty Years of Lower Colorado River Authority
Eakin Pr 1988-11-01 089015662X / 9780890156629 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by Jimmy Banks. "To Jean Carefoot, with appreciation and best wishes." dated July 25, 1991. Dust jacket is rubbed and chipped. Corners bumped. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Individuals who overcame their own problems and weaknesses to corral the mighty, once vicious Colorado River. Contents include: how early rice farmers "rustled" water with dynamite and shotguns, how the fight between public and private utilities seems almost as old as electricity, how Governors "Ma" and "pa" Ferguson swapped the state's 100th birthday plum for help in creating the LCRA and more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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A Bride on the Old Chisholm Trail in 1886, Bunton, Mary Taylor
3 Bunton, Mary Taylor A Bride on the Old Chisholm Trail in 1886
Naylor Company 1939-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Missing Hardcover 12mo 
Pages tanning with light foxing on page edges. Frontis of Mary Taylor Bunton with blind stamp signature. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Black and white line drawings. 77 pages. The author accompanied her husband on an 1884 cattle drive from their ranch near Sweetwater, Texas, up through Indian Territory to Coolidge, Kansas. A brief, but classic, memoir of the Chisholm Trail. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Free State of Bejar, Butterfield, Jack C.
4 Butterfield, Jack C. The Free State of Bejar
the Library Committee, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, San Antonio 1963-01-01 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback Signed by Author
Signed and dated by Jack C. Butterfield on copyright page. Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is 376. Would be like new except for ballpoint ink mark on front cover. Stapled Paperback. 35 pages. 5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. First Edition. Published by the Library Committee, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, San Antonio. 1963., 1963. Quoting from the foreword. "This is no formal history of San Antonio, but rather a story based on history, of how and why San Antonio de Bejar became the San Antonio of today. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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Frontier Forts of Texas, Conger; Day; Frantz; Simpson; et al.
5 Conger; Day; Frantz; Simpson; et al. Frontier Forts of Texas
Texian Press 1966-06-01 0872440036 / 9780872440036 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 
First edition as stated. Dust jacket has 2" tear along back of spine. Chipped with split of back flap. DJ has yellowing and rubbing. Book near fine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Laid in map and tourist guides to Ft. Clark and Brackettville, Texas. A study of Forts Belknap, Bliss, Brown, CLark, Concho, Davis, Mason, and Sam Houston. Introduction by Rupert N. Richardson. Original paintings by Melvin C. Warren. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Monday, Monday: A Novel, Crook, Elizabeth
6 Crook, Elizabeth Monday, Monday: A Novel
Sarah Crichton Books 2014-04-29 0374228825 / 9780374228828 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three lives. On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people had been killed and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history.Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets, and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will eventually entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy that will span forty years. Reunited decades after the tragedy, they will be forced to confront the event that changed their lives and that has silently and persistently ruled the lives of their children.With electrifying storytelling and the powerful sense of destiny found in Ann Patchett's Bel Canto, and with the epic sweep of Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins, Elizabeth Crook's Monday, Monday explores the ways in which we sustain ourselves and one another when the unthinkable happens. At its core, it is the story of a woman determined to make peace with herself, with the people she loves, and with a history that will not let her go. A humane treatment of a national tragedy, it marks a generous and thrilling new direction for a gifted American writer. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The old home place: Farming on the west Texas frontier, David L Caffey
7 David L Caffey The old home place: Farming on the west Texas frontier
Eakin Press 1981 0890152837 / 9780890152836 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on endpaper with Inscription. "To Cynthia with best regards, 4-81 David Caffey." First Edition. This book might well be called a "living history" of the West Texas farm country. It portrays a bygone culture and illuminates the events of an era, not through a recitation of names and dates, but through the lives of real people who lived the times. The story sweeps across a full century, from the Civil War days preceding when the mainstream had shifted away from the small rural communities and toward the developing cities. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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From the Republic of the Rio Grande: A Personal History of the Place and the People (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture), de la Garza, Beatriz
8 de la Garza, Beatriz From the Republic of the Rio Grande: A Personal History of the Place and the People (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture)
University of Texas Press 2013-03-01 029271453X / 9780292714533 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. Stated first edition. The Republic of the Rio Grande had a brief and tenuous existence (1838-1840) before most of it was reabsorbed by Mexico and the remainder annexed by the United States, yet this region that straddles the Rio Grande has retained its distinctive cultural identity to the present day. Born on one side of the Rio Grande and raised on the other, Beatriz de la Garza is a product of this region. Her birthplace and its people are the subjects of this work, which fuses family memoir and borderlands history.From the Republic of the Rio Grande brings new insights and information to the study of transnational cultures by drawing from family papers supplemented by other original sources, local chronicles, and scholarly works. De la Garza has fashioned a history of this area from the perspective of individuals involved in the events recounted. The book is composed of nine sections spanning some two hundred years, beginning in the mid-1700s. Each section covers not only a chronological period but also a particular theme relating to the history of the region. De la Garza takes a personal approach, opening most sections with an individual observation or experience that leads to the central motif, whether this is the shared identity of the inhabitants, their pride in their biculturalism and bilingualism, or their deep attachment to the land of their ancestors. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Texas Book Two: More Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (Focus on American History Series), Dettmer, David [Editor]
9 Dettmer, David [Editor] The Texas Book Two: More Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (Focus on American History Series)
University of Texas Press 2012-03-01 0292728743 / 9780292728745 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Editor
Signed by Larry R. Faulkner, David Dettmer and Van Muse on title page without inscription. First Edition Stated. This richly illustrated volume offers a highly readable, in-depth exploration of the personalities and events that have made the University of Texas at Austin what it is today. Twenty one essays present with accounts in architecture, histories of crown jewels such as the McDonald Observatory and Austin City limits, and the reminiscences such as the early years of Shakespeare at Winedale and Married student housing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off . . . And, Dick Morris; Eileen Mcgann
10 Dick Morris; Eileen Mcgann Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off . . . And
HarperCollins 2007-06-01 0061195405 / 9780061195402 First Edition Hardcover Used: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Unread. Half of all illegal immigrants came into this country legally--and we have no way of knowing they're still here!Congressmen are putting their wives on their campaign payrolls--so that campaign contributions are really personal bribes!The ACLU won't allow its own directors free speech.Liberals want to strip us of the tools to stop terrorism.The UN is a cover for massive corruption--and eighty countries, who pay 12 percent of the budget, are blocking reform.Drug companies pay off doctors to write scripts--whether we need them or not.Teachers unions block the firing of bad teachers and battle against higher education standards!Katrina victims are being stiffed by their insurance companies!Special interests cost our consumers $45 billion through trade quotas that save only a handful of jobs!Never heard of these abuses? You won't in the mainstream media. That's why Dick Morris and Eileen McGann wrote Outrage. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Haley, Texas 1959, Donley Watt
11 Donley Watt Haley, Texas 1959
Cinco Puntos Press 1999 0938317482 / 9780938317487 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
Stated First edition with full number line. Unread Two novellas of life in East Texas in the 1950s: Haley, Texas 1959 and Seven Days Working. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, Donovan, James
12 Donovan, James The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
Little, Brown and Company 2012-05-15 0316053740 / 9780316053747 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Unread. Signed by author without inscription. First Edition with full number line. On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic battle. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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War of 1812 Veterans In Texas, Fay, Mary Smith
13 Fay, Mary Smith War of 1812 Veterans In Texas
New Orleans, Polyanthos 1979-01-01 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Gray wraps, 422 pages, 9" tall. Very Good. Corner bent and a couple of light stains. Overall clean. This book encompasses 650 men, known to have set foot on Texas soil at some time during their lives, who rendered military or public service during the War of 1812 period, from 1784 when the American Revolution ended to 1815 when the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 was ratified. Information, when available, includes the places and dates of birth and death; place and date of marriage and the name of the celebrant of the ceremony; the names of all wives; children's dates of birth and names of their spouses; place of enrollment for service and places of residences in Texas and those before arriving; the names of veteran's immediate superior; cross references to the pension and bounty land file records in the National Archives, which include the names of relatives, friends and neighbors who served as witnesses. Appendix I is a special list of more than 100 widows with maiden names given, showing the place and date of death of husband who did not himself enter Texas. Appendix II lists sources offering further information. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Burying the Farm: A Memoir of Chillicothe, Texas, Flynn, Robert
14 Flynn, Robert Burying the Farm: A Memoir of Chillicothe, Texas
Wings Press (TX) 2008 0916727300 / 9780916727307 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback Signed by Author
Signed by author, 300 copies a memoir of Chillicothe, Texas. Number 281 of 300. Handmade paper cover incorporate North Texas mesquite leaves. Comes in original paper envelope. 40 pages. photographs and Flynn Family tree. Robert Flynn, professor emeritus, Trinity University and a native of Chillicothe, Texas, is the author of fourteen books. Nine novels: North To Yesterday; In the House of the Lord; The Sounds of Rescue, The Signs of Hope; Wanderer Springs, The Last Klick, The Devils Tiger, co-authored with the late Dan Klepper, Tie-Fast Country, Echos of Glory.and his most recent Jade:Outlaw. His dramatic adaptation of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying was the United States entry at the Theater of Nations in Paris in l964 and won a Special Jury Award. He is also the author of a two-part documentary, "A Cowboy Legacy" shown on ABC-TV; a nonfiction narrative, A Personal War in Vietnam, an oral history, When I was Just Your Age, and a memoir, Burying the Farm. 
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Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, Or, the Female Jesse James : a Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman : with Copious Extracts from Her Journal, Fox, Richard K.
15 Fox, Richard K. Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, Or, the Female Jesse James : a Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman : with Copious Extracts from Her Journal
Austin, TX: The Steck Company 1960-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
First Edition 1960 Facsimile Reproductin of the First Edition with Preface, Photographs, and Elizabeth Rice Bauknight illustrations added. New Material Copyright, 1960 Contains many color and b&w illustrations, plastic protective cover that is missing a section at the top of the spine and back cover, clean body and unmarked text. Spine slightly discolored. Original slipcase has fading, with general shelf and edge wear. Barely any shelf wear to book, the only flaw would be a dark spot on endpaper and front board. Reprint of the rare 1889 edition. Advertising, b/w and color illustrations and photos. Printed on pink and white paper. A full and authentic history of the dashing female highwayman, with copious extracts from her journal. When Steck Co. did reprint, R. H. Porter wrote the preface an indicated that may of the stories that were compiled could not be proved. Short accounts of Belle Starr are found in most of the books on Western desperadoes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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History of Fort Sam Houston, Handy, Mary Olivia
16 Handy, Mary Olivia History of Fort Sam Houston
Naylor 1951-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 
First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and stained. Stain goes through to from cover of book. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. San Antonio, since the early days of the 18th century has rightly been looked upon as an Army town. 1876 was the actual construction of the Post, at it's present location. Contents include: Early military tradition, establishing USA in San Antonio, the Confederacy, return to the USA, establishing Fort Sam Houston, early donations of land, early life on post, Spanish American War, new century, WWI, 1920-1940, conclusion. Black and white photographs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge : An Illustrated History, Henderson, Dwight; Lofgren, Ruth
17 Henderson, Dwight; Lofgren, Ruth Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge : An Illustrated History
CreateSpace 2008-10-08 1438279809 / 9781438279800 Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback Signed by Author
Signed by Dwight Henderson, Ruth Lofgren and Rita Schimpff. 56 pages. Mitchell Lake, an Illustrated History reminds us of the lake's origins as a natural body of water that attracted a large number of Native American tribes, primarily hunters and gatherers pursuing the abundant game and plant life in its environs for perhaps thousands of years. It traces the history of the Mitchell Lake area, chronicles the growth of San Antonio, details the environmental evolution of its waste management, and highlights the successful efforts of activist volunteers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Oleander Odyssey: The Kempners of Galveston, Texas, 1854-1980s (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History), Hyman, Harold M.
18 Hyman, Harold M. Oleander Odyssey: The Kempners of Galveston, Texas, 1854-1980s (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History)
Texas A&M University Press 1990-11-01 0890964386 / 9780890964385 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
First edition. When Harris Kempner arrived at Ellis Island in 1854, he was an uneducatedimmigrant teenager escaping anti-Semitism and conscription into the czar's army. When he died forty years later, he was a millionaire and had instilled in his descendants the ideals of private enterprise, public service, and harmonious family cohesion that have made the Kempner family a major force in Galveston for a century.After establishing himself as a peddler in East Texas and later expanding his business as a cotton factor and wholesaler and relocating to Galveston, Kempner had risen high in Island business and social hierarchies when he died prematurely, in 1894. Harris's twenty-one-year-old son Ike became head of the family along with his mother, and he expanded the business to include international trade in cotton, plus subsidiaries in banking and insurance. The family transformed Sugar Land, Texas, and the Imperial Sugar Company from a notoriously abusive operation to a model company town and successful business. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Spanish Acequias Of San Antonio Signed, I. Waynne Cox
19 I. Waynne Cox The Spanish Acequias Of San Antonio Signed
Maverick Publishing Company 2004-10-30 189327134X / 9781893271340 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Other
Inscribed to Gale and Signed by publisher and by Darla Cox for Waynne Cox on first title page. Also signed by published below the the publisher mark on title page. This is the first book on the remarkable 50-mile Spanish-era acequia system that supplied water to early San Antonio. It is believed to have been the most extensive such network within the present-day United States. One of the acequias, serving lands near Mission Espada, remains in use. Its 1730s stone aqueduct is a significant tourist attraction.San Antonio's founding was due to the presence of two major sources of water, San Pedro Springs and the headwaters of the San Antonio River. From these was developed perhaps the most extensive acequia system within the present-day United States. The network leading from six acequias originally served both the civilian community and five Spanish missions. Their often erratic courses determined property lines and the winding paths of many present-day streets.Longtime archeologist Waynne Cox, who uncovered many forgotten remains of the system, outlines acequia technology as well as the construction, evolution and, in most cases, the closing by the early twentieth century of San Antonio's acequias. His pioneering account draws from a wealth of new information unearthed in the city's earliest municipal records. The book's 23 illustrations include 8 maps, plus notes, a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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History of Victoria County -- Victor M. Rose, J. W. Petty, Jr., Editor
20 J. W. Petty, Jr., Editor History of Victoria County -- Victor M. Rose
Book Mart -- Victoria, Texas 1961-01-01 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
Green cloth. Light edge wear. Pages slightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Reprint. Some historical facts in regard to the settlement of Victoria, Texas. Its progress and present status. Contents include: Victor Rose biography, sections that cover time periods from 1600 to 1883, directory of industries, societies, associations, Victoria's assessed values, biographical sketches, notes, index. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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