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Image for Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865-1954 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) by Michael R. Heintze (1985-04-01)

Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865-1954 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) by Michael R. Heintze (1985-04-01)

By: N/A

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1717-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-5-1906

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Stated first edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn.Comparing the private black colleges of Texas with its public institutions and with other black colleges across the nation, Michael R. Heintze convincingly supports the revisionist view of these schools as valuable social institutions instead of the corrupt and inadequate imitations critics have called them. In his comparisons, Heintze discusses historical backgrounds, curricula, and finances. He concludes that despite poor financing, limited facilities, and shortages of teachers and equipment, the independent black colleges in Texa... View more info

The Citizens League Will Win Again!

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Marjorie McGehee Randolph: 1973-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Other

Seller ID: b2-4-1806

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Marjorie McGehee Randolph 1973. SIGNED/INSCRIBED by Publisher (author's wife) on back of copyright page, "Edition limited to 250 copies #201." Green cloth with yellow dust jacket. Dust jacket has insect damage on edges. Overall inside pages clean and binding is tight. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.The Citizens League was born i San Antonio after the Wurzbach-McCloskey election contest. Harry M. Wurzbach, incumbent Republican congressman, defeated in 1928 on the face of the returns by Augustus McCloskey, Democratic nominee supported by the San Antonio City mach... View more info

Luby's Cafeteria, Good Food from Good People, 50th Anniversary Recipe Collectio

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Luby's: 1996-01-01

Seller ID: m10-5-12

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Clean copy.A collection of recipes served at Luby's Cafeterias from founders, managers, employees, and customers. This 50th anniversary edition celebrates the chain's growth from its humble beginnings in San Antonio, TX in in 1947 to over 20 cafeterias in 11 states by 1996. "Good food from good people" is Luby's commitment to its customers. View more info

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church , 1909-1984; Seventy-Five Years of Service

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Taylor Publishing Co.: 1983-01-01

Seller ID: b2-5-1914

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Green faux leather with gilt picture of the church on the front cover.This is a seventy five year history of the church. The contents include: Early Methodism in San Antonio, a church is organized 1909-1936, the church hits its stride 1936-1959, the recent years 1960-1984. Black and white photographs and drawings. View more info

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HEROES OF THE ALAMO. ACCOUNTS AND DOCUMENTS OF WILLIAM B. TRAVIS, JAMES BOWIE, JAMES B. BONHAM AND DAVID CROCKETT, and their Texas Memorials.

By: A. Garland Adair [Editor]; Moton H. Crockett [Editor];

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Exposition Press: 1957-01-01

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: b2-5-1901

Condition: Used: Very Good


Spine and edges sun faded. Boards have slight curve.Inside pages clean and binding is tight.The book begin with the early history of Texas then moves to the fall of the Alamo. The emphasis of this book is on the men who fought at the Alamo. Travis Bowie , Bonham and David Crockett. Illustrated. View more info

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Hoein' the Short Rows (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of North Texas Press: 1987-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-3-1800

ISBN: 0870742566

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Yellow Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 238 pages, 9 1/4" tall. Like new. DJ in protective mylar cover. Light wear on corners. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Texas Folklore Society Publication XLVII. Chapters include recollections of religious mores in Staples, Texas, growing up in Bosque County, Texas, revival meetings in Lone Grove, Texas, Frio Canyon hog drive, Santa Rita rig, poetry by cowboys and common folk, Texas Baptistry Paintings, Customizing Pickups, Lingo fo the Espee, celebrations of the dead in Spanish Southwest, Mexican Lime Kilns in West Texas, Cockfighting, hog dro... View more info

35,000 Days in Texas a History of the Dallas News and its Forebears

By: Acheson, Sam

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1938-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: c18-4-1

Condition: Collectible: Good


Stated first printing. Foxing around front plate. Fingerprints and bleeding through from ink on plates causing discoloration on some pages. Binding is tight.This is the story of The News which is a story of Texas and Galveston. The baby newspaper that came into being in 1842 was little newer than the Republic of Texas at that time. Galveston was a village on an island, the struggling NEWS was housed in a flimsy shack. Black and white photographs. View more info

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Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture)

By: Ades, Dawn; McClean, Alison

Price: $65.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2009-11-15

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1-5-1412

ISBN: 0292722486

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Unread.The left-wing government viewed art as an important vehicle for education and the promotion of revolutionary values. It established a program to cover the walls of public buildings with murals and set up numerous workshops to produce prints for wide distribution. By the 1930s, Mexico was attracting socially committed artists from all over the American continent and beyond, ready to do battle for a new aesthetic as well as a new political order. Diego Rivera, a key figure in the art of revolution, became one of the most celebrated artists in the world. Starting with works by Jose Guadalu... View more info

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Hill Country Views, 1994

By: Aldridge, Leon

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1994-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1-1-1331

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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. View more info

Pioneering in Texas;: True stories of the early days,

By: Allen, Winnie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Southern Pub. Co: 1935-01-01

Seller ID: 77-2-1969

Condition: Used: Good


Ex-library book with checkout pocket and library stamps. Light edge wear. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.Not every pioneer was a real hero, but every pioneer had experiences that would make splendid stories for us. View more info

Gringo Builders

By: Allhands, J. L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: J. L. Allhands: 1931-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-4-1931

Condition: Collectible: Good


Signed by author on endpaper. Outside of pages have small stains and endpapers have foxing. Corners bumped Some of the dark blue color on the cover is missing, in the gutter and on the back cover. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.The author was a railroad contractor and intimately involved in the construction of the railroads in the area including the St. Louis Brownsville & Mexico Railway and the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway. The book is an excellent reference work on how the Brownsville Railroad opened up the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and led to the astounding growt... View more info

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Leisure moments of a traveling man,

By: Allstorm, Oliver

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.T. Duncan Pub. Co: 1911-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-3-911

Condition: Collectible: Acceptable


Signed and inscribed on first endpaper. "To my friend, William Moeller with -- regards from Oliver Allstorm, March 1912." Laid in newspaper poem of "My Neighbor's Son." Also clipping about William Moeller visiting New York. Cover is rubbed stained and has some cloth deterioration. Back cover has been wet so cloth is ruined. Corners rubbed to board. Water stain along page edges but overall pages in good condition Hinges cracked and binding is loose. Allstorm is know for his outspoken poetry. Some of the contents include: The Way They Laugh in Texas, The Bull Fight, Just a Mosquito, The Ranchman... View more info

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The Texas bluebonnet

By: Andrews, Jean

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1986-01-01

Seller ID: 7-4-1814

ISBN: 0292707584

Condition: Used: Like New


Like new. Already a classic among lovers of Texas wildflowers, The Texas Bluebonnet has been expanded to include even more information on how to grow bluebonnets in your home garden. A useful bibliography of other wildflower publications has also been added for true wildflower enthusiasts. Of course, The Texas Bluebonnet still contains all the elements that have made it so popular both for owning and for gift giving, lore and legend about bluebonnets and their place in Texas history and culture, driving tours to the best display areas, botanical information, gorgeous full color photographs, an... View more info

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Australian Adventure Anne Clark Ambassador Wife Signed [Hardcover]

By: Anne Clark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 241

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by author. Book inscribed to Punnie and Gibb Denman. He donated classic art to the San Antonio museum and land to the city of San Antonio. DJ is rubbed and chipped. Pages clean. Binding is tight.From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife wrote of her observations and impressions to friends and family in the United States. View more info

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Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River

By: Archer, Kenna Lang

Price: $120.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 2015-05-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-5-1525

ISBN: 0826355870

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Running more than 1,200 miles from headwaters in eastern New Mexico through the middle of Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River has frustrated developers for nearly two centuries. This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow. The vast majority of projects proposed or constructed in this watershed were failures, undone by the geology of the river as m... View more info

First Polish Americans: Silesian Settlements in Texas

By: Baker, T. Lindsay

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1979-04-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-4-1930

ISBN: 0890960607

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. DJ is rubbed chipped and has insect holes on fold of flap. Book is clean and binding is tight.Established in south-central Texas in the 1850's by immigrants from the region of Upper Silesia in Poland, to this day those settlements of their regional folk culture, much of which has since disappeared in Europe. Back and white photographs. View more info

Money, marbles, and chalk;: The wondrous world of Texas politics

By: Banks, Jimmy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Texas Pub. Co: 1972-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-5-1954

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author, "With Best Wishes," on endpaper. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and discolored. Book pages are lightly yellowed but clean.One of the few definite, indisputable facts about Texas politics is this: there is nothing else like it, anywhere in the world. And one indisputable fact about Jimmy Banks is this: he never has hesitated to tell it the way he sees it. As a political columnist for The Dallas Morning News, Banks expressed his opinions frankly and sometimes bluntly, even when they conflicted the paper's editorial policy. As an investigative reporter, he went places ot... View more info

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Corralling the Colorado: The First Fifty Years of Lower Colorado River Authority

By: Banks, Jimmy; John E. Babcock

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Eakin Pr: 1988-11-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-4-21

ISBN: 089015662X

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 bi... View more info

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Birds in Trouble

By: Barber, Lynn E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 2016-04-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1716

ISBN: 1623493595

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on endpaper without inscription.First explaining the idea of birds "birds in trouble" and what that means in terms of population, conservation status, and national and international designations, the book then turns to the habitats that are important to birds, how they are affected by changes in these habitats, and what ordinary people can do to help counter those negative effects. Barber then profiles forty-two species that are in trouble in the United States, discussing the likely reasons why and what, if anything, we can do to improve their situations. Illustrated t... View more info

The Luby's Story: Good Food from Good People

By: Barnhill, Steve

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Watercress Press: 1988-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-5-1918

ISBN: 0934955123

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Cover has rubbing on edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.People of good heart decided to build a company staffed by other good people. The Luby motto, "Good food from good people," is more than just a phrase; it is a living goal around which all decisions are made. To the author this is the genius that is Luby's. View more info