Category : Fiction
Editor : UNM Press
ISBN : 9780826311689
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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[The vengeance trail of Josey Wales]. Sequel to Gone to Texas.

Category : History
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199881383
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In Gone to Texas, historian Randolph Campbell ranges from the first arrival of humans in the Panhandle some 10,000 years ago to the dawn of the twenty-first century, offering an interpretive account of the land, the successive waves of people who have gone to Texas, and the conflicts that have made Texas as much a metaphor as a place. Campbell presents the epic tales of Texas history in a new light, offering revisionist history in the best sense--broadening and deepening the traditional story, without ignoring the heroes of the past. The scope of the book is impressive. It ranges from the archeological record of early Native Americans to the rise of the oil industry and ultimately the modernization of Texas. Campbell provides swift-moving accounts of the Mexican revolution against Spain, the arrival of settlers from the United States, and the lasting Spanish legacy (from place names to cattle ranching to civil law). The author also paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-Texan revolution, with its larger-than-life leaders and epic battles, the fascinating decade of the Republic of Texas, and annexation by the United States. In his account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, he examines developments both in local politics and society and in the nation at large (from the debate over secession to the role of Texas troops in the Confederate army to the impact of postwar civil rights laws). Late nineteenth-century Texas is presented as part of both the Old West and the New South. The story continues with an analysis of the impact of the Populist and Progressive movements and then looks at the prosperity decade of the 1920s and the economic disaster of the Great Depression. Campbell's last chapters show how World War II brought economic recovery and touched off spectacular growth that, with only a few downturns, continues until today. Lucid, engaging, deftly written, Gone to Texas offers a fresh understanding of why Texas continues to be seen as a state unlike any other, a place that distills the essence of what it means to be an American.

Category : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 0843963468
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Josey Wales is out for the blood of the pro-Union Jayhawkers who raped & murdered his wife. When Wales refuses to surrender, he begins a life on the run from the law, reluctantly befriending a diverse group of whites & Indians on his quest for revenge and a new life.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Forge Books
ISBN : 9780312871727
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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Peyton Lewis and Fletcher Rucker are two humble Rebel boys whose innocence was destroyed in the bloody wreckage of the Civil War. Young and desperate, they fall in with a scheme to rob a bank but are totally unprepared for the violence that ensues. Sickened by the carnage and wanton cruelty that they have witnessed, Lewis and Rucker take their cut and join the migration of those who see the possibility of a new beginning in the wilderness of the Texas frontier. Along the way they meet rogues, killers...and two exceptional women: the tortured Molly Klinner, a woman who has also suffered dearly by the ravages of the war, and Gabriel Johnson, an Eastern beauty who decided to join the Texas migration on a lark--but will soon learn the true meaning of humanity. Together, the four travelers will weather the travails that the new frontier offers them--but will they manage to carve out a new life? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Category : Outlaws
Editor :
ISBN : LCCN:74154369
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 146
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Category : Fiction
Editor :
ISBN : 0843963476
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 211
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A freed outlaw returns to Mexico to avenge the savage rape and shootings of old friends.

Category : History
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9780684862910
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Chronicles the Lone Star state's history from the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century, to the conflict at the Alamo, to the state's contradictory role in America today, in an account that explores its diverse cultural heritage and the lives of some of its most famous citizens. 35,000 first printing.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Laurie C. Moore
ISBN : 1737436108
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 348
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Sara's husband was a disappointment in life, but she had to admit he was a handsome corpse.  Climb aboard an 1856 Dallas-bound wagon train and join a plucky female protagonist for the journey of a lifetime in Laurie Moore-Moore's richly entertaining new book, Gone to Dallas, The Storekeeper 1856-1861. Far from your average historical novel or western, Gone to Dallas is a compelling tale of migration, betrayal, death and dreams-peppered with real people, places, and events. With a cast of interesting characters and more bumps and hazards than a wagon trail, Gone to Dallas tells the unforgettable story of a formidable frontier woman in the context of true Texas history. It had seemed so romantic - and now so long ago - when Morgan Darnell courted Sara in Tennessee, finally convincing her they should marry and join an 1856 "Gone to Texas" wagon train traveling along the "Trail of Tears," through Indian territory, and across the Red River into Texas. In a twist of fate, Sara arrives in Dallas a 19-year-old widow, armed with plenty of pluck, and determined to open a general store in the tiny settlement of log cabins on the Trinity River. Standing in her way as a young woman alone are a host of challenges. Can Sara (with the help of her friends) pull herself up by the bootstraps and overcome uncertainty, vandalism, threats, and even being shot? Follow Sara as she strives to create her store (Sara's Mercantile Emporium) while living Dallas' true history - from the beginnings of La Réunion (the European colony across the Trinity) to a mud and muck circus, a grand ball and the mighty fire that burns Dallas to the ground. Dallas is a challenging place, especially with the Civil War looming. Even with the friendship of a former Texas Ranger and Dallas' most important citizen - another woman - is Sara strong enough to meet the challenge? The risks are high. Failure means being destitute in Dallas! In Gone to Dallas, The Storekeeper 1856-1861, author Laurie Moore-Moore spins a page-turner of a Texas tale salted with historically accurate events and populated with real characters. It's Portis' True Grit meets Texas history.

Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Editor : C&t Publishing / Kansas City Star Quilts
ISBN : 1935362178
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Join Betsy Chutchian as she embarks on a journey to recreate 12 of her greatgreat grandmother's quilts inspired by her writing. And read as she shares the journal entries that capture the essence of pioneer life, often characterized by harsh realities, softened by the beauty, pleasure and friendship found in quiltmaking.

Category : History
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780525520115
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A New York Times Notable Book National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist An NPR Best Book of the Year God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become—and shows how the battle for Texas’s soul encompasses us all.