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Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (Texas Bookshelf)

By Stephen Harrigan

University of Texas Press
Hardcover (944 pages)

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"Harrigan, surveying thousands of years of history that lead to the banh mi restaurants of Houston and the juke joints of Austin, remembering the forgotten as well as the famous, delivers an exhilarating blend of the base and the ignoble, a very human story indeed. [ Big Wonderful Thing is] as good a state history as has ever been written and a must-read for Texas aficionados.”—Kirkus, Starred Review

The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and the myriad peoples who, over centuries of conflict, gave rise to a place that has helped shape the identity of the United States and the destiny of the world.

“I couldn’t believe Texas was real,” the painter Georgia O’Keeffe remembered of her first encounter with the Lone Star State. It was, for her, “the same big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.”

Big Wonderful Thing invites us to walk in the footsteps of ancient as well as modern people along the path of Texas’s evolution. Blending action and atmosphere with impeccable research, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Harrigan brings to life with novelistic immediacy the generations of driven men and women who shaped Texas, including Spanish explorers, American filibusters, Comanche warriors, wildcatters, Tejano activists, and spellbinding artists—all of them taking their part in the creation of a place that became not just a nation, not just a state, but an indelible idea.

Written in fast-paced prose, rich with personal observation and a passionate sense of place, Big Wonderful Thing calls to mind the literary spirit of Robert Hughes writing about Australia or Shelby Foote about the Civil War. Like those volumes, it is a big book about a big subject, a book that dares to tell the whole glorious, gruesome, epically sprawling story of Texas.

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

By T.R. Fehrenbach

Da Capo Press
Released: 2000-04-04
Paperback (792 pages)

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans
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An insider's history of Texas that examines the people, politics, and events which have shaped the Lone Star State, from prehistory to the modern day

Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. But Texas would remain unmistakably Texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

By Brian Kilmeade

Sentinel
Released: 2019-11-05
Hardcover (288 pages)

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History
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The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America's fight for Texas. While the story of the Alamo is familiar to most, few remember how Sam Houston led Texians after a crushing loss to a shocking victory that secured their freedom and paved the way for America's growth.

In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in a tiny adobe mission in San Antonio for thirteen days. American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start.

The defeat galvanized the surviving Texians. Under General Sam Houston, a maverick with a rocky past, the tiny army of settlers rallied--only to retreat time and time again. Having learned from the bloody battles that characterized his past, Houston knew it was poor strategy to aggressively retaliate. He held off until just one month after the massacre, when he and his army of underdog Texians soundly defeated Santa Anna's troops in under eighteen minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, and in doing so won the independence for which so many had died.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade's storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo--and recognize the lesser-known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

Texas: A Historical Atlas

By A. Ray Stephens

University of Oklahoma Press
Paperback (448 pages)

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For twenty years the Historical Atlas of Texas stood as a trusted resource for students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded—and even rechristened. Texas: A Historical Atlas more accurately reflects the Lone Star State at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its 86 entries feature 175 newly designed maps—more than twice the number in the original volume—illustrating the most significant aspects of the state’s history, geography, and current affairs.

The heart of the book is its wealth of historical information. Sections devoted to indigenous peoples of Texas and its exploration and settlement offer more than 45 entries with visual depictions of everything from the routes of Spanish explorers to empresario grants to cattle trails. In another 31 articles, coverage of modern and contemporary Texas takes in hurricanes and highways, power plants and population trends.

Practically everything about this atlas is new. All of the essays have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, while more than 30 appear for the first time, addressing such subjects as the Texas Declaration of Independence, early roads, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Texas-Oklahoma boundary disputes, and the tideland oil controversy. A dozen new entries for “Contemporary Texas” alone chart aspects of industry, agriculture, and minority demographics. Nearly all of the expanded essays are accompanied by multiple maps—everyone in full color.

The most comprehensive, state-of-the-art work of its kind, Texas: A Historical Atlas is more than just a reference. It is a striking visual introduction to the Lone Star State.

The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States)

By Bill O'Neill

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (177 pages)

The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States)
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Are you looking to learn more about Texas? Sure, you’ve heard about the Alamo and JFK’s assassination in history class, but there’s so much about the Lone Star State that even natives don’t know about. In this trivia book, you’ll journey through Texas’s history, pop culture, sports, folklore, and so much more!

In The Great Book of Texas, some of the things you will learn include:

  • Which Texas hero isn’t even from Texas?
  • Why is Texas called the Lone Star State?
  • Which hotel in Austin is one of the most haunted hotels in the United States?
  • Where was Bonnie and Clyde’s hideout located?
  • Which Tejano musician is buried in Corpus Christi?
  • What unsolved mysteries happened in the state?
  • Which Texas-born celebrity was voted “Most Handsome” in high school?
  • Which popular TV show star just opened a brewery in Austin?
Whether you consider yourself a Texas pro or you know absolutely nothing about the state, you’ll learn something new as you discover more about the state’s past, present, and future. Find out about things that weren’t mentioned in your history book. In fact, you might even be able to impress your history teacher with your newfound knowledge once you’ve finished reading! So, what are you waiting for? Dive in now to learn all there is to know about the Lone Star State!

The Story of Texas (Four Volumes in One)

By John Edward Weems

Shearer Publishing
Paperback (220 pages)

The Story of Texas (Four Volumes in One)
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Children of all ages will enjoy this colorful, instructive book on Texas history. Told in simple language, the story emphasizes the drama and excitement of the state’s history – from prehistoric times, when Texas was largely underwater and inhabited by strange creatures, to the modern age of space travel and computers.
 
The text is amply illustrated by lively sketches and paintings that will make reading about history fun.

Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

By Karen Bush Gibson

Chicago Review Press
Paperback (144 pages)

Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
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The larger-than-life story of the Lone Star State

Encapsulating the 500-year saga of the one-of-a-kind state of Texas, this interactive book takes readers from the founding of the Spanish Missions and the victory at San Jacinto to the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston and the establishment of NASA’s Mission Control in Houston while covering everything in between. Texas History for Kids includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the state’s culture, politics, and geography. Kids will recreate one of the six national flags that have flown over the state, make castings of local wildlife tracks, design a ranch’s branding iron, celebrate Juneteenth by reciting General Order Number 3, build a miniature Battle of Flowers float, and more. This valuable resource also includes a timeline of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study.

Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution

By Stephen L. Hardin

University of Texas Press
Paperback (344 pages)

Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution
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Winner, T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award Texas Historical Commission
Summerfield G. Roberts Award Sons of the Republic of Texas
Honorable Mention, Certificate of Commendation, American Association for State and Local History

Hardly were the last shots fired at the Alamo before the Texas Revolution entered the realm of myth and controversy. French visitor Frederic Gaillardet called it a "Texian Iliad" in 1839, while American Theodore Sedgwick pronounced the war and its resulting legends "almost burlesque."

In this highly readable history, Stephen L. Hardin discovers more than a little truth in both of those views. Drawing on many original Texan and Mexican sources and on-site inspections of almost every battlefield, he offers the first complete military history of the Revolution. From the war's opening in the "Come and Take It" incident at Gonzales to the capture of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Hardin clearly describes the strategy and tactics of each side. His research yields new knowledge of the actions of famous Texan and Mexican leaders, as well as fascinating descriptions of battle and camp life from the ordinary soldier's point of view.

This award-winning book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Texas or military history.

Texas Town Legends: A Place in History

By Olga Muñoz Rodríquez

Floricanto Press
Paperback (429 pages)

Texas Town Legends: A Place in History
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This is a history of the mejicano tejano heroes of Uvalde, a small Texas town, before and after the World War II. The book recovers their contributions to the war effort, and the generations that followed them. Upon their return from the front, the small-town soldiers and heroes were armed with a new perspective and they became catalysts of change, ready to engage, and transform the social, racial, and economic dynamics for mejicanos. The author examines and describes how life changed for these valiant soldiers. They fought the mighty German army in Europe at the Battle of Salerno, for the control of the Rapido River, and Mt. Rotondo in Italy. They became amply adept and when they returned home, they were determined to improve the social and economic conditions for mejicanos, although, at first, the advancement was slow and incremental. They set in motion a transformation of the political structures of South Texas. They confronted legacy of the local Ku Klux Klan and challenged school boards, city hall, landowners, and the power structure that oppressed them before the war. Drawing on community members and local archives, this book recovers an American, a Texan, as well as a Latino mejicano history of duty to country, flag, struggle, and liberation.

Olga Muñoz Rodríquez was founder and publisher of El Uvalde Times (1978-1980) (1991-1992), a bilingual newspaper in Uvalde, Texas, where she often wrote of the many activists that changed Uvalde. In 1977, with her friend Ramón Velásquez, she created a talk show called Comentario to discuss local issues on Radio Station KVOU. Her former company, Workforce Development Strategies, provided customer service training. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Incarnate Word and Master of Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History: Student Edition 2016

By HOLT MCDOUGAL

HOLT MCDOUGAL
Released: 2014-12-31
Hardcover (848 pages)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History: Student Edition 2016
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History: Student Edition 2016


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