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Author : James Lee Burke
Publisher : Orion Publishing Group
Release : 1999
Page : 148
Category : Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
ISBN 13 : 9780752826387
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Son Holland arrived in the Louisiana penal camp determined not to spend the rest of his days suffering in a chain gang - but he didn't imagine for one minute that in order to escape he would need to kill a man. Terrified for his life, he flees the state across the river to Texas, taking with him a beautiful Indian squaw and a fellow prisoner. And as they make their way towards General Houston's infamous Texas Rangers they find themselves in the midst of the final tragic battle for the Alamo.


Author : James Lee Burke
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-08-31
Page : 160
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451620799
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This James Lee Burke classic features Son Holland, the great-grandfather of beloved hero Billy Bob Holland, as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow. James Lee Burke steps back three generations to reveal the lightning-paced tale of western lawman Billy Bob Holland’s great-grandfather, a fugitive swept up in the proud fight for Texan independence. Son Holland escaped a Louisiana chain gang—but never intended to kill a prison guard during the breakaway. Terrified for his life, on the run through the bayou with fellow escapee Hugh Allison and a beautiful Indian squaw, Son flees across the river to Texas, where the only chance the travelers have for survival awaits in a violent storm of revolution led by General Houston and James Bowie.


Author : James Lee Burke
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-08-03
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1982183454
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This James Lee Burke classic features Son Holland, the great-grandfather of beloved hero Billy Bob Holland, as he flees a Louisiana prison camp with a Native American woman and a fellow prisoner in tow. James Lee Burke steps back three generations to reveal the lightning-paced tale of western lawman Billy Bob Holland’s great-grandfather, a fugitive swept up in the proud fight for Texan independence. Son Holland escaped a Louisiana chain gang—but never intended to kill a prison guard during the breakaway. Terrified for his life, on the run through the bayou with fellow escapee Hugh Allison and a beautiful Indian squaw, Son flees across the river to Texas, where the only chance the travelers have for survival awaits in a violent storm of revolution led by General Houston and James Bowie.


Author : James Lee Burke
Publisher : Hyperion
Release : 1995-10-05
Page : 148
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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First published in 1982, an action-paced historical novel about the Texas Revolution of 1835 shows the ripening talents of the creator of the best-selling Dave Robicheaux detective novels, including Dixie City Jam. Reprint.


Author : Mary Carey
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Page : 84
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781571682925
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Relates how Jane Long and her maidservant Kian held one of the first forts in Texas against Indian attacks and Jane gave birth to the first Anglo baby born in Texas.


Author : James Lee Burke
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-07-15
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1476710791
Description :


A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Light of the World.


Author : Geyata Ajilvsgi
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2013-04-19
Page : 360
Category : Gardening
ISBN 13 : 1603449574
Description :


Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space. In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies and the many flowers and other plants they utilize in their miraculous life cycle: from hidden egg to munching caterpillar to cryptic chrysalis to nectar-sipping, winged adult. Written in an engaging, nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden, the book provides tips for making gardens caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly, in-depth profiles of more than fifty butterflies, descriptions of the food plants for a variety of both caterpillars and butterflies, and plant lists for easy selection and substitution, depending on where you live and what is available. For those who want specific advice on what to plant where, Ajilvsgi has designed useful, adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions. Helpful appendices aid gardeners in taking photographs of the butterflies they attract, in locating sources for seeds and plants, and in finding organizations and other instructive publications for additional information about these beautiful and beneficial insects. As the popularity of butterfly gardening continues to increase, gardeners of all skill levels will find Butterfly Gardening for Texas an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration.


Author : Forrest Carter
Publisher : UNM Press
Release : 1989-08-01
Page : 431
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 082635212X
Description :


Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri--men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge. Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.


Author : Jurgen Schmandt
Judith Clarkson
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2011-06-01
Page : 318
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 029272330X
Description :


When The Impact of Global Warming on Texas was first published in 1995, it discussed climate change as a likely future phenomenon, predicted by scientific studies. This entirely rewritten second edition presents evidence that early climate change impacts can now be observed and identifies the threats climate change will pose to Texas through the year 2050. It also offers the hopeful message that corrective action, if taken now, can avert unmanageable consequences. The book begins with a discussion of climate science and modeling and the information that can be derived from these sources for Texas. The authors follow this with an analysis of actual climate trends in the various Texas climate regions, including a predicted rise in temperatures of 5.4 degrees F (plus or minus 1.8 F) by the end of the century. This could lead to less rainfall and higher evaporation, especially in regions that are already dry. Other important effects include possible changes in El Niño (climate variability) patterns and hurricane behaviors. Taking into account projected population growth, subsequent chapters explore likely trends with respect to water availability, coastal impacts, and biodiversity. The authors then look at the issues from a policy perspective, focusing on Texas's importance to the national economy as an energy producer, particularly of oil and gas. They recommend that Texas develop its own climate change policy to serve the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy independence, ensuring regional security, and improving management of water, air, land, and wildlife.


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Release : 1991
Page : 97
Category : Estuaries
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Release : 1976
Page :
Category : Water conservation
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Author : Jake Trotter
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2012-08-01
Page : 272
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 1623680417
Description :


Spotlighting a team that holds the edge in a series dating back to 1915, this pro-Georgia history proves why fans should love the Bulldogs and hate their archrivals, the Florida Gators. A pep talk from Vince Dooley is featured as is beloved mascot Uga, and the "Gator Stomp" that made Tim Tebow look even goofier than usual is highlighted for good measure. This entertaining chronicle argues for adoring Buck Belue while raking Rex Grossman over the coals, relating the fantastic coaching stories of the legendary W.A. Cunningham, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley as well as up-close and personal chats.


Author : S. A. Thompson
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2021-03-15
Page : 306
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1684567033
Description :


Most Texans don't know that the Texas Revolution began and ended with naval battles. They don't know that, though small, the Texas Navy was the most advanced in the world in 1839. Many also don't know that Texas had a first rate uniformed Navy, Marine Corp, and Coast guards. This book will enlighten both the average Texan wanting to know more about an important part of Texas history, and many who have read other books on the subject. It also delineates the intense dislike Sam Houston had for the Texas Navy and especially its Commodore, Edwin Ward Moore, whom he saw as a rival for attention Originally intended to be notes for a historic novel, the author soon realized they were more valuable as both a data source for researchers and also an exciting true narrative of the exploits of the Texas Navy. As such, it is written and arranged for two distinct audiences, the lay reader and the researcher. It corrects some of the errors and discrepancies between other books and presents new data from primary sources in the Zavala Museum behind the Capitol Building in Austin.


Author : Tinnean
Publisher : JMS Books LLC
Release : 2019-03-02
Page : 100
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1634868846
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Sequel to Home Before Sundown In 1861, eleven-year old Zachary Taylor Browne marches off to war as a drummer boy with the 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs under the leadership of Lieutenant Steve Marriott, whom he worships. During the Battle of Antietam, he saves his lieutenant’s life and earns the nickname Sharps. When the 14th musters out in 1864, Sharps and Marriott part ways. Steve Marriott has always liked the boy under his care but lost track of him after the war. Marriott becomes a wagon master, and in 1869 receives word the family of an old friend needs his help in traveling to the Dakotas. On the journey there, he crosses paths once again with Sharps, now a young man, and falls hopelessly in love. But there’s danger awaiting them on the trail as well as misunderstandings. Can they arrive safely at their destination? Will Steve’s feelings be returned? And if so, can he and Sharps find a home together in the wild territory?


Author : Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2017-11-23
Page : 291
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1476662819
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James Lee Burke is an acclaimed writer of crime novels in which protagonists battle low-life thugs who commit violent crimes and corporate executives who exploit the powerless. He is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series, set in New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. With characters inspired by his own family, Burke uses the mystery genre to explore the nature of evil and an individual's responsibility to friends, family and society at large. This companion to his works provides a commentary on all of the characters, settings, events and themes in his novels and short stories, along with a critical discussion of his writing style, technique and literary devices. Glossaries describe the people and places and define unfamiliar terms. Selected interviews provide background information on both the writer and his stories.


Author : Thomas O. McDonald
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2021-03-25
Page : 640
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 080616994X
Description :


A native Georgian, James Hughes Callahan (1812–1856) migrated to Texas to serve in the Texas Revolution in exchange for land. In Seguin, Texas, where he settled, he met and married a divorcée, Sarah Medissa Day (1822–1856). The lives of these two Texas pioneers and their extended family would become so entwined in the events and experiences of the nascent nation and state that their story represents a social history of nineteenth-century Texas. From his arrival as a sergeant with the Georgia Battalion, through the ill-fated 1855 expedition that bears his name, to his shooting death in a feud with a neighbor, Callahan was a soldier, a Texas Ranger, a rancher, and a land developer, at every turn making his mark on the evolving Guadalupe River Basin. Separately, Sarah’s family’s journey reflected the experience of many immigrants to Texas after its war of independence. Thomas O. McDonald traces the pair’s respective paths to their meeting, then follows as, together, they contend with conflict, troublesome social mores, the emergence of new industries, and the taming of the land, along the way helping to shape the Texas culture we know today. With a sharp eye for character and detail, and with a wealth of material at his command, author Thomas O. McDonald tells a story as crackling with life as it is steeped in scholarly research. In these pages the lives of the Callahan and Day families become a canvas on which the history of Texas—from revolution, frontier defense, and Indian wars to Anglo settlement and emerging legal and social systems—dramatically, inexorably unfolds.


Author : Leonard Engel
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2010-03-08
Page : 224
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0786455586
Description :


Mysteries and detective stories are among the most popular of books but the writers of such genre fiction suffer from a perception that their work is to be taken less seriously than so-called literary fiction. The novels of James Lee Burke, one of the most distinguished writers of crime novels, challenge that notion, as do the 12 essays in this collection. This work examines Burke as a writer who has expanded the mystery-detective genre with an astonishing diversity of themes, imaginative language and descriptions, and unforgettable characters. He seems unbounded by limitations of genre. An interview with Burke is included.


Author : Mike Cox
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2012-10-02
Page : 144
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1614237506
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Central Texas is an area as diverse culturally as it is geographically. Bordered by Hill Country in the west, green farmland in the east and Waco and New Braunfels in the north and south, this area has drawn settlers from around the globe for over two centuries, leaving their mark and their stories along the way. From a surprising story of nineteenth-century psych ops at Fort Mason and what really happened to Bevo, the UT longhorn, in 1920 to Mrs. Ross's Croghan Cobbler recipe and rumors of a Lone Star visit by old Abe himself, historian Mike Cox regales readers with over fifty stories about the fascinating people, history and places of middle Texas.


Author : Texas Conference of Churches
Jorge Lara-Braud
Publisher :
Release : 1971
Page : 7
Category : Education, Bilingual
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Author : Rough Guides
Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Release : 2018-03-01
Page :
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1786713985
Description :


Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook. Texas has it all: sophisticated cities, beautiful beaches, colourful deserts, sleepy border towns, wide open plains, and dramatic mountains. This new edition covers everything from its wild rodeos and honky-tonks to its fine museums and elegant restaurants. Over 328 pages of insider knowledge from local experts In-depth on history and culture, from Texas Rangers and cowboys to musical traditions and the state's varied architecture Enjoy special features on the Spanish Missions, Houston's Space Center and wildlife in Texas Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all Insight Guides to countries and regions come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning Inspirational colour photography throughout Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.