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  • Joe B. Frantz on Small Towns 10-5-14
    From the Foreword to Eighter from Decaur: Growing Up in North Texas by Jim Tom Barton.
  • Dr. Kirk Bane - Book Reviews & Recommendations:

    Recommendations:
  • An Essential Reading List of Texas History Compiled by Dr. Kirk Bane

    Book Reviews:
  • John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, eds. Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History 10-3-14
  • C. Herndon Williams, Texas Gulf Coast Stories 5-22-14
  • Stanley Oberst and Lori Torrance, Elvis in Texas: The Undiscovered King, 1954-1958 4-19-14
  • C. Herndon Williams, True Tales of the Texas Frontier: Eight Centuries of Adventure and Surprise 3-29-14
  • Gunnar Hansen, Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie 2-22-14
  • Don Graham, State of Minds: Texas Culture & Its Discontents 1-14-14
  • All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music
  • Never Without Honor: Studies of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter
  • Mike Cox, Central Texas Tales
  • Patrick L. Cox and Kenneth E. Hendrickson Jr., eds. Writing the Story of Texas
  • Texas Book Excerpts

  • Joe B. Frantz on Small Towns 10-5-14
    From the Foreword to Eighter from Decaur: Growing Up in North Texas by Jim Tom Barton.
  • Mirabeau Lamar's Buffalo by Jeffrey Stuart Kerr
  • Coliseum
  • Will Rogers Coliseum by Debbie M. Liles
  • Remembering Miss Tillie by Murray Montgomery
  • Death by Rope
  • “Death by Rope” by Bob and Doris Bowman
  • Hauling Corn Crop to Market at Age 13
    by Henry Skupin
  • Tyler by Robert E. Reed Jr. Arcadia Publishing
  • Mayhem at Mount Carmel by Mike Cox
  • Driving Around with Bonnie and Clyde by Robin Cole-Jett
  • “The Most Modest of Buildings” by Mary S. Black,
    From "Early Texas Schools: A Photographic History”
  • Burning Bush - An East Texas Ghost Town by Bob Bowman
  • Salt Warriors: Insurgency on the Rio Grande by Paul Cool
  • Tyler, Texas by Robert E. Reed Jr.
    Arcadia Publishing
  • Ranger's Gholson Hotel by Don Champion
  • Myths of the South Plains by Delbert Trew
  • A.J. Sowell by Mike Cox
  • The Legend of Camarón by Donald W. Miles
  • Border Patrol Shootout on the Rio Grande El Paso (1916) by Clifford Alan Perkins
  • "Splash Across Texas" by Chandra Moirs Beal
  • "East Texas Sunday Drives" by Bob Bowman
  • "Grand Old Texas Theaters That Won't Quit" by Joan Upton Hall and Stacey Hasbrook
  • Barringer Hill by Richard Zelade
  • "San Antonio Uncovered" by Mark Louis Rybczyk
  • "I Was a Teen in the 1930s and Some More Stuff" by Harold Bell
  • "Cottonseed Kid Childhood Memories of a Texas Life" by Hariett Dublin
  • Grandfather by A. S. Friedell
  • Endangered Stories
    From "I Was a Teen in the 1930s and Some More Stuff" by Harold Bell
  • Miss Bell
  • The Sheriff
  • The Tight-Wire Walker
  • My Date with Mary
  • Ghost Book Excerpts

  • A Monument to the Killough Massacre by Mitchel Whitington
  • The Ghost In The Bell Jar by Loyd Auerbach
  • Daddy's Favorite Song by Sandy Williams Driver
  • The Lightkeeper's Ghost - The Old Presque Isle Lighthouse by Mitchel Whitington
  • Texas Books
    Books about Texas that you may be unaware of.
    Include independent publishers and the presses of various universities.
    Titles are chosen from a wide range of topics we feel would be of interest to our readers, including architecture, ghosts, people, places, history, war, law, outlaws...
    General
  • Mike Cox, Central Texas Tales Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane
  • Architecture
  • "San Antonio Uncovered" by Mark Louis Rybczyk
  • "Dugout to Deco: Building in West Texas, 1880 - 1930" by Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser
  • Ghosts & Legends
  • Ghosts of the Pineywoods by Bob Bowman
  • The Murder Maverick by C. F. Eckhardt
  • "Ghosts in the Graveyard, Texas Cemetery Tales" by Olyve Hallmark Abbott
  • "The History and Mystery of the Menger Hotel" by Docia Schultz Williams
  • "Best Tales of Texas Ghosts" by Docia Schultz Williams
  • History & War
  • An Essential Reading List of Texas History Compiled by Dr. Kirk Bane
  • Texas Tornadoes: The Lone Star State’s Deadliest Twisters By Marlene Bradford 6-1-14
  • C. Herndon Williams, Texas Gulf Coast Stories Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane 5-22-14
  • C. Herndon Williams, True Tales of the Texas Frontier: Eight Centuries of Adventure and Surprise Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane 3-29-14
  • Don Graham, State of Minds: Texas Culture & Its Discontents Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane 1-14-13
  • Combat
  • Combat Over Texas by Dan Heaton
  • Battleship
  • "Old Hoodoo" The Battleship Texas, America's First Battleship (1895-1911)
    bu Al Sumrall and Mark D. Cowan
  • Comanche Raids in Coryell County by Mike Cox
  • Christmas Dinner by Mike Cox
  • "Tomahawks at Twilight" by Bob and Doris Bowman
  • Alex Sweet and His Siftings by Clay Coppedge
  • Texas Sketchbook by Mike Cox
  • Everyone was GTT: Gone to Texas by Delbert Trew
  • Miss Lockhart and the Comanches by Maggie Van Ostrand
  • The Devil’s Triangle by James M. Smallwood, Kenneth W. Howell and Carol C. Taylor
  • 491 Days by Archie P. McDonald
  • Jane McManus Storm Cazneau by Linda Hudson
  • "Texas Women in World War II"by Cindy Weigand
  • "Soldiers of Misfortune" by Sam W. Haynes
  • "The Reluctant Warrior, Former German POW Finds Peace in Texas" by Heino R. Erichsen
  • "Wings Over the Mexican Border: Pioneer Military Aviation in the Big Bend" by Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale
  • Law & Disorder
  • The Shooting in Donley County by Mike Cox
  • Terror on Highway 59 by Steve Sellers
  • “Death by Rope” by Bob and Doris Bowman
  • Driving Around with Bonnie and Clyde by Robin Cole-Jett
  • Bonnie and Clyde Slept Here by Mike Cox
  • Clyde Barrow’s Funeral by Carl L. Stewart
  • Bertillion Method early way to track criminals by Gary Brown
  • There were rules in good-old days, too by William H. Dusenberry
  • Texas Rangers and the Battle of Plum Creek by Thomas W. Knowles
  • "My Life with Bonnie & Clyde" by Blanche Caldwell Barrow
  • "Elmer McCurdy: The Misadventure in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw" by Mark Svenvold
  • "Over the Wall, The Men Behind the 1934 Death House Escape"by Patrick M. McConal
  • "Tales of Bad Men, Bad Women, and Bad Places : Four Centuries of Texas Outlawry" by C.F. Eckhardt
  • "The Texas Sheriff : Lord of the County Line"by Thad Sitton
  • "Running with Bonnie and Clyde: The 10 Fast Years of Ralph Fults" by John Neal Phillips
  • Culture and Observations
  • John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley, eds. Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane 10-3-14
  • The Maligned Mesquite Gets Some Respect by Mike Cox 5-7-14
  • Gunnar Hansen, Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World's Most Notorious Horror Movie Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane 2-22-14
  • XIT Ranch - Gone but not Forgotten by Dede Casad
  • Frederick Law Olmsted by Clay Coppedge
  • Turkeys and Tenderfeet by Don Hampton Biggers
  • Old Trail Drivers by Mike Cox
  • Cattle brands mark originality by Manfred Wolfenstine
  • Longhorn: Texas' first industry by Gardner Sowle
  • 'The Farmers' Almanac' a good guide for life
  • Amarillo in thick of Dust Bowl by Paul H. Carlson
  • Locusts plague settlers by Jeffrey A. Lockwood
  • The True Meaning of Auld Lang Syne by Gael Montana
  • "A Long Way from the Cotton Patch." by Jean Adele Cox
    Cotton Picking by Jean Adele Cox
  • "Cottonseed Kid Childhood Memories of a Texas Life" by Hariett Dublin
  • "CHINQUA WHERE? The Spirit of Rural America, 1947-1955" by Fred B. McKinley
  • "The Lonesome Plains: Death and Revival on an American Frontier" by Louis Fairchild
  • "Blow by Blow, A Collection of Steve Blow's Award-Winning Columns from The Dallas Morning News" by Steve Blow
  • "Tom Dodge Talks about Texas : Radio Vignettes and Other Observations 1989-1999" by Tom Dodge
  • "I was a Teen in the 1930s ..." by Harold Bell
  • "Tall Town Tales by a Country Editor" by R. E. Bailey.
  • People
    Book
  • All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane
  • Never Without Honor: Studies of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter
    Book review by Dr. Kirk Bane
  • Ferry
  • Last Ride on the Ferry: My life as a migrant worker 1940's by Angelica Reyna 5-7-14
  • Christ Church Cathedral in Houston by Wanda Orton 6-11-14
    A Happy Worldly Abode, Christ Church Cathedral 1839-1964 by Marguerite Johnston
  • Vice Presidential Library of John Nance Garner or Mr. Smith Goes to Uvalde The Best of H. Allen Smith (Trident Press, 1972) 6-1-14
  • “Dr. J.B. Cranfill’s Chronicle: A Story of Life in Texas” by J.B. Cranfill
  • David Levi Kokernot by Alan Barber
  • The Forgotten Indian Traveler by Richard Irving Dodge
  • Kit Carson, Jim Bridger and General George Crook by Kit Carson, Jim Bridger and General George Crook
  • Davy In East Texas by Manley F. Corbia, Jr.
  • Romance of the Davis Mountains and the Big Bend Country by Carlyle Graham Raht
  • Gideon Lincecum: King of Texas’ Wild Frontier by Jerry Bryan Lincecum and Edward Hake Phillips
  • These People Actually Lived in East Texas by Landon Bradshaw
  • No Person Shall Put Asunder by Benard Burson
  • Recollections of Early Texas by John Holmes Jenkins...
  • Kingsbury Hall: The Genealogy of a Family by Kenneth Kingsbury
  • Go straight to hell.” by Sam B. Hall, Jr.
  • Please Pass the Biscuits, Pappy by Bill Crawford
  • Swedish Texans by Dr. Larry Scott 
  • Places / Travel
  • Presenting the Texas Panhandle by Lan-Bea Publications
  • The Star Film Ranch: Texas' First Picture Show. by Frank Thompson
  • Indianola and Other Poems by Jeff McLemore
  • The forgotten forests by Jane G. Baxter
  • Splash Across Texas! by Chandra Moira Beal
  • Taking the Waters in Texas by Janet Mace Valenza
  • San Antonio Uncovered by Mark Louis Rybczyk
  • A Field Guide to Cows by John Pukie
  • Hill Country by Richard Zelade
  • The Eight Corners of Texas by Paul McBurnett
  • Texas Towns/Counties
  • Wharton County
  • Small Towns in Sepia - Arcadia Publishing Approaches Its 100th Texas Title
  • One saloon for every editor in old Hallettsville by Murray Montgomery
  • Dumont by Elmer D. Landreth
  • "Salado: Frontier College Town" by Charles Turnbo by Clay Coppedge
  • Waxahachie: Where Cotton Reigned King by Kelly McMichael Stott
  • Muleshoe & More by Bill & Clare Bradfield
  • About Authors and Books
  • Ben K. Green by Clay Coppedge
  • Zane Grey's novels sparked love of reading by Delbert Trew
  • Remembering J. Evetts Haley by Mike Cox
  • Willie Morris by Mike Cox
  • Boyce House by Mike Cox
  • Remembering Claire Perry by Robert Cowser
  • Texas' Most Civilized Soul by Clay Coppedge
  • Book Burning by Mike Cox
  • Is There an Edna Ferber in Your Mailbox?
    or What’s a nice girl like you doing on a stamp like this?
    by Luke Warm
  • Miscellaneous
  • The Poet's Notebook by David Knape
  • Throwaway Children by David Knape
  • My Brief Stroll Down the Tobacco Road by Frances Giles
  • Special Delivery by Robert G. Cowser
  • The Old Book Shelf by Mike Cox
  • Book Snippets by Mike Cox
  • "Of Books I Sing"
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