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It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop.Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco.Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, Gildersleeve ...
Gildersleeve: Waco's Photographer
It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop.Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco.Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, Gildersleeve spent most of his childhood in Kirksville, Missouri. Throughout his early years, Gildersleeve sold his pictures for 25 cents apiece to pay for his education, working his way through photography school in Effingham, Illinois before launching his career in Waco.An adventurer, Glidersleeve was known for speeding through town on an Excelsior motorbike--and later in a Model T Ford--with his assistant in the sidecar. He avidly took pictures of everyday life in Waco, becoming the official photographer for Baylor and the State Fair of Texas. From special occasions to sporting events, from construction projects to key figures, Gildersleeve documented Waco's growth as a thriving industrial city during the early days of the twentieth century.Gildersleeve's photos are not just history; they are art. He pioneered panoramas and aerial shots using Waco as his subject. Gildersleeve's photos are now known for their clarity and detail that resemble and surpass modern-day digital photography. The photos in this book take viewers back in time to their favorite Waco landmarks and do so with timeless creativity.
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52.450000 USD

Gildersleeve: Waco's Photographer

Hardback
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Suitably, hauntings and paranormal happenings in the Lone Star state are larger than life. Included in this must-read collection are tales of the ghost lights of Marfa, the werewolf of Elroy, and the Devil's brand in the eternal roundup of El Paso. Your hair will stand on end as you ...
Spooky Texas: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore
Suitably, hauntings and paranormal happenings in the Lone Star state are larger than life. Included in this must-read collection are tales of the ghost lights of Marfa, the werewolf of Elroy, and the Devil's brand in the eternal roundup of El Paso. Your hair will stand on end as you read about the mysteries and lore in Spooky Texas.
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18.850000 USD

Spooky Texas: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore

by S E Schlosser
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The Limits of Liberty chronicles the formation of the U.S.-Mexico border from the perspective of the mobile peoples who assisted in determining the international boundary from both sides in the mid-nineteenth century. In this historic and timely study, James David Nichols argues against the many top-down connotations that borders carry, ...
The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border
The Limits of Liberty chronicles the formation of the U.S.-Mexico border from the perspective of the mobile peoples who assisted in determining the international boundary from both sides in the mid-nineteenth century. In this historic and timely study, James David Nichols argues against the many top-down connotations that borders carry, noting that the state cannot entirely dominate the process of boundary marking. Even though there were many efforts on the part of the United States and Mexico to define the new international border as a limit, mobile peoples continued to transgress the border and cross it with impunity. Transborder migrants reimagined the dividing line as a gateway to opportunity rather than as a fence limiting their movement. Runaway slaves, Mexican debt peones, and seminomadic Native Americans saw liberty on the other side of the line and crossed in search of greater opportunity. In doing so they devised their own border epistemology that clashed with official understandings of the boundary. These divergent understandings resulted in violence with the crossing of vigilantes, soldiers, and militias in search of fugitives and runaways. The Limits of Liberty explores how the border attracted migrants from both sides and considers border-crossers together, whereas most treatments thus far have considered discrete social groups along the border. Mining Mexican archival sources, Nichols is one of the first scholars to explore the nuance of negotiation that took place between the state and mobile peoples in the formation of borders.
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63.000000 USD

The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border

by James David Nichols
Hardback
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Every time a cowhand dug his boot into the stirrup, he knew that this ride could carry him to trail's end. In real stories told by genuine cowboys, this book captures the everyday perils of the flinty hoofs and devil horns of an outlaw steer, the crush of a half-ton ...
Saddling Up Anyway: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys
Every time a cowhand dug his boot into the stirrup, he knew that this ride could carry him to trail's end. In real stories told by genuine cowboys, this book captures the everyday perils of the flinty hoofs and devil horns of an outlaw steer, the crush of a half-ton of fury in the guise of a saddle horse, the snap of a rope pulled taut enough to sever digits. Threats took many forms, all of them sudden, most inescapable-a whooshing arrow or exploding slug, a raging river ready to drag him to the depths, and lightning that rattled bones and deafened if it missed, or came with silent finality if it didn't. Whether destined to be remembered or forgotten, a cowhand clung to life with all the zeal with which he approached his trade. He was the most loyal of employees, repeatedly putting his neck on the line for a mere dollar a day. Patrick Dearen has brought these reckless and risky adventures to life with colorful stories from interviews with 76 men who cowboyed in the West before 1932 as well as 150 archival interviews and written accounts from as early as the 1870s and well into the mid-twentieth century.
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18.69 USD

Saddling Up Anyway: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys

by Patrick Dearen
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In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for ...
Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics
In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for a Democratic president since 1976. Every statewide elective office is held by Republicans. Representing Texas in Washington is a congressional delegation of twenty-five Republicans and nine Democrats. Republicans control the Texas Senate by a margin of nineteen to twelve and the Texas House of Representatives by 101 to 49. Red State explores why this transformation of Texas politics took place and what these changes imply for the future. As both a political scientist and a Republican party insider, Wayne Thorburn is especially qualified to explain how a solidly one-party Democratic state has become a Republican stronghold. He analyzes a wealth of data to show how changes in the state's demographics-including an influx of new residents, the shift from rural to urban, and the growth of the Mexican American population-have moved Texas through three stages of party competition, from two-tiered politics, to two-party competition between Democrats and Republicans, and then to the return to one-party dominance, this time by Republicans. His findings reveal that the shift from Democratic to Republican governance has been driven not by any change in Texans' ideological perspective or public policy orientation-even when Texans were voting Democrat, conservatives outnumbered liberals or moderates-but by the Republican party's increasing identification with conservatism since 1960.
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26.200000 USD

Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics

by Wayne Thorburn
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Some have called it the tortilla curtain. Others have viewed it as a Third World entity where primitive conditions and poverty exist alongside the latest marvels of the computerized Information Age. But the border region between Mexico and the United States is more dynamic than ever since its transition into ...
Forging the Tortilla Curtain: Cultural Drift and Change Along the United States-Mexico Border from the Spanish Conquest to the Present
Some have called it the tortilla curtain. Others have viewed it as a Third World entity where primitive conditions and poverty exist alongside the latest marvels of the computerized Information Age. But the border region between Mexico and the United States is more dynamic than ever since its transition into a sort of Mexamerica a world fueled by corporate colonialism, the North American Free Trade Agreement (or NAFTA) and contraband of every stripe, from illegal drugs to illegal aliens. Forging the Tortilla Curtain reveals how the borderlands got to be that way. Thomas Torrans's narrative is a sweeping history of the 2,000-mile-long borderlands from the time of the early intrusions of the Spaniards in their endless quest for gold to the recent invasions of multinationals in their endless quest for cheap labor. It is a fascinating story of the long struggle to establish a boundary as an institution and cultural margin of the two Americas an Anglo North and a Latin South. It was a difficult and hazardous course heavily peopled with westering adventurers: filibusters William Walker and Henry Alexander Crabb, among many others; scalp hunters like John Glanton; dreamers and schemers vanquished Confederate generals Alexander Watkins Terrell and John B. Magruder, who hoped to establish a new Confederacy south of the border, and Albert Kimsey Owen who founded a short-lived socialist utopia at Topolobampo; empire builders like William Cornell Greene and William Randolph Hearst; and profiteers in the industry of contraband. Americans, contained at the Rio Grande since the 1840s by the Mexican-American War and the boundary that later developed across the desert Southwest to the Pacific, did not accept that contentedly. Thwarted in efforts to secure a port on the Sea of Cortez the Gulf of California they nonetheless were successful in bridging the continent by a climatically favorable southerly route. Even so, in the minds of many the notion of further aggrandizement long prevailed: for example, some argued that even Baja California properly should be United States territory, a sort of geographically balanced equivalent, so to speak, to the Florida peninsula itself. From the outset the frontier that would become the border was a work in progress and remains so today.
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26.200000 USD

Forging the Tortilla Curtain: Cultural Drift and Change Along the United States-Mexico Border from the Spanish Conquest to the Present

by Thomas Torrans
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A book of brief essays, illustrative art, and photography from often obscure historical and ethnological studies of Apache history, life, and culture in the last half of the nineteenth century. These snippets of history and culture provide insights into late nineteenth century Apache culture, history, and supernatural beliefs as the ...
Apacheria: True Stories of Apache Culture 1860-1920
A book of brief essays, illustrative art, and photography from often obscure historical and ethnological studies of Apache history, life, and culture in the last half of the nineteenth century. These snippets of history and culture provide insights into late nineteenth century Apache culture, history, and supernatural beliefs as the great western migration after the Civil War swept over the Apache bands in the late nineteenth century resulting in immense pressure for their cultures to change or vanish.
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19.900000 USD

Apacheria: True Stories of Apache Culture 1860-1920

by W Michael Farmer
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The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster
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33.590000 USD

The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster

by Gale Cooper
Hardback
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Mysterious Explorer: Solving the Puzzle of an African Explorer in America - 180 Years Before Columbus
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21.000000 USD

Mysterious Explorer: Solving the Puzzle of an African Explorer in America - 180 Years Before Columbus

by Ronald Stewart Ph D
Paperback
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New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning
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72.400000 USD

New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning

by Don Bullis
Hardback
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The Indians of the Pike's Peak Region (Illustrated Edition)
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12.500000 USD

The Indians of the Pike's Peak Region (Illustrated Edition)

by Irving Howbert
Paperback
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A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo
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39.890000 USD

A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster
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25.710000 USD

The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster

by Gale Cooper
Paperback / softback
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A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo
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26.240000 USD

A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning
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61.900000 USD

New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning

by Don Bullis
Paperback
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For the Birds: American Ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice
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41.950000 USD

For the Birds: American Ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice

by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie
Hardback
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Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem, and Other Weirdness on Route 66
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26.250000 USD

Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem, and Other Weirdness on Route 66

by Michael Karl Witzel
Hardback
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Claiming the Desert: Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona, 1865-1965
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15.740000 USD

Claiming the Desert: Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona, 1865-1965

by James A Williams
Paperback
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Texas Blood
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22.17 USD

Texas Blood

by Roger D Hodge
Paperback / softback
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Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick
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9.440000 USD

Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick

by Mary A Maverick
Paperback
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Danna / d'Anna Family History: From Sicily to America
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47.250000 USD

Danna / d'Anna Family History: From Sicily to America

by Bernadette Danna Elkins, Dr Jeremiah P Spence Ph D
Paperback
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A Swingin' Tragedy Starring Spade Cooley
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15.700000 USD

A Swingin' Tragedy Starring Spade Cooley

by Paul McClure
Paperback
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Into the Wild Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Into the Wild Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
Paperback
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Heroes and Villains of New Mexico: A Collection of True Stories
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19.900000 USD

Heroes and Villains of New Mexico: A Collection of True Stories

by Bud Russo
Paperback
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It Happened at the Casino: A Las Vegas Chronicle
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13.640000 USD

It Happened at the Casino: A Las Vegas Chronicle

by Mike Winger
Paperback
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Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick (Classic Reprint)
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10.470000 USD

Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick (Classic Reprint)

by Mary A Maverick
Paperback
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Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas
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15.740000 USD

Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas

by Joyce King
CD-Audio
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Amazing Texas Girls: True Stories from Lone Star History
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17.800000 USD

Amazing Texas Girls: True Stories from Lone Star History

by Mary Dodson Wade
Paperback / softback
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There is sometimes a fine line between history and folklore. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society tells stories about real-life characters from Texas's history, as well as personal reflections about life from diverse perspectives throughout the last century. The first section covers legendary characters like Davy Crockett and Sam ...
Legends and Life in Texas: Folklore from the Lone Star State, In Stories and Song
There is sometimes a fine line between history and folklore. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society tells stories about real-life characters from Texas's history, as well as personal reflections about life from diverse perspectives throughout the last century. The first section covers legendary characters like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, and people who were bigger or bolder than others, yet seem to have been forgotten. The second section includes works that examine songs of our youth, as well as the customs associated with music, whether it's on a football field or in a prison yard. The works in the final section recall memories of a simpler time, when cars and home appliances lacked modern conveniences, and when it was a treat just to go and visit with family and friends. All of these works capture something of our past, if only to carry it on and keep it alive for generations to come.
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47.250000 USD

Legends and Life in Texas: Folklore from the Lone Star State, In Stories and Song

Hardback
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Historian Virginia Bernhard has deftly woven together the memoirs and letters of three American soldiers-Henry Beston Sheahan, Mike Hogg, and George Wythe-to capture a vivid, poignant portrayal of what it was like to be over there. These firsthand recollections focus the lens of history onto one small corner of the ...
The Smell of War: Three Americans in the Trenches of World War I
Historian Virginia Bernhard has deftly woven together the memoirs and letters of three American soldiers-Henry Beston Sheahan, Mike Hogg, and George Wythe-to capture a vivid, poignant portrayal of what it was like to be over there. These firsthand recollections focus the lens of history onto one small corner of the war, into one small battlefield, and in doing so they reveal new perspectives on the horrors of trench warfare, life in training camps, transportation and the impact of technology, and the post-armistice American army of occupation. Henry Sheahan's memoir, A Volunteer Poilu, was first published in 1916. He was a Boston-born, Harvard-educated ambulance driver for the French army who later became a well-known New England nature writer, taking a family name Beston as his surname. George Wythe, from Weatherford, Texas, was a descendent of the George Wythe who signed the Declaration of Independence. Mike Hogg, born in Tyler, Texas, was the son of former Texas governor James Stephen Hogg. The Smell of War, by collecting and annotating the words of these three individuals, paints a new and revealing literary portrait of the Great War and those who served in it.
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33.600000 USD

The Smell of War: Three Americans in the Trenches of World War I

by Virginia Bernhard
Hardback
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