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The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker William Morrow (August 11, 2015)

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism,...

State Facts for Fun! Texas

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (April 23, 2014)

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! Texas is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that their...

Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest

by Douglas Preston & Walter W. Nelson 212 Books (March 04, 2014)

This new ebook edition of Cities of Gold includes for very first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author’s epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico....

Empire of the Summer Moon

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (May 25, 2010)

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

This stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West was a major New York Times bestseller.


Buffalo Bill's Life Story: An Autobiography

by William Fredrick Cody Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Thrilling yarns of buffalo hunts, Indian life, and riding with the Pony Express abound in this exciting memoir of life in the Old West. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

Memoirs, Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969: Facsimile of 1969 Edition

by William A. Keleher Sunstone Press (April 15, 2008)

William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted...

Komatke Gold

by Benjamin Vance Benjamin Vance (September 16, 2013)

An adventure novel dealing with brutal murders, smuggling, archeological discovery, and a life's validation.

An unsuspecting retired military officer attempts to retrace steps of early manhood by revisiting...

Texas Boys In Gray

by Evault Boswell Taylor Trade Publishing (April 26, 2000)

Based on a 1912 publication about Texans who fought for the South in the Civil War, Texas Boys in Gray presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes...

The Complete History of New Mexico

by Kevin McIlvoy Graywolf Press (October 02, 2012)

"Compelling and complex . . . Strange and wonderful."

The New York Times Book Review, in praise of McIlvoy's previous fiction

I am going to write about the state of New Mexico and put in some maps and stuff...

Jose Maria de Jesus Carvajal: The Life and Times of a Mexican Revolutionary

by Joseph E. Chance Trinity University Press (August 31, 2012)

Both a biography of the titular Mexican reformer and a study of the events that shaped the Mexican-U.S. border, this book examines the challenges faced by Carvajal during the turbulent decades of the early to...

Texas Bad Girls: Hussie, Harlots, and Horse Thieves

by J. Lee Butts Taylor Trade Publishing (November 01, 2000)

Sometimes humorous, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deeply sad and moving - such are the biographies of fifteen Texas bad girls. Husband killers, run-of-the-mill murderers, whorehouse madams, prostitutes,...

King Ranch Story: Truth and Myth

by Mona D. Sizer Taylor Trade Publishing (March 19, 1999)

The King Ranch Story is the love story of an ambitious young man and his dream of creating a great empire on Texas land. It's about the love between a man and woman, Captain Richard King and his wife Henrietta...

An Autobiography of Davy Crockett

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 10, 2011)

Based in part on Davy Crockett’s own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most iconic historical figures. From his days as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812, his time as...

Dust Bowl Girls

by Lydia Reeder Algonquin Books (January 24, 2017)

“A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of...

The Black Legend

by Doug Hocking TwoDot (October 01, 2018)

In 1861, war between the United States and the Chiricahua seemed inevitable. The Apache band lived on a heavily traveled Emigrant and Overland Mail Trail and routinely raided it, organized by their leader, the...

A Priest, A Prostitute, and Some Other Early Texans

by Don Blevins Lone Star Books (September 01, 2016)

This unique collection of short biographies of the Lone Star State’s most colorful characters includes headliners Father Miguel Muldoon, the Irish-Spanish Catholic priest and diplomat who helped convert Protestants...

Texas Haunted Forts

by Elaine Coleman Globe Pequot Press (September 15, 2018)

The forts of Texas, once teeming with soldiers, settlers and Native Americans, today stand like silent sentinels, abandoned to the ravages of sun, wind, and time. Their legends and stories are ghostly reminders...

Old West Showdown

by Bill Markley & Kellen Cutsforth TwoDot (October 01, 2018)

Drawing on fact and folklore, dueling authors Bill Markley and Kellen Cutsforth present opposing viewpoints pertaining to controversies surrounding some of the most well-known characters and events in the history...

The Canary Islanders in Texas

by Armando Curbelo Fuentes & Félix D. Almaráz Jr. Maverick Books (May 30, 2018)

Immigrants from the archipelago of the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Western Africa played a vital role in San Antonio’s early history. Canary Islanders in Texas tells the story of the fifty-five...

Texas Bad Girls

by J. Lee Butts Lone Star Books (September 01, 2016)

Sometimes humorous, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes deeply sad and moving — such are the biographies of fifteen Texas bad girls. Husband killers, run-of-the-mill murderers, whorehouse madams, prostitutes,...

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Texas Bigger and Better

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (April 01, 2013)

Uncle John ropes, wrassles, and rides into the Lone Star State in this updated, king-sized grab-bag of all things Texas.

Packed with 60 new pages, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Texas Expanded Edition!...

Roma Arroyo - The Will Austin Adventure Series

by Jackie Boone's Phillips The Social Pet (February 21, 2013)

Welcome to the first book in the "Will Austin Adventure" Series!

1884 in Northern Mexico. Two kids are gathering corn on their family's 500 acre ranch. Suddenly, several shots ring out! They crawl to where they...

Texas Towns

by Don Blevins, Paris Permenter & John Bigley Lone Star Books (April 01, 2018)

To see Weeping Mary you've got to head to Texas. The grand state even boasts a Little Hope.

Texas Towns is a smart volume full of peculiar places. Author Don Blevins is generous in his detailing of the counties,...

Texas Trivia

by Bill Cannon & Courtney Oppel Lone Star Books (April 01, 2018)

Texas and Texans have been known to boast of having the best or the worst, the most or the least, the largest or the tiniest of just about everything. Texas Trivia: Everything Y'all Need to Know about the Lone...

Cold Case: Billy the Kid

by W. C. Jameson TwoDot (May 01, 2018)

In this series, private investigators pick up where the historians left off, taking on a series of major cold cases in history, starting with the mishandling of evidence relating to the life and times of Billy...

Tales with a Texas Twist

by Donna Ingham & Paul Hoffman Lone Star Books (April 06, 2018)

With this compilation of Texas--and Texanized--favorite myths and legends, award-winning tale teller Donna Ingham applies her own unmistakable voice to traverse her home state through such stories as:

"The Coming...

Powering a City

by Catherine Nixon Cooke, Char Miller & Bill Greehey Maverick Books (November 30, 2017)

At the center of San Antonio’s growth from a small pioneering town to a major western metropolis sits CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy utility in the United States and an innovator in harnessing,...

Remembering Las Vegas

by Jeff Burbank Trade Paper Press (June 07, 2010)

The largest city in the United States to be developed entirely within the twentieth century, Las Vegas has always been a unique place. From its beginnings, when two town sites competed to become the new community...

Amazing Texas Girls

by Mary Dodson Wade Lone Star Books (April 01, 2018)

Girls on the Western Frontier were expected to care for younger children, cook and clean, wash clothes, milk cows, tend gardens, and round up wandering herds in a harsh and unfamiliar landscape. Their stories,...

Dirty Dealing

by Gary Cartwright Cinco Puntos Press (November 09, 2010)

"Cartwright tells the story of the Chagra brothers, Lee and Joe, as they get mixed up with the drug-running community along the border and in short order find themselves hopelessly entangled in a net cast by...

Wicked Women

by Chris Enss TwoDot (February 20, 2015)

 This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled-doves, and other wicked women by  offers a glimpse into Western Women’s...

Spooky Texas

by S. E. Schlosser & Paul Hoffman Globe Pequot Press (August 13, 2008)

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...

Mysteries and Legends of Arizona

by Sam Lowe Globe Pequot Press (July 13, 2010)

Mysteries and Legends of Arizona explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Arizona’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book...

Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Texas

by Ron Franscell Globe Pequot Press (November 09, 2010)

A fascinating journey through the Lone Star State's unruly past

with maps, photos, and more

Texas rightfully claims a celebrated place in the “wildest” West of both myth and reality—which makes it truly...


by W. Michael Farmer TwoDot (April 01, 2018)

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...

It Happened in Arizona: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

by James A. Crutchfield TwoDot (December 01, 2016)

It Happened in Arizona features thirty-six episodes from Arizona’s history—from the thirteenth-century creation of the Hohokam’s irrigation canals to the building of the Hoover Dam, and from


Texas Tales

by Myra Hargrave McIlvain Sunstone Press (November 15, 2017)

These tales trace the Texas story, from Cabeza de Vaca who trekked barefoot across the country recording the first accounts of Indian life, to impresarios like Stephen F. Austin and Don Martín DeLeón who brought...

The Fiscal Case against Statehood: Accounting for Statehood in New Mexico and Arizona

by Stephanie D. Moussalli Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

In The Fiscal Case against Statehood, Stephanie D. Moussalli investigates the territorial residents’ fears that statehood will be expensive and examines the frontier development of government accounting practices....

Hometown Texas

by Peter Brown & Joe Holley Maverick Books (November 07, 2017)

  • Joe Holley has an active column in the Houston Chronicle
  • Peter Brown's previous books published by Norton
  • Great regional Texas appeal: Pictures include Ivanhoe State Bank in Lipscomb, Galveston-Bolivar Ferry,...

  • Texas Train Robberies

    by W. C. Jameson Lone Star Books (October 01, 2017)

    Tales from the Days of the Untamed West

    Not only are these train robberies fascinating and daring, many of them are associated with some of the foremost outlaws of the day—colorful personalities including Black...


    by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson & Aviva Layton Weinstein Publishing (January 02, 2018)

    To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the FBI's siege at Waco compound, and tie-in to the upcoming Spike TV mini-series, comes an updated reissue of the critically acclaimed A PLACE CALLED WACO by Branch Davidian...

    Lands of our Ancestors Teacher's Guide

    by Cathleen Chilcote Wallace & Gary Robinson Tribal Eye Productions (September 19, 2017)

    This Teachers Guide is designed to enrich teaching Lands of Our Ancestors across the curriculum. The guide begins with an overview of the Chumash people and their history as well as documentation of the accuracy...


    by Lewis F. Fisher Maverick Books (September 30, 2017)

    By definition, a maverick is a “lone dissenter” who “takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates” or “a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive policies or ideas.”...

    Are We Not Foreigners Here?

    by Jeffrey M. Schulze The University of North Carolina Press (April 12, 2018)

    Since its inception, the U.S.-Mexico border has invited the creation of cultural, economic, and political networks that often function in defiance of surrounding nation-states. It has also produced individual...

    A Season in The Sun

    by Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith Basic Books (March 27, 2018)

    The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

    Mickey Mantle was the ideal hitter for the atomic age, capable of hitting baseballs harder and farther than any other player in history. He was also the perfect...

    Spooky Southwest

    by S. E. Schlosser & Paul Hoffman TwoDot (July 01, 2017)

    A collection of folktales highlighting famous and not-so-famous Southwestern ghosts, mysterious happenings, powers of darkness, and wonders of the invisible world.

    Here we have a collection of unnerving tales...

    Early History of the Southwest through the Eyes of German-Speaking Jesuit Missionaries

    by Albrecht Classen Lexington Books (December 06, 2012)

    The history of the United States has been deeply determined by Germans throughout time, but hardly anyone has noticed that this was the case in the Southwest as well, known as Arizona/Sonora today, in the eighteenth...


    by Amy L. Stone Maverick Books (March 20, 2017)

  • Massive regional interest in Texas

  • LGBT interest nationwide

  • The Fiesta festival happens over 11 days and includes 108 events, 101 local nonprofit member organizations

  • 3.5 million people attend Fiesta each year

  • Cornyation...

  • Border Bandits, Border Raids

    by W. C. Jameson TwoDot (June 01, 2017)

    Border Bandits is an account of the many, many stories of back and forth skirmishes between the Mexicans and Texans during the late 1800s and early 1900s. There practically wasn't a border, which caused a lot...

    It Happened in the Old West

    by Erin H. Turner TwoDot (June 01, 2017)

    These are the stories of what happened in the West as the trickle then flood of Easterners and immigrants first began to flow into the plains, deserts, and mountains between the Pacific Ocean and the Mississippi...