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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)

The Epic New York Times Bestseller

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Texas Book Award

Winner of the Oklahoma Book...


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 01, 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...


House of Rain

by Craig Childs Hachette Book Group (September 25, 2018)

In this landmark work on the Anasazi tribes of the Southwest, naturalist Craig Childs dives head on into the mysteries of this vanished people.

The various tribes that made up the Anasazi people converged on...


Waco

by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson, Robert Fass & Aviva Layton Hachette Book Group (January 02, 2018)

To commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the FBI's siege at Waco compound and a tie-in to the Spike TV mini-series comes an updated reissue of the critically acclaimed A Place Called Waco by Branch Davidian...


Anointed with Oil

by Darren Dochuk Basic Books (June 03, 2019)

A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes

Anointed with Oil places...


Waco

by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson & Aviva Layton Hachette Books (January 01, 2018)

The basis of the celebrated Paramount Network miniseries starring Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch--Waco is the critically-acclaimed, first person account of the siege by Branch Davidian survivor, David Thibodeau....


The Fair Chase

by Philip Dray Basic Books (April 30, 2018)

An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also...


A Season in the Sun

by Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith Basic Books (March 26, 2018)

The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

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


Tombstone

by Tom Clavin St. Martin's Press (April 20, 2020)

THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Tombstone is written in a distinctly American voice." --T.J. Stiles, The New York Times

"With a former newsman's nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies...


The Phantom Killer

by James Presley Pegasus Crime (November 15, 2014)

The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers lanes" in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What...


Oklahoma City

by Andrew Gumbel, Roger G. Charles & Todd Waring HarperAudio (April 24, 2012)

In the early morning of April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh drove into downtown Oklahoma City in a rented Ryder truck containing a deadly fertilizer bomb that he and his army buddy Terry Nichols had made the previous...


Texas Rising

by Stephen L. Moore & P.J. Ochlan HarperAudio (May 12, 2015)

The official nonfiction companion to HISTORY's dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas...


The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker, William Hogeland & Byron Wagner HarperAudio (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, and...


Empire of the Summer Moon

by S. C. Gwynne & David Drummond Simon & Schuster Audio (September 20, 2016)

The Epic New York Times Bestseller

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Texas Book Award

Winner of the Oklahoma Book...


A Safeway in Arizona

by Tom Zoellner & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (December 29, 2011)

A riveting account of the state of Arizona, seen through the lens of the Tucson shootings

On January 8, 2011, twenty-two-year-old Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a Tucson meet and greet held by US representative...


The Emerald Mile

by Kevin Fedarko & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (November 04, 2014)

From one of Outsidemagazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastestboat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through theGrand Canyon, during the legendary flood...


Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right

by Erica Grieder & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (April 23, 2013)

Texasmay well be America's most controversial state. Evangelicals dominate the hallsof power, millions of its people live in poverty, and its death row is thebusiest in the country. Skeptical outsiders have...


The Fair Chase

by Philip Dray & Will Collyer Basic Books (May 01, 2018)

An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also...


A Season in the Sun

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

The story of Mickey Mantle's magnificent 1956 season

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


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...


The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

by Aaron Bobrow-Strain Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2019)

Winner of the 2020 Pacific Northwest Book Award | Named a 2019 Southwest Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the 2019 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize

What happens when an undocumented teen mother takes on...


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...


Anointed with Oil

by Darren Dochuk Basic Books (May 14, 2019)

A prize-winning historian offers a major new history of the United States, placing faith and oil at the center of America's rise to global power

Anointed with Oil is a groundbreaking new history of the United...


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...