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0292771185 DAVID RICHARDS, Once Upon a Time in Texas, A Liberal in the Lone Star State
DAVID RICHARDS
Once Upon a Time in Texas, A Liberal in the Lone Star State
University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2002, 1st Stated Ed. Hardbound. Once Upon a Time in Texas, A Liberal in the Lone Star State by David Richards. Published by University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2002. 1st Stated Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine in Good DJ. 296 Pgs. ISBN 0292771185. LCCN 2001052231. There were liberal activists of various stripes who sought to make Texas more tolerant and more tolerable. The author was one of them. In this fast-paced, often humorous memoir, he remembers the players, the strategy sessions, the legal and political battles, and the wins and losses that brought significant gains in civil rights, voter rights, labor law, and civil liberties to the people of Texas from the 1950s to the 1990s. Everyone fascinated by Texas politics and liberal activism in the last half of the twentieth century will enjoy this book. Description text copyright 2010 BooksForComfort. Item ID 22409. ISBN: 0292771185. Fine in Good DJ. 8vo..
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0963657798 DUSTY & BONNIE HENSON, Rugs to Riches: The Amazing Story of the El Paso Saddleblanket Company
DUSTY & BONNIE HENSON
Rugs to Riches: The Amazing Story of the El Paso Saddleblanket Company
Trego-Hill Publications, El Paso, TX, 2001, 1st Signed Ed. Paperback. Rugs to Riches: The Amazing Story of the El Paso Saddleblanket Company by Dusty & Bonnie Henson. Published by Trego-Hill Publications, El Paso, TX, 2001. 1st Signed Edition. Paperback. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. Signed by author ''Happy Trails, Dusty 2012'' on half-title page. 227 Pgs. ISBN 0963657798. LCCN 01-135493. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Description text copyright 2013 BooksForComfort. Item ID 28942. ISBN: 0963657798. Fine. Signed by author ''Happy Trails, Dusty 2012'' on half-title page. 8vo..
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1580081002 ELMER KELTON, Texas Cattle Barons: Their Families, Land and Legacy
ELMER KELTON
Texas Cattle Barons: Their Families, Land and Legacy
CF Ranch Book/Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 1st Stated Print. Hardbound. Texas Cattle Barons: Their Families, Land and Legacy published by CF Ranch Book/Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999. 1st Stated Printing. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Oblong. Condition: Nr Fine in Torn & Taped DJ. 192 Pgs. ISBN 1580081002. LCCN99-11727. Essasy by Elmer Kelton. Foreword by Tomy Lee Jones. Photography by Kathleen Jo Ryan. Thirteen families discuss the reality of owning and working some of the largest land holdings in the state of Texas; a life that has changed dramatically over the last century. 150+ color photos. Description text copyright 2010 BooksForComfort. Item ID 23516. ISBN: 1580081002. Nr Fine in Torn & Taped DJ. Oblong..
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GARY ZELLAR
The Wynne Home: Then and Now
Texas Review Press, Huntsville, TX, 2006, 1st Stated Signed Ed. Paperback. The Wynne Home: Then and Now by Gary Zellar. Published by Texas Review Press, Huntsville, TX, 2006. 1st Stated Signed Edition. Paperback. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. Signed by both authors and photographer on title page. 101 Pgs. ISBN 1881515893. LCCN 2006010703. History by Gary Zellar, chronicle of restoration by Linda Pease, photographs by David Carpender. This is the story of the Gustavas A. Wynne family and the home Mr. Wynne built for his bride in Huntsville, Texas, in 1883. During their lifetime and through the generations since, the Wynne family has occupied a prominent place in the economic, religious and social life of the community and created an evolution of the original honeymoon cottage into the classical home of today. It is also the story of the magnanimous gift of the home to the city in 1998 and the reconstruction and adaptive reuse of the structure as a community arts center. Photographs both old and new document the history and open the doors to a home and to a lifestyle of generous contribution to the city and the region. Description text copyright 2013 BooksForComfort. Item ID 28273. ISBN: 1881515893. Fine. Signed by both authors and photographer on title page. 8vo..
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1571680713 GEORGE ARNOLD, Growing Up Simple: An Irrevernt Look at Kids in the 1950s
GEORGE ARNOLD
Growing Up Simple: An Irrevernt Look at Kids in the 1950s
Eakin Press, Austin, TX, 2003, 1st Signed Ed 1st Pr. Paperback. Growing Up Simple: An Irrevernt Look at Kids in the 1950s by George Arnold. Published by Eakin Press, Austin, TX, 2003. 1st Signed Edition1st Printing. Paperback. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: VG. On title page signed in red ''John - Please don't ever grow up! George Arnold CIAcats (website)''. 257 Pgs. ISBN 1571680713. A Nonfiction Novel. Foreword by Liz Carpenter. A fun and funny account of the incredible hijinks of a small band of merry pranksters, overachievers of the first order, who grew up in the placid, black-and-white world of the '50s, a time when life was simple and the only major fear kids had to face was the ever-present threat of polio. Description text copyright 2015 BooksForComfort. Item ID 30876. ISBN: 1571680713. VG. On title page signed in red ''John - Please don't ever grow up! George Arnold CIAcats (website)''. 8vo..
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GLEN E LICH
The German Texans
Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 1981, 1st Stated Ed. Hardbound. The German Texans by Glen E Lich. Published by Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 1981. 1st Stated Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: VG in Chipped DJ. DJ has holes. Binding and content in excellent condition. 240 Pgs. ISBN 093316484X. The Texians and the Texans. A series dealing with the many kinds of people who have contributed to the history and heritage of Texas. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Description text copyright 2000 BooksForComfort. Item ID 1417. ISBN: 093316484X. VG in Chipped DJ. DJ has holes. Binding and content in excellent condition. 8vo..
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0292707347 J O LANGFORD, Big Bend, A Homesteader¦s Story
J O LANGFORD
Big Bend, A Homesteader¦s Story
University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1982, 2nd Ed 2nd Pr. Paperback, Ill: Henry B Du Pont. Big Bend, A Homesteader¼s Story published by University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1982. 2nd Edition 2nd Printing. Paperback. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Nr Fine. Orig owners name & address stamped inside front cover. Bottom front corner creased. 159 Pgs. ISBN 0292707347. LCCN 73-91002. By J. O. Langford with Fred Gipson. Photographs by Henry B Du Pont and Joe W Langford. The author with this wife and daughter came to the fabulous country where the Rio Grande makes its big bend in 1909. This is the story of their life in the rugged and spectacularly beautiful country that the came to call their own. Description text copyright 2011 BooksForComfort. Item ID 25013. ISBN: 0292707347. Nr Fine. Orig owners name & address stamped inside front cover. Bottom front corner creased. 8vo..
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0292775261 JACK GREGORY, Sam Houston with the Cherokees 1829-1833
JACK GREGORY
Sam Houston with the Cherokees 1829-1833
University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1976, 1st Pbk Ed 1st Pr. Paperback. Sam Houston with the Cherokees 1829-1833 by Jack Gregory. Published by University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1976. 1st Paperback Edition1st Printing. Paperback. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. 206 Pgs. ISBN 0292775261. LCCN 67-25326. By Jack Gregory and Rennard Strickland. The details of Sam Houston's life with the Cherokee Indians have remained obscure. In the more than fifty biographies of Sam Houston only slight reference is made to these years. To reconstruct these years, the authors have examined Indian agency records, maps, Congressional documents, traders' account books, contemporary diaries, unpublished letters, shipping records, missionary reports, and newspapers, as well as Houston's letters and speeches. For the first time permission has been granted for use of the Indian Archives of the Thomas Gilcrease Institute in a Houston biography. In addition to research in these primary documents the authors draw upon years of observation of the culture of the Cherokee Indians. Description text copyright 2011 BooksForComfort. Item ID 25943. ISBN: 0292775261. Fine. 8vo..
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1929175337 JAMES H MAN, Greenbelt: A Nostalgic Return to a Texas Childhood
JAMES H MAN
Greenbelt: A Nostalgic Return to a Texas Childhood
Corintian Books, Mt Pleasant, SC, 2001, 1st Signed Ame Ed. Paperback. Greenbelt: A Nostalgic Return to a Texas Childhood by James H Man. Published by Corintian Books, Mt Pleasant, SC, 2001. 1st Signed American Edition. Paperback. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. Signed by author on half title page '' To -, Happy Birthday! If this doesn't make you laughaI better find a new profession ! James H Man''. 186 Pgs. ISBN 1929175337. LCCN 00-107921. Memories of 12 year old boy in 1972 searching for adventure around Geenbelt Lake (60 miles east of Amarillo, Texas). Description text copyright 2015 BooksForComfort. Item ID 30323. ISBN: 1929175337. Fine. Signed by author on half title page '' To -, Happy Birthday! If this doesn't make you laughaI better find a new profession ! James H Man''. 8vo..
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1585446149 JANE CLEMENTS MONDAY, Petra's Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy
JANE CLEMENTS MONDAY
Petra's Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy
Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 2007, 1st Signed Ed. Hardbound. Petra's Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy by Jane Clements Monday. Published by Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX, 2007. 1st Signed Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 4to (up to 12'' tall). Condition: Fine in Good DJ. Signed by both authors, dated 11-11-07, on half-title page. Orig owners name, under title on same page, scribbled out. 430 Pgs. ISBN 1585446149. LCCN 2007007775. By Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick.The matriarch of one of the most important families in Texas history, Petra Vela Kenedy has remained a shadowy presence in the annals of South Texas. In this biography of Petra Vela Kenedy, the authors not only tell her story but also relate the history of South Texas through a woman's perspective. Utilizing previously unpublished letters, journals, photographs, and other primary materials, the authors reveal the intimate stories of the families who for years dominated governments, land acquisition, commerce, and border politics along the Rio Grande and across the Wild Horse Desert. Description text copyright 2009 BooksForComfort. Item ID 20661. ISBN: 1585446149. Fine in Good DJ. Signed by both authors, dated 11-11-07, on half-title page. Orig owners name, under title on same page, scribbled out. 4to..
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0972251006 JOSE POLICARPIO RODRIGUEZ, A Tejano Son of Texas, An Autobiography by Jose Policarpio ''Polly'' Rodrigriquez
JOSE POLICARPIO RODRIGUEZ
A Tejano Son of Texas, An Autobiography by Jose Policarpio ''Polly'' Rodrigriquez
TexasTejano com, San Antonio, TX, 2003, 1st Stated Ed. Paperback. A Tejano Son of Texas, An Autobiography by Jose Policarpio ''Polly'' Rodrigriquez by Jose Policarpio Rodriguez. Published by TexasTejano com, San Antonio, TX, 2003. 1st Stated Edition. Paperback. Size 4to (up to 12'' tall). Condition: Fine. 88 Pgs. ISBN 0972251006. LCCN 2002113149. The life of Jose Policarpio Rodriguez (1829-1914) as dictated to the Rev. D W Carter, DD, from 1892-1897. The first manuscript, titled The Old Guide, was published in 1903 by the Methodist Episcopal Church of the South, 1986 the Beaxar Graphics of New Braunfels published a new edition of The Old Guide with a foreword by James S Maverick.This publication has been reproduced in its original format, edited by Rudi R Rodriguez. The story begins with the author's birth in 1829 in Mexico and follows his real-life adventures in early Texas. Throughout the twenty-two chapters, Polly's life is described in his own words and follows his experiences as a hunter, scout, guide, rancher, elected official and minister. Illustrated with reproduced document, maps and black and white photographs. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 13869. ISBN: 0972251006. Fine. 4to..
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 O CLARK FISHER, King Fisher His Life and Times
O CLARK FISHER
King Fisher His Life and Times
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1966, 1st Stated Signed Ed. Hardbound. King Fisher His Life and Times published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1966. 1st Stated Signed Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine in Good DJ. DJ price clipped. Inscribed To my friend Albert R- With best wishes from Clark Fisher Xmas 1968. 157 Pgs. LCCN 66-22719. The Western Frontier Library series. By Congressman O Clark Fisher and J C Dykes. Biography of King Fisher of Dimmit County, Texas during the 1870's. The center of Fisher's 5,000 square-mile domain was his ranch on Pendencia Creek, not far from the Rio Grande. From here the outlaw-turned-lawman maintained order during a decade when gun fighters, cattle thieves, cutthroats, gamblers, and homesteaders vied with one another for supremacy and survival. It was here, too, that King Fisher was assassinated, thus closing one of the most colorful chapters of Western history. Description text copyright 2013 BooksForComfort. Item ID 28583.. Fine in Good DJ. DJ price clipped. Inscribed To my friend Albert R- With best wishes from Clark Fisher Xmas 1968. 8vo..
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1931798192 PEGGY CARAVANTES, An American in Texas: The Story of Sam Houston
PEGGY CARAVANTES
An American in Texas: The Story of Sam Houston
Morgan Reynolds Publishing Inc, Greensboro, NC, 2004, 1st Stated Ed. Hardbound. An American in Texas: The Story of Sam Houston by Peggy Caravantes. Published by Morgan Reynolds Publishing Inc, Greensboro, NC, 2004. 1st Stated Edition. Hardbound, no DJ. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. 144 Pgs. ISBN 1931798192. LCCN 2003013257. Notable American Series. Sam Houston Is one of the most colorful figures in US history. After becoming a military hero at a young age, he embarked on a political career that seemed destined to send him to the White House. But when his young wife suddenly left him, Houston resigned as governor of Tennessee and headed west to live thth the Cherokee. He later became the dominant figure in the fight to break Texas away from Mexico, winning a decisive military victory against Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Houston went on to serve as president of the Republic of Texas, then as governor and US Senator from the new state. Illustrated with black & white photos. Description text copyright 2017 BooksForComfort. Item ID 32117. ISBN: 1931798192. Fine. 8vo..
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WALTER EWING LONG
Stephen F. Austin's Legacies
Steck-Vaughn Co, Austin, TX, 1970, 1st Ed. Hardbound. Stephen F. Austin's Legacies by Walter Ewing Long. Published by Steck-Vaughn Co, Austin, TX, 1970. 1st Edition. Hardbound, Slipcase. Size 8vo (up to 9-1/2'' tall). Condition: Fine. 87 Pgs. ISBN 0811477169. LCCN 72-111897. Inspired by an 1832 letter containing a sketch of Austin's planned home site on the Colorado River, this book is intended to stimulate appreciation and understanding of the countless legacies bequeathed succeeding generations of Texans by ''The Father of Texas.'' Illustrated. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 14023. ISBN: 0811477169. Fine. 8vo..
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