History - United States - State & Local - Southwest (az, Nm, Ok, Tx)

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Dallas 1963

Bill Minutaglio

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research NonfictionNamed one of the Top 3 JFK Books by Parade Magazine.Named 1 of The 5 Essential Kennedy assassination books ever written by The Daily Beast. Named one of the Top Nonfic...

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Published: Oct 2014

Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a P...

Judy Pasternak

Now in paperback, the critically acclaimed Yellow Dirt, "will break your heart. An enormous achievement—literally, a piece of groundbreaking investigative journalism—illustrates exactly what reporting should do: Show us what ...

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Published: Jul 2011

History of Valhalla: Being a Study of...

David Richard Courtney

"Valhalla" is the Rice University Graduate Student Association's Lounge. This is a book on its history.

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Published: Oct 2018

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of t...

Kevin Fedarko

From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.I...

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Published: Jul 2014

Death of a Texas Ranger: A True Story...

Cynthia Leal Massey

Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Green's command. Immediately word spread that the killing may ha...

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Published: Jun 2014

Offbeat New Mexico: Places of Unexpec...

Neala McCarten

"Offbeat New Mexico" guides you through the people, places and events that have shaped the state often referred to as the "Land of Enchantment." The art and architecture that helped shape New Mexico may have start...

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Published: May 2016

Nut Country: Right-Wing Dallas and th...

Edward H. Miller

On the morning of November 22, 1963, President Kennedy told Jackie as they started for Dallas, "We're heading into nut country today." That day's events ultimately obscured and revealed just how right he was: Oswald was a lo...

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Published: Aug 2016

Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of ...

Mando Rayo

Fresh tortillas, fluffy huevos con bacon and spicy salsa--good morning, Austin. Or good afternoon, evening, night--whenever! From taco tailgates to taquerias, there is a taco for every occasion and persuasion. Some say that it was bor...

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Published: Jul 2013

San Antonio Uncovered: Quirky and Ama...

Mark Rybczyk

It has been said that every Texan has two hometowns: his own and San Antonio. Its charm, colorful surroundings, and diverse cultures combine to make the Alamo City one of the most interesting places in Texas and the nation. In San An...

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Published: Feb 2016

Harvey: Devastation, Courage, and Rec...

The Texas Tribune

As Hurricane Harvey approached the United States and the great state of Texas in late August of 2017, residents did their best to prepare for the worst. What followed was a devastating storm beyond comprehension, with winds up to 130 ...

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Published: Nov 2017

Vegan Survival Guide to Austin (Ameri...

Carolyn Tracy

In the land of barbecue, Austin has become a vegan's paradise. Vegan trailers, restaurants, tacos, ice cream and even barbecue have taken root in Austin in a big way. From queso and cupcakes to macrobiotic feasts and tempting tempeh, ...

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Published: Feb 2015
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