Download and read online Lone Star in PDF and EPUB The definitive account of the incomparable Lone Star state by the author of Fire & Blood: A History of Mexico. T. R. Fehrenbach is a native Texan, military historian and the author of several important books about the region, but none as significant as this work, arguably the best single volume about Texas ever published. His account of America's most turbulent state offers a view that only an insider could capture. From the native tribes who lived there to the Spanish and French soldiers who wrested the territory for themselves, then to the dramatic ascension of the republic of Texas and the saga of the Civil War years. Fehrenbach describes the changes that disturbed the state as it forged its unique character. Most compelling is the one quality that would remain forever unchanged through centuries of upheaval: the courage of the men and women who struggled to realize their dreams in The Lone Star State.
Download and read online Lone Star Lawmen in PDF and EPUB Hailed as "a rip-snortin', six-guns-blazin' saga of good guys and bad guys who were sometimes one and the same," Robert M. Utley's Lone Star Justice captured the colorful first century of Texas Ranger history. Now, in the eagerly anticipated conclusion, Lone Star Lawmen, Utley once again chronicles the daring exploits of the Rangers, this time as they bring justice to the twentieth-century West. Based on unprecedented access to Ranger archives, this fast-paced narrative stretches from the days of the Mexican Revolution (where atrocities against Mexican Americans marked the nadir of Ranger history) to the Branch Davidian saga near Waco and the recent bloody standoff with "Republic of Texas" militia. Readers will find in these pages one hundred years of high adventure. Utley follows the Rangers as they pursue bank robbers, bootleggers, moonshiners, and "horsebackers" (smugglers who used mule trains to bring liquor across the border). We see these fearless lawmen taming oil boomtowns, springing the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde, facing down angry lynch mobs, and tracking the "Phantom Killer" of Texarkana. Utley also highlights the gradual evolution of this celebrated force, revealing that while West Texas Rangers still occasionally ride the range on horseback and crack down on smugglers and rustlers, East Texas Rangers--who work mostly in big cities--now ride in high-powered cars and contend with kidnappers, forgers, and other urban criminals. But East or West, today's Rangers have become sophisticated professionals, backed by crime labs and forensic science. Written by one of the most respected Western historians alive, here is the definitive account of the Texas Rangers, a vivid portrait of these legendary peace officers and their role in a changing West.
Download and read online Lone Star Quilts Beyond in PDF and EPUB Explore the world of Lone Star quilts! Expert teacher Jan Krentz shows you how to use today’s techniques to simplify this intricate design. 6 colorful projects - you’ll want to get started right away! Rotary cutting saves you time, while imaginative additions such as appliqué and “designer diamonds” give these Lone Stars a fresh, updated look. Jan teaches you everything you’ll need to know to make the Lone Star quilt of your dreams, from fabric choices to finishing touches. A gallery of eye-catching Lone Star quilts to inspire your creativity
Download and read online Lone Star Noir in PDF and EPUB "Sure to be of regional interest and to appeal to fans of noir or 'dark' fiction, this spicy black brew of sinister thrills is not for the squeamish or the easily offended." --Library Journal "Unsettling and shivery." --Kirkus Reviews "Crime, like politics, is local. The folks at Akashic Books understand this . . . "Lone Star Noir" is a solid collection. Heck, it better be -- the state's red clay looks like dried blood. Noir grows out of the ground here." --Austin American-Statesman "What makes Texas noir different from any other noir? Is it just that the gumshoes wear cowboy boots? . . . Akashic Books finally turns its attention to the biggest state in the Lower 48, but all that land just means more places to bury the bodies. As father-son editing partnership Bobby and Johnny Byrd observe in their introduction, this isn't J.R. Ewing's Lone Star State. This is the Texas of chicken shit bingo, Enron scamsters, and a feeling that what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico. […] So what defines Texas noir? Who knows, but you better pray that blood doesn't stain your belt buckle." --Austin Chronicle Includes brand-new stories by: James Crumley, Joe R. Lansdale, Claudia Smith, Ito Romo, Luis Alberto Urrea, David Corbett, George Weir, Sarah Cortez, Jesse Sublett, Dean James, Tim Tingle, Milton Burton, Lisa Sandlin, Jessica Powers, and Bobby Byrd. Bobby Byrd is the co-publisher of Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Texas. As a poet, Byrd is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship awarded by the University of New Mexico, and an International Residency Fellowship. John Byrd, co-publisher of Cinco Puntos Press, is co-editor (with Bobby Byrd) of the anthology Puro Border: Dispatches, Snapshots & Graffiti from La Frontera. He is also a Spanish-to-English translator and a freelance essayist.
Download and read online Lone Star Rising in PDF and EPUB Originally published: New York: Free Press, 2004.
Download and read online The Lone Star Skate in PDF and EPUB Imagine a state that is such a hotbed for hockey that it fanatically supported nine professional teams in 2008-09 and added two more the following year. This hockey haven's borders are practically blue lines, and its official vehicle just may be a Zamboni. So where is this puck paradise? Probably not where you would think.The state with more professional teams than any other is…Texas. If you travel deep into the heart of football country, you will discover one of the most fascinating sports developments of the last fifteen years. From Amarillo to the Rio Grande Valley, Texans have come to love their hockey.Featuring behind-the-scenes photographs and in-depth interviews with some of hockey's biggest names—from players like Mike Modano and the Howe family to front-office guys like Jim Lites and Rick Kozuback—The Lone Star Skate is a must-have for anyone who is passionate about the puck.
Download and read online The Lone Star Ranger in PDF and EPUB Buck Duane shot a man in self-defence and was forced to flee. Now a hunted fugitive he will risk his life to save a beautiful woman and gamble his freedom to help bring order to the wild and dangerous frontier.
Download and read online Lone Star Rising in PDF and EPUB Discusses the contradictions of Johnson's early life and career, including his years as congressman, senator, and majority leader
Download and read online Lone Stars of David in PDF and EPUB An essay collection of lively written, lavishly illustrated, and well-documented narratives on the history and culture of Texas Jews.
Download and read online Lone Star in PDF and EPUB THE STORY: The play takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Apparently Roy cherishes three things above all; his country, his sexy young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. With the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse as it gradually comes out that Ray had slept with his brother's wife during his absence and, horror of horrors, has just demolished his cherished Thunderbird. But, despite all, the high good humor of the play never lapses, and all ends as breezily and happily as it began.
Download and read online Lone Star 34 in PDF and EPUB A pleasure trip turns into deadly business when Jessie and Ki confront the cartel in the wilds of New Mexico in the thirty-fourth Lone Star novel! They call them The Lone Star Legend: Jessica Starbuck—a magnificent woman of the West, fighting for justice on America's frontier, and Ki—the martial arts master sworn to protect her and the code she lived by. Together they conquered the West as no other man and woman ever had!
Download and read online Lone Star 33 in PDF and EPUB Jessie and Ki search for a conquistador's plunder! The Napi is a peaceful Arizona tribe whose only possession is the desert valley where they live. But deep beneath the desert's surface, trapped centuries before, is a Spanish warship laden with stolen gold. Enough gold to build an empire and tempt the infamous cartel. To stop them, Jessie and Ki must make a terrifying journey through a treacherous subterranean maze, where the only light that shines is from the torches of the dead!
Download and read online Captain John R Hughes Lone Star Ranger in PDF and EPUB The first full and complete modern biography of Texas Ranger Captain Hughes, who served as a Texas Ranger from 1887 until early 1915—longer than any other on the force. He first came to the attention of the Rangers after trailing horse thieves and recovering his stock. In his golden years he became a national celebrity, receiving more awards and honors than any other Texas Ranger.
Download and read online The Lone Star Gardener s Book of Lists in PDF and EPUB With more than 200 lists of plants and garden resources, this guide has the answers on what to plant where and on how to handle the toughest of Texas conditions. William D. Adams and Lois Trigg Chaplin offer numerous recommendations, noting the best growing zones and bringing together helpful hints and information from dozens of gardeners, nurseries, and horticultural professionals across the state.
Download and read online Lone Star Law in PDF and EPUB LONE STAR LAW Twelve thrilling Western tales that celebrate the proud heritage of the TEXAS RANGERS Louis L'Amour leads off this powerful collection with a stunning tale featuring his legendary Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie. Here, too, are superb, action-packed entries from today's outstanding Western storytellers -- distinguished award winners as well as daring newcomers, including Peter Brandvold · Randy Lee Eickhoff · Marcus Galloway · Ed Gorman · Elmer Kelton · Rod Miller · Robert J. Randisi · James Reasoner · Dusty Richards · Troy D. Smith · L. J. Washburn Edited by renowned author and anthologist Robert J. Randisi, Lone Star Law spans the existence of this elite investigative law enforcement agency. From fending off hostile Comanche to tracking serial killers, from aiming Winchesters and Colt revolvers to firing up laptops and state-of-the-art forensics technology, from targeting rustlers and outlaw gangs to leading harrowing hostage negotiations, the men and women who don the badge and white hat of the Texas Ranger stand as steadfast deliverers of American justice -- the Lone Star way.