Taming Texas

Filename: taming-texas.pdf
ISBN: 9781465374356
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Number of pages: 114
Author: Ed H Whorton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online Taming Texas in PDF and EPUB Ed H Whorton was born in New Mexico but has lived in Texas most of his life. He has recently renewed his interest in history and historical fiction. His mother was an avid reader of books and poetry and encouraged her son to do likewise. His father was in the Army Communications Corp during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. Ed served in the United States Navy during the Viet Nam war both on shore and shipboard. He is married, has two daughters and three grand children. He has one sister who lives in California and no brothers. For the last few years he has been looking at family history and discovered that a Great Great Grandfather was an itinerant preacher know as “The Fighting Parson” riding the circuit in Texas during the early years of that state. Ed also has written religious commentary and a children’s book which are yet to be published. He currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife who is a registered nurse and education coordinator for a local hospital.


Taming Texas

Filename: taming-texas.pdf
ISBN: 1880510693
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Number of pages: 387
Author: Stephen L. Moore
Publisher: TX A&m-McWhiney Foundation

Download and read online Taming Texas in PDF and EPUB Profiles one of the leading pioneers of nineteenth-century Texas, who served in the Cherokee War and the Civil War and helped tame the frontier.


Taming Texas

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ISBN: OCLC:968131329
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 131
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher:

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Taming the Texas Tycoon

Filename: taming-the-texas-tycoon.pdf
ISBN: 9781426835629
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Katherine Garbera
Publisher: Silhouette

Download and read online Taming the Texas Tycoon in PDF and EPUB For Texas Cattleman's Club member Lance Brody, marriage is about gaining the right connections. But one plain-Jane personal assistant is about to change his mind… For years Kate Thornton had dreamed of becoming Mrs. Lance Brody. Then her boss became engaged strictly for business and Kate had had enough. Giving her two weeks' notice should have released her, but Lance's eyes had finally been opened. Kate couldn't be allowed to walk away from the business, or him. And if it meant taking her to bed to keep her…well, that was one job he would gladly do himself!


Taming the Texas Playboy

Filename: taming-the-texas-playboy.pdf
ISBN: 9781426888069
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Crystal Green
Publisher: Silhouette

Download and read online Taming the Texas Playboy in PDF and EPUB It was meant to be a game of seduction—a distraction from his epic family scandal. And devilish tycoon Jeremiah Barron was the ultimate player: cool, calculating and in control both in business and the bedroom. When sexy, reserved socialite Allison Gale breezed into his life with an exclusive property to sell, he was determined to acquire a lot more than her real estate. But what he didn't expect was for one soul-touching kiss to knock his world completely off its axis! Single mom Ally knew a commitment-shy playboy when she saw one. But beneath his Stetson beat the heart of a compassionate cowboy. A man worth loving—if she was willing to take the ultimate risk….


Taming the Land

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ISBN: 1603440372
Release Date: 2009-03-06
Number of pages: 232
Author: John Miller Morris
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Taming the Land in PDF and EPUB A postcard craze gripped the nation from 1905 to 1920, as the rise of outdoor photography coincided with a wave of settlement and prosperity in Texas. Hundreds of people took up cameras, and photographers of note chose some of their best work for duplication as photo postcards—sold for a nickel and mailed for a penny to distant friends and relatives. These postcards, which now enjoy another kind of craze in the collecting world, left what author John Miller Morris calls a "significant visual legacy" of the history and social geography of Texas. For more than a decade, Morris has been finding and studying the photographers and methodically gathering their postcards. In Taming the Land, he shares those finds with readers, introducing each photographer and providing interpretive descriptions of the places, people, or events depicted in the photographs. The stories the cards tell—in the images captured and the messages carried—add an exceptional dimension to our understanding of life in rural Texas a century ago. Taming the Land presents postcards from twenty-four counties in the booming Texas Panhandle. This is the first book in a set called Plains of Light, which will collect and document turn-of-the-twentieth-century photo postcards from all over West Texas.


TAMING THE TEXAS TYCOON

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ISBN: 9784596690760
Release Date: 2016-09-17
Number of pages:
Author: Nayuna Sakurano
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

Download and read online TAMING THE TEXAS TYCOON in PDF and EPUB Lance is engaged with to a senator’s daughter? Kate, Lance’s secretary, is hit hard by this unexpected news. She’s dedicated herself to him for the past five years, hoping that he’ll reciprocate her love for him, but he’s always treated her like a sister. She submits her resignation letter, but her best friend, seeing Kate in pain, advises Kate to get a makeover to reveal her sexy side. But will Lance see the real Kate before it’s too late?


Taming the Texas Rancher

Filename: taming-the-texas-rancher.pdf
ISBN: 9781460320532
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Rhonda Gibson
Publisher: Harlequin

Download and read online Taming the Texas Rancher in PDF and EPUB Race to the Altar Though he'd never planned to wed, Daniel Westland must marry and produce a grandchild before his brother does in order to inherit the family ranch. Leave it to him to pick a mail-order bride who insists on being courted! Yet every time Daniel wonders if Hannah Young is even suited to rugged living, the petite schoolteacher shows her gumption. What man sends away for a bride but doesn't really want to get married? Hannah came to Granite, Texas, hoping to find love and security, and she can't settle for less than a true partnership. If the brooding, handsome rancher can just learn to trust in Hannah, their future could be as filled with promise as this bountiful land..


Taming the Texas Rancher

Filename: taming-the-texas-rancher.pdf
ISBN: 9780373829859
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Rhonda Gibson
Publisher: Harlequin

Download and read online Taming the Texas Rancher in PDF and EPUB "Inspirational historical romance"--Spine.


Taming the Nueces Strip

Filename: taming-the-nueces-strip.pdf
ISBN: 9780292792470
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Number of pages: 204
Author: George Durham
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online Taming the Nueces Strip in PDF and EPUB Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape. Their main objective? To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. Honest citizens found it almost impossible to live in the Nueces Strip. In desperation, the governor of Texas called on an extraordinary man, Captain Leander M. McNelly, to take command of a Ranger company and stop these border bandits. One of McNelly's recruits for this task was George Durham, a Georgia farmboy in his teens when he joined the "Little McNellys," as the Captain's band called themselves. More than half a century later, it was George Durham, the last surviving "McNelly Ranger," who recounted the exciting tale of taming the Nueces Strip to San Antonio writer Clyde Wantland. In Durham's account, those long-ago days are brought vividly back to life. Once again the daring McNelly leads his courageous band across Southwest Texas to victories against incredible odds. With a boldness that overcame their dismayingly small number, the McNellys succeeded in bringing law and order to the untamed Nueces Strip—succeeded so well that they antagonized certain "upright" citizens who had been pocketing surreptitious dollars from the bandits' operations.


Taming the Land the Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains

Filename: taming-the-land-the-lost-postcard-photographs-of-the-texas-high-plains.pdf
ISBN: 9781603443678
Release Date: 2009-03-06
Number of pages: 220
Author: John Miller Morris
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Taming the Land the Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains in PDF and EPUB A postcard craze gripped the nation from 1905 to 1920, as the rise of outdoor photography coincided with a wave of settlement and prosperity in Texas. Hundreds of people took up cameras, and photographers of note chose some of their best work for duplication as photo postcards—sold for a nickel and mailed for a penny to distant friends and relatives. These postcards, which now enjoy another kind of craze in the collecting world, left what author John Miller Morris calls a "significant visual legacy" of the history and social geography of Texas. For more than a decade, Morris has been finding and studying the photographers and methodically gathering their postcards. In Taming the Land, he shares those finds with readers, introducing each photographer and providing interpretive descriptions of the places, people, or events depicted in the photographs. The stories the cards tell—in the images captured and the messages carried—add an exceptional dimension to our understanding of life in rural Texas a century ago. Taming the Land presents postcards from twenty-four counties in the booming Texas Panhandle. This is the first book in a set called Plains of Light, which will collect and document turn-of-the-twentieth-century photo postcards from all over West Texas.


The Laws of Slavery in Texas

Filename: the-laws-of-slavery-in-texas.pdf
ISBN: 9780292782785
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 207
Author: Randolph B. Campbell
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online The Laws of Slavery in Texas in PDF and EPUB The laws that governed the institution of slavery in early Texas were enacted over a fifty-year period in which Texas moved through incarnations as a Spanish colony, a Mexican state, an independent republic, a part of the United States, and a Confederate state. This unusual legal heritage sets Texas apart from the other slave-holding states and provides a unique opportunity to examine how slave laws were enacted and upheld as political and legal structures changed. The Laws of Slavery in Texas makes that examination possible by combining seminal historical essays with excerpts from key legal documents from the slave period and tying them together with interpretive commentary by the foremost scholar on the subject, Randolph B. Campbell. Campbell's commentary focuses on an aspect of slave law that was particularly evident in the evolving legal system of early Texas: the dilemma that arose when human beings were treated as property. As Campbell points out, defining slaves as moveable property, or chattel, presented a serious difficulty to those who wrote and interpreted the law because, unlike any other form of property, slaves were sentient beings. They were held responsible for their crimes, and in numerous other ways statute and case law dealing with slavery recognized the humanness of the enslaved. Attempts to protect the property rights of slave owners led to increasingly restrictive laws—including laws concerning free blacks—that were difficult to uphold. The documents in this collection reveal both the roots of the dilemma and its inevitable outcome.


Taming the Nueces Strip

Filename: taming-the-nueces-strip.pdf
ISBN: 9780292792470
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Number of pages: 204
Author: George Durham
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online Taming the Nueces Strip in PDF and EPUB Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape. Their main objective? To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. Honest citizens found it almost impossible to live in the Nueces Strip. In desperation, the governor of Texas called on an extraordinary man, Captain Leander M. McNelly, to take command of a Ranger company and stop these border bandits. One of McNelly's recruits for this task was George Durham, a Georgia farmboy in his teens when he joined the "Little McNellys," as the Captain's band called themselves. More than half a century later, it was George Durham, the last surviving "McNelly Ranger," who recounted the exciting tale of taming the Nueces Strip to San Antonio writer Clyde Wantland. In Durham's account, those long-ago days are brought vividly back to life. Once again the daring McNelly leads his courageous band across Southwest Texas to victories against incredible odds. With a boldness that overcame their dismayingly small number, the McNellys succeeded in bringing law and order to the untamed Nueces Strip—succeeded so well that they antagonized certain "upright" citizens who had been pocketing surreptitious dollars from the bandits' operations.


The Texas Supreme Court

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ISBN: 9780292744585
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Number of pages: 322
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online The Texas Supreme Court in PDF and EPUB “Few people realize that in the area of law, Texas began its American journey far ahead of most of the rest of the country, far more enlightened on such subjects as women’s rights and the protection of debtors.” Thus James Haley begins this highly readable account of the Texas Supreme Court. The first book-length history of the Court published since 1917, it tells the story of the Texas Supreme Court from its origins in the Republic of Texas to the political and philosophical upheavals of the mid-1980s. Using a lively narrative style rather than a legalistic approach, Haley describes the twists and turns of an evolving judiciary both empowered and constrained by its dual ties to Spanish civil law and English common law. He focuses on the personalities and judicial philosophies of those who served on the Supreme Court, as well as on the interplay between the Court’s rulings and the state’s unique history in such areas as slavery, women’s rights, land and water rights, the rise of the railroad and oil and gas industries, Prohibition, civil rights, and consumer protection. The book is illustrated with more than fifty historical photos, many from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It concludes with a detailed chronology of milestones in the Supreme Court’s history and a list, with appointment and election dates, of the more than 150 justices who have served on the Court since 1836.


The Taming of Delaney Fortune

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ISBN: 9780373658770
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Number of pages: 224
Author: Michelle Major
Publisher: Harlequin

Download and read online The Taming of Delaney Fortune in PDF and EPUB "Category: home and family"--Page 4 of cover.