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Chisos Mountain Sunset

Author : Jimmy Patterson
ISBN : 9781450295918
Genre : Fiction
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Career criminal Lionel Wayne Sturgis is traveling from Florida to California to visit his dying mother. The only problem is that he has to steal a string of vehicles to get there. His plan goes horribly wrong when he takes a truck in Louisiana and is later pulled over outside of Alpine, Texas. Sturgis starts shooting, killing a police officer in the process. Faced with a jury trial, Sturgis works with Garrison Trask, a criminal defense attorney with 25 years experience. An anti-death penalty advocate, Trask defends the surly Sturgis who appears to have no remorse and no redeeming qualities. Sturgis ultimately battles more than just a jury of his peers, and learns that the rugged Big Bend region of Texas is no place to be taken lightly.
Category: Fiction

An Absence Of Principal

Author : Jimmy Patterson
ISBN : 9781475939460
Genre : Fiction
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Ben Doggett, recent recipient of the School Administrator of the Year award, is a man of high character and morals. Admired by his peers, honored by his superiors, and loved by everyone in Midland, Texas, Ben is a humble family man who always puts others before himself. But with the simple click of a mouse, all of that is about to change. After a message pops up on his MacBook and asks if Ben would like to spin the wheel on an online gaming site, Ben naively hovers his mouse over "OK" and clicks. Six weeks later, Ben is thousands of dollars in debt. Prisoner to his newfound gambling addiction and the passionate affections of his secretary, Ben knows his life is taking a fast, steep fall. Unfortunately, every time he thinks he has found a way out of the madness, the hole he has dug for himself and his family grows deeper. Desperate for a solution, Ben makes another fateful decision that puts not only his life in danger, but also the lives of those who love him. An Absence of Principal is a tale of hope, redemption, forgiveness, and one man's desperate attempt to return to the life he once loved—before it is lost forever.
Category: Fiction

Federal Register

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ISBN : UIUC:30112059134038
Genre : Administrative law
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Category: Administrative law

Texas

Author : Nick Selby
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028533417
Genre : Texas
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This guide features an introduction to Texas slang, cuisine, and history and offers details on the culture of Texas that make this state so unique. Included is information on must-see attractions throughout the state, as well as accommodation and restaurant options.
Category: Texas

Exploring The Big Bend Country

Author : Peter Koch
ISBN : 0292779879
Genre : Nature
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Photographer-naturalist Peter Koch first visited the new Big Bend National Park in February, 1945, on assignment to take promotional pictures for the National Park Service. He planned to spend a couple of weeks—and ended up staying for the rest of his life. Koch's magnificent photographs and documentary film-lectures Big Bend, Life in a Desert Wilderness and Desert Gold introduced the park to people across the United States, drawing thousands of visitors to the Big Bend. His photographs and films of the region remain among the best ever produced, and are an invaluable visual record of the first four decades of Big Bend National Park. In this highly readable book, Koch's daughter June Cooper Price draws on the newspaper columns her father wrote for the Alpine Avalanche, supplemented by his photographs, journal entries, and short pieces by other family members, to present Peter Koch's vision of the Big Bend. The book opens with his first "big adventure," a six-day photographic trip through Santa Elena Canyon on a raft made from agave flower stalks. From there, Koch takes readers hiking on mountain trails and driving the scenic loop around Fort Davis. He also describes "wax smuggling" and other ways of making a living on the Mexican border; ranching in the Big Bend; the prehistory and Native Americans of the region; collaborating with botanist Barton Warnock on books of Trans-Pecos wildflowers; and the history and beauty of Presidio County, the Rio Grande, and the Chihuahuan Desert. This fascinating blend of firsthand adventures, natural history, and personal musings on anthropology and history creates an unforgettable portrait of both Peter Koch and the Big Bend region he so loved.
Category: Nature

Texas Mountains

Author : Laurence Parent
ISBN : 9780292765924
Genre : Nature
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A collection of photographs by Laurence Parent which profile the beauty of the Texas mountains.
Category: Nature

The American West

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013867655
Genre : West (U.S.)
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Category: West (U.S.)

Texas Parade

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ISBN : NYPL:33433095161471
Genre : Roads
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Category: Roads