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Texas Chase

Author : Sandra Brown
ISBN : 0553804049
Genre : Fiction
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The second title in the wildly popular Texas! trilogy, "Texas! Chase" advances the legend of the Tyler family's three headstrong but charming and endearing progeny.
Category: Fiction

Texas Trilogy

Author : Sandra Brown
ISBN : 0345526902
Genre : Brothers and sisters
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Catarino Garza S Revolution On The Texas Mexico Border

Author : Elliott Young
ISBN : 9780822386407
Genre : History
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Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border rescues an understudied episode from the footnotes of history. On September 15, 1891, Garza, a Mexican journalist and political activist, led a band of Mexican rebels out of South Texas and across the Rio Grande, declaring a revolution against Mexico’s dictator, Porfirio Díaz. Made up of a broad cross-border alliance of ranchers, merchants, peasants, and disgruntled military men, Garza’s revolution was the largest and longest lasting threat to the Díaz regime up to that point. After two years of sporadic fighting, the combined efforts of the U.S. and Mexican armies, Texas Rangers, and local police finally succeeded in crushing the rebellion. Garza went into exile and was killed in Panama in 1895. Elliott Young provides the first full-length analysis of the revolt and its significance, arguing that Garza’s rebellion is an important and telling chapter in the formation of the border between Mexico and the United States and in the histories of both countries. Throughout the nineteenth century, the borderlands were a relatively coherent region. Young analyzes archival materials, newspapers, travel accounts, and autobiographies from both countries to show that Garza’s revolution was more than just an effort to overthrow Díaz. It was part of the long struggle of borderlands people to maintain their autonomy in the face of two powerful and encroaching nation-states and of Mexicans in particular to protect themselves from being economically and socially displaced by Anglo Americans. By critically examining the different perspectives of military officers, journalists, diplomats, and the Garzistas themselves, Young exposes how nationalism and its preeminent symbol, the border, were manufactured and resisted along the Rio Grande.
Category: History

Texas Trilogy

Author : Sandra Brown
ISBN : 0385424701
Genre : Fiction
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The romantic adventures of Lucky, Chase, and Sage are presented in one volume relating the entire epic saga of the Tyler Drilling company and the three strong-willed Tyler siblings
Category: Fiction

Buster Keaton Cut To The Chase

Author : Marion Meade
ISBN : 9781497602311
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An American icon, Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton is easily acknowledged as one of the greatest filmmakers in early cinema and beyond. His elaborate slapstick made audiences scream with laughter. But, his stone face hid an internal turmoil. In BUSTER KEATON: CUT TO THE CHASE, biographer Marion Meade seamlessly lays out the life and works of this comedy genius who lacked any formal education. “Buster” made his name as a child of vaudeville, thrown around the stage by his father in a cartoon pantomime of very real abuse. The lessons he carried forward from that experience translated into some of the greatest silent films of all time. Keaton wrote, directed, performed, and edited dozens of features and shorts, including his masterpiece, The General. However, those early scars also led to decades of drinking and mistreatment of women. Keaton saw huge successes, Hollywood sex scandals, years of neglect from studios and audiences, and finally a shaky resurrection that assured his place in Hollywood’s film canon. Meticulously researched, this book brings together four years of research and hundreds of interviews to paint a nuanced portrait of a compelling artist. No comedy fan or film buff should miss this insider story of the man behind the stone face.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Advancing Democracy

Author : Amilcar Shabazz
ISBN : 9780807828335
Genre : Education
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As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), it is important to consider the historical struggles that led to this groundbreaking decision. Four years earlier in Texas, the Sweatt v. Painter decision allowed
Category: Education

The Chase Court Justices Rulings And Legacy

Author : Jonathan Lurie
ISBN : 9781576078211
Genre : History
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A revealing examination of the Supreme Court's justices and their "cautiously moderate" jurisprudence during the ten-year tenure of Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase. * A–Z entries include the significant rulings involving Reconstruction and restoration of the Union such as Ex parte Milligan (1866), the Test Oath Cases (1867), Ex parte McCardle (1868), and Texas v. White (1869) * An analysis of the historical impact and continuing legacy of decisions such as the Court's narrow interpretation of the 14th Amendment in the famous Slaughterhouse Cases
Category: History

The Groom Who Almost Got Away The Texas Rancher S Marriage

Author : Carla Neggers
ISBN : 9781460380826
Genre : Fiction
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UNCOMPROMISING COWBOY Max Slade has no time for regrets. Until the biggest regret of his life shows up in Wyoming. Four years ago, Max left Calley Hastings without a word of explanation. He'd tried to write, but how do you tell a thoroughly urban woman that you're moving to a ranch to take care of three orphaned little boys? No, Calley didn't belong on the ranch or in his life—then or now. Calley thought she was coming to Wyoming to visit a pen pal, but it turns out she's been writing to Max's matchmaking brothers! Well, there was no way she and Max would ever reconcile. She doesn't know how to ride a horse, and more important, how could she love someone who'd found it so easy to walk away from her? And yet, how can she crush the hope of the boys who just want to see Max happy again? BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! The Texas Rancher's Marriage by Cathy Gillen Thacker Few people in Laramie, Texas, know that Merri Duncan is actually the biological mother of her late sister's twins. Even fewer know that Chase Armstrong is their biological father. It's even news to Chase…
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The Most Daring Raid Of The Civil War

Author : Gordon L. Rottman
ISBN : 9781448818709
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the Union military raid of a locomotive, riding it from Georgia to Tennessee and destroying the railways as they traveled, and details what happened to the raiders and the impact the raid had on the Civil War.
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Texas Ranger Takes A Bride

Author : Patricia Thayer
ISBN : 9781426821837
Genre : Fiction
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Mallory was heartbroken when Chase left. She knew his duty was to save those in need, but he didn't ever realize that Mallory needed him most. Now she can only watch as her boy bonds with the man who once stole her heart. Mallory's bright emerald eyes have long invaded Chase's dreams, but now they hold sadness and fear. It's as though she doesn't realize that he's back to claim his bride as well as his son….
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