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Olympus Texas

Olympus Texas

A bighearted debut with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which marriages struggle, rivalries flare, and secrets explode, all with a clever wink toward classical mythology. "Wildly entertaining." --Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls The Briscoe family is once again the talk of their small town when March returns to East Texas two years after he was caught having an affair with his brother's wife. His mother, June, hardly welcomes him back with open arms. Her husband's own past affairs have made her tired of being the long-suffering spouse. Is it, perhaps, time for a change? Within days of March's arrival, someone is dead, marriages are upended, and even the strongest of alliances are shattered. In the end, the ties that hold them together might be exactly what drag them all down. An expansive tour de force, Olympus, Texas cleverly weaves elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family saga, rich in drama and psychological complexity. After all, at some point, don't we all wonder: What good is this destructive force we call love?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Stacey Swann
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2021-05-04
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780385545228


The Sons Of The Republic Of Texas

The Sons Of The Republic Of Texas

The Sons of the Republic of Texas tells the story of the Republic of Texas beginning with its birth on April 21, 1836. Includes a brief history of the Sons of the Republic of Texas from 1893 to the present. The text is complemented by over 100 pages of family and ancestral biographies of members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas past and present. Indexed

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Turner Publishing
Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781563116032


From Jamestown To Texas

From Jamestown To Texas

The rugged character and indomitable spirit of the early pioneers of Stephen F. Austins Texas colony had their roots in a turbulent, distant past. From the early 1600s, their courageous ancestors had pushed westward, leaving the European shores to carve out a new nation from the wilderness. They fled religious and political oppression in search of a better life in which freedom was of supreme importance. Many came with tales of their former struggles in Londonderry, Ireland during the great siege, of terrible massacres and clan rivalries in the times of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland. They vividly remembered the tribulations of Martin Luther and the deadly religious split with the Catholic Church. More recently, memories of their parents participation in the American Revolution, of dramatic, true life scenes such as depicted in the movie The Patriot filled their minds, their fathers having ridden along side of the wily Swamp Fox, Francis Marion. These pioneers associated themselves with men like Travis, Crockett, Houston and Andrew Jackson. Many of these early trailblazers were Scots-Irish and German immigrants. They were on a westward trek to grasp a special prize, to seal Americas Manifest Destiny. And that prize they sought was Texas. From Jamestown to Texas is the story of these intrepid pioneers and their ancestors who cleared and farmed the land, who fought the Indians, battled the elements, and carved out this wonderful country that we have today.

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Genre : History
Author : Betty Smith Meischen
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2010-09-22
Total Pages : 680 Pages
ISBN : 1453576398


Fun With The Family Texas

Fun With The Family Texas

Fun with the Family Texas leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Sharry Buckner
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2009-12-08
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780762763207


Texas Politics

Texas Politics

The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable, and engaging description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the book students are encouraged to connect the origins and development of government and politics in Texas--from the Texas Constitution, to party competition, to the role and powers of the Governor--to its current day practice and the alternatives possible through change and reform. This text helps instructors prepare their students to master the origin and development of the Texas Constitution, the structure and powers of state and local government in Texas, how Texas fits into the U.S. federal system, as well as political participation, the electoral process, and public policy in Texas. Texas Politics offers instructors and students an unmatched range of pedagogical aids and tools. Each chapter opens with an engaging vignette and a series of focus questions to orient readers to the learning objectives at hand and concludes with a chapter summary, a list of key terms, review questions, suggested readings, and web resources. Key terms are bolded in the text, listed at the end of the chapter, and included in a glossary at the end of the book. Each chapter includes "Let's Compare" boxes to help students see how Texas sits alongside other states, and "Pro & Con" boxes to bring conflicting political views into sharper focus. Tables, figures, and photos throughout highlight the major ideas, issues, individuals, and institutions discussed.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Cal Jillson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-07-24
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781135015466


Report Texas Department Of Water Resources

Report Texas Department Of Water Resources

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Genre : Groundwater
Author : Texas. Dept. of Water Resources
Publisher :
Release : 1977
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015006915220


Texas

Texas

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Genre : Reclamation of land
Author : United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publisher :
Release : 1978
Total Pages : 25 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951002852199O


Texas Princess

Texas Princess

On the run from her brutal fiancé, Liberty Mayfield must find a way to stop the wedding without risking her father's life and, turning to a reclusive rancher for help, finds her destiny in his arms. Original.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jodi Thomas
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 0425218252


Texas Monthly On

Texas Monthly On

Since 1973, Texas Monthly has spotlighted hundreds of Texans who, for better or worse, make this state like no place else. TEXAS MONTHLY On . . . Texas Women profiles thirteen women who are not only fascinating in their own right, but also representative of the legions of women who have contributed to the character and uniqueness of Texas. They range from First Ladies Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson to pop culture icons such as Candy Barr and Janis Joplin—and all of them exemplify the qualities that make Texas women distinctive. The women's profiles originally appeared as articles in the magazine, authored by some of Texas Monthly's notable writers—Cecilia Ballí, Gary Cartwright, Paul Burka, Mimi Swartz, Jan Jarboe Russell, Skip Hollandsworth, Robert Draper, William Broyles Jr., Jan Reid, Joe Nick Patoski, Pamela Colloff, and Helen Thorpe. The writers also introduce their pieces with headnotes that update the stories or, in some cases, tell the story behind the story. TEXAS MONTHLY On . . . Texas Women is the first in a series of books in which the editors of Texas Monthly will offer the magazine's inimitable perspective on various aspects of Texas culture, including food, politics, travel, and music, among other topics.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : editors of Texas Monthly
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2010-01-01
Total Pages : 229 Pages
ISBN : 0292773609


I Love Oklahoma I Hate Texas

I Love Oklahoma I Hate Texas

Spotlighting a team that holds the edge in a series dating back to 1915, this pro-Georgia history proves why fans should love the Bulldogs and hate their archrivals, the Florida Gators. A pep talk from Vince Dooley is featured as is beloved mascot Uga, and the "Gator Stomp" that made Tim Tebow look even goofier than usual is highlighted for good measure. This entertaining chronicle argues for adoring Buck Belue while raking Rex Grossman over the coals, relating the fantastic coaching stories of the legendary W.A. Cunningham, Wally Butts, and Vince Dooley as well as up-close and personal chats.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Jake Trotter
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2012-08-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781623680411