Taming The Land The Lost Postcard Photographs Of The Texas High Plains

Author: John Miller Morris
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603443673
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Taming The Land The Lost Postcard Photographs Of The Texas High Plains from the Author: John Miller Morris. 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

Author: Katherine Garbera
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426835620
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Taming The Texas Tycoon from the Author: Katherine Garbera. 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 Cowboy

Author: Charlene Sands
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945879951
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Taming The Texas Cowboy from the Author: Charlene Sands. After a disaster destroyed nearly everything Maddie Brooks owned, Trey Walker offered the petite redhead shelter at 2 Hope Ranch. A veterinarian, Maddie was smart, sexy, and good with animals... Impossible to resist, yet Trey is convinced he is cursed when it comes to women. The temporary arrangement Maddie made with Trey was supposed to be strictly business. Easy since Maddie had tried and failed to catch the handsome cowboy's eye for a year. She thought she was so over him...until he kissed her.

Texas Angel 2 In 1

Author: Judith Pella
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441207111
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Texas Angel 2 In 1 from the Author: Judith Pella. Elise Toussaint Hearne thought her devastating secret was safe--after all, her dark hair and complexion could mean she had French ancestry. But that did little to save her when it was discovered that her deceased mother was a runaway quadroon. Disowned and shamed by the Hearne family, Elise and her baby find themselves on their way to the wild frontier of Texas--as slave. When Elise inadvertently meets Benjamin Sinclair, a fiery evangelist determined to convert the lawless Texans, their lives become intertwined in the midst of tragedy--shattering their fragile existence and forcing them to discover the faith that sustains. This volume also includes the full-length novel Heaven's Road, the story of Micah Sinclair, the reckless but courageous stepson of Elise.

Taming The Nueces Strip

Author: George Durham
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292780484
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Taming The Nueces Strip from the Author: George Durham. In the years following the Cival War thousands of mounted raiders, some of them Anglo-Americans, crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder and rape.

Richard King

Author: William Reynolds Sanford
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780894906732
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Richard King from the Author: William Reynolds Sanford. Profiles the life of a penniless steamboat pilot who moved to Texas where he fought against nature and outlaws as he built a cattle empire that still endures.

As Seen On Tv

Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674048836
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As Seen On Tv from the Author: Karal Ann Marling. An examination of everyday objects and cultural trends as portrayed on television looks at American life and values in the 1950s.

The Big Bend

Author: Ronnie C. Tyler
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890967065
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The Big Bend from the Author: Ronnie C. Tyler. A long needed account of the human invasion of this rugged Texas desert land.