Holiday Catalog: Texas

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Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292759510
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2019

Almost as big as the state it’s about, BWT is an unexpectedly enjoyable read; with a narrativistic turn, Harrigan tells a detailed but compelling story of Texas from colonization to the twenty-first century. BWT would satisfy any reader hungry for Texas history.

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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250142832
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 13th, 2019

In this an absorbing oral history of your uncle's favorite guitar player, SRV's life story gets the warts-and-all treatment. From the his upbringing with his brother Jimmie to his fame with Double Trouble, Stevie's life was pretty wild. No Texas music lover to go without owning this book.

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Houston Cooks: Recipes from the City's Favorite Restaurants and Chefs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781773270746
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Published: Figure 1 Publishing - October 15th, 2019

I’ll be giving this one to almost everyone on my holiday list. Why? Because Houston is an amazing, vibrant, multi-cultural gastronomic paradise! From Fadi’s hummus to Carol Kay’s fried chicken and braised collards; from Poitin Bar’s mussels in shallot-saffron broth to Himalaya’s Rainbow Rice or Harlem Road’s smoked lamb chops or Ginger and Fork’s Beef Chow Fun (oh those slurpy flat noodles!), this is Houston on a plate. Spicy. Soulful. Simmering. Transformative. Glorious.

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Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477316498
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 5th, 2019

Earl Campbell--the Tyler Rose--is a football legend and Texas icon. Yet his remarkable story is also a window into the lives of impoverished rural African-Americans in the middle of the 20th century and the rise of the NFL to a national obession. All this is brought together in YARDS AFTER CONTACT. The perfect book for sports lovers and readers of Texas history.

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Photographing Texas: The Swartz Brothers, 1880–1918 (The Texas Experience, Books made possible by Sarah '84 and Mark '77 Philpy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623497927
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - September 17th, 2019

Written and compiled by noted historian Richard Selcer, this book offers a comprehensive look into the life and work of turn-of the century Fort Worh photgraphers John, David, and Charles Swartz. A must read for anyone interesting in the minds behind some of the most iconic images in our collective imagination of the Wild West.

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Marfa Garden: The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595348890
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Trinity University Press - July 31st, 2019

I’ll never forget my first camping trip to Marfa, Texas, and the Chihuahuan Desert. I am always awestruck by the vibrance and diversity of the desert’s flora and fauna. This collection is a full-color showcase of Marfa’s stunning botanical offerings. Sure to inspire a road trip west to commune in nature among these magnificent flowering plants

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