Holiday Catalog: Texas

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375415432
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Published: Knopf - March 27th, 2018

We have so many reasons to be proud of Houston. Ask any Houstonian, and they’ll include the Menil Collection as a major one. This book — which took the author over 10 years to complete — is a vastly researched and smartly-written description of the de Menils’ actions in Houston and their influence thereafter. Great for anyone anxious to know more about this city’s cultural and artistic history.

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525520108
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Published: Knopf - April 17th, 2018

So, Beto didn't win. But Texas is changing. Or maybe it's always been more purple than people have realized. Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright makes the case that the story of Texas is the story of America. This book is perfect for disappointed liberals, rootin'-tootin' Texans, and everyone in between.

Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316485241
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Published: Hachette Books - May 2018

Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist and native Texan Holley brings us all back to the wild fall of 2017 as Houston struggled to rise from the devastating and unprecedented flood waters of Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Astros fought its way to win the World Series in an epic 7 game series against the Dodgers. Whether you were here or not, this book brings you to that horrible/wonderful November 1 when the Bayou City found reason to cheer. A great inspirational gift for baseball fans and honestly for anyone.

Astroball: The New Way to Win It All Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525576648
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Published: Crown Archetype - July 10th, 2018

Relive the glory of the Astros' 2017 season with this in-depth look from the Sports Illustrated writer who predicted it all! It's like Moneyball, but it's better, because it's about Houston. Get this for the orange-clad Astros fan or budding fantasy baseball player in your life!

Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804138000
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Published: Crown - August 7th, 2018

Ticker is National Magazine Award-winner Mimi’ Swartz’s story of creation of the artificial heart, and it reads like the most compelling novel. Your own heart will quickly start pounding as you rip through the pages, getting a history of heart surgery with all its key players: DeBakey, Cooley, Jarvik, and O. H. ‘Bud” Frazier, who is not only one of the foremost heart surgeons, but also a regular Brazos customer. Filled with the kind of specific, often quirky detail that makes medical history come vividly to life. Non-fiction that’s perfect for everyone on your gift list!

A Mile Above Texas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477318003
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 3rd, 2018

This book is made of up stunning aerial photographs taken, you guessed it, a mile above Texas. The result is a kaleidoscope of images that puts the beauty and variety of the Texas landscape on full display, from the deep green of the piney woods to the dusty mountains of west Texas. The gorgeous coffee table book is worthy of display in any Texan’s home.

Texas Made/Texas Modern: The House and the Land Cover Image
By Helen Thompson, Casey Dunn (Photographs by), Larry Speck (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781580935081
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Published: The Monacelli Press - October 16th, 2018

A simply gorgeous book with both interior and exterior architecture and design to swoon over (and trust me, you will swoon over every page, like the living room on page 108!), all celebrating and defining the vastness that is Texas regional style. Looking for a great coffee table book? Choose this one.

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