Book Size: 5" x 9"

Pages: 288

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566565646

Series: On-the-Road Histories

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color photos , maps

Release date: 2005

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Texas

On-the-Road Histories

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“…’On-the-Road Histories’ can add depth and context to your wanderings. Each book includes extensive local histories, along with descriptions of must-see sites and trivia about local claims to fame”an excellent way to get to know the state.” – Associated Press

About this book

Mary Jo Powell's Texas begins with a panorama of the vast Texas landscape, from the Piney Woods to Big Bend Country, before turning to the people of the land now called Texas.

She begins with those who inhabited the area before the Spanish arrived, the story of the Alamo, the movement from independent nation to state, the role of slavery in Texas, the state's role in the Civil War and reconstruction, and how the state survived both World Wars and the Depression. Along the way, Powell addresses some uniquely Texan phenomena, such as the myth and realities of the Texas cowboy, how the discovery of oil and logging changed the land and its identity, and the rancorous and spirited world of Texas politics, which made its mark on US politics with the rise of Lyndon B. Johnson and the Bush family. It also introduces readers to the spicier side of the state, including its food, the movies it inspired, its music, and its writers.

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About the author

Mary Jo Powell is a fourth-generation Texan who lives in Austin, where she got a Ph.D. in history at the University of Texas

Reviews

“…’On-the-Road Histories’ can add depth and context to your wanderings. Each book includes extensive local histories, along with descriptions of must-see sites and trivia about local claims to fame”an excellent way to get to know the state.” – Associated Press “The popular ‘On-the-Road Histories’ series from Interlink Publishing offers colorful, heavily researched, cultural and historical guides to individual states.” – Foreword Magazine

Additional information

Author

Powell, Mary Jo

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

288

Type

PB

Illustrations

full-color photos , maps

Release date

2005

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

On-the-Road Histories

Format

5" x 9"

Reviews

"…'On-the-Road Histories' can add depth and context to your wanderings. Each book includes extensive local histories , along with descriptions of must-see sites and trivia about local claims to fame"an excellent way to get to know the state."å – Associated Press "The popular 'On-the-Road Histories' series from Interlink Publishing offers colorful , heavily researched , cultural and historical guides to individual states."å – Foreword Magazine

MainReview

"…'On-the-Road Histories' can add depth and context to your wanderings. Each book includes extensive local histories, along with descriptions of must-see sites and trivia about local claims to fame"an excellent way to get to know the state."å – Associated Press