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The Bounty of Texas

By: Abernethy (Ed.), Francis Edward

Price: $17.25

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 607904

ISBN: 0929398149

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


232 pages. In addition to reminiscences of trapping and hunting in the Big Bend of West Texas during the 1920s and 1930s, this Texas Folklore Society Publication includes a heretofore unpublished outdoors sketch by J. Frank Dobie on deer hunting and a piece by Bertha McKee Dobie on Frank’s interest in grasses. Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach, and Robert Flynn take a humorous look at their work and hometowns, and Kenneth Davis tells tales of souls departing their bodies. Ther... View more info

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Family Tales, Family Wisdom: How to Gather the Stories of a Lifetime and Share Them With Your Family

By: Akeret, Robert U.; Klein, Daniel M.

Price: $8.50  $8.08

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1991

Our Product Number: 605337

ISBN: 0688101771

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


234 pages. A guide to bringing the lost art of storytelling into the family offers a ten-step program and provides tools for triggering the memory of life stories View more info

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Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals

By: Bennett, William J.

Price: $5.26

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 602528

ISBN: 0684813726

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Scar from removed sticker on free front endpaper. Light tan boards and black spine imprinted with title and author in gold. . 0.8 x 8.5 x 5.6 Inches. 160 pages. Today we see little public outrage about Bill Clinton's misconduct. With enormous skill, the president and his advisors have constructed a defensive wall built of bricks left over from Watergate: diversion, half-truth, equivocation, and sophistry. It is a wall that has remained unbreached. Until now. In The De... View more info

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Symbols of Freemasonry

By: Beresniak, Daniel

Price: $5.26

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 601291

ISBN: 0760742375

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Very minor edgewear to d j . 128 pages. There are over ten million freemasons in the world. The supposed power of their occult network is often feared, and yet freemasonry is not a closed doctrine. Richly illustrated, Symbols of Freemasonry provides a synthesis of one of mankind's oldest existing secular brotherhoods. It is designed both for the initiated and for newcomers interested in gaining a better understanding of this fascinating but often misrepresented societ... View more info

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Digging up Bones

By: Brothwell, D R

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Itacha, Cornell University Press: 1994

Edition: 3rd Revised and Updated Edition

Our Product Number: 608131

ISBN: 0801498759

Condition: Very Good


Crease on front cover; previous owner's name on inside cover. Bibliography; index. 208 pages View more info

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"A Good Poor Man's Wife": Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth-Century New England

By: Bushman, Claudia L.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Hanover, University Press of New England: 1998

Our Product Number: 603189

ISBN: 0874518830

Condition: As New


0.91 x 8.47 x 5.5 Inches. 304 pages. A shrewd observer of 19th-century America, Harriet Hanson Robinson's participation in important events and her salty comments, preserved and recorded in the poetry and books she wrote during her lifetime, offer a dramatic account of how one strong-minded woman, who first worked as a textile worker in the industrial town of Lowell, MA, turned to writing and politics to sustain her family after her husband's early death. Harriet's perso... View more info

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Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar

By: Conroy, Scott; Walshe, Shushannah

Price: $13.45

Publisher: New York, PublicAffairs: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 606246

ISBN: 1586487884

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


320 pages. A year after a vice presidential campaign that remains as consequential as it was controversial, Sarah Palin is still the most dynamic yet polarizing Republican in America. Now Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe draw on their experiences as embedded reporters on Palin’s campaign, exclusive on-scene coverage of Palin’s post-election struggles in Alaska, and revealing interviews with former McCain/Palin staffers, top political minds, and Palin’s family, fr... View more info

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Dillinger: A Short and Violent Life

By: Cromie, Robert; Pinkston, Joseph

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Chicago Historical Bookworks: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Our Product Number: 605970

ISBN: 0924772069

Condition: Fine


266 pages. A detailed account of the story of John Dillinger--his origins, early career and rapid rise to notoriety as public enemy number one. View more info

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A Law for the Lion: A Tale of Crime and Injustice in the Borderlands

By: de la Garza, Beatriz

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Our Product Number: 605247

ISBN: 0292701896

Condition: Near Fine


Dated, inscribed To Jeanell with fondest regards and SIGNED by the AUTHOR . 142 pages. Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture, Number Eleven. Signed by Author. "Esto no es cosa de armas" (this is not a matter for weapons). These were the last words of Don Francisco Gutiérrez before Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutiérrez. What began as a simple dispute over Allee's unauthorized tenancy on a Gutiérrez family... View more info

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Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

By: Estes, Clarissa Pinkola

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1992

Our Product Number: 602753

ISBN: 0345377443

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


1.7 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches. 520 pages. Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller shows how women's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconsious. Using multicultura... View more info

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Norwegians in Wisconsin

By: Fapso, Richard

Price: $9.95  $9.45

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin Historical Society Press: 2001

Our Product Number: UWI007

ISBN: 0870203347

Condition: New


Index. . 72 pages. (Ethnic Ser. ) . This perennially popular book, now revised and expanded with additional historical photos and documents, offers a concise introduction to Wisconsin's Norwegian immigrants. The narrative examines the mass migration of Norwegians from 1837, when Ole Nattestad became the first Norwegian settler in Wisconsin, to the late nineteenth century, when Norwegian immigration largely came to a close. The volume demonstrates the efforts of immigran... View more info

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The Education of the Southern Belle: Higher Education and Student Socialization in the Antebellum South

By: Farnham, Christie Anne

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New York, NYU Press: 1995

Our Product Number: 605603

ISBN: 0814726348

Condition: Fine


Full number line.. 208 pages. The American South before the Civil War was the site of an unprecedented social experiment in women's education. The South offered women an education explicitly designed to be equivalent to that of men, while maintaining and nurturing the gender conventions epitomized by the ideal of the Southern belle. This groundbreaking work provides us with an intimate picture of the entire social experience of antebellum women's colleges and seminaries ... View more info

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The Natural History of the Traditional Quilt

By: Forrest, John; Blincoe, Deborah

Price: $6.84

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 603661

ISBN: 0292724977

Condition: Very Good+


Two back corners are slightly bent. . No spine crease. Illustrated. References, general index, index of quilt names. . 372 pages. Traditional quilts serve many purposes over the course of a useful life. Beginning as a beautiful bed covering, a quilt may later function as a ground cover at picnics until years of wear relegate it to someone's ragbag for scrap uses. Observing this life cycle led authors John Forrest and Deborah Blincoe to the idea that quilts, like living t... View more info

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A Fly for the Prosecution: How Insect Evidence Helps Solve Crimes

By: Goff, M. Lee

Price: $6.32

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 2001

Our Product Number: 603232

ISBN: 0674007271

Condition: Very Good


Gift inscription on free front end page.. . 240 pages. The forensic entomologist turns a dispassionate, analytic eye on scenes from which most people would recoil--human corpses in various stages of decay, usually the remains of people who have met a premature end through accident or mayhem. To Lee Goff and his fellow forensic entomologists, each body recovered at a crime scene is an ecosystem, a unique microenvironment colonized in succession by a diverse array of flie... View more info

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Janesville: An American Story

By: Goldstein, Amy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608843

ISBN: 1501102230

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Dark blue boards and dark blue spine imprinted with title and author in silver. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 351 pages. A Washington Post reporter’s intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors’ assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin—Paul Ryan’s hometown—and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in ... View more info

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

By: Grisham, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2006

Our Product Number: 603858

ISBN: 0385517238

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small ding at bottom of front cover. Very light rubbing to back cover of dust jacket . 368 pages. John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. ... View more info

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Swedes in Wisconsin

By: Hale, Frederick

Price: $9.95  $9.45

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin Historical Society Press: 2002

Our Product Number: UWI008

ISBN: 0870203371

Condition: New


Index. . 72 pages. (Ethnic Ser. ) . In Swedes in Wisconsin, Frederick Hale relates the reasons these emigrants left for the New World, their arduous journeys, and their establishment of communities in Wisconsin, including the state's first Swedish settlement, New Upsala at Pine Lake in Waukesha County. New to this edition are the selected letters of Swedish novelist and feminist Frederika Bremer, who visited Wisconsin in the autumn of 1850. During her two-week tr... View more info

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Operation China: Introducing All the Peoples of China

By: Hattaway, Paul

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Carlisle, UK, Piquant: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 604993

ISBN: 0953575756

Condition: Very Good


Curl and separation to upper back corner . 720 pages View more info

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Two Women in the Klondike

By: Hitchcock, Mary

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Fairbanks, AK, University of Alaska Press: 2006

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 605890

ISBN: 1889963968

Condition: Fine


232 pages. University of Alaska Press' Classic Reprint Series. "Two Women in the Klondike" created a sensation when it was first published in 1899. The idea that two well-bred socialites could survive the dangers of the North thrilled nineteenth-century readers from San Francisco to New York. When Mary Hitchcock heard about the discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1898, she left her privileged city life for the wilds of Alaska, planning to stake her own claims. S... View more info

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German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas

By: Jordan, Terry G.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press: 1975

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 608901

ISBN: 0292727070

Condition: Near Fine


237 pages. Terry Jordan explores how German immigrants in the nineteenth century influenced and were influenced by the agricultural life in the areas of Texas where they settled. His findings both support the notion of ethnic distinctiveness and reveal the extent to which German Texans adopted the farming techniques of their Southern Anglo neighbors. View more info