Download E-books A Cowboy of the Pecos PDF

In the overdue Eighties, the Pecos River sector of Texas and southern New Mexico was once often called “the cowboy’s paradise.” And the cowboys who labored in and round the river have been often called “the such a lot professional cowboys within the world.” A Cowboy of the Pecos vividly reveals tells the tale of the Pecos cowboy from the 1st Goodnight-Loving farm animals force to the Nineteen Twenties. those meticulously researched and pleasing tales provide a glimpse right into a forgotten and but mythologized period. comprises archival images.

Along a lot of its Texas stretch at the present time, the Pecos is barely a polluted trickle, squeezing via a jungle of salt cedars that choke banks sloughed and overlooked. the trendy motorist crossing it via bridge is prone to greet it with a yawn than with visceral emotion. yet have been he to learn the background buried deep in its banks, he might locate the sweat and blood of cowhands who knew this ghost because the so much ambitious and treacherous river within the West.

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Download E-books Wabash 1791: St Clair?s defeat (Campaign) PDF

By John F Winkler

The conflict of Wabash, or St. Clair's bloodbath, was once the best defeat of the yankee military by means of local American forces. The crusade opened in 1791, whilst an newly shaped American military, below the command of innovative battle hero, Arthur St. Clair, trigger into the wasteland of Ohio on the way to wrest regulate of the Northwest Territory from many of the local tribes. suffering from logistical difficulties, undesirable climate, and local ambushes, the day trip dragged on for months because the American military slowly eroded because of harm, disorder, and desertion. Then, on a chilly November day, an allied local military descended at the americans. within the resulting chaos, the americans have been slaughtered, taking up ninety% casualties. during this ebook, writer John F. Winkler, re-examines this one-sided victory, reading what the American's did flawed and the way the Natives completed a victory that they can by no means repeat.

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Download E-books Jerry Flemmons' More Texas Siftings: Another Bold and Uncommon Celebration of the Lone Star State PDF

By Jerry Flemmons

“We have frequently heard of nowhere and meant it someplace in Texas.”—Galveston Times

“I went to Texas and ran wild on her prairies.”—William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)

“God made Texas while he was once a small boy and sought after a sandbox.”—Folklore at the American Land

“A Texan ain’t not anything yet a person manner out on a limb.”—John Wayne's line in The Searchers

“We are a wordy bunch, regularly were, and for nearly centuries, outsiders, intrigued by way of all of the commotion down the following within the Southwest, have come to examine, dissect, cuss and compliment. . . . Texas is a heroic tale, the stuff of goals and myths. Born of an most unlikely revolution, settled via peoples from in other places, Texas engendered the epic American proposal of freedom and independence, of self-sufficiency and derring-do. Texas, primarily else, has been a non secular adventure—and the total grand chronicle is there on library cabinets, in newspaper clippings, outdated letters, written thoughts. There’s little approximately Texas that hasn’t already been stated or written, and Texas Siftings is a type of social catalog to a lot of it.” So wrote Jerry Flemmons within the advent to the 1st quantity of Texas Siftings, which has been learn and precious by way of Texans, expatriate Texans, and would-be Texans from coast to coast. Now he is again with More Texas Siftings, an both enticing and engrossing choice of tales either funny and dramatic, letters, recipes, snippets of Texas language, outrageous compliment and offended condemnation for the Lone famous person nation and its inhabitants.

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Download E-books Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 3, H-K (Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, H-K) PDF

The main accomplished nation venture of its type, the Dictionary offers info on a few 4,000 amazing North Carolinians whose accomplishments and low misdeeds span 4 centuries. a lot of the bibliographic details present in the six volumes has been compiled for the 1st time. the entire individuals incorporated are deceased. they're local North Carolinians, irrespective of the place they made the contributions for which they're famous, or non-natives whose contributions have been made in North Carolina.

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Download E-books Volunteers in the Texas Revolution: The New Orleans Greys PDF

By Gary Brown

A good number of volunteers got here to Texas within the 1830s: a few for the promise of loose land; a couple of for the reason for constitutional freedoms; many got here for the journey and an exceptional struggle. one of these workforce got here to Texas in 1835. As a unit, they have been born in a brand new Orleans espresso arcade on October thirteen, 1835. simply one hundred seventy five days later they'd been destroyed as an army unit, and just a handful survived.

During that one hundred seventy five days they have been the simplest scuffling with strength to serve in Texas in the course of the seven-month revolution. they're the one Anglo Texas unit to have fought at Bexar, the Alamo, San Patricio, Agua Dulce, Refugio, Coleto, and Goliad. a couple of survivors even served at San Jacinto. Their tale is one in every of braveness and combating ability. They have been ruthless in conflict, but companssionate in victory, and they're hardly pointed out in Texas historical past books. They have been the recent Orleans Greys.

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Download E-books The Day All the Stars Came Out: Major League Baseball's First All-Star Game, 1933 PDF

By Lew Freedman

This can be a historical past of significant League Baseball's first All-Star video game, initially conceived in 1933 as a one-time "Game of the Century" (including greats equivalent to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Carl Hubbell and Lefty Grove) to raise the spirits of the country and its humans in the middle of the good melancholy. the sport was once such a success that it turned a every year occasion and an essential component of the baseball season. The paintings describes the sport, from the Chicago Tribune's early advocacy for the competition via each play, and describes the later accomplishments of a number of the members concerned.

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Download E-books Lower Piedmont Country: The Uplands of the Deep South (Library Alabama Classics) PDF

By Herman Clarence Nixon, Sarah Newman Shouse

A lengthy out-of-print vintage, Lower Piedmont Country is determined in northeastern Alabama, even supposing the narrative encompasses the zone shape the Mississippi Delta to the Virginia Tidewater. The ebook surveys the background, politics, faith, economic system (both rural and industrial), and folkways of the hill-country humans because the writer knew them throughout the melancholy and conflict years.

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Download E-books The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri PDF

By Stephen C. LeSueur

In the summer time and fall of 1838, animosity among Mormons and their buddies in western Missouri erupted into an armed clash often called the Mormon War.  The clash persisted till early November, whilst the outnumbered Mormons surrendered and agreed to go away the state.

In this significant new interpretation of these occasions, LeSueur argues that whereas a couple of prejudices and fears inspired the competition of Missourians to their Mormon acquaintances, Mormon militancy contributed vastly to the animosity among them.  Prejudice and bad judgment characterised leaders on either side of the struggle.  moreover, LeSueur perspectives the clash as an expression of attitudes and ideology that experience fostered a vigilante culture within the United States.  The willingness of either Missourians and Mormons to undertake extralegal measures to guard and implement neighborhood values resulted in the breakdown of civil keep an eye on and to open struggle in northwestern Missouri.

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