[The vengeance trail of Josey Wales]. Sequel to Gone to Texas.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: UNM Press, Pages: 374 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780826311689


In Gone to Texas, historian Randolph Campbell ranges from the first arrival of humans in the Panhandle some 10,000 years ago to the dawn of the twenty-first century, offering an interpretive account of the land, the successive waves of people who have gone to Texas, and the conflicts that have made Texas as much a metaphor as a place. Campbell presents the epic tales of Texas history in a new light, offering revisionist history in the best sense--broadening and deepening the traditional story, without ignoring the heroes of the past. The scope of the book is impressive. It ranges from the archeological record of early Native Americans to the rise of the oil industry and ultimately the modernization of Texas. Campbell provides swift-moving accounts of the Mexican revolution against Spain, the arrival of settlers from the United States, and the lasting Spanish legacy (from place names to cattle ranching to civil law). The author also paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-Texan revolution, with its larger-than-life leaders and epic battles, the fascinating decade of the Republic of Texas, and annexation by the United States. In his account of the Civil War and Reconstruction, he examines developments both in local politics and society and in the nation at large (from the debate over secession to the role of Texas troops in the Confederate army to the impact of postwar civil rights laws). Late nineteenth-century Texas is presented as part of both the Old West and the New South. The story continues with an analysis of the impact of the Populist and Progressive movements and then looks at the prosperity decade of the 1920s and the economic disaster of the Great Depression. Campbell's last chapters show how World War II brought economic recovery and touched off spectacular growth that, with only a few downturns, continues until today. Lucid, engaging, deftly written, Gone to Texas offers a fresh understanding of why Texas continues to be seen as a state unlike any other, a place that distills the essence of what it means to be an American.
Genre: History, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 512 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780199881383


Josey Wales is out for the blood of the pro-Union Jayhawkers who raped & murdered his wife. When Wales refuses to surrender, he begins a life on the run from the law, reluctantly befriending a diverse group of whites & Indians on his quest for revenge and a new life.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: , Pages: 228 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0843963468


Peyton Lewis and Fletcher Rucker are two humble Rebel boys whose innocence was destroyed in the bloody wreckage of the Civil War. Young and desperate, they fall in with a scheme to rob a bank but are totally unprepared for the violence that ensues. Sickened by the carnage and wanton cruelty that they have witnessed, Lewis and Rucker take their cut and join the migration of those who see the possibility of a new beginning in the wilderness of the Texas frontier. Along the way they meet rogues, killers...and two exceptional women: the tortured Molly Klinner, a woman who has also suffered dearly by the ravages of the war, and Gabriel Johnson, an Eastern beauty who decided to join the Texas migration on a lark--but will soon learn the true meaning of humanity. Together, the four travelers will weather the travails that the new frontier offers them--but will they manage to carve out a new life? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Forge Books, Pages: 384 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780312871727



Genre: Outlaws, Editor: , Pages: 146 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: LCCN:74154369


A freed outlaw returns to Mexico to avenge the savage rape and shootings of old friends.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: , Pages: 211 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0843963476


Chronicles the Lone Star state's history from the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century, to the conflict at the Alamo, to the state's contradictory role in America today, in an account that explores its diverse cultural heritage and the lives of some of its most famous citizens. 35,000 first printing.
Genre: History, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 682 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780684862910


Sara's husband was a disappointment in life, but she had to admit he was a handsome corpse.  Climb aboard an 1856 Dallas-bound wagon train and join a plucky female protagonist for the journey of a lifetime in Laurie Moore-Moore's richly entertaining new book, Gone to Dallas, The Storekeeper 1856-1861. Far from your average historical novel or western, Gone to Dallas is a compelling tale of migration, betrayal, death and dreams-peppered with real people, places, and events. With a cast of interesting characters and more bumps and hazards than a wagon trail, Gone to Dallas tells the unforgettable story of a formidable frontier woman in the context of true Texas history. It had seemed so romantic - and now so long ago - when Morgan Darnell courted Sara in Tennessee, finally convincing her they should marry and join an 1856 "Gone to Texas" wagon train traveling along the "Trail of Tears," through Indian territory, and across the Red River into Texas. In a twist of fate, Sara arrives in Dallas a 19-year-old widow, armed with plenty of pluck, and determined to open a general store in the tiny settlement of log cabins on the Trinity River. Standing in her way as a young woman alone are a host of challenges. Can Sara (with the help of her friends) pull herself up by the bootstraps and overcome uncertainty, vandalism, threats, and even being shot? Follow Sara as she strives to create her store (Sara's Mercantile Emporium) while living Dallas' true history - from the beginnings of La Réunion (the European colony across the Trinity) to a mud and muck circus, a grand ball and the mighty fire that burns Dallas to the ground. Dallas is a challenging place, especially with the Civil War looming. Even with the friendship of a former Texas Ranger and Dallas' most important citizen - another woman - is Sara strong enough to meet the challenge? The risks are high. Failure means being destitute in Dallas! In Gone to Dallas, The Storekeeper 1856-1861, author Laurie Moore-Moore spins a page-turner of a Texas tale salted with historically accurate events and populated with real characters. It's Portis' True Grit meets Texas history.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Laurie C. Moore, Pages: 348 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1737436108


Join Betsy Chutchian as she embarks on a journey to recreate 12 of her greatgreat grandmother's quilts inspired by her writing. And read as she shares the journal entries that capture the essence of pioneer life, often characterized by harsh realities, softened by the beauty, pleasure and friendship found in quiltmaking.
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies, Editor: C&t Publishing / Kansas City Star Quilts, Pages: 96 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1935362178


Ellis P. Bean was a callow youth of seventeen about to embark on a grand odyssey. Philip Nolan, a dashing soldier of fortune invited the young man to join him on an expedition to capture wild mustangs in Texas. Nolan promised Ellis a few months of thrilling excitement, to be capped off by a small fortune in gold coins. The expedition didn’t realize until it was too that they were being stalked by Spanish squadrons of veteran cavalry, for the Spanish rulers of Texas feared Nolan was leading an invading force. After a brief battle, Nolan was killed and the surviving members of the hunting party were taken prisoner. Ellis Bean’s real adventure had just begun; an adventure far different from the one he had been promised. Ellis endured nearly a decade of imprisonment in Mexican jails—in Nacogdoches, San Antonio, and Acapulco—much of the time in painful shackle or in solitary confinement. After many failed escape attempts, Ellis was finally released from prison—on the condition that he fight with the Spanish to pout down the insurrection of Padre Hidago and General Morelos. He promptly deserted, joining up with the freedom fighters. Soon he was counted among the leaders of the Mexican independence movement against Spain. But after years of fighting, of victories and reversals, the revolution finally seemed on the verge of collapse…and Morelos begged Ellis to return to the States to raise an army to invade Texas. Ellis Bean was finally home—but would he return as promised, to the cause of freedom? Once home, could he force himself to return? Based on actual events and filled with meticulous details, the story of Ellis P. Bean is an unparalleled adventure from the pages of America’s frontier history.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield, Pages: 220 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781590774014