|Pages: 189||Width: 5.50 inches.|
|Publication Date: 11/2011||Height: 8.50 inches.|
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One word comes to mind when thinking about Texas. BIG! Home to the world’s 13th largest economy and the only U.S. state that was originally an independent republic, Texas has always been larger than life.
In this concise accessible volume, gain insight into the people, places, and past of Texas like never before: Meet Pa and Ma Ferguson, the rebellious husband and wife team that served as governor and helped modernize the state. Stroll along the walls of the Alamo, as Davie Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie make their famous stand for independence from Mexico. Relive the Lone Star State’s many great booms, from the hard-scrabble life of ranching and oil drilling to the current drive to be a leading force in education, art, and technology.
Filled with surprising facts, humorous asides, and striking photos, Texas: An Illustrated History is an entertaining, thoughtful journey—perfect for the newcomer and the born-and-bred Texan alike!
• Written in a succinct, popular style attractive both to young students and adult audiences
• Highlights Texas history from multiple perspectives, including the ethnic, cultural, political, and economic paradigms
• 50 b/w photos, illustrations, and maps
About the author(s)
John Perry is a professor of Communication Arts at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. His previous publications include James A Herne: The American Ibsen, Jack London: An American Myth and numerous articles on American and Texas history for such magazines as VFW Magazine, World War II History, Texas History, Wild West, History Magazine, and Naval History.