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Waul’s Legion: History of the Texas Legion

By Michael Steinman
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John Steinmann’s military service began when he left his wife and infant son at home in Independence, Texas, and joined the Confederate States Army. He never returned. If his family ever had any information about his service, it was lost with time. As the author began searching for some trace of his great-great-grandfather, he discovered that he belonged to Company A, Waul’s Texas Legion. This discovery created as many questions as it answered. Colonel Waul’s unique command contained two infantry battalions, a cavalry battalion, and an artillery battery—all of which had a Company A. In his quest for more information, the author discovered that very little had been written about the legion. This book represents the most complete and comprehensive account of its formation and activities during the Civil War. On March 6, 1862, the secretary of war of the Confederate States of America authorized Thomas Neville Waul to form a legion of troops—amounting to about two thousand men.

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  • Isbn : 0813148030
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 125
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The Civil War hardly scratched the Confederate state of Texas. Thousands of Texans died on battlefields hundreds of miles to the east, of course, but the war did not destroy Texas's farms or plantations or her few miles of railroads. Although unchallenged from without, Confederate Texans faced challenges from within -- from fellow Texans who opposed their cause. Dissension sprang from a multitude of seeds. It emerged from prewar political and ethnic differences; it surfaced after wartime hardships and potential danger wore down the resistance of less-than-enthusiastic rebels; it flourished, as some reaped huge profits from the bizarre war economy of Texas. Texas Divided is neither the history of the Civil War in Texas, nor of secession or Reconstruction. Rather, it is the history of men dealing with the sometimes fragmented southern society in which they lived -- some fighting to change it, others to preserve it -- and an examination of the lines that divided Texas and Texans during the sectional conflict of the nineteenth century.

These Truths: A History of the United States

By Jill Lepore
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393635252
  • Pages : 960
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 540
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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State

By Randolph B. Campbell
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199881383
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 237
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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.

The History of Texas Music

By Gary Hartman
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : 1603443940
  • Pages : 321
  • Category : MUSIC
  • Reads : 918
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History of Computing in the Twentieth Century

By Nicholas Metropolis
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 1483296687
  • Pages : 659
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 150
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History of Computing in the Twentieth Century

Earth System: History and Natural Variability - Volume II

By Vaclav Cilek
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  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Isbn : 1848261055
  • Pages : 426
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 440
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Earth System: History and Natural Variability theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management, in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Earth System: History and Natural Variability with contributions from distinguished experts in the field, presents a description of the cosmic environment around our planet influencing the Earth in a number of ways through variation of solar energy or meteorite impacts. The structure of the Earth and its rocks, waters and atmosphere is described. The Theme focuses on geological and evolutionary processes through the history of Earth's epochs and biomes since the Early Earth to the Quaternary. The unifying processes between the Earth's life and its rocks, waters and atmosphere are global natural cycles of carbon, sulfur and other elements that connect and influence the rate of geological processes, climate change, biological evolution and human economy. These five volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Red Scare

By Don Carleton
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 029275857X
  • Pages : 419
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 479
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A history of Houston during the McCarthy era and the community’s response to the fear of communism. Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against communism became a fierce power struggle between conservative and liberal politics. Praise for Red Scare “A valuable and sometimes engrossing cautionary tale.” —New York Times Book Review “Judicious, well written, and reliable, Red Scare ranks among the top dozen books in the field. . . . A splendid book that deserves the attention of everyone interested in the South and civil liberties.” —American Historical Review “This outstanding study of the McCarthy era in Houston is not only the definitive work on ‘Scoundrel Time’ in that city, but also present in microcosm a brilliant picture of the phenomenon that blighted the entire nation in the 1950s.” —Publishers Weekly “For those who still believe it didn’t happen here—or couldn’t happen again—Don Carleton’s Red Scare is required reading. . . . In fact, anyone who wants to understand modern Texas with all its wild contradictions should begin with Carleton’s massively detailed [book].” —Dallas Morning News “A permanently valuable addition to Texas history and to our understanding of the McCarthy period in the country.” —Texas Observer “Readers can fully experience the agony and terror of this unimaginably ugly period. . . . Red Scare will surely become a standard work on this important subject.” —Southwest Review “An important addition to the history of modern Houston, and . . . of Texas. It is also a fascinating and timely contribution to the subject of extremism in American life.” —Journal of Southern History

Writing the Story of Texas

By Patrick L. Cox,Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr.
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 0292748752
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 370
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The history of the Lone Star state is a narrative dominated by larger-than-life personalities and often-contentious legends, presenting interesting challenges for historians. Perhaps for this reason, Texas has produced a cadre of revered historians who have had a significant impact on the preservation (some would argue creation) of our state’s past. An anthology of biographical essays, Writing the Story of Texas pays tribute to the scholars who shaped our understanding of Texas’s past and, ultimately, the Texan identity. Edited by esteemed historians Patrick Cox and Kenneth Hendrickson, this collection includes insightful, cross-generational examinations of pivotal individuals who interpreted our history. On these pages, the contributors chart the progression from Eugene C. Barker’s groundbreaking research to his public confrontations with Texas political leaders and his fellow historians. They look at Walter Prescott Webb’s fundamental, innovative vision as a promoter of the past and Ruthe Winegarten’s efforts to shine the spotlight on minorities and women who made history across the state. Other essayists explore Llerena Friend delving into an ambitious study of Sam Houston, Charles Ramsdell courageously addressing delicate issues such as racism and launching his controversial examination of Reconstruction in Texas, Robert Cotner—an Ohio-born product of the Ivy League—bringing a fresh perspective to the field, and Robert Maxwell engaged in early work in environmental history.

Full-Scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures

By K. J. Marsh
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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Isbn : 1483161382
  • Pages : 346
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 801
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Full-scale Fatigue Testing of Components and Structures presents the approaches to the testing of full-scale components or structures. The book begins by examining the necessity or desirability of full-scale fatigue testing. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the discussion of fatigue testing done on aircraft structures, railway components, helicopter rotor heads, artillery gun structures, and bridge components. The role of full-scale fatigue testing on automotive components and systems, structural testing in nuclear engineering, and the use of a structural fatigue testing laboratory for other tests are covered as well. Engineers, materials scientists, and researchers in the field of fatigue testing will find the book very useful.

Spatial Strategies in Retailing

By R. Laulajainen
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9400939833
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 647
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Locational research has long been concerned with industrial plants and the site selection of retail stores. The major determinants and decision processes now seem to be fairly well understood. Con sequently, the research frontier in retailing has shifted to a higher spatial level, the location of stores in the regional and national context. Certainly, stores tend to be found where the population is, but beyond this obvious truth it is by no means outright clear how retailing companies with different formats and home bases perceive space and how space affects their performance, if at all. When the question is put this way, what appears trivial at first undergoes a change and seems now complex enough to be worth a closer look. It need not be true, to cite the most obvious of examples, that regions which are attractive as places of living for high-school and college students, the custom ary data base, are also worthwhile from the business point of view. No attempt is made here to pen etrate the topic at analytical depth. The ambition is simply to discover, with the help of numerous descriptive examples, whether any order does exist in the high-level spatial behavior of retailing companies.