Gone to Texas Book
Score: 5
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Gone to Texas


  • Author : Randolph B. Campbell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 0195138430

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Gone to Texas Book Description :

Offers a history of the state of Texas from the arrival of the first humans approximately ten thousand years ago to the twenty-first century.

Gone to Texas  A History of the Lone Star State Book
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Gone to Texas A History of the Lone Star State


  • Author : Randolph B. Campbell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199881383

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Gone to Texas A History of the Lone Star State Book Description :

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 p

G T T  Gone to Texas Book

G T T Gone to Texas


  • Author : Thomas Hughes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1884
  • Genre: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059497357

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G T T Gone to Texas Book Description :

A valuable and entertaining account of three young Englishmen who emigrated to Texas. The book consists of letters written home between 1878 and 1883. The three boys bought an 800 acre ranch near Boerne, and by 1883 had a successful sheep, cattle and horse ranch. The work, edited by their father, was written in part to encourage the second and third sons of English gentlemen, impoverished by a want of opportunity in England to emigrate to America.

Gone to Texas Book

Gone to Texas


  • Author : John William Thomason
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1937
  • Genre: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B106003

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Gone to Texas Book Description :

Adventure and romance of a man detailed to a fort on the Rio Grande after the Civil War.

Gone to Texas Book

Gone to Texas


  • Author : Don Worcester
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590774014

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Gone to Texas Book Description :

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.

Gone to Texas Book

Gone to Texas


  • Author : Betty Hamil
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89066178443

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Gone to Texas Book

Gone to Texas


  • Author : Forrest Carter
  • Publisher : Buccaneer Books
  • Release Date : 1985-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0899665616

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Josey Wales Book
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Josey Wales


  • Author : Forrest Carter
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 1989-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826352125

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Josey Wales Book Description :

Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri--men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge. Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory. Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon. The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.

Gone to Texas Book

Gone to Texas


  • Author : Caryl McAdoo
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 172308221X

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Gone to Texas Book Description :

Can beauty truly come from ashes? Deception drives seventeen souls to hard choices. Either stay on the land they thought they'd bought or heed the lure of free land in the faraway wilderness of a new Republic. Rife with peril and hardship, three families knit together by blood and friendship head out with a widowed man, his daughter, and slave, gambling everything they own on the prospect of land ownership and working it together. Does friendship pave a way to marriage? Can puppy-love survive through a harrowing journey to blossom into a forever lover? With duress at every turn, can the clan stay together all the way to Texas and accomplish their goals?