Texas Hustle

Texas Hustle


  • Author : Cynthia D'Alba
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1946899003


Texas Hustle Book Description :

Watch out for chigger bites, love bites and secrets that bite Born into a wealthy, Southern family, Porchia Summers builds a good life in Texas until a bad news ex-boyfriend tracks her down. Desperate for time to figure out how to handle the trouble he brings, she looks to the one man who can get her out of town for a few days. Darren Montgomery has had his eye on the town's sexy, sweet baker for a while but she's never returns his looks until now. He's flattered but suspicious about her quick change in attention. Sometimes, camping isn't just camping. It's survival.

The City in Texas

The City in Texas


  • Author : David G. McComb
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292767485


The City in Texas Book Description :

Texans love the idea of wide-open spaces and, before World War II, the majority of the state’s people did live and work on the land. Between 1940 and 1950, however, the balance shifted from rural to urban, and today 88 percent of Texans live in cities and embrace the amenities of urban culture. The rise of Texas cities is a fascinating story that has not been previously told. Yet it is essential for understanding both the state’s history and its contemporary character. In The City in Texas, acclaimed historian David G. McComb chronicles the evolution of urban Texas from the Spanish Conquest to the present. Writing in lively, sometimes humorous and provocative prose, he describes how commerce and politics were the early engines of city growth, followed by post–Civil War cattle shipping, oil discovery, lumbering, and military needs. McComb emphasizes that the most transformative agent in city development was the railroad. This technology—accompanied by telegraphs that accelerated the spread of information and mechanical clocks that altered concepts of time—revolutionized transportation, enforced corporate organization, dictated town location, organized space and architecture, and influenced thought. McComb also thoroughly explores the post–World War II growth of San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston as incubators for businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and health care centers.

Lone Star Tarnished

Lone Star Tarnished


  • Author : Cal Jillson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000090574


Lone Star Tarnished Book Description :

Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy domains have developed in Texas history. In each chapter, Cal Jillson compares Texas public policy choices and results with those of other states and the United States in general. Finally, the critical perspective allows readers to question the balance of benefits and costs attendant to what is often referred to as "the Texas way" or "the Texas model" and to assess the many claims of Texas’s exceptionalism. Through Jillson’s lively and lucid prose, students are well equipped to analyse how Texas has done and is doing compared to selected states and the national average over time and today. This text is aimed at students and professors of Texas politics who want to stress history, political culture, and public policy. New to the Fourth Edition Fully updated to include the most recent Texas elections and political events Covers the 2019 legislative session Highlights new population data, with projections forward to 2050, recently released by the U.S. Census and the Texas State Data Center. Explores the dramatic increases in Texas oil and gas production and their impact on global and U.S. prices and on the profitability and the viability of many Texas producers in light of the recent plunge in prices. All figures and tables include the most recent data available.

Texas Hustle

Texas Hustle


  • Author : Cynthia D'Alba
  • Publisher : Samhain Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 1619232383


Texas Hustle Book Description :

They're different as night and day...but it's the right time for love. Texas Montgomery Mavericks, Book 6 Porchia Summers was born into a family who gave her everything except affection. She acted out until her parents sent her to Whispering Springs before their high-society friends found out about her arrest record. She builds a good life in Texas, but then the old boyfriend who got her in trouble tracks her down. Desperate to find a way to keep her past and present separate, she places a bid at a bachelor auction on the one man who'll get her out of town for a few days. Darren Montgomery is thrilled when Porchia wins him and a week of camping with his entire family in a charity bachelor auction. He's also curious. He's been flirting with the town's sweet, sexy baker for years. Sometimes she flirts back, but she's never let things go further than that. Darren's not complaining, but he wonders just what's going on behind Porchia's pretty eyes. Warning: Watch out for chigger bites, love bites, and secrets that bite.

The Noble Hustle
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Noble Hustle


  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345804334


The Noble Hustle Book Description :

"In The Noble Hustle, Colson Whitehead does for participatory journalism what he did for zombie novels in Zone One: Take one literary genius, add $10,000 and a seat at the World Series of Poker, and stir. On one level, Colson Whitehead's The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism - a longtime neighborhood poker player, Colson was given a $10,000 stake and an assignment from the online ESPN offshoot Grantland to see how far he could get in the World Series of Poker. But since it stems from the astonishing mind of Colson Whitehead (MacArthur Award-endorsed!), the book is a brilliant, hilarious, weirdly profound and ultimately moving portrayal of - yes, it sounds overblown and ridiculous, but really! - the human condition"--

The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado

The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado


  • Author : J. Evetts Haley
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806150055


The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado Book Description :

Among the famous ranch brands of Texas are the T Anchor, JA, Diamond Tail, 777, Bar C, and XIT. And the greatest of these was XIT—The XIT Ranch of Texas. It was not the first ranch in West Texas, but after its formation in the eighteen-eighties it became the largest single operation in the cow country of the Old West and covered more than three million acres, all fenced. The state of Texas patented this huge rectangle of land, at the time considered by many to be part of "the great American desert," to the Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company of Chicago, in exchange for funds to erect the state capitol building in Austin. This "desert" became a legend in the cattle business, and it remains today a memory to thousands who recall the era when mustangs and longhorns grazed beneath the brand of the XIT. The development and operation of this pastoral enterprise and its relation to the history of Texas is the subject of this great and widely discussed book by J. Evetts Haley, now made available to readers every· where. It is the story of a wild prairie, roamed by Indians, buffalo, mustangs, and antelope, that became a country of railroads, oil fields, prosperous farms, and carefully bred herds of cattle. The XIT Ranch of Texas is the epic account of a ranching operation about which many know a little but only a few very much. It is the one volume that, more than any other, portrays the early-day cattle business of the West.

Don t Knock the Hustle
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Don t Knock the Hustle


  • Author : Craig S. Watkins
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807035306


Don t Knock the Hustle Book Description :

How millennials are changing our ideas about work, the "gig economy", social mobility, opportunity and technology Millennials are coming of age at a time when work is temporary, underpaid, incommensurate with their education, or downright unsatisfying. Despite these challenges, media scholar S. Craig Watkins argues that this moment of precarity is rife with opportunities for innovation, and that millennials are leading the charge at turning that into an inventive and surprisingly sustainable future. At the intersection of ethnography, sociology, social history and pop culture, Don't Knock the Hustle is one of the first attempts to document how millennials are building a creative, entrepreneurial, and civically engaged innovation economy. Here, we meet people like Prince Harvey, a hip hop artist who recorded his album entirely on an Apple showroom laptop; screenwriter, producer and actor Issa Rae, who first used YouTube and Kickstarter to develop the web series that became her hit HBO show, Insecure; and start-up companies like Qeyno Group in San Francisco and Juegos Rancheros in Austin, TX that help make tech more accessible to people of color. Don't Knock the Hustle offers a timely analysis of the sheer ingenuity and persistence of young people who cobble together the resources they need to pursue the lives and careers they want. Drawing on over ten years of interviews and data, Watkins reveals the radical ways in which our society is expanding who we think of as innovators, what qualifies as innovation, and the spread of wealth beyond traditional corridors of powerful tech companies, venture capitalism, and well-endowed universities. Forward-thinking and dynamic, Don't Knock the Hustle shows the diversity and complexity of a generation on the rise.

Death of a Texas Ranger

Death of a Texas Ranger


  • Author : Cynthia Leal Massey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493010936


Death of a Texas Ranger Book Description :

Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Green’s command. Immediately word spread that the killing may have been the botched outcome of a contract taken out on Menchaca’s life by the notorious Gabriel Marnoch, a local naturalist who had run up against the law himself. But was it? Much more than just a story about a tragic frontier killing, it is the story of an era. The events leading up to the murder and Green’s son’s decades’ long quest for justice for his father’s killer exemplify the chaotic frontier society in Texas after the Civil War, a time fraught with political turmoil and cultural clashes. Amidst that chaos, the virgin landscape of Texas was a magnet to those interested in the natural sciences in the nineteenth century, an era often referred to as the Age of Darwin. The clash between the seemingly pastoral landscape with its offerings for science and the brutal history of the region ties this very readable regional history into the larger American story.

The Star spangled Hustle

The Star spangled Hustle


  • Author : Arthur I. Blaustein
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: African American businesspeople
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4438005


The Star spangled Hustle Book Description :