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Big wonderful thing : a history of Texas / Stephen Harrigan.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library 976.4 HAR 31254003625833 New books - Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780292759510
  • ISBN: 0292759517
  • Physical Description: 925 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The Texas bookshelf."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 836-890) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Castaways -- Golden cities -- Woe to us -- The lady in blue -- Voyageurs -- God's work -- Filibusters -- God speed ye -- The Texas dream -- The consequence of failure -- Come and take it -- The Alamo is ours! -- Vengeance -- Aftermath -- Spartan spirit -- "Savage ware fare" -- The broken flagpole -- Los diablos tejanos -- The crisis of the crisis -- Robbers and lawyers -- Warriors and refugees -- I will never do it -- With throbbing hearts -- Reconstructed -- The end of Comancheria -- Fenced in -- Turn Texas loose -- Bipedal brutes -- Scorpions and horny toads -- A thousand little devils -- Gushers -- Light coming on the plains -- Sediciosos -- Pa -- War at home and abroad -- The blacksnake whip -- Music and mayhem -- The boy from the hill country -- Centennial -- Passionate ones -- Texans at war again -- The show of shows -- A new Texas -- Ye shall know the truth -- The lord takes a sleeping pill -- Giant -- A gamblin' man -- Welcome Mr. Kennedy -- El deg├╝ello reprise -- The voice of God -- The tower -- Vigil on the pedernales -- A side to belong to -- Don't be so self-righteous -- Baptism of fire -- Texans versus Texans -- Epilogue. Davy Crockett's fairy palace.
Summary, etc.:
The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and the myriad peoples who, over centuries of conflict, gave rise to a place that has helped shape the identity of the United States and the destiny of the world.
Subject: Texas > History.
Genre: History.

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