All the Way from Yoakum

  • Filename: all-the-way-from-yoakum.
  • ISBN: 1585444766
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Marjorie Meyer Arsht
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

All the Way from Yoakum tells the story of the long, eventful life of a Jewish “good girl” from small-town Texas who became a remarkable woman of her time and a leading light in Houston and Texas politics. One of the founders of the modern Republican Party in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a state party committeewoman and was the first Jewish woman to run as a Republican for the state legislature. Becoming active in politics in the 1950s, she was closely involved in the early career of George H. W. Bush. A member of the prominent Texas family (Meyer, Cohen) that owned Foley Brothers department store and gave Cohen House to Rice University, she recalls the contentious mid-century division in the Jewish community over the issue of Zionism that split congregations and turned friends into bitter antagonists. Formerly president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a national spokesperson for a major American anti-Zionist organization. When she turned seventy, Arsht was working as a speechwriter and high-level assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington while also serving as a regent of Texas Southern University, where she spearheaded a number of important reforms. In addition, she continued to run the small, independent energy development and investment company founded by her late husband. From her childhood as a member of one of the few Jewish families in small-town Yoakum, Texas, to her years of political activism and social involvement, she offers a moving account of an indomitable spirit, one that will provide both inspiration and an understanding of how the Republican Party came to be the dominant force in Texas politics.

It Happened On The Way To Texas

  • Filename: it-happened-on-the-way-to-texas.
  • ISBN: 9781300304487
  • Release Date: 2012-10-24
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Tony Pay
  • Publisher:

Follow two people as they deal with similar romantic endings, the risks they take, and the people that come into their lives. Business, race horses, ranches, and writing a best seller intertwine in the character's lives. The reader will observe the unfolding of how small deceptions can become larger than life. You will be asking yourself... "what is the ending to the story?"

All the Way with LBJ

  • Filename: all-the-way-with-lbj.
  • ISBN: 9780521737524
  • Release Date: 2009-02-23
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Robert David Johnson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

All the Way with LBJ examines the LBJ tapes, analysing the 1964 presidential campaign and the political culture of the mid-1960s.

Texas Lily Too Hard To Handle Book 1

  • Filename: texas-lily-too-hard-to-handle-book-1.
  • ISBN: 9781614170884
  • Release Date: 2011-06-30
  • Number of pages: 378
  • Author: Patricia Rice
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works!

Lily Porter is newly a widow with a child to raise and a cattle ranch to run in the Texas frontier aflame with violence, and where a woman is to be seen not heard. She needs a man to stand up for her land. His name is Cade. Part Apache brave and part Mexican grandee, Cade has a past and a secret. But he possesses the power and passion to command all in his path. Lily welcomes Cade into her struggle against treachery and terror—and discovers a love worth risking everything to keep. AWARDS: 4 ½ stars – Romantic Times REVIEWS: "Ms. Rice is in her element as she gives us a recipe for romance... one delicious read." ~Romantic Times TOO HARD TO HANDLE, in series order Texas Lily Texas Rose Texas Tiger Texas Moon

Tough As Stone

  • Filename: tough-as-stone.
  • ISBN: 9781934925713
  • Release Date: 2008-09-22
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Donna Stone
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

This work chronicles a family's struggle with the illness of a child and how they have effectively dealt with the trials and tribulations.

Linda Ronstadt

  • Filename: linda-ronstadt.
  • ISBN: 9781849892476
  • Release Date: 2010-11-23
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: Peter Lewry
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Often dismissed by rock historians as a product of the antiseptic Californian country-music scene, an artist who relied on watered-down covers of classic rock n’ roll and pop standards, this description of Linda Ronstadt couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout a recording career that has covered more than forty years she has recorded in a remarkable variety of styles from pure country to pop, light opera to big band standards and new wave to mariachi, often taking risks beyond the reach of many critically acclaimed artists. It would be hard, if not impossible, to find another vocalist who has had a more diversified career. In their press release for the album Winterlight her record company managed to convey exactly what it was that made Linda Ronstadt such a special artist. — “Versatile doesn’t begin to describe Linda Ronstadt’s astounding career – a wildly eclectic, devoutly adventurous journey through a myriad of styles and genres. Who else has worked with Philip Glass and Dolly Parton? Aaron Neville and Nelson Riddle? Ronstadt’s unforgettably gorgeous voice, at once technically dazzling and resonating with deep emotion, has woven a magical path from rock to mariachi, from country to opera, gathering critical and commercial success at every stop along the way." Linda Ronstadt - A Life In Music is an unauthorised biography that traces Linda Ronstadt's career from her days as a member of The Stone Poneys, her early solo albums, the critically acclaimed albums from the seventies, her work with Nelson Riddle , the foreign language recordings and her collaborations with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. The book gives an in-depth analysis of every studio album and is supported by a background to her life and the influences, musical and social, that shaped her career. Appendices in the book include a comprehensive discography, chart statistics, details of Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and British Phonographic Industry (BPI) awards along with a list of Grammy Award nominations and wins. The book includes a foreword written by Andrew Gold.

The Savior

  • Filename: the-savior.
  • ISBN: 9780758292018
  • Release Date: 2005-09-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Faye Snowden
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

People are dying in The Pit. The poorest section of California's Dunhill County seems to have a love affair with tragedy, yet lately, more and more unfortunate souls are slipping through the cracks. Dr. Kendra Hamilton got herself off the mean streets. Her mother, Violet, wasn't so lucky--she's the latest fatality on The Pit's ever-growing roster of shattered lives. And although she knows Violet was living on the edge, Kendra is convinced her death was no accident. Someone is preying on society's forgotten people. . .and Kendra intends to find the killer. All she has to do is get the police--one stubborn detective in particular--to take her seriously. In her quest for justice, Kendra will risk everything. Now, as the investigation reveals a trail of corruption and shocking betrayal, she stumbles upon a world in which the lines between duty and desire, benevolence and madness, living--and merely surviving--are irrevocably blurred. And where a cold-blooded psychopath is determined to turn life on the wrong side of the tracks into a death sentence. . .

Memory of a Vagabond

  • Filename: memory-of-a-vagabond.
  • ISBN: 9781483417462
  • Release Date: 2014-10-17
  • Number of pages: 498
  • Author: Adam Ross Rapoport
  • Publisher:

In 2010, Adam Rapoport experienced a life-changing epiphany. He wanted to travel the world, by any means necessary. But for the twenty-three-year-old son of an middle-upper-class family to do so, he would have to drop out of graduate school. Undaunted, he sold his possessions and hit the road with a backpack and $700 for the adventure of a lifetime. Adam wanted to experience the freedoms of homeless travel. Over the course of two years, he learned how to get around and survive on the road. He hitchhiked across the United States, he joined the crew of a sailboat and explored the Bahamas with a seemingly cursed captain. He then wound up working under the table in Central America. And finally, he studied under both wilderness survival experts and a spiritualist guru in Montana. Spiritual, adventurous, humorous, self-reflective, insightful, and even romantic, Memory of a Vagabond shows that following one's dream will bring you to places you never thought possible.

New Way to Fly

  • Filename: new-way-to-fly.
  • ISBN: 9781426831768
  • Release Date: 2009-04-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Margot Dalton
  • Publisher: Harlequin

NEW LOOK--TEXAS STYLE! Crystal Creek...where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and forge new Texas futures. APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING Rancher Brock Munroe is smitten with Amanda Walker. But he hates what she does for a living. Amanda is a personal shopper. To Brock it's a ridiculous career. Still, Brock can't quite figure this lady out. It seems that with Amanda what you see is much less than what you get.

500 Little Known Facts About Nauvoo

  • Filename: 500-little-known-facts-about-nauvoo.
  • ISBN: 1462100333
  • Release Date: 2010-03-10
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: George Givens
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort

In this newest addition to the popular 500 Little-Known Facts series, George Givens offers answers to the questions most often asked by visitors to Nauvoo, such as, What is the difference between a blacksmith and a whitesmith? Did you know that one of the first recorded cases of artificial resuscitation happened in Nauvoo and that it saved Brigham Young s life? What are the rules for playing Old Cat ? Containing everything from trivia about popular songs and games to information about religious practices and architectural symbolism, this is the perfect treasure for anyone who is interested in the early Saints and the difficult but spiritually rich time they spent in their beloved City Beautiful.

Rain Falls Like Mercy

  • Filename: rain-falls-like-mercy.
  • ISBN: 9781439109526
  • Release Date: 2011-11-08
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jack Todd
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Set against the sweeping backdrop of World War II, Rain Falls Like Mercy is a gripping depiction of a family and a country touched by the grand violence of war, the senseless violence of crime, and the intimate violence of the heart. IN THE TRADITION OF TRUE CRIME narratives such as In Cold Blood, acclaimed author Jack Todd’s new novel grips the reader from the first page; and as it spans continents and generations of one family, its taut and shocking undercurrent of violence builds to a stunning crescendo. Todd’s first novel, Sun Going Down, which introduced the Paint family, won praise from reviewers and major authors such as Michael Korda and Michael Blake. His second novel, Come Again No More, recounted the Paints’ saga of triumph and tragedy through the Great Depression, inspiring the Ottawa Citizen to label Todd “a first-rate novelist with a tender heart.” Rain Falls Like Mercy opens with the murder investigation of a young girl in Wyoming in mid- 1941. Tom Call, the young sheriff running the investigation, falls in love with Juanita, the wife of Eli Paint, whose son Leo and grandson Bobby Watson are on duty with the U.S. Navy. Almost overnight, the case is derailed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, disrupting the lives of all involved. Bobby mans an antiaircraft gun during the attack. Tom joins the U.S. Air Force and is deployed to England to fly bombers, still trying to pursue his murder investigation. His suspicion falls on Pardo Bury, the psychotic son of a wealthy rancher in Wyoming. As Pardo and Tom make their ways to their inevitable and shattering confrontation, Rain Falls Like Mercy displays Todd’s uncanny ability to zero in on his characters’ emotional lives while simultaneously painting a sweeping picture of the historical events that shape their destinies.

Saga of a Texas Ranger

  • Filename: saga-of-a-texas-ranger.
  • ISBN: 9781620959138
  • Release Date: 2010-04-05
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jeffery Robenalt
  • Publisher: BookBaby

Set in the Republic of Texas, circa1840, Saga of a Texas Ranger is the first in a series of of four historic Westerns written by Jeffery Robenalt. Sixteen year old Caleb McAdams and his family sell their prosperous farm in Tennessee and head for Texas to escape a deadly blood feud, but find that danger also lurks on the Texas frontier. While Caleb is out rounding up wild longhorns, his family is massacred by the Comanches during the Great Raid of 1840. Seeking revenge, Caleb volunteers to fight with Captain Jack Hays and the Texas Rangers at the Battle of Plum Creek and the saga begins.

The Winning Argument

  • Filename: the-winning-argument.
  • ISBN: 1570739382
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Ronald J. Waicukauski
  • Publisher: American Bar Association

Examines twelve characteristics of a winning argument and presents the rudiments and sophisticated levels of persuasion based upon ancient and modern techniques.

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