Texas Popular History Series

We’ve been working with the good folks at the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), publishers of the Texas Almanac, to convert an excellent series of 19 popular history books. This series, the Fred Rider Cotten Popular History series, features books about different places and events in Texas’ rich history. Each book is well documented and footnoted, with great pictures. They range between 40 to 144 pages, and they are extremely affordable on the Kindle at $4.99 each. They are also available in bundles (cleverly named “Cotten Bales”, get it?) of like topics.

The series chronicles:

  • Six historical battles (Alamo, San Jacinto, Goliad, Texas/Mexican War and two books on Texas in the Civil War);
  • The history of five cities/places (Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Galveston and McKinney Falls);
  • Four historic houses and the people who occupied them;
  • Four Forts, and their impact on Texas History.

A more detailed list is in the table below. I’ll post reviews of each one (look for titles with underlines) and links to the Kindle versions via the covers (clickable) in the table below as they become available for Kindle.

COVERTitleAuthorYear PublishedPgs Print Edition
The Old Stone FortMcDonald, Archie197148
The Battle of the Alamo"Proctor, Ben H.198640
The Battle of San JacintoHarfertepe, Kenneth198964
A History of the French Legation in Texas",Pohl, James W.198956
A History of Aston VillaHarfertepe, Kenneth199168
The McFaddin-Ward HouseFoy, Jessica and Linsley, Judith Walker199272
The Samuel May Williams HomeHenson, Margaret Swett199252
Remember GoliadRoell, Craig H.1994100
Fort DavisWooster, Robert199458
Austin: A History of the Capital CityHumphrey, David C.199784

Dallas: A History of "Big D"Hazel, Michael V.199780
Fort LancasterFrancell, Lawrence J.199676
Civil War TexasWooster, Ralph A.199988
McKinney FallsHenson, Margaret Swett199964
Galveston: A History and GuideMcComb, David G.200068
", war-by-charles-m-robinson-iii/\"">Texas and the Mexican WarRobinson, Charles M. III2004117

Fort Worth: A Texas OriginalSelcer, Richard F2004144
Fort ConchoMatthews, James T.2005100

Sacred MemoriesMcMichael, Kelly2009128
Ima Hogg: The Governor's DaughterBernhard, Virginia2011
Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: The Great Pedestrian of North and South AmericaChipman, Donald
Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in TexasWooten, Heather Green
Matamoros and the Texas RevolutionRoell, Craig H.
Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas RepublicMcCaslin, Richard B.2016171
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