Category: History

What to Read Next (April 2012 edition) 0

What to Read Next (April 2012 edition)

It is a good problem to have. What to read next?? Indulge in some recent SF/Fantasy? Read an old classic? Venture into my other fetish, historical non-fiction? Like most, I have a stack of...

Texas and the Mexican War by Charles M. Robinson III 0

Texas and the Mexican War by Charles M. Robinson III

In between the Texas Revolution (1835-36) and the U.S. Civil War (1861-65), there was the war between the United States and Mexico (1846-1847). The United States fought a war with Mexico for several reasons: annexation of...

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 4

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Growing up in San Antonio in the 1980s, my brother and I fell firmly into the Rock and Roll camp, versus those country and western afficiandos whose pickup trucks frequently ended up in ditches...

The National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas 1

The National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas

For anyone with interest in history in general and World War II in particular, the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is a must see. There are three main buildings housing...

The World Crisis by Winston Churchill (Part 1: 1911 – 1914) 0

The World Crisis by Winston Churchill (Part 1: 1911 – 1914)

Winston Churchill was a prolific author, and received the Nobel prize in Literature in 1953. His more well know historical works are his six volume memoirs of the Second World War, and his four...

A History of the French Legation in Texas by Kenneth Hafertepe 0

A History of the French Legation in Texas by Kenneth Hafertepe

Driving south on I-35 through Austin, Texas, I often wonder two things: why didn’t I take the tollway so I wouldn’t be stuck in traffic? what is The French Legation, pointed towards by sign...

The Battle of San Jacinto by James W. Pohl 0

The Battle of San Jacinto by James W. Pohl

Every kid who has gone through elementary school in or around Houston has been to the San Jacinto Monument on a field trip (and skinned a knee going down the stairs of the Battleship...

The Battle of the Alamo by Ben H. Proctor 0

The Battle of the Alamo by Ben H. Proctor

This 2nd book in TSHA’s (Texas State Historical Association) Fred Rider Cotten Popular History Series (list of the series here) starts on December 4, 1835, with Ben Milam challenging the Texas rag tag army...

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