Category: TSHA

Non-fiction and fiction concerning WWII

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...

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...

Texas Almanac 2010-2011 0

Texas Almanac 2010-2011

When I was a kid, every Christmas my mother would wrap an Almanac under the tree. This was back in the day before the Internet (yes, kids, there was such a time), so these...

bookrev: Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson 0

bookrev: Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Kurson’s Shadow Divers (loaned to me by my friend Charles, thanks Charles!) is a well written and thoroughly researched non-fiction story of two divers pushing themselves physically and mentally to discover the truth behind...

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