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Best Texas History Books To Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Texas History books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

The Great Book of Texas: The Crazy History of Texas with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States) (2018)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadAre you looking to learn more about Texas? Sure, you’ve heard about the Alamo and JFK’s assassination in history class, but there’s so much about the Lone Star State that even natives don’t know about. In this trivia book, you’ll journey through Texas’s history, pop culture, sports, folklore, and so much more!
Author(s): Bill O’Neill

Texas: A Historical Atlas (2012)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadFor twenty years the Historical Atlas of Texas stood as a trusted resource for students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded—and even rechristened. Texas: A Historical Atlas more accurately reflects the Lone Star State at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Author(s): A. Ray Stephens, Carol Zuber-Mallison

The History of Texas (2014)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadThe History of Texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present.
Author(s): Robert A. Calvert , De Leon, Arnoldo, et al.

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (2019)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadGod Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create.
Author(s): Lawrence Wright

Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde (2017)

 Best Texas History Books To Read“Frank Hamer, last of the old breed of Texas Rangers, has not fared well in history or popular culture. John Boessenecker now restores this incredible Ranger to his proper place alongside such fabled lawmen as Wyatt Earp and Eliot Ness. Here is a grand adventure story, told with grace and authority by a master historian of American law enforcement.
Author(s): John Boessenecker

Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) (2015)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadEncapsulating the 500-year saga of the one-of-a-kind state of Texas, this interactive book takes readers from the founding of the Spanish Missions and the victory at San Jacinto to the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston and the establishment of NASA’s Mission Control in Houston while covering everything in between. Texas History for Kids includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the state’s culture, politics, and geography.
Author(s): Karen Bush Gibson

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History: Guided Reading Workbook (2014)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadSeries: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Texas History Paperback: 392 pages Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT; 1 edition (December 31, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 0544326652 ISBN-13: 978-0544326651 Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,587 in Books (See Top 10…
Author(s): HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT

Texas Rising: The Epic True Story of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846 (2016)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadThe official nonfiction companion to HISTORY’s dramatic series Texas Rising (created by the same team that made the ratings record-breaker Hatfields & McCoys): a thrilling new narrative history of the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent western frontierMarch 1836: The Republic of Texas, just weeks old, is already near collapse.
Author(s): Stephen L. Moore

Reader’s Theater Scripts (2014)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadImprove students’ reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice and performance through Reader’s Theater Scripts.
Author(s): Timothy Rasinski, DebMurphy, et al.

Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State (2017)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadGone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 10,000 years ago to the opening of the twenty-first century. Focusing on the state’s successive waves of immigrants, the book offers an inclusive view of the vast array of Texans who, often in conflict with each other and always in a struggle with the land, created a history and an idea of Texas.
Author(s): Randolph B. Campbell

The Texas Rangers: The History and Legacy of the West’s Most Famous Law Enforcement Agency (2017)

 Best Texas History Books To Read*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Rangers *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading In the second decade of the 19th century, the precarious state of America’s transatlantic relationships began to stabilize. The War of 1812 ended, and the border status with Canada grew somewhat more settled. Turning its efforts toward the taming of an unwelcoming West, the young country faced new and less well-understood enemies.
Author(s): Charles River Editors

The Story of Texas (Four Volumes in One) (1986)

 Best Texas History Books To ReadChildren of all ages will enjoy this colorful, instructive book on Texas history. Told in simple language, the story emphasizes the drama and excitement of the state’s history – from prehistoric times, when Texas was largely underwater and inhabited by strange creatures, to the modern age of space travel and computers.   The text is amply illustrated by lively sketches and paintings that will make reading about history fun.
Author(s): John Edward Weems, Ron Stone, et al.

The Big Learning Texas History (2016)

 Best Texas History Books To Read<p>Offering a one-of-a kind teaching resource for Texas history teachers, The Big Resource Guide to Teaching and Learning Texas History, by author and teacher Tracey Williams, includes everything to make Texas history come alive in the classroom.</p> <p>The teaching units are aligned with the Author(s): Tracey Williams

Best Texas History Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some texas history books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Monsters and Monarchs: Serial Killers in Classical Myth and History

Author(s): Debbie Felton
ID: 3026061, Publisher: University of Texas Press, Year: 2021, Size: 24 Mb, Format: pdf

Cult of glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers

Author(s): Doug J. Swanson
ID: 2535829, Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 26 Mb, Format: epub

The History of Texas

Author(s): Robert A. Calvert, Arnoldo De Leon, Gregg Cantrell
ID: 2674602, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2020, Size: 33 Mb, Format: pdf

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