Hardcover, 4to. very good condition in like dustjacket but for crease on inside flap, no marks/inscriptions, Black & white photographs, maps, notes, index, 206pp. Details six centuries of the history of South Texas, with a thoroughly researched & comprehensive text. Many of the images included have never before been published. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : With more than 150 images, many never before published, historian Jerry Thompson tells the story of what Pulitzer Prize–winning historian William H. Goetzmann has called a ""wild and vivid land."" From the Coahuiltecan Indians and the Spanish colonisers who clustered along the banks of the Rio Grande, to the cattlemen and oil wildcatters who conquered the brush country, Thompson details six centuries of exciting and entertaining history in a thoroughly researched and comprehensive text, lavishly illustrated by the work of artists Lino Sanchez y Tapia, Theodore Gentilz, and Frederic Remington, photographers Robert Runyon, E. O. Goldbeck, and Russell Lee, and many others.<br><br> It was on the South Texas border that the Mexican War began and the Civil War ended. Over the centuries the border area has been the setting for extraordinary endeavours and events, many of them related in <em>A Wild and Vivid Land</em>: José de Escandon's gallant band of colonisers, the grandiose dreamers who struggled to shape the 1840 Republic of the Rio Grande, the ill-fated Mier expedition, and the soldiers who fought at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma in 1846. The dramatic historical events and the strong personalities that influenced the region's growth and development are skillfully presented in words and pictures. Readers will see the steamboat commerce on the Rio Grande, where Richard King of King Ranch fame began to amass his fortune; the Civil War cotton trade; the sheep and cattle industries; the coming of the railroads in the 1880s; and the citrus and oil and gas industries of the twentieth century. Thompson also recounts Juan Cortina's brazen raid on Brownsville; the Union occupation of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in December 1863 and the Confederacy's legendary defence of Laredo in 1864; Catarino Garza's run from the Texas Rangers in the chaparral in the 1890s; and the ordinary men and women who, throughout, survived floods and depressions, bandits, revolutions, and drought. <br><br> The exciting history presented here is distinguished by scrupulous scholarship and by the author's clear enthusiasm and love for South Texas. This book of remarkable pictures and stories is the kind of book one returns to again and again, that causes one to muse and dream on the past. The South Texas border becomes vivid in the mind—a singular and an unforgettable encounter.
About the Author: <strong>Jerry Thompson</strong>, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, is among the best and most prolific historians of the Civil War in the Southwest and is an authority on the Texas-Mexico border. He is the author of numerous books and articles.
Titre : A Wild and Vivid Land. An Illustrated ...
Éditeur : Texas State Historical Assoc., 1997.
Description du livre Texas State Historical Assn, 1997. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0876111649
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97808761116424.0
Description du livre Texas State Hist. Assn., Austin, 1997. HARDCOVER. Etat de la jaquette : very good. Later printing. 206pp. b/w illustrations quarto cloth very good in slightly worn dustwrapper. N° de réf. du libraire 70169
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Description du livre Texas State Historical Assn, Australia, 1998. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. The cover has rust-brown cloth. B/w photos and other illustrations; notes; index. N° de réf. du libraire 015989
Description du livre Texas State Historical Assn. (1997) Austin, 1997. Very good in lightly edgeworn dust jacket 2nd Ptg Cloth Quarto This oversize book may require extra shipping for priority and international orders. Illustrated. N° de réf. du libraire BOOKS018560
Description du livre Texas State Historical Assn, 1997. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 14175983
Description du livre Texas State Historical Assn, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. complete number line - 1st printing therefore 1st edition, Signed on half title page, a 1/4" closed tear to top right of rear panel of dj, illustrated with numerous black & white historical photographs and reproductions of paintings and maps. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire MD-25
Description du livre TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, AUSTIN, TX, 1997. HARDCOVER. État : NEAR FINE. Etat de la jaquette : NEAR FINE. 1ST EDITION. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Item Description: Texas State Historical Assn, Austin, Texas, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. SIGNED ny the author on title page. Signature only.âWith more than 160 images, many never before published, historian Jerry Thompson tellls the story of what Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann has called a 'wild and vivid land.' From the Coahuiltecan Indians and the Spanish colonizers who clustered along the banks of the Rio Grande, to the cattlemen and wildcatters who conquered the brush country, Thompson details six centuries of exciting and entertaining history in a thoroughly researched and comprehensive text, illustrated alnd amplified by the work of arts Lino Sanchez y Tapia, Theodore Gentilz, and Frederic Remington and photgraphers Robert Runyon, E. O. Goldbeck, and Russell Lee, among others.â. Very clean and desirable book. From the personal collection of Glenn Harding. N° de réf. du libraire L153
Description du livre Texas State Historical Assn, 1997. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P020876111649