The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 100, July 1996 - April, 1997 Page: 20
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BY JRRE ?i~aLE Bdii I; 81l ICLLI
"Jake is that great rarity: a political memoir
that's really memorable." - Dan Rather
"[Jake] may be the best book written thus far
about the life ofa Congressman."
- Jack Valcnti
I Icre, veteran politician Jake Pickle tells of a
lifetime in public service, including thirty-one
years as Representative for 'lxas' enth Con-
gressional District, by telling stories. These sto-
rics- most of them humorous, some poi-
gnant- add up to a warmly personal account
of the life and career of a man who never for-
got that the people elected him to serve them.
31 b&w illus.
True Facts, Tall Tales,
and Pure Fiction
BY LAIRY I. KIN
"I le does it all so well. lie could, as they say in
Washington, make a conservative cry, a liberal
laugh. ... Every page is a story, every word is a
gem." - from the Foreword by Jim Lehrer
The essays and short stories in this volume,
some previously published and others appear-
ing in print for the first time, all bear the trade-
mark humor and style that characterize King's
hit Broadway plays, The Best Little Whorehouse
in texas and The Night Hank Williams Died.
This collection proves once again why award-
winning Larry L. King is one of America's pre-
eminent, and funniest, essayists.
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The first official history of Texas
Texas and Northeastern
V SAN BAIUITA 1iAPA
EBITD IH=I AN NTIRODUT N BY
WLLIAM C. FOSTER
'This book offers the only accurate and anno-
tated English translation of Chapa's acclaimed
I listoria. In addition, Foster includes a transla-
tion of a previously unpublished revised diary
of the 1690 expedition to East Texas and an al-
phabetical listing of over 80 Indian tribes iden-
tified in the book. This information, together
with descriptions of the vegetation, wildlife,
and climate in seventeenth-century 'exas,
make this book essential reading for all students
and scholars of Spanish borderlands history.
6 line drawings, 2 maps
The Texas City Disaster, 1947
BY .UGl W, STEPHENS
Stephens draws on official reports, newspaper
and magazine articles, personal letters, and in-
terviews with several dozen survivors to provide
the first full account of the lexas City explo-
sions of 1947-America's worst industrial ac-
cident in terms of casualties. This gripping cau-
tionary tale holds important lessons for a wide
18 b&w photos, 4 maps
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Public Policy and Community
Activism and Govemance in Texas
E BITE BV RO}ERT WI S'B
Due to a variety of factors, low-income citizens
have long been denied a meaningful role in the
public life and governance of our country. By
contrast, the essays in this volume explore how
low-income citizens have successfully affected
public policy. The book is built around six case
studies, all from 'exas, that cover education fi-
nance and reform, local infrastructure provi-
sion, environmental protection, and indigent
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