Heritage, Volume 4, Number 3, Winter 1986 Page: 40
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Compiled by Archie P. McDonald
Stephen E Austin and Buddy Holly; the
Alamo and the urban cowboy; Mexican
vaqueros and Spindletop-no single description
can capture the Lone Star. Seventy
sprightly and informative vignettes
based on briefs prepared by authorities on
the subjects, and many striking photographs
and paintings present the panorama
of adventure and diversity that is Texas.
Cotton, cattle, railroads, lumber, and
oil; prohibition, the Klan, and desegregation;
ballads, sculptures, and folktalesall
of these contribute to the Texas experience.
7x10. 216 pp. 8 color, 76 b&w illus.
An Illustrated Guide to
T. Lindsay Baker
This fascinating guide to Texas' historic
sites, including bridges, windmills, light;Z
houses, and dams, provides interesting
facts about each structure, pictures, and
directions for the traveler. The result-a
record of Texas' transformation from a
wild frontier to a civilized, productive
state-is for everyone from roadsidemarker
readers and engineers to seekers
of conversation tidbits. 81/2xll. 336 pp.
255 illus. $37.50
A Woman's Days on the
Mamie Sypert Burns
Mamie Burns warmly and humorously
writes of her years as First Lady of one of
Texas' oldest and largest ranches. Her
story brings to life the informality of
chuck-house meals, the color of Christmas
dances, the intricacies of relations with
and among the staff, and the Pitchfork's
grand tradition of hospitality. 6x9. 324 pp.
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Edited by Robert E O'Connor
The larger-than-life heroes memorialized
on San Jacinto Day and in trips to the
Alamo play only a small role in the rich
body of Texas folklore. Authors analyze
the myths of a lesser-known Texas, reflecting
on such specifics as the clash of Hispanic
with Anglo ways and the role of
women. They also answer important questions,
such as whether the myths of violent
conquest can benefit the myths of the
conquered. Above all, they illustrate the
influence of myths in shaping and interpreting
the diverse cultures, histories, and
traditions that have evolved in Texas. 6x9.
264 pp. $17.95
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Superb paintings and drawings by
Charles Shaw-many double-page
spreads-adorn the author's entertaining
account of life on Texas plantations.
Elizabeth Silverthorne recaptures the
long-gone era of the plantation master,
mistress, and offspring, as well as the slave
families that worked in the "big house," on
the grounds, or in the fields. She tells of
the daily routines from one sunup to the
next, and of the food, shelter, clothing,
labor, and pastimes. 7x10. 256 pp. 8 color,
56 b&w illus. $22.50
Texas A&M University Press
College Station, Texas 77843-4354
copies of Building the Lone Star
.copies of Plantation Life (H10),
copies of Texas Experience (H15),
copies of Texas Myths (H04),
_ copies of This I Can Leave You
Subtract 10% on purchase of two or more
books. Publisher pays postage. Texas residents
add 5.125% sales tax.
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