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100 Great Things About Texas
     

100 Great Things About Texas

by Glenn Dromgoole, Debbie Ford (Designed by)
 

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Here is a delightful gift book for the Texans, former Texans, even non-Texans on your list. It's not a travel guide and not exactly a Texas brags book. Rather, it's a celebration of 100 subtle and not-so-subtle, serious and not-so-serious things that make Texas the special place that it is.

This entertaining and inexpensive little book consists of one thought per

Overview

Here is a delightful gift book for the Texans, former Texans, even non-Texans on your list. It's not a travel guide and not exactly a Texas brags book. Rather, it's a celebration of 100 subtle and not-so-subtle, serious and not-so-serious things that make Texas the special place that it is.

This entertaining and inexpensive little book consists of one thought per page, such as:

-When you tell someone from another state or country that you're from Texas, it invariably causes a reaction. Sometimes positive.

-We don't talk funny. Everybody else does.

-If Texas isn't the biggest or best in whatever field or activity, we can sure make it sound like it is.

-You can tell a place that serves great chicken fried steaks by the number of pickups parked outside.

-Texas was once an independent nation, and most of the time we act like it still is. -Statistically, we are an urban state. In spirit, we aren't.

-If you run out of anything else to talk about, there's always the weather.

Compiled by State House Press Managing Editor Glenn Dromgoole, 100 Great Things about Texas is intended as an impulse buy or stocking stuffer at book stores, gift shops, and souvenir outlets.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"A light-hearted, gung-ho, unabashedly pro-Texas little book, ideal as a welcome gift for Texas visitors or a souvenir for tourists."
East Texas Historical Journal
"If more than ten minutes are required to get through this little book, the reader is stopping to chuckle a great deal."
Brazosport Facts
"I'm planning to pick up some of them to use as stocking stuffers. They're just the right size (and price) and will be a fun addition to the loot for my grown children and grandchildren."
Round-up Magazine
". . . a great little gift book."
Review of Texas Books
. . . sure to spark the interest of native and non-native Texans alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892588296
Publisher:
Great Texas Line Press
Publication date:
03/25/2012
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
1,303,329
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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Great Thing
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The Republic for Which it Stands

Texas was once an independent nation and most of the time we act like it still is.

What People are Saying About This

Kerrville Daily Times
". . . a small book perfect for those 'one-more-gift' gifts . . . It's just $6.95, which is another great thing about Texas."
Bryan
"This is one of those little stocking-stuffer books that's simply a fun read. It's 100 pages of trivia and color about this vast and wonderful place we call Texas."
College Station Eagle

Meet the Author

GLENN DROMGOOLE, is managing editor of McWhiney/State House Press and reviews Texas books for eight daily newspapers.

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