Forever Texas: Texas, the Way Those Who Lived It Wrote It

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Mike Blakely writes of the historical aspect of Texas, covering the viewpoints of the Hispanic, African American and Native American residents, as well as oilmen and dustbowl survivors. Mary Elizabeth Goldman shows the continuing glory of Texas, presenting essays from a wide scope of celebrities in the fields of politics, entertainment, and literature.

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Overview

Mike Blakely writes of the historical aspect of Texas, covering the viewpoints of the Hispanic, African American and Native American residents, as well as oilmen and dustbowl survivors. Mary Elizabeth Goldman shows the continuing glory of Texas, presenting essays from a wide scope of celebrities in the fields of politics, entertainment, and literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312867768
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/20/2000
  • Series: Tom Doherty Associates Book Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

A native of Texas, Mike Blakely grew up working on the family ranch. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the former president of Western Writers of America and has taught fiction writing at numerous workshops nationwide. He is a winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel. Also a singer/songwriter, Blakely tours all over the U.S. and in Europe with his band and records his original songs on his own independent record label. He currently lives on his horse ranch near Marble Falls, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Memory One 13
In Search of Texans 18
Introduction 22
Elmer Kelton Remembers His West Texas Roots 27
What Texas Means to Me 33
Texas Bound 36
The Journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca 43
1540: The Expedition of Coronado 52
Into North America 54
The First Texans 58
Texas - from the Outside 71
Escape from Goliad 78
... Stephen F. Austin 87
I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat 92
Facets of the Alamo 94
A Mexican's Story of San Jacinto 97
The Misdemeanor Murder Trial 100
Mr. C. R. and American Airlines 103
The Texas Braggadocio 113
Texas Style 115
Recollections of Texas 116
Red River Women 122
Dia de San Jose 124
Captured by Comanches 128
The Wraith Riding Shotgun 131
Prairie Fire 144
Indian Depredations 148
Brushy Creek and Plum Creek 155
The Heart of Texas 162
Inaugural Address 165
The Spirit of Texas 170
The Time of Her Life 172
What Kind of People? 179
The Kioways 181
Old Texas Days 186
Forever Texas 188
The YO Ranch and the Texas Legacy 191
Recollections of Stephen F. Austin 195
The Cowboy's Paradise 198
Living in the Last Frontier 203
A Texas Cowboy 205
... One Riot, One Ranger 208
Bandit Queen Belle Starr 216
Train Robbers 218
Not Afraid to Go to Hell by Himself 223
Frontiers Old and New 237
Be Good to the Indians 244
The Death of Flaco 246
Lost and Found in a Border Town 248
Hell and Texas 255
Letter from David Crockett 259
An Expatriate's Lament: A Texas Pilgrim in Arkansas 261
An Awareness 268
Real Texans 270
It Ain't Much to Look A ... 272
Patriots 273
No Drugstore Cowboys 275
On Coming to Texas 280
100% 283
I'll Always Be a Texan 284
Short and Sweet 286
On Family Values 287
Texan by Choice 290
My Texas Hero 293
A Texas Legacy 296
Houston's Inaugural Address 299
My Trip to Texas 304
The Little German Girl 308
Captain Lafitte 311
Ninne L. Baird, a Texas Legend 315
From Havana to Silicon Hills 325
Why He Came to Texas 330
Building Texas Railroads 331
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