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Overview

How much do you know about the great state of Texas? Uncle John's Plunges into Texas is the who, what, why, when and where book about Texas. In the tradition of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers, we provide a compendium of interesting stories about the culture, people, places, history and folklore of Texas. Topics will include history, entertainment, politics, sports, geography, famous and infamous sons and daughters

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592231126
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Series: Bathroom Reader
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Black Gold
Behind the Scenes at Big Oil 117
Spindletop: A Life-Changing Event 180
It's Oil in the Way You Say It 224
Oil in the Family 273
Celebrations
Isn't She Lovely? 23
The Folkies on the Hill 170
The Age of Austin-ius 187
Big Tex 227
The Dark Side of Texas
The Cut-throat World of Texas Cheerleading 106
Texans in Terrible Trouble 150
The Sniper in the Tower 242
Belle was a Starr 281
Scandalous Stars 287
Eating and Drinking
Hotter 'n a Burnin' Stump 17
Steak Yourself to a Free Meal 45
Cowboys, Cattle, and Cabernet 77
Hidden Barbecue Hotspots 88
Roadside Royalty 93
Tasting Texas Brew 121
Squishing Your Supper? 160
Barbecue Basics 217
Food Feud 232
Yet Another White Meat 236
Shoot Me Some Sugar! 260
Flora and Fauna
Dirty, Low-Down Rattlesnakes 25
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Armadillos 59
As Big As Texas 79
From Unique to Eunuch 158
Why All the Wildflowers 165
Football
Game-Time Traditions at Texas Universities 19
Let's Hear It For the 'Boys 85
Always an Aggie? Lifetime Longhorn? 182
Heroes and Heroines
The Yellow Rose of Texas 62
Kidnapped! 174
A Guy Named Doris 176
The Daring Red Adair 190
Audie Murphy's Resume 270
History
Six Flags Over Texas 5
Little Known Texas Firsts 13
The Secret Life of Sam Houston 130
It Just Ain't Wright 152
Humping Across Texas 167
Just Say No 195
AIDS Comes to Texas 229
The Law and the Lilly 285
It Came From Texas
Wouldn't You Like to be a "Waco" Too? 67
Neiman Marcus Puts "Gaud" Back in Christmas 103
Texas Vittles 109
It's Official
Officially in Texas 12
State Bird: The Northern Mockingbird 32
State Native Pepper: Chiltepin 72
State Flower: Bluebonnet 95
State Reptile: Texas Horned Lizard 100
State Large Mammal: The Longhorn 132
State Fruit: Texas Red Grapefruit 178
State Tree and State Health Nut: The Pecan 223
State Vegetable: The Sweet Onion 266
Lights! Camera! Action!
Big Screen Texans 11
Ten Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know about Dallas 37
Texas Movie Quiz 82
J. R. Ewing, Philosopher 123
Primetime Texas 127
Texas Teens Go Hollywood 198
Lone Star Legends
Ghostly Gals of Texas 34
More Ghostly Gals of Texas 154
Marfa's Night Lights 205
Mine, All Mine 212
Urban Legends, Texas Style 295
Military History
Holy Hirohito, Batman! 46
The Confederacy's Last Stand 83
The Fritz Ritz 111
Ten Days in the Life of the Battleship Texas 136
Alamology 101: A Primer 144
Without a Leg to Stand On 208
Ahoy Y'all! It's the Texas Navy 258
Fort Hood Looms Large 297
On the Map
Las Ciudades de Tejas 74
The Capital Capital of the World 124
Texas Map Goes Ducky 142
Do the Math 172
Official Texas Capitals 220
Quizzes and Puzzles
Texas Basics 3
Traipsing Through Texas 28
Howdy, Guv! 288
Read All About It
O. Henry's Daze in Austin 246
The Unconventional Professor 291
Roadside Guide to Texas
The Grand Thrones of San Antone 1
The Texas Underground 50
Citrus Maximus 64
Unique Texas Museums 114
Beach Trinket Bingo 134
Far East in the Southwest 200
Waste Not 244
Monumental Texas Trivia 263
Ropin', Wrasslin', and Ridin'
Ride 'Em, Cowboy! 15
Rodeo Lingo 91
Designated Drovers 147
Who Started It? 184
Horse, Cow, and the Hoosegow 279
Sing a Song of Texas
Texas Jukebox 30
Willie Nelson: The Five-Song Biography 41
Waylon Jennings: The Five-Song Biography 97
Janis Joplin: True or False 139
The Other Man in Black 162
ZZ Top: The Five-Song Biography 233
The Singing Cowboy 249
Stormy Weather
Texas Tornado Quiz 48
A Tale of Two Twisters 57
Making Rain on the Plains 252
The Tragedy of Isaac Cline 275
Talkin' the Talk
Learn the Texicon 53
Cowboy Talk 157
Texas Truisms 186
The Other Texans 219
The Texas Phrase Book 251
Sagacious Sporting Texans 290
Texan Trailblazers
We Don't Need No Education 69
The Black Cat of Texas 202
Goodnight, Mr. Goodnight, Wherever You Are 214
King of the Road 239
Fit for the King Ranch 255
Eat It or Wear It? 277
Texas Culture
Remember the Tomalamo! 55
Pick-Up Truck Pop Quiz 101
Uncle John's Texas Clothes Shopper: The Hat 192
Uncle John's Texas Clothes Shopper: The Boots 267
Answers 301
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