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  • ABBEY'S ROAD. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    ABBEY'S ROAD.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dutton, (1979.). Explorations in the West and elsewhere, from the Rio Grande in Texas to Canyonlands and Lake Powell in Utah - and to Mexico and Scotland and Australia. Illustrated with his drawings. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-525-030018.

    Condition: Good overall (some discoloration to lower edge of back cover and last few pages, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 56876
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  • RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland. by Aguilar, Rose.
    Aguilar, Rose.
    RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and…

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    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and what issues get its citizens to vote." INSCRIBED on the half title page "----let's keep the conversation going." Index. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0979482274.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67290
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  • JELLY. by Ansell, Jack.
    Ansell, Jack.
    JELLY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel - "concerning a man of God (a devout, middle-aged rabbi, married and respectable) and his worldly obsession (a teen-aged girl named Jelly who knows what she wants)" Set in Dallas and New Orleans. 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black boards with a red cloth spine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82058
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  • Arnold, Janis
    DAUGHTERS OF MEMORY

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1991. First edition - The author's first book, the story of two sisters in a small town in Texas caught up in a bitter family rivalry, as they try to come to terms with their different memories of their childhood. Photograph of the author laid in.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 20873
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  • EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING. by Arnold, Janis
    Arnold, Janis
    EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this Texas born author, the story of an unlikely but strong friendship between two women, a friendship starting as freshmen roommates in college. 351 pp. ISBN: 1565120574.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 55542
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  • POEMS OF HERE AND THERE. by Austin, Grace Jewett.
    Austin, Grace Jewett.
    POEMS OF HERE AND THERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Story Book Press, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim collection of poety, many telling stories of Texas and the South, others inspired by Austin's wide-ranging travels. The front cover of the dust jacket has a photograph of Austin and her daughter, with a St Bernard dog between them, in Switzerland in 1934, with a reference to one of the poems in this book ("Old Moritz.") Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1947.

    Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket with many chips and edgewear.

    Book ID: 42741
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  • BORDERLINE. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    BORDERLINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - set in Big Bend Mountain National Park in Texas. SIGNED on the title page. 399 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9780399155697.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58327
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  • THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2007.). Ten stories which explore our connection to nature, set in locations ranging from Texas to Montana. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-618-90966x.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 45791
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  • THE DIEZMO. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE DIEZMO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on the disastrous Mier Expedition in Texas in 1842 and its aftermath. Author's note. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-395926173.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63307
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  • IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of ten short stories - the title story is set in the Texas hill country. SIGNED on the title page. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-395-71687x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80571
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  • IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of ten short stories - the title story is set in the Texas hill country. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-395-71687x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80572
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  • THE SKY, THE STARS, THE WILDERNESS. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE SKY, THE STARS, THE WILDERNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Three short novels, all rooted in the land - one set in the frozen winter North, another on a ranch in Texas and one in the Appalachian foothills. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-395-717582.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80582
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  • THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LIVES OF ROCKS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Ten stories which explore our connection to nature, set in locations ranging from Texas to Montana. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-618-596747.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52234
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  • THE SKY, THE STARS, THE WILDERNESS. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE SKY, THE STARS, THE WILDERNESS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin - Mariner Books, (1998). Three short novels, all rooted in the land - one set in the frozen winter North, another on a ranch in Texas and one in the Appalachian foothills. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-395-717582.

    Condition: Very good (noticeable tanning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56417
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  • HEART OF THE SUNSET. by Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    HEART OF THE SUNSET.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1915) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although best known for his books set in the far North, this novel of adventure, romance and humor is set on the Texas-Mexican border. Basis for the 1918 Frank Powell silent cowboy western ("Rex Beach's Epic Drama of the Great American West") starring Anna Q. Nilsson, Herbert Heyes, Robert Taber, and E.L. Fernandez. Illustrated with a full-color frontispiece and eight glossy black and white plates by M. Stockton Mulford (the dust jacket repeats the art on the frontispiece.) "Published September, 1915", H-P code at copyright page (indicating an actual printing in August 1915). 356 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket - the front cover of the book, with a cowboy in silhouette against a gold heart is bright and beautiful, but the spine of the book is faded where the dust jacket is missing approximately 3 inches at the bottom of the spine (other edgewear to the dj) Despite the flaws in the dj, this is very uncommon in the first edition in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69266
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  • Beatty, Patricia.
    WAIT FOR ME, WATCH FOR ME, EULA BEE.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Beech Tree Books, (1990, c 1978). Hardcover - An historical novel for older children - With his father and brother serving in the Confederate Army and the rest of his family murdered in a Comanche raid of their west Texas farm, 13-year-old Lewallen seeks to free himself and his younger sister from their Indian captivity. Author's note. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-688100775.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 83339
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  • Billington, Ray Allen.
    THE FAR WESTERN FRONTIER 1830-1860.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1956.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Covers the Mexican borderlands, the mountain men, the pioneers on the overland trails, Texan Revolution, Mexican-American War, Mormons, the California gold rush, and Manifest Destiny, and more. Many maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xix [3] 324 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a rather fragile and somewhat worn dj. (spine label.)

    Book ID: 37246
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  • FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team and a Dream. by Bissinger, H.G.
    Bissinger, H.G.
    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team and a Dream.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reading, MA & New York: Addison-Wesley, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focusing on the town of Odessa, Texas - a town with an empty main street, closed up movie theatres and for-sale signs everywhere - and with a high school football stadium that seats 20,000 and is filled on Friday nights. This is an examination of the role of high school sports in America, but it is about more than just sports - it is about race, politics, economics, and education, and "about young lives whose course may be determined for good before they've really begun." Basis for both the very good film in 2004, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke, and…

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    Reading, MA & New York: Addison-Wesley, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Focusing on the town of Odessa, Texas - a town with an empty main street, closed up movie theatres and for-sale signs everywhere - and with a high school football stadium that seats 20,000 and is filled on Friday nights. This is an examination of the role of high school sports in America, but it is about more than just sports - it is about race, politics, economics, and education, and "about young lives whose course may be determined for good before they've really begun." Basis for both the very good film in 2004, directed by Peter Berg and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Derek Luke, and the equally good televions series begun in 2006. You don't have to be a football fan to find this a moving and ultimately very sad book. 355 pp. ISBN: 0-201-196778.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45920
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  • Bonner, Cindy.
    RIGHT FROM WRONG.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, set in Central Texas during World War I. Winner of the 1997 PEN Texas Award for the Novel.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15534
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  • LILY. by Bonner, Cindy.
    Bonner, Cindy.
    LILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first novel, set in 1880s Texas, the story of a good girl who falls in love with an outlaw and forsakes everything to follow him. INSCRIBED on the title page. Runner-up for the Western Writers of America's Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award for Best First Novel of the West. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-955.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52847
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  • LOOKING AFTER LILY. by Bonner, Cindy.
    Bonner, Cindy.
    LOOKING AFTER LILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, set in 1880s Texas, sequel to Lily. Lily is not pregnant, and her outlaw lover is trying to reform. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 1565120450.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52848
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  • CHARLATAN: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Art of FlimFlam. by [Brinkley, John.] Brock, Pope
    [Brinkley, John.] Brock, Pope
    CHARLATAN: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Art of FlimFlam.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2008.). First edition - An account of one of the most 'creative criminals in American history.' 'John Brinkley was a multi-millionaire, surgeon, broadcasting pioneer (he put his powerful station in Mexico, on the other side of the Rio Grande and is responsible for introducing country and western music to the nation), politician (candidate for governor of Kansas) and friend to the rich and famous. He was also a con-man who cheated millions with his 'cure' for impotence. In 1917 he introduced a bizarre surgical method - inserting goat testes - to restore the virility to farmers and it attracted thousands of paying customers. The quackbuster Morris Fishbein, editor of the AMA journal, however, vowed to put…

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    New York: Crown, (2008.). First edition - An account of one of the most 'creative criminals in American history.' 'John Brinkley was a multi-millionaire, surgeon, broadcasting pioneer (he put his powerful station in Mexico, on the other side of the Rio Grande and is responsible for introducing country and western music to the nation), politician (candidate for governor of Kansas) and friend to the rich and famous. He was also a con-man who cheated millions with his 'cure' for impotence. In 1917 he introduced a bizarre surgical method - inserting goat testes - to restore the virility to farmers and it attracted thousands of paying customers. The quackbuster Morris Fishbein, editor of the AMA journal, however, vowed to put Brinkley out of business and a cat-and-mouse game ensued. Yet for many years Brinkley continued to prosper and kill and maim patients by the score! Bibliography, notes, . 310 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57740
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  • FRICTION. by Brown, Sandra.
    Brown, Sandra.
    FRICTION.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2016). SIGNED - Texas Ranger Crawford Brown wants his daughter back - but a courtroom shooting threatens that. SIGNED on the title page. 430 pp. ISBN: 978-1455581184.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 66574
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  • CIMARRON ROSE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    CIMARRON ROSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland. Winner of the Edgar Award. The UK edition preceded the US edition. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-752804863.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82359
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  • CIMARRON ROSE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    CIMARRON ROSE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hyperion, (1997.). First edition - The first book in a new series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland. Winner of the Edgar Award. 288 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82360
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  • CIMARRON ROSE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    CIMARRON ROSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Edgar Award. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-62580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52237
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  • HEARTWOOD. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    HEARTWOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring Texas defense attorney Billy Bob Holland. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-385-488432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64635
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  • THE JEALOUS KIND. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    THE JEALOUS KIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A coming-of-age story set in 1952 Texas - in Galveston and Houston - a story of class warfare, of Mob control, and of first love, set in an era while the Korean War was raging. SIGNED on the title page. 382 pp. ISBN: 978-1501107207.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 81666
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  • Burke, James Lee
    CIMARRON ROSE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland. Winner of the Edgar Award. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-62580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27051
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  • CIMARRON ROSE. by Burke, James Lee.
    Burke, James Lee.
    CIMARRON ROSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series featuring attorney and former Texas ranger Billy Bob Holland. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Edgar Award. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-62580.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (vertical crease on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 80886
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