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Humorous Ghost Stories By Dorothy Scarborough
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Emily Dorothy Scarborough (January 27, 1878 – November 7,... More > 1935) was an American writer who wrote about Texas, folk culture, cotton farming, ghost stories and women's life in the Southwest.Scarborough was born in Mount Carmel, Texas. At the age of four she moved to Sweetwater, Texas for her mother's health, as her mother needed the drier climate. The family soon left Sweetwater in 1887, so that the Scarborough children could get a good education at Baylor College.Even though Scarborough's writings are identified with Texas, she studied at University of Chicago and Oxford University and beginning in 1916 taught literature at Columbia University.While receiving her PhD from Columbia, she wrote a dissertation, "The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction (1917)". Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Scarborough< Less
Texas Tales By Thomas H. Mann
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The life and times growing up in early 1900s central Texas. The author lived in the towns of Brandon, Penelope and the community of Gholson near Waco and he tells often humorous stories of the people... More > and events in those places. His art work depicting some of these things gives an added dimension. After leaving Texas, he made his home in Alabama. Born in 1903, his life spanned a period from the horse drawn wagons and the first Wright brothers' flight, to the moon landing and the first space station. Anyone interested in Texas at that time, or who has an interest in the Mann, Kimbro or Trammell families should find this fascinating reading.< Less
Seven Against Texas By Erv Bobo
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The Hellbenders are back. Led by a Texas Ranger, followed by a gypsy, a wild girl, a confidence man and the Cheyenne Kid, it's another roughshod ride over the cliches and conventions of the Old West.
Seven Against Texas By Erv Bobo
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The Hellbenders are back. Led by a Texas Ranger, followed by a gypsy, a wild girl, a confidence man and the Cheyenne Kid, it's another roughshod ride over the cliches and conventions of the Old West.
spelunking in texas and other poems By ivy kaminsky
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poetry written for the ordinary person, accessible, raw, gritty, fun, humorous at times, bittersweet at others
spelunking in texas and other poems By ivy kaminsky
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poetry written for the ordinary person, accessible, raw, gritty, fun, humorous at times, bittersweet at others
Claymore: a story of Texas By D. V. Pyle
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The late D. V. Pyle, Texas Aggie, oil-industry executive, old soldier, did not live to complete the tales he devoted his retirement to. What remains are a novella, a short story, and four unfinished... More > works, here published for the first time. These are the stories of Texas during Reconstruction and the drive Westwards, of cow-punchers, bounty-hunters, bad men, cavalry troopers, cunning, salty wit, violence, raw humor, and, above all, redemption. This is Texas "with the bark off," as it was in the days of mavericks, trail drives, and raids.< Less
The Carpet King of Texas By Paul Kennedy
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This shocking debut novel from award-winning journalist Paul Kennedy tells the twisted tales of three lives a million miles apart as they come crashing together with disastrous consequences. Away on... More > business, Dirk McVee is the self proclaimed “Carpet King of Texas” - but work is the last thing on his mind as he prowls Liverpool’s underbelly to quench his thirst for sexual kicks. Teenager Jade Thompson is far too trusting for her own good. In search of a guiding light and influential figure, she slips away from her loving family and into a life where no one emerges unscathed. And John Jones Junior is the small boy with the grown-up face. With a drug addicted father, no motherly love, no hope, and no future, he has no chance at all. The Carpet King of Texas is a gritty and gruesome, humorous and harrowing story of a world we all live in but rarely see.< Less
Life is Good, God Bless Texas By Tom Atwood
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When Tom Atwood’s grandchildren were born, he began writing a series of letters addressed to them, in the hopes that one day he could help them learn where they came from, and who their... More > grandfather was. From humble origins in the oil fields of West Texas, to the all-consuming culture of small-town Texas football, to the colorful characters from his career as a hospice social worker, Mr. Atwood infuses his stories with wit and wisdom. Along the way, he introduces us to the special people in his life who inspired him to reach higher. His letters are always signed with the same message: “Life is Good, God Bless Texas.”< Less
Lost in Texas: The Owen D'Monet Story By Owen D'Monet, Felix Fortuna
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Lost in Texas: The Owen D’Monet Story (Adult Language, Adult Humor, Adult Content - it’s very Adult) is the tale of a guy and his struggle to survive with defaulted Student Loans, the... More > bane of his existence. In search of hope and kindred spirits, he has been lured to a town in Texas by a public relations campaign advertising “Keep Lostin Goofy,” but he finds the place to be just another city in the grips of the Corporate Pursuit of Crappiness. His inexcusable, inescapable past catches up with him right off the bat, and it’s all he can do as a member of the All-American reject crowd to find a job, job, job and stay homeful while navigating through one crisis, crisis, crisis after another. It’s a funny story if you are not him.< Less