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Texas A&M University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Texas A&M University

This expanded edition of Texas A&M University: A Pictorial History gives a panoramic view of Texas A&M, from its infancy as a college with forty-eight agricultural and mechanical (engineering) students to today's diverse campus of more than forty thousand students. Captured in full-color photographs are the modern university, its buildings, its far-reaching programs, and its students. The book is also a gallery of Aggie greats—on the battlefields of five wars; on the athletic fields; in industry, agriculture, science, and civic leadership. Historical photos show visits by Presidents William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and George H. W. Bush; preparations for military actions of World Wa...

Reveille
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 135

Reveille

This illustrated book traces the history of Reveille, from the first mutt of uncertain origins to Reveille VII, an American collie of purebred lineage and scientific breeding. It tells the collective story of the lives of Reveille at Texas A&M: Reveille's life in the dorm and her privileges in classrooms; the dognapping that made national news in the 1990s; and her effect on the lives of those who have shared the campus with her, cared for her, and loved her. A visible part of university life throughout the year, for many students Reveille is the pet they left at home. Rusty and Vannessa Burson have gathered anecdotes, statistics, and pictures that tell the little-known story of a well-known dog: her origins, tales and traditions, antics and adventures, and evolving role. It is the story of special dogs, caring people, and a legacy shaped through the decades. The text is accompanied by formal portraits of the successive Revs and candid snaps of her at work and at play. Further spice is added through interspersed facts and figures and quotes from the many people whose lives she has touched.

The Contribution of Texas A&M University to Antarctic Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 58
Rare Plants of Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

Rare Plants of Texas

Since 1987, more than 225 species have been identified and described as endangered, imperiled, or declining. Complete with photographs, line drawings, and county maps, this book describes the officially listed, candidate, and species-of-concern plants in Texas. Individual accounts include information on distribution, habitat, physical description, flowering time, federal and state status, similar species, and published references.

Texas A & M
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 265

Texas A & M

Many Texas A&M fans can tell you exactly where they were when Branndon Stewart hit Sirr Parker for a 32-yard touchdown pass that stunned the college football world and propelled the Aggies to the 1998 Big 12 championship. In Texas A&M: Where Have You Gone? 31 former football greats at A&M recall their fondest memories and finest moments in an Aggies uniform. Author Rusty Burson goes one step further to deliver the rest of the story. He catches up with the former collegians and describes how their experiences in Aggieland shaped their lives after their final down had been played. As a bonus, Texas A&M: Where Have You Gone? also catches up with 10 non-football Aggies, including one woman.

Black Churches in Texas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 253

Black Churches in Texas

In this book, the author catalogues 375 black congregations, each at least one hundred years old, in the parts of Texas where most blacks were likely to have settled -- east of Interstate Highway 35 and from the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico. Ninety-nine counties are divided into five regions: Central Texas, East Texas, the Gulf Coast, North Texas, and South Texas.

Texas, A Modern History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 237

Texas, A Modern History

Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the earliest Indians to the present day with a vigorous brush that uses fact, anecdote, and humor to present a concise narrative. The book is designed to offer an adult reader the savor of Texan culture, an exploration of the ethos of its people, and a sense of the rhythm of its development. Spanish settlement, the Battle of the Alamo, the Civil War, cattle trails, oil discovery, the growth of cities, changes in politics, the Great Depression, World War II, recreation, economic expansion, ...

Texas, a Guide to the Lone Star State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 425

Texas, a Guide to the Lone Star State

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Texas: A History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

Texas: A History

A native Texan traces the history of his state from territorial disputes to present-day wealth.