Personal Narratives of the West

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  1. Home on the Double Bayou
    Once again, through a boy's eyes, Ralph Jackson sees a winter sky darkened with geese and ducks, a kitchen stove glowing with cheerful warmth, Aunt May strolling in her flower garden, moonlight filtering through treetops to cast... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 2013
    Paperback | £16.99
  2. The Golden Frontier
    The gold rush was Herman Francis Reinhart's life for almost twenty years. From the summer of 1851 when, as a boy in his late teens, he traveled the Oregon trail to California, until a January day in 1869 when he climbed aboard... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2012
    Paperback | £28.99
  3. The Cross Timbers
    The activities of a young boy on a small farm in the Texas Cross Timbers during the 1880s seem especially distant today. No one can remember the adventure of a sixteen-and-a-half-mile journey, which consumed the greater part of... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  4. Gay as a Grig
    Ellen Bowie Holland grew up in a house at Weatherford, Texas, that had the "motherly look of a large and gallant hen hovering over too many chicks" and that was inhabited by a "lively, warm-hearted family." This book is her record... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  5. Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers
    Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given rise to many a myth. Oil could turn a man overnight into a millionaire—and did, for some. But these myths have obscured what life was really like in the oil patch, a place that was neither... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1991
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Rip Ford’s Texas
    The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1987
    Paperback | £47.00
  7. Recollections of Early Texas
    A firsthand account of pioneer life in east Texas.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1987
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. My Eighty Years in Texas

    My Eighty Years in Texas

    Written by William Physick Zuber, Edited by Janis Boyle Mayfield, Introduced by Llerena Friend

    Series Personal Narratives of the West

    University of Texas Press

    Almost a century and a half went into the making of My Eighty Years in Texas. It began as a diary, kept by fifteen-year-old William Physick Zuber after he joined Sam Houston’s Texas army in 1836, hoping he could emulate the... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1975
    Paperback | £24.99
  9. Frontier Ways
    Edward Everett Dale gives a first-hand account of the way pioneer families and cowboys of the frontier lived. Dr. Dale has lived in a sod house, and he once rode the range as cook to a group of cowboys. In this book he draws on... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1959
    Paperback | £22.99