David G. McComb

David G. McComb taught United States history, world history, sports history, and the history of technology at Colorado State University, where he retired as a professor emeritus in 2002. He has published fourteen books, including the award-winning Galveston: A History; Texas, a Modern History; and Spare Time in Texas: Recreation and History in the Lone Star State.


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  1. The City in Texas
    Texans love the idea of wide-open spaces and, before World War II, the majority of the state’s people did live and work on the land. Between 1940 and 1950, however, the balance shifted from rural to urban, and today 88... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2015
    Hardback | £28.99
  2. 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... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Spare Time in Texas
    What do Texans' pastimes and recreations say about their characters? Looking at Texas history from a new angle, David McComb starts from the premise that how people spend their leisure time may well reveal more about their true... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2008
    Paperback | £34.00
  4. Galveston


    A History

    By David G. McComb

    University of Texas Press

    On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island. Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one of earth's ongoing creations—time is forever new. Here, on the shoreline, embraced by the waves, a person... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1986
    Paperback | £23.99