History and Reminiscences of Denton County Classic Reprint

Author: Ed F. Bates
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781528177153
Format: PDF, ePub
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Excerpt from History and Reminiscences of Denton County In writing the history of Denton County and her pioneers, the task was found hard because of the fragmentary nature of her written history, and, on account of having to harmonize the discrepancies in her traditional history as related by the re maining pioneers. All of the early public records of the county. Were destroyed Christmas week, 1875, when the courthouse burned. Much of the county's traditionary history hasbeen consigned with her pioneers to the grave. The gathering and collecting of facts and the elimination of fiction have had our most careful at tention. But where so many conflicts in statements existed, some errors reasonably may be expected. And when writing of Den? Ton County we' must begin with it in its unorganized form as the western frontier of Fannin County; and share and share alike with all the counties carved out of this common territory, we must begin with its first settlement. The North American In dian claimed it as his hunting grounds; the Republic of Texas claimed it as her public domain, and through her agents, the Peters Colony, was making title, and a conflict at birth was on. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Reminiscences of the early days of Fort Worth

Author: Joseph Christopher Terrell
Publisher: Texas Christian Univ Pr
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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TCU Press is pleased to feature the collected letters of Larry L. King as our lead title. This project has been long in the making, and we're proud that Larry brought the book to us. We truly believe King is not only a very good writer and a very funny man, but his is an important voice in Texas and in the nation. These letters reveal sides of him not found in his fiction, essays, and plays. TCU Press has built a reputation for publishing local history. We believe it's our contribution to our community, and we now have fourteen titles relating to Fort Worth history in print. In this year of the city's sesquicentennial celebration, we are proud to add Angels on High, a photographic record of the creation and installation of the celebrated Bass Hall angels. We are also glad to cooperate with Texas Wesleyan University School of Law to return to print the slim but significant memoir, Early Days of Fort Worth by Captain J. C. Terrell. This rare volume, long unavailable, is almost the only source of Fort Worth history in the 1850s, immediately after the dragoons left their post. Fort Worth historian Judge Stephen King has written a fine after word placing the book in the context of its times.

No Country for Old Men

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330474774
Format: PDF, Docs
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Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road. Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?

America History and Life

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