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The Color Of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

In 1863, a freed black man settles with his wife and three children on the plains of North Texas, only to have their dream turn into a nightmare. While Britt Johnson was away getting supplies, a violent Indian attack leaves … Continue reading

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News Of The World by Paulette Giles

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a civil war veteran, but a reader by trade.  It is 1870, and Captain Kidd travels to the far parts of Texas, bringing public readings of global newspapers for a dime per person.  In Wichita … Continue reading

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Oh, what can I say about Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian?  It’s about a violent way of life on the Texas-Mexico border during the 1850’s; more specifically about a 14 year old boy, “the kid,” and his bloody adventures as he journeys … Continue reading

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Texas by James A. Michener

I did it!  I finally finished this mammoth, nearly 1100 page novel about Texas history.  I do read fast, but the size of this book, and the holidays, set me back nearly 2 months with this book.  But I’m glad … Continue reading

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The Son by Philipp Meyer

From the opening pages, Philipp Meyer’s novel about the history of a Texas oil/cattle ranching family had me hooked.  Told in first person narrative from several characters throughout the family history, Meyer weaves a story about the history of Texas.  … Continue reading

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41: A Portrait Of My Father by George W. Bush

In the introduction, the younger Bush tells of a visit he had with the famed historian David McCullough.  During the course of their conversation, McCullough relates that one of the biggest disappointments of written history was the fact that John … Continue reading

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Empire Of The Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

From the opening pages of this Pulitzer Prize finalist book, the author grabs hold and takes you on a journey, detailing the rise and fall of the great Comanche empire, with a set of narratives chronicling both the terror experienced … Continue reading

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