My Copy: 9780965915908 (image from goodreads.com) I picked this book up at the Alamo's gift shop, and for the longest time that was the only place (other than the publisher) where you could find it. For those who want a copy, thank goodness for e-bay and book resell outlets. It still looks like getting a … Continue reading The Alamo: An Illustrated History, by George Nelson
My Copy: 9780681423183 (image from amazon.com) I'm a book devourer, so it makes sense I'd randomly buy things in the bargain pile when I get browse-happy. This book was one of them, and is similar to another book on my shelf that I haven't reviewed yet. So, one at a time, I'm going to read … Continue reading The Atlas of Past Times, by John Haywood
My Copy: 9780792263661 (image from amazon.com) National Geographic comes through again. If you're a fan of documentaries, the beginning about Pearl Harbor will retread some of the same ground as the NOVA Documentary "Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor," where they went to find the last midget sub supposed to be in the area that morning. … Continue reading Graveyards of the Pacific: From Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll, by R.D. Ballard & M.H. Morgan
If you're anything like me--someone who grew up watching too many Western films on VCR or classic movie channels--then you know what I'm talking about here. The lone rider is on his horse, looking over the vast expanse with a few bushes, rocks and scattered little trees (or cacti, if it's the desert). The sun rises and he sets off (or it sets and he makes camp)...
I think this book is an interesting find. I found it a few years ago when I was gathering research materials on Houston in the 20th century. There really aren't many books about the Houston area, fiction OR nonfiction, and I was hoping to write something of either someday.