Rodeos, ghost stories, and LBJ highlight these newly available Texas titles on BARD. There are now more than 1,730 locally produced Texas titles on BARD!
Lone Star favorite John R. Erickson and THE classic guide to Texas state parks and historical sites add a distinct Texas flavor to these offerings.
From flying sauces and the Big Bend to Mr. Moto and Max Brand, these titles are a reminder that It’s a Great World! Explore it by reading!
AMERICAN RODEO, FROM BUFFALO BILL TO BIG BUSINESS by Kristine Fredriksson (DBC 24997)
Tracing rodeo from its roots in the range-cattle industry to its present form, the author analyzes the forces within and without that have allowed the sport to develop into the multimillion-dollar industry it is today. She explores the influence of the humane movement on rodeo, the effects of commercial sponsorship on its growth, and the tendency of the media to make the cowboy an exotic, romantic figure.
AT LOVE’S COMMAND by Karen Witemeyer (DBC 26466)
“Ex-cavalry officer Matthew Hanger leads a band of mercenaries who defend the innocent, but when one of them nearly dies, they seek out help from Dr. Josephine Burkett. When Josephine’s brother is abducted and she is caught in the crossfire, Matthew may have to sacrifice everything to save her.” Commercial audiobook. Violence. 2020.
CAVALIER OF RABBIT BUTTE by Robert J. Horton (DBC 26349)
James Lynch, Rangeview’s banker, has been losing cattle to rustlers. He offers a big reward for outlaw Long Pete, who has never been seen. Steve Brent needs the money but when he rides toward Rangeview, an eager County Deputy suspects him of being Long Pete.
CHRONICLES OF THE BIG BEND by W.D. Smithers (DBC 26750)
This is the story of the frontier era of the Big Bend area of Texas before it became a national park in 1944. It tells of outlaws, smugglers, Prohibition, and the many wonderful native residents of the area.
ELUSIVE LOVERS by Elizabeth Chadwick (DBC 24972)
After an innocent kiss left her good name in shreds, Kristin Traube sets off for the life of a Bohemian painter. Dishonored and disowned, she knew that her reputation would scare off any decent man—any man except Jack Cameron, who was determined to bring her home. Descriptions of sex.
FALL OF EAGLES by C.L. Sulzberger (DBC 25000)
A history of Europe from 1848 to 1918 and the roles played by the Houses of Habsburg, Hohenzollern, and Romanov.
FINAL COUNTDOWN: A NOVEL by Martin Caidin (DBC 26772)
On December 7th, 1980, the USS Nimitz, a fine warship designed to weather any battle, disappears into a nightmare journey—to a battle no man can win–Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941.
GHOST STORIES OF TEXAS by William Edward Syers (DBC 26753)
A collection of fifty of the most intriguing tales about Texas ghosts, ranging from centuries-old legends to the baffling here-and-now.
GUNS OF DORKING HOLLOW by Max Brand (DBC 24998)
This story of violence and gunplay set in a roaring mining town tells of a feud between an invincible giant and a man who had to win a battle with death to protect his kingdom.
HAMPTON HERITAGE by Julie Ellis (DBC 26767)
This romantic saga tells the story of one of the first families of Atlanta, the glittering hub of the late-nineteenth-century South.
HARD LUCK by Frederic Bean (DBC 24990)
Dan Willis is heading toward the promise of high-paying work in the New Mexico territory. But by the time he crosses Texas, he is broke, starving, and willing to take any job he can find. When Dan takes a job digging holes on Jake Logan’s ranch, he soon notices that something strange–and possibly illegal—is going on. Not wanting to get involved, Dan is tempted to ride out before payday, but he feels obliged to help Jake Logan’s wife Jane, who has confided in him. Violence. 1992.
HOLLOW EARTH: THE GREATEST GEOGRAPHICAL DISCOVERY IN HISTORY MADE BY ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD IN THE MYSTERIOUS LAND BEYOND THE POLES, THE TRUE ORIGIN OF THE FLYING SAUCERS by Dr. R.W. Bernard (DBC 24995)
The Hollow Earth is a soaring adventure in scientific imagination and speculation—more fascinating than science fiction—more exciting than a moon probe. 1969.
HUNTER by John R. Erickson (DBC 26751)
Before settling down to a quiet life, young Gil Moreland joins an old trapper, Ben Woolsey, in a trapping expedition in the Texas Panhandle in search of adventure. The legend of a dangerous “wild man” spurs Gil to hunt and capture him. When he does, the adventures truly begin.
IN DARKNESS by Roger Bourgeon, (DBC 26766)
Blinded in an accident at the age of nineteen, Arthur Picard slowly adjusts to his new world. He goes on to ski again, marry and become a father. This is the story of a man who refused to accept darkness and a celebration of faith in life.
IT’S A GREAT WORLD! by Emilie Baker Loring (DBC 26345)
Alone and penniless, lovely young Eve Travis leaped recklessly into marriage with Jeff Kilburn. Then she discovered that the woman who had broken his heart was suddenly free again to marry him. Determined not to stand in Jeff’s way, Eve stepped out of his life and threw herself into her work as secretary to her uncle, a famous senator. There, in Washington’s glittering world of politics and diplomacy, Eve uncovers an international conspiracy and finds herself plunged into excitement, suspense and unexpected romance.
JFK AND LBJ; THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY UPON POLITICS by Tom Wicker (DBC 25002)
The author explores two tragic ironies of contemporary politics: why JFK, the popular President, could not reach his legislative goals, and why LBJ, the consummate politician, allowed his great consensus to disappear in the unpopular war in Vietnam.
LEON FELIZ EN AFRICA by Louise Fatio (DBC 24987)
A lion escapes from a zoo and stows away to Africa but he is unhappy and frightened in the jungle. A photographer who often photographed the lion in the zoo recognizes him and the lion returns to the zoo in triumph. Spanish language. For grades K-3. Title in English: Happy lion in Africa.
LOVE SONG by Sharon Gillenwater (DBC 24996)
Famous country singer Andrea Carson has returned to her hometown in Texas to recuperate from a life-threatening illness. Her old high school friend Wade Jamison helps her to realize that she needs inner healing as well. As her feelings for Wade grow, Andrea must convince him that their relationship will withstand the demands of her career.
MR. MOTO IS SO SORRY by John P. Marquand (DBC 26484)
A mystery-adventure story set in the far East during the thirties. Mr. Moto is a brilliant Japanese detective who finds himself involved with a code message inscribed on a cigarette case and both the Russian and Japanese armies during a train trip to Mongolia.
NADARIN by Leo Lionni (DBC 26432)
A little black fish swam through the sea until he found a group of fish he could join. They formed a school of fish in the shape of one big fish for protection. The little black fish became the eye. Spanish language. For grades K-3. Title in English: Swimmy.
NIGHTINGALE, A ROMANCE by Agnes Sligh Turnbull (DBC 26754)
Violet Carpenter is already considered a spinster at twenty-five in her turn-of-the-century Pennsylvania village. Financial pressure forces her to take in lodgers and passion compels her to write poetry. The small mechanical nightingale, a rare heirloom in the Carpenter family, is stolen and suspicion falls upon one villager after another. Its recovery reveals the healing properties of village mutuality.
OFFICIAL GUIDE TO TEXAS STATE PARKS & HISTORIC SITES by Laurence Parent (DBC 18815)
Since it was first published in 1997, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans’ one-stop source for information on great places to camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, and enjoy almost any other outdoor recreation. Freshly redesigned, this revised edition includes eight new state parks and historic sites, completely updated information for every park. 2018.
RIDE DOWN THE WIND by Wayne Barton (DBC 18652)
Jess Faver is a white Army Scout and Nantahe is an Apache Army Scout. Once as close as brothers, the two men are now pitted against each other by the Army—which has decided to imprison its Indian Scouts on a reservation in Florida. Violence. Medicine Pipe Bearer Award (Best First Novel), 1981.
SIRENS: A NOVEL by Eric Lustbader (DBC 24988)
Daina is a beautiful young actress making a film about political hostages. As the filming proceeds, she begins to see that the terrorism in the film is mirrored in the events of her own life. Very explicit sex, profanity and violence.
TAMING TENSION by W. Phillip Keller (DBC 24999)
The author gives many practical suggestions for living a calm, healthful, and joyous life. He treats the whole person—the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sides of life.
TEXAS RHYTHM, TEXAS RHYME: A HISTORY OF TEXAS MUSIC by Larry Willoughby (DBC 24994)
A history of Texas music from its origins in the culture of Mexico, from the country folk tradition. Scott Joplin, Bob Wills, Ornette Coleman, Flaco Jimenez and hundreds of Texas musicians, past and present, are recalled in this comprehensive study. 1984.
TEXAS THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY EXPERIENCE by Judith N. MacArthur (DBC 25488)
Combining scholarly research with vivid, first-person accounts, this lively history for the first time tells the story of women’s experiences in twentieth-century Texas, with an inclusive focus on rural women, working-class women, and women of color. Some violence and some strong language. 2010.