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The Portable Handbook of Texas

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Roy R. Barkley and Mark F. Odintz (Editor)


Texas! The very word brings to mind images that span many centuries and cultures: from the Tejanos of South Texas . . . to the Texians of the fledgling republic . . . to the Texans of today. The layered historical panorama of past and present Texas is the subject of the Portable Handbook of Texas.

The Portable Handbook is a condensation of the award-winning New Handbook of Texaswhich the Texas State Historical Association published in six volumes in 1996. This one-volume compendium features a comprehensive overview of Texas history from prehistory to the present.

The Portable Handbook brings together more historical information about Texas than can be found in any other single volume. It is the most useful and reliable one-volume reference work ever published on Texas – ideal for the home and office, the student, teacher, and traveler.