Texas History Book Club
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
That line is from an interview with Ray Bradbury about twenty years ago.
I've thought a lot about that quote since we launched this little publishing company back in 2006.
When us Texans no longer know our history, we will cease to exist as a people. That can never be allowed to happen.
The good thing is that Texans are still interested in Texas history. The difficulty lies in knowing where to start when you want to know more.
Many, many fine books have been written about Texas and Texans in the last 180+ years, but many of the earliest and best are not read anymore. They are unavailable without making a giant effort to find one of those old copies and they can cost hundreds of dollars.
That’s where we come in. Our mission from the beginning has been to bring these rare works of Texas history back to life, and put them in the hands of today’s Texans.
These are books that do more than just tell what happened here.
Whether they are about pioneers, Rangers, cowboys, the Texas Revolution, or whatever, they are all books that reveal the Texan character. They shine a big bright light on who we are.
There’s no revisionism and you can’t call them politically correct.
The Texas History Book Club puts one of the great Texas books in your hands each month. It’s the easiest way to build a first-class library of Texas history and you save 25% off our regular prices.
Each book is a hardcover volume, protected by a satin finish dust-jacket. We set the text in classic typefaces with ample margins for easy reading.
It will be a collection to pass on to your children and grandchildren.
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This Month's Selection
Texas, more than any other land, has been shaped by the gun.
In fact, without improvements to firearm technology during the 19th century, Texas as a Republic and as a state could never have been.
Guns put food on the table. Guns kept families safe. Guns made Texas free.
Independence was won by the gun and kept by the gun.
The frontier moved ever westward and Texas settlements became ever safer because of more and better guns.
Guns of Texas by Mr. Carroll Holloway puts the history of the gun in its Texas perspective.
This book had been unavailable since 1951, but now we have brought it back to life for today's Texans.
- Guns in Spanish Texas
- Guns in the Texas Revolution
- Guns in the Republic of Texas
- Texas Arsenals
- Texas Gun Makers of the 19th Century
- Guns of the Texas Rangers
Mr. Holloway tells how changing gun technology shaped the development of Texas.
It's not a technical treatise on the guns, but the story of their role in our history: Who made them. How they were used. Why it mattered.
Sam Houston once said, "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from whatever source it may."
That is as true today as it was when he said it in 1850.
Owning and properly using guns made America and Texas possible. If you agree with that statement and support the second amendment, this book is for you.
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