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by David G. McComb

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ISBN:
029272053X
Author:
David G. McComb
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Texas Press; 1 edition (June 1, 1986)
Pages:
296 pages
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1629 kb
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1974 kb
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1439 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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435


Galveston: A History will attract several types of readers.

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Galveston: A History will attract several types of readers. McComb is a great storyteller. Jane A. Kenamore, Head of Special Collections at the Rosenberg Library, Galveston). One of the best studies of Galveston history.

David G. McComb taught United States history, world history, sports history, and the history of technology at Colorado State University, where he retired as a professor emeritus in 2002

David G. McComb taught United States history, world history, sports history, and the history of technology at Colorado State University, where he retired as a professor emeritus in 2002. He has published fourteen books, including the award-winning Galveston: A History; Texas, a Modern History; and Spare Time in Texas: Recreation and History in the Lone Star State.

Galveston, A History – University of Texas Press. Galveston, TX". Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association. ISBN 978-0-292-72053-4. Retrieved 2009-10-03. p. 37. ISBN 0-8118-4864-7. a b "Miss United States Began In Galveston".

David McComb explores this often contradictory relationship between technology and the city, and provides a guide to both Galveston history and the dynamics of urban development.

On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island  . David McComb explores this often contradictory relationship between technology and the city, and provides a guide to both Galveston history and the dynamics of urban development.

The history of Galveston Island: hurricanes, yellow fever, smuggling, vice, the Civil War, the building of a medical school and port, raids by the Texas Rangers, and, always, the struggle to live in a precarious location. This is a print-on-demand title. 296 pages 6 x 9 illus.

Home Browse Books Book details, Galveston: A History and a Guide. Galveston: A History and a Guide. Galveston : A History and a Guide is a delightful read and a useful traveling companion. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island. Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one. On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island. Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one of earth's ongoing creations-time is forever new. Here, on the shoreline, embraced by the waves, a person can still feel the heartbeat of nature. And yet, for all the idyllic possibilities, Galveston's history has been anything but tranquil.

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Galveston: A History and a Guide is primary a reading that introduces the history of this Texan . July 2, 2008) David G. McComb.

Galveston: A History and a Guide is primary a reading that introduces the history of this Texan territory as well as to how that particular history affect. Thesis of the Book More than identifying Galveston as one of the primary areas the identify the reputation of Texas within the American society; the book of McComb intends to introduce the people living within the said area.

On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island. Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one of earth's ongoing creations—time is forever new. Here, on the shoreline, embraced by the waves, a person can still feel the heartbeat of nature. And yet, for all the idyllic possibilities, Galveston's history has been anything but tranquil. Across Galveston's sands have walked Indians, pirates, revolutionaries, the richest men of nineteenth-century Texas, soldiers, sailors, bootleggers, gamblers, prostitutes, physicians, entertainers, engineers, and preservationists. Major events in the island's past include hurricanes, yellow fever, smuggling, vice, the Civil War, the building of a medical school and port, raids by the Texas Rangers, and, always, the struggle to live in a precarious location.

Galveston: A History is at the forefront of a trend in writing urban biographies emphasizing technology as the dynamic force in urban development. David McComb explores this often contradictory relationship between technology and the city, and provides a guide to both Galveston history and the dynamics of urban development.

  • lifestyle
If you only had one book on Galveston history, this is it! More than other books, I get that salty, breezy feel of the unique island and what life has been like there.

This is the perfect antidote to sportswriter Gary Cartwright's poorly written rag "Galveston - A History of the Island".
  • Azago
This is a thorough history of Galveston Island, its topography, fauna and flora, peoples and city. Its glossary is admirable and its plates of buildings and people are highly interesting. In addition to all that, it's a good read. It deserves the five stars I gave it.
  • Cheber
The best resource on Galveston's intriguing history.
  • Uanabimo
If you are at all interested in the history of Galveston ... this is your book. It tells all. Very informative. I am an IBC and don't want to live anywhere else. I love this book.
  • Abywis
a fun read
  • Vudomuro
Great information about Galvestion
  • Mr.Twister
Very good read.
It cam be entertaining but mostly it's a bit dry reading with lists of past hurricanes and people who lived back when.