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ISBN: 193333715X
Author: Archie P. McDonald
Language: English
Publisher: State House Press; 52906th edition (February 6, 2007)
Pages: 254
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 641
Size Fb2: 1619 kb
Size ePub: 1834 kb
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a fabulous book for anyone studying the United States and Texas. McDonald's book gives enough details without getting bogged down in minutia. - Eclectic Homeschool Online.

a fabulous book for anyone studying the United States and Texas. While most Texans think bigger is better, in the case of McDonald's book, that isn't necessarily the case. ARCHIE P. McDONALD is the author of numerous books dealing with various aspects of Texas history, including Back Then: Simple Pleasures and Everyday Heroes (State House Press, 2005).

Gives you just enough to see and know and the rest is up to the reader to explore

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Texas: A Compact History. Compact book of History. Gives you just enough to see and know and the rest is up to the reader to explore. Perfect tool in creating a 4th grade Texas journal and workbook for my homeschooler.

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Texas: A Compact History. I was looking for a book to remind me of the Texas history classes I took in school and this did that. by. Texas: A Compact History provides answers to such questions about Texans and Texas. It tells the story of Texas history and provides thoughtful interpretations about the state's development, all with the general reader in mind-in a brief, easily read narrative. Jul 10, 2012 Richard rated it liked it.

Texas: A Compact History provides answers to such questions about Texans and Texas.

Archie P. McDonald, P. Professor of History, Stephen F. Austin State University. Author of, Texas: A Compact History; and, Back Then: Simple Pleasures and Everyday Heroes

Archie P. Author of, Texas: A Compact History; and, Back Then: Simple Pleasures and Everyday Heroes. Barber’s experiences guarantee credibility as he explores the depths of catastrophe possible.

A beloved professor and author of numerous books, he charted the course of the ETHA and served as leader of several organizations. Dan K. Utley sat down with McDonald on several occasions to capture and preserve his experiences for posterity.

I used it with every assignment. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. Nice little book that tells mostly what I wanted - a concise history of the state of Texas; wished it had more in the way of drawings/pics. Unfortunately, it didn't say much about a couple of the events I was really interested in, and did say more on topics not as interesting to me.

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Texas "a whole other country"—a slogan that promotes tourism as much within the Lone Star State as elsewhere—is familiar to native Texans and those adopted sons and daughters who "got here just as quickly as they could." Texas is as varied as East Texas timberland, hundreds of miles of seashore, prairies of the Central and High Plains, and the dry desert of far West Texas.When traveling abroad and asked, "Where are you from?" residents of forty-nine of the United States usually respond, "the USA." Nearly every citizen of the Lone Star State will answer "Texas!" The world encourages such chauvinism. Mass media celebrates and exploits Texas and Texans in television and motion pictures about the Alamo, Texas Rangers, the oil industry, and athletics, to name only a few genre.

Comments:

Aedem
I was looking for a book that helped me review Texas History. This book does that. What it doesn't do is "wow" me. The print is small and it is very boringly factual. Give me the facts, but a little humor and humanness would help.
Ienekan
Compact book of History. Gives you just enough to see and know and the rest is up to the reader to explore. Perfect tool in creating a 4th grade Texas journal and workbook for my homeschooler.
Nicearad
Share this book with a school girl who was doing a report on Texas. The book was very well written.
Cemav
Nice little book that tells mostly what I wanted - a concise history of the state of Texas; wished it had more in the way of drawings/pics. Unfortunately, it didn't say much about a couple of the events I was really interested in, and did say more on topics not as interesting to me.
Adrielmeena
The history was great to read about these small towns and have started doing some traveling to these fun small towns. Great Service, quick and easy.
Tujar
Exactly as it states, a superficial history of the state. Compact in the extreme. But must there be so many errors? Misspellings, facts out of place, and the like. For instance, p. 173, the lyrics to "Waiting for a Train" are mis-arranged. The base map for most of the maps have lines denoting elevation that confuse the hell out of you, see, for instance, p. 139, where the escarpment lines look like railroad lines. And this, p. 224: "Gore had slightly more popular votes, Bush more electoral votes and the U.S. Supreme Court intervened to prevent a complete recount of votes in Florida..." Well, no. The Supreme Court "rules," it doesn't unilaterally "intervene." And the Court didn't "prevent a complete recount of votes in Florida," it stopped a recount in three select heavily Democratic counties cherry-picked by Gore that were counting crazily to get Gore more votes. Aside from this, this book might serve well as a text for middle-schoolers, or even fifth graders, and as a quick read for a non-Texan it is informative, but all in all, for me, it was a cursory disappointment. It could use images, better maps, an editor, a selected bibliography or bibliographic essay, and a proper index.
Larosa
The book in general is okay, but the author apparently had no one to edit the book for him. On page 16, NASA is called the "National Air and Space Agency" (it's the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Later in the book (around p.225), NASA is called the "National Space and Aeronautics Administration", which doesn't even make sense (NSAA?).

Those are small things to be sure, but basic facts like those make you question the accuracy and thoroughness of the research performed before writing the book. Also, as another reviewer has mentioned, the author repeatedly uses words that grammatically make no sense (euphony instead of euphemism is just one of probably five examples I can think of).

The book is a quick read and is filled with basic facts that give the reader a general understanding of the history of Texas, but I suspect there are better texts than this one that accomplish that feat.
This book is appropriate for, perhaps, a junior high school or high school student. The language is very basic, the historical analysis is very superficial, the formatting is sometimes sloppy (one of the poems placed as epigraphs to each chapter is supposed to be in two columns, but the columns run together, which makes the poem incomprehensible), and there are embarrassing typos ("functions" for "fluctuations," "euphony" for "euphemism," etc.).

The book has two virtues. First, I'm not aware of any information that's actually false, so at least you can learn the basic facts of Texas history from this book. (But take this with a grain of salt, because I barely know any Texas history!) Second, at 230 pages, it's very short and can be read in a day or two. (That second factor was the reason I bought the book.) But for my next book on Texas history, I'm going to try Campbell's "Gone to Texas," which is twice as long but has excellent reviews.

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