Joe received his bachelor's in American History and master's in Southern History with an emphasis on slavery and Reconstruction Books related to The General and Monaville, Texas.
Joe received his bachelor's in American History and master's in Southern History with an emphasis on slavery and Reconstruction. Prior to ranching, the Bax family resided in Houston, Texas, where Joe practiced law for twenty-five years. Books related to The General and Monaville, Texas.
It follows the beloved characters the General, the Colonel, Momma Mae and Blue, and reveals what made them the individuals that they had become. Fictional and historical figures are imaginatively intertwined as Austin, Houston, Bowie, Rose, Zuber, the notorious Pamela Mann, and the entire cast play out their parts on a giant stage called Texas. Format Paperback 272 pages. Dimensions 152 x 229 x 15mm 404g. Publication date 12 Dec 2012.
Fans of rancher Joe Bax's The General and Monaville, Texas will be delighted to find that there's still more to the story. Through Bax's rich dialogue and descriptions, it sounds as if the Republic of Texas was a fascinating place to live. Cowboys & Indians Magazine.
General and Monaville, Texas - Joe Ba. Cindy Hughes, Executive Director of the Writers League of Texas and founding director of the Texas Book Festival, provides an interesting list of Texas authors from the previous two decades in the "Dog Canyon. She calls it "Lone Star Lit 10.
General and Monaville, Texas - Joe Bax. JOE BAX, rancher, lawyer, author. A few months ago I was browsing a B&N bookstore and saw an interesting book. Includes literature, history, a wide variety of literary forms: Bestsellers, Prize winners, Westerns, Children's books, Poets, Journalists, Texas Monthly, Dang Good Books, Mysteries, Inspirational, Grand Dames, Romances, Science Fiction, and Historians.
Joe Bax's view is vastly different, and more authentic, than any study of the Reconstruction. The book is a literary work of fiction set in the reconstruction era immediately following the Civil War, the freeing of the slaves, and the repercussions of facilitating this freedom in the areas surrounding Monaville, Texas. The story is narrated by the young teenage grandson of General Leander Wilhite.
A Texas Destiny: The Saga Begins is the prequel to Joe Bax's award-winning Reconstruction-era epic, The General and Monaville, Texas
A Texas Destiny: The Saga Begins is the prequel to Joe Bax's award-winning Reconstruction-era epic, The General and Monaville, Texas. The intoxicating notion of free land draws characters to Texas during the early period of Stephen F. Austin's colony, including the family of young Leander Wilhite. When a yellow fever epidemic takes his family, Leander finds himself the owner of over six thousand acres of cotton-growing land. The responsibility matures him beyond his years. The community of Monaville looks to Leander for leadership
Monaville is an unincorporated community in Waller County, Texas, United States, at the intersection of FM 359 and FM 1887. The town was named for its founder's daughter in 1886.
Monaville is an unincorporated community in Waller County, Texas, United States, at the intersection of FM 359 and FM 1887. The town was founded by Daniel C. Singletary who opened a grocery store in 1886. Singletary named the settlement after his daughter Mona. The community boasted a post office from 1886 to 1913 when it closed. At this time, Monaville had a school and a cotton gin. In 1941 a total of 75 persons lived in the town
But John Ross doesn't have the luxury of youth any longer, as tensions mount and the most respected men in town become the most fearsome--for good or ill. With richly drawn characters, poignant stories, and a gut-wrenching climax, The General and Monaville, Texas delivers a powerful tale of secrets, politics, and discord in the Reconstruction south--and the coming of age of a boy and a town.
AWARDS - 2009 Finalist, National Best Book Awards (Historical Fiction) - 2010 Finalist, International Book Fair (Historical Fiction & Young Adult Fiction) - 2010 Winner North Texas Book Festival (Fiction)- 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Awards (Western Fiction)