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Provocative, sometimes controversial, and always clever, the more than 400 cartoons by some 160 cartoonists in this collection present the sharpest political and cultural commentary on the year’s major newsworthy events. Congressional politics, the war in Iraq, the Olympics, the brutal presidential campaign season, and the historic presidential election of Barack Obama provided ample fodder for the witty wiles of the country’s leading cartoonists.
This coming-of-age story shows how two boys work hard to fix a practical joke gone bad. Brandon and Wayne really enjoy going to the Houston Mounted Police’s stables after school to do odd jobs and help out with the horses. That is until they get into trouble with Chris Parker, a rookie cop.
Train robbers, horse thieves, murderers. These are only a few of the accusations leveled against the Dalton Gang, the fraternal band of Western lawmen turned outlaws in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Daring in their exploits, the gang members turned their backs on laws they found to be criminally flawed and stole horses, bootlegged whiskey into Indian Territory, and committed the first American train robbery.
If you want to partake of Mexican cuisine the way it is prepared in the homes of actual Mexicans, this is the cookbook for you. Surprisingly not as mysterious as the ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures that inspired them, these traditional south-of-the-border recipes are actually quite simple to prepare. In fact, the secrets to Mexico’s enormous and delicious cuisine have simply been passed down in the kitchens of Mexican households from generation to generation. Hardcover.
Being the new bird in town is tough, and when the Bad Bird Bunch give Bill the brush-off, Bill learns that the best of friends don’t have to look or act just like him. Bill discovers that real friends are those who stick by your side—even when you have to face up to mean bullies or a big, hungry alligator.
Big Chief of the Guardians of the Flame, philosopher, family man, and advocate for education, Donald Harrison took center stage in life. He demanded a well-deserved respect from his peers. An African American pushing through the Depression and the Civil Rights movement, he educated himself by reading scores of books while developing an acute understanding of philosophy and a love for jazz music. Out of a desire to give back to his community, Harrison and his wife, Herreast, founded the Guardians Institute, a cultural arts center for New Orleans youths.
This homage to the Lone Star State’s most irresistible steaks showcases hundreds of recipes. Featuring beautifully photographed offerings from steakhouses, ranches, and restaurants throughout the state, this volume takes readers on a ride down the Chisholm Trail through the history of Texas’ steak culture.
Gavin is determined to grow a giant pumpkin and win first prize at the fair! Before he can enter his gourd in the contest, Gavin must first learn how to plant, fertilize, and pollinate the pumpkin seeds. With the help of his family and his neighbors, Gavin watches the seasons pass and his small pumpkin grow bigger and bigger.
Based on the critically acclaimed documentary Biloxi Memories and the Broadwater Beach Hotel, produced and written by Barbara Sillery, this lavishly illustrated celebration of the community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast looks at its history from its first inhabitants until today. With nearly thirty interviews of those who lived or visited there, Sillery breathes new life into the tales of this coastal resort. Hailed as second only to Las Vegas as a gambling destination, Biloxi continues to draw visitors from the Midwest, South, and abroad to see its historic landmarks, including the resilient Biloxi Lighthouse. Sillery has captured the fond memories of generations who visited the shores in vintage postcards, photographs, and memorabilia. From the famous visitors and residents—Iberville, Elvis Presley, Jayne Mansfield, Jefferson Davis, and more—to the curious characters, including the “Mad Potter,” Sillery pays homage to them all.
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