Galveston: A History

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Galveston: A History

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.

Specifications of Galveston: A History

GENERAL
AuthorDavid G. McComb
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-10029272053X
ISBN-139780292720534
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
Number Of Pages293
Publication Date1986-01-01
DIMENSIONS
Height8.98 inch.
Length5.91 inch.
Width0.8 inch.
Weight1 pounds.

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