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Good old pictures, but that's about all
on December 30, 2003
Although the book is full of great old photos from the Houston Public Library's collection, the new photography is below par and the text often contains errors -- for example, it gives two different death dates for philanthropist George Hermann and misidentifies the founder of Foley's department store.
It's a disappointment that this book could have been a solid, if brief, historic resource, but instead it's just mediocre. And it's especially disappointing to learn that the author is a Houston-based writer who could have verified facts with just a big of legwork.
Buy it for the old photos, but don't quote any of the information.