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Ray Miller's Galveston Paperback – March, 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Gulf Pub Co; 2 edition (March 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884150917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884150916
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By William S. Cherry on August 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
For as long as almost anyone alive can remember, Ray Miller was the Edward R. Morrow of newscasters on the gulf coast of Texas.
With that nose for the news and being able to tell a story quickly and interestingly, in Ray Miller's Galveston, he tells the stories of pirates, wealthy families fighting to be Number 1, illegal gambling casinos and bawdy houses running full steam, all being stirred up every now and then by a furious hurricane (The 1900 Storm being one of the world's worse disasters of nature).
You'll meet legendary band leader Phil Harris, who married his wife Alice Faye there; rough and tough Chief of Police Willie Burns; and the famous Maceo, Moody, Kempner, Sealy and the "Johnny Come Lately" Mitchell families.
It's a serious chronicaling of a town who for years boasted that the lady atop the Texas Heroes' Monument in the middle of its main street was really there to point the way for Island visitors looking for the Red Light District, an! d that the other bronze sculptures surrounding her were merely there to keep the Texas Rangers from knowing the monument's REAL purpose.
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