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100 Great Things about Texas Paperback – July 29, 2005

3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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". . . a great little gift book." -- Round-up Magazine

". . . a small book perfect for those 'one-more-gift' gifts. . . . It's just $6.95, which is another great thing about Texas." -- Kerrville Daily Times

". . . just the right size (and price) and . . . a fun addition to the loot for my grown children and grandchildren." -- Brazosport Facts

". . . sure to spark the interest of native and non-native Texans alike." -- Review of Texas Books

"This is one of those little stocking-stuffer books that's simply a fun read." -- Bryan-College Station Eagle

About the Author

GLENN DROMGOOLE, is managing editor of McWhiney/State House Press and reviews Texas books for eight daily newspapers.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: State House Press (July 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1880510960
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880510964
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,197,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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100 Great Things About Texas is an enjoyable, pocket-sized trivia book filled with 100 "did you know?" tidbits about what makes the great state of Texas different. Some of the great things are based solidly on fact ("Texas still has the right to divide into five states. But if we did that we wouldn't be Texas"); some are historical lore ("The Texas Rangers trace their history back to 1823. Stephen F. Austin called them 'Rangers' because they ranged over such a wide territory protecting colonists"); and still others are a more subjective matter of opinion ("No matter what state you're traveling to, you're practically there once you cross the Texas state line"). A lighthearted, gung-ho, unabashedly pro-Texas little book, ideal as a welcome gift for Texas visitors or a souvenir for tourists.
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I thought everything in Texas had to be big. This book proves it ain't so. The format is one item on each page. Since I'm fixin' to move to Texas, 100 Great Things About Texas comes in handy. Many of the items in here are little-known facts outside Texas. For example, where else would you learn that Texas has the smallest Catholic church in the world in Warrenton, Texas? Or that Texas claims to have invented the hamburger? (I'm not sure I believe that one.) Y'all can't go wrong with this book.
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If you are looking for a "gag" gift relating to Texas, i guess this would be okay. I found it a bit lame.
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