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Bruce McCandless III, Wonders All Around

Bruce McCandless III grew up in the shadow of Houston's Johnson Space Center during the Apollo and Skylab eras.

Wonders All Around: The Incredible True Story of Astronaut Bruce McCandless II and the First Untethered Flight in Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626348653
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - July 13th, 2021

The Man You Never Knew You Knew

Amber Ybarra, Thriving Into Thirty

Amber Ybarra is an American Author, Entrepreneur, Podcast Host and Motivational Speaker. From former Elite signed model turned role model, Amber has founded The Positive Platform. Through this, she helps other female entrepreneurs reinvent themselves through high performance strategies for lasting change and growth in both lifestyle and business.

Thriving into Thirty: A 30 things guide for the growth mindset girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781735794389
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Published: Amber Ybarra LLC - October 22nd, 2020

Tom Murphy, Pearl

Tom Murphy grew up in Barron Park, an unincorporated section of Palo Alto, CA, where he watched from his driveway on many Halloween nights his neighbors, some whom he had broken bread with, repelled by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Riot Squad with batons. He received praise for writing "interesting poetry" from his 8th grade English teacher.

Pearl Cover Image
By Tom Murphy, Jimmy Peña (Artist), Matthew Revert (Designed by)
ISBN: 9781734561708
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Published: Flowersong Press - February 11th, 2020

The poetic canvas of Pearl is as vast as the poet's extensive learning. The thrust of the book is a series of achingly poignant poems about the poet's early life in California. Gifted with a prodigious memory for detail

Mark Lardas, The Vanished Texas Coast

Mark Lardas—a sometime engineer, freelance writer, historian and model-maker—has lived in the Houston area for forty years. He is currently employed as a technical writer and spends his spare time collecting offbeat stories about Texas and maritime history. He worked on the Shuttle program as a navigator and engineer from 1979 until 2011.

The Vanished Texas Coast: Lost Port Towns, Mysterious Shipwrecks and Other True Tales Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467149853
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Published: History Press - July 12th, 2021

Clay Coppedge, Texas True Crime Miscellany

Clay Coppedge has published four collections of his Texas history columns, a history of baseball in Texas and a memoir. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Acres USA, Field & Stream, Progressive Farmer, Texas Co-op Power and Texas Highways. He lives and writes just outside of Walburg, Texas.

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ISBN: 9781467149013
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Published: History Press - July 26th, 2021

Outrageous acts of villainy have slowly drifted out of the national limelight and into the dustbin of Texas history. Consider the uproar over the 1879 shooting of actor Maurice Barrymore in Marshall and the 1949 murder of oil field legend Tex Thornton in Amarillo. The 1909 Coryell County Courthouse massacre committed by a sixteen-year-old girl remains just as shocking today.

Rosie J. Pova, Sunday Rain

Rosie J. Pova is a children's author and school presenter whose mission is to inspire kids to believe in themselves, dream big, and follow their passions. She lives in Texas.

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By Rosie J. Pova, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781911373971
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Published: Lantana Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

An imaginative adventure for any child hoping to make a new friend, and for when a new place doesn't yet feel like home.

Char Miller, West Side Rising

Char Miller, formerly a professor of history at Trinity University, is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.

West Side Rising: How San Antonio's 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement Cover Image
By Char Miller, Julián Castro (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781595349385
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Published: Maverick Books - September 7th, 2021

On September 9, 1921, a tropical depression stalled just north of San Antonio and within hours overwhelmed its winding network of creeks and rivers. Floodwaters ripped through the city's Latino West Side neighborhoods, killing more than eighty people. Meanwhile a wall of water crashed into the central business district on the city's North Side, wreaking considerable damage.

Dana Knox Wright, Holding on Loosely: Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load, and Seeing Something Else

Dana Knox Wright began letting go of fear at fifty.

Holding on Loosely: Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load, and Seeing Something Else Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952025587
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Published: Carpenter's Son Publishing - August 24th, 2021

We are overly busy helicopter parents, control freaks, perfectionists, intolerants, over-consumers and social media junkies--who worry, fear, laugh less and always want more. In the midst of it, we wonder what it would feel like to open our hands and turn loose of all of it.


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