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John Spietz, Thrill Chase

John Spietz has had a lifetime interest in history and our nautical heritage. Fifteen years in Southeast Alaska, where his closest friends were commercial fishermen, made him qualified to combine the rich Alaska fishing culture with the days of wooden ships. He went to Alaska in 1971, eventually becoming a partner in an architectural firm. As a construction manager, he handled some $300 million in projects.

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ISBN: 9781684336395
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Published: Black Rose Writing - February 25th, 2021

Wanda Garner Cash, Pancho Villa's Saddle at the Cadillac Bar

Wanda Garner Cash is the daughter of Porter Garner Jr., a 1945 graduate of Texas A&M who ran the Cadillac Bar from 1946 until 1979. Cash is the former president of the Texas Press Association and Fellow of the F. Griffin Singer Professorship in Journalism at the University of Texas.

Pancho Villa's Saddle at the Cadillac Bar: Recipes and Memories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623498986
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - December 28th, 2020

In 1924, Achilles Mehault “Mayo” Bessan and his eighteen-year-old bride journeyed from New Orleans to Mexico, where he ultimately transformed a dirt-floored cantina in Nuevo Laredo into a bar and restaurant renowned across the United States for its fine seafood and fancy cocktails.

Sidney Thompson, Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves

Sidney Thompson teaches creative writing and African American literature at Texas Christian University. He is the author of You/Wee: Poems from a Father and Sideshow: Stories. Thompson has published his short fiction in numerous literary journals and anthologies.

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ISBN: 9781496218759
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Published: Bison Books - March 1st, 2020

2021 Spur Award Finalist for Historical Novel from the Western Writers of America
2020 Arkansas Gem from the Arkansas Center for the Book

Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves is an origin story in the true American tradition.

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ISBN: 9781496220318
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Published: Bison Books - April 1st, 2021

Set in 1884, Hell on the Border tells the story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves at the peak of his historic career. Famous for being a crack shot as well as for his nonviolent tendencies, Reeves uses his African American race to his strategic advantage.

James Parker, Infinity's Gateway

James S. Parker has led a successful business career over the last thirty years in telecommunications. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, James' background in the field of criminology, as well as paramilitary training, has come alive in his writing by giving authenticity to his storyline and his characters.

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ISBN: 9781631951107
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Published: Morgan James Fiction - January 26th, 2021

Tiffany Alexandria, Barbra & Benny Love-Bot Save Robotopia

Tiffany Alexandria is an award winning contemporary American painter and internationally recognized emerging artist, based out of San Antonio, Texas. Alexandria's bold use of color and unconventional drawing techniques, with conceptual rigor underpin the basis of her artwork. She experiments with a range of expressive modalities, exploring contemporary culture from the female viewpoint.

Jeremy Banas, Celis Beer: Born in Belgium, Brewed in Texas

Jeremy Banas is a freelance beer writer who writes for such publications and websites as the San Antonio Current, BeerAdvocate Magazine, San Antonio Magazine, Southern Craft Beer Magazine, the Bexar Times, the I F**cking Love San Antonio!

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By Jeremy Banas Banas, Christine Celis (Foreword by), Chris Bauweraerts (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781467144360
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Published: History Press - February 8th, 2021

A former milkman in the small village of Hoegaarden, Belgium, Pierre Celis opened a brewery that brought back the extinct witbier style of his native Hoegaarden and rejuvenated an old-world tradition throughout Belgium and Europe.

San Antonio Beer: Alamo City History by the Pint (American Palate) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467118781
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Published: History Press - December 7th, 2015

Pearl: A History of San Antonio's Iconic Beer Cover Image
By Jeremy Banas, Kit Goldsbury (Foreword by), Bill Jones (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781625858283
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Published: History Press - January 15th, 2018

"The finest flavored beer in the market. Be sure and try, and you will be convinced. Warranted to be the same at all times. Ask for it, drink no other." In 1887, these were bold words about the City Brewery's new beer with the pearly bubbles, considering.

Keith Rees, Beatific and Legend at Lanana Creek

I am an author of fiction, science fiction, historical fiction and poetry. I have written eleven novels and two that are not yet published. I also have two collections of poetry. I just released the historical fiction epic called Beatific.

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ISBN: 9798666806876
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Published: Independently Published - January 5th, 2021

Beatific is a sweeping epic that the tells seven fascinating stories of one Celtic family across centuries. Each step of this glorious journey intertwines the family with a particular Catholic saint of the times, visiting such breathtaking regions as Wales, Northumbria and Germania. Over the centuries the family endure the madness of slavery, heartbreaking tragedies and heroic triumphs.

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ISBN: 9781080535477
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Published: Independently Published - January 7th, 2020

Part 2 of 2 in the series about the classic legend of twin Indian brothers from the Caddo tribe whom Nacogdoches, TX and Natchitoches, LA were named for.Legend at Lanana Creek is the tale of the courageous chief of the Nacogdoches Indians.


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