Texans tell about growing up in Texas

By Glenn Dromgoole              It took them about 40 years to write it, but Gaylon Finklea Hecker and Marianne Odom have produced an excellent book of oral history – Growing Up in the Lone Star State: Notable Texans Remember Their Childhoods (Briscoe Center for American History, $39.95 hardcover). They started ...
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New books by George W. Bush, Jodi Thomas

By Glenn Dromgoole Former President George W. Bush, who has become quite an accomplished painter since his White House days, has an exceptional new book of artistic and literary portraits of American’s immigrants – Out of Many, One ($38 hardcover). Bush said he set out several years ago to write ...
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New arrivals: First Lady, Coach, National Parks

By Glenn Dromgoole        Two new books we’ve received at Texas Star Trading Company feature Lady Bird Johnson. Another tells the story of legendary McMurry University basketball coach Hershel Kimbrell. And two Texas poets toured the 62 National Parks and wrote poems about them. FIRST LADY: Lady Bird ...
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New cookbook for those who “can’t cook

By Glenn Dromgoole Abilene author Johnnie Lou Avery Boyd has written a cookbook that’s not your usual cookbook. A Cookbook for Non-Cooks ($13.99 spiral-bound) is, Johnnie Lou says, “about my journey to learning to cook after age 70.” The book’s subtitle is “80 simple recipes with tips for success!” The ...
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Good reading for Texas History Month

Feb. 24, 2021 By Glenn Dromgoole March is Texas History Month. Here are some books to consider (available at Texas Star Trading):
  1. Big Wonderful Thing by Stephen Harrigan is the new quintessential book on Texas history. A much thinner paperback history is titled, simply, History of Texas.
  2. Sam Houston ...
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New books for young readers

January 2021  By Glenn Dromgoole              New titles for young readers now available at Texas Star Trading Company:               The Book of Dares: 100 Ways for Boys to be Kind, Bold, and Brave ($14.99 hardcover)             Authors Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague offer some creative “dares” for ...
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