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Galveston Chronicles - a book by Bixel, Patricia Bellis

Galveston Chronicles

The Queen City of the Gulf

Galveston Chronicles( )
Editor: Willett, Donald
Author: Bixel, Patricia Bellis
Burns, Chester
Cartwright, Gary
Henson, Margaret
Krammer, Arnold
McComb, David
O'Neal, Bill
Pitre, Merline
Shelton, Robert
Simmen, Edward
Stephens, Elise Hopkins
Wygant, Larry
Series title:American Chronicles Ser.
ISBN:978-1-62619-182-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $21.99
Book Description:

Named for Bernardo de Galvez and established in 1839, Galveston measures just over two hundred square miles. In early Texas history, however, it was actually the largest city in the Lone Star State, as well as a hugely important port that would become a strategic target during the Civil War. The Oleander City survived the depredations of war and flourished, a resilience it would also display in the wake of the devastating hurricane of 1900. From early cannibals and pirates to the woman...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / State & Local / Southwest (Az, Nm, Ok, Tx)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.31 Inches
Book Weight:0.78 Pounds
Author Biography
Bixel, Patricia Bellis (Editor)
Gary Cartwright was born in Dallas, Texas in 1934. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army for a two-year stateside stint and then received a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. He began his career as a journalist in the mid-1950s covering the police and sports for newspapers in Fort Worth and Dallas. After publishing his first book, a novel called The Hundred Yard War, he became a freelance writer.

He worked at Texas Monthly magazine from 1973 with the first issue until his retirement in 2010. He wrote several books including Confessions of a Washed-up Sportswriter and Heartwiseguy: How to Live the Good Life After a Heart Attack. He also wrote screenplays. He died after a fall on February 22, 2017 at the age of 82.

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