Award Winning Texas History at its Finest


The Frontier Forts and American Indian Wars in Texas

150th Anniversary of The Butterfield Overland Mail in Texas

The Big Thicket of Southeast Texas: A History, 1800-1940

The Settlement of Texas: The Native Americans

"Impressive... Where the West Begins is an important book, one that is imminently capable of providing the spark that cultivates some meaningful and long-overdue dialogue about Texas."

− Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Texas State Historical Association

"Wide-ranging and sparkling with keen insight, Glen Ely’s Where the West Begins should instantly take its place on the short list of indispensable works on Texan identity."

− Gregg Cantrell, author of Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas, and co-editor of Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas

"One of the most original, clearly expressed, and compelling analyses of the differences between East Texas and Western Texas to appear in decades. His fresh account is backed by extensive research. A truly notable addition to the Plains Histories Series. "

− Howard R. Lamar, Yale University Sterling Professor of History Emeritus