Old American Publishing Catalog of Current Book Titles

Air and Ocean Export: A training guide for the international shipping industry

Air and Ocean Export was written and designed by Bob Crimmins as a workbook for his training classes. Crimmins has been in international shipping for over 27 years. He began in an entry level position with a Houston company in 1982.

The Boston Mountains: Lost in the Ozarks

by Velda Brotherton The Boston Mountains lie in the heart of the Ozarks and sprawl throughout Arkansas and into a small portion of Oklahoma. The rolling hills are covered with tall oak trees and hundreds of small, meandering, spring-fed, clear-water streams. Those streams and rivers are the favorite haunts of Arkansas and Oklahoma fishermen and hunters. The land is home to whitetail deer, mountain lions, black bears, and a thousand other woodland creatures.

Granger, Texas

Granger, Texas' Best Kept Secret Located on State Highway 95 about twelve miles north of Taylor in northeastern Williamson County, Granger was originally named Pollack, when it was organized back in 1882. It soon became an important cotton marketing and shipping point and during its heyday boasted one of the largest cotton gins in America.

Primarily a Czech community, Granger had its own opera house, which hosted traveling shows. It also boasted one of the longest operating Czech newspapers in America.
Cabelleros

The Cabelleros of Ruby, Texas

“A vivid picture of the Rio Grande Valley as it was fifty years ago…and a very good read.”—Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove.

“…Massey takes us on a journey from childhood to adulthood, from Texas to California and back again…told with the heart of Victor Villaseñor, and the heartbreak of Laura Esquivel.”–Kathleen Alcalá, author of Spirits of the Ordinary
Dark Lie the Shadows

Dark Lies the Shadow

Amanda, the beautiful young niece of Tahlequah, Oklahoma's most prominent Cherokee chieftain, returned home from an ivy league college to find her mother dying. As she copes with the loss of her mother, she is torn between three prominent men, a well educated Easterner, a prominent Cherokee leader, and the young Indian outlaw she grew up with. Amid the political unrest just prior to America's Civil War, Amanda finds herself caught up in the search for lost Cherokee gold, and a deadly struggle among the people she loves. Should she abandon her homeland and the culture of her people to enjoy wealth and privilege in the East? Should join her cousin in the fight for her family's dedication to the Cherokee people? Or, should she abandon everything she believes in and everyone she ever cared about to follow her heart?

Fire Lilies

“A vivid picture of the Rio Grande Valley as it was fifty years ago…and a very good read.”—Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove.
“…Massey takes us on a journey from childhood to adulthood, from Texas to California and back again…told with the heart of Victor Villaseñor, and the heartbreak of Laura Esquivel.”–Kathleen Alcalá, author of Spirits of the Ordinary
“…an engrossing, memorable read…Massey is a gifted story teller…this book will carry you very far into myth, memory, and wonderful characters.”–Virgil Suárez, author of Latin Jazz

Granger, Texas

Granger, Texas' Best Kept Secret Located on State Highway 95 about twelve miles north of Taylor in northeastern Williamson County, Granger was originally named Pollack, when it was organized back in 1882. It soon became an important cotton marketing and shipping point and during its heyday boasted one of the largest cotton gins in America.

Primarily a Czech community, Granger had its own opera house, which hosted traveling shows. It also boasted one of the longest operating Czech newspapers in America.

Heart of a Warrior

The Heart of a Warrior by Alexia Fussell is a family's story about their struggle with the terrors and dangers of heart replacement surgery in their infant son. Ms. Fussell, tells about the pain, the sorrow, and the joys surrounding many years of battling their son's tragic beginnings. Their story, however, is one of hope and promise, of new beginnings, of the power of prayer and belief, and having the courage and determination to never give up.

Helotes

Helotes: Where the Texas Hill Country Begins "This chronicle of a small Texas town combines meticulous research with absorbing subject matter. Cynthia Massey's engaging style makes effortless reading. Not only is the book filled with fascinating episodes from the past, even the family histories—that could have been about as appealing as the biblical 'begats'—are intriguing. Here is a definitive study that is sure to draw praise not only from local readers but from all historians of the Southwest.

Historic Inns and Eateries

Historic Inns and Eateries in the State of Jefferson The most common question asked of residents of this part of the country is: Does the State of Jefferson REALLY exist? The answer is a resounding, "Yes, the State of Jefferson exists, and it exists as more than a fantasy." According to many who reside here, the real State of Jefferson, however, is characterized by a state of mind, not a state with borders. Thus, today's Jefferson-staters can be found in counties along the California coast or down in the Sacramento Valley, near the Nevada state line, or across southern Oregon, which means there are potentially more areas that claim the designation than those included in this guidebook. We have selected, therefore, those counties that have been consistently identified with the geographical boundaries of the one-time "49th" state and today's "proposed 51st" state.
Somerset Kid

Somerset Kid

Somerset Kid: The John Coleman Story The epic journey of two young boys who grow to manhood on the run from the federal government and bounty hunters. This is the story of John Coleman and his younger brother Danny Joe, who escaped Union forces and traveled to Texas where John became a lawman. But the fast draw and deadly aim of Danny Joe soon had the two young men on the run again, this time to Oregon.

Quick Guide to Writing Fiction

The Quick Guide to Writing Fiction was designed for the serious writer who wants to make a living writing books. The book is short and to the point. The main topics are about how to design a plot (He even tells you how to steal a plot.); build personality sketches; develop and use point of view characters; build an outline and determine which type of outline is best for your writing style; understand the perils of timing; use tension and wording to build suspense; and how to use the twist.

Writing your Hometown History

Writing a book about your hometown will be the most frustrating writing project you will ever attempt, but it will also be the most rewarding--if you do it correctly. Do it wrong, though, and it will be one of your more humiliating experiences. This book is designed to show you how to get it right.
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