Galveston: A History

Galveston A History On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island Shaped continually by wind and water it is one of earth s ongoing creations time is forever new Here on the shoreline embraced

  • Title: Galveston: A History
  • Author: David G. McComb
  • ISBN: 9780292720534
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one of earth s ongoing creations time is forever new Here, on the shoreline, embraced by the waves, a person can still feel the heartbeat of nature And yet, for all the idyllic possibilities, Galveston s history has been anything but tranquil Across GalveOn the Gulf edge of Texas between land and sea stands Galveston Island Shaped continually by wind and water, it is one of earth s ongoing creations time is forever new Here, on the shoreline, embraced by the waves, a person can still feel the heartbeat of nature And yet, for all the idyllic possibilities, Galveston s history has been anything but tranquil Across Galveston s sands have walked Indians, pirates, revolutionaries, the richest men of nineteenth century Texas, soldiers, sailors, bootleggers, gamblers, prostitutes, physicians, entertainers, engineers, and preservationists Major events in the island s past include hurricanes, yellow fever, smuggling, vice, the Civil War, the building of a medical school and port, raids by the Texas Rangers, and, always, the struggle to live in a precarious location.Galveston A History is at the forefront of a trend in writing urban biographies emphasizing technology as the dynamic force in urban development David McComb explores this often contradictory relationship between technology and the city, and provides a guide to both Galveston history and the dynamics of urban development.

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    1 thought on “Galveston: A History”

    1. Though the writing is a bit stilted and stodgy, this serviceable volume provided a thorough overview of Galveston history. Especially noteworthy and commendable are the author's attempts to include not just the high-society and political story, but the story of the people, whether they be found at the top of the finest clubs or the bottom of the dirtiest gutter.

    2. I really like Galveston, and its history. This book is an excellent, matter-of-fact history of the island and it’s mostly free of inaccuracies. Unfortunately, the most common Galveston history book is often considered inaccurate, so I read this one instead.Parts are bland but informative. Some parts are amazingly fun to read and also informative. Highly recommend for anyone interested.

    3. Very interesting read. Not a typical dry history. Bought McCombs' History of Houston and AModern History of Texas because I enjoyed this so much.

    4. I started reading it but it's a bit dry. He tells some stories but falls into listing out things like hurricanes and when they happened and names of people.

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