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Braggin' on Texas


Quick! Do you know . . . Which college was the first in the world to award a degree in jazz? Which state had the most drive-in movie theaters? Who was the first person to push a peanut up Pike's Peak with his nose? Who invented Frito Pie?

Well, all the answers can be found here in Texas. "Texas Brag" is a long cherished tradition in the nation's second largest state. But the fact is that Texas does have more than its share of unique people, places, events, inventions, and products: many of them the first, the largest, or the only representative of its kind. "Braggin' on Texas" takes an accurate but less than serious look at the Lone Star State--both past and present--by presenting some of the most obscure, convoluted, and occasionally outrageous achievements of Texans and their state. So sit back and prepare to enjoy Texas as you've never knnown it before!

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About the Author

SHERRIE S. MCLEROY is an independent scholar and writer who has written, co-authored, or contributed to some fifteen books. Among the most notable are Red River Women and Grape Man of Texas: The Life of T.V. Munson, which won the ""Best Wine History Book in the World"" award in 2004. McLeRoy also contributed to Grace and Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women (TCU Press, 2007).

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