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Texas Confidential by Michael Varhola

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Michael Varhola is a writer, editor, publisher and journalist who lives in the Hill Country north of San Antonio, Texas. He has authored or co-authored 10 non-fiction books, including Texas Confidential, Life in Civil War America, Ghosthunting Maryland, Ghosthunting Virginia, Shipwrecks and Lost Treasure and Fire and Ice: The Korean War - 1950-1953.  He studied at Metropolitan State College in Denver, CO, and at the American University of Paris before earning a BS from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is an 8 year veteran of the US Army.  Varhola also has an active online presence, notable through his TravelBlogue, Facebook and on a variety of other blogs, forums and sites.

"Everything is bigger in Texas" as the saying goes, and this certainly applies to the history of sleaze, iniquity, and violence associated with the Lonestar State. Texas Confidential: Sex, Scandal, Murder and Mayhem in the Lonestar State provides a glimpse at the State's seamy underbelly and delves into some of the most striking episodes of lust, corruptions, slaughter and chaos in Texas and the people who have perpetrated them. To a colorful rogues' valley of lunatics, corrut politicians, prostitutes, murderers, and every other sort of scoundrel that appears in the book. Varhola has even added a smattering of UFO's, mythological, and other paranormal oddities.

Specific chapter among the 54 that appear in Texas Confidential include Rogues of the Alamo, a look at the things that just about everyone connected with the battle had to hide; The Ivory Tower of Death on the bloody 1966 University of Texas rampage that left 18 people dead and 42 wounded; o Texas Style, which includes a list of adult actors from the state; and The Aurora UFO Incident, about the statesoldest documented UFO incident, which occured in 1897.

Texas Confidential is all of this and MUCH MUCH more!