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Acting Egyptian, Gitre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Against Abstraction, Moreiras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Agent of Change, Orozco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

contents Books f or the Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–53 Trade Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46–53 Series Announcements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

All New, All Different? Austin & Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . 74

Books f or Scholars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54–85

America’s Most Alarming Writer, Broyles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Award Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70–71

Bea Nettles, Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Scholars Backlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Beyond Market Value, Campbell-White . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Texas on Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86–91

Big Wonderful Thing, Harrigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Biscuits, the Dole, and Nodding Donkeys, Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Border Citizens, Meeks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Border Land, Border Water, Alvarez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Tower Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92–97 Journals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98–106 Sales Inf ormation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Sales Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108–109 Staff List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110–111 Index by Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Bowie, Hesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Caught in the Path of Katrina, Picou & Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Cetamura del Chianti, de Grummond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Charles White, Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 From Road Sides by Emily Wallace

We live in an information-rich world. As a publisher of international scope, the University of Texas Press serves the University of Texas at Austin community, the people of Texas, and knowledge seekers around the globe by identifying the most valuable and relevant information and publishing it in books, journals, and digital media that educate students; advance scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; and deepen humanity’s understanding of history, current events, contemporary culture, and the natural environment.

Clio’s Laws, Tenorio-Trillo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Comics and Pop Culture, Grant & Henderson . . . . . . . . . . 5 Dakotah, Bowden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Earl Campbell, Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Egypt’s Beer, Foda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Engendering Revolution, Elfenbein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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The Eye of the Mammoth, Harrigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Florentine Codex, Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Guitar King, Dann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

The Sky That Denied Me, Fakhreddine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 73, McCann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Strength Coaching in America, Shurley, Todd & Todd . . . . . . . 72

meXicana Fashions, Hurtado & Cantú . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Students of Revolution, Rueda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Michael Ray Charles, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Texas Seafood, Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

No Way but to Fight, Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

The Value of Aesthetics, Cant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Quinceañera Style, González . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Why Lhasa de Sela Matters, Goodman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Road Sides, Wallace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Wûf, Varol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

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Front cover photo: Big Wonderful Thing author Stephen Harrigan unsuccessfully experimenting with a Texas identity circa 1985. The impromptu photo session with Bill Wittliff led to Harrigan’s ironic but persistent nickname: Bronco (photo © Bill Wittliff ). Back cover photo: Earl Campbell before his boyhood home in Tyler, Texas (Shelly Katz, Sports Illustrated/Getty Images).

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Texas “cow boy.” Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.”

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A tour de force by a New York Times best-selling author and master storyteller who captures the rich history of a state that sits at the center of the nation, yet defiantly stands apart



Stephen Harrigan

Big Wonderful Thing A History of Texas by Stephen Harrigan

S te ph e n H arri gan Austin, Texas Harrigan has devoted much of his life to exploring and explaining Texas, ever since his family crossed the Red River from Oklahoma in 1953. He is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and fiction, including the critically acclaimed novels A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Remember Ben Clayton, and the New York Times best seller The Gates of the Alamo. He is a longtime writer for Texas Monthly and an awardwinning screenwriter who has written many movies for television.

The Texas Bookshelf

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The story of Texas is the story of struggle and triumph in a land of extremes. It is a story of drought and flood, invasion and war, boom and bust, and of the myriad peoples who, over centuries of conflict, gave rise to a place that has helped shape the identity of the United States and the destiny of the world. “I couldn’t believe Texas was real,” the painter Georgia O’Keeffe remembered of her first encounter with the Lone Star State. It was, for her, “the same big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.” Big Wonderful Thing invites us to walk in the footsteps of ancient as well as modern people along the path of Texas’s evolution. Blending action and atmosphere with impeccable research, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Harrigan brings to life with novelistic immediacy the generations of driven men and women who shaped Texas, including Spanish explorers, American filibusters, Comanche warriors, wildcatters, Tejano activists, and spellbinding artists—all of them taking their part in the creation of a place that became not just a nation, not just a state, but an indelible idea. Written in fast-paced prose, rich with personal observation and a passionate sense of place, Big Wonderful Thing calls to mind the literary spirit of Robert Hughes writing about Australia or Shelby Foote about the Civil War. Like those volumes it is a big book about a big subject, a book that dares to tell the whole glorious, gruesome, epically sprawling story of Texas.

From the book: The state has nation-sized measurements: 268,000 square miles in all, 827 road miles from its westernmost city, El Paso, to Beaumont, near the Louisiana border. But its insistent and imposing sense of itself has created a vast mythical mindscape as well. Because it looms large in the world’s imagination, and in fact is large, Texas has a history that is of consequence not just to itself, and not just to the nations it was once part of or the nation it briefly became. It sits at the core of the American experience, and its wars, its industries, its presidents, its catastrophes, its scientific discoveries have never stopped shaping the world. “I salute the Empire of Texas!” President Franklin Roosevelt grandly declared when he visited the Centennial Exposition the week after it opened. His tongue may have been slightly in his cheek, and he may have been playing to the besotted native pride of his audience. But it was not much of a stretch to call the state an empire, and still isn’t. The scale of Texas has always been—to borrow a word invented to describe the exposition’s architecture—Texanic. In every dimension that matters, it is a very big place. “I couldn’t believe Texas was real,” remembered Georgia O’Keeffe, who arrived in the Panhandle as a young artist and teacher in 1912. Her first impression was grander than even Roosevelt’s. Her new home was not a state, not an empire, but a world. Texas, she thought, was “the same big wonderful thing that oceans and the highest mountains are.”

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“Stephen Harrigan has given us a wonderful new history of Texas. It tells us all we need to know and little that we don’t need to know. A splendid effort.” —Larry McMurtry “Big Wonderful Thing is history at its best—comprehensive, deeply informed, pleasurable, and filled with surprise and delight. It is at once a gift to the people of Texas and an unflinching explanation to the world at large of America’s most controversial state. The book itself is truly a big wonderful thing.” —Lawrence Wright






“No one tells the story of Texas better than Stephen Harrigan. He brings to Big Wonderful Thing contemporary and thoughtful analysis along with the most graceful writing anywhere. Harrigan pulls no punches but uses humor and pathos to examine the complexities and contradictions that have made us who we are. Finally, Texas has the rich and honest history it deserves.” —Mimi Swartz “It’s rare to find a book that so compellingly weds such deep research with brilliant storytelling. A masterwork and a Texas history for the ages, destined to become a classic.” — D a n Rat h e r 6.







“I am not sure which is the greater achievement here: digesting such a vast amount of historical data or making that gigantic wall of information fun to read. Because it certainly is the latter. I challenge the reader, in fact, to open to any page of this 829-page colossus and not have fun. It’s all interesting, and that is not hype. Harrigan tacks brilliantly through the shifting winds of Texas history by telling a series of rip-snorting good tales.” —S.C. Gwynne Opposite page: [see p.111 for photo credits]


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By the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling novels The Gates of the Alamo and A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, here is the definitive, career-spanning collection of nonfiction from one of America’s leading writers, Stephen Harrigan 18.







The Eye of the Mammoth New and Selected Essays by Stephen Harrigan For e wor d by Nichol a s L em a n n





History—natural history, human history, and personal history—and place are the cornerstones of The Eye of the Mammoth. Stephen Harrigan’s career has taken him from the Alaska Highway to the Chihuahuan Desert, from the casinos of Monaco to his ancestors’ village in the Czech Republic. And now, in this new edition, he movingly recounts in “Off Course” a quest to learn all he can about his father, who died in a plane crash six months before he was born. Harrigan’s deceptively straightforward voice belies an intense curiosity about things that, by his own admission, may be “unknowable.” Certainly, we are limited in what we can know about the inner life of George Washington, the last days of Davy Crockett, the motives of a caged tiger, or a father we never met, but Harrigan’s gift—a gift that has also made him an award-winning novelist—is to bring readers closer to such things, to make them less remote, just as a cave painting in the title essay eerily transmits the living stare of a long-extinct mammoth.


“Harrigan is a masterful storyteller, cataloguing scenery and character beautifully, often with great humor.”

— P u b l i s h e r s W e e k ly (starred review)

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Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture

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In this fourth volume of his “Unnatural History of America” series, acclaimed journalist Charles Bowden interweaves his own biography with a vivid history of the American Great Plains to explore how identity is forged

The Return of the Future by Charles Bowden For e wor d by Terry Tempest Wil l i a ms

(1945–2014) Author of many acclaimed books about the American Southwest and US-Mexico border issues, Bowden was a contributing editor for GQ, Harper’s, Esquire, and Mother Jones, and also wrote for Aperture. His honors included a PEN First Amendment Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the Sidney Hillman Award for outstanding journalism that fosters social and economic justice.

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“On a bend, I will see it, a piece of ground off to the side. I will know the feel of this place: the leaves stir slowly on the trees, dry air smells like dust, birds dart and the trails are made by beasts living free.” When award-winning author Charles Bowden died in 2014, he left behind a trove of unpublished manuscripts. Dakotah marks the landmark publication of the first of these texts, and the fourth installment in his acclaimed “Unnatural History of America.” Bowden uses America’s Great Plains as a lens—sometimes sullied, sometimes shattered, but always sharp—for observing pivotal moments in the lives of anguished figures, including himself. In scenes that are by turns wrenching and poetic, Bowden describes the Sioux’s forced migrations and rebellions alongside his own ancestors’ migrations from Europe to Midwestern acres beset by unforgiving winters. He meditates on the life of his resourceful mother and his philosophical father, who rambled between farm communities and city life. Interspersed with these images are cleareyed, textbook-defying anecdotes about Lewis and Clark, Daniel Boone, and, with equal verve, twentieth-century entertainers “Pee Wee” Russell, Peggy Lee, and other musicians. The result is a kaleidoscopic journey that penetrates the senses and redefines the notion of heartland. Dakotah is a powerful ode to loss from one of our most fiercely independent writers.



—Los Angeles Times Book Review

Blues for Cannibals

— Ou t s i d e

“Bowden writes with the intensity of Joan Didion, the voracious hunger of Henry Miller, the feral intelligence and irony of Hunter Thompson, and the wit and outrage of Edward Abbey . . . gutsy, soulful, pyrotechnic . . .”

The Notes from Underground Foreword by Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

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—Chicago Tribune

“A thrillingly good writer whose grandness of vision is only heightened by the bleak originality of his voice.” —New York Times Book Review

Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing Living in the Future

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Foreword by Scott Carrier

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“. . . (Bowden’s) vista . . . sizzles with the harsh, unrelenting glare of a hyperrealist painting.” — P u b l i s h e r ’ s W e e k ly

“. . . a new pitch of mournful lyricism and visionary power. . . .”

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“. . . gritty in the extreme . . . soul history, the germinal material, vast and brooding . . .” —Jim Harrison

“Bowden’s anger is delicious . . .”


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“A quintessentially American vision . . .”

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An Unnatural History of America Foreword by William Langewiesche

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An illustrated A-to-Z companion for discovering the history, cuisine, and landmarks of a southern road trip

Between Candor and Ellerbe, North Carolina, Lee and Amy Berry counted forty-four produce stands along Highway 220 and knew they needed a way to differentiate their own. So in 2002 the Berrys built a berry—a twentyfour-foot-tall building shaped like the strawberries they sell. According to Lee, business immediately doubled. Object-shaped structures (deemed “ducks” among architects, in homage to a duck-shaped building on Long Island) aren’t all whimsy. As the Berry’s berry illustrates, they advertise, tempting motorists to the roadside. And they exalt, often celebrating something about a particular place or its people. There are earlier examples, includ-

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ing French draughtsman Jean Jacques Lequeu’s plans for a cow-like barn in the late eighteenth century, and James F. Lafferty’s “Lucy,” an elephant-shaped building in South Atlantic City that was built in 1881 and still stands near its orig-

An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South

inal location. But novelty architecture found its giant footing in the 1920s along an expanding network of highways. “Rural farm silos became bottles selling automotive oil, and water towers could by the seeming touch of a wand become a pineapple or a strawberry,” writes architectural historian David Gebhard.


b y Em i l y W a l l a c e

Em ily W al l a c e Durham, North Carolina Born and raised in North Carolina, Wallace is the art director and deputy editor for the quarterly journal Southern Cultures and a freelance writer and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Oxford American, Southern Living, and other publications.

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An illustrated glovebox essential, Road Sides explores the fundamentals of a well-fed road trip through the American South, from A to Z. There are detours and destinations, accompanied by detailed histories and more than one hundred original illustrations that document how we get where we’re going and what to eat and do along the way. Learn the backstory of food-shaped buildings, including the folks behind Hills of Snow, a giant snow cone stand in Smithfield, North Carolina, that resembles the icy treats it sells. Find out how kudzu was used to support a burgeoning highway system, and get to know Edith Edwards—the self-proclaimed Kudzu Queen—who turns the obnoxious vine into delicious teas and jellies. Discover the roots of kitschy roadside attractions, and have lunch with the stateemployed mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida. Road Sides is for everyone—the driver in search of supper or superlatives (the biggest, best, and even worst), the person who cannot resist a local plaque or snack and pulls over for every historical marker and road stand, and the kid who just wants to gawk at a peach-shaped water tower.

K Edith Edwards slowly backs a minivan out of a carport, KUDZU spelled out across her North Carolina license plate. “It was a mistake to plant it,” she says of the spindly bamboo shoots that surround the building. “It’s invasive.” Then Edwards cuts across the four-hundred-acre farm that’s been in her husband’s family for more than two centuries and heads toward Mary’s Field. There, kudzu curls up and over the banks of Clarence Henson Road before crawling forty acres across Kudzu Cow Farm and clambering up the trees. It’s a scene that would have enthused Channing Cope and the twenty thousand members of his Kudzu Club in the early 1940s. Then, the expanding highway system had left shoulders like that of Clarence Henson Road unstable, with shifting sand and topsoil that had been depleted by the long-nosed boll weevil, the loathsome bug that killed King Cotton. “And this brings us to the miracle plant kudzu,” Cope wrote in his manifesto, Front Porch Farmer, in 1949. “There is nothing like it for the holding and building of those red barren hills.” Over the sixty-year period after the vine was first introduced to the United States by Japan at the Centennial International Exposition of 1876

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in Philadelphia, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, kudzu

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Lance of Charlotte, North Carolina, ground nuts into butters that he spread between cookies and crackers. Chief among nackets is the notch-edged Nab. Nabisco coined the nickname in 1928, using it to market all manner of snack packs, including Oreos and Lorna Doones, and creating “NAB Diners”—primitive vending machines—to distribute them during the 1940s. But today, more often than not, the catchall term refers to a thin layer of peanut butter between two orange crackers. Lance called his version the Toastchee when he launched it in 1938. But the name’s not necessary. No matter the brand, it’s a Nab—the ruler of a road trip, the salve on a workday, the corner-

Philip Lance got stuck with a raw deal—five hundred pounds of green

stone of a country store.

peanuts—and roasted it, hawking the snacks for a nickel a bag in 1913.

Another darling of the corner mart is the Coke and peanut combo,

It was far from a novel move, as it mimicked enslaved Africans who had

a snack that writer John T. Edge believes “was likely born of country

sold roasted peanuts on Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina, well

store commerce.” “Think of Coke and peanuts as a prototype fast-

before the start of the Civil War, or Thomas Rowland of Norfolk, Virginia,

food for the 20th century South,” he has said. Advertised on metal

who had shipped them to Italian street peddlers in New York

signs affixed to buildings, Coca-Cola was one of the first wide-

City around the conflict’s end. But it was smart, as legumes

spread gas station offerings, and a handful of peanuts poured in

featured in a large swath of the nacket (cheap, light fare)

added a punch of protein. It also made the snack convenient to

industry in the South and well beyond.

consume while driving. “Any road trip was fueled by a sleeve of

Farmers like Tom Huston of Columbus, Georgia, who gleaned all that he could about peanut cultivation from

roasted and salted peanuts and a glass bottle of Coke,” Edge, a native of central Georgia, has said.

George Washington Carver, began packing salted nuts in

Atkinson’s little peanut butter bar—a crisp candy wrapped in a hand-

glassine sleeves before the Depression; under different

some striped sleeve—lacked Coca-Cola’s caffeine but still marketed itself

ownership, Tom’s brand of peanuts and sugary peanut

as a “tasty energy food.” Founded in 1932 by B. E. and Mabel Atkinson

bars later became vending machine staples. Starting in

of Lufkin, Texas, the company focused on small cheap candies that

1935, the Hardy family of Hawkinsville, Georgia, soaked

Depression-era folks could afford (the peanut butter bar debuted for just

peanuts in salt and dished them into briny bags to sell

a penny). The company introduced one of its most popular treats in the

by the roadside (today they run more than twenty

1950s, the blazingly orange Chic-O-Stick—a confection made of peanut

stands in central Georgia). And around 1915, Philip

butter, sugar, and toasted coconut that rivaled sweets like Idaho’s Chicken




tables in his masterful Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History, but he hardly needed to leave his base in Nashville to be convinced of their stature. “For reasons that are unclear,” he claimed in the late \’80s, “Tennessee is the leading Southern state in both the number and the quality of cafes, diners, and restaurants featuring traditional down-home cooking for lunch (and many of them also serve other meals).” Still, Egerton, in his rambling, found many meat-and-threes—restaurants so named for plating one meat and three vegetables (macaroni among them)—shuttered or struggling. He suspected, as did Evins, that

The way Dan Evins saw it, the high pressure under which Colonel Sanders was frying chicken had seeped into daily life. Southerners had traded high-backed chairs for stools or booths or car seats, swapping comfort for convenience. They’d dispensed with the dinner plate, eating out of disposable buckets or wax paper sleeves. And they’d rerouted, rushing around the South by way of the growing interstate. Often on the road as a rep for his family’s oil company, Evins dreamt of a place where travelers could sit down for a home-cooked meal. In 1969, he made one, founding Cracker Barrel on the side of I-40 where it cut through his hometown of Lebanon, Tennessee. The original menu contained fast-food requisites—a “sho nuff” hamburger and a “skillet fried” hot dog. But it also featured homemade biscuits, a bowl of beans with onions and pickle relish, and greens flecked with hog jowl and finished with cornbread. These hot dishes resembled the hearty midday meals that southerners had long eaten to fuel days of hard work, a tradition they were reluctant to let go of. “As dinner for working people gradually moved from home kitchens to the cafes and restaurants of cities and towns,” John Egerton wrote, “the pattern of heavy dining at noon was continued.” Egerton chronicled the region’s steam

main streets, with their mom-and-pop restaurants and shops, were being swept away by the fast lanes that breezed past them. Under these conditions, Cracker Barrel was in some ways an instant hit. Located immediately off an exit ramp and setting yesteryear’s table in a building meant to look like an old country store, it met a real need. The first restaurants sold gasoline and made rocking chairs into rest stops. And, as Egerton noted on his travels, in some places Cracker Barrel (and a smaller South Carolina competitor, Po’ Folks) served the best, or even the only, hot “home-cooked” meal in town—a trend that continues. Today, there are more than 650 Cracker Barrels in forty-five states. The menu includes references to real or imagined homes or people: Uncle Hershel’s Favorite, a breakfast special, is named for Evins’s actual relative; Momma’s French Toast Breakfast reads as more vague. But the question nags, whose home does Cracker Barrel purport to be? And whom does it welcome? Historian Jill Cooley notes that, in 1969, on the heels of the civil rights movement, the restaurant meant to replicate a country store “would have implied nostalgia for the racial etiquette that had permeated these spaces.” At times in Cracker Barrel’s history, such sentiments have been more blatant than a mere suggestion. In the early days, stores shelved Confederate memorabilia next to their old-fashioned candy. And in 2004,



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| b i o g r a p h y | Sports

Earl Campbell Yards after Contact by Asher Price

A fascinating biography of the legendary Texas football star who earned the Heisman Trophy and an MVP award—while making wrenching sacrifices to achieve his record-setting greatness Earl Campbell was a force in American football, winning a state championship in high school, rushing his way to a Heisman trophy for the University of Texas, and earning MVP as he took the Houston Oilers to the brink of the Super Bowl. An exhilarating blend of biography and history, Earl Campbell chronicles the challenges and sacrifices one supremely gifted athlete faced in his journey to the Hall of Fame. The story begins in Tyler, Texas, featuring his indomitable mother, a crusading judge, and a newly integrated high school, then moves to Austin, home of the University of Texas (infamously, the last all-white national champion in college football), where legendary coach Darrell Royal stakes his legacy on recruiting Campbell. Later, in booming, Luv-Ya-Blue Houston, Campbell reaches his peak with beloved coach Bum Phillips, who celebrates his star runner’s bruising style even as it takes its toll on Campbell’s body. Drawing on new interviews and research, Asher Price reveals how a naturally reticent kid from the country who never sought the spotlight ran into complex issues of race and health. In an age when concussion revelations and player protest against racial injustice rock the NFL, Campbell’s life is a timely story of hard-earned success—and heart-wrenching sacrifice.

Campbell clinching a touchdown during his rookie NFL campaign (George Honeycutt © Houston Chronicle)


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From the book: The relationship between Earl Campbell, then all of eighteen years old, and Darrell Royal began frostily. “I understand you don’t like black people,” Campbell finally told the famous coach. Royal was stricken, but composed. “No, Earl, that’s wrong,” he said. The coach told Earl and his mother that he wasn’t going to talk about what other people had said about him, but that he would tell them anything they wanted to know about his own thoughts and feelings and about the University of Texas. . . . Earl Campbell told him that his dream was to be able to buy a new house for his mother someday—and Coach Royal told him and Ann Campbell about his own mother’s early death, how his grandmother looked after him when he returned to Hollis as a fifteen-year-old, and how he always regretted that she died before he had grown up and was able to help her. A relationship that had started out

Campbell and Royal talking strategy on the sideline (Austin American-Statesman)

chilly began to warm. The coach went on the offensive. He told Earl that even though his abilities were impressive, he would have to prove

Campbell before his boyhood home in Tyler, Texas (Shelly Katz, Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

himself to earn playing time.

“Not since the appearance of H. G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights have we seen such an important and insightful book on the world of Texas football.”

And then, in a savvy move, he addressed the “inducements” that he suspected were being offered to Campbell. These were the early days of under-the-table “scholarships.”. . . “Earl, if this is a factor, and that is what you want, please don’t string me along,” he told Campbell. “Some way or another,

— R a y m o n d A r s e n a u lt author of Arthur Ashe: A Life and Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice

let me know you’re not interested in us if you’re going to go for that kind of deal.” Now it was Campbell’s opportunity to show his faithfulness to the civil rights struggle, and he framed it in a strikingly self-aware way: “Coach,” he told Royal, offering a line similar to the one with which he had rejected bribes, “my people were bought and sold when they didn’t have a choice. Nobody is going to buy Earl.” Caption Tk.

“Earl Campbell is a towering figure in the history of sports. Finally, there is a book worthy of the man.”

— dav e Z i r i n sports editor at The Nation


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A sher Pri ce Austin, Texas Price is a state desk reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. He grew up in New York City, studied English at Yale, and holds graduate degrees in public policy and journalism. He is also the author of Year of the Dunk and coauthor of The Great Texas Wind Rush.

release date | september 6 x 9 inches, 320 pages, 12 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-1649-8

$27.95 | £21.99 | C$41.95 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1908-6

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Michael Bloomfield at the reopening of the Fenway Theatre in Boston, December 1971 (Alamy Stock photo)

| m u s i c | Biography

This first comprehensive biography of the late, great Michael Bloomfield brings to life a dazzling electric-guitar virtuoso who transformed rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and made a lasting impact on the blues genre

Guitar King

Michael Bloomfield’s Life in the Blues b y Dav id Da nn

Davi d Dan n White Sulphur Springs, New York Dann is a commercial artist, music historian, writer, and amateur musician who worked for many years in the news industry, including serving as copublisher of an awardwinning Catskills weekly. Most recently, he was editor of Artenol, a radical art journal described by the New York Times as “a cross between The New Republic and Mad Magazine.” He has produced radio and video documentaries of Michael Bloomfield and served as a consultant to Sony/Legacy on their recent Bloomfield boxed set.

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Named one of the world’s great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield (1943–1981) remains beloved by fans nearly forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield’s work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. In vivid chapters drawn from meticulous research, including more than seventy interviews with the musician’s friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield’s worlds, from his comfortable upbringing in a Jewish family on Chicago’s North Shore to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield’s music, this is the story of a life lived at full volume.

6∑ x 9∑ inches, 736 pages, 36 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-1877-5

$39.95 | £33.00 | C$59.95 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1893-5

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Paul Butterfield Blues Band with Mike Bloomfield at the Newport Folk Festival, July 28, 1965; from left: Jerome Arnold (behind Bloomfield), Bloomfield, Sam Lay, Butterfield, and Elvin Bishop (photo courtesy of Dr. John Rudoff )

From the book: Bob Dylan knew how important Mike Bloomfield had been to the development and expansion of American popular music at a time when Top 40 radio was preoccupied with British invaders, surfer dudes, and lemon twisters. Michael was not only a startlingly original and brilliant player, but also pivotal in introducing a generation to the blues and to those masters who originated it. In a few years, Bloomfield would help Dylan reshape his own music, leading to a pop revolution that would define much of the music of the 1960s and 1970s. Nearly five decades after they first met, Bob was still in awe of his friend’s artistry. “He could just flat out play. He had so much soul. And he knew all the styles, and he could play them so incredibly well,” Dylan told Rolling Stone. Bloomfield was the one guitarist who, for Bob Dylan, set the standard for all the others. The story of Michael Bloomfield’s life is a fascinating tale of musical genius and artistic innovation, a saga punctuated by unorthodox adventures and wild excesses. Its arc parallels a time in American history when pop culture was undergoing a radical change, when politics, drugs, sex, and rock ’n’ roll were growing up. Bloomfield grew with them and contributed to their maturation. His musical ideas, coupled with his extraordinary personality and boundless energy, proved to be irresistible for a generation of young musicians. Certainly they were for Bob Dylan.

Michael Bloomfield (left) makes a point to Bob Dylan (right) during Highway 61 Revisited sessions (photo by Don Hunstein; courtesy of Sony Music Archive)

“An important and compelling book about an important and compelling artist. Bloomfield’s peers—Hendrix, Clapton, Joplin, the Rolling Stones, and of course Dylan—have had their lives chronicled in exhaustive detail, and this biography is long overdue. Dann’s research is excellent, and the writing strong and engaging, tracing Bloomfield’s journey and telling his story with skill and understanding.” —Elijah Wald author of Escaping the Delta and Dylan Goes Electric!


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| music/biography |

An inventive biography of David Bowie, featuring María Hesse’s cosmic illustrations of this otherworldly music legend


An Illustrated Life b y M a r í a H e s s e a n d F r a n Ru i z t r a nsl at ed by Ned Su bl et t e David Bowie was a master of artifice and reinvention. In that same spirit, illustrator María Hesse and writer Fran Ruiz have created a vivid retelling of the life of David Robert Jones, from his working-class childhood to glam rock success to superstardom, concluding with the final recording sessions after his cancer diagnosis. Narrated from the rock star’s point of view, Bowie colorfully renders both the personal and the professional turning points in a life marked by evolution and innovation. We see Bowie facing the sorrow of his brother’s mental illness, kicking a cocaine habit while other musicians succumbed to deadly overdoses, contending with a tumultuous love life, and radiating joy as a father. Along the way, he describes how he shattered the boundaries of song and society with a counterculture cast that included Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, and Freddie Mercury—as well as his own creations, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. Evocatively illustrated from start to finish, Bowie is a stellar tribute to an inimitable star. Hesse_7181_2pp

M arí a H esse Spain An illustrator and graphic designer, Hesse is the author of Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Life.

F ran Ru i z Spain Ruiz is a professor of geography and history, and his writing regularly appears in the magazine Cultural Use Manual.

N e d Su b lette New York City Sublette is a musicologist and the author of four previous books.

release date | september 6∏ x 9∏ inches, 168 pages, 129 color illustrations ISBN 978-1-4773-1887-4

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But I wasn’t going to disappear down a hole. In 1985 I participated in the solidarity concert Live Aid in Wembley Stadium. I gave up part of my performance time to show a video about famine in Ethiopia, and the donations picked up. I dedicated “Heroes” to Joey and all the children of the world.

That same year I acted in the movie Labyrinth. Since so many people thought I was a heartless monster, I decided to become one, and I delighted in being the villain in a children’s story.



I also appeared in Absolute Beginners, set in the 1950s, in which I played a ruthless publicist.

Frida Kahlo An Illustrated Life

by maría hesse translated by achy obejas ISBN 978-1-4773-1728-0

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When I was nine my father brought home a stack of 45 rpm American records. Our machine had only the 78 speed. They sounded strange at that speed, but even so, I loved the music. When I heard Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti,” something changed. It revealed the multi-colored truth hiding in mundane life. Everything vibrated to the rhythm of the polychromatic energy that emanated from record players, waking a desire in me that I didn’t know I had. Then the record stopped, and everything faded again.


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| m u s i c | Biography “This book beautifully portrays the uniqueness of Lhasa as a human being and a musician. Her life was too short; her music and voice are eternal.”

—rufus   wainwright


The first biography of the timeless bohemian world-music chanteuse who dazzled audiences around the globe and charted exhilarating new musical territory before her tragic death at thirty-seven

Fred Goodman

MATTERS E v e l y n M c D o n n e l l & o l i v e r w a n g , series editors

Why Lhasa de Sela Matters

Recently published:

b y F r e d G o o dm a n

F r e d Goo dm an New York City Goodman is a former editor at Rolling Stone whose work has appeared in the New York Times and many magazines. His previous books include the award-winning The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Headon Collision of Rock and Commerce.

release date | november 5 x 7 inches, 200 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-1962-8

$16.95 | £12.99 | C$25.50 paperback ISBN 978-1-4773-1964-2

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An artist in every sense of the word, Lhasa de Sela wowed audiences around the globe with her multilingual songs and spellbinding performances, mixing together everything from Gypsy music to Mexican rancheras, Americana and jazz, chanson française, and South American folk melodies. In Canada, her album La Llorona won the Juno Award and went gold, and its follow-up, The Living Road, won a BBC World Music Award. Tragically, de Sela succumbed to breast cancer in 2010 at the age of thirty-seven after recording her final album, Lhasa. Tracing de Sela’s unconventional life and introducing her to a new generation, Why Lhasa de Sela Matters is the first biography of this sophisticated creative icon. Raised in a hippie family traveling between the United States and Mexico in a converted school bus, de Sela developed an unquenchable curiosity, with equal affinities for the romantic, mystic, and cerebral. Becoming a sensation in Montreal and Europe, the trilingual singer rejected a conventional path to fame, joining her sisters’ circus troupe in France. Revealing the details of these and other experiences that inspired de Sela to write such vibrant, otherworldly music, Why Lhasa de Sela Matters sings with the spirit of this gifted firebrand.

“This book beautifully portrays the uniqueness of Lhasa as a human being and a musician. Her life was too short; her music and voice are eternal.”

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Why Patti Smith Matters

Why Rage Against the Machine Matters

Why Paul and Linda McCartney Matter

Caryn Rose

Michelle Threadgould

Stephen Trask

Why the B-52s Matter Annie Zaleski

Why Labelle Matters adele bertei

Why Solange Matters Stephanie Phillips

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| l i t e r a t u r e | Essays And Criticism

A collection of fifty inspiring reflections on the life and work of award-winning writer Charles Bowden, with contributors who include his editors, collaborators, and admiring writers— and a coda from Bowden himself

America’s Most Alarming Writer Eassays on the Life and Work of Charles Bowden

Ed i t e d b y B i l l B r o y l e s a n d B r uc e J . D i n g e s B ill B roy l e s an d Bruc e J . Di n g e s Tucson, Arizona Broyles, a research associate at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center, is coauthor of Among Unknown Tribes, Desert Duty, and Sunshot. Dinges is retired director of publications and editor of the Arizona Historical Society’s Journal of Arizona History. He is the author of numerous articles and editor of several books on southwestern and Civil War history.

release date | november 5∏ x 8∏ inches, 328 pages, 44 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-1990-1

The author of more than twenty books and a revered contributor to numerous national publications, Charles Bowden (1945–2014) used his keen storyteller’s eye to reveal both the dark underbelly and the glorious determination of humanity, particularly in the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. In America’s Most Alarming Writer, key figures in his life—including his editors, collaborators, and other writers—deliver a literary wake of the man who inspired them throughout his forty-year career. Part revelation, part critical assessment, the fifty essays in this collection span Bowden’s rise as an investigative journalist through his years as a singular voice of unflinching honesty about natural history, climate change, globalization, drugs, and violence. As the Chicago Tribune noted, “Bowden wrote with the intensity of Joan Didion, the voracious hunger of Henry Miller, the feral intelligence and irony of Hunter Thompson, and the wit and outrage of Edward Abbey.” An evocative complement to The Charles Bowden Reader, the essays and photographs in this homage brilliantly capture the spirit of a great writer with a quintessentially American vision. Bowden is the best writer you’ve (n)ever read.

$29.95 | £23.99 | C$44.95 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1992-5

$29.95 e-book


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Texas Book Festival, 2010 (© Parker Haeg)

Contents In t roduc t ion , Bill Broyles and Bruce J. Dinges

Beginnings Over the Rainbow, Peg Bowden On Campus, David Allmendinger Taking History Off Campus,

Charles Bowden letter

Street Signs with Lew Kreinberg and Charles Bowden, Barbara Houlberg Chuck Becomes a Reporter,

Kathleen Dannreuther

Let the Tortoises Roll, Norma Coile The Jimi Hendrix of Journalism, Tony Davis

Bowden’s Sou t hwes t Stand My Watch, Katie Lee Give Light to the Air, Molly McKasson

Over the Line, Alice Leora Briggs Heart’s Desire, Molly Molloy White, Red, and Black, Julián Cardona Traveling and Not Traveling with Chuck, Eugene Richards

T railing Bowden Bowden’s Need to Walk, Judy Nolte Temple Bowden Nails the Door Shut behind Us, Todd Schack

Muir, Abbey, Bowden, Mike Evans A Desert Evening with Chuck, Mike Lundgren The Mesquite Tree and the Endless Loop, Tom Sheridan

Wri t ers on Bowden America’s Most Alarming Writer, Jim Harrison

How’s My Government?, Ray Carroll

He Heard the Music, Scott Carrier

Discovering Chuck, Winifred J. Bundy

Charles Bowden and La Santa Muerte,

Mr. Southwest, Joseph C. Wilder Chuck’s Desert Garden, Kasey Anderson Planting Trees, Kim Sanders

Leslie Marmon Silko

The License Plate Said “Hayduke”: Chuck Bowden and the Red Cadillac—A Memory, Luis Alberto Urrea

A Man for All Seasons, Phil Jordan

Scratchboard Opposites, Gary Paul Nabhan

Chuck Bowden in the Twilight Zone, Cal Lash

Drawn to the Flames: Bowden and Agee, Expanding the Boundaries of American Nonfiction, William deBuys

The Most Fearless Writer in America, Ken Sanders

Wild Gods of Mexico, Don Henry Ford Jr.

Publishing Chuck

Crossing the Line, James Galvin

Writing in the Moment, Melissa Harris

The Fountain Theatre, Francisco Cantú

The Big Kick: Editing Chuck, Rebecca Saletan

Pure Bowden, William Langewiesche

Of Rock ’n’ Roll and Corn Laws: A Few Words on Charles Bowden, Gregory McNamee

Street Reporter on La Línea, Philip Caputo

Sketches of Chuck, Tim Schaffner Assembling a Bowden Bibliography, Walt Bartholomew

Lessons from Anger and Love, Clara Jeffery

Coll aborators Interviewing a Tire, Jack Dykinga Dickens, Melville, and Bowden,

No One Gets Out Alive, Richard Grant

Coda Here Stands a Reporter, Tom Zoellner Packing Chuck’s Legacy, Mary Martha Miles Why We Carry On, Alan Weisman I Have Had to Make Up My Life As I Went Along, Charles Bowden

Michael Berman

Top: Hiker, 1986 (© Jack Dykinga); Bottom: Plano, Texas, 1998 (© Eugene Richards)


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Self Totem, July 1968, gelatin silver print with applied colors

| photography |

A survey of ground-breaking mixedmedia photography, spanning a half century of innovative perspectives that push the boundaries of how we define photography

Ge org e E astm an M u s e u m

Bea Nettles

Harvest of Memory Ed i t e d b y J a m i e M . A l l e n a n d O l i v i a L a h s - G o n z a l e s w i t h a dd i t i o n a l t e x t s b y B e a N e t t l e s a n d Am y L . P o w e l l

George Eastman Museum Rochester, New York Founded in 1947 and located in Rochester, New York, the Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives, with major collections in photography and cinema and their technologies, as well as photography books.

From her hand-colored, machine-stitched photographic prints to her artist’s books and well-known Mountain Dream Tarot card deck, the first-known photographic treatment of the tarot, Bea Nettles’s work has always upended tradition. Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory presents the span of her art across half a century, in conjunction with an exhibition co-organized by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, and the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis, Missouri. Recognized for her innovations in mixed-media photography, Nettles used alternative photographic processes that produced textured works with subjects including self-portraits; investigations of the body and its relationship to nature and landscape; and the experience of mothering, loss, and aging. A tremendously productive artist, Nettle’s work has received critical acclaim, and been acquired into the permanent collections of museums coast to coast. Now, for the first time in her fifty-year career, Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory offers a large-scale retrospective, tracing the journey of an artist who profoundly illuminates our inner worlds.

rel ease dat e | o ct o b e r 10∏ x 9∏ inches, 272 pages, 296 illustrations ISBN 978-1-4773-1925-3

$50.00 | £41.00 | C$75.00 hardcover


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Mountain Dream Tarot, 1975, card deck with offset lithographs

B ea N ettles

O li vi a L ahs- G onzales

Urbana, Illinois

Saint Louis, Missouri

Nettles’s international exhibition career began in 1970 with “Photography Into Sculpture” at the Museum of Modern Art. She received two National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowships, and taught for thirty years at the University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign.

Lahs-Gonzales is the director of the Sheldon Art Galleries in St. Louis, Missouri.

Of related interest

Am y L . Powell Powell is the curator of modern and contemporary art at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ja m i e M . A llen Rochester, New York Allen is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum.

Nathan Lyons In Pursuit of Magic

essays by jamie m. allen, lisa hostetler, and jessica s. mcdonald ISBN 978-1-4773-1787-7

$55.00 | £44.00 hardcover Opposite page: Lake Lady, 1970, collage with photographs


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| texas |

Art and Architecture

Featuring nearly one hundred color images, this is the first in-depth examination of the work of Michael Ray Charles, whose provocative paintings recast images of racism in consumer culture

Michael Ray Charles A Retrospective b y C h e r i s e Sm i t h Michael R ay Charles is the most comprehensive presentation yet of the work of an artist who rose to prominence in the 1990s for works that engaged American stereotypes of African Americans. With a background in advertising and an archivist’s inquisitiveness, Charles developed an artistic practice that made startling use of found images and offered critiques of the narratives they fostered. Immersing readers in the imagination of this daring painter, Michael Ray Charles celebrates and contextualizes a singular, major figure in the art world. Art historian Cherise Smith collaborated with the artist to curate nearly one hundred color plates documenting nearly thirty years of visual art. These plates are framed by an interview with the artist and by Smith’s own deep interpretive essay on Charles’s work. Smith explores topics ranging from the controversy resulting from Charles’s provocative appropriations of stereotypical racial material to his techniques of sampling from popular culture; from his commentaries on African American men and sports to his work with director Spike Lee on Bamboozled. Both clear-eyed and complex, this retrospective demonstrates the significant role that Michael Ray Charles’s work has played in defining what art is today.

Cheri se Sm i th Austin, Texas A curator and art historian, Cherise Smith is the Founding Executive Director of the Art Galleries at Black Studies, Chair of and Associate Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, and a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith.

release date | january 9 5/8 x 11∏ inches, 296 pages, 162 color and b&w images ISBN 978-1-4773-1917-8 Opposite page: (Forever Free) Liberty Brothers Permanent Daily Circus: Sealboy, 1995 (Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York)


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(Forever Free) American Gothic, 1994 (Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York)

| h i s t o r y | United States |

The first biography of the heavyweight boxing champion, preacher, and celebrity pitchman who fought his way out of urban poverty and through the venal world of prizefighting to make it in America

No Way but to Fight

George Foreman and the Business of Boxing b y A n d r e w R . M . Sm i t h

A nd r ew R . M. Sm i th Woodstock, Connecticut Smith is an assistant professor of sport management and history at Nichols College. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, he lives with his wife and daughters in Woodstock, Connecticut.

Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports

rel ease dat e | ja nua ry 6 x 9 inches, 408 pages, 25 b&w photos

Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heav yweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman’s fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman’s transition from an urban ghetto to global celebrity has never before been told. Raised in Houston’s “Bloody Fifth” Ward, battling against scarcity in housing and food, young Foreman fought sometimes for survival and other times just for fun. But when a government program rescued him from poverty and introduced him to the sport of boxing, his life changed forever. In No Way but to Fight, Andrew R. M. Smith traces Foreman’s life and career from Great Migration to Great Society, through the Cold War and Culture Wars, out of urban Houston and onto the world stage where he discovered that fame wrought new challenges. Drawing on new interviews with George Foreman and declassified government documents, as well as more than fifty domestic and international newspapers and magazines, Smith brings to life the exhilarating story of a true American icon. No Way but to Fight is an epic worthy of a champion.

ISBN 978-1-4773-1976-5

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R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

reviews for Go Ahead in the Rain

New York Times Best Seller

“Warm, immediate, and intensely personal...This lush and generous book is a call to pay proper respects not just to a sound but to a feeling.” —New York Times “Riveting and poetic… Abdurraqib’s gift is his ability to flip from a wide angle to a zoom with ease. He is a five-tool writer, slipping out of the timeline to deliver vivid, memoiristic splashes as well as letters he’s crafted to directly address the central players, dead and living.” —Washington Post

“Abdurraqib has a seemingly limitless capacity to share what moves him, which means that to read Go Ahead in the Rain, you don’t need to be a Tribe Called Quest fan: Abdurraqib will make you one. His love for the group is infectious, even when it breaks his heart.” —NPR “Abdurraqib’s exploration of A Tribe Called Quest uses his love for the group to leverage remarkably sharp insights about the band and himself. Forthright without being solipsistic, the book is a marvel of criticism and self-examination.” —Pitchfork

Go Ahead in the Rain Notes to A Tribe Called Quest b y H a n i f A b du r r a q i b

“This book is a gorgeous offering that will bury itself in the overjoyed heart of every kid who came of age in the ’90s.”

—Samantha Irby

5∏ x 7∏ inches, 216 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-1648-1

$16.95 *Not for sale in the United Kingdom


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“Abdurraqib…makes an implicit argument for a criticism that works toward connection. At the heart of Go Ahead in the Rain are questions about ourselves; it asks how and why we love artists, and what we can do with that love.” — T h e N at i o n “Abdurraqib’s writing is so generously thoughtful...He makes everything feel relevant, and he doesn’t swerve into the more self-congratulatory music writing that dives so far into the weeds without reserving room for the joy and heartache that springs from the music.” — Pa s t e M a g a z i n e  

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R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

Featured this fall in Ken Burns’s newest documentary, Country Music

Over 250,000 copies sold

Country Music USA

One Hundred Love Sonnets

b y B i l l C. M a l o n e a n d T r a c e y E . W. L a i r d

b y P a b l o N e r ud a t r ansl at ed by S t ephen Ta psco t t

50th Anniversary Edition

S i n c e t h e f i r s t e di t ion wa s p u b l i s h e d i n 1 9 68 , Bi l l Malone’s Country Music USA has been the definitive history of country music. Now, as one of the chief historical sources for Ken Burns’s latest film, Malone’s book tells the story of America’s quintessential musical genre for a new audience—on the page and on the screen.

Cien sonetos de amor

Beautifully redesigned as a gift edition, this bilingual Spanish-English volume, which has sold nearly 250,000 copies, presents the joyfully erotic love poetry of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda. 5∏ x 6∏ inches, 240 pages

6 x 9 inches, 768 pages


ISBN 978-1-4773-1534-7

ISBN 978-1-4773-1535-4

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R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

Human Matter A Fiction

By Rodrigo Rey Rosa t r a n s l a t e d b y Edu a r d o Ap a r i c i o

“Rey Rosa’s novel is defined by frailty, the sensation of the uncertain, those small ways of escaping the suffocating Central American reality, the distance between what was and what is possible to feel.” —Página 12

ISBN 978-1-4773-1646-7 $19.95 | £15.99

paperback, e-book

The Enlightened Army By Dav i d T o s c a n a t ra n s l at e d by Dav i d W i l l i a m F o s t e r

Keith Carter: Fifty Years By Keith Carter

“Toscana is ready to join the ranks of Latin America’s finest novelists.”

Carter’s photographs provide a vision of Texas as we all want to imagine it to be: a hot-as-hell oasis where people lead picturesque yet complex lives, imbued with a sense of calm that can only be felt when an endless landscape extends in all directions. His work helps a transplant like me remember the state for the things that I miss rather than for the reasons I left. 10∏ x 12√ inches, 320 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-1801-0

$65.00 | £54.00

ISBN 978-1-4773-1777-8

$19.95 | £15.99 paperback, e-book



—Kirkus Reviews

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R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

R e c e n t ly P u b l i s h e d

Mercados Recipes from the Markets of Mexico

William S. BurroughS a n d t h e C u lt o F r o C k ’n ’ r o l l CaSey rae

By Dav i d S t e r l i n g

William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ’n’ Roll By Casey Rae

A glorious tribute to the beloved Mexican markets where James Beard Award– winning author David Sterling found cultural treasures—and the inspiration for more than one hundred delectable recipes.

“William S. Burroughs was as much a quiet rock star as he was an artist or a writer. His inroads into audio, spoken word, and music created paths that we still follow. Casey Rae’s book is a labor of love that offers a map to understanding Burroughs’s complex relationship to music and other art forms.”

ISBN 978-1-4773-1040-3

$60.00 | £50.00 hardcover, e-book

—Chris Stein co-founder of Blondie

ISBN 978-1-4773-1650-4

$27.95 | £21.99 hardcover, e-book


Revenge of the She-Punks

Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot

By Dav i d S t e r l i n g

ISBN 978-0-292-73581-1

$60.00 | £50.00 hardcover, e-book

Winner of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year award, with over 275 authentic, easy-to-follow recipes, lively stories of their origins, and luscious illustrations, here is the definitive work on the foods of Yucatán, one of the world’s great regional cuisines.

B y V i v i e n g o l dm a n

ISBN 978-1-4773-1654-2

$17.95 paperback, e-book


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“While Goldman jumps around, hopping from band to band, she places the female musical foment within the critical context of feminist theory and the cultural context of society’s upheaval...Known as the ‘Punk Professor’ as an adjunct at NYU, Goldman —Kirkus extends her authority here.” *Not for sale in the United Kingdom


books for scholars

Detail from Huitzilopochtli with a falcon in The Florentine Codex, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (courtesy of MIBACT)

| h i s t o r y | United States

| h i s t o r y | United States

A 150-year history of the border region between the United States and Mexico, told through the fences and barriers, the river engineering projects, and the surveillance infrastructure that have reshaped the natural landscape

A detailed and insightful look at one hundred years of politics, culture, and racial identity among diverse ethnic groups in south-central Arizona

Border Land, Border Water

Border Citizens

b y C . J . A l v a r e z

b y E r i c V. M e e k s

A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide

The Making of Indians, Mexicans, and Anglos in Arizona | Revised Edition For e wor d by Pat rici a Nel son L i merick

C. J . A lvarez Austin, Texas Alvarez is an assistant professor of Mexican American and Latina/o studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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$45.00* | £37.00 | C$67.50 hardcover

From the boundary surveys of the 1850s to the everexpanding fences and highway networks of the twenty-first century, Border Land, Border Water examines the history of the construction projects that have shaped the region where the United States and Mexico meet. Tracing the accretion of ports of entry, boundary markers, transportation networks, fences and barriers, surveillance infrastructure, and dams and other river engineering projects, C. J. Alvarez advances a broad chronological narrative that captures the full life cycle of border building. He explains how initial groundbreaking in the nineteenth century transitioned to unbridled faith in the capacity to control the movement of people, goods, and water through the use of physical structures. By the 1960s, however, the built environment of the border began to display increasingly obvious systemic flaws. More often than not, Alvarez shows, federal agencies in both countries responded with more construction—“compensatory building” designed to mitigate unsustainable policies relating to immigration, black markets, and the natural world. Border Land, Border Water reframes our understanding of how the border has come to look and function as it does and is essential to current debates about the future of the US-Mexico divide.

ISBN 978-1-4773-1903-1

$45.00* e-book


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In Border Citizens, historian Eric V. Meeks explores how the racial classification and identities of the diverse indigenous, mestizo, and Euro-American residents of Arizona’s borderlands evolved as the region was politically and economically incorporated into the United States. First published in 2007, the book examines the complex relationship between racial subordination and resistance over the course of a century. On the one hand, Meeks links the construction of multiple racial categories to the process of nationstate building and capitalist integration. On the other, he explores how the region’s diverse communities altered the blueprint drawn up by government officials and members of the Anglo majority for their assimilation or exclusion while redefining citizenship and national belonging. The revised edition of this highly praised and influential study features a chapter-length afterword that details and contextualizes Arizona’s aggressive response to undocumented immigration and ethnic studies in the decade after Border Citizens was first published. Meeks demonstrates that the broad-based movement against these measures had ramifications well beyond Arizona. He also revisits the Yaqui and Tohono O’odham nations on both sides of the Sonora-Arizona border, focusing on their efforts to retain, extend, and enrich their connections to one another in the face of increasingly stringent border enforcement. U n i v e r s i t y o f T e x a s P r e s s | fa l l 2 0 1 9

E ri c V. M eeks Flagstaff, Arizona Meeks is an associate professor of history at Northern Arizona University. Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University

release date | novemb er 6 x 9 inches, 406 pages, 20 b&w photos, 6 maps ISBN 978-1-4773-1965-9

$32.95* | £25.99 | C$49.50 paperback ISBN 978-1-4773-2044-0

$95.00* | £79.00 | C$142.50 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1967-3

$32.95* e-book


| l a t i n x s t u d i e s | Chicanx Studies

Fifteen scholars examine the social identities, class hierarchies, regionalisms, and other codes of communication that are exhibited or perceived in meXicana clothing styles

meXicana Fashions

Politics, Self-Adornment, and Identity Construction Ed i t e d b y A í d a Hu r t a d o a n d N o r m a E . C a n t ú

A ída Hu rta d o Santa Barbara, California Hurtado is a professor and the Luis Leal Endowed Chair in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author and editor of numerous books, most recently Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities.

N o r ma E . C an t ú San Antonio, Texas Cantú is the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Endowed Professor in Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio. In addition to pursuing scholarly research in folklore and literary studies, she has published poetry and fiction, including the award-winning Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera. Her most recent coedited volume is Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art.


Collecting the perspectives of scholars who reflect on their own relationships to particular garments, analyze the politics of dress, and examine the role of consumerism and entrepreneurialism in the production of creating and selling a style, meXicana Fashions examines and searches for meaning in these visible, performative aspects of identity. Focusing primarily on Chicanas but also considering trends connected to other Latin American communities, the authors highlight specific constituencies that are defined by region (“Tejana style,” “L.A. style”), age group (“homie,” “chola”), and social class (marked by haute couture labels such as Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta). The essays acknowledge the complex layers of these styles, which are not mutually exclusive but instead reflect a range of intersections in occupation, origin, personality, sexuality, and fads. Other elements include urban indigenous fashion shows, the shifting quinceañera market, “walking altars” on the Days of the Dead, plus-size clothing, huipiles in the workplace, and dressing in drag. Together, these chapters illuminate the full array of messages woven into a vibrant social fabric.

Above: Rigo Maldonado, Too Much Is Never Enough (walking altar), detail (© Rigo Maldonado). Left: Rigo Maldonado, Callas (walking altar), detail (© Rigo Maldonado)

release date | january 6 x 9 inches, 368 pages, 29 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-1959-8

$34.95* | £27.99 | C$52.50 paperback ISBN 978-1-4773-1958-1

$105.00* | £87.00 | C$152.50 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1961-1

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| l a t i n x s t u d i e s | History

| l a t i n x s t u d i e s | American Studies

The first comprehensive biography of a formidable civil rights activist and feminist whose grassroots organizing in Texas made her an influential voice in the fight for equal rights for Mexican Americans

A dynamic study of social negotiation and consumerism in the coming-of-age quinceañera celebration and the impact of normalizing spectacles of luxury

A d e l a S l o ss -Ve n t o MEXICAN AMERICAN



Agent of Change

Quinceañera Style

by Cy n t hia E. Orozco

by R achel Va l en t in a G o n z á l e z

Adela Sloss-Vento, Mexican American Civil Rights Activist and Texas Feminist

Ruidoso, New Mexico Orozco is a professor of history and humanities at Eastern New Mexico University, Ruidoso. She is the author of No Mexicans, Women, or Dogs Allowed: The Rise of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement and coeditor of Mexican Americans in Texas History.

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The essayist Adela Sloss-Vento (1901–1998) was a powerhouse of activism in South Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley throughout the Mexican American civil rights movement beginning in 1920 and the subsequent Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s. At last presenting the full story of Sloss-Vento’s achievements, Agent of Change revives a forgotten history of a major female Latina leader. Bringing to light the economic and political transformations that swept through South Texas in the 1920s as ranching declined and agribusiness proliferated, Cynthia E. Orozco situates Sloss-Vento’s early years within the context of the Jim Crow/Juan Crow era. Recounting Sloss-Vento’s rise to prominence as a public intellectual, Orozco highlights a partnership with Alonso S. Perales, the principal founder of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Agent of Change explores such contradictions as Sloss-Vento’s tolerance of LULAC’s gender-segregated chapters, even though the activist was an outspoken critic of male privilege in the home and a decidedly progressive wife and mother. Inspiring and illuminating, this is a complete portrait of a savvy, brazen critic who demanded reform on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

$40.00 | £33.00 | C$60.00

Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities Quinceañera celebrations, which recognize a girl’s transition to young womanhood at age fifteen, are practiced in Latinx communities throughout the Americas. But in the consumer-driven United States, the ritual has evolved from a largely religious ceremony to an elaborate party where social status takes center stage. Examining the many facets of this contemporary debut experience, Quinceañera Style reports on ethnographic fieldwork in California, Texas, the Midwest, and Mexico City to reveal a complex, compelling story. Along the way, we meet a self-identified transwoman who uses the quinceañera as an intellectual space in her activist performance art. We explore the economic empowerment of women who own barrio boutiques specializing in the quinceañera’s many accessories and made-in-China gowns. And, of course, we meet teens themselves, including a vlogger whose quince-planning tips have made her an online sensation. Disrupting assumptions, such as the belief that Latino communities in the United States can’t desire upward mobility without abandoning ethnoracial cultural legacies, Quinceañera Style also underscores the performative nature of class and the process of constructing a self in the public, digital sphere.

Rachel Valenti na González Austin, Texas González is an assistant professor of Mexican American and Latina/o studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Woodrow Wilson Early Career Fellow and is the coeditor of Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture.

release date | novemb er 6 x 9 inches, 248 pages ISBN 978-1-4773-1969-7

$29.95* | £23.99 | C$44.95 paperback ISBN 978-1-4773-1968-0

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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Pre-Columbian Art History THE

FLORENTINE CODEX A n E nc yc l opE di A of t h E nA h uA Wor l d i n Si x t E E n t h- c E n t u ry M E x ic o

EditEd by

Jeanette Favrot Peterson and Kevin Terraciano

Of related interest

Scholars explore the most significant trove of Nahua culture and language: an illustrated manuscript compiled after the Spanish conquest by a Franciscan friar with many indigenous authors and painters

The Florentine Codex

The Codex Mexicanus

An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

by lori boornazian diel ISBN 978-1-4773-1673-3

$55.00 | £45.00 hardcover

Ed i t e d b y J e a n e t t e F a v r o t P e t e r s o n a n d K e v i n T e r r a c i a n o

release date | september 8∏ x 11 inches, 320 pages, 122 color and 9 b&w photos, 1 map ISBN 978-1-4773-1840-9

$55.00* | £45.00 | C$82.50

In the sixteenth century, the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and a team of indigenous grammarians, scribes, and painters completed decades of work on an extraordinary encyclopedic project titled General History of the Things of New Spain, known as the Florentine Codex (1575–1577). Now housed in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence and bound in three lavishly illustrated volumes, the codex is a remarkable product of cultural exchange in the early Americas. In this edited volume, experts from multiple disciplines analyze the manuscript’s bilingual texts and more than 2,000 painted images and offer fascinating, new insights on its twelve books. The contributors examine the “three texts” of the codex—the original Nahuatl, its translation into Spanish, and its painted images. Together, these constitute complementary, as well as conflicting, voices of an extended dialogue that occurred in and around Mexico City. The volume chapters address a range of subjects, from Nahua sacred beliefs, moral discourse, and natural history to the Florentine artists’ models and the manuscript’s reception in Europe. The Florentine Codex ultimately yields new perspectives on the Nahua world several decades after the fall of the Aztec empire.

Jeanette Favrot Peterson Santa Barbara, California House of Song sings and Cihuacoatl (Serpent Woman) appears; Florentine Codex, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (courtesy of MIBACT)

K evi n T errac i ano Los Angeles, California

hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1842-3

Night Axe; Florentine Codex, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (courtesy of MIBACT)

$55.00* e-book


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Peterson is a research professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, focusing on Latin American visual culture. Her most recent book is Visualizing Guadalupe: From Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas. With Kevin Terraciano, she is among the cofounders of the Digital Florentine Project, a long-term initiative launched in 2017 by the Getty Research Institute.

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Terraciano is a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in colonial Latin America. He is the author of The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca and many other writings on Mexico and Mesoamerica. Terraciano has won multiple awards for his publications, teaching, and graduate mentoring at UCLA.




| history |

| l at i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Gender and Women’s Studies/Politics

A thought-provoking collection that explores the process of perceiving and writing about history, nationalism, and identity

The first in-depth study of the overlooked yet pivotal role played by maternalism, poor and working-class women’s unpaid labor, and unequal gender power relations in propelling and sustaining Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution


Clio’s Laws

Engendering Revolution

On History and Language

Women, Unpaid Labor, and Maternalism in Bolivarian Venezuela

by Mauricio T enorio -T rillo Tr a nsl at ed by M a ry El l en Fie w eger

by Rachel Elfenbein Mau ric i o Ten ori o-T r i l lo Chicago, Illinois Tenorio-Trillo is the Samuel N. Harper Professor of History, Romance Languages, and Literatures at the University of Chicago and an associate professor at the Centro de lnvestigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City. He is the author of several previous books, including La Paz: 1876 and I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Century, which won the Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowment in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture

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Offering a unique perspective on the very notions and practices of storytelling, history, memory, and language, Clio’s Laws collects ten essays (some new and some previously published in Spanish) by a revered voice in global history. Taking its title from the Greek muse of history, this opus considers issues related to the historian’s craft, including nationalism and identity, and draws on Tenorio-Trillo’s own lifetime of experiences as a historian with deep roots in both Mexico and the United States. By turns deeply ironic, provocative, and experimental, and covering topics both lowbrow and highbrow, the essays form a dialogue with Clio about idiosyncratic yet profound matters. Tenorio-Trillo presents his own version of an ars historica (what history is, why we write it, and how we abuse it) alongside a very personal essay on the relationship between poetry and history. Other selections include an exploration of the effects of a historian’s autobiography, a critique of history’s celebratory obsession, and a guide to reading history in an era of internet searches and too many books. A self-described exile, Tenorio-Trillo has produced a singular tour of the historical imagination and its universal traits.

ISBN 978-1-4773-1926-0

In 1999, Venezuela became the first country in the world to constitutionally recognize the socioeconomic value of housework and enshrine homemakers’ social security. This landmark provision was part of a larger project to transform the state and expand social inclusion during Hugo Chávez’s presidency. The Bolivarian revolution opened new opportunities for poor and working-class—or popular—women’s organizing. The state recognized their unpaid labor and maternal gender role as central to the revolution. Yet even as state recognition enabled some popular women to receive public assistance, it also made their unpaid labor and organizing vulnerable to state appropriation. Offering the first comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon, Engendering Revolution demonstrates that the Bolivarian revolution cannot be understood without comprehending the gendered nature of its state-society relations. Showcasing field research that comprises archival analysis, observation, and extensive interviews, these thought-provoking findings underscore the ways in which popular women sustained a movement purported to exalt them, even while many could not access social security and remained socially, economically, and politically vulnerable.

$45.00* | £37.00 | C$67.50

Walla Walla, Washington An independent scholar, Elfenbein holds a PhD in sociology from Simon Fraser University and was a Fulbright scholar to Venezuela. She was awarded the Latin American Studies Association’s 2018 Helen Safa Award for the research featured in Engendering Revolution. She works as an educator, researcher, facilitator, and counselor with civil society organizations in North America and southern Africa.

release date | dec emb er 6 x 9 inches, 328 pages, 1 illustration; 8 b&w photos ISBN 978-1-4773-1914-7

$34.95 | £27.99 | C$52.50 paperback ISBN 978-1-4773-1913-0

$105.00 | £87.00 | C$157.50 hardcover


ISBN 978-1-4773-1916-1

ISBN 978-1-4773-1929-1






Rachel Elfenb ei n

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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Literature

In a deeply personal, genre-bending work, the critical theorist reflects on his career, from his emigration from Spain to pursue doctoral studies to his thirty years of immersion in the capricious tides of academia

Border Hispanisms J o n B e a s l e y - M u r r a y, A l b e r t o M o r e i r a s , a n d G a r e t h W i l l i a m s , series editors

Against Abstraction

Notes from an Ex-Latin Americanist by Alberto Moreiras A lbert o Morei ras College Station, Texas Moreiras is a professor of Hispanic studies at Texas A&M University and the author of numerous essays and books on intellectual history, critical theory, and political thought, including Tercer espacio: Literatura y duelo en América Latina, and Línea de sombra: El no sujeto de lo político. He is the coeditor, with Nelly Richard, of Pensar en/la postdictadura; the coeditor of several journals; and an editor of the University of Texas Press Border Hispanisms Series.

Border Hispanisms Jon Beasley-Murray, Alberto Moreiras, and Gareth Williams, series editors

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In 2015, members of the philosophy department at the University of Madrid conducted an interview with Alberto Moreiras for the university’s digital archive. The resulting dialogues and the Spanish edition of this work, Marranismo e inscripción, o el abandono de la conciencia desdichada, are the basis for Against Abstraction, supplemented with an interview conducted for the Chilean journal Papel máquina. In these landmark conversations, Moreiras describes how, though he was initially committed to Latin American literary studies, he eventually transitioned to become an eminent scholar of critical theory, existential philosophy, and ultimately infrapolitics and posthegemony. Blending intellectual autobiography with a survey of Hispanism as practiced in universities in the United States (including the schisms in Latin American subaltern studies that eventually led to Moreiras’s departure from Duke University), these narratives read like a picaresque and a polemic on the symbolic power of scholars. Drawing on the concept of marranism (originally a term for Iberian Jews and Muslims forced to convert to Christianity during the Middle Ages) to consider the situations and allegiances he has navigated over the years, Moreiras has produced a multifaceted self-portrait that will surely spark further discourse.

$45.00 | £37.00 | C$67.50 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1985-7

$45.00 e-book


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Universal Citizenship

Violence and Naming

The Vanishing Frame

Latina/o Studies at the Limits of Identity

On Mexico and the Promise of Literature

Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era

by andrés r. guzmán

by david e. johnson

ISBN 978-1-4773-1763-1

ISBN 978-1-4773-1796-9

by eugenio claudio di stefano

$29.95 | £23.99

$45.00 | £37.00

ISBN 978-1-4773-1619-1



$29.95 | £23.99 paperback

Infrastructures of Race

Culture and Revolution

Photopoetics at Tlatelolco

Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico

Violence, Memory, and the Making of Modern Mexico

Afterimages of Mexico, 1968

by daniel nemser

by horacio legrás

ISBN 978-1-4773-1260-5

ISBN 978-1-4773-1075-5

$27.95 | £21.99

$29.95 | £23.99

$29.95 | £23.99




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by samuel steinberg ISBN 978-1-4773-0748-9


Youth, Protest, and Coalition Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua

Students of Revolution Claudia Rueda

| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | History

| r e f e r e n c e | Latin American Studies

An illuminating examination of the role students played in promoting dissent and spreading revolutionary ideas in Nicaragua during the Cold War

The newest volume of the benchmark bibliography of Latin American Studies

Students of Revolution

Youth, Protest, and Coalition Building in Somoza-Era Nicaragua b y C l a ud i a Ru e d a

Claud i a Rueda Corpus Christi, Texas Rueda is an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Her previous publications include “Agents of Effervescence: Student Protest and Nicaragua’s Post-war Democratic Mobilizations” in The Journal of Social History, and she has coedited the digital archive Onda Latina: The Mexican American Experience.

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$45.00* | £37.00 | C$67.50

Students played a critical role in the Sandinista struggle in Nicaragua, helping to topple the US-backed Somoza dictatorship in 1979—one of only two successful social revolutions in Cold War Latin America. Debunking misconceptions, Students of Revolution provides new evidence that groups of college and secondary-level students were instrumental in fostering a culture of insurrection—one in which societal groups from elite housewives to rural laborers came to see armed revolution as not only legitimate but necessary. Drawing on student archives, state and university records, and oral histories, Claudia Rueda reveals the tactics by which young activists deployed their age, class, and gender to craft a heroic identity that justified their political participation and to help build crossclass movements that eventually paralyzed the country. Despite living under a dictatorship that sharply curtailed expression, these students gained status as future national leaders, helping to sanctify their right to protest and generating widespread outrage while they endured the regime’s repression. Students of Revolution thus highlights the aggressive young dissenters who became the vanguard of the opposition.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 73 Social Sciences b y K a t h e r i n e D . M c C a n n , Hum a n i t i e s Ed i t o r T r a c y N o r t h , S o c i a l Sc i e n c e s Ed i t o r Beginning with Number 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 140 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas.

“The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world. . . . The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies.” — L a t i n Am e r i c a n Research Review

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Award Winners

Award Winners

2018 PROSE Award for Architecture and Urban Planning—

2018 Warren Dean Memorial Prize in Brazilian Studies—

Association of American Publishers

Conference on Latin American History

Banking on Beauty Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California

Street Occupations

Urban Vending in Rio de Janeiro, 1850–1925

Street Occupations Urban Vending in Rio de Janeiro, 1850–1925

by a d a m a r e n s o n

by pat r i c i a a c e r b i

ISBN 978-1-4773-1529-3

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Patricia acerbi

2019 ALAA—Arvey Foundation Book Award Association for Latin American Art

2018 Moise Khayrallah Prize in Migration Studies

Lettered Artists and the Languages of Empire

The Mexican Mahjar Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under the French Mandate

Painters and the Profession in Early Colonial Quito

by c a m i l a pa s t o r

by s u s a n v e r d i w e bs t e r

ISBN 978-1-4773-1462-3

ISBN 978-1-4773-1328-2


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The M e x i c a n Mahjar

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Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under the French Mandate


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| h i s t o r y | United States




a m e r i c a

The first comprehensive history of the social shifts and scientific discoveries that transformed weight lifting from a scorned folly to the ultimate game changer for professional athletes

Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports

Wales, Wisconsin

S a r a h K. F i e l d s, T h o m a s Hu n t, Da n i e l A . N at h a n, a n d Pat r i c i a V e r t i n s k y, series editors

A h i s t o ry o f t h e i n n o vat i o n t h at


J A S O N P. S H U R L E Y


sports T E R R Y T O D D

Strength Coaching in America A History of the Innovation That Transformed Sports

b y J a s o n P. S h u r l e y , J a n T o dd , a n d T e r r y T o dd

Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports

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It’s hard to imagine, but as late as the 1950s, athletes could get kicked off a team if they were caught lifting weights. Coaches had long believed that strength training would slow down a player. Muscle was perceived as a bulky burden; training emphasized speed and strategy, not “brute” strength. Fast forward to today: the highest-paid strength and conditioning coaches can now earn $700,000 a year. Strength Coaching in America delivers the fascinating history behind this revolutionary shift. College football represents a key turning point in this story, and the authors provide vivid details of strength training’s impact on the gridiron, most significantly when University of Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney hired Boyd Epley as a strength coach in 1969. National championships for the Huskers soon followed, leading Epley to launch the game-changing National Strength Coaches Association. Dozens of other influences are explored with equal verve, from the iconic Milo Barbell Company to the wildly popular fitness magazines that challenged physicians’ warnings against strenuous exercise. Charting the rise of a new athletic profession, Strength Coaching in America captures an important transformation in the culture of American sport.

hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1981-9

Jason P. Sh u rley

Harvey Penick

Dopers in Uniform

The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf

The Hidden World of Police on Steroids

by kevin robbins foreword by ben crenshaw

by john hoberman ISBN 978-0-292-75948-0

ISBN 978-1-4773-1549-1

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Mr. America

Drug Games

The Tragic History of a Bodybuilding Icon

The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960-2008

by john d. fair ISBN 978-0-292-76082-0

Shurley is an associate professor of health, physical education, recreation, and coaching at the University of Wisconsin– Whitewater and previously served as the director of the kinesiology program at Concordia University–Texas. An NSCA-certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a BOC-certified athletic trainer, he has also worked as a strength coach or athletic trainer in professional baseball, football, and hockey.

Jan an d T erry T o dd Austin, Texas Founders and codirectors of the Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas at Austin, the Todds wrote the classic guide Lift Your Way to Youthful Fitness. Jan Todd is also a professor of kinesiology and health education at UT-Austin and the author of Physical Culture and the Body Beautiful. A world-record-setting powerlifter, she was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame. Terry Todd (1937–2018) was the author of four previous books. His many honors included induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame and being named a Legend by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

by thomas m. hunt

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| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u l t u r e | Comics

| f i l m , m e d i a , a n d p o p u l a r c u l t u r e | Comics

An eye-opening exploration of the relationship between racial attitudes and the evolution of the superhero in America, from Superman’s debut in 1938 through the Civil Rights era and contemporary reinventions

This engaging collection explores the multimedia intersections of comics, film, television, and popular culture over the last century, ranging from Felix the Cat to Black Panther


All New, All Different?

Comics and Pop Culture

b y A l l a n W . Au s t i n a n d P a t r i c k L . H a m i l t o n

b y B a r r y K e i t h G r a n t a n d Sc o t t H e n d e r s o n

A History of Race and the American Superhero A llan W. Aust i n Dallas, Pennsylvania Austin is a professor of history at Misericordia University. He is the author of two previous books, Quaker Brotherhood: Interracial Activism and the American Friends Service Committee, 1917–1950 and From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II. In addition, he served as co-editor of Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia and Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television.

Patri c k L . H a m i lt o n Dallas, Pennsylvania Hamilton is an associate professor of English at Misericordia University. He is the author of Of Space & Mind: Cognitive Mappings of Contemporary Chicano/a Fiction. He has also published on Los Bros Hernandez, The Walking Dead, and Westworld.

World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series


Taking a multifaceted approach to attitudes toward race through popular culture and the American superhero, All New, All Different? explores a topic that until now has only received more discrete examination. Considering Marvel, DC, and lesser-known texts and heroes, this illuminating work charts eighty years of evolution in the portrayal of race in comics as well as in film and on television. Beginning with World War II, the authors trace the vexed depictions in early superhero stories, considering both Asian villains and nonwhite sidekicks. While the emergence of Black Panther, Black Lightning, Luke Cage, Storm, and other heroes in the 1960s and 1970s reflected a cultural revolution, the book reveals how nonwhite superheroes nonetheless remained grounded in outdated assumptions. Multiculturalism encouraged further diversity, with 1980s superteams, the minority-run company Milestone’s new characters in the 1990s, and the arrival of Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American heroine, and a new Latinx Spider-Man in the 2000s. Concluding with contemporary efforts to make both a profit and a positive impact on society, All New, All Different? enriches our understanding of the complex issues of racial representation in American popular culture.

Adaptation from Panel to Frame It is hard to discuss the current film industry without acknowledging the impact of comic book adaptations, especially considering the blockbuster success of recent superhero movies. Yet transmedial adaptations are part of an evolution that can be traced to the turn of the last century, when comic strips such as “Little Nemo in Slumberland” and “Felix the Cat” were animated for the silver screen. Representing diverse academic fields, including technoculture, film studies, theater, feminist studies, popular culture, and queer studies, Comics and Pop Culture presents more than a dozen perspectives on this rich history and the effects of such adaptations. Examining current debates and the questions raised by comics adaptations, including those around authorship, style, and textual fidelity, the contributors consider the topic from an array of approaches that take into account representations of sexuality, gender, and race as well as concepts of world-building and cultural appropriation in comics from Modesty Blaise to Black Panther. The result is a fascinating re-imagination of the texts that continue to push the boundaries of panel, frame, and popular culture.

B arry K ei th Grant and Scott Hend erson St. Catharines, Ontario Grant is a professor emeritus of film studies and popular culture at Brock University. He is the author or editor of two dozen previous books on film and popular culture, including The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film and four editions of Film Genre Reader. Henderson is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University and the coeditor of Canadian Television: Text and Context.

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| c l a s s i c s a n d a n c i e n t w o r l d | Etruscan

A rare glimpse into an ancient Etruscan community that provides evidence for how smaller communities could flourish despite centuries of nearby wars with the Romans

Cities and Communities of the Etruscans N a n c y T h o m s o n d e G r umm o n d a n d L i s a C . P i e r a cc i n i , series editors

Cetamura del Chianti


b y N a n c y T h o m s o n d e G r umm o n d

N an cy T h o m son de Grumm on d Tallahassee, Florida De Grummond is M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University, director of excavations at Cetamura del Chianti, and coeditor of The Religion of the Etruscans and Caere.

Cities and Communities of the Etruscans

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Expa nding the study of Etrusca n habitation sites to include not only traditional cities but also smaller Etruscan communities, Cetamura del Chianti examines a settlement that flourished during an exceptional time period, amid wars with the Romans in the fourth to first centuries BCE. Situated in an ideal hilltop location that was easy to defend and had access to fresh water, clay, and timber, the community never grew to the size of a city, and no known references to it survive in ancient writings; its ancient name isn’t even known. Because no cities were ever built on top of the site, excavation is unusually unimpeded. Intriguing features described in Cetamura del Chianti include an artisans’ zone with an adjoining sanctuary, which fostered the cult worship of Lur and Leinth, two relatively little known Etruscan deities, and undisturbed wells that reveal the cultural development and natural environment, including the vineyards and oak forests of Chianti, over a period of some six hundred years. Deeply enhancing our understanding of an intriguing economic, political, and cultural environment, this is a compelling portrait of a singular society.

ISBN 978-1-4773-1993-2

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e d i t e d b y j a c o p o ta b o l l i

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Nancy Thomson de Grummond

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| sociology |


Drawing on the accounts of more than twentyfive hundred Katrina survivors, two researchers provide a rare longitudinal look at the hurricane’s financial, social, psychological, and physical impacts

K a i E r i k s o n , series editor


Caught in the Path of Katrina

A Survey of the Hurricane’s Human Effects by J. S t e v en Pico u and Kei t h Nicholl s J . Ste ve n Pi c o u Mobile, Alabama Picou is the founding director of the USA Coastal Resource & Resiliency Center and an award-winning professor of sociology at the University of South Alabama. He has published more than one hundred and fifty peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and research monographs and is the coeditor of The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe.

K eith N i c h ol l s Mobile, Alabama Nicholls is the senior associate director of the USA Coastal Resource & Resiliency Center and an associate professor of political science at the University of South Alabama. In addition to undertaking numerous other leadership roles, including conducting wide-ranging research on the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon oil spills, he has recently administered grant-funded activities to increase health-care capacity in disaster-prone areas along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

The Katrina Bookshelf, Kai Erikson, Series Editor


The Katrina Bookshelf

In 2008, three years after Hurricane K atrina cut a deadly path along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, researchers J. Steven Picou and Keith Nicholls conducted a survey of the survivors in Louisiana and Mississippi, receiving more than twenty-five hundred responses, and followed up two years later with more than five hundred of the initial respondents. Showcasing these landmark findings, Caught in the Path of Katrina yields a more complete understanding of the traumas endured because of the Storm of the Century. The authors report on evacuation behaviors, separations from family, damage to homes, and physical and psychological conditions among residents of seven of the parishes and counties that bore the brunt of Katrina. The findings underscore the frequently disproportionate suffering of African Americans and the agonizingly slow pace of recovery. Highlighting the lessons learned, the book offers suggestions for improved governmental emergency management techniques to increase preparedness, better mitigate storm damage, and reduce the level of trauma in future disasters. Multiple major hurricanes have unleashed their destruction in the years since Katrina, making this a crucial study whose importance only continues to grow.

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Recovering Inequality

Standing in the Need

Hurricane Katrina, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and the Aftermath of Disaster

Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home after Katrina

by steve kroll-smith

by katherine e. browne ISBN 978-1-4773-0737-3

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Left to Chance

Is This America?


Hurricane Katrina and the Story of Two New Orleans Neighborhoods

Katrina as Cultural Trauma

Life in the Katrina Diaspora

by ron eyerman

edited by lynn weber and lori peek

by steve kroll-smith, vern baxter, and pam jenkins

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| l a t i n a m e r i c a n s t u d i e s | Anthropology, Art, and Visual Studies

An ethnographic study of the economic and cultural impact of aesthetics, focusing on an internationally renowned workshop where Oaxacan woodcarvings, or alebrijes, are highly profitable

The Value of Aesthetics

A typical comercial woodcarving

Oaxacan Woodcarvers in Global Economies of Culture by Alanna Cant

Unlike many other handicrafts in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, which have long cultural and historical trajectories, Oaxacan woodcarving began in the second half of the twentieth century and has always been done for the commercial market. In The Value of Aesthetics, Alanna Cant explores how one family’s workshop in the village of San Martín Tilcajete has become the most critically and economically successful, surpassing those of neighbors who use similar materials and techniques. The dominance of this family is tied to their ability to produce a new aesthetic that appeals to three key “economies of culture”: the tourist market for souvenirs, the national market for traditional Mexican artesanías, and the international market for indigenous art. Offering a new analytical model by which anthropologists can approach visual aesthetics and conceptualize the power of artworks as socially active objects, The Value of Aesthetics shows how aesthetic practices produce and redefine social and political relationships. By investigating the links between aesthetics and issues of production, authorship, ownership, and identity, Cant shows aesthetic change to be a process that ultimately repackages everyday life into commodified objects in Oaxaca.

A woodcarving by the Garcías in the “indigenous art” aesthetic (author photo)

A lanna Cant Cambridge, United Kingdom A social anthropologist, Cant is a research associate at the University of Kent and holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics. In addition to her work with artisans, she has conducted research on contemporary Catholicism and the restoration of a sixteenth-century Dominican monastery in rural Oaxaca. She has studied and worked in anthropology in Canada, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and her findings have appeared in the volume Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization, and Capitalism as well as Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, and The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino art and Culture

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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | History

| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | History

The lively story of an iconic beer brand, whose tumultuous business history illuminates the cultural transformations of Egypt over the last century

Putting the spotlight on theatrical performance and cultural identity in Cairo at the turn of the last century, a historian reveals new aspects of the transition from the Ottoman to the British regimes on Egypt’s path to self-rule

Egypt’s Beer

Stella, Identity, and the Modern State b y Om a r D . F o d a

Om ar D. F oda Ellicott City, Maryland Foda is a visiting assistant professor of history at Towson University. He holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania, and his work has appeared in several journals and volumes, including The Birth of the Arab Citizen and the Changing of the Middle East.

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Although alcohol is generally forbidden in Muslim countries, beer has been an important part of Egyptian identity for much of the last century. Egypt’s Stella beer (which only coincidentally shares a name with the Belgian beer Stella Artois) became a particularly meaningful symbol of the changes that occurred in Egypt after British Occupation. Weaving cultural studies with business history, Egypt’s Beer traces Egyptian history from 1880 to 2003 through the study of social, economic, and technological changes that surrounded the production and consumption of Stella beer in Egypt, providing an unparalleled case study of economic success during an era of seismic transformation. Delving into archival troves—including the papers of his grandfather, who for twenty years was CEO of the company that produced Stella—Omar D. Foda explains how Stella Beer achieved a powerful presence in all popular forms of art and media, including Arabic novels, songs, films, and journalism. As the company’s success was built on a mix of innovation, efficient use of local resources, executive excellence, and shifting cultural dynamics, this is the story of the rise of a distinctly Egyptian “modernity” seen through the lens of a distinctly Egyptian brand.

ISBN 978-1-4773-1954-3

Acting Egyptian

Theater, Identity, and Political Culture in Cairo, 1869–1930 by Carmen M. K. Gi t re At the turn of the twentieth century—during the “protectorate” period of British occupation in Egypt—theaters and other performance sites were vital for imagining, mirroring, debating, and shaping competing conceptions of modern Egyptian identity. A central figure in this diverse spectrum was the effendi, an emerging class of urban, male, anti-colonial professionals whose role would ultimately become dominant. Acting Egyptian argues that performance themes, spaces, actors, and audiences allowed pluralism to take center stage while simultaneously consolidating effendi voices. From the world premiere of Verdi’s Aida at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1869 to the theatrical rhetoric surrounding the revolution of 1919, which gave women an opportunity to link their visibility to the well-being of the nation, Acting Egyptian examines the ways in which elites and effendis, men and women, used newly built performance spaces to debate morality, politics, and the implications of modernity. Through scripts, playbills, ads, and numerous other sources, the book brings to life provocative debates and dissent that fostered a new image of national culture and echoed urban life in the struggle for independence.

Car men M . K . G i tre Blacksburg, Virginia Gitre is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Tech University. She holds a PhD in history from Rutgers University and previously taught in the international studies and history departments at Seattle University.

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| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | Literature and Language

| m i d d l e e a s t e r n s t u d i e s | Literature and Language

Twenty intimate poems by renowned Lebanese poet Jawdat Fakhreddine, translated by his daughter Huda in collaboration with Roger Allen, explore such themes as familial love and connection, displacement, memory, and grief

An award-winning metaphorical love story set during the height of the TurkishKurdish civil war

The Sky That Denied Me Selected Poems

Wûf BY KEM A L VA RO L t r a nsl at ed by Day l a R oger s

B Y J AW D AT FA K H R E D D I N E Tr a nsl at ed by Hu da Fa k hr eddi n e a n d R oger A l l en

JAW DAT FAK H RE DDI NE Beirut, Lebanon Jawdat Fakhreddine teaches Arabic literature at the Lebanese University in Beirut and has published more than ten poetry collections.

CMES Modern Middle Eastern Literatures in Translation Distributed for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin

Born in 1953 in the small village of Sultaniyeh in south Lebanon, Jawdat Fakhreddine is considered one of the most prominent members of the second generation of modernist Arab poets. Influenced by a childhood bond with nature, the southern landscape of his village, and early readings of classical Arabic poetry, Fakhreddine’s poems bring into conversation modern preoccupations and the Arab poetic tradition. These twenty poems, translated by Fakhreddine’s daughter, Huda, along with translator Roger Allen, form an intimate dialogue between poet and reader, exploring such personal terrain as marriage, fatherhood, and the loss of a parent. Using simple, elegant language, Fakhreddine maintains subtle tensions within these poems, transforming the mundane, the domestic, and the everyday into poetic linguistic events.

Told through the voice of a canine narrator, Wûf is a love story set in a Kurdish town during the Turkish-Kurdish civil war. The novel follows Mikasa, a street dog who falls in love with Melsa, a guard dog at the headquarters of the Kurdish political party. At the moment the two are about to consummate their love, they find themselves cruelly separated by Turquoise, a Kurdish turncoat who does the state’s dirty work. Mikasa ends up at a military facility where he is trained to detect landmines. When Turquoise takes command of the outpost where Mikasa’s stationed, Mikasa sets his sights on revenge at any cost. Having taken the Turkish literary world by storm, Kemal Varol’s Wûf offers an unflinching account of one of the Middle East’s most intractable conflicts as it tackles universal themes of love and loss with humor and pathos. Translated by PEN/Heim Award winner Dayla Rogers, the novel renders in English a one-of-a-kind love story with a narrator its readers won’t soon forget.

Kemal Varol Istanbul, Turkey Kemal Varol began his literary career as a poet. Wûf (originally titled Haw) received the Cevdet Kudret Literature Prize and the Bursa Contemporary Journalists’ Association 2015 Peace Prize.

CMES Emerging Voices from the Middle East Distributed for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Texas at Austin

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Ross S. Sterling campaigning for governor, 1930 (courtesy Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin)

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A sumptuous cookbook and illustrated guide to identifying, catching, buying, cooking, and savoring more than two hundred species of fish and seafood from the Texas Gulf




Texas Seafood

A Cookbook and Comprehensive Guide by PJ Stoops and Benchal ak Srimart Stoops The abundance of seafood available from the northwest Gulf of Mexico includes hundreds of delicious species that are often overlooked by consumers. Celebrating this regional bounty, Texas Seafood showcases the expertise of longtime fishmongers and chefs PJ and Apple Stoops. Readers will find familiar fish like Red Snapper along with dozens of little-known finfish and invertebrates, including tunas, mackerels, rays, and skates, as well as bivalves, shrimps, crabs, and other varieties, many of which are considered “bycatch” (seafood that a fisher didn’t intend to catch), but are no more difficult to prepare and are just as delicious as those commonly found at your local supermarket. The Stoopses provide a complete primer on sourcing these wildcaught delicacies, with fascinating details about habitats and life cycles as well as practical advice on how to discern quality. Texas Seafood concludes with simple, delectable recipes, many infused with the flavors of Apple’s Thai heritage. Dishes such as Steamed Curried Crab, Crispy White Shrimp, Escolar on a Grill with Green Mango Salad, Cast Iron Roasted Gulf Coast Swordfish Steaks with Rio Grande Grapefruit, and Chicken-Fried Ribbonfish are just a few ways to savor the best of the Gulf.

PJ Stoops and Benchalak Srimart Stoops Houston, Texas The Stoopses are experienced fishmongers and were the chefs at Foreign Correspondent, a farm-totable northern Thai eatery that was named one of Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants in 2015. PJ Stoops was also the driving force behind Houston’s “Total Catch Market,” a regular event that sold bycatch seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.

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In his deeply researched sequel to Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug, a master storyteller of Texas politics brings to life pivotal moments of backroom wrangling, economic crashes, and aftershocks still felt nearly a century later

Biscuits, the Dole, and Nodding Donkeys Texas Politics, 1929–1932 b y N o r m a n D. Br o w n, ed i t ed a nd w i t h a n i n t r o duc t i o n b y R a c h e l O z a n n e

Focus on American History Series

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When the venerable historian Norman D. Brown published Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug in 1984, he earned national acclaim for revealing the audacious tactics at play in Texas politics during the Roaring Twenties, detailing the effects of the Ku Klux Klan, newly enfranchised women, and Prohibition. Shortly before his death in 2015, Brown completed Biscuits, the Dole, and Nodding Donkeys, which picks up just as the Democratic Party was poised for a bruising fight in the 1930 primary. Charting the governorships of Dan Moody, Ross Sterling, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson in her second term, and James V. Allred, this engrossing sequel takes its title from the notion that Texas politicians should give voters what they want (“When you cease to deliver the biscuits they will not be for you any longer,” said Jim “Pa” Ferguson) while remaining wary of federal assistance (the dole) in a state where the economy is fueled by oil pump jacks (nodding donkeys). Taking readers to an era when a self-serving group of Texas politicians operated in a system that was closed to anyone outside the state’s white, wealthy echelons, Brown unearths a riveting, littleknown history whose impact continues to ripple at the capitol.

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N or man D. B rown

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Brown (1935–2015) taught history at the University of Texas at Austin for nearly fifty years before his retirement in 2010. His many previous books include Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug and Daniel Webster and the Politics of Availability.

Ozanne holds a PhD in history from the University of Texas at Austin, where she currently teaches. She is also on the faculty of Austin Community College.

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W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel on the campaign trail, 1938 (courtesy Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin)


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The Bl a n ton Museu m of A rt

Charles White

The Gordon Gift to The University of Texas Ed i t e d b y V e r o n i c a R o b e r t s Wi t h essays by Est her A dl er , Ca rt er E . Fost er , Edmu n d T. G or don, Edmu n d W. G or don, Ru dol ph H. Gr een, A shl e y Ja mes, Joh n P. Mu rph y, Ja r ed Qu i n ton, Veron ica R oberts, Cherise Smi t h, a n d Phil l ip A . Tow nsen d

V er oni c a R ob ert s Austin, Texas A curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton, Roberts edited and contributed essays to Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser (2017) and Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt (2014).

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Charles White (1918–1979), one of the twentieth century’s most accomplished and innovative draftsmen, was also highly regarded as an educator and activist. His life spanned the Great Depression and the WPA era as well as the civil rights movement and the early days of feminism, movements that he not only actively participated in but also shaped. This catalog celebrates the artist’s remarkable career and legacy and the generous gift of artworks to The University of Texas from Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon, lifelong friends of White and his wife, Frances. In addition to essays on each of the twenty-three works of art owned by The University of Texas and an interview with Edmund Gordon and his son, Ted Gordon, the catalog includes first-person tributes to White from artists, writers, actors, activists, and students whose lives he touched, including fellow artists Margaret Burroughs and Alice Neel; singer Harry Belafonte; poet Langston Hughes; and former students David Hammons, Kent Twitchell, and Kerry James Marshall.

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The H a rry R a nsom Cen t er

Beyond Market Value

A Memoir of Book Collecting and the World of Venture Capital b y A n n e t t e C a mp b e l l - W h i t e

Annette Campbell-White Oakland, California Annette Campbell-White was the first biotechnology analyst on Wall Street and the first female partner at Hambrecht & Quist, a leading investment banking firm. She founded MedVenture Associates, a venture capital business that, over time, created more than $5 billion in cumulative value. She appeared on Forbes’ Midas List from 2005– 2007. She is a committed supporter of the arts, having established the Kia Ora Foundation in 1997.


Beyond Market Value chronicles Annette CampbellWhite’s remarkable life, from a childhood spent in remote mining camps throughout the British Commonwealth, where books created an imaginary home; to her early adulthood in London, where she first discovered a vocation as a book collector; to Silicon Valley, where she built a pioneering career as a formidable venture capitalist. She recalls the impulsive purchase of the first book in her collection, T. S. Eliot’s A Song for Simeon, and her pursuit of rare editions of all one hundred titles listed in Cyril Connolly’s The Modern Movement. Campbell-White’s collecting and career peaked in 2005, when she acquired the last of the Connolly titles and was first named to Forbes’ Midas List, the annual ranking of the most successful dealmakers in venture capital. In 2007, out of concern for their preservation, Campbell-White rashly sold the Connolly titles she had spent more than twenty years assembling, leading to a new appreciation of what remained of her collection and, going forward, a broader focus on collecting modernist letters, manuscripts, and ephemera. Beyond Market Value is both a loving tribute to literary collecting and a telling account of the challenges of being a woman in the male-dominated world of finance.

Frontispiece from T. S. Eliot’s A Song for Simeon

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$29.95 | £23.99 | C$44.95 hardcover ISBN 978-1-4773-1937-6 Jules Barthélémy Péaron’s poster for Verlaine’s first published collection of verse, Poèmes saturniens (1866)

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Harrigan, The Eye of the Mammoth . . . . 11

Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water . . 56

Hesse, Bowie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Austin & Hamilton, All New, All Different? . . . . . . . 74

Hurtado, meXicana Fashions . . . . . . . . . 58

Bowden, Dakotah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

McCann, Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 73 . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Brown, Biscuits, the Dole, and Nodding Donkeys . . . . . . . . . . 90

Meeks, Border Citizens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Broyles, America’s Most Alarming Writer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Moreiras, Against Abstraction . . . . . . . . 66 Orozco, Agent of Change . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Campbell-White, Beyond Market Value . . . . . . 96

Peterson, The Florentine Codex . . . . . . . . 62

Cant, The Value of Aesthetics . . . . . 80

Picou & Nicholls, Caught in the Path of Katrina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Dann, Guitar King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 de Grummond, Cetamura del Chianti . . . . . . . 76 Elfenbein, Engendering Revolution . . . 65 Fakhreddine, The Sky That Denied Me . . . 84 Foda, Egypt’s Beer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

González, Quinceañera Style . . . . . . . . . . 61

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Gitre, Acting Egyptian . . . . . . . . . . . 83

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Index by Author

Price, Earl Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Roberts, Charles White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Rueda, Students of Revolution . . . . . 68 Shurley, Todd, & Todd, Strength Coaching in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Smith, Michael Ray Charles . . . . . . . 40 Smith, No Way but to Fight . . . . . . . . 44 Stoops, Texas Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Goodman, Why Lhasa de Sela Matters . . . 30

Tenorio-Trillo, Clio’s Laws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Grant & Henderson, Comics and Pop Culture . . . . . 75

Varol, Wûf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Harrigan, Big Wonderful Thing . . . . . . . . . 6

Wallace, Road Sides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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