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Selected Gift Books
“Hole in the Sky”
“Extra Pinholes” Images by Bill Wittliff. From the book SunriseSunset: Solargraphs from Plum Creek (See page 3.)
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Art created by “the slow turning of the earth” . . .
Solargraphs from Plum Creek
Bill Wittliff Foreword by Kate Breakey Essay by Keith Carter Type to enter text
For the past several years, photographer, screenwriter, and author Bill Wittliﬀ has been placing photographic paper inside beer cans, tubes made of PVC, and other cylindrical containers and affixing them to posts, trees, and other vertical supports on his Plum Creek Ranch near Luling, Texas. Wittliﬀ pokes pinholes in the containers Solargraphs from Plum Creek and allows the sun to “paint” on the Foreword by KATE BREAKEY Essay by KEITH CARTER paper over periods that can last anywhere from a few days to a year. The resulting 978-1-62349-825-2 cloth $35.00 solargraphs are, as art photographer Kate 978-1-62349-826-9 ebook Breakey suggests, a record of “the slow turning of the earth, 101�2x101�2. 200 pp. 100 color photos. without the details: the gradual passing of time at Plum Creek.” Photography. Texas. Gift Books.
In SunriseSunset: Solargraphs from Plum Creek, this relentlessly inventive writer and artist has gathered some of his favorite creations, oﬀering them as a visual tribute to the interaction of a particular place within the great arc of the cosmos. He shares with readers his delight upon discovering the technique through a chance encounter. He confesses an infectious enthusiasm for harvesting such unpredictable products of light and time as he roams with his canine companion Louie across a locale he describes as “a continuous miracle. . . . I want to see new worlds on a piece of paper . . . I want to be astonished . . . I’m always greedy for another miracle.” Kate Breakey’s foreword sets an aﬀectionate, thoughtful tone for this stirring artwork, followed by the literary observations of photographer, educator, and artist Keith Carter. But the bulk of SunriseSunset is given over to page after page of mysterious, other-worldly, evocative images etched by “the slow turning of the earth” and the fertile imagination of the author. Wittliff Collections Photography Series
BILL WITTLIFF is best known for his television adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove and his screenplays for the movies Legends of the Fall and The Perfect Storm. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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Solargraph cans taped to a tree among cactus at Plum Creek
Louie and Bill Wittliﬀ driving Mule Photograph by Keith Carter
Announcing New Series from The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University Wittliff Collections Photography Series Wittliff Collections Literary Series Wittliff Collections Music Series These series originate from The Wittliﬀ Collections, an exhibition gallery, research archive, and special collections library dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the creative legacy of Texas and the Southwest.
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The work of a master Texas storyteller, for today’s readers . . .
The Essential J. Frank Dobie Edited by Steven L. Davis
Setting out to create a collection of J. Frank Dobie’s writing that “brings him alive and makes him relevant to current generations of readers,” Steven L. Davis has combed through the works of this renowned Texas author, gathering together in one volume Dobie’s most vital writings. Dobie’s stories and essays here are meticulously edited to “prune away some of the brushy undergrowth” and bring Dobie’s folksy, erudite voice bounding back to life. The result is The Essential J. Frank Dobie, a treasury that introduces new readers to Dobie—and reminds older ones that Dobie captured priceless social history while producing some of the most fascinating, best-informed writing about Texas. Dobie bore eloquent witness to the passing of ancient pastoral lifeways and was decades ahead of his time in championing civil rights and protecting the environment. Davis, a Dobie biographer, has found the stories only the master himself could tell—those enriched by his matchless personal adventures, from Mexico to wartime Europe to the remote outback, where he joined wandering seekers on their quests for lost treasures. Featuring previously published works as well as writing that has never before appeared in book form, The Essential J. Frank Dobie will intrigue, inform, and delight readers: both those who know Dobie’s work as an old acquaintance and those who are meeting him for the first time in these pages. As Davis concludes, “the spirit of Dobie is as alive as ever. May you be nourished by it.” Wittliff Collections Literary Series
STEVEN L. DAVIS is the literary curator of the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos. His books include J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind, Texas Literary Outlaws: Six Writers in the Sixties and Beyond, and (as coauthor) Dallas 1963, which won the 2014 PEN USA Award for Research Nonfiction. He is a past president of the Texas Institute of Letters.
STEVEN L. DAVIS
978-1-62349-801-6 cloth $28.00 978-1-62349-802-3 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. Index. Texana. Texas Folklore. Literary Nonfiction. October
RELATED INTEREST Katherine Anne Porter and Texas An Uneasy Relationship Edited by Clinton Machann and William Bedford Clark 978-0-89096-441-5 cloth $31.50s The Legacy of Américo Paredes José R. López Morín 978-1-58544-509-7 cloth $40.00 978-1-58544-536-3 paper $19.95
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Oil’s renaissance man . . .
George P. Mitchell
Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet Loren C. Steffy
Upon George Mitchell’s death in 2013, The Economist proclaimed, “Few businesspeople have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell,” a billionaire Texas oilman who defied the stereotypical swagger so identified with that industry. In George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet, award-winning author Loren C. Steﬀ y oﬀers the first definitive biography of Mitchell, placing his life and legacy in a global context, from the significance of his discoveries to the lingering controversies they inspired. Mitchell will forever be known as “the father of fracking,” but he didn’t invent the drilling process; he perfected it and made it profitable, one of many varied ventures he pursued for years. Long before his company ever fracked a well, he pioneered sustainable development by creating The Woodlands, near Houston, one of the first and most successful master-planned communities. Its focus on environmental protection and livability redefined the American suburb. This apparent contradiction between his energy interests and environmental pursuits, which his son Todd dubbed “the Mitchell Paradox,” was just one of many that defined Mitchell’s life. Anyone who puts fuel in a tank or turns on a light switch has benefited from Mitchell’s eﬀorts. This compelling biography reveals Mitchell as a modern renaissance man who sought to make the world a better, more livable place, a man whose unbounded intellectual curiosity led him to support a wide range of interests in business, science, and philanthropy. Number Twenty-six: Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History
LOREN C. STEFFY is the author of Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit and The Man Who Thought Like a Ship. A former business columnist for the Houston Chronicle and a four-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, Steff y is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, MSNBC, the BBC, and the PBS Newshour.
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978-1-62349-803-0 cloth $30.00 978-1-62349-804-7 ebook 6x9. 362 pp. 50 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Biography. Business Practices. Energy. October
RELATED INTEREST George P. Mitchell and the Idea of Sustainability Jurgen Schmandt 978-1-60344-217-6 cloth $32.00 978-1-60344-247-3 ebook
The Man Who Thought like a Ship Loren C. Steﬀy 978-1-60344-664-8 cloth $35.00 978-1-60344-058-5 ebook
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Up against the wall, through the blank years, and beyond with a Texas songwriting legend . . .
The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard
Brian T. Atkinson Forewords by Jerry Jeff Walker and Hayes Carll Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll declared, “Ray would be at the top of the list if I were gonna read about somebody’s life.” In The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard, author, journalist, and music producer Brian T. Atkinson demonstrates why Carll and so many others hold Ray Wylie Hubbard in such high regard. Atkinson takes readers into and beyond the seedy bar in Red River, New Mexico, where the incident occurred that inspired Hubbard’s most famous song, “Redneck Mother.” Hubbard tells the stories, and Atkinson enlists other musicians to expound on the nature of his abiding influence as songwriter, musician, and unflinching teller of uncomfortable truths. Featuring interviews with well-known artists such as Eric Church, Steve Earle, Kinky Friedman, Chris Robinson, and Jerry Jeﬀ Walker, and also mining the insights of up-and-comers such as Elizabeth Cook, Jaren Johnston, Ben Kweller, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Paul Thorn, The Messenger makes clear why so many musicians across a wide spectrum admire Ray Wylie Hubbard. Readers will also learn why “Redneck Mother,” the song that put Hubbard on the map for most listeners, is also a curse, of sorts, in its diminution of both his spiritual depth as a lyricist and his multidimensional musical reach. As Hubbard himself says, “The song probably should have never been written, let alone recorded, let alone recorded again.. . . the most important part of songwriting is right after you write a song, ask yourself, ‘Can I sing this for twenty-five years?’” Atkinson’s work makes a convincing case that Ray Wylie Hubbard’s truest and most lasting contributions will long outlive him. And, with a couple of good breaks, they may even outlive “Redneck Mother.” John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
BRIAN T. ATKINSON, author of I’ll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt and coauthor of Kent Finlay, Dreamer, is an Austin-based freelance writer and music producer.
978-1-62349-778-1 cloth $28.00 978-1-62349-779-8 ebook 6x9. 272 pp. 90 b&w photos. Index. Music. Memoir. Popular Culture. August
RELATED INTEREST I’ll Be Here in the Morning The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt Brian T. Atkinson 978-1-60344-526-9 cloth $24.95 978-1-60344-527-6 ebook Without Getting Killed or Caught The Life and Music of Guy Clark Tamara Saviano 978-1-62349-454-4 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-455-1 ebook
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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” —Helen Keller
Fire and Fauna Tales of a Life Untamed Joan E. Berish
Wildlife biologist and gopher tortoise expert Joan E. Berish has spent her life studying and appreciating animals. Fire and Fauna is a unique, educational, and often humorous memoir reflecting the life of a woman in the field of wildlife conservation and her associated escapades early in life and today. Berish recounts her eventful and sometimes absurd journey to become a wildlife researcher. Outrunning treetop flames, spending a night in jail with a threatened species, and surviving a stalled airplane engine while searching for a missing tortoise, Berish introduces readers to the adventures, triumphs, and heartbreaks of working with animals, both domestic and wild. From an early age, Berish knew she wanted to study and work with animals. Yet the world of wildlife research was an almost exclusively male field. With the matter-of-fact style of a scientist, she describes the sexism and sexual harassment that were—and to a degree still are—commonplace for women scholars in the field. Despite these challenges, Berish found her dream job as a wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Through vivid tales of working with fellow scientists and local experts in the Florida backcountry, Berish enlightens readers on wildlife behavior, ecology, research ethics, and conservation. Fire and Fauna includes many fine examples of science writing and nature narrative. The author’s work with the gopher tortoise, in particular, rings with the assurance that only a lifetime of study can bring. Throughout this engaging and entertaining memoir, Berish’s narrative is infused with her commitment to and passion for the natural world—and the fascinating people and animals who inhabit it. Integrative Natural History Series, sponsored by Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, Sam Houston State University
JOAN E. BERISH retired from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, where she served for over thirty-three years. She has written dozens of articles on and received numerous awards for her work on gopher tortoises, a threatened keystone species. She resides in Sandia Park, New Mexico.
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978-1-62349-831-3 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-832-0 ebook 6x9. 264 pp. 37 b&w photos. Index. Memoir. Natural History. Women’s Studies. November
RELATED INTEREST When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild Being a Woman Outdoors in America Lilace Mellin Guignard 978-1-62349-764-4 paper with flaps $30.00 978-1-62349-765-1 ebook American Women Afield Writings by Pioneering Women Naturalists Edited by Marcia Myers Bonta 978-0-89096-633-4 cloth $35.00s 978-0-89096-634-1 paper $16.95
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Will cottonmouths chase and bite you? How big do rattlesnakes get? These and other common questions about snakes answered . . .
Secrets of Snakes
The Science beyond the Myths
David A. Steen Foreword by Harry W. Greene Snakes inspire extreme reactions. Love or hate these limbless reptiles, almost everyone is fascinated by them. Although snakes are widespread and frequently encountered, they may be more misunderstood than any other group of animals. From giant rattlesnakes to mating dances, there are dozens of myths and misconceptions about snakes. In Secrets of Snakes: The Science beyond the Myths, wildlife biologist David Steen tackles the most frequently asked questions and clears up prevailing myths. In a conversational style with a bit of humor, Steen presents the relevant biology and natural history of snakes, making the latest scientific research accessible to a general audience. When addressing myths about snakes, he explains how researchers use the scientific method to explain which parts of the myth are biologically plausible and which are not.
978-1-62349-797-2 flexbound $25.00 978-1-62349-798-9 ebook 6x9. 180 pp. 103 color photos. 3 drawings. Bib. Index. Herpetology. Wildlife. Conservation. October
Steen also takes a close look at conventional wisdom and common advice about snakes. For example, people are told they can distinguish coralsnakes from non-venomous mimics by remembering the rhyme, “red on black, friend of Jack, red on yellow, kill a fellow,” but this tip is only relevant to coralsnakes and two mimics living in the southeastern United States, and it does not always work with other species or in other countries.
Enhanced by more than 100 stunning color photographs and three original drawings, Secrets of Snakes: The Science beyond the Myths encourages readers to learn about the snakes around them and introduces them to how scientists use the scientific method and critical thinking to learn about the natural world. Number Sixty-one: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series
DAVID A. STEEN is the research ecologist at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and executive director of The Alongside Wildlife Foundation. Dubbed “the best biologist on Twitter” by Slate, Steen answers questions about snakes and other wildlife on his award-winning blog Living Alongside Wildlife at www.livingalongsidewildlife.com and on Twitter @AlongsideWild.
Herping Texas The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians Michael Smith and Clint King 978-1-62349-664-7 flexbound $30.00 978-1-62349-665-4 ebook Amphibians and Reptiles of Texas With Keys, Taxonomic Synopses, Bibliography, and Distribution Maps James R. Dixon 978-1-60344-734-8 flexbound $39.95 978-1-60344-750-8 ebook
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Historic scenes of the American West by an authentic Texas cowboy and master artist . . .
Making a Hand The Art of H. D. Bugbee Michael R. Grauer
Sometime in 1947, a letter arrived in the mailbox of Harold Dow Bugbee, already a well-known and highly sought illustrator for western pulp magazines and other publications. “Sir,” it began, “I have seen several of your pictures in the Cattleman. Sure like them and I am writing you to ask if you have all of your pictures in a book—if you do—we want to buy one.” “After seventy years of waiting,” writes Michael R. Grauer in this colorful survey of Bugbee’s life and career, “here is such a book.” Bugbee and his family arrived in Clarendon, Texas, in 1914, from Massachusetts. He helped his father with the 1,000-acre family ranch and eventually attended the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, where he studied architectural drawing. Subsequently, he enrolled at the Cumming School of Art in Des Moines, Iowa, but left after two years when the founder of the school told the young Texan that he had learned all the school had to oﬀer. Bugbee avidly absorbed cowboy scenes and the lifestyle that birthed them. He filled canvases with colorful, authentic images that capture the spirit of the American West of the early to mid-1900s, especially in and near his beloved Texas Panhandle. By the 1930s, Bugbee was providing pen-and-ink sketches for magazines such as Ranch Romances, Western Stories, Country Gentleman, and Field and Stream. This richly illustrated overview of the man and his art provides a valuable and entertaining resource for collectors and students of western and Texas art. American Wests, sponsored by West Texas A&M University
MICHAEL R. GRAUER is the McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is the coauthor of Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1800–1945 and the author of Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man.
978-1-62349-805-4 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-806-1 ebook 9x10. 132 pp. 15 b&w photos. 38 art. Bib. Index. Art. Texana. Biography. November
RELATED INTEREST Horses in the American West Portrayals by Twenty-Four Artists Heidi Brady and Scott White 978-1-62349-590-9 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-591-6 ebook Texas Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League William E. Reaves Jr. 978-0-89096-820-8 paper $24.95 978-1-62349-533-6 ebook
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Clockwise from top left: Drifting Down the Draw, 1929, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in., Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, gift of H. D. Bugbee. [Stampede], circa 1917, oil on canvas, 12 x 18 in., Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, H. D. Bugbee Estate. Standing Grizzly, posthumous casting, bronze, 8 in. (height), Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Bugbee Studio Collection. Branding, 1927, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in., Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, gift of H. D. Bugbee.
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Shooting Butch and Sundance . . .
Photographing Texas The Swartz Brothers, 1880–1918 Richard F. Selcer
One of the most famous images in western history is a photograph of the Wild Bunch outlaw gang, also known as “The Fort Worth Five,” featuring Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid, and three other members of the gang dressed to the nines and posing in front of a studio backdrop. This picture, taken by John Swartz in his Fort Worth studio in November 1900, helped bring the gang down when distributed around the country by the Pinkerton Agency. It may be seen today as a prominent marketing image for the Sundance Square development in downtown Fort Worth. John, David, and Charles Swartz, three brothers who moved from Virginia to Fort Worth in the late nineteenth century, captured not only the famous “Wild Bunch” image, but also a visual record of the people, places, and events that chronicles Fort Worth’s fin-de-siécle transformation from a frontier outpost to a bustling metropolis— the ingénue, the dashing young gentleman, the stern husband, the loving wife, the nuclear family, the solid businessman, and so on. Only occasionally does a hint of something diﬀerent show up: an independent-looking woman, a spoiled child, a roguish male. In Photographing Texas: The Swartz Brothers, 1880–1918, historian and scholar Richard Selcer gathers a collection of some of the Swartz brothers’ most important images from Fort Worth and elsewhere, few of which have ever been assembled in a single repository. He also oﬀers the fruits of exhaustive research into the photographers’ backgrounds, careers, techniques, and place in Fort Worth society. The result is an illuminating and entertaining perspective on frontier photography, western history, and life in Fort Worth at the turn of the nineteenth-to-twentieth centuries. The Texas Experience, Books made possible by Sarah ’84 and Mark ’77 Philpy
RICHARD F. SELCER, a Fort Worth native, is the author of eleven books on western, Civil War, and Fort Worth history, including Civil War America, 1850–1875 in the Almanacs of American Life series, Legendary Watering Holes: The Saloons That Made Texas Famous, and A History of Fort Worth in Black and White: 165 Years of African American Life.
978-1-62349-792-7 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-793-4 ebook 9x10. 292 pp. 303 b&w photos. Index. Photography. Texas Urban History. Biography. October
RELATED INTEREST Legendary Watering Holes The Saloons that Made Texas Famous Richard F. Selcer, David Bowser, Nancy Hamilton, and Chuck Parsons 978-1-58544-336-9 cloth $29.95 Livestock Legacy The Fort Worth Stockyards, 1887–1987 J’Nell L. Barnes 978-0-89096-530-6 paper $32.95
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Echoes of a bygone era . . .
All the Houses Were Painted White
Historic Homes of the Texas Golden Crescent Photographs by Rick Gardner With Contributions by Gary Dunnam
Many of the historic houses in and around the town of Victoria, Texas, were built between 1875 and 1910 by immigrant owners. From 1973 to 1975, with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rick Gardner traveled throughout the region, taking photographs of these historic homes. Gardner relied on his own instincts and guidance from knowledgeable locals as to where he should aim his lens. This book is an appreciative glimpse at what these vernacular houses looked like a century after their construction. Gardner has teamed up with Victoria historian and preservationist Gary Dunnam to present these rich images along with brief historical sketches of the houses and, where possible, the persons who occupied them when they were newly constructed. The result is an understated and elegant suggestion of what life may have been like for the merchants, bankers, agriculturalists, and others who built and lived in these homes during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Designed to appeal to those with a love for old houses and especially for the preservation of historic structures, All the Houses Were Painted White oﬀers its readers a stately appreciation of these homes and their place in the South Texas landscape. It is also a tribute to the architects, owners, and anonymous craftspeople who built the houses—to their vision, skill, ingenuity, imagination, creativity, and endurance.
978-1-62349-794-1 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-795-8 ebook 9x10. 196 pp. 162 duotone photos. 2 maps. Index. Photography, Texas. Architecture. September
RELATED INTEREST Historic Homes of Waco, Texas Kenneth Hafertepe 978-1-62349-698-2 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-699-9 ebook
Number Twenty-one: Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities
RICK GARDNER is an architectural photographer based in Houston. His list of former clients includes Gensler, Greenway Plaza, Howard Barnstone, Museum of Fine Arts–Houston/Bayou Bend, the Menil Collection, Baker-Botts Attorneys, and others. GARY DUNNAM served as executive director of Victoria Preservation, Inc. for more than sixteen years. He is the coauthor of Historic Homes of Victoria, Texas. He resides in Victoria.
The Galveston That Was Howard Barnstone 978-1-62349-247-2 flexbound $38.00
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Hardy grasses, flowering plants, vines, cacti, and woody plants of the South Texas Sand Sheet . . .
A Photographic Guide to the Vegetation of the South Texas Sand Sheet Dexter Peacock Forrest S. Smith
The South Texas Sand Sheet, also known as the Coastal Sand Plains and the Llano Mesteño, is a vast region covering more than two million acres at the southern tip of the state, just north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The landscape’s distinctive feature is the dunes created from sheets of sand blown inland from the shoreline of an ancient sea. Highly diverse native plant communities help make it one of the state’s most cherished ecological regions as well as the premier hunting region in the world for northern bobwhites. The Sand Sheet is a constantly shifting semi-arid landscape, shaped by wind, ranching, energy production, and, increasingly, by growing urban populations surrounding the region. Organized with the nonbotanist or beginning-level botanist in mind, A Photographic Guide to the Vegetation of the South Texas Sand Sheet includes 200 of the most common grasses, flowering plants, vines, cacti, and woody plants of the South Texas Sand Sheet, 56 of which are species endemic to Texas and 15 of which can only be found in this region. Species are grouped by physical appearance, allowing budding naturalists, landowners, and students to find a specific plant without needing to first understand how families and species are grouped scientifically. Each plant entry includes a representative sampling of photos for that species, showing how it might look from a distance, up close, and at diﬀerent stages of its life cycle. This handy snapshot of plant life in the South Texas Sand Sheet will enable anyone to easily identify Sand Sheet plants, learn more about their uses, and understand their value to the region. Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Kingsville
DEXTER PEACOCK is a retired lawyer, photographer, cattle rancher, and Sand Sheet landowner. FORREST S. SMITH is the Dan L. Duncan Endowed Director of South Texas Natives and Texas Native Seeds Projects at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.
A Photographic Guide to the Vegetation of the South Texas Sand Sheet
Dexter Peacock & Forrest S. Smith
978-1-62349-782-8 flexbound $30.00s 978-1-62349-783-5 ebook 7x10. 248 pp. 365 color photos. Bib. Index. Plants/Botany. Field Guides. Range Management. November
RELATED INTEREST Plants of Deep South Texas A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species Alfred Richardson and Ken King 978-1-60344-144-5 flexbound $30.00 978-1-60344-680-8 ebook The Sand Sheet Arturo Longoria 978-1-62349-500-8 paper with flaps $24.95 978-1-62349-501-5 ebook
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Coastal resilience—plan, adapt, respond, and recover
Protecting Historic Coastal Cities Case Studies in Resilience
Edited by Matthew Pelz The consequences of climate change, increasing storm surge, and rising sea levels are being seen and felt by coastal communities across the globe as hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding increase in intensity and frequency. Understanding how coastal communities around the world have adapted to these challenging environments can help identify not only the strategies to better prepare our vulnerable cities, but also the attitudes that are most eﬀective in producing constructive solutions. Protecting Historic Coastal Cities presents an overview of how historic communities in coastal environments understand and confront the unique challenges they face. It represents a variety of disciplines including historical preservation, public history, environmental science, engineering, and architecture. Authors explore communities that take a proactive approach to the special circumstance of living on a coast—historic preservation eﬀorts in the midst of hurricane response, the 1900 Galveston Hurricane and the subsequent raising of Galveston Island, resilient housing initiatives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, aggressive public infrastructure changes in Miami Beach, and pioneering advances in flood protection in the Netherlands. Each disaster is diﬀerent, and the unique characteristics of the event determine approaches to recovery as well as funding from both insurance and government. As we prepare for future disasters, we must understand the underlying conditions that make us vulnerable as human beings and recognize the links between the built environment and the natural environment. In Protecting Historic Coastal Cities, the authors assert that building resilient coastal communities requires a profound understanding of this relationship to confront the extreme conditions of living and working in coastal areas around the world. Number Thirty-four: Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi
MATTHEW PELZ is the special projects consultant for the Galveston Historical Foundation. He is part of the GHF’s Center for Coastal Heritage, whose goal is to preserve the built environment as a strategy toward developing sustainable communities.
978-1-62349-770-5 hardcover $30.00s 978-1-62349-771-2 ebook 6x9. 144 pp. 60 color, 15 b&w photos. 5 maps. Index. Architecture. Gulf of Mexico. Geography. September
RELATED INTEREST A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast James B. Blackburn Jr. 978-1-62349-578-7 flexbound $35.00 978-1-62349-579-4 ebook
Lessons from Hurricane Ike Edited by Philip B. Bedient 978-1-60344-588-7 flexbound $35.00s 978-1-60344-736-2 ebooks
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The Cedar Choppers
Telling Border Life Stories
Life on the Edge of Nothing
Ken Roberts Foreword by M. Hunter Hayes
Four Mexican American Women Writers Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara
“Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Ken Roberts’ The Cedar Choppers leads us on a fascinating journey to the heart of this legendary Texas subculture.”— Steven L. Davis, PEN USA– winning author and past president, Texas Institute of Letters
Voices from the borderlands push against boundaries in more ways than one, as Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara ably demonstrates in this investigation into the twentieth-century autobiographical writing of four women of Mexican origin who lived in the American Southwest.
“Meant first for general audiences but badly needed by scholars, the work brings a neglected group into the southwestern history canon . . . a readable, conversational narrative.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Until recently, little attention has been paid to the writing of the women included in this study. As Kabalen de Bichara notes, it is precisely such historical exclusion of texts written by Mexican American women that gives particular significance to the reexamination of the five autobiographical works that provide the focus for this in-depth study.
“The best Texas book I’ve read of late was The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing by Ken Roberts. It doubles as one of the most instructive books about Austin’s history and culture.”—Austin American Statesman Number Twenty-four: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Commerce
KEN ROBERTS is retired from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he held the Cullen Chair of Economics. His teaching and research focused on the effects of economic change on rural people, first in Mexico and then in China. He and his family have lived on a ranch outside Liberty Hill, Texas, for more than forty years. 978-1-62349-607-4 cloth $27.95 978-1-62349-820-7 paper $19.95 978-1-62349-608-1 ebook 6x9. 280 pp. 73 b&w photos. 2 maps. 3 appendixes. Bib. Index. Texana. Texas History. Popular Culture. Oral History. August
These border autobiographies can be understood as attempts on the part of the Mexican American female autobiographers to put themselves into the text and thus write their experiences into existence. Number Eighteen: Rio Grande/Río Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Traditions
DONNA M. KABALEN DE BICHARA is chair of the Department of Humanities at Tecnológico de Monterrey, ITESM. She is the author or coauthor of three other books.
978-1-62349-819-1 paper $24.95s 978-1-60344-950-2 ebook 6x9. 248 pp. Bib. Index. Borderlands Studies. Literary Criticism. Mexican American Studies. Women’s Studies. August
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“. . . impressed not only by the beauty of Corn’s photographs and the quiet eloquence of the oral histories, but by the honesty of Corn’s storytelling.” —Houston Chronicle
“Thanks to Marti Corn and the residents of Tamina, we now have a model for identifying, appreciating, and celebrating similar vestiges of our shared past, even as they tenaciously hang along the edges of great change.”
In 1871, newly freed slaves established the community of Tamina—then called “Tammany”—north of Houston, Texas, near the rich timberlands of Montgomery County. Located in proximity to the just-completed railroad from Conroe to Houston, the community benefited from the burgeoning local lumber industry and available transportation. The residents built homes, churches, a one-room school, and a general store.
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“Marti Corn is a passionate and skilled photographer who possesses so much caring and deep empathy for her subjects that you can’t help but feel it jump off the page and touch your heart. Her vision is honed and sharp, but her heart is wide open.” —Douglas Beasley, author of Earth Meets Spirit
“. . . a poignant chronicle of the past and present of Tamina, revealing in its straightforward and never sentimental approach. Corn’s keen eye gives us the ground truth as the story of Tamina continues to unfold, which is both deeply respectful of its inhabitants and thorough in its scope.” —Nancy Wozny, editor-in-chief, Arts + Culture Texas
In the decades since, urban growth and change have overtaken Tamina. The sprawling communities of The Woodlands, Shenandoah, Chateau Woods, and Oak Ridge have encroached, introducing both new prospects and troubling complications, as the residents of this rural community enjoy both the benefits and the challenges of urban life. On the one hand, the children of Tamina have the opportunity to attend some of the best public schools in the nation; on the other hand, residents whose education and job skills have not kept pace with modern society are struggling for survival. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS College Station www.tamupress.com
Through striking and intimate photography and sensitively gleaned oral histories, author Marti Corn has chronicled the lives, dreams, and spirit of the people of Tamina. The result is a multi-faceted portrait of community, kinship, values, and a shared history. In 2016, the book cover portrait of Tamina resident Johnny Jones was featured at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This second edition of Corn’s classic photographic essays and interviews with Tamina residents includes a helpful classroom guide for collecting and studying oral history. The result is a rich new resource that aﬀords readers a window into a littleunderstood part of our shared past. Number Twenty-two: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Commerce
MARTI CORN is a documentary portrait photographer based in Houston. Her art photography has been featured in exhibitions in Minneapolis, Portland, New York, Rome, Houston, and Washington, DC.
978-1-62349-769-9 paper with flaps $35.00 978-1-62349-377-6 ebook 81�2x11. 176 pp. 95 color, 11 b&w photos. 2 appendixes. Bib. Index. Photography. African American Studies, Texas. July
RELATED INTEREST Equal before the Lens Jno. Trlica’s Photographs of Granger, Texas Barbara McCandless 978-0-89096-486-6 cloth $34.50
Mennonites in Texas The Quiet in the Land Laura L. Camden and Susan Gaetz Duarte 978-1-58544-497-7 cloth $35.00 978-1-60344-538-2 ebook
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A new perspective on sports and community identity . . .
Football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas Rob Fink
“In Texas, football is king,” Rob Fink writes, “so it provides a prominent window on Texas culture.” In Football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas, Fink opens this window to aﬀord readers an engaging view of not only the sport and its impact on African Americans in Texas, but also a better and more nuanced perception of the African American community, its aspirations, and its self-understandings from Reconstruction to the present. This book focuses on crucial themes of civil rights, personal and group identity, racial pride, and socio-cultural empowerment. Although others have examined specific institutions, time periods, and rivalries in black college football, this book is the first to feature a broad narrative encompassing an entire state. This wide field of play aﬀords the opportunity to explore the motivations and contexts for establishing football teams at historically black colleges and universities; the institutional and community purposes served by athletic programs; and how these eﬀorts changed over time in response to changes in sport, higher education, and society. Fink traces the rise of the sport at HBCUs in Texas and the ways it came to symbolize and focus the aspirations of the African American community. He chronicles its decline, ironically due in part to the gains of the civil rights movement and the subsequent integration of black athletes into previously white institutions. Finally, he shows how HBCUs in Texas have survived in the twenty-first century by concentrating on balanced athletic budgets and a carefully honed appeal to traditional rivalries and constituencies. Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. ’74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar ’74 & Nancy Paup
ROB FINK is the author of Playing in Shadows: Texas and Negro League Baseball. He lives in Abilene, Texas.
FOOTBALL at HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES in TEXAS ROB FINK
978-1-62349-799-6 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-800-9 ebook 6x9. 282 pp. 42 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Sports. African American Studies, Texas. Texas History. August
RELATED INTEREST Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865–1954 Michael R. Heintze 978-0-89096-223-7 cloth $39.95s
Champion of the Barrio The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty R. Gaines Baty 978-1-62349-266-3 cloth $24.95 978-1-62349-267-0 ebook
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The story of racial integration in Texas football, told by those who lived it . . .
Black Man in the Huddle
Stories from the Integration of Texas Football Robert D. Jacobus Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed
“What was it like for young black men growing up in a totally segregated environment and transitioning to an integrated one?” asks author Robert Jacobus in the preface to this collection of interviews. How did they get involved in sports? How did the facilities, both academic and athletic, compare to the white schools? What colleges recruited them out of high school? Searching for the answers to these and other questions, Jacobus interviewed some 250 former players, former coaches, and others who were personally involved in the racial integration of Texas public school and college athletic programs. Starting with Ben Kelly, the first African American to play for a college team in the former Confederacy when he walked on at then San Angelo College, and continuing with great players such as Jerry Levias, Ken Houston, Mel Renfro, Bubba Smith, and more, the players tell their stories in their own words. Each story is as varied as the players themselves. Some strongly uphold the necessity of integration for progress in society. Others, while understanding the need for integration, nevertheless mourn the passing of their segregated schools, remembering fondly the close-knit communities forged by the difficulties faced by both students and teachers. Interlaced with historical context and abundantly illustrated, the first-person accounts presented in Black Man in the Huddle form an important and lasting record of the thoughts, struggles, successes, and experiences of young men on the front lines of desegregation in Texas schools and athletic programs. By capturing these stories, Jacobus widens our perspective on the interactions between sport and American society during the momentous 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. ’74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar ’74 & Nancy Paup
ROBERT D. JACOBUS is adjunct professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University and was a teacher and coach in Texas public schools for twenty-six years. He is the author of Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Oﬀense, and the Game of the Century. He resides in Village Mills, Texas.
978-1-62349-751-4 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-752-1 ebook 6x9. 272 pp. 36 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Sports. African American Studies, Texas. Texas History. August
RELATED INTEREST Houston Cougars in the 1960s Death Threats, the Veer Oﬀense, and the Game of the Century Robert D. Jacobus 978-1-62349-347-9 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-348-6 ebook Mighty, Mighty Matadors Estacado High School, Integration, and a Championship Season Al Pickett 978-1-62349-551-0 cloth $24.95 978-1-62349-552-7 ebook
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Two legendary coaches . . . one lifelong friendship . . .
Bebes and the Bear
Gene Stallings, Coach Bryant, and Their 1968 Cotton Bowl Showdown Ron J. Jackson Jr.
No one who has seen the iconic photograph can ever forget its emotional pull: a grinning Gene Stallings, hoisted into the air at midfield in the arms of his lifelong mentor, Paul “Bear” Bryant, moments after the final gun sounded for the 1968 Cotton Bowl. Stallings’s upstart Aggies delivered an unbelievable upset of Bryant’s Crimson Tide, a team that had dominated its SEC rivals under the leadership of a young quarterback who later achieved NFL fame, Kenny “Snake” Stabler. Yet the famous image captured on that memorable day is merely the culmination of a greater story. In Bebes and the Bear: Gene Stallings, Coach Bryant, and Their 1968 Cotton Bowl Showdown, Ron J. Jackson Jr. unpacks for readers the heartwarming journey of two coaches and their lifelong mutual respect and admiration. From the rocky, drought-plagued practice fields in Junction, Texas, in the summer of 1954, through the memorable 1967 autumn campaign that led both coaches to their highly publicized Cotton Bowl matchup, Jackson chronicles the story of Bryant, Stallings, and the two storied football traditions that bound them together. Based on hours of interviews with Stallings, his players, and other eyewitnesses and painstaking research in the archives at both Texas A&M University and the University of Alabama, Jackson has reconstructed the pivotal moments of play, the coaching decisions, and the athletic heroics that combined to create one of the most unforgettable moments in college football history.
S T E V E N L . D AV I S
978-1-62349-827-6 cloth $24.95 978-1-62349-828-3 ebook 6x9. 282 pp. 12 color, 20 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Sports. Biography. Aggie Books. Football. September
RELATED INTEREST Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories Dave Campbell 978-1-62349-725-5 cloth $38.00 978-1-62349-726-2 ebook
Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. ’74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar ’74 & Nancy Paup
RON J. JACKSON JR. is a bestselling author, historian, and former award-winning journalist. He is the author of Fight To The Finish: “Gentleman” Jim Corbett, Joe Choynski, and the Fight that Launched Boxing’s Modern Era, and Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend, which won the prestigious Award of Merit for nonfiction from the Philosophical Society of Texas. He lives in Binger, Oklahoma.
Battle of the Brazos A Texas Football Rivalry, a Riot, and a Murder T. G. Webb 978-1-62349-661-6 cloth $27.00 978-1-62349-662-3 ebook
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Press box tales from “the voice of Aggie athletics” . . .
You Saw Me on the Radio
Recollections and Favorite Calls as the Voice of Aggie Athletics Dave South
For forty-eight years, Dave South was the radio voice of Southwest Conference and Texas A&M University football, basketball, and baseball. Along the way, he amassed a treasure trove of unforgettable stories, anecdotes, and conversations with noteworthy personalities, both on and oﬀ the field. In You Saw Me on the Radio, he collects some of his favorite stories from the broadcast booth, locker room, and other behind-the-scenes locations. This collection of lively tales is organized around themes such as “Memorable Games,” “Players,” “Interviews,” “Goofs,” and “Fans.” These good-natured recollections of a long and colorful career are accompanied by a gallery of photographs gathered from South’s interactions with Aggie sports greats, iconic venues, and other people, places, and events that have created treasured sports memories over almost five decades. With a wink and a generous dose of self-deprecating humor, South relates some of his most embarrassing gaﬀes and miscues, including the time he conducted an awkward interview with the Treasurer of the United States— while having no idea who she was or what she did. He tells about the infamous “yellow spot” on Kyle Field. He reveals the truth behind “beanie weenies,” the culinary secret weapon of Texas A&M football recruiters. And of course, South pays heartfelt tribute to the coaches, players, fans, and fellow broadcasters who became his friends through the years. Loaded with accounts of unforgettable contests, hilarious moments, and poignant memories, You Saw Me on the Radio is sure to be a favorite for fans of Texas A&M University athletics and sports lovers everywhere. Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. ’74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar ’74 & Nancy Paup
DAVE SOUTH retired in 2018 as the radio voice of Aggie football and basketball. He started as the play-by-play announcer for Texas A&M in 1985 after fifteen years with the Exxon Southwest Conference Network. In December 2018, he received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Chris Schenkel Award.
978-1-62349-809-2 cloth $25.00 978-1-62349-810-8 ebook 6x9. 176 pp. 65 color, 1 b&w photos. Index. Sports. Memoir. Texana. Aggie Books. August
RELATED INTEREST Dat Tackling Life and the NFL Dat Nguyen and Rusty Burson 978-1-62349-063-8 paper $22.95 978-1-62349-654-8 hardcover $24.95 978-1-60344-608-2 ebook A Coaching Life Gary Blair and Rusty Burson 978-1-62349-536-7 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-537-4 ebook
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Commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band . . .
The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band 125th Anniversary Edition Mary Jo Powell
They always win the halftime. Members of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, embodying the spirit, camaraderie, and excellence of the school they represent, have marched and played proudly for 125 years. Here is the story of the music, the precision, and the tradition of the exceptional band that marches to the beat pulsing through the spirit of Aggieland. Illustrated throughout with historical and contemporary images, this lively history pays tribute to the bandmasters and musicians who have made this organization the pride of Aggies everywhere. Organized around the tenure of its founder, Joseph Holick, and its directors—Richard J. Dunn, E. V. Adams, Joe T. Haney, Ray E. Toler, and Timothy B. Rhea—the book marches through 125 years of tradition and excellence. From the birth of the band, through the development of its marching style, to its most recent triumphs of precision maneuvers and military music, the story is as bold and bright as the band itself. War years, fish bands, boots, band lyres, corps trips, parades, and other traditions known and loved by former band members and other former students of Texas A&M University fill the book’s pages. An appendix lists all of the band’s eight thousand–plus present and former members. This is the story of the determination, discipline, and enduring pride that rests deep in the heart of those young men and women who have been tough enough, proud enough, and good enough to be the noble men and women of Kyle. Number 129: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
MARY JO POWELL retired as associate director of University Relations at Texas A&M in 1998. She is also the coauthor, with her husband Donald B. Powell (1934–2011), of the first edition of The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.
978-1-62349-823-8 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-824-5 ebook 81�2x11. 272 pp. 35 color, 135 b&w photos. Index. Aggie Books. Music. Texas History. September
RELATED INTEREST Keepers of the Spirit The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876–2001 John A. Adams Jr. 978-1-60344-155-1 paper $34.95s 978-1-58544-999-6 ebook
“Here” The Muster Speeches at Texas A&M University Edited by Jerry C. Cooper 978-1-62349-600-5 cloth $40.00s 978-1-62349-601-2 ebook
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An enduring legacy . . .
Seventy-five Years of Learning, Leadership, and Discovery Tim Gregg Foreword by John Sharp
Today’s RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M University System’s emerging educational, technological, and research reserve, carries with it a proud heritage forged from more than 75 years of remarkable and kindred achievement. First established as Bryan Army Air Field at the outset of World War II, the site has been and will continue to be a hub for learning, leadership, and history in the making. Bryan Field was one of the key domestic military installations during America’s involvement in World War II. Its unique and critical mission: to train instructors to teach instrumentation flying to US and Allied aviators. At war’s end, the site’s long affiliation with Texas A&M began as Bryan Field was converted into “The Annex,” the temporary four-year home of first-year cadets attending the A&M College of Texas. Reactivated as Bryan Air Force Base at the outset of the Korean War in 1951 and then permanently transferred to Texas A&M as an oﬀ-campus research and training enclave a decade later, today’s RELLIS Campus carries on an enduring legacy. In these richly illustrated pages, author Tim Gregg honors the storied past of both the place as well as the people whose lives and lifeaccomplishments have intersected with the locale. Of those whose futures will be shaped on the RELLIS Campus, A&M System chancellor John Sharp writes in the foreword to the book, “May they take their inspiration from the stories you’ll find here.” Nunmber 131: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
TIM GREGG is an award-winning journalist and long-time communications consultant. He is the author of Moon Shots: Reflections on a Baseball Life with Texas A&M hall-of-famer Wally Moon, and Dear Jay, Love Dad with Jay Wilkinson, son of football coaching legend Bud Wilkinson. He resides in College Station.
978-1-62349-847-4 hardcover $30.00 978-1-62349-848-1 ebook 11x81�2. 144 pp. 42 color, 62 b&w photos. Index. Education History. Aggie Books. November
RELATED INTEREST Texas A&M University A Pictorial History, 1876–1996, Second Edition Henry C. Dethloﬀ 978-1-62349-245-8 paper $24.95 978-1-62349-484-1 ebook
Over at College A Texas A&M Campus Kid in the 1930s James Knox Walker Jr. with Debbie Spies 978-1-62349-385-1 hardcover $21.95
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“. . . preserving the military heritage of Texas A&M University . . .”
The Book of Aggie Lists
Texas A&M University’s Military Heritage Edited by James R. Woodall
The Book of Aggie Lists brings together in one volume a vast amount of information that will be welcomed by current and former students of Texas A&M University. Focusing on the military heritage of the university—and especially the Corps of Cadets—this reference work is an invaluable resource for researchers and curious readers alike. Former Commandant of Cadets James R. Woodall and eleven other contributors have painstakingly gathered and organized the names, class years, and ranks of various individuals who served in wars, were decorated, or died in the line of duty, to name just a few of the informative categories presented here. This book represents a way to remember all who served both Texas A&M University and the United States and will aid readers for decades to come. It focuses on and goes beyond the military history of the university to encompass many other fascinating lists, including Hollywood movies with a connection to the university and time-honored Aggie traditions. The Book of Aggie Lists is a never-before-seen wealth of knowledge and will be a frequently accessed book on shelves across campus and throughout the larger Aggie network. Woodall also invites readers to contribute to a larger, ongoing project to compile additional information and Aggie lists to serve the future generations of Texas A&M University.
978-1-62349-841-2 hardcover $35.00 978-1-62349-842-9 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. 66 b&w photos. Index. Aggie Books. Texana Gift Books. Texas Military History. December
RELATED INTEREST We Are the Aggies The Texas A&M University Association of Former Students John A. Adams 978-1-58544-088-7 paper $24.95
Number 130: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
JAMES R. WOODALL ’50 is the author of Twelve Texas Aggie War Heroes: From World War I to Vietnam and Texas Aggie Medals of Honor: Seven Heroes of World War II. He served in the US Army in Korea, Europe, Vietnam, and stateside, and is highly decorated, holding among other awards the Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. His final post was as Commandant of Cadets and professor of military science at Texas A&M University. He resides in College Station.
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“. . . at the forefront of the aviation era . . .”
Over There in the Air
The Fightin’ Texas Aggies in World War I, 1917–1918 John A. Adams Jr.
Over There in the Air tells the little known story of the contribution of Texas A&M University to early aviation in World War I. Over two thousand students served in the war in one capacity or another, and of those about 250 were involved in the newest martial development—military aviation. The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, as it was then known, was regarded as one of the top leading academic institutions in the country for contributions to the nation’s eﬀort in the Great War. Through painstaking research—using unit records, after-action reviews, alumni newsletters, and countless other university documents—John A. Adams Jr. paints a portrait of the Aggie aviator in the Great War. Texas A&M aviators flew in European air forces, hunted German U-boats, went on scouting missions, and served as attack pilots. Adams has identified, often for the first time, those Aggies who served and follows them through training, life on the front, and the return home. While much of the World War I story occurred “over there,” just as much took place “over here.” Adams explores the home front as well as the battlefront, capturing campus life in the midst of mobilization, recruitment, and a devastating influenza epidemic that claimed as many as fifty campus lives. Over There in the Air is a riveting book about an important contribution of a university to the World War I eﬀort. It is sure to catch the attention of all Aggies and those interested in aviation history. C. A. Brannen Series
JOHN A. ADAMS JR. ’73 is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876–2001, Texas Aggies Go to War, The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, and Murder and Intrigue on the Mexican Border: Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara Aﬀair. He resides in College Station.
978-1-62349-845-0 hardcover $29.95 978-1-62349-846-7 ebook 6x9. 146 pp. 30 b&w photos. 3 maps. Bib. Index. World War I. Aviation. Aggie Books. December
RELATED INTEREST Texas Aggies Go to War In Service of Their Country, Expanded Edition Henry C. Dethloﬀ and John A. Adams 978-1-60344-077-6 paper $29.95 978-1-60344-410-1 ebook The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor John A. Adams 978-1-62349-421-6 cloth $30.00 978-1-62349-423-0 ebook
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“. . . turning points in the Vietnam War”
Storms over the Mekong Major Battles of the Vietnam War William P. Head
From the defeat of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam at Ap Bac to the battles of the Ia Drang Valley, Khe Sanh, and more, Storms over the Mekong oﬀers a reassessment of key turning points in the Vietnam War. Award-winning historian William P. Head not only reexamines these pivotal battles but also provides a new interpretation on the course of the war in Southeast Asia. In considering Operation Rolling Thunder, for example—which Head dubs as “too much rolling and not enough thunder”— readers will grasp the full scope of the campaign, from specifically targeted bridges in North Vietnam to the challenges of measuring success or failure, the domestic political situation, and how over time, Head argues, “slowly, but surely, Rolling Thunder dug itself into a hole.” Likewise, Head shows how the battles for Saigon and Hue during the Tet Oﬀensive of 1968 were tactical defeats for the Communist forces with as many as 40,000 killed and no real gains. At the same time, however, Tet made it clear to many in Washington that victory in Vietnam would require a still greater commitment of men and resources, far more than the American people were willing to invest. Storms over the Mekong is a blow-by-blow account of the key military events, to be sure. But beyond that, it is also a measured reconsideration of the battles and moments that Americans thought they already knew, adding up to a new history of the Vietnam War. Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
WILLIAM P. HEAD is chief of the 78th Air Base Wing Oﬃce of History at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He is the author of several books, including Night Hunters: The AC-130s and their Role in US Airpower and Shadow and Stinger: Developing the AC-119G/K Gunships in the Vietnam War. He resides in Warner Robins, Georgia.
978-1-62349-835-1 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-836-8 ebook 6x9. 464 pp. 57 b&w photos. 5 maps. Bib. Index. Vietnam War. Aviation. December
RELATED INTEREST Shadow and Stinger Developing the AC119G/K Gunships in the Vietnam War William P. Head 978-1-58544-577-6 cloth $49.95s 978-1-60344-507-8 ebook Combat Talons in Vietnam Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew John Gargus 978-1-62349-512-1 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-513-8 ebook
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New in paper
New in paper
Testing the Limits
Chiricahua Apache Women and Children
Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Space Flight Maura Phillips Mackowski
“. . . a brilliant piece of scholarship . . . Mackowski’s book belongs in every space historian’s library. Seldom does one find in scholarly literature a book as easy and enjoyable to read as Testing the Limits.”— Air Power History “Maura Phillips Mackowski has filled a critically important gap in the literature of American aerospace history. . . . The author provides a compelling narrative overview of the development of aviation medicine in the United States. . . . Testing the Limits is an important and engrossing story, well told in very lively prose. Specialists and general readers alike will find it difficult to put down.”—The Journal of American History “...demonstrates outstanding scholarship in the exploration of the history of American military aviation medicine.”—Space Times Number Fifteen: Centennial of Flight Series
MAURA PHILLIPS MACKOWSKI, who holds a Ph.D. in history, is a research historian currently residing in Gilbert, Arizona. 978-1-62349-817-7 paper $28.00s 978-1-62349-395-0 ebook 6x9. 304 pp. 42 b&w photos. Aviation. History of Technology. August
Safekeepers of the Heritage H. Henrietta Stockel
“The depth of the research is artfully combined with the first-hand knowledge she gained in her over ten years of close interaction with Chiricahua women and girls. . . . The research and narrative are complemented and enhanced by the presence of thirty-two black and white photographs that touchingly illustrate Chiricahua women during good times and bad . . . The work is interesting, enlightening, and a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Native American women.”—Western Historical Quarterly “. . . a very interesting and informative book. . . . This is a short book, but it packs a great deal of information between its covers. It is rich with pictures from the present and the past. . . . The book is well written and well documented with an ample supply of notes and a bibliography that should allow anyone interested in the Chiracahua to continue their studies.”—Journal of the West Number Twenty-one: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest
H. HENRIETTA STOCKEL has written a number books about the Chiricahua Apaches and other Native Americans, including Geronimo’s Kids: A Teacher’s Lessons on the Apache Reservation, coauthored with Robert S. Ove. 978-1-62349-818-4 paper $18.95s 978-1-60344-847-5 ebook 6x9. 136 pp. 32 b&w photos. Western History. Native American Studies. Women’s Studies. August
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“. . . an early struggle for the minds of Texas schoolchildren”
The Great Texas Social Studies Textbook War of 1961–1962 Allan O. Kownslar
“The stressing of both sides of a controversy only confuses the young . . . . Until they are old enough to understand both sides of a question, they should be taught only the American side.” —J. Evetts Haley, 1962 “Censorship . . . is never to let people know but always keep them in ignorance. Never to enlighten but always to darken. It is easier to appeal to prejudice than to reason.”—J. Frank Dobie, 1962 Historian J. Evetts Haley and folklorist J. Frank Dobie, both legendary intellectuals in Texas letters, embodied the opposing and increasingly divergent views of a state and a nation mired in Cold War anxiety. After an unsuccessful bid for the governor’s office in 1956, Haley and other conservatives formed a political action group called Texans for America. One of their targets was public education and the textbooks that Texas children were reading. As historian Allan O. Kownslar reveals, there had been other skirmishes over public school curriculum, but none reached the fervor of this one. Kownslar firmly places this controversy in the context of continued resistance to FDR’s New Deal, the election of President Kennedy, and the accelerating civil rights movement, showing how Texas became center stage for the drama surrounding control of what teachers could teach and students would learn. Ultimately, the majority of state senators and representatives, Kownslar says, “seemed very weary of the whole textbook business and did not act.” There may have been little legislative action, but the die was cast for interest groups to use textbook adoption as a battleground for larger social issues, a phenomenon that persists to this day. Number Forty-nine: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest
ALLAN O. KOWNSLAR is professor emeritus of history at Trinity University in San Antonio and a nationally recognized expert on social studies curriculum. He is the author of several books, including The European Texans. Kownslar resides in San Antonio.
978-1-62349-837-5 hardcover $40.00s 978-1-62349-838-2 ebook 6x9. 304 pp. 10 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Education History. Texas Political History. January
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To Get a Better School System One Hundred Years of Education Reform in Texas Gene B. Preuss 978-1-60344-111-7 cloth $34.95s 978-1-60344-374-6 ebook
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The revolutionary spirit of a Texas movement . . .
“Red Tom” Hickey
The Uncrowned King of Texas Socialism Peter H. Buckingham
This is the fascinating biography of a bright young working man, Tom Hickey, who came to the United States from Ireland in 1892, became a machinist, and soon joined the Knights of Labor and the Socialist Labor Party. His party boss recognized the potential in this Irishman and even made him an “enforcer” against those who questioned the boss’s authority. The enforcer, though, eventually found himself forced out and moved west to start a new life. Ultimately, Hickey landed in Texas and saw an opportunity to use syndicalism as an organizing tool to build a state socialist party. He did just that. Within a few years, Hickey transformed the faction-ridden Socialist Party of America in Texas into a force strong enough to threaten the Republican Party at the ballot box. He gained a large following thanks to a unique mixture of evangelical rhetoric and militant industrial unionism. As biographer Peter H. Buckingham points out, Hickey failed to deliver his people into the Promised Land. Violence, poll taxes, voter suppression, and other forces made voting for socialist candidates problematic, and the Democratic Party soon coopted the more appealing elements of socialism into watereddown, reformist planks for the Texan voter. By the time Hickey died of throat cancer in the mid-1920s, his moment had passed. “Red Tom” Hickey is an important contribution to Texas and American history, capturing a moment in time that Buckingham argues was the second sustained crisis in American history: a democratic society wrestling with the eﬀects of industrial capitalism. Number Forty-eight: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest
PETER H. BUCKINGHAM is professor of history at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and the author of Rebel against Injustice: The Life of Frank P. O’Hare and America Sees Red: Anti-Communism in America, 1870s to 1980s. He resides in McMinnville.
978-1-62349-755-2 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-756-9 ebook 6x9. 416 pp. 20 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Biography. American History. Labor History. Texas History. December
RELATED INTEREST The Texas Left The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism Edited by David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison 978-1-60344-189-6 paper $23.95s 978-1-60344-370-8 ebook The Texas Right The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism Edited by David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison 978-1-62349-029-4 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-111-6 ebook
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A long overdue focus on the chemistry of the Gulf of Mexico . . .
Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota Volume 5, Chemical Oceanography Edited by Thomas S. Bianchi
The fifth volume in the Harte Research Institute’s landmark scientific series on the Gulf of Mexico provides the first comprehensive study that covers the major core subjects of chemical oceanography in the Gulf. It synthesizes a tremendous amount of established research, together with the most recent information emerging from studies conducted during and after the Macondo Volume 5, Chemical Well oil spill that resulted from the explosion of the Oceanography Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. Situated within the boundaries of a changing semi-tropical region, the Gulf of Edited by Thomas S. Bianchi Mexico is a particularly important body to its bordering countries—the United States, Mexico, and Cuba—and directly influences the economies of these nations through 978-1-62349-774-3 hardcover $95.00s 978-1-62349-775-0 ebook shipping, oil and gas extraction, mineral mining, fisheries, and 81�2x11. 294 pp. 31 maps. 63 figures. 21 tables. Bib. myriad ecosystem services and recreational opportunities. Index.
Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota
The changing chemistry of the Gulf also has wide-ranging eﬀects on weather patterns as many of the hurricanes that reach land in the US and Mexico pass through this ocean basin. We are already seeing some of the consequences of climate change, including, to name one example, the increased frequency of harmful algal blooms, the cause of which is still unknown in most cases. This book brings together a team of expert chemical oceanographers from the US and Mexico to provide a foundational understanding of the complex chemistry of North America’s only marginal sea. Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota: Volume 5, Chemical Oceanography serves as an important reference for understanding the basic science, management, and economic issues facing the Gulf of Mexico while pointing out key topics in critical need of additional research. Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi
THOMAS S. BIANCHI is the Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida. He is the author or editor of several books including Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship Now Threatened by Global Change. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.
Gulf of Mexico. Marine Science. Water. Oceanography. Chemistry. November
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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota Volume 2, Ocean and Coastal Economy Edited by James C. Cato 978-1-60344-086-8 hardcover $40.00s 978-1-60344-270-1 ebook
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New in hardcover, with a new preface by the author “Texas today is the finest and best hunting and fishing ground in the United States . . .” —Field and Stream, 1893
A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting
The Decoys, Guides, Clubs, and Places, 1870s to 1970s R. K. Sawyer Foreword by Matt Kaminski
The days are gone when seemingly limitless numbers of canvasbacks, mallards, and Canada geese filled the skies above the Texas coast. Gone too are the days when, in a single morning, hunters often harvested ducks, shorebirds, and other waterfowl by the hundreds. The hundred-year period from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century brought momentous changes in attitudes and game laws: changes initially prompted by sportsmen who witnessed the disappearance of both the birds and their spectacular habitat. These changes forever aﬀected the state’s storied hunting culture. Yet, as R. K. Sawyer discovered, the rich lore and reminiscences of the era’s hunters and guides who plied the marshy haunts from Beaumont to Brownsville, though fading, remain a colorful and essential part of the Texas outdoor heritage. Gleaned from interviews with sportsmen and guides of decades past as well as meticulous research in news archives, Sawyer’s vivid documentation of Texas’ deep-rooted waterfowl hunting tradition is accompanied by a superb collection of historical and modern photographs. By preserving this account of a way of life and a coastal environment that have both mostly vanished, A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting also pays tribute to the eﬀorts of all those who fought to ensure that Texas’ waterfowl legacy would endure. This book will aid their eﬀorts in championing the preservation of waterfowl and wetland resources for the benefit of future generations. Number Twenty-three: Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi
R. K. (ROB) SAWYER, a retired petroleum geologist, is a freelance writer and on the staff of Thunderbird Hunting Club and Spread Oaks Ranch in Matagorda County, Texas. He lives in Sugar Land, Texas.
978-1-62349-853-5 hardcover $35.00 978-1-60344-773-7 ebook 81�2x11. 288 pp. 26 color, 175 b&w photos. 13 maps. 32 figures. Index. Natural History. Texas History. Sports. September
RELATED INTEREST Texas Market Hunting Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws R. K. Sawyer 978-1-62349-011-9 cloth $30.00 978-1-62349-015-7 ebook
Texas Waterfowl William P. Johnson and Mark W. Lockwood 978-1-60344-807-9 paper (with flaps) $25.00 978-1-60344-820-8 ebook
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A four-century maritime mystery on the shores of Baja California . . .
The Discovery and Archaeology of the San Juanillo on the Shores of Baja California Edward P. Von der Porten Afterword by Peter Von der Porten
Ghost Galleon tells the story of archaeologists’ twentyyear search on a desolate beach in Baja California for the enigmatic remains of a Spanish galleon that disappeared without a trace more than four centuries ago. Carrying a cargo of Asian riches to the New World, Manila galleons forged the final link in the unification of the world through commerce by their annual voyages across the Pacific Ocean. Here, author Edward Von der Porten relates how a chance viewing of Chinese porcelain sherds in a museum catalog led him, his wife Saryl, and a team of researchers to the beachcombers who discovered the sherds. To Von der Porten, these sherds represented the possibility of something much more significant: one of the earliest known Manila galleon shipwrecks on the West Coast. In collaboration with the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH), Von der Porten and his colleagues undertook the first of many archaeological expeditions to investigate the site in 1999. Over twenty years, a team of American and Mexican archaeologists recovered thousands of artifacts and concluded that they had located the remains of the cargo from a Spanish galleon—most likely the San Juanillo of 1578. This copiously illustrated, highly accessible work oﬀers an inside view of how archaeologists carefully assemble the evidence that allows scientific reconstruction of past events. Despite the grudging resistance of time, Von der Porten and his colleagues have resurrected the tale of the ill-fated San Juanillo to enrich our understanding and appreciation of the past. Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
EDWARD P. VON DER PORTEN (1933–2018), author of The German Navy in World War II and Discovering Francis Drake’s California Harbor, was a naval historian, nautical archaeologist, museum director, educator, and a founding member of the Drake Navigators Guild. He was also a noted expert on sixteenth-century Chinese porcelains.
978-1-62349-767-5 hardcover $60.00s 978-1-62349-768-2 ebook 81�2x11. 240 pp. 240 color, 1 b&w photo. 6 maps. Bib. Index. Nautical Archaeology. International History. August
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Coﬃns of the Brave Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812 Edited by Kevin J. Crisman 978-1-62349-032-4 hardcover $60.00s 978-1-62349-076-8 ebook
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Exploring the prehuman, primate, and human evidence for father care and its contribution to the formation of human behavior and survival . . .
Fathers and Their Children in the First Three Years of Life An Anthropological Perspective Frank L’Engle Williams
How ancient is father care of human infants and young children, and why did it emerge? Is it possible that father care arose among the ancestors of modern humans and became essential for survival? Or is it a recent, though variable, development? Is father care an evolved trait of Homo sapiens or is it a learned cultural behavior transmitted across generations in some societies but not others? In this important study, Frank L’Engle Williams examines the anthropological record for evidence of the social behaviors associated with paternity, suggesting that ample evidence exists for the importance of such behaviors for infant survival. Focusing on the first three postnatal years, he considers the implications of father care—both in the fossil record and in more recent crosscultural research—for the development of such distinctively human traits as bipedalism, extensive brain growth, language, and socialization. He also reviews the rituals by which many human societies construct and reinforce the meanings of socially recognized fatherhood. Father care was adaptive within the context of the parental pair bond and shaped how infants developed socially and biologically. The initial imprinting of socially recognized fathers during the first few postnatal years may have sustained culturally sanctioned indirect care such as provisioning and protection of dependents for nearly two decades thereafter. In modern humans, this threeyear window is critical to father-child bonding. By increasing the survival of children in the past, present, and quite possibly the future, father care may be a driving force in the biological and cultural evolution of Homo sapiens. Number Twenty: Texas A&M University Anthropology Series
FRANK L’ENGLE WILLIAMS is a professor of anthropology at Georgia State University. A multiple Fulbright program grant recipient, his research focuses on human and primate paleontology and behavioral reconstruction. He lives in Atlanta.
978-1-62349-807-8 hardcover $50.00s 978-1-62349-808-5 ebook 6x9. 160 pp. 25 b&w photos. 4 illus. 15 figures. Bib. Index. Anthropology. Archaeology. Social Sciences. November
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“. . . mastering XQuery . . .”
XQuery for Humanists Clifford B. Anderson Joseph C. Wicentowski
XQuery is the best language for querying, manipulating, and transforming XML and JSON documents. Because XML is in many ways the lingua franca of the digital humanities, learning XQuery empowers humanists to discover and analyze their data in new ways. Until now, though, XQuery has been difficult to learn because there was no textbook designed for non- or beginner programmers. XQuery for Humanists fills this void with an approachable guidebook aimed directly at digital humanists. Cliﬀord B. Anderson and Joseph C. Wicentowski introduce XQuery in terms accessible to humanities scholars and do not presuppose any prior background in programming. It provides an informed, opinionated overview and recommends the best implementations, libraries, and paradigms to empower those who need it most. Emphasizing practical applicability, the authors go beyond the XQuery language to include the basics of underlying standards like XPath, related standards like XQuery Full Text and XQuery Update, and explain the diﬀerence between XQuery and languages like Python and R. This book will aﬀord readers the skills they need to build and analyze large-scale documentary corpora in XML. XQuery for Humanists is immeasurably valuable to instructors of digital humanities and library science courses alike and likewise is a ready reference for faculty, graduate students, and librarians who seek to master XQuery for their projects. Coding for Humanists
CLIFFORD B. ANDERSON is associate university librarian for research and learning at Vanderbilt University. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee. JOSEPH C. WICENTOWSKI is digital history advisor in the Oﬃce of the Historian at the US Department of State. He resides in Arlington, Virginia.
978-1-62349-829-0 paper $50.00s 978-1-62349-830-6 ebook 6x9. 352 pp. 4 b&w photos. 3 figs. Index. Computers/Programming. Education. Humanities. January
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Columns to Characters The Presidency and the Press Enter the Digital Age Edited by Stephanie A. Martin 978-1-62349-562-6 hardcover $42.00s 978-1-62349-563-3 ebook
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Heavy Date Over Germany
The Life and Times of B-17 Tail Gunner Ray Perry
Edited by Jewellee Jordan Kuenstler Foreword by former Texas Governor Rick Perry
Texas State Historical Association
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Texas Almanac 2020–2021 The 70th edition in this long-running reference guide is filled to the brim with maps, statistics, full-color photographs, and fascinating information. You’ll buy a piece of Texas history in every Texas Almanac in your collection. Our features this year include: Everyone knows Texas is a big state, but we continue to grow, sometimes in unexpected ways. Learn more about population growth, shifts, and trends, and where we might be by 2050 in this feature, written by Steve H. Murdock, PhD, a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau and currently a professor at Rice University and director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, and Michael Cline, PhD, former associate director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas. A new entry in our series on Texas immigrants focuses on Asian Indians. From facing early anti-Asian immigration bans to becoming the fourth largest concentration of Asian Indians in the United States, Indian Texans have helped shape the state’s economy, public policy and cultural landscape. Learn about this rich immigration history and how the influence of Asian Indians can be felt across Texas. This feature is written by Ayshea Khan, Asian American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center.
70th Edition Texas State Historical Association
978-1-62511-054-1 hardcover $39.95 978-1-62511-055-8 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62511-056-5 ebook 6x9. 710 pp. November
The entire book is revised with the latest information for every edition, including the 254 county maps and our population estimates for every Texas town. Chapters include: • Environment: Learn about the geology of Texas, as well as in-depth information about plants, wildlife, rivers, and lakes. • Weather: Highs and lows of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766. Also, a look at how our state has recovered since Hurricane Harvey. • Astronomical Calendar: Find the moon phases, sunrise and sunset times, moonrise and moonset times, and any eclipses and meteor showers expected for 2020 and 2021. • Recreation: The places to go visit in Texas, with details on state and national parks, landmarks, and wildlife refuges.
Detailed map of Presidio County. Maps are produced in-house and updated for every edition.
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• Sports: The results of championship games for sports in Texas, from high school through professional, and a list of all Texas Olympic medalists and the past ten years of Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. • Counties: An expansive section featuring detailed county maps, locator maps, and profiles of Texas’ 254 counties. • Population: Figures and the latest estimates from the State Data Center, plus an analysis of what has changed in the past 5-10 years and a comprehensive list of the population of Texas cities and towns. • Elections: Results and maps from the 2018 General Election and information on voter turnout. • Government: Historical documents and lists of governmental officials dating from our time under Spanish rule to today, as well as a recap of the 86th Legislative Session, information about state boards commissions, and lists of state, county, and local officials. • Culture and the Arts: Find museums, competitions and award winners, and cultural and artistic highlights from the past few years, along with maps and data about the variety of religious groups in Texas. • Business, Agriculture, and Transportation: Information about all aspects of our rich economy, and how we’ve faired as a state in the past few years, packed with tables about employment, prices, taxes, and more in a wide variety of industries. • And much more . . .
But growth has not just occurred in Texas’ largest urban conglomerations. If you look at metropolitan statistical areas relative to their numerical and percentage change in population from 2010 to 2017, it is evident that the growth in Texas metropolitan areas is extraordinary. Five Texas metropolitan areas were ranked among the nation’s fastest growing areas in percentage terms between 2010 and 2017, including Austin-Round Rock, Midland, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, San Antonio-New Braunfels, and DallasFt. Worth-Arlington.”—Excerpt from demographics feature by Steve H. Murdock and Michael Cline
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A classic in print again
Watt Matthews of Lambshead Third Edition
Laura Wilson Foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker The Texas State Historical Association is pleased to offer a third edition of Watt Matthews of Lambshead, a major work of art and an important historical document. Since the first edition was published in 1989, Laura Wilson’s chronicle of this iconic ranch has proven to be a popular and important contribution to the story of Texas. In words and especially in Wilson’s starkly beautiful images, Watt Matthews of Lambshead captures a way of life that is iconically Texan, one now only available to a vanishing number of residents of the Lone Star State, where even rural landscapes are increasingly dominated by industrial activities like high-density feedlots and oil extraction. In The 50+ Best Books on Texas (1998), A. C. Greene wrote that “[Watt] Matthews . . . was the last living link with all the Texas cowboy and ranch mythology and lore from the 1850s.” The ranch has continued to operate after his death in 1997, and this edition includes an afterword that details recent developments. A new foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emeritus of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, puts the book in the context of Wilson’s career as one of the most notable photographers of the contemporary American West. LAURA WILSON is a photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, London’s Sunday Times Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ, and British Vogue. Laura Wilson is married and lives in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband, Robert, are the parents of three sons, Andrew, Owen, and Luke Wilson. ANNE WILKES TUCKER is curator emeritus of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
978-1-62511-042-8 cloth $79.95 13x101/2. 152 pp. 108 duotone photos. Photography. Texana. Gift Books. Texas Ranching. October
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Julian Onderdonk in New York The Lost Years, the Lost Paintings James Graham Baker 978-1-62511-020-6 cloth $49.95 978-1-62511-024-4 ebook
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A special commemorative edition of Dan Jenkins’s last novel, including a foreword by Tom Brokaw and an afterword by Sally Jenkins
The Reunion at Herb’s Cafe Dan Jenkins
And what a reunion it is! Dan Jenkins reunites many of the most memorable and irascible characters from his most memorable and hilarious novels—starting with Semi-Tough. Billy Clyde Puckett, Shake Tiller, T. J. Lambert, Barbara Jane Bookman, Big Ed Bookman, Slick Henderson, Juanita Hutchins, Doris Steadman— the list goes on, and they’re all packin’ heat. It all begins when Herb’s Café—modeled after a Fort Worth landmark renowned for its chicken-fried steak—goes up for sale after Herb’s death and the establishment’s disastrous sequel as a trendy restaurant featuring outrageous nouvelle cuisine. Tommy Earl Bruner buys the place, rehires most of the old staff, and invites all its former denizens to Fort Worth for a grand celebration. The uproarious outcome could only have been dreamed up by comic mastermind Dan Jenkins. DAN JENKINS was an award-winning sportswriter and best-selling novelist whose career spanned seven decades. He was the author of twenty-five books—thirteen novels and twelve works of nonfiction. After fifteen years writing for newspapers in Fort Worth and Dallas, Jenkins became nationally known for his stories in Sports Illustrated over a period of twenty-five years, for his stints as a sports columnist for Playboy, and for his essays, features, and tweets for Golf Digest.
978-0-87565-727-1 cloth $27.95 978-0-87565-736-3 ebook 6x9. 128 pp. Novellas. October
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Sí El Paso
Mark A. Paulda El Paso is living proof of the vitality that blooms when Hispanic and Anglo cultures freely enrich each other. Sí El Paso is a celebration of this splendid border city in stunning photographs by Mark A. Paulda and evocative bilingual text by El Pasoans who cherish their city in all its diversity. Often called a big city with a smalltown heart, this international border town often tops the list of safest big cities in Texas—and did so for years before any part of a border wall was imposed on it. “Our history reaches back nearly 12,000 years at Hueco Tanks, where the first human settlements can be traced,” says Paulda. “The Spanish established themselves during the mid-1550s; Old West gunfighters took the law into their own hands on downtown streets in the 1800s; and we’ve always lived hand-in-hand with our sister city, Juárez, across the border. There is no other city like El Paso.” In page after page of beautiful photos and celebratory prose, Sí El Paso illustrates the culture and history of this unique American city. MARK A. PAULDA is a curious-minded Gentleman Wayfarer (see his eponymous blog) and international travel photographer who has traveled more than a million miles around the world—and who thrives on challenging everything he knows as a Westerner. His previous books include Celebrating El Paso and El Paso 120, both published by TCU Press. He lives in El Paso, Texas.
978-0-87565-728-8 cloth $35.00 11x81/2. 208 pp. 186 color photos. Photography. Borderlands Studies. September
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Odd Birds Severo Perez
The year is 1961. Seventy-year-old Cosimo Infante Cano, a Cuban-born artist in need of inspiration, follows his lover to Texas in what was to be a temporary sabbatical from their life in France. Unexpectedly, he finds himself stranded in San Antonio, nearly penniless, with little more than the clothes on his back and an extraordinary pocket watch. His long hair and eccentric attire make him an odd sight in what he has been told is a conservative cultural backwater. Cosimo’s French and Cuban passports put a cloud of suspicion over him as events elsewhere in the world play out. Algeria is in open revolt against France. Freedom Riders are being assaulted in Mississippi, and the Bay of Pigs debacle is front-page news. Cosimo confronts nightmares and waking terrors rooted in the horror he experienced during the Great War of 1914–1918. His friends—students, librarians, shopkeepers, laborers, lawyers, bankers, and even a parrot—coalesce around this elderly French artist as he attempts to return to what remains of his shattered life. His new friends feel empathy for his impoverished condition, but his unconventional actions and uncompromising ethics confuse them. He creates charming drawings he refuses to sell and paints a house simply for the pleasure of making a difference. In the process he forever alters the lives of those who thought they were helping him. SEVERO PEREZ, an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and writer, grew up in working-class Westside San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. For over forty-five years he produced programing for PBS and for network and cable television. His feature film adaptation of Tomas Rivera’s novel . . . and the earth did not swallow him (1994) won eleven international awards, including five for Best Picture. His first novel, Willa Brown & the Challengers (2012), is historical fiction based on the real-life African American aviation pioneer Willa Beatrice Brown. Odd Birds is his second novel.
978-0-87565-729-5 cloth $29.95 978-0-87565-737-0 ebook 6x9. 200 pp. Literary Novel. September
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Chili Queen Mi historia Marian L. Martinello 978-0-87565-613-7 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-621-2 ebook
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Wanted in America
Posters Collected by the Fort Worth Police Department, 1898–1903
Edited by LeAnna S. Schooley and Tom Kellam This book of genuine wanted posters distributed by law enforcement agencies at the turn of the twentieth century will change your perspective on the genre. Wanted in America: Posters Collected by the Fort Worth Police Department, 1898–1903 features fifty posters and the fascinating true crime stories behind them. While some of the offenders are virtually unknown today, others, such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, remain household names. You will meet fugitive pickpockets, embezzlers, robbers, kidnappers, murderers, and more, along with their associates and their victims. They are a cross-section of America—men and women of all ages, social classes, and many races and nationalities. Though the notices were created on a local level, they reflect national social and economic changes in a growing population. The fifty posters published here represent only a small sample of the hundreds available for research. The stories behind the posters demonstrate how twentieth-century advances in mass media distribution, law enforcement techniques, transportation, and communication impacted the ability of lawmen to locate the fugitives they sought and the ability of the suspects to stay on the run. They reveal that the game of cat and mouse continued as both hunter and hunted found ways to use technology to their advantage. Over thirty-five professors, journalists, and historians generously contributed their talents to research and craft the essays that accompany these posters. The tales themselves run the gamut from amusing to puzzling to horrific. These may not be the wanted posters of popular imagination, but they are the real thing—which makes them all the better. LEANNA S. SCHOOLEY is executive director of the Center for Texas Studies at TCU, where she received her PhD in 2017. She has spent her career working in museums and public history organizations. TOM KELLAM is a native of Fort Worth with degrees in philosophy, history, and library science. He worked in the Genealogy, Local History, and Archives Unit at the Fort Worth Public Library for twenty-three years. He is currently the district archivist for Tarrant County College.
978-0-87565-730-1 cloth $35.00 81/2x11. 176 pp. 50 color photos. Texas History. October
RELATED INTEREST Hell’s Half Acre The Life and Legend of a Red-Light District 978-0-87565-088-3 paper $17.95 978-0-87565-511-6 ebook
The Garden of Eden The Story of a Freedmen’s Community in Texas Drew Sanders 978-0-87565-624-3 ebook 978-0-87565-625-0 cloth $32.95
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The Quaker Sergeant’s War
The Civil War Diary of Sergeant David M. Haworth Gene Allen
The Civil War posed a dilemma for American Quakers, who abhorred slavery as much as they hated violence. Fighting for the Confederacy was unthinkable. The situation for the citizens of East Tennessee—most of whom voted against secession—was especially vexed. Faced with conscription into the Confederate Army, David Haworth, two of his brothers, and a group of friends walked from their home in East Tennessee into Kentucky, moving by night to avoid Confederate patrols. Arriving in London, Kentucky, they enlisted in the Union Army as part of the Third Tennessee Infantry. David kept a diary throughout the Civil War, recounting the unit’s participation in numerous encounters including the battle at Resaca, Georgia, where his brother William was killed and where he and his other brother Isaac were wounded, and he went on to write movingly of one of the last engagements of the war at Nashville. This memoir is a rare historical source that scholars will find valuable. It is rich in detail, and Civil War buffs and general readers alike will find it an engaging firsthand account of our nation’s most tragic conflict. A native of Neosho, Missouri, GENE ALLEN graduated from Oklahoma State University. While still in school, he began a career in broadcasting, writing copy for several small-town radio stations. With the advent of television he moved to WKY-TV, Oklahoma City, writing and producing a number of award-winning documentaries. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Cheryl.
978-0-87565-725-7 paper $24.95 978-0-87565-735-6 ebook 6x9. 96 pp. 12 b&w photos. Civil War. December
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Now a major motion picture!
New and Selected Poems
New in paper
The Iron Orchard
Originally published in 1966 under the pen name Tom Pendleton, The Iron Orchard garnered a cult following for its authentic representation of the people and the industry in the oil fields of Texas and the American Southwest. Now available again in a new edition, The Iron Orchard tells the story of a young Texan, Jim McNeely, who is desperate to make a name for himself in the oil fields of Texas. Told from the inside by a man who knew the oil fields intimately, it is a vibrant, brutal story of the men who labored, sweated, lusted, and gambled their money and spirits to pump oil out of the earth. It is the adventure of violent men among other violent men. And it is the story of perseverance and love in the midst of one of America’s most dramatic industries. The Iron Orchard is magnificent and memorable reading. The Iron Orchard was a co-winner of the 1967 Texas Institute of Letters Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction, along with Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show. The Iron Orchard film premiered at the 2018 Dallas International Film Festival.
In her introduction to Jenny Browne’s New and Selected Poems, Naomi Shihab Nye writes, “The poems are switchboards of care extending in so many directions, beamed up to high, but always with the subtlety of idiosyncratic awareness—it’s fascinating to fathom how she gets from one place to another. A startle, a dazzle of impulses enlivening the spirit . . . .” Browne’s poems ask personal questions: How did we get here? Where are we going? Can we walk there together? From love letters to strangers to extended meditations on slow-moving rivers, these poems surprise in their fidelity to the strangeness of being alive. In the new poems included here, this heightened awareness is set against the landscape of a planet undergoing global climate change, quickly becoming inhospitable. Resisting the poles of paralysis and apocalypse, Browne travels through extreme and unfamiliar landscapes, considering the unthinkable, negotiating the past, and ultimately reimagining the future and our human place in it. TCU Texas Poet Laureate Series
The late Texan EDMUND PENDLETON VAN ZANDT JR. published The Iron Orchard under the pen name Tom Pendleton. Van Zandt, a member of the prominent Fort Worth Van Zandt family, lived through many of the oil field experiences he described in this book.
JENNY BROWNE is the author of three poetry collections: At Once, The Second Reason, and Dear Stranger, and two chapbooks, Welcome to Freetown and Texas, Being. She was the 2017 Poet Laureate of Texas. She is currently a professor of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
978-0-87565-712-7 cloth $32.50 978-0-87565-740-0 paper $25.00 978-0-87565-713-4 ebook 6x9. 384 pp. Western Fiction. September
978-0-87565-732-5 cloth $19.95 978-0-87565-739-4 ebook 6x9. 96 pp. 1 b&w photo. Poetry. December
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Chloe Seraspe Reynaldo
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Be a Girl Champion
Harris College of
Nursing and Health Sciences
Embracing the Past, Welcoming the Future
Bond & Keen
Fort Worth, Texas www.prs.tcu.edu
Be a Girl Champion is a compilation of stories about seven young girls who faced hardships in their lives but who came out stronger and wiser. Readers of this book will take away one thing: everything that happened to these girls has happened and continues to happen to millions of others just like them, not just in Asia but around the world. Author Chloe Reynaldo wrote these stories hoping readers will realize that these unfortunate circumstances are commonplace, and that they are happening all around us, even though they go unnoticed. Reynaldo wrote them simply, to impress upon people of all ages the daunting problems these very young girls face. But these are also stories of hope—stories that show any step forward, no matter how small, can be a major improvement. One way or another, these girls strive to overcome their difficulties and to continuously grow as people. Reynaldo hopes that all will always be inspired to move past obstacles and look forward to the future—and always remember to support, bolster, and champion one another. CHLOE SERASPE REYNALDO started writing at the age of four. A member of 4-Peer, a global initiative pioneered by the UN, she was the youngest delegate to the UN AsiaPacific Commemoration of International Women’s Day 2016. Now a college freshman, Chloe shares her advocacy, passion, and heart through this book. 978-0-87565-733-2 paper $16.95 978-0-87565-734-9 ebook 5x8. 112 pp. 27 color illus. Young Readers. August
Mary Lou Bond Rhonda Jean Keen
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Embracing the Past, Welcoming the Future
Mary Lou Bond and Rhonda J. Keen Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Embracing the Past, Welcoming the Future details the history of Harris College from 1946 to 2019. The initial history, presented in 1973 by the founding dean Lucy Harris in The Harris College of Nursing: Five Decades of Struggle for a Cause, described the evolution of nursing education from a traditional apprenticeship into an academic program that prepares professional nurses. The current book describes how subsequent generations of faculty, students, and alumnae have responded to the challenges posed by Dean Harris in 1973 to provide a clear definition of nursing roles and functions and to research the effects that variables in nursing care have on the health of people. Anyone interested in professional healthcare will find this book a rich and valuable resource. MARY LOU BOND, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, is adjunct faculty at Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. RHONDA J. KEEN, PhD, RN, is the Rankin Professor of Nursing at Texas Christian University. 978-0-87565-726-4 cloth $35.00 10x10. 224 pp. 100 color, 90 b&w photos. Education History. October
University of North Texas Press
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Keyboard Sounds That Launched Rock Music
Alan S. Lenhoff and David E. Robertson Classic Keys is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book focusing on the signature rock keyboard sounds of the 1950s to the early 1980s. It celebrates the Hammond B-3 organ, Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, the Vox Continental and Farfisa combo organs, the Hohner Clavinet, the Mellotron, the Minimoog and other famous and collectable instruments. From the earliest days of rock music, the role of keyboards has grown dramatically. Advancements in electronics created a crescendo of musical invention. In the thirty short years between 1950 and 1980, the rock keyboard went from being whatever down-onits-luck piano awaited a band in a bar or concert hall to a portable digital orchestra.Â It made keyboards a centerpiece of the sound of many top rock bands, and a handful of them became icons of both sound and design. Their sounds live on: Digitally, in the memory chips of modern keyboards, and in their original form thanks to a growing group of musicians and collectors of many ages and nationalities. Classic Keys explores the sound, lore, and technology of these iconic instruments, including their place in the historical development of keyboard instruments, music, and the international keyboard instrument industry. Twelve significant instruments are presented as the chapter foundations, together with information about and comparisons with more than thirtysix others. Included are short profiles of modern musicians, composers, and others who collect, use, and prize these instruments years after they went out of production. Both authors are avid musicians, collect and restore vintage keyboards, and are well-known and respected in the international community of web forums devoted to these instruments. ALAN LENHOFF has been a writer, editor, and executive for major U.S. newspapers, and a magazine publisher.Â He lives in Birmingham, Michigan. DAVID ROBERTSON is an industrial designer, commercial photographer, and design historian from Adelaide, Australia. He is a member of the Order of Australia for services to professional design.
978-1-57441-776-0 hardcover $60.00 978-1-57441-786-9 ebook 91/2x121/2. 416 pp. 350 color and b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Music. September
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Living in the Woods in a Tree Remembering Blaze Foley Sybil Rosen Foreword by Ethan Hawke 978-1-57441-676-3 paper $19.95
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A Wyatt Earp Anthology Long May His Story Be Told
Edited by Roy B. Young, Gary L. Roberts, and Casey Tefertiller Foreword by John Boessenecker Wyatt Earp is one of the most legendary figures of the nineteenthcentury American West, notable for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Some see him as a hero lawman of the Wild West, whereas others see him as yet another outlaw, a pimp, and failed lawman. Roy B. Young, Gary L. Roberts, and Casey Tefertiller, all notable experts on Earp and the Wild West, present in A Wyatt Earp Anthology an authoritative account of his life, successes, and failures. The editors have curated an anthology of the very best work on Earp—more than sixty articles and excerpts from books—from a wide array of authors, selecting only the best written and factually documented pieces and omitting those full of suppositions or false material. Earp’s life is presented in chronological fashion, from his early years to Dodge City, Kansas; triumph and tragedy in Tombstone; and his later years throughout the West. Important figures in Earp’s life, such as Bat Masterson, the Clantons, the McLaurys, Doc Holliday, and John Ringo, are also covered. Wyatt Earp’s image in film and the myths surrounding his life, as well as controversies over interpretations and presentations of his life by various writers, also receive their due. Finally, an extensive epilogue by Gary L. Roberts explores Earp and frontier violence. ROY B. YOUNG is editor of the Journal of the Wild West History Association and the author of James Cooksey Earp and Cochise County Cowboy War. GARY L. ROBERTS is emeritus professor of history at Abraham Baldwin College and author of Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend. CASEY TEFERTILLER is a former writer for the San Francisco Examiner and the author of Wyatt Earp: The Life behind the Legend.
978-1-57441-773-9 cloth $45.00 978-1-57441-783-8 ebook 6x9. 912 pp. 33 b&w illus. 2 maps. Bib. Index. Western History. Biography. August
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John Ringo, King of the Cowboys His Life and Times from the Hoo Doo War to Tombstone, Second Edition David Johnson Foreword by Chuck Parsons 978-1-57441-672-5 paper $19.95
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The Other Toscanini
The Life and Works of Héctor Panizza
Sebastiano De Filippi and Daniel Varacalli Costas Foreword by Harvey Sachs The Other Toscanini is the only book in English about the Argentine conductor and composer Héctor Panizza (1875– 1967). Known all over the world by his Italian name —Ettore— the maestro was in fact born in Buenos Aires and developed an astonishing international career, becoming music director of, successively, Covent Garden, la Scala (where he conducted alongside Arturo Toscanini), Teatro Colón, and the New York Metropolitan Opera. At the Met between 1934 and 1942, he was in charge of the Italian repertoire and started the first radio broadcasts, whose recordings are his most well-known. He conducted widely in Europe and the Americas and devoted part of his energies to composing, recording, and organizing musical institutions. Now virtually forgotten, Panizza’s name is being revived in this definitive biography, which describes both his life and his legacy, strongly associated with that of the great Arturo Toscanini. The book also describes Panizza’s important accomplishments as a composer. In his native Argentina, he is known for the patriotic “Canción de la Bandera,” based on a text by Luigi Illica, Puccini’s librettist. But Panizza also wrote operas, orchestral works, chamber music, and songs, widely performed in their day and still worthy of frequent revivals. Number Thirteen: North Texas Lives of Musician Series
SEBASTIANO DE FILIPPI is currently Music Director of the National Congress Chamber Orchestra in Buenos Aires. He is the author of four books. DANIEL VARACALLI COSTAS has worked as a journalist and music critic. At Teatro Colón he was the Head of Publications and is currently Lecturer on Music History. The author of four books, he is a frequent collaborator in magazines and programs. Both authors live in Buenos Aires.
As the biographer of Arturo Toscanini, whom Panizza esteemed and who, in turn, honored Panizza with his trust and confidence, I have learned much from this book, which makes an important contribution to the history of twentieth-century music in Argentina and beyond.”— from the foreword by Harvey Sachs, author of Toscanini: Musician of Conscience
978-1-57441-774-6 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-784-5 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 28 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Music. Biography. September
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From Texas to Tinian and Tokyo Bay
The Memoirs of Captain J. R. Ritter, Seabee Commander during the Pacific War, 1942–1945 Edited by Jonathan Templin Ritter
This is the story of J. R. Ritter (1902–1994), a civil engineer from Texas who became a U.S. Navy Seabee officer during World War II. For his memoir he preserved personal papers, letters, photos, and other items, many of which are reproduced in this book. His narrative is edited and annotated by his grandson, Jonathan Templin Ritter. The U.S. Naval Construction Battalions, known as the “Seabees,” were formed in March 1942. Their duties were to build military facilities and airfields overseas, in both the European and Pacific Theaters. In the Pacific Theater alone, including the Aleutians, the Seabees built 111 major airstrips, 441 piers, 2258 ammunition magazines, and much more. Ritter tells the story of two Seabee Battalions, one in the Aleutians and one in the Central Pacific. He describes the Aleutian Islands Campaign during 1942–1943, when there was a real concern that Japan might try to attack Alaska and the continental United States through the “back door.” Ritter also gives an eyewitness account of the building of the airfields on Tinian Island in the Northern Marianas that enabled the B-29 fire raids on Japan—the “Empire Run”—which culminated in the two missions that dropped the atomic bombs in August 1945, ending the Pacific War. This book provides a major contribution to the wartime literature about the Seabees, those brave, resourceful, and hard-working American patriots, whose mottos were “Can do!” and “The difficult we do now; the impossible takes a little longer.”
978-1-57441-771-5 cloth $24.95 978-1-57441-781-4 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. 12 b&w illus. 6 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. World War II. Military History. Memoir. November
RELATED INTEREST Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma Allies at War, 1943–1944 Jonathan Templin Ritter 978-1-57441-674-9 cloth $29.95
Number Seventeen: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
JONATHAN TEMPLIN RITTER is an archivist, historian, and author of Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma (UNT Press). He earned a Master’s Degree in History from San Francisco State University and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. He lives in Northern Virginia.
Pacific Blitzkrieg World War II in the Central Pacific Sharon Tosi Lacey 978-1-57441-609-1 paper $19.95
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Winner, Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
Orders of Protection Jenn Hollmeyer
In abuse situations, people can go to court for orders of protection. But in these twelve stories, people also seek protection from various demons in unusual ways — by impersonating famous musicians, cooking pet chickens, marching in parades, shooting at coyotes, calling lost dogs, and more. The characters don’t always find their way to safety or even survival, but somehow optimism prevails anyway. Set in Illinois, these subtly linked stories explore circumstances and emotions through details that stay with you far beyond the last page. “Orders of Protection floored me. The range of style, voice, and angles of approach had me checking over and over to confirm I was still reading the same magical book. However, these stories do more than sing their own unique songs. As I read, the myriad voices came together in a perfect harmony of pain, longing, fear, and, however strangely, comfort. It’s been a long time since I read a story collection with such excitement, so eager to see what each new installment would bring.” —Colin Winnette, author of The Job of the Wasp and Haints Stay, and judge Number Eighteen: Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
JENN HOLLMEYER is a writer and painter who holds an MFA from Bennington College and undergrad degrees in journalism and studio art from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Jenn grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, two kids, and a dog. Learn more at jennhollmeyer.com
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French Revolutionary, Utopian Leader, and Texas Frontier Photographer
Paula Selzer and Emmanuel Pécontal
Adolphe Gouhenant tells the story of artist, revolutionary, and early North Texas resident Francois Ignace (Adolphe) Gouhenant (1804–1871). Gouhenant was selected by well-known Icarian communist Etienne Cabet to lead an advance guard from France to settle a utopian colony in North Texas. The community, beset by hardships, ultimately scapegoated Gouhenant, accused him of being a French agent, and expelled him. He then journeyed first to Fort Worth to teach the federal soldiers French and art, and next to Dallas, where he founded the town’s first arts establishment in the 1850s. Gouhenant set up shop as a daguerreotypist and photographed the town’s early residents. His Arts Saloon was the scene of many exhibitions and dances but ultimately became the high stake in a nasty battle among Dallas’s leading citizens, setting legal precedent for Texas homestead law. Number Three: Texas Local Series
PAULA SELZER is a third great-granddaughter of Adolphe Gouhenant. She has spent twentyfive years working on children’s health policy for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EMMANUEL PÉCONTAL, a French professional astronomer and an historian of astronomy, works at the Centre Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon. 978-1-57441-769-2 cloth $34.95 978-1-57441-779-1 ebook 6x9. 464 pp. 30 b&w illus. 2 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. Exploration/Settlement. Biography. October
The CornettWhitley Gang Violence Unleashed in Texas David Johnson Foreword by Doug Dukes
During the late 1880s, the Cornett-Whitley gang rose on the Texas scene with a daring train robbery at McNeil Station, only miles from the capital of Texas. In the frenzy that followed the robbery, the media castigated both lawmen and government officials, at times lauded the outlaws, and indulged in trial by media. At Flatonia the gang tortured the passengers and indulged in an orgy of violence that earned them international recognition and infamy. Private enterprises, such as Wells Fargo, the railroads, and numerous banks, joined forces with law enforcement to combat them. Lawmen from cities and counties combined with federal marshals and the Texas Rangers to further cement what would become the “brotherhood of the badge.” These efforts succeeded in tracking down and killing or capturing a good number of the gang members. Readers of the Old West and true crime stories will appreciate this sordid tale of outlawry and the lawmen who put a stop to it. Number Twenty-one: A.C. Greene Series
DAVID JOHNSON has received degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University. He is the author of John Ringo, King of the Cowboys; The Horrell Wars; and The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War, 1874–1902, all published by the University of North Texas Press. 978-1-57441-768-5 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-778-4 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 19 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. Texas Rangers. Western History. July
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From the Halls of the Montezumas
Mexican War Dispatches from James L. Freaner, Writing under the Pen Name “Mustang”
A Boyhood Dream Realized
Half a Century of Texas Culture, One Newspaper Column at a Time Burle Pettit
Edited by Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff
James L. Freaner was one of America’s first war correspondents covering General Winfield Scott’s campaign during the Mexican War. His letters appeared in newspapers under the byline “Mustang,” and his reports from the front included publication of complete casualty lists (long before official reports became public), detailed battle descriptions, and observations on postwar Mexico. Freaner’s greatest contribution was persuading Nicholas P. Trist, negotiator with Mexico, to ignore his recall and conclude a peace treaty that added California, Nevada, Utah, and other territory to a growing country.
This collection of columns from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is Texas Folklore Society Extra Book #27. The editorial columns included herein tell stories, and tell about telling stories. They also reflect boyhood dreams . . . and foolishness, fears, beliefs, customs, traditions, and sometimes things that are no longer part of our culture but we wish were. All reflect what was—and for many, still is—important. If “the traditional knowledge of a culture” is how we define what folklore is, this volume provides an intimate look at the folklore of Lubbock, Texas, and the greater area of the South Plains.
From the Halls of the Montezumas is a complete compilation of Freaner’s Mexican War reporting. Editors Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff annotated the text with footnotes identifying people, places, and events, also adding pictures of key figures and maps.
You don’t have to be an avid reader of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, or even be from Lubbock or know where Moran is to relate to the issues covered in these pieces.
Number Fourteen: War and the Southwest Series
BURLE PETTIT worked in the newspaper industry for half a century, first as a sports writer and later as the editor of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
ALAN D. GAFF is an independent scholar and President of Historical Investigations. His previous books include Bayonets in the Wilderness, Blood in the Argonne, and On Many a Bloody Field. DONALD H. GAFF is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa, and co-editor with Alan D. Gaff of Ordered West: The Civil War Exploits of Charles A. Curtis (UNT Press). 978-1-57441-767-8 cloth $39.95s 978-1-57441-777-7 ebook 6x9. 576 pp. 31 b&w illus. 3 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Mexican War. American History. October
Number Twenty-seven: Texas Folklore Society Extra Book
978-1-57441-770-8 cloth $22.95 978-1-57441-780-7 ebook 51/2x81/2. 352 pp. 20 b&w illus. Index. Texas Folklore. Texana. November
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The Devil’s Triangle
Ben Bickerstaff, Northeast Texans, and the War of Reconstruction in Texas
James M. Smallwood, Kenneth W. Howell, and Carol C. Taylor
“This book provides a well-researched, exhaustive, and fascinating examination of the life of Benjamin Bickerstaff, a desperado who preyed on blacks, Unionists, and others in northeastern Texas during the Reconstruction era until armed citizens killed him in the town of Alvarado in 1869. The work adds to our knowledge of Reconstruction violence and graphically supports the idea that the Civil War in Texas did not really end in 1865 but continued long afterward.”—Carl Moneyhon, author of Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction JAMES M. SMALLWOOD was the author of Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans during Reconstruction. KENNETH W. HOWELL is professor of history at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas, and editor or co-editor of The Seventh Star of the Confederacy, Still the Arena of Civil War, and Single Star of the West. CAROL C. TAYLOR is an independent historian living in Greenville, Texas. 978-1-57441-772-2 paper $19.95 978-1-57441-782-1 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. 12 b&w illus. 7 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Civil War/Reconstruction. Texas History. September
Journal of Schenkerian Studies 12 Edited by Benjamin Graf
ISSN 1558-268X $22.00x 71/2x91/4. 144 pp. Bib. Music. December
All Over the Map True Heroes of Texas Music Michael Corcoran 978-1-57441-710-4 paper $19.95
From Santa Anna to Selena Notable Mexicanos and Tejanos in Texas History since 1821 Harriett Denise Joseph 978-1-57441-715-9 cloth $29.95
Texas Rangers Lives, Legend, and Legacy Bob Alexander and Donaly E. Brice 978-1-57441-691-6 cloth $34.95
Goodbye Gluten Happy Healthy Delicious Eating with a Texas Twist Kim Stanford and Bill Backhaus 978-1-57441-578-0 paper $24.95 $15.00
The Journal of Schenkerian Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Center for Schenkerian Studies and the University of North Texas Press under the guidance of Timothy Jackson, Stephen Slottow, and an expert editorial board. The journal features articles on all facets of Schenkerian thought, including theory, analysis, pedagogy, and historical aspects. For a list of articles and abstracts please visit http://music.unt.edu/mhte/node/55. Back issues can be obtained from Texas A&M University Press.
State House Press WWW.STATEHOUSEPRESS.COM
“A glimpse into the anything but routine life of a nineteenyear-old American tail gunner, longing for home, family, and a girl left back in Texas”—Former Governor Rick Perry
Heavy Date Over Germany
The Life and Times of B-17 Tail Gunner Ray Perry
Edited by Jewelee Jordan Kuenstler Foreword by former Texas Governor Rick Perry Ray Perry was a farm boy from rural West Texas when America entered World War II. He always had a fascination with planes, so he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps with the intention of becoming a pilot. The Army Air Corps needed tail gunners, however, so Ray served his country at the back end of a B-17, completing thirty-five combat missions before the war’s end. This is the story of his World War II adventure, wrought with tragedy and excitement and every emotion in between. This is also the story of how a young man from a small West Texas town handled the upheaval that comes with war. Based off numerous primary source materials, Ray’s story unfolds through his letters, photos, and mementos. The book’s foreword is written by his son, and former Texas governor, Rick Perry. JEWELLEE JORDAN KUENSTLER works for the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, and is a frequent contributor to the Stamford American and The Stamford Star. She lives in Stamford, Texas, with her husband, Tracy, her son, TJ, and her dog, Charlie.
I never was rattled . . . . I could never remember really being scared. I know I was. Had to be. But I had control of it.”—Ray Perry, from the book The pilot sent the radio operator back there to see if they got me . . . and he climbed, crawled, right there beside the side of that tail wheel, and he never did get back all the way where I was at, but he . . . saw me sitting up and he saw me move a little. So, he went back and told the pilot, ‘I guess he’s alright. I think he’s still alive.’”—Ray Perry, from the book
Heavy Date Over Germany
The Life and Times of B-17 Tail Gunner Ray Perry
Edited by Jewellee Jordan Kuenstler Foreword by former Texas Governor Rick Perry
978-1-933337-80-7 paper $29.95 978-1-933337-82-1 ebook 6x9. 196 pp. 50 photos. 2 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. World War II. 20th Century History. Military/ Aviation History. November
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New printing includes a new introduction by Texas History Legend Stephen L. Hardin
The Alamo and Beyond A Collector’s Journey
Phil Collins Essays by Donald S. Frazier, Stephen L. Hardin, and Richard Bruce Winders When Phil Collins was a kid growing up in a London suburb, he would often watch an amazing show on his family television. There, in black and white, was Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. As he matured, Collins not only acted out the exploits of his new hero, but he often refought the Battle of the Alamo with his toy soldiers. Even though music came to dominate his life, it was this love of history—and Davy Crockett and the Alamo in particular—that was always near by. On one musical tour, Collins encountered his first David Crockett autograph—for sale at a store called the Gallery of History. “I didn’t know this stuff was out there, that you could own it,” the rock-n-roll legend said. “It had never occurred to him. Later, he received a birthday present that would change his life: a receipt for a saddle signed by an Alamo defender. From that point forward, the drummer began building his impressive Alamo and Texas Revolution collection. Here, for the first time in history, are the artifacts, relics, and documents that compose the Phil Collins collection, available in a beautifully designed color book shot-through with stunning photography and crisply rendered illustrations. Collins’s prose takes the reader through the joys of being a collector as he lovingly describes what each piece in this impressive assemblage means to him. Photographer Ben Powell of Austin brought these items to vivid relief, and artist Gary Zaboly’s masterful pen-andink drawings breath life into the items. Essays by Texas historians Bruce Winders, Don Frazier, and Stephen Hardin provide the historical background to the collection and help make this into a work of art that also serves handily as a serious research tool. PHIL COLLINS, drummer, actor, singer, producer, and now author, has been constantly active in all manner of contradictory and unlikely projects. An avid student of the battle of the Alamo since his boyhood, Collins has now turned his gifted pen to writing history.
978-1-933337-50-0 cloth $60.00 978-1-933337-81-4 ebook 11x81/2. 416 pp. 150 artifacts. 150 documents. 25 illus. 2 Maps. 10 photos. Bib. Index. Texas History. Revolution/Republic. Military History. Photography. November
Fans of Texas will find much to love in this book. I was enthralled.” —Jake Silverstein, former editor, Texas Monthly RELATED INTEREST Sacrificed at the Alamo Tragedy and Triumph in the Texas Revolution Richard Bruce Winders 978-1-880510-80-3 cloth $24.95 978-1-933337-76-0 paper $19.95 Lust for Glory An Epic Story of Early Texas and the Sacrifice That Defined a Nation Stephen L. Hardin 978-1-933337-75-3 paper $39.95
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A Wake with Nine Shades Poems
Jennifer Sperry Steinorth A Wake with Nine Shades is an exploration of grief and culpability, a Dantean descent through contemporary midlife crisis. Populated by ghosts and children, lovers and amputations, bodies of water, insomnia, debt and domestic violence, Steinorth measures what is broken against the white space of the page, paying homage to the Great Lakes and snowscapes her poems inhabit and the vacancies, denials, and drains they circle. Formally inventive and musically obsessive, the book’s unconventional formal construction and lyric wit contribute what Eleanor Wilner deems the essential “Lightness” described by Italo Calvino, noting Steinorth’s “ability to treat weighty subjects with a mastery of style . . . a liveliness of imagination and intelligence that lightens, without denial, what would otherwise be unbearable. . . .” JENNIFER SPERRY STEINORTH is a poet, educator, interdisciplinary artist, and licensed builder. Her poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Colorado Review, The Journal, jubilat, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West and elsewhere. She has received grants from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Vermont Studio Center, Warren Wilson College where she received her MFA in poetry, and The Bear River Writers’ Conference. In 2016 she was the Writers@Work Poetry Fellow selected by Tarfia Faizzulah and won the Connecticut River Review Poetry Prize judged by Penelope Pellizon. Her first, full-length book, A Wake in Nine Shades, a finalist for the Hillary Gravendyke prize, the Barrow Street Prize and Press 53 open read, is forthcoming from Texas Review Press in autumn of 2019. A hybrid text of visual poetry/erasure is forthcoming from TRP, Spring of 2021.
At the midpoint of the night we were allotted/ I found myself/ in dark apartment” “Sleep rent open/and I poured out. “ Like only the finest poets, Jennifer Steinorth creates her own revelatory, slant language of the interior, one of disquieting, intimate estrangements, dailiness dispossessed of its easy familiarity, distant atrocities disconcertingly present. The action of her nuanced, unsettling, multivalent lines resembles the wisteria vine on the fixed frame: “the living thing/that will pull it down climbing/up— Eleanor Wilner, winner of 2019 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service
978-1-68003-191-1 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-207-9 ebook 51/4x81/2. 98 pp. Poetry. August
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Born-Again Anything Poems
Kara Krewer In her debut chapbook, Kara Krewer comes of age amidst poverty, family tragedy, and a cast of characters both grotesque and relatable. Born-Again Anything explores what it means to grow up queer in the rural South, to leave, and to return. These poems search for meaning in contradiction: of both loving and struggling against landscapes, people, and upbringing. Set against a backdrop of big cities and small towns, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, as well as the orchards of Krewer’s native rural Georgia, Born-Again Anything is a keen and honest look at the American coming-of-age journey. Krewer’s eye is fresh and her subjects varied: cornfields, supermarkets, collard greens, and animals in silent movies. And always in these poems Krewer is looking at us, people who wander through our lives carrying unknown stories. These poems give voices to the people we pass everyday without much thought. Krewer’s talent lies in her ability to show us who we are, in sympathy, and without judgment. KARA KREWER was raised on an orchard in rural Georgia. Her poems have appeared in The Adroit Journal, Best New Poets 2017, West Branch, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Purdue University, where she was editor-in-chief of Sycamore Review and taught creative writing, composition, and film studies. She is a former 2016– 2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Georgia, where she’s a Presidential Fellow.
978-1-68003-190-4 paper $16.95 978-1-68003-200-0 ebook 51/4x81/2. 52 pp. Poetry. July
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Two Desperados Stories
Susan Lowell Winner of the George Garrett Fiction Prize, Susan Lowell’s Two Desperados is a collection of southwest-flavored stories that feature a blacksmith, several smugglers, a mule, a jaguar, a runaway groom, a murderess, a witch, a basket weaver, a Gremlin, three cowboys, and a ghost. Settings range from a grand university library to a construction site, from an apocalyptic dream world to the coyote-haunted banks of the Rio Grande. A novella called “Captain Death” traces a journalist’s odyssey along the U.S.Mexico border. Another novella, “Two Desperados,” follows a prodigal daughter’s return to her eccentric Arizona home. And although they grapple with love and death, many members of this motley gang still manage to find sparkles in the darkness and a few crazy moments of grace. These eighteen stories play a few games with traditional short story form, but by and large they remain in the realism camp—yet it is realism tweaked or enlivened with an occasional sprinkle of magic or a small electric zap. In length they range from a few words to many pages, from the brief text of a bumper sticker to a full-scale novella. In the words of Apuleius, author of The Golden Ass: “Reader! Pay attention! You’re going to enjoy yourself!” SUSAN LOWELL is the author of nineteen books for adults and children, including The Three Little Javelinas, now a southwestern children’s classic, and Ganado Red: A Novella and Stories, which won the Milkweed Editions National Fiction Award. Her short stories have appeared in the Southern Review, American Fiction, and the online Saturday Evening Post. A fourth-generation Arizonan born in Chihuahua, Mexico, she divides her time between Tucson and a ranch on the border.
Two Desperados crosses the border between tradition and experiment, order and chaos, and the wild and woolly lands where languages blur and state and federal lines have no meaning. Much in the tradition of the namesake of this award and the founding editor who first made it happen, this book is full of piss and vinegar, not to be missed.”—Michael Gills
978-1-68003-193-5 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-202-4 ebook 51/4x81/2. 154 pp. Fiction. September
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Farm Alarm Poems
Mac Gay In a world as terrifying as Plath’s and as mistake-ridden as Curly Howard’s, a world trapped in its Gothic, Southern O’Connoresque box, Gay picks through the wreckage of the years with gritty idiomatic narrative, and sardonic lyric. The key word in this one-step-forward-and-two-steps-back little pamphlet of darkness is “alarm”. Yet eventually, that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is a platitude that rings true. The poems slog through farm tragedies, grueling football practice, problems with marriage and alcohol, stupid jobs, rejection of poems, and shaky self-esteem with plucky tenaciousness. Fatherlessness and fruitlessness may be the detours but thankfully not the destination. Gay’s quirky sardonic voice perfectly matches the foibles described herein. Far from the typical failure-to-success story, the collection does arc toward a hard-won edification of a kind, a sort of smile, if you will, even though weather-beaten and wry. MAC GAY is the author of three previous collections of poetry. His new full-length collection, Ghost Hunt, is forthcoming in 2019. His poems have been featured in numerous magazines, including Atlanta Review, Cutbank, Plainsong, Texas Poetry Calendar, Snake Nation Review, and Mojave River Review. He teaches at Perimeter College at Georgia State University and resides in Covington, Georgia with his wife Jana and his three incredibly spoiled dogs.
A father’s sudden death becomes the backdrop of this hard-hitting new collection of poems by Mac Gay. In a book threaded with tragic loss and human cruelty, Gay manages to weave insight and wry humor and formal genius in such a way that one feels at once kicked in the gut and charmed by Farm Alarm, his most recent and powerfully-rendered gem of a chapbook.”—Beth Gylys, author of Spot in the Dark and Sky Blue Enough to Drink
Mac Gay’s Farm Alarm comes from the Southern Agrarian tradition, but the second word of its title intimates that the poet is a fugitive from a yeoman’s world gone sadly awry. Fatal farm accidents, too much Jim Beam, a changing landscape, and what Robert Hayden called ‘the chronic angers of that house’ lead the poet on a journey of escape that turns into one of renewal. The voice that emerges tells us that the pastoral isn’t the past; it’s the present, too.”—R.S. Gwynn, author of The Drive-in and No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems 1970–2000
978-1-68003-188-1 paper $16.95 978-1-68003-198-0 ebook 51/4x81/2. 42 pp. Poetry. July
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The Light Here Changes Everything A Novella
Patrick Stockwell Sophie has managed to keep herself clean for a full year. Now, against her sponsor’s advice, she’s agreed to a road trip with her boyfriend Sid, who sees the journey a chance to recapture their past. As they make their way from Houston across Texas and the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, Sophie quickly learns that it’s not easy being sober trapped in a car with someone who’s living the life you’re fighting to leave behind. Bar brawls, automatic weapons, and hidden stashes of liquor complicate things even further as Sophie struggles to discover who she’s supposed to be in this new beginning. As they move farther from home, the few lifelines she has left become strained, and even phone calls to her sponsor don’t seem to be enough to squelch the chaos. Sophie’s new life is in danger of collapse, and with Sid around to pour gas on the fire there doesn’t seem to be anything she can do to stop it—unless she can learn what it means to get better. The Light Here Changes Everything is a story of addiction—to alcohol, to people, to patterns—that, at its heart, seeks to understand why we stay in situations that no longer serve our needs. PATRICK STOCKWELL is a native of Houston, Texas. He holds an MFA in Fiction from New Mexico State University and works as Literary Programs director for Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s Literary Arts Center. He spends as much time as possible outdoors and the rest of the time with his cats.
978-1-68003-192-8 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-201-7 ebook 51/4x81/2. 80 pp. Novella. September
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Fabulous Beast Poems
Sarah Kain Gutowski The poems in Fabulous Beast explore what it means to be a woman divided between biology, ambition, and desire. By reimagining the traditional forms of fable, fairy tale, and myth, and borrowing a bit from magical realism, Fabulous Beast contends with decisions faced by women who no longer fit neatly in traditional roles and so must construct new ones. The first section, “The Sow,” is a fable told through a sequence of free verse poems that examines motherhood through the experience of a shape-shifting animal. The manuscript’s second section is a long poem, “The Woman with the Frog Tongue,” written in Spenserian stanzas, and organized according to the morphology of the fairy tale as laid out in Vladimir Propp’s “Thirty-One Functions” told in ten chapter-poems. At the poem’s end, the reader is offered three possible endings with which to resolve the woman’s strange and difficult tale. The third section of the chimerical Fabulous Beast is “Minor Gods,” a sequence of metrical poems exploring autonomy, sexuality, and fidelity through the lens of mythology. The entire collection ends with one last conversation between the mother and child from the book’s central fairy tale. The child, trying to make sense of her place in the world, listens to her mother speak about her own childhood. In this closing prose poem, she attempts to assure her daughter that our very terrible moments are often short-lived, and what lasts is a renewed sense of presence, of aliveness, in the world. She allows that this anecdote has its limitations, however: “I want you to believe me,” she says in the book’s final lines. “And yet, I want/ for you those summer nights, too, when you lie awake and imagine/ all the ways you don’t.” SARAH KAIN GUTOWSKI is the author of Fabulous Beast, selected as runner-up for the 2018 X.J. Kennedy Prize (Texas Review Press, forthcoming 2019), and Fabulous Beast: The Sow, a chapbook (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015). She has attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Sicily, Western Michigan University’s Prague Summer Program, and the Southampton Writers Conference Script Development Lab. She holds an MFA in poetry from New York University and a BA from James Madison University. Her writing has been published in various print and online journals, including The Threepenny Review, So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, Verse Daily, and The Southern Review. As a professor of English at Suffolk County Community College, she has co-chaired the annual SCCC Creative Writing Festival for over a decade.
sarah kain gutowski
978-1-68003-189-8 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-199-7 ebook 51/4x81/2. 90 pp. Poetry. Folklore. Women’s Studies. August
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Cody Smith Gulf is one part ode and one part elegy to Smith’s Louisiana. It is a book that, all at once, questions, praises, and eulegizes its muse. Smith’s poetry works to elevate people, places, and things that are often looked over as unpoetic. Trailers, pickups, catfish, menial labor thread through Gulf. But ultimately, the book revolves around family and home. It moves back and forth between innocence and experience, the idyllic and tragic. In Gulf, the past shapes the poet, yet the poet, through so much that has been lost, has little else to access a past other than memory. Ultimately, Gulf becomes a reckoning with memory. These poems are the work of a poet leaving and losing his home, his family, his way of life. But they are not merely past-centric. Loss is a centrifugal force, an inciting incident that leads to the question,what is on the other side? What is left of a state that every year falls farther into the Gulf of Mexico? What is left when the poet moves three thousand miles away? What is it like to come home? Can the poet come home? What remains when the poet leaves? What is he able to bring with him? Though Smith’s relationship to his home is not simple, his first urge is to praise; however, when home is a trailer on wheels in a state that continues to fall down farther into water, Gulf is a book of poems unable to escape the elegiac. CODY SMITH is the 2018 Mississippi Review Prize winner in poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Mississippi Review, The Raleigh Review, McNeese Review, among others. He is a creative writing P.h.D. student at Florida State University. He is the founding editor of The Swamp and the author of the chapbook Delta Summers (Yellow Flag Press).
The poems in Gulf are rich with the humid embrace of the South Louisiana swamps, the joy of family and the sorrow of loss. These are poems that celebrate working people, men who cut down trees and sometimes drink too much and women who can make cornbread and rock a child to sleep. Hurricanes roll in from the gulf and heat lightning blazes in the sky. Gulf is filled with the blues, the rumble that comes from human hearts. Cody Smith is a poet of the earth and a brother of John Keats with a blues guitar. A stunning debut collection.”—Barbara Hamby
978-1-68003-194-2 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-203-1 ebook 51/4x81/2. 74 pp. Poetry. October
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Bone Chalk Jim Reese
Ride shotgun down the back-roads of the Great Plains as Jim Reese becomes Willy the Wildcat at a small Division II school, drives a tractor into an outbuilding his first week on the job, and discovers, sometimes with horror, the truth— after immersing himself in the lives of strangers, friends, family and prisoners. Travel to San Quentin prison in San Francisco Bay where he has full access and isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions. Join him in a superstore pharmacy prophylactic aisle. Explore teenage angst and desire with him at a Midwest skating rink. Accompany him as he archives his mother-in-law’s peculiarities, often verbatim. JIM REESE is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. Reese’s poetry and prose have been widely published, and he has performed readings at venues throughout the country, including the Library of Congress and San Quentin Prison. He won the 2018 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award from Mount Marty College, and a Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of his exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at Federal Prison Camp Yankton. In 2017 Reese became a Contractual Education Instructor for the South Dakota Department of Corrections Writing for Reentry Program.
When the serial killer John Joubert volunteered as a Boy Scout troop leader to lure and torture young boys, eventually kidnapping and killing two kids in the same part of Omaha where I lived—he became the nightmare, proof of the validity of those four words. None of us will forget the police crime sketch on milk cartons and plastered to street poles— this gruesome profile of a man with his mirrored sunglasses and hoodie pulled tight around his head. It was my neighborhood he did this in. . . . most nights I curled up in a fetal position and stared at my bedroom window shades.”—from the book
978-1-62288-203-8 cloth $22.00 6x9. 160 pp. Memoir. November
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on the New Deal in Texas is an once and for all the importance helping Texas weather the Great ng collection of essays focusing gap in Texas historiography. Michael Botson, ity College, and author of Labor, and the Hughes Tool Company
Kay Reed Arnold ian and Folklorist. Austin, Texas
Cooperation: Reflections on the New Deal in Texas
Conflict and Cooperation Reflections on the New Deal in Texas
The Fight for Space Roberto Onterivos
Milton S. Jordan George Cooper
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THE NEW DEAL
Med hearing my grandparents’ ession. Later, studying the Great nomic policy and alphabet soup I wondered, “Where are the and their neighbors?” This book o the lives of poor and working omic hardship. Hopefully, it will public history during the Great
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Milton S. Jordan
From its beginnings in the spring of 1933 to its close with U.S. entry into World War II, the New Deal significantly impacted the state of Texas. The projects and programs of this federal recovery effort influenced the culture, economy, social structures and politics of the state. In Texas, as in other states, many New Deal programs created their share of disagreements. The deep and widespread need of the time, however, and the obvious help available from federal dollars overcame most disagreements. This collection of essays highlights examples of the lasting positive impact of these New Deal projects and programs. In these eleven essays, the writers challenge the current popular views, demonstrating the positive role these federal programs filled in the lives of individuals and the communities in which they lived and worked. MILTON S. JORDAN is a retired United Methodist Pastor and an avocational historian. He has edited several works on Texas History, including Just Between Us: Stories and Memories from the Texas Pines, with Dan K. Utley. GEORGE M. COOPER is past president of the East Texas Historical Association and the South Texas Historical Association, holding the positions simultaneously. George is a Fellow of the East Texas Historical Association and Convener of the Texas New Deal Symposium. 978-1-62288-228-1 paper $20.00 6x9. 140 pp. American History. September
In his debut collection, The Fight for Space, Roberto Ontiveros explores the modes of art and obsession with eleven stories that run from fabulist comedy to surrealist noir. The tales—focusing on the inner lives of adult caregivers, deliver drivers, and painters—trace how the ubiquity of media (the world of sitcoms, talk radio, and superhero comics) comes to flood the working class with a dream-like dread. In this book, a budding con artist tries to sell a house that does not belong to her, an anti-social memoirist pens the fates of his friends, and a comic book-obsessed warehouse employee follows a man who wears a gas mask. Atmospheric and erotic, the stories in The Fight for Space, recall the literary mysteries of James M. Cain by way of Twin Peaks. ROBERTO ONTIVEROS is an artist, critic and fiction writer; his work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Threepenny Review, the Dallas Morning News, the Believer and others. He was born in McAllen, Texas. 978-1-62288-226-7 paper $18.00 6x9. 140 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. Mexican American Studies. October
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Happy Birthday Dear Darrell and Other Stories
Tailings: Poems of an Oregon Goldminer’s Son
Wonderfully new and vividly descriptive, Happy Birthday, Dear Darrell and other Stories provides an unflinching portrait of everyday life that is a true and rare find. Lacy writes with both courage and compassion in every story he creates. From the desperate lives of soldiers to the vibrant yet nostalgic roads of rural America, Lacy is confident in the sweep of his attentions, his play of idiom and culture in this pulsating collection of stories that have been previously published in such places as The Sewanee Review, Antioch Review, Crescent Review, Carolina Quarterly, Beloit Fiction Journal and North Dakota Quarterly. Robert Lacy is an American writer of short stories. He was born and raised in East Texas and served in the United States Marines. He graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a student of Richard Yates. He lives in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. 978-1-62288-207-6 paper $18.00 6x9. 140 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. September
A contemplation on small remnants scattered across the grounds of memories, Tailings retrieves the intimate thoughts and stories from the son of a gold miner. This beautifully rendered collection travels across the rustic crevices of a contemporary America, and author Jerry Williams presents and analyzes fragments of life and loss, shaping himself through childhood memories of raspberry bushes, pickup trucks, and hospital beds. Through a rumination on portraits, a study of self, and an unearthing of stories, Tailings is balanced in philosophy and storytelling, illustrating the identity of a sociologist, a cancer survivor, and an Oregon goldminer’s son. JERRY WILLIAMS received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Kansas State University, and is the author of The Rise and Decline of Public Interest in Global Warming: Toward a Pragmatic Conception of Environmental Problems (Nova Science, 2001); he has published numerous sociological publications in such journals as Creative Sociology, Human Ecology Review, and Sociological Inquiry, among others. 978-1-62288-202-1 paper $18.00 6x9. 100 pp. Poetry. September
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Learning to Swim
POETRY / INTERVIEWS
Peter Everwine is a poet’s poet, the kind of writer other poets read with equal parts of envy, gratitude, and joy. . . . (His) poems are crystalline, pared to essentials; they are heartrending, and they are beautiful. —Gary Young
is free of all artifice and in which no residue of fashionable academic discourse can be detected. —Suzanne Lummis, from the Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry
In this rare collected gift of poetry and memoir, Learning to Swim does not disappoint. From the simple way Saiser captures the smallest of things that make up our lives, these economical yet powerful poems transport us to the plains with snow where the “snow which well all day brush against the shingles” to the galaxy where we are alone with airplains blinking paths through starts and crickets stirring in the weeds like enemies or memories dredged from the sixth grade where “Mrs. Fischer loved language and knew its power, so she drew its shadows on the chalkboard.” In the end, we are left with the familiar, “a jagged tear in the kitchen ceiling,” “a fault line” where “guests pause when deciding on chardonnay or beer.” It is a collection like this that brings us back to what we love most, connection to a world that at best is indifferent, and Saiser’s deftly rendered story of place and its characters does not disappoint. MARJORIE SAISER’S novel-in-poems, Losing the Ring in the River (University of New Mexico Press, 2013) won the Willa Award for Poetry. A folio of her poems exploring the relationship between humans and their environments won Fourth River’s 2016 competition. Saiser has received four Nebraska Book Awards. Her poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, Poet Lore, Rattle, Nimrod, Chattahoochee Review, Bosque, American Life in Poetry, and at poetmarge.com.
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978-1-62288-211-3 paper $18.00 6x9. 120 pp. Women’s Studies. Literary Peter Everwine is admired for . . . poems in which the clear, guileless voice Nonfiction. Poetry. seems touched by mystery, by some shimmering and shadowy fullness of things that exists outside language. . . . It might be that “luminosity” is the simply September the best word we have to describe an elegantly composed poetry whose voice
There is a profound humility in Everwine’s poems, a tenderness for the least detail in the world, which his attention and care make luminous. Bone, leaf, panorama, or part of speech, Everwine works to identify in any particular how our lives—at least in the attention of the moment—might claim transcendence. —Christopher Buckley
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There is something shining and pure—a radiant clarity, a luminous stillness at the heart of Peter Everwine’s beautiful, mysterious, and necessary work. —Edward Hirsch
Everwine’s poems are like no other in our language: they possess the simplicity and clarity I find in the great Spanish poems of Antonio Machado and his contemporary Juan Ramon Jiminez but in contemporary American English and in the rhythms of our speech, that rhythm glorified. He presents us with poetry in which each moment is recorded, laid bare, and sanctified, which is to say the poems possess a quality one finds only in the greatest poetry. —Philip Levine
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The editors of this volume share Peter Everwine’s opinion that the art speaks for itself and should be paramount. Even the artist does not know the full meaning of the creation. There has to be a reader, a spectator, a viewer for the act to have full resonance. We leave that resonance to each of you who read the poems. PETER EVERWINE is the author of eight collections of poetry.
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Knocking the Stars Senseless is pitched in that restive space between sorrow and delight—a space both verdant and desolated, vertiginous and still. It is a space of attention and consequence, of recognition and reverence. CLIF MASON lives in Bellevue, Nebraska. His work has been awarded prizes by Writers’ Journal, Plainsongs, SPSM&H, the Midwest Writers’ Conference, and the Academy of American Poets. He has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Rwanda, Africa.
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