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Texas State Historical Association Press • TCU Press • University of North Texas Press State House / McWhiney Press • Texas Review Press Stephen F. Austin State University Press • Winedale Publishing • Shearer Publishing FALL & WINTER 2016
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS & the TEXAS BOOK CONSORTIUM FA LL • W INTER 2016 CONTENTS 3 Texas A&M University Press 32 Texas Book Consortium 33 Texas State Historical Association Press 34 TCU Press 40 University of North Texas Press
49 State House Press 51 Texas Review Press 60 Stephen F. Austin State University Press 69 Shearer Publishing 70 Selected Backlist 74 Order Form
COV ER James Michael Starr, ‘Ripple’ (2010). Book covers and welded steel. From the book The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (See page 7)
Guy Clark self portrait. From the book Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark (See page 3)
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The colorful life and challenging times of an iconic Texas singer-songwriter . . .
Without Getting Killed or Caught The Life and Music of Guy Clark Tamara Saviano
For more than forty years, Guy Clark has been writing and recording unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train,” “The Randall Knife,” “She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” and “Texas, 1947,” Clark’s poetic mastery has given voice to a vision of life, love, and trouble that has resonated not only with fans of Americana music, but also with the prominent artists—including Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others—who have recorded and performed Clark’s music. Now, in Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, writer, producer, and music industry insider Tamara Saviano chronicles the story of this legendary artist from her unique vantage point as his former publicist and producer of the Grammy-nominated album This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Part memoir, part biography, Saviano’s skillfully constructed narrative weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting emotions that make up the life of this modern-day poet and troubadour. John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
Producer of Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, which won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, TAMARA SAVIANO is a publicist and producer living in Nashville. She is also former managing editor of Country Music magazine and produced the 2012 Americana Album of the Year, This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark.
978-1-62349-454-4 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-455-1 ebook 6x9. 352 pp. 10 color, 103 b&w photos. Index. Music. Biography. Popular Culture. October
RELATED INTEREST I’ll Be Here in the Morning The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt Brian T. Atkinson Foreword by “Cowboy” Jack Clements and Harold F. Eggers Jr. 978-1-60344-526-9 cloth $24.95 978-1-60344-527-6 ebook Kent Finlay, Dreamer The Musical Legacy behind Cheatham Street Warehouse Brian T. Atkinson and Jenni Finlay Foreword by George Strait 978-1-62349-378-3 cloth $25.95 978-1-62349-379-0 ebook
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When the words drive the music . . . and vice versa . . .
Pickers and Poets
The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas
Edited by Craig Clifford and Craig D. Hillis Many books and essays have addressed the broad sweep of Texas music—its multicultural aspects, its wide array and blending of musical genres, its historical transformations, and its love/hate relationship with Nashville and other established music business centers. This book, however, focuses on an essential thread in this tapestry: the Texas singer-songwriters to whom the contributors refer as “ruthlessly poetic.” All songs require good lyrics, but for these songwriters, the poetic quality and substance of the lyrics are front and center. Obvious candidates for this category would include Townes Van Zandt, Michael Martin Murphey, Guy Clark, Steve Fromholz, Terry Allen, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Bell, and David Rodriguez. In a sense, what these songwriters were doing in small, intimate live-music venues like the Jester Lounge in Houston, the Chequered Flag in Austin, and the Rubaiyat in Dallas was similar to what Bob Dylan was doing in Greenwich Village. In the language of the times, these were “folk singers.” Unlike Dylan, however, these were folk singers writing songs about their own people and their own origins and singing in their own vernacular. This music, like most great poetry, is profoundly rooted. That rootedness, in fact, is reflected in the book’s emphasis on place and the powerful ways it shaped and continues to shape the poetry and music of Texas singer-songwriters. From the coffeehouses and folk clubs where many of the “founders” got their start to the Texas-flavored festivals and concerts that nurtured both their fame and the rise of a new generation, the indelible stamp of origins is inseparable from the work of these troubadour-poets. John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
CRAIG CLIFFORD, author of In the Deep Heart’s Core: Reflections on Life, Letters, and Texas and other titles, is a professor of philosophy and directs the honors program at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. With his group, the Accidental Band, he performs and records classic Texas singer-songwriters’ music, along with his own songs. Based in Austin, CRAIG D. HILLIS toured and recorded as guitarist with Jerry Jeﬀ Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band from 1972 to 1976. A member of the Lost Austin Band, he maintains active involvement in the state’s live music scene.
PICKERS & POETS PO ETS The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas
EDITED BY CRAIG CLIFFORD AND CRAIG D. HILLIS 978-1-62349-446-9 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-447-6 ebook 6x9. 370 pp. Bib. Index. Music. Poetry. Texana. October
RELATED INTEREST The History of Texas Music Gary Hartman 978-1-60344-002-8 paper $19.95
Texas Blues The Rise of a Contemporary Sound Alan Govenar 978-1-58544-605-6 cloth $40.00
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Where’s the Moon?
A Memoir of the Space Coast and the Florida Dream Ann McCutchan Foreword by M. Jimmie Killingsworth
When your parents are killed just as you have left home for college—glad to finally be away from a life and a place you found stifling—how do you make your way in a world with no home to go back to? For Ann McCutchan, whose parents died in a car crash when she was barely twenty years old, the answer was to keep moving, away from the dream her mom and dad had so hopefully embraced in her childhood and away from the locus of that dream, the state of Florida in the 1960s. In this coming-of-age memoir, McCutchan goes back to Florida to reconcile with the life she had there. Reconnecting with old friends and with long-forgotten places, she confronts the transformation of the wetland real estate she knew as a child into the Space Coast, a transformation her father enthusiastically if not altogether successfully promoted. She revisits the youthful torment of her artistic ambitions, the meaning of the cultural shifts she experienced in the sixties, and the inevitable misapprehension of the history and aspirations of the two people who meant the most to her. The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature
978-1-62349-450-6 paper with flaps $26.00 978-1-62349-451-3 ebook 5x8. 224 pp. 29 b&w photos. Index. Memoir. Literary Nonfiction. Nature Writing. October
ANN McCUTCHAN is a writer whose essays and articles have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. She is the author of four books of nonfiction, including River Music: An Atchafalaya Story.
Facing It Epiphany and Apocalypse in the New Nature M. Jimmie Killingsworth 978-1-62349-145-1 paper with flaps $30.00 978-1-62349-177-2 ebook Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale James S. Guignard Foreword by M. Jimmie Killingsworth 978-1-62349-351-6 paper with flaps $24.95 978-1-62349-352-3 ebook
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The first critical study of a pivotal Texas modernist . . .
Dorothy Hood, 1918–2000
Susie Kalil Foreword by Barbara Rose Contribution by William G. Otton
The Color of Being / El Color del Ser dorothy hood, 1918–2000
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The Color of Being/ El Color del Ser
Born in Bryan, Texas, and raised in Houston, Dorothy Hood won a scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1930s, then worked as a model in New York to earn money for classes at the Art Students League. On a whim, she drove a roadster to Mexico City with friends in 1941Texas and ended up staying for more than twenty A&M University Press years.
THE ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS
Once back in Houston, Hood produced epic paintings that evoked the psychic void of space: large-scale works evoking primordial seas, volcanic explosions, and the cosmos contained within the mind. The Color of Being / El Color del Ser establishes a vital connection among Texas, Latin America, New York, and Europe. It celebrates this important Modernist painter whose oeuvre is integral to the ongoing dialogue of abstraction by artists of the postwar period. Sponsored by the Art Museum of South Texas
SUSIE KALIL is the author of Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary—Paintings and Works on Paper. She is a former Core Fellow in Critical Studies at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Dorothy Hood is an a and reevaluation. Hoo the cultural, political, Mexico and Latin Am intense creative ferm friendships with the e intelligentsia and Lat artists, composers, po revolutionary writers composer José María together they travele
After making her hom produced epic paintin psychic void of space: evoking primordial se and the cosmos conta Her art enables us to of human concerns: t outer and inner world dence and metamorp vanishes and what re there is a constant in dark, positive/negativ and more—used to re each other, thereby ex harmony.
The Color of Being / E Hood’s legacy as a vit Texas, Latin America, celebrates this impor whose oeuvre is integ dialogue of abstractio postwar period.
Hood was front and center at the cultural, political, and social crossroads of Mexico and Latin America during a period of intense creative ferment. She developed close friendships with the exiled European intelligentsia and Latin American surrealists: artists, composers, poets, playwrights, and revolutionary writers. She married the Bolivian composer José María Velasco Maidana, and together they traveled all over the world.
Born in Bryan, Texas, a Dorothy Hood won a Island School of Desig worked as a model in for classes at the Art whim, she drove a roa friends in 1941 and en than twenty years.
978-1-62349-419-3 cloth $45.00 978-1-62349-420-9 ebook 10x11. 288 pp. 118 color photos. Bib. Index. Art. Biography. Women’s Studies. September
RELATED INTEREST Alexandre Hogue An American Visionary— Paintings and Works on Paper Susie Kalil 978-1-60344-214-5 cloth $35.00 978-1-60344-665-5 ebook Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas Light Townsend Cummins 978-1-62349-328-8 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-329-5 ebook
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Current Texas artists, in their own words . . .
The Art of Found Objects Interviews with Texas Artists Robert Craig Bunch
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In this first book of interviews with visual artists from across Texas, more than sixty artists reflect on topics from seminal influences and inspirations to their common engagement with found materials. Beyond the art itself, no source is more primary to understanding art and artist than the artist’s own words. After all, who can speak with more authority about the artist’s influences, motivations, methods, philosophies, and creations?
Robert Craig Bunch
Since 2010, Robert Craig Bunch has interviewed sixty-four of Texas’ finest artists, who have responded with honesty, clarity, and— naturally—great insight into their own work. None of these interviews has been previously published, even in part. Incorporating a striking, full-color illustration of each artist’s work, these absorbing self-examinations will stand collectively as a reference of lasting value. Number Eighteen: Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series
ROBERT CRAIG BUNCH is an assistant librarian at the McNay Art Museum of San Antonio. Previously, he had a twenty-five-year career in public schools, as both a teacher and a librarian.
978-1-62349-407-0 cloth $50.00 978-1-62349-408-7 ebook 9x10. 408 pp. 72 color, 4 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Art. Sculpture. Texana. October
RELATED INTEREST Moctezuma’s Table Rolando Briseño’s Mexican and Chicano Tablescapes Edited by Norma E. Cantú 978-1-60344-183-4 cloth $42.00 978-1-60344-313-5 ebook Ofrenda Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams Liliana Wilson Edited by Norma E. Cantú 978-1-62349-191-8 cloth $60.00 978-1-62349-222-9 ebook
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A Vision of Place
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Since the beginnings of their architectural practice in
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The Texas Post Office Murals Art for the People Philip Parisi
their architectural practice in Houston in 1992. Since that time, their work has received both regional and national
recognition, including multiple John Staub Awards from the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and the Palladio Award, presented in 2014 by the Traditional Building Conference Series. Their home and garden designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Period Homes, and other publications.
W. WILLIAM CURTIS AND RUSSELL WINDHAM INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN FOX
Since the beginnings of their architectural practice in 1992, William Curtis and Russell Windham have dedicated their work to the principle that classical architecture, in its best sense, should embody the same rigor, the same attention to surroundings, and the same thoughtful approach to design theory that fuels the most forward-looking styles and movements. In this graciously appointed book, Curtis and Windham reflect on more than two decades of the practice of classical contemporary architecture, providing an expansive view of eighteen representative projects. Opening with a contextualizing introduction by esteemed architectural historian Stephen Fox, A Vision of Place documents the authors’ quiet assertion that carefully considered work performed along traditional lines can be, in its own way, groundbreaking. Curtis and Windham demonstrate the versatility of classical ideals and methods for instilling a contemporary resonance of place. Number Eighteen: Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities
WILLIAM CURTIS and RUSSELL WINDHAM have received both regional and national recognition. Their home and garden designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Period Homes, and other publications. 978-1-62349-458-2 cloth $50.00 978-1-62349-506-0 ebook 11x13. 224 pp. 154 color, 8 b&w photos. 23 line art. Index. Architecture. November
Walk into any of sixty post offices or federal buildings in the state of Texas and you may be greeted by a surprising sight: magnificent mural art on the lobby walls. In the midst of the Great Depression, a program was born that would not only give work to artists but also create beauty and optimism for a people worn down by hardship and discouragement. This New Deal program commissioned artists to create post office murals to celebrate the lives, history, hopes, and dreams of ordinary Americans. In Texas alone, artists painted ninety-seven artworks for sixty-nine post offices and federal buildings around the state. In this beautiful volume Philip Parisi has gathered 115 photographs of these stunning and historic works of art—36 in full color. He tells the story of how they came to be, how the communities influenced and accepted them, and what efforts have been made to restore and preserve them. Number Fourteen: Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series
PHILIP PARISI, formerly at Utah State University and the Texas Historical Commission, is an independent scholar and translator living in Logan, Utah. 978-1-62349-488-9 flexbound $29.95 978-1-62349-489-6 ebook 91/2x91/2. 200 pp. 103 color, 22 b&w photos. Art. Texas History. October
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Master Builder of the Lower Rio Grande Heinrich Portscheller
W. Eugene George Compiled and edited by Mary Carolyn Hollers George Foreword by Mariá Eugenia Guerra Afterword by Stephen Fox In 1865, Heinrich Portscheller emigrated to Mexico from his native Germany, perhaps motivated by a desire to avoid compulsory military service in the Austro-Prussian War. The scion of a well-known family of masons and master builders, he had the misfortune to disembark at Veracruz during the Franco-Mexican War. Portscheller and his traveling companion were impressed into the imperialist forces and sent to northern Mexico. Sometime following the Battle of Santa Gertrudis in1866, Portscheller deserted the army and eventually made a place for himself in Roma, a small town in Starr County, Texas. Over the next decades, Portscheller acquired a reputation as a master builder and architect. He brought to the Lower Rio Grande Valley his long heritage of Old World building knowledge and skills and integrated them with the practices of local Mexican construction and vernacular architecture. However, despite his many contributions to the distinctive architecture of Roma and surrounding places, by the mid-twentieth century he was largely forgotten. During nearly fifty years of historical sleuthing in South Texas and Germany, W. Eugene George reconstructed many of the details of the life and career of this important South Texas craftsman. Containing editorial contributions by Mary Carolyn Hollers George and featuring a foreword by Mariá Eugenia Guerra and a concluding assessment by noted architectural historian Stephen Fox, Master Builder of the Lower Rio Grande: Heinrich Portscheller at last permits a long-overdue appreciation of the legacy of this influential architect and builder of the Texas-Mexico borderlands. Number Seventeen: Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities
W. EUGENE GEORGE (1922–2013), a widely respected preservation architect and scholar, was the author of Lost Architecture of the Rio Grande Borderlands. MARY CAROLYN HOLLERS GEORGE is the author of O’Neil Ford, Architect.
978-1-62349-452-0 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-453-7 ebook 7x10. 144 pp. 26 color, 15 b&w photos. 13 line art. Bib. Index. Architecture. Biography. Texana. November
RELATED INTEREST Lost Architecture of the Rio Grande Borderlands W. Eugene George 978-1-60344-011-0 cloth $35.00 978-1-60344-401-9 ebook
O’Neil Ford, Architect Mary Carolyn Hollers George 978-0-89096-433-0 cloth $60.00
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Miles and Miles of Texas
100 Years of the Texas Highway Department
Carol Dawson with Roger Allen Polson Geoff Appold, Photo Editor Foreword by Willie Nelson On the eve of its centennial, Carol Dawson and Roger Allen Polson present almost 100 years of history and never-before-seen photographs that track the development of the Texas Highway Department. An agency originally created “to get the farmer out of the mud,” it has gone on to build the vast network of roads that now connects every corner of the state. When the Texas Highway Department (now called the Texas Department of Transportation or TxDOT) was created in 1917, there were only about 200,000 cars in Texas traveling on fewer than a thousand miles of paved roads. Today, after 100 years of the Texas Highway Department, the state boasts over 80,000 miles of paved, state-maintained roads that accommodate more than 25 million vehicles. Sure to interest history enthusiasts and casual readers alike, decades of progress and turmoil, development and disaster, and politics and corruption come together once more in these pages, which tell the remarkable story of an infrastructure 100 years in the making. CAROL DAWSON is an Austin-based writer and artist. She is the author of four novels and one book of non-fiction. She teaches writing workshops, was writer-in-residence at the College of Santa Fe, and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. ROGER ALLEN POLSON is former executive assistant to the deputy executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. He is recognized by the American Association of State Highways and Transportation Oﬃcials, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, and United Press International for his writing, video, and radio productions.
978-1-62349-456-8 cloth $39.95 978-1-62349-457-5 ebook 81/2x11. 368 pp. 147 color, 247 b&w photos. 7 maps. Bib. Index. Texas Transportation. Texas Political History. October
RELATED INTEREST The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority John Williams Foreword by Andrew Sansom 978-1-62349-341-7 cloth $36.00 978-1-62349-346-2 ebook On the Road with Texas Highways A Tribute to True Texas J. Griﬃs Smith Contribution by E. Dan Klepper Foreword by Charles J. Lohrmann 978-1-62349-183-3 flexbound $29.95 978-1-62349-199-4 ebook
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The First Road to Texas from the North Gary L. Pinkerton
Trammel’s Trace tells the story of a borderlands smuggler and an important passageway into early Texas. Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. From the Great Bend of the Red River it intersected with El Camino Real de los Tejas in Nacogdoches. By the early nineteenth century, Trammel’s Trace was largely a smuggler’s trail that delivered horses and contraband into the region. It was a microcosm of the migration, lawlessness, and conflict that defined the period. By the 1820s, as Mexico gained independence from Spain, smuggling declined as Anglo immigration became the primary use of the trail. Familiar names such as Sam Houston, David Crockett, and James Bowie joined throngs of immigrants making passage along Trammel’s Trace. Indeed, Nicholas Trammell opened trading posts on the Red River and near Nacogdoches, hoping to claim a piece of Austin’s new colony. Austin denied Trammell’s entry, however, fearing his poor reputation would usher in a new wave of smuggling and lawlessness. By 1826, Trammell was pushed out of Texas altogether and retreated back to Arkansas. Even so, as author Gary L. Pinkerton concludes, Trammell was “more opportunist than outlaw and made the most of disorder.” Number Five: Red River Valley Books, sponsored by Texas A&M UniversityTexarkana
GARY L. PINKERTON, the author of numerous articles on East Texas history, resides in Houston.
978-1-62349-468-1 cloth $35.00s 978-1-62349-469-8 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 11 b&w photos. 10 maps. Bib. Index. Revolution/Republic. Exploration/Settlement. Heritage Travel. Borderlands Studies. November
RELATED INTEREST The Red River Bridge War A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle Rusty Williams 978-1-62349-405-6 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-406-3 ebook Camino del Norte How a Series of Watering Holes, Fords, and Dirt Trails Evolved into Interstate 35 in Texas Howard J. Erlichman 978-1-58544-473-1 cloth $29.95 978-1-60344-546-7 ebook
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An insider’s view of some of the busiest days of the first Bush presidency . . .
In the White House with George H. W. Bush Chase Untermeyer
Zenith: In the White House with George H. W. Bush is the third in Ambassador Untermeyer’s series of books based on his personal journals compiled during his tenure in the service of George H. W. Bush, first as vice president, then as president. The present work begins with Bush’s election in November 1988 and concludes with Untermeyer’s service as director of the Voice of America, from 1991 until Bush’s defeat by Clinton in 1992. Filled with the author’s personal observations and commentary on White House events, personalities, and issues, Zenith is written largely from Untermeyer’s perspective as President Bush’s director of personnel, a position that placed him squarely at the center of the politically charged process of making recommendations on some 3,500 federal appointments. A diarist since the age of nine and a journalist in his adult years, CHASE UNTERMEYER went to Washington in 1981 to work for the new vice president, George Bush. He remained for the next twelve years, first as executive assistant to Vice President Bush, then as an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, senior White House aide to the first President Bush, and Director of the Voice of America. Now an international business consultant, he lives in Houston. He is also the author of When Things Went Right: The Dawn of the Reagan-Bush Administration and Inside Reagan’s Navy: The Pentagon Journals.
978-1-62349-436-0 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-437-7 ebook 6x9. 352 pp. 14 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Memoir. Presidential Studies. Political Science. October
RELATED INTEREST Inside Reagan’s Navy The Pentagon Journals Chase Untermeyer 978-1-62349-212-0 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-216-8 ebook
When Things Went Right The Dawn of the ReaganBush Administration Chase Untermeyer 978-1-62349-013-3 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-102-4 ebook
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Texas Aggies in Vietnam War Stories
Edited by Michael Lee Lanning From its inception, graduates of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now Texas A&M University, have marched off to fight in every conflict in which the United States has been involved. The Vietnam War was no different. The Corps of Cadets produced more officers for the conflict in Southeast Asia than any institution other than the US service academies. Michael Lee Lanning, Texas A&M University class of 1968, has now gathered over three dozen recollections from those who served. As Lanning points out, “anytime Aggie Vietnam veterans get together—whether it is two or two hundred of them—war stories begin.” The tales they relate about the paddies, the jungles, the highlands, the waterways, and the airways provide these veterans with an even greater understanding of the war they survived. They also allow glimpses into the frequent dangers of firefights, the camaraderie of patrol, and often humorous responses to inexplicable situations. These revelations provide insight not only into the realities of war but also speak to the character of the graduates of Texas A&M University. As Lanning concludes, “these war stories are as much a part of service as is that old green duﬄe bag, a few rows of colorful ribbons, and a pride that does not diminish. In reality, there is only one story about the Vietnam War. We all just tell it differently.” Number 152: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
MICHAEL LEE LANNING, a retired lieutenant colonel who served three tours of duty in Vietnam, is the author of sixteen nonfiction books on military history, including The Only War We Had: A Platoon Leader’s Journal of Vietnam and Vietnam, 1969–1970: A Company Commander’s Journal. He lives in Crystal Beach, Texas.
978-1-62349-470-4 cloth $30.00 978-1-62349-471-1 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 1 Map. Index. Vietnam War. Military History, Texas. Military History. November
RELATED INTEREST The Only War We Had A Platoon Leader’s Journal of Vietnam Michael Lee Lanning 978-1-58544-604-9 paper $19.95
Vietnam, 1969–1970 A Company Commander’s Journal Michael Lee Lanning 978-1-58544-631-5 paper $19.95
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To Bataan and Back
The World War II Diary of Major Thomas Dooley
Transcribed and edited by Jerry C. Cooper, with John A. Adams Jr. and Henry C. Dethloff The Aggie tradition of Muster stretches back to the earliest days of the college. But an extraordinary Muster took place during World War II that would change and further hallow the service thereafter. In the spring of 1942, with Japanese forces poised to overrun the Allies on the Philippine island of Corregidor, Maj. Thomas Dooley, class of 1935, and Maj. Gen. George F. Moore, class of 1908, compiled a list of twenty-five other Aggies under their command, which constituted a “roll call” in the midst of the bombardment. Dooley later told a journalist about the list, and the resulting article spread rapidly throughout the United States, forever connecting Dooley to this enduring Aggie tradition. The breadth of Dooley’s wartime experiences, however, goes far beyond this single Muster. On the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dooley began the first of six handwritten journals— more than 500 pages—that he continued to update throughout the war. As aide-de-camp to Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, the new commander of the Allied forces after Gen. Douglas MacArthur was ordered to Australia, Dooley had regular contact with various commanders and headquarters throughout Bataan and Corregidor. His journals reveal the inside story of the battles of Bataan and Corregidor and with it the capture, imprisonment, and struggle for survival of tens of thousands of American prisoners of war. Dooley’s journals—dutifully maintained even as he was a prisoner—are at once witty, articulate, stark, and often reflective. Dooley died in 2006, and his journals now reside in the Texas A&M University archives. Jerry C. Cooper has painstakingly transcribed, edited, and annotated these remarkable documents, shedding new light on daily life in the storied history of the war in the Pacific. JERRY C. COOPER ’63 was editor of the Texas A&M University alumni magazine, Texas Aggie, from 1971 to 2002. He is the coauthor of Footsteps: A Guided Tour of the Texas A&M University Campus.
THE WORLD WAR II DIARY OF
MAJOR THOMAS DOOLEY
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TO BATAAN AND BACK Edited and Transcribed by
JERRY C. COOPER With
JOHN A. ADAMS JR. and HENRY C. DETHLOFF
978-1-62349-433-9 cloth $30.00 978-1-62349-435-3 ebook 6x9. 192 pp. 37 b&w photos. 4 maps. Glossary. Bib. Index. World War II. Military History, Texas. Biography. Aggie Books. October
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Undersea warriors of the Rising Sun . . .
The Lost Submarines of Pearl Harbor
James P. Delgado, Terry Kerby, Steven Price, Hans K. Van Tilburg, Ole Varmer, and Russell Matthews “One of the last remaining and persistent mysteries of the Pearl Harbor attack is that of the Japanese Midget Submarines. It is a fascinating story of innovation, courage, secrets, and failed expectations. And it is not only a story of the morning hours of December 7, but of the years before to develop these weapons and the years after, where they were deployed in the great Pacific War and how they fared as weapons of war.” These words by Daniel J. Basta, Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, from the foreword of this manuscript, capture both the essence and the impact of this work, assembled by James P. Delgado and his coauthors. The authors have combed the records of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the recollections of its veterans as well as US Department of Defense archives. They have logged hours of direct observation and research on the mini-subs in their final resting places, in some cases more than 1,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific. And in the end, they have woven a tapestry of scholarship, historical sleuthing, scientific insight, and good storytelling that will enthrall specialists and history buffs alike. Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
JAMES P. DELGADO directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Maritime Heritage Program. TERRY KERBY is the Operations Director and chief submersible pilot for the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab (HURL) at the University of Hawai’i. STEVEN PRICE is maintenance chief for the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab at the University of Hawai’i and researches all of HURL’s maritime heritage sites. HANS K. VAN TILBURG is the coordinator of maritime heritage in the Pacific Islands Region for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the author of Chinese Junks on the Pacific: Views from a Diﬀerent Deck. OLE VARMER is an attorney in the International Section of the Oﬃce of General Counsel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He specializes in the law pertaining to underwater cultural heritage. RUSSELL MATTHEWS is an archaeologist with the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center (SR).
978-1-62349-466-7 hardcover $45.00 978-1-62349-467-4 ebook 81/2x11. 256 pp. 158 color, 87 b&w photos. 7 line art. 5 maps. Bib. Index. Nautical Archaeology. World War II. December
RELATED INTEREST Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine Iron, Guns, and Pearls James P. Delgado 978-1-60344-472-9 cloth $34.95 978-1-60344-381-4 ebook
USS Monitor A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage John D. Broadwater 978-1-60344-473-6 cloth $39.95 978-1-60344-474-3 paper $24.95 978-1-60344-749-2 ebook
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A Flying Tiger’s Diary Charles R. Bond Jr. and Terry H. Anderson 978-0-89096-408-8 paper $16.50
Victory Fever on Guadalcanal Japan’s First Land Defeat of World War II William H. Bartsch 978-1-62349-184-0 cloth $36.00
Every Day a Nightmare American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942 William H. Bartsch 978-1-60344-176-6 cloth $40.00
Hell’s Islands The Untold Story of Guadalcanal Stanley Coleman Jersey 978-1-58544-616-2 cloth $35.00
The Two Thousand Yard Stare Tom Lea’s World War II Tom Lea Edited by Brendan M. Greeley Jr. 978-1-60344-008-0 cloth $40.00
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Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch
Duane M. Leach Foreword by Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg
In this tribute to a pioneer conservationist, Duane M. Leach celebrates the life of an exceptional ranch manager on a legendary Texas ranch, a visionary for wildlife and modern ranch management, and an extraordinarily dedicated and generous man. Caesar Kleberg went to work on the King Ranch in 1900. For almost thirty years he oversaw the operations of the sprawling Norias division, a vast acreage in South Texas where he came to appreciate the importance of rangeland not only for cattle but also for wildlife. Creating a wildlife management and conservation initiative far ahead of its time, Kleberg established strict hunting rules and a program of enlightened habitat restoration. Because of his efforts and foresight, by his death in 1946 there were more white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, javelinas, and mourning dove on the King Ranch than in the rest of the state.
978-1-62349-504-6 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-505-3 ebook 6x9. 328 pp. 24 b&w photos. Ranching. Texas History. Wildlife. October
Kleberg’s legacy lives on at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, where a research program he helped found has gained recognition far beyond the pastures of Norias.
Published for the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation
DUANE M. LEACH is former president of Texas A&M University– Kingsville and a trustee of the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation. He lives in Texarkana, Texas.
Petra’s Legacy The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Miﬄin Kenedy Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick 978-1-58544-614-8 cloth $35.00 978-1-60344-460-6 ebook
Letters to Alice Birth of the Kleberg-King Ranch Dynasty Edited and Annotated by Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick 978-1-60344-471-2 cloth $29.95 978-1-60344-331-9 ebook (Above) Caesar Kleberg. Art by Mark Kohler
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What a lifelong bird-watcher loves about Texas birds . . .
Book of Texas Birds
Gary Clark Photographs by Kathy adams ClarK
Gary Clark Photographs by Kathy Adams Clark Drawing on the knowledge and insight gained from a lifetime of watching, studying, and enjoying birds, this book is full of information about more than four hundred species of birds in Texas, most all of which author Gary Clark has seen first hand. Organized in the standard taxonomic order familiar to most birders, the book is written in a conversational tone that yields a wide-ranging discussion of each bird’s life history as well as an intimate look at some of its special characteristics and habits. Information regarding each species’ diet, voice, and nest is included as well as when and where it can be found in Texas. Magnificent photographs by Kathy Adams Clark accompany each bird’s entry. For those just beginning to watch birds to those who can fully relate to the experiences and sentiments communicated here by a veteran birder, this book reveals the kind of personal connection to nature that careful attention to the birds around us can inspire.
Texas Birds 978-1-62349-431-5 flexbound $39.95 978-1-62349-432-2 ebook 7x10. 618 pp. 500 color photos. Bib. Index. Birding/Ornithology. Photography. Wildlife. November
GARY CLARK is professor, former dean, and former vice president at Lone Star College–North Harris County. He writes the weekly nature column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of six books, including Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone. KATHY ADAMS CLARK, who owns The Woodlands–based photo agency KAC Productions, is past president of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, books, and calendars.
Page 18: (left to right) Royal Tern, Prairie Warbler Page 19: (top to bottom) Swainson’s Hawk, Rufous Hummingbird, Hepatic Tanager Photos by Kathy Adams Clark
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From the book: “. . . I’m always learning, always questioning, always looking for new answers about birds. I’m an indefatigable student of birds, never feeling I’ve ever learned enough. I still retain a childlike thrill and curiosity about birds. Hopefully this book will awaken your own childlike curiosity. After all, watching birds engages our minds and reminds us of a world bigger than ourselves.”
RELATED INTEREST Enjoying Big Bend National Park A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone Gary Clark Photography by Kathy Adams Clark 978-1-60344-101-8 flexbound $17.95 978-1-60344-338-8 ebook Photographing Big Bend National Park A Friendly Guide to Great Images Kathy Adams Clark 978-1-60344-817-8 flexbound $19.95 978-1-60344-823-9 ebook
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Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country A Guide to Land Stewardship
W. Rufus Stephens and Jan Wrede
IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
After years of working with landowners, land managers, naturalists, county officials, and others about wildlife management and land stewardship for birds in the Texas Hill Country, biologist Rufus Stephens and educator Jan Wrede teamed up to write a practical guidebook on how to improve habitat for birds on both small and large properties throughout the Hill Country. Because each bird species has specific needs for cover, food, water, nesting, and rearing their young, the book is organized by Hill Country habitat types: wooded slopes and savannahs; grasslands; rivers and creeks; canyons, seeps, and springs; tanks and ponds; plus residential backyards. Each chapter contains an in-depth discussion of common problems and possible solutions for developing optimum habitat. The book showcases 107 species in their habitats with color photographs and a short descriptive account of how to know the bird and care for its habitat. Three additional chapters on predator control, deer management, and cedar management offer detailed information on these special issues that impact the presence of birds throughout the region. As a comprehensive guide to habitat assessment, identification of birds and the habitats they use, plus stewardship practices that will benefit these birds, Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country offers landowners the ideal “how to manual” for writing an effective Wildlife Tax Valuation plan. By helping readers recognize and evaluate habitat health and then use appropriate habitat enhancement practices, the authors hope to inspire and enable widespread and effective bird conservation in the Texas Hill Country. And as bird populations flourish, so do the populations of other wildlife. Myrna and David K. Langford Books on Working Lands
W. RUFUS STEPHENS is the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s district leader for the 25-county Edwards Plateau Wildlife District. He lives in Boerne, Texas. JAN WREDE is former director of education and citizen science at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne and the author of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country. She lives in Boerne, Texas.
A GUIDE TO LAND STEWARDSHIP
W. RUFUS STEPHENS & JAN WREDE 978-1-62349-440-7 flexbound $39.95 978-1-62349-441-4 ebook 8x10. 448 pp. 217 color photos. 13 figures. Map. 40 tables. Bib. Index. Wildlife. Birding/Ornithology. Conservation. January
RELATED INTEREST Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country A Field Guide, Second Edition Jan Wrede 978-1-60344-188-9 flexbound $24.00 978-1-60344-377-7 ebook A Naturalist’s Guide to the Texas Hill Country Mark Gustafson 978-1-62349-235-9 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62349-236-6 ebook
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The Natural and Human History of a Hill Country Nature Preserve S. Christopher Caran and Elaine Davenport Foreword by Andrew Sansom
In the heart of the Texas Hill Country lies an astonishing place called the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, a 76-acre nature preserve and environmental education facility in western Travis County, near Austin, that provides a sanctuary for the flora and fauna of surprisingly diverse ecosystems. Westcave has been connecting children and families to nature since 1976, when the nonprofit Westcave Preserve Corporation was established to restore and protect a popular but rapidly deteriorating picnic spot that encompassed a fern-covered grotto, an ancient rock shelter, and a spectacular forty-foot waterfall. In Discovering Westcave, Chris Caran and Elaine Davenport take readers on a walk through the beautiful preserve, which includes a 3,000-square-foot learning center, unveiling the evolutionary past of its stunning natural features and acknowledging the many people who have been a part of Westcave’s long history. The aim of this guidebook is not only to share the natural and human history of this refuge, soon to be surrounded by one of the fastestgrowing urban areas in the country, but also to inspire through environmental learning a continued respect and appreciation for the natural world. Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
S. CHRISTOPHER CARAN is a research and consulting geologist, currently working for the Texas Water Development Board. ELAINE DAVENPORT is a writer and journalist who is a Westcave Preserve docent and Texas Master Naturalist.
978-1-62349-459-9 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62349-460-5 ebook 53/4x81/4. 256 pp. 66 color, 13 b&w photos. 6 maps. 15 figures. Bib. Index. Nature Guides. Recreation. Conservation. October
RELATED INTEREST Wildlife Watching in America’s National Parks A Seasonal Guide Gary W. Vequist and Daniel S. Licht 978-1-60344-814-7 flexbound $25.00 978-1-60344-827-7 ebook
Explore Texas A Nature Travel Guide Mary O. Parker Photography by Jeﬀ Parker 978-1-62349-403-2 flexbound $28.00 978-1-62349-404-9 ebook
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Building an Ark for Texas
The Evolution of a Natural History Museum Walt Davis
Recounted through the eyes of a major participant, this book tells the story of the Dallas Museum of Natural History from its beginning in 1922 as a collection of specimens celebrating the plants and animals of Texas to its metamorphosis in 2012 as the gleaming Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The life of this museum was indelibly influenced by a colorful staff of scientists, administrators, and teachers, including a German taxidermist, a South American explorer, and a Milwaukee artist, each with a compelling personal investment in this museum and its mission. From the days when meticulously and skillfully prepared dioramas were the hallmark of natural history museums to the era of blockbuster exhibits and interactive education, Walt Davis traces the changing expectations of and demands on museums, both public and private, through an engaging, personal look back at the creation and development of one exceptional institution, whose building and original exhibits are now protected as historical landmarks at Fair Park in Dallas.
978-1-62349-442-1 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-443-8 ebook 6x9. 234 pp. 51 color, 37 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Natural History. Education History. Texas Urban History. October
Number Fifty-four: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series
WALT DAVIS is former director of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas; former curator of vertebrate collections at the Dallas Museum of Natural History; and coauthor of the book Exploring the Edges of Texas. He lives in Campbell, Texas.
RELATED INTEREST Exploring the Edges of Texas Walt Davis and Isabel Davis 978-1-60344-153-7 cloth $24.95 978-1-60344-306-7 ebook
Lone Star Dinosaurs Louis Jacobs Illustrations by Karen Carr 978-0-89096-674-7 paper $14.95
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Circuit Riders for Mental Health The Hogg Foundation in Twentieth-Century Texas William S. Bush
Circuit Riders for Mental Health explores for the first time the transformation of popular understandings of mental health, the reform of scandal-ridden hospitals and institutions, the emergence of community mental health services, and the extension of mental health services to minority populations around the state of Texas. Author William S. Bush focuses especially on the years between 1940 and 1980 to demonstrate the dramatic, though sometimes halting and conflicted, progress made in Texas to provide mental health services to its people over the second half of the twentieth century. At the story’s center is the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, a private-public philanthropic organization housed at the University of Texas. For the first three decades of its existence, the Hogg Foundation was the state’s leading source of public information, policy reform, and professional education in mental health. Its staff and allies throughout the state described themselves as “circuit riders” as they traveled around Texas to introduce urban and rural audiences to the concept of mental health, provide consultation for all manner of social services, and sometimes intervene in thorny issues surrounding race, ethnicity, gender, class, region, and social and cultural change. WILLIAM S. BUSH is associate professor of history at Texas A&M–San Antonio and the author of Who Gets a Childhood?: Race and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth-Century Texas.
Circuit Riders Mental Health FOR
THE HOGG FOUNDATION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY TEXAS
William S. Bush
978-1-62349-444-5 cloth $40.00s 978-1-62349-445-2 ebook 6x9. 272 pp. 24 b&w. Bib. Index. Medical Humanities. Texas Political History. Psychology. Social Sciences. October
RELATED INTEREST Life at the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, 1857–1997 Sarah C. Sitton 978-1-60344-739-3 paper $24.95s
The Polio Years in Texas Battling a Terrifying Unknown Heather Green Wooten 978-1-60344-140-7 hardcover $45.00x 978-1-60344-165-0 paper $19.95 978-1-60344-357-9 ebook
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Bison and People on the North American Great Plains A Deep Environmental History
Edited by Geoff Cunfer and Bill Waiser The near disappearance of the American bison in the nineteenth century is commonly understood to be the result of overhunting, capitalist greed, and all but genocidal military policy. This interpretation remains seductive because of its simplicity; there are villains and victims in this familiar cautionary tale of the American frontier. But as this volume of groundbreaking scholarship shows, the story of the bison’s demise is actually quite nuanced. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains brings together voices from several disciplines to offer new insights on the relationship between humans and animals that approached extinction. The essays here transcend the border between the United States and Canada to provide a continental context. Contributors include historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and Native American perspectives. This book explores the deep past and examines the latest knowledge on bison anatomy and physiology, how bison responded to climate change (especially drought), and early bison hunters and pre-contact trade. It also focuses on the era of European contact, in particular the arrival of the horse, and some of the first known instances of over-hunting. By the nineteenth century bison reached a “tipping point” as a result of new tanning practices, an early attempt at protective legislation, and ventures to introducing cattle as a replacement stock. The book concludes with a Lakota perspective featuring new ethnohistorical research. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains is a major contribution to environmental history, western history, and the growing field of transnational history. Connecting the Greater West Series
GEOFF CUNFER is associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan and the author of On the Great Plains: Agriculture and Environment, winner of the Agricultural History Society’s Theodore Saloutos Book Award. BILL WAISER is distinguished professor emeritus of history at the University of Saskatchewan. A specialist in western and northern Canadian history, he is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Saskatchewan: A New History and Park Prisoners: The Untold Story of Western Canada’s National Parks, 1915–1946.
B I SON A N D PEOPL E
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GR EAT P LAIN S A D E E P E N V I RO N M E N TA L H I STO RY
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G E O F F C U N F E R
B I L L WA I SE R
978-1-62349-474-2 cloth $60.00s 978-1-62349-475-9 ebooks 6x9. 272 pp. 20 color, 11 b&w photos. 5 maps. Notes. Index. Native American Studies. Borderlands Studies. Environmental History. Western History. November
RELATED INTEREST Transnational Indians in the North American West Edited by Clarissa Confer, Andrae Marak, and Laura Tuennerman 978-1-62349-326-4 cloth $45.00s 978-1-62349-327-1 ebook On the Great Plains Agriculture and Environment Geoﬀ Cunfer 978-1-58544-400-7 cloth $55.00s 978-1-58544-401-4 paper $28.00 978-1-60344-899-4 ebook
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Comanche Marker Trees of Texas
Steve Houser, Linda Pelon, and Jimmy W. Arterberry In this unprecedented effort to gather and share knowledge of the Native American practice of creating, designating, and making use of marker trees, an arborist, an anthropologist, and a Comanche tribal officer have merged their wisdom, research, and years of personal experience to create Comanche Marker Trees of Texas. A genuine marker tree is a rare find—only six of these natural and cultural treasures have been officially documented in Texas and recognized by the Comanche Nation. The latter third of the book highlights the characteristics of these six marker trees and gives an up-to-date history of each, displaying beautiful photographs of these long-standing, misshapen, controversial symbols that have withstood the tests of time and human activity. Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs of trees, this book offers a close look at the unique cultural significance of these living witnesses to our history and provides detailed guidelines on how to recognize, research, and report potential marker tree candidates. STEVE HOUSER owns Arborilogical Services, Inc. in Dallas. LINDA PELON is professor of anthropology at McLennan Community College in Waco. JIMMY W. ARTERBERRY is Tribal Historic Preservation Oﬃcer for the Comanche Nation.
Comanche Marker Trees of Texas Steve Houser Linda Pelon Jimmy W. Arterberry
978-1-62349-448-3 flexbound $35.00 978-1-62349-449-0 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. 133 color, 4 b&w photos. 6 maps. 6 drawings. Figure. Bib. Index. Native American Studies. Texas History. October
RELATED INTEREST Famous Trees of Texas Texas A&M Forest Service Centennial Edition Gretchen Riley and Peter D. Smith 978-1-62349-238-0 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-240-3 ebook Living Witness Historic Trees of Texas Ralph Yznaga Foreword by Damon Waitt 978-1-60344-576-4 flexbound $29.95 978-1-60344-767-6 ebook
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An unprecedented compendium on the genus Prosopis— the widespread and controversial mesquite
History, Growth, Biology, Uses, and Management Rodney W. Bovey
Global problem or treasure? This question has accompanied the widespread and controversial mesquite tree wherever it grows and is studied around the world. In this comprehensive reference to the genus Prosopis, rangeland scientist Rodney Bovey has gathered and synthesized years of research in a book that reflects our current state of knowledge about the biology, morphology, and management of mesquite. Environmentally adaptive, the mesquite is considered by many to be an invasive or a pest species, and Bovey addresses the concerns about mesquite encroachment worldwide. But he also explains its ecological importance in the prevention of erosion and desertification and in providing food and habitat for wildlife. In addition, Bovey traces the uses of mesquite by humans and discusses the economics of growing and harvesting mesquite. A handy guide to the names, locations, distributions, habitat, structure, and uses of several species of mesquite is included in this benchmark publication for ecologists, range managers, biologists, landowners, and students of agriculture and ecosystem science. Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series
RODNEY W. BOVEY retired after thirty years with the Agricultural Research Service at the US Department of Agriculture and is now an adjunct professor of ecosystem science and management at Texas A&M.
HISTORY, GROWTH, BIOLOGY, USES, AND MANAGEMENT
Rodney W. Bovey
978-1-62349-428-5 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-429-2 ebooks 81/2x11. 570 pp. 50 color photos. 8 tables. 11 line art. 2 figures. Glossary. Index. Range Management. Natural History. Plants/ Botany. November
RELATED INTEREST Beef, Brush, and Bobwhites Quail Management in Cattle Country Fidel Hernández and Fred S. Guthery Foreword by Wyman Meinzer 978-1-60344-475-0 flexbound $24.95 978-1-60344-587-0 ebook White-Tailed Deer Habitat Ecology and Management on Rangelands Timothy Edward Fulbright and José Alfonso Ortega-Santos 978-1-60344-951-9 flexbound $29.95 978-1-60344-972-4 ebook
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This is not just a plant book. It’s a book about how those plants can be managed to benefit livestock, wildlife, and a healthy watershed.
Land Stewardship in the Upper Colorado River Watershed
Common Rangeland Plants of West Central Texas
George Clendenin USDA–Natural Resources Conservation Service Well-managed ranch lands or rangeland in Texas capture the rain that permeates our soils, sustains creeks and rivers, and replenishes aquifers, which, in turn, water our cities. The stewardship of the region is the focus of this book—the largest contributing watershed in the Colorado River Basin—viewed through the lens of its plant communities. This field guide and management reference to four million acres of rangeland in the Concho River watershed of west central Texas offers general descriptions of more than 200 plant species, including information about the plant’s growing period, growth form, livestock and wildlife value, and special management issues. Accompanying photographs give the reader an idea of not only what the plant looks like on the range but also which identifiable features, such as flowers, fruit, or leaf shape, are most important to that particular plant. In addition, several experts cover the use of fire and the management of deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife in this region. A discussion of noxious, invasive, and toxic plants; historical accounts of the region; four useful appendixes; a glossary; and a plant list complete the impressive content of this comprehensive volume. GEORGE CLENDENIN is a rangeland management specialist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Currently based in Madisonville near College Station, he previously worked with landowners in the Concho Valley.
As a conservationist and rancher, I can say that this book will be immensely useful to anyone who wants to maintain a healthy balance between livestock, wildlife, and range management. It offers practical information on plants, grazing plans, and brush management and explains how and why our region has changed and is changing now . . . a go-to resource.”—Sandra Tweedy, manager and part owner of Tweedy Ranch
Common Rangeland Plants of West Central Texas George Clendenin
USDA–Natural Resources Conservation Service
978-1-62349-391-2 flexbound $45.00s 978-1-62349-392-9 ebooks 7x10. 414 pp. 650 color, 1 b&w photos. 24 line art. 3 maps. 13 tables. Glossary. Bib. Index. Plants/Botany. Range Management. Field Guides. Wildlife. 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 Woody Plants of the Big Bend and Trans-Pecos A Field Guide to Common Browse for Wildlife Louis A. Harveson 978-1-62349-353-0 flexbound $29.95 978-1-62349-371-4 ebook
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Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation Richard Byers
Hugo Junkers (1859–1935) was a German engineer and aircraft designer generally credited as the pioneer of all-metal airplanes. His company, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG, more commonly referred to simply as “Junkers,” became a major German aircraft manufacturer based in Dessau. From humble beginnings producing boilers and radiators, by World War II the company was producing some of the most successful Luftwaffe planes, including the Ju 88, the primary bomber of the German air force. Hugo Junkers himself, however, was a socialist pacifist who saw aviation as a way to unify the world. Soon after the Nazi party came to power in 1933, Junkers was forced to surrender his patents, found his holdings seized by the state, and was placed under house arrest. He died in 1935, a “tortured genius” exiled from his life’s work but, perhaps fortunately, spared from seeing his inventions destructively unleashed across Europe. No biography of Junkers has been published to date. Author Richard Byers now fills that void with this compelling narrative of a man and his machines. Flying Man is a contribution not only to the history of aviation but also adds to our understanding of the consolidation of power in Germany’s march toward World War II. Number Twenty: Centennial of Flight Series
RICHARD BYERS, a native of Adelaide, Australia, is professor of history at the University of North Georgia.
978-1-62349-464-3 cloth $39.95s 978-1-62349-465-0 ebook 6x9. 280 pp. 25 b&w photos. 3 line art. Bib. Index. Aviation. Biography. Military History. Business History. December
RELATED INTEREST Aviator of Fortune Lowell Yerex and the Anglo-American Commercial Rivalry, 1931–1946 Erik Benson 978-1-58544-500-4 cloth $45.00s 978-1-62349-171-0 ebooks Tattooed on My Soul Texas Veterans Remember World War II Edited by Stephen M. Sloan, Lois E. Myers, and Michelle Holland 978-1-62349-307-3 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-308-0 ebook
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CALIGULA’S BARGES AND THE RENAISSANCE ORIGINS OF NAUTICAL ARCHAEOLOGY UNDER WATER JOHN M c MANAMON, S.J.
Caligula’s Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology under Water John M. McManamon
Sometime around 1446 A.D., Cardinal Prospero Colonna commissioned engineer Battista Alberti to raise two immense Roman vessels from the bottom of the lago di Nemi, just south of Rome. By that time, local fishermen had been fouling their nets and occasionally recovering stray objects from the sunken ships for 800 years. Having no idea of the size of the objects he was attempting to recover, Alberti failed. For most of the next 500 years, various attempts were made to recover the vessels. Finally, in 1928, Mussolini ordered the draining of the lake to remove the vessels and place them on the lake shore. In 1944, the ships burned in a fire that was generally blamed on the Germans. John M. McManamon connects these attempts at underwater archaeology with the Renaissance interest in reconstructing the past in order to affect the present. Nautical and marine archaeologists, as well as students and scholars of Renaissance history and historiography, will appreciate this masterfully researched and gracefully written work.
Drupal for Humanists
Drupal for Humanists Quinn Dombrowski
Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework. It is, like many web platforms, the “backbone” behind a website, invisible to front-end users but critical to the foundation, organization, and presentation of content. As more scholars and students seek to make their research available online—using the power of the web to find newer and richer ways of presenting large data sets— they are increasingly reaching the limits of what “old” platforms can accomplish. Author Quinn Dombrowski has taught numerous courses in Drupal programming for scholars in the humanities; the techniques here have been field tested. The majority of this book is centered around the creation of an example website, based on a fully functional website that is driven by Drupal. Drupal for Humanists is the first book on Drupal to be crafted specifically for non-technical users. This manual does not assume any prior experience with PHP, FTP, databases, CMS, or even HTML. If these acronyms are unfamiliar, Drupal for Humanists is the place to start.
Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series
Coding for Humanists
JOHN M. McMANAMON is a professor of history at Loyola University in Chicago. He is the author of numerous texts in Renaissance studies.
QUINN DOMBROWSKI is the digital humanities coordinator in the Research IT group at the University of California–Berkeley.
978-1-62349-438-4 hardcover $65.00s 978-1-62349-439-1 ebook 81/2x11. 368 pp. 7 b&w photos. Line art. Map. Bib. Index. Nautical Archaeology. History of Technology. December
978-1-62349-472-8 paper $50.00s 978-1-62349-473-5 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 102 b&w photos. 3 tables. Glossary. Index. Computers/Programming. November
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The Conquest of the Karankawas and the Tonkawas, 1821–1859 Kelly F. Himmel
For the Karankawas and the Tonkawas, the period from 1821 to 1859 was particularly devastating. Once thriving communities, the Karankawas survived only as scattered individuals after a small remnant on the banks of the Rio Grande was massacred, and the few remaining Tonkawas had been pushed across the Red River into Indian Territory. Kelly F. Himmel has written an account of this conquest that gives new understanding of the processes. He explores geopolitical and economic factors, as well as the role of individual and collective human actors and the effects of cultural orientations of the conquered and conquering groups toward each other. Historians, sociologists, and anthropologists will find new insight and information in this valuable addition to the literature on Texas Indians and Texas history. Number Twenty: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest
KELLY F. HIMMEL is professor and the graduate advisor in the department of sociology at the University of Texas–Pan American. 978-1-62349-490-2 paper $22.95 978-1-60344-850-5 ebook 6x9. 216 pp. Bib. Index. Texas History. Native American Studies. September
New Texas A&M University Press Edition
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares
Black Leadership in Texas, 1868–1898 Merline Pitre
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares, originally published in 1985, was the first book to make an indepth examination of the cadre of African American lawmakers in Texas after the Civil War. Those few books that addressed the subject at all treated black legislators en masse and offered little or nothing about their individual histories. They tended to present isolated events of the violence and political deterrents inflicted upon black voters but said very little about how these obstacles affected black lawmakers. Author Merline Pitre has departed from this traditional method and relied upon the untapped original materials found on these black lawmakers. This third edition features a new preface and extended, updated appendixes, ensuring that this study will remain useful to political scientists, sociologists, and historians of Texas political history, Afro-American history, and revisionists of Reconstruction. MERLINE PITRE is the author or editor of numerous scholarly works, including Black Women in Texas History, In Struggle against Jim Crow, and Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women. 978-1-62349-482-7 paper $27.95s 978-1-62349-483-4 ebook 6x9. 296 pp. 36 b&w photos. 9 maps. Bib. Index. African American Studies, Texas. Civil War/Reconstruction. September
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. . . the words of a great and caring man—a man who made a tremendous difference in Texas history.
New in paperback
Archie P. McDonald
Adios to the Brushlands
A Life in Texas History
Edited by Dan K. Utley
Historian Archie P. McDonald (1935–2012) retired in 2008 as director of the East Texas Historical Association and editor of the East Texas Historical Journal after thirty-seven years of service. A beloved professor and author of numerous books, he charted the course of the ETHA and served as leader of several organizations. He was an inspiration to countless students, colleagues, and others who share a common appreciation for Lone Star history. Dan K. Utley sat down with McDonald on several occasions to capture and preserve his experiences for posterity. The resulting memoir not only serves to trace McDonald’s life and career but also reveals much about the maturation of a scholarly organization and its journal. McDonald was an evangelist for the study of history who believed in an open tent. This book is a valentine to both the memory of Archie McDonald and the association he served, as well as an important contribution to the historiography of Texas.
Winner, Carroll Abbott Memorial Award, Native Plant Society of Texas, and Heritage Award, Webb County Historical Foundation
In an area of South Texas, extending across the Rio Grande into Mexico, the land was once lush and mysterious, harboring trees, shrubs, and grasses that were home to an abundance of wildlife. In Adios to the Brushlands, native son Arturo Longoria remembers this chapparal land of his childhood. At once a celebration of a region’s nature and a call to preserve the little bit of it still left today, this book is to the South Texas what Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was to the nation’s wetlands or John Graves’s Goodbye to a River was to the Brazos River. Rife with the natural history of an endangered ecology and capturing as well the binational culture of the region, Adios to the Brushlands draws readers into a land as raw, beautiful, and complex as life itself. “Longoria is an environmental essayist in the vein of John Graves, and Adios is a serious book that is both personal and political. . . .”—Austin Chronicle Wardlaw Books
DAN K. UTLEY, chief historian and lecturer with the Center for Texas Public History at Texas State University, is the coauthor or editor of numerous books, including Echoes of Glory: Historic Military Sites across Texas and History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers.
ARTURO LONGORIA lives on a small ranch in a remote section of northern Starr County, Texas, where he writes about nature and pursues his interests in the field of primitive skills and bushcraft. He is the author of Keepers of the Wilderness.
978-1-62349-461-2 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-462-9 ebook 6x9. 128 pp. 21 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Memoir. Historiography. Texana. Texas History. September
978-1-62349-486-5 paper $15.95 978-1-62349-487-2 ebook 6x9. 144 pp. Memoir. Natural History. Borderlands Studies. Texas History. Literary Nonfiction. Nature Writing. September
The Texas Book Consortium Texas State Historical Association Press TCU Press University of North Texas Press State House / McWhiney Press Texas Review Press Stephen F. Austin State University Press Winedale Publishing Shearer Publishing
A Feast of Reason The Civil War Journal of James Madison Hall
Karen Gerhardt Fort
Texas State Historical Association Press WWW.TSHAONLINE.ORG
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A Southern Community in Crisis Harrison County, Texas, 1850–1880 Randolph B. Campbell
Historians have published countless studies of the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and the era of Reconstruction that followed those four years of brutally destructive conflict. Most of these works focus on events and developments at the national or state level, explaining and analyzing the causes of disunion, the course of the war, and the bitter disputes that arose during restoration of the Union. Much less attention has been given to studying how ordinary people experienced the years from 1861 to 1876. What did secession, civil war, emancipation, victory for the United States, and Reconstruction mean at the local level in Texas? Exactly how much change—economic, social, and political—did the era bring to the focus of the study, Harrison County: a cotton-growing, planter-dominated community with the largest slave population of any county in the state? Providing an answer to that question is the basic purpose of A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850–1880. First published by the Texas State Historical Association in 1983, the book is now available in paperback, with a foreword by Andrew J. Torget, one of the Lone Star State’s top young historians. RANDOLPH B. CAMPBELL is regents professor of history at the University of North Texas in Denton. One of the leading historians of Texas of his generation, he has served as Chief Historian of the Texas State Historical Association and is the author of numerous articles and books, including An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 and Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State.
This is a finely crafted study of a southern county during a period of tumultuous conflict and change . . . Randolph B. Campbell . . . challenges C. Vann Woodward’s theory of planter-class decline”—Don H. Doyle, Journal of American History This is a valuable and important study of local history.”—George C. Rogers Jr., Southwestern Historical Quarterly
978-1-62511-040-4 paper $35.00 6x9. 450 pp. 28 tables. 13 b&w photos. October
RELATED INTEREST Washington on the Brazos Cradle of the Texas Republic Richard B. McCaslin 978-1-62511-036-7 paper $15.95 978-1-62511-038-1 ebook Peg Leg The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807– 1872 David C. Humphrey 978-0-87611-237-3 cloth $39.95 978-0-87611-291-5 ebook
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Amado Muro and Me A Tale of Honesty and Deception Robert L. Seltzer
In Amado Muro and Me, ten-year-old Robert Seltzer discovers that his father, Chester, actually leads two lives—one as a newspaperman and father who somehow always knows what his son is thinking; the other as Amado Muro, a passionate and gifted writer whose pseudonym is adapted from the name of his Mexican immigrant wife. Chester was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but in Amado Muro’s stories, he channels an intense love of Mexican culture to create deep, strong roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. Throughout the pivotal year of this memoir, the family moves from El Paso, Texas, (home to Robert’s Mexican grandmother, Alita, and always home to Robert) to Bakersfield, California. Robert experiences everything from bullying and young love to racism and cross-culturalization. Chester guides his son through this difficult period with the wisdom he gained from the “dark turn” he himself faced as a young man. Robert, who knows his father as “the old man,” now begins to learn about “Young Chess.” Tying it all together is Amado Muro, who from time to time abandons Robert and his mother and hops freight trains in order to write his wonderful stories. Reaching beyond background research, Chester’s alter ego lives the life in order to share the tale. Robert’s ethnicity is the result of his mother’s ancestry, but his father chooses his Mexican identity. It is through this perspective, as a man who sees bridges where others see barriers, that the father helps his son deal with his first, jarring experience of racism and so much more. A native of El Paso, Texas, ROBERT L. SELTZER earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He has worked for newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Antonio Express-News, where he is currently the public editor. He has won state and national awards for his news, feature, and sports reporting.
978-0-87565-636-6 paper $22.95 6x9. 224 pp. Memoir. Mexican American Studies. Cultural Studies. Ethnic Studies. September
RELATED INTEREST Texas, My Texas Musings of the Rambling Boy Lonn Taylor 978-0-87565-434-8 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-497-3 ebook
Texas People, Texas Places More Musings of the Rambling Boy Lonn Taylor Foreword by Joe Nick Patoski 978-0-87565-581-9 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-582-6 ebook
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Congressman, Judge, and Advocate for Equal Rights Homer Ross Tomlin
Former congressman and judge Homer Thornberry was a lifelong public servant widely respected for his integrity and championship of equal rights. The only child of destitute deafmute parents, he is one of just a few dozen individuals in US history to serve at least ten years in both the legislative and judicial branches at the federal level. Then-senator Lyndon Johnson and House Speaker Sam Rayburn each considered Thornberry a valuable ally and close personal friend. They constituted part of a small minority of southern congressmen who helped pass watershed civil rights bills amid social upheaval. His membership on the powerful House Rules Committee was critical to advancing President Kennedy’s New Frontier agenda. Thornberry also spearheaded legislation supporting higher education and deaf communities. After his transition to the federal judiciary, Thornberry continued to push for civil rights reform as a district judge and later as a member of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which served most of the Deep South at the time. He wrote the majority opinion that found Texas’s poll tax on state elections to be unconstitutional. Thornberry was also assigned to hundreds of controversial desegregation cases, playing an integral part in integrating public schools across the South. As president, Lyndon Johnson nearly succeeded in placing Thornberry on the US Supreme Court. Written by his grandson, this book takes a critical look at Thornberry’s compelling life story and distinguished career. HOMER ROSS TOMLIN is a native Texan and grandson of the book’s subject. His professional endeavors have included consulting, clean energy policy and outreach, public relations, and web and graphic design.
Lyndon Johnson playfully referred to Homer Thornberry as ‘My Congressman,’ but Thornberry’s allegiances encompassed broader constituencies that desperately needed governmental intervention at times of intense social unrest. As this book illustrates in fine detail, Thornberry was the consummate public servant, guided foremost by social justice and compassion for society’s most downtrodden members.”—Ben Barnes, former Lieutenant Governor of Texas
978-0-87565-637-3 cloth $32.50 6x9. 224 pp. 44 b&w photos. Notes. Index. Biography. August
RELATED INTEREST Lone Star Leaders Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation James W. Riddlesperger Jr. and Anthony M. Champagne 978-0-87565-418-8 cloth $35.00 Lay Bare the Heart An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement James Farmer Foreword by Don E. Carleton 978-0-87565-188-0 paper $19.95 978-0-87565-520-8 ebook
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A Mexican Dream and Other Compositions
Barbara González Cigarroa A Mexican Dream and Other Compositions presents a rare collection of interwoven essays chronicling the fascinating history of the Cigarroa family and their influence on the Texas-Mexico border landscape. Barbara González Cigarroa brings to life stories of her ancestors and other family members, including: Rebecca Iriarte, who raised her five children during the Mexican Revolution of 1910; Judge Manuel J. Raymond, one of the last of the border patrones who expertly navigated contrasting cultures across border lines; Henry B. González, US Congressman and the first Mexican American elected to the Texas Senate during a time of blatant racial discrimination; Dr. Joaquin González Cigarroa Jr., a revered physician and education activist; Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, pediatric transplant surgeon and former chancellor of the University of Texas system; Barbara Flores Cigarroa, a mother of ten whose values and resolve inspired her children and many grandchildren to excel in the finest universities and beyond. In presenting richly detailed vignettes with keen observation and grace, Cigarroa offers captivating and original insights not only into her family’s remarkable story, but also into the beauty of the extraordinary traits and enduring spirit of the people of our Texas borderlands. BARBARA GONZÁLEZ CIGARROA was raised in a family of ten children in the border town of Laredo, Texas. She graduated from Harvard with highest honors and received a joint JD-MSW degree from Washington University. An Attorney General’s Honors Program graduate, she has worked as an immigration attorney for the government both in New York City and in El Paso, Texas..
978-0-87565-633-5 cloth $29.95 6x9. 160 pp. 40 b&w photos. Memoir. October
RELATED INTEREST Crossing the Line A Marriage across Borders Linda Valdez 978-0-87565-618-2 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-622-9 ebook
The Garden of Eden The Story of a Freedmen’s Community in Texas Drew Sanders 978-0-87565-625-0 cloth $32.95
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Plum Creek W. W. McNeal
Plum Creek is a historical novel set in nineteenth-century Texas. It is a coming-of-age story involving Billy McCulloch, a fifteen-yearold boy who accompanies a former Texas Ranger, a black man, and two of his uncles on a quest to rescue a fourteen-year-old girl. The girl was captured by a band of renegades led by a half-breed Comanche killer after they slaughtered the rest of her family in a raid on their home in rural Central Texas. The pursuit of the renegades is set against a backdrop of post-Civil War Texas, just beginning to recover from the devastation of war and Reconstruction. The character of the former Texas Ranger is loosely based on John Coffee Hays, known as Jack Hays, who was called “Devil Yack” by many Mexican and Native American people because of the fame he won fighting in the Mexican War and, before and after, fighting the Comanches. As Billy and the older men ride, Texas is emerging into a new age around them. A new social structure is taking hold, the old ways of life are dying, and the future is uncertain. W. W. McNEAL is a retired trial lawyer and a sixth-generation Texan. He lives on the family ranch in Central Texas with his partner, Cathy, along with two cats and a dog. The land has been in his family for generations, and the original 1850 deed to the property is in his possession. McNeal is also a songwriter who has been a student of Texas and local history for many years. Plum Creek is his first novel.
978-0-87565-641-0 paper $22.95 6x9. 320 pp. Western Fiction. Literary Novel. November
RELATED INTEREST Comanche Sundown A Novel Jan Reid 978-0-87565-422-5 cloth $29.95 978-0-87565-427-0 ebook
The Silent Shore of Memory John C. Kerr 978-0-87565-619-9 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-623-6 ebook
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Food and Philosophy
Color Me Purple
A TCU Coloring Book for All Ages
Spencer K. Wertz
These essays on food and philosophy were written over several decades. Not only philosophers and historians but individuals who have an ongoing interest in food should relish them. The essays cover wide-ranging topics that include genetically modified organisms, chocolate and its world, food as art, the pornography of food, and the five flavors of Chinese cuisine. In addition, there are several chapters that deal with the refinement of erudite (professional) cuisine from popular (regional) cuisine in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Europe. One chapter stands alone as an analysis of the Native American cultural foundations of maize. The book opens with an essay on the philosophy of food history that addresses three fundamental problems: the duplication of sensations and taste, the understanding of recipes from other historical periods, and the sorts of judgments that are included or excluded in a historical narrative. The book ends with an exposition of R. G. Collingwood’s anthropology of eating and dining, which completes the discussion with an analysis of the magical symbolism of those cultural activities. SPENCER K. WERTZ is emeritus professor of philosophy at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. He has taught wine appreciation classes and served many years on a Dallas-Fort Worth wine panel. For a decade he headed a barbecue team that traveled across Texas and New Mexico. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 978-0-87565-638-0 paper $22.95 6x9. 192 pp. Philosophy. Cooking. November
Color TCU purple with your Horned Frog pride! Stroll around the idyllic campus, cheer on Horned Frog sports teams, celebrate graduation, and embark on more TCU journeys with these illustrations waiting to be brought to life with color. Introduce young Horned Frogs to TCU, or relive your own glory days. From Super Frog to Amon G. Carter Stadium, these illustrations will inspire the artist inside every Horned Frog. Varying in complexity, this coloring book appeals to the youngest and the oldest Horned Frogs alike. It’s the perfect stress reliever for every age. 978-0-87565-640-3 paper $6.95 81/2x11. 32 pp. 30 b&w photos. Young Readers. Art. August
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When Cowboys Die Patrick Dearen
New and Selected Poems
Walt McDonald was named Texas State Poet Laureate in 2001. This is just one accolade in his distinguished writing career. He established the Creative Writing program at Texas Tech University, serving as poetry editor there from 1975 to 1995, and retired May 2002 as Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence. He was a member of the literature advisory panel for the Texas Commission on the Arts from 1986 to 1988. He won four Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and six awards from the Texas Institute of Letters (including the Lon Tinkle Lifetime Achievement Award). McDonald also received the 2004 Texas Book Festival Bookend Award for a lifetime of contributions to Texas literature. TCU Press honors his amazing career in this tenth book of the TCU Press Texas Poet Laureate Series. A master of the story and the subtle rhythm of the line, this prolific poet has had more than 2,300 poems published in journals and his twenty-two collections. From these collections, this book is born. These poems move readers on an elemental level—full of the hardscrabble of everyday life, yet infused with pure faith, reminding the reader that our lot is not easy in this world, but it is nothing less than glorious. TCU Texas Poet Laureate Series
WALT McDONALD, 2001 Texas State Poet Laureate, lives in Lubbock, Texas, with his wife, Carol. 978-0-87565-634-2 hardcover $18.95 6x9. 96 pp. Poetry. December
A man either chases his dreams, or he dies. Present-day ranch hand Charlie Lyles longs for an era before mechanization, when a cowboy’s greatest ally was his horse. He remembers stove-up old men telling of cattle drives and stampedes and shallow graves in lonesome country with few fences. At a dollar a day, none of them died rich, but for a cowboy who knew no other way to live, maybe it was a fair trade. Society has pushed Charlie toward a conformity that he hates, but he is about to change the rules. Walking up to an illegal alien at a remote line shack in West Texas, he steals a horse, leaving a perfectly good pickup behind. “You tell ‘em, amigo,” he says. “Tell all those hombres with their fancy equipment to just stay out of my world or play hell tryin’ to catch me.” Track him they will, with a helicopter and radios and assault weapons, but they are headed into territory that hasn’t changed in a century . . . and they are trailing a man born a hundred years too late. PATRICK DEAREN is a recognized authority on the Pecos River area in Texas and has written more than twenty books. An award-winning former reporter, he holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Texas. A ragtime pianist and backpack enthusiast, Dearen lives in Midland, Texas, with his wife Mary. 978-0-87565-632-8 ebook 6x9. 184 pp. Western Fiction. September
University of North Texas Press
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Forging the Star
The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service David S. Turk
What do diverse events such as the integration of the University of Mississippi, the federal trials of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, the confrontation at Ruby Ridge, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have in common? The U.S. Marshals were instrumental in all of them. Whether pursuing dangerous felons in each of the 94 judicial districts or extraditing them from other countries; protecting federal judges, prosecutors, and witnesses from threats; transporting and maintaining prisoners and detainees; or administering the sale of assets obtained from criminal activity, the U.S. Marshals Service has adapted and overcome a mountain of barriers since their founding (on September 24, 1789) as the oldest federal law enforcement organization. In Forging the Star, historian David S. Turk lifts the fog around the agency’s complex modern period. From the inside, he allows a look within the storied organization. The research and writing of this singular account took over a decade, drawn from fresh primary source material with interviews from active or retired management, deputy U.S. marshals who witnessed major events, and the administrative personnel who supported them. Forging the Star is a comprehensive official history that will answer many questions about this legendary agency. DAVID S. TURK is historian of the United States Marshals Service. He serves on the U.S. Marshals Museum Board and maintains responsibility for the agency’s historical programs. Turk is the author of five books, including one relating to the outlaw Billy the Kid, Blackwater Draw. He lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Turk advances our understanding of the U.S. Marshals Service into the modern era, heretofore a time generally overlooked, and he does it admirably.” —Bob Alexander, former special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department and author of Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten, and Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands
978-1-57441-654-1 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-662-6 ebook 6x9. 544 pp. 38 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Criminal Justice. American History. July
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Fort Worth Characters Richard Selcer 978-1-57441-275-8 paper $19.95
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The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo Mitchel P. Roth
Convict Cowboys is the first book on the nation’s first prison rodeo, which ran from 1931 to 1986. At its apogee the Texas Prison Rodeo drew 30,000 spectators on October Sundays. Mitchel P. Roth portrays the Texas Prison Rodeo against a backdrop of Texas history, covering the history of rodeo, the prison system, and convict leasing, as well as important figures in Texas penology including Marshall Lee Simmons, O.B. Ellis, and George J. Beto, and the changing prison demimonde. Over the years the rodeo arena not only boasted death-defying entertainment that would make professional cowboys think twice, but featured a virtual who’s who of American popular culture. Readers will be treated to stories about numerous American and Texas folk heroes, including Western film stars ranging from Tom Mix to John Wayne, and music legends such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Through extensive archival research Roth introduces readers to the convict cowboys in both the rodeo arena and behind prison walls, giving voice to a legion of previously forgotten inmate cowboys who risked life and limb for a few dollars and the applause of free-world crowds. Number Ten: North Texas Crime and Criminal Justice Series
MITCHEL P. ROTH is the author of more than a dozen books including (with Tom Kennedy) Houston Blue: The Story of the Houston Police Department (UNT Press) and An Eye for An Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment. He is professor of criminal justice and criminology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He resides in The Woodlands, Texas.
Professor Roth finally wrote the book that those interested in the history of Texas generally, and the Texas prison system in specific, have wanted for years.”—Chad Trulson, co-author of First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System
978-1-57441-652-7 cloth $32.95 978-1-57441-661-9 ebook 6x9. 464 pp. 50 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. Criminal Justice. August
RELATED INTEREST Houston Blue The Story of the Houston Police Department Mitchel P. Roth and Tom Kennedy 978-1-57441-472-1 cloth $29.95
Eleven Days in Hell The 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege at Huntsville, Texas William T. Harper 978-1-57441-264-2 paper $19.95
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No Hope for Heaven, No Fear of Hell
The Stafford-Townsend Feud of Colorado County, Texas, 1871–1911 James C. Kearney, Bill Stein, and James Smallwood
Two family names have come to be associated with the violence that plagued Colorado County, Texas, for decades after the end of the Civil War: the Townsends and the Staffords. Both prominent families amassed wealth and achieved status, but it was their resolve to hold on to both, by whatever means necessary, including extra-legal means, that sparked the feud. Elected office was one of the paths to success, but more important was control of the sheriff ’s office, which gave one a decided advantage should the threat of gun violence arise. No Hope for Heaven, No Fear of Hell concentrates on those individual acts of private justice associated with the Stafford and Townsend families. It began with an 1871 shootout in Columbus, followed by the deaths of the Stafford brothers in 1890. The second phase blossomed after 1898 with the assassination of Larkin Hope, and concluded in 1911 with the violent deaths of Marion Hope, Jim Townsend, and Will Clements, all in the space of one month.
978-1-57441-650-3 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-659-6 ebook 6x9. 352 pp. 44 b&w illus. Map. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. Southern History. September
Number One: Texas Local Series
JAMES C. KEARNEY currently teaches at the University of Texas in Austin. He is the author of Nassau Plantation; co-editor of Journey to Texas, 1833; and translator and editor of Friedrichsburg: The Colony of the German Fürstenverein. BILL STEIN was director and archivist at the Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus. JAMES SMALLWOOD was professor of history at Oklahoma State University and the author of more than twenty books on Texas history.
I am enormously impressed by this project. There is high drama, tragedy, strong characters, conflict between families, vengeance, and a series of vicious shootouts over a lengthy period of years.”—Bill O’Neal, State Historian of Texas and author of The Johnson-Sims Feud
Announcing a new series
TEXAS LOCAL SERIES Books in this series study the history of Texas at the city, county, and regional level from early times to the present day. Topics may include city and county histories, events that occurred in a specific region of Texas, or biographies of Texans keyed to a specific area of Texas. Contextualizing the specific regional history to the wider history of Texas is strongly encouraged. Titles are intended to appeal to both Texas historians and nonspecialist readers.
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Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family Byrd M. Williams IV Foreword by Roy Flukinger Afterword by Anne Wilkes Tucker
The Byrd Williams Collection at the University of North Texas contains more than 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives, accumulated by four generations of Texas photographers, all named Byrd Moore Williams. Beginning in the 1880s in Gainesville, the four Byrds photographed customers in their studios, urban landscapes, crime scenes, Pancho Villa’s soldiers, televangelists, and whatever aroused their unpredictable and wide-ranging curiosity. When Byrd IV sat down to choose a selection from this dizzying array, he came face to face with the nature of mortality and memory, his own and his family’s. In some cases these photos are the only evidence remaining that someone lived and breathed on this earth. The 193 photos selected here are organized into thematic sections such as “Landscapes,” “Violence and Religion,” and “Darkness.” They are significant not just for the range of subjects, but for the inclusion of a variety of examples of the evolving photographic technology from the 1880s to the present. This book is an unprecedented portrait of both photographic history and the history of Texas, as well as a record of one unique family. BYRD M. WILLIAMS IV maintains a studio in Dallas and teaches photography at Collin County Community College. He provided the photographs for Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks and his work is in the collections of the Amon Carter Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The primary audience for this book will be photographers, historians, genealogists, and those who seriously study the human condition. Byrd Williams IV reveals within four of the Williams’ family generations, an interesting dichotomy found in the photographic practices of the commercial and fine arts worlds.” —O. Rufus Lovett, photographer, Kilgore Rangerettes
978-1-57441-656-5 cloth $39.95 978-1-57441-664-0 ebook 9x9. 224 pp. 38 color, 155 b&w photos. Photography. Texas History. November
RELATED INTEREST The Upshaws of County Line An American Family Preface by Roy Flukinger Richard S. Orton 978-1-57441-571-1 cloth $29.95
Charreada Mexican Rodeo in Texas Al Rendon Contributions by Julia Hambric, Bryan Woolley, and Francis Edward Abernethy 978-1-57441-302-1 paper $19.95
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Winner, Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
The Expense of a View Polly Buckingham
The stories in The Expense of a View explore the psyches of characters under extreme duress. In the title story, a woman who has moved across the country in an attempt to leave her past behind dumps an empty suitcase into the Columbia River over and over again. In another story, a woman who wakes up mornings only to discover she’s been shooting heroin in a night trance, meets her doppelganger on a rainy Oregon beach. Most of the characters are displaced and disturbed; they suffer from dissociative disorders, denial, and delusions. The settings— Florida, eastern Washington, Seattle, and the Oregon coast— mirror their lunacies. While refusing to look at what’s right in front of themselves might destroy them, it’s equally likely to be just what they need. Number Fifteen: Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
POLLY BUCKINGHAM teaches at Eastern Washington University. She is founding editor of StringTown Press and Associate Director of EWU’s Willow Springs Books. Author of A Year of Silence (Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award 2014), her poetry and short stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Spokane.
The Expense of a View is a carefully rendered examination of memory, loss, and sadness. The emotional reality of the characters is riveting and stayed with me long after finishing each story. These are the people we see every day, strangers suffering, ones we are too busy to worry about, that we ignore. The stories in The Expense of a View are reminders that everyone is important.”—Chris Offutt, author of My Father, the Pornographer and Final Judge
Her short fiction is brutal, beautiful, and imbued with the thrilling tension of connection and isolation.”— Sharma Shields, author of The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac
978-1-57441-647-3 paper $14.95 978-1-57441-657-2 ebook 51/2x81/2. 196 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. November
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The Year of Perfect Happiness Becky Adnot-Haynes 978-1-57441-565-0 paper $14.95
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Women in Civil War Texas
Edited by Deborah M. Liles and Angela Boswell
Edited by Light Townsend Cummins and Mary L. Scheer
Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during this time. It connects Texas women’s lives to southern women’s history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War.
Texan Identities rests on the assumption that Texas has distinctive identities that define “what it means to be Texan,” and that these identities flow from myth and memory. What constitutes a Texas identity and how may such change over time? What myths, memories, and fallacies contribute to making a Texas identity? Are all the myths and memories that define Texas identity true or are some of them fallacious? Is there more than one Texas identity?
Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi
Contributors explore Texas women and their vocal support for secession, coping with their husbands’ wartime absences, the importance of letter-writing, and how pro-Union sentiment caused serious difficulties for women. They also analyze the effects of ethnicity, focusing on African American, German, and Tejana women’s experiences. Finally, two essays examine the problem of refugee women in east Texas and the dangers facing western frontier women. “This is an excellent survey of the lives of the women in the Lone Star State. It fills a needed gap in the story of Civil War Texas.”—Anne J. Bailey, coeditor of Civil War Arkansas
Moving beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History
The discussion begins with the idealized narrative and icons revolving around the Texas Revolution. The Texas Rangers in myth and memory are also explored. Other essays expand on traditional and increasingly outdated interpretations of the AngloAmerican myth of Texas by considering little known roles played by women, racial minorities, and specific stereotypes such as the cattleman. “This work adds greatly to the literature on Texas identities and the variety of the Texas experience.” —Walter L. Buenger, co-editor of Beyond Texas through Time
DEBORAH M. LILES teaches history at the University of North Texas and is the author of Will Rogers Coliseum and several journal articles. ANGELA BOSWELL is professor of history at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and the author of Her Act and Deed: Women’s Lives in a Rural Southern County, 1837–1873, which won the TSHA Liz Carpenter Award.
LIGHT TOWNSEND CUMMINS is the Guy M. Bryan, Jr. Professor of History at Austin College and the author of Emily Austin of Texas, and Spanish Observers and the American Revolution. MARY L. SCHEER is professor and chair of history at Lamar University and author of The Foundations of Texan Philanthropy.
978-1-57441-651-0 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-660-2 ebook 6x9. 336 pp. 17 b&w illus. 4 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. Civil War. Women’s Studies. October
978-1-57441-648-0 cloth $27.95s 978-1-57441-658-9 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 15 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. September
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New in paperback
New in paperback
Shoot the Conductor
The View from the Back of the Band
Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy
Anshel Brusilow and Robin Underdahl
Anshel Brusilow’s tumultuous relationships with Pierre Monteux, George Szell, and Eugene Ormandy shaped his early career. Under Szell, Brusilow was associate concertmaster at the Cleveland Orchestra until Ormandy snatched him away to make him concertmaster in Philadelphia. He remained there from 1959 to 1966, when he left to conduct his own Philadelphia Chamber Symphony. “This is a book to be inhaled not just read. Its humor, poignancy, and disappointment crackle through every line in the book.”—New York Journal of Books “Brusilow captivates with stories of conductors Leopold Stokowski, Pierre Monteux, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy; composers including Dmitri Shostakovich and Leonard Bernstein; and numerous legendary performers. . . . Page after page, Shoot the Conductor prompts the reader to listen to more classical music, and to go attend concerts by our fabulous orchestras.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
The Life and Music of Mel Lewis Chris Smith Foreword by John Mosca Afterword by John Riley
Mel Lewis (1929–1990) first picked up his father’s drumsticks at the age of two. At 17 he was a full-time professional musician. The View from the Back of the Band is the first biography of this legendary jazz drummer. For over 50 years, Lewis provided the blueprint for how a drummer could subtly support any musical situation. While he made his name with Stan Kenton and Thad Jones, and with his band at the Village Vanguard, it was the hundreds of recordings that he made as a sideman and his ability to mentor young musicians that truly defined his career. “This is the best and most complete tracking of Lewis’ career.”—John Riley, author of The Art of Bop Drumming and holder of Lewis’ chair at the Village Vanguard “[This book] is a lot like Lewis’ celebrated big band drumming—smart, energetic, empathetic, and inclusive.”—All About Jazz Number Ten: North Texas Lives of Musician Series
Number Seven: Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series
After a long and distinguished career in music, ANSHEL BRUSILOW retired from conducting the Richardson Symphony and lives in Dallas. ROBIN UNDERDAHL holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University and writes fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. She also lives in Dallas.
CHRIS SMITH was raised in Iowa and began playing the drums at age eight. He holds degrees from Northern Illinois University and Manhattan School of Music, and a doctorate from University of Northern Colorado. He is currently a professional drummer and educator in New York, frequently giving master classes throughout the U.S.
978-1-57441-646-6 paper $14.95 978-1-57441-629-9 ebook 6x9. 336 pp. 50 b&w photos. Notes. Index. Performing Arts. Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. August
978-1-57441-653-4 paper $18.95 978-1-57441-587-2 ebook 6x9. 416 pp. 31 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Music. Biography. July
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Thirty-three Years, Thirty- three Works
New in paperback
Inside John Haynie’s Studio
Celebrating the Contributions of F. E. Abernethy, Texas Folklore Society Secretary-Editor, 1971–2004
A Master Teacher’s Lessons on Trumpet and Life
John James Haynie Compiled and edited by Anne Hardin What was it about the way John Haynie approached trumpet lessons that made such an impression on so many of his students? What were his instructions? How did the lessons transfer from the studio to the recital hall to their life after college? Come inside the studio and relive some of these students’ lessons. Take a seat on the other side of the stand from master teacher John Haynie. “This wonderful collection of essays is a treasure of insight into the mind and heart of one of our great American performers and teachers. If the Arban book is the trumpet player’s ‘Bible,’ then I’d have to say Inside John Haynie’s Studio is the trumpet teacher’s ‘Bible.’”—Ronald Romm, founder, Canadian Brass and Professor of Trumpet, University of Illinois “This book is a marvelous collection of essays on embouchure, breathing, tonguing, fingering, musicianship, intonation, equipment, habits, and mental discipline.”—International Trumpet Guild Journal From 1950 to 1990, JOHN JAMES HAYNIE taught hundreds of trumpet students at the University of North Texas. ANNE HARDIN is the former editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Both Haynie and Hardin are recipients of the ITG Award of Merit. 978-1-57441-649-7 paper $22.95s 978-1-57441-387-8 ebook 6x9. 304 pp. 44 b&w illus. Index. Biography. Music. July
Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt and Kira E. Mort
Francis Edward “Ab” Abernethy served as the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for over three decades, managing the organization’s daily operations and helping it grow. He edited two dozen volumes of the PTFS series and wrote the three volumes of the Society’s history. This publication of the Texas Folklore Society celebrates Ab Abernethy’s years of leadership in collecting, preserving, and presenting the folklore of Texas and the Southwest. The prefaces to some of the more memorable edited volumes are included, along with articles he wrote on music, teaching, anecdotes about historical figures and events, and “cultural” examinations of the things we hold dear. In all, these pieces tell us what was important to Ab. In part, these topics are also what was—and still is— important to the Texas Folklore Society. Number Seventy-one: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University, and is now an associate professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. KIRA E. MORT is an assistant in the Texas Folklore Society office. 978-1-57441-655-8 cloth $45.00s 978-1-57441-663-3 ebook 6x9. 384 pp. 65 b&w illus. Index. Texas Folklore. Texana. December
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Distributed by UNT Press
“Independent, Original and Progressive” Celebrating 125 Years of UNT
Goodbye Gluten Happy Healthy Delicious Eating with a Texas Twist Kim Stanford and Bill Backhaus 978-1-57441-578-0 paper $24.95
A Deeper Blue The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt Robert Earl Hardy 978-1-57441-285-7 paper $14.95
Edited by Morgan Gieringer Joshua C. Chilton first described UNT as “independent, original and progressive” in his inaugural speech opening the university in 1890. In the 125 years since then the university has more than lived up to his expectations. The University Archive holds countless photographs, artifacts and publications which tell the remarkable story of UNT from its beginnings in a downtown hardware store to its place today as the one of the nation’s largest public universities. This book features stories about the people and events that helped to define the character and spirit of UNT. Each story is illustrated with photographs and artifacts specially chosen from the Special Collections department and the Music Library, both part of the UNT Libraries, whose staff are proud to share these wonderful memories with you. MORGAN GIERINGER is head of special collections at the UNT Libraries. 978-1-68040-004-5 cloth $29.95 81/2x81/2. 144 pp. 77 color and 183 b&w illus. College Histories. Gift Book. July
Journal of Schenkerian Studies 10 Edited by Ryan Taycher and Benjamin Graf
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 in Volumes 1-8 and abstracts for Volumes 1-2, please visit http://music.unt.edu/mhte/ node/55. Back issues can be obtained from Texas A&M University Press. ISSN: 1558-268X $22.00x 71/2x91/4. 240 pp. Music. December
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A Feast of Reason
The Civil War Journal of James Madison Hall Karen Gerhardt Fort
A Feast of Reason The Civil War Journal of James Madison Hall
James Madison Hall kept a journal from 1860 until just before his death in 1866, in which he recorded a daily log of events in his life and the lives of his family, slaves, and friends. It also served as a record of business dealings, money borrowed and repaid, and cost of items during the war. Hall lived in Houston County, Texas, where he was a farmer, and in Liberty County, Texas, where he was a merchant and mayor of Liberty. This book illustrates the home life of Texans during the Civil War and includes Hall’s relationship with blacks, especially a man named Billl Hicks, who became Hall’s miller when Hall was away. This book traces the changing relationships betweeen slaves and masters during the early post-war transition, before Congressional Reconstruction began. Hall’s feast of reason was to refuse to go into the military, even though he favored seccession; to adapt to changing needs and circumstances; and to remain a voice of fairness and moderation during these trying times. KAREN GERHARDT FORT is a 6th generation Texan, born and raised in Waco. She earned a BA in Spanish from the University of Houston and an MA in Museum Studies from Baylor University. Her first book, Bale O’ Cotton (Texas A&M University Press, 1992), received two awards (American Association of State and Local History and the San Antonio Conservation Society). Other publishing credits include book reviews, short fiction, poetry, and articles. Her research into the Civil War in Texas has led to articles, a film, websites, and podcasts. She has written extensively about Texas history, and this is her 8th book. She is married to historian Thomas A. Fort. Their son and his family live in the Seattle, Washington, area.
Karen Gerhardt Fort 978-1-933337-70-8 paper $39.95 6x9. 284 pp. Texas History. Civil War/Reconstruction. Civil War. October
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Love and War The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball Edited by Donald S. Frazier and Andrew Hillhouse Compiled by Anne Ball Ryals 978-1-933337-42-5 cloth $59.95
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New in paperback in a revised and updated edition
Fire in the Cane Field
The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863 Donald S. Frazier
Helen Dupuy, a French-speaking teenager living in Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, noted with horror the coming invaders. “ The first Yankee gunboats passed Donaldsville May 4 at 11 A.M.,” she wrote in her diary. Her home lay just a few miles from the Mississippi River, and word quickly arrived that Union sailors were confiscating sugar, cotton, and other contraband of war. The realities of her new situation soon became apparent—and ominous: “Then began the most awful pillaging.” Award-winning author Donald S. Frazier has revised and updated his award-winning book, Fire in the Cane Field: The Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863. Beginning with the spasms of secession in the Pelican State, Frazier weaves a stirring tale of bravado, reaction, and war as he describes the consequences of disunion for the hapless citizens of Louisiana. The army and navy campaigns he portrays weave a tale of the Federal Government’s determination to suppress the newborn Confederacy by putting ever-increasing pressure on its adherents from New Orleans to Galveston. The surprising triumph of Texas troops on their home soil in early 1863 proved to be a decisive reverse to Union ambitions and doomed the region to even bloodier destruction to come. This bracing work, ten years in the making, ushered in a chronological string of five books on the Civil War in Louisiana and Texas, as Frazier presents fresh sources on new topics in a series of captivating narratives. Titles in his innovative Louisiana series include Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February–May 1863; Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the TransMississippi, June 1863–February 1864; and (forthcoming) Storm on the Farthest Shore: The 1863 Campaigns for Texas and Death at the Landing: The Contest for the Red River and the Collapse of Confederate Louisiana, March 1864–June 1865. DONALD S. FRAZIER is the award-winning author of Blood and Treasure; Cottonclads!; Fire in the Cane Field; and Thunder Across the Swamp. His other work includes serving as co-author of Frontier Texas and editor of Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball. Frazier lives in Abilene, Texas with his wife Susan and his two daughters. He is currently a professor of history at McMurry University.
978-1-933337-69-2 paper $29.95 6x9. 384 pp. 129 photos. 21 maps. References. Index. Military History. Texas History. Civil War. Navy. July
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The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February-May 1863 Donald S. Frazier 978-1-933337-44-9 cloth $39.95
Blood on the Bayou Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi Donald S. Frazier 978-1-933337-63-0 cloth $39.99
Texas Review Press
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Gripping saga of early Texas settlement . . .
Mystic Sails, Texas Trails
Captain Grimes, Shanghai Pierce, Range Wars, and Raising Texas Robert Davant and Mickey Herskowitz
This four-generation saga, written with Mickey Herskowitz, begins with Richard Grimes, who became a sea captain at the astonishing age of 21, and made the first of his fortunes carrying passengers from Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, to the West Indies. In 1821, he heard of the land grants being developed in the territory west of New Orleans and the port of Matagorda. It was the final year of Spanish rule, and the Captain began to sail and trade in the waters of what was now known as Mexican Texas, in the heart of the colony granted to Moses Austin. By 1836, he was sailing 2,400 miles to bring settlers, troops, gunpowder, whiskey, and provisions to aid Texas in its struggle to free itself from Mexico. After the war, as the new republic was coming to life, the Captain pursued maritime trading along the Texas and Louisiana coasts. When his son William Bradford Grimes joined him after years of schooling in the north, he made the gradual transition from life at sea to land and cattle baron. After the Civil War, Bradford established the legendary WBG Ranch and led the first trail drives from Texas to Kansas along the Chisholm Trail. Bradford eventually passed on the WBG Ranch to his children to move to Kansas City, where he became hugely successful in banking and the mercantile business. ROBERT DAVANT, who resides in Brenham, Texas, is a descendant of Captain Richard Grimes, who owned and commanded sailing ships trading principally in the West Indies, Europe, and the Caribbean, later transporting gunpowder and other support to the men fighting for Texas Independence. An attorney, oilman, and rancher, he has founded and chaired two oil companies and currently heads a Texas corporation with landholdings in Galveston and Brazoria Counties. MICKEY HERSKOWITZ, of Houston, is the author or co-author of 65 books, including best sellers with Bette Davis, Mickey Mantle, Dan Rather, and others. He is a Hall of Fame sports columnist and one of two Texans to ever win the National Headliners Award for excellence in sports writing. For six years he held the Warner Chair of Journalism at Sam Houston State University.
978-1-68003-113-3 paper $24.95 978-1-68003-114-0 ebook $8.95 6x9. 336 pp. Exploration/Settlement. August
RELATED INTEREST Raiders and Horse Thieves Memoir of a Central Texas Baby Boomer Jackie Ellis Stewart 978-1-68003-061-7 paper $18.95 978-1-68003-062-4 ebook Winship’s Log Robert Winship 978-1-937875-55-8 paper $18.95
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Winner, 2015 George Garrett Fiction Prize
Love Give Us One Death Jeff P. Jones
Bonnie and Clyde are the most famous outlaw pair in American history, children of the Dust Bowl, illicit lovers whose criminal run inspired fear and admiration in a country desperate for antiheroes. Their bloody path, spoking outward from their family homes in Dallas, ranged across the Southwest, the desiccated southern plains, and the Midwest. Frank Hamer, the legendary Texas Ranger, was hired to stop them. The story of their death on a lonely Louisiana back road, as well as their short life together, is a story of a nation reaping the results of environmental degradation, injustice, and greed. “In Love Give Us One Death, Jeff Jones pieces together a story we think we know, about desperate lives and American violence. As the tale unfolds, we see its larger dimensions: the spiritual shadows and compulsive needs from which our nation springs and through which it has found its many forms of speech. This is historical fiction raised boldly to the level of myth.”—Tracy Daugherty, Final Judge “The language throughout the novel is absolutely stunning. Characterization, historical setting, ambience are all accurate and depicted with great clarity. A terrific achievement.”—Mary Clearman Blew “This is just a damned fine piece of work.”—Robert Wrigley JEFF P. JONES was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. His paternal ancestors were sharecroppers in East Texas. He’s a MacDowell Fellow, and his fiction has won several awards, including the A. David Schwartz, Hackney, Wabash, and Meridian Editors’ prizes. He lives on the Palouse in northern Idaho. This is his first book.
978-1-68003-097-6 paper $18.95 978-1-68003-098-3 ebook $6.95 51/2x81/2. 232 pp. Literary Novel. October
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“The Death of Bonnie and Clyde” and Other Stories Michael Gills 978-1-933896-70-0 paper $18.95
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Winner, 2015 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
The Megabucks Rusty Dolleman
Ray’s got a problem: His wife’s parents have won the lottery—just as he’s in the process of leaving her for another woman. Although he’s successfully self-employed, how can he avoid the temptation of returning to a marriage that’s suddenly a lot more appealing? Set in rural Maine, The Megabucks explores moral choice in an age of economic desperation. “At the end of it, I was smiling in satisfaction of knowing I had just finished a tale that was very well told. The piece is also just plain well-written. The ending is remarkable, as it would have been so easy to succumb to cliché, something Dolleman totally side-steps in a fresh and gratifying way.”—Clay Reynolds, Final Judge “The Megabucks is a gripping story of one small town’s struggle to cope with a sudden shift in expectations. With a handful of characters and sixty-some pages, Rusty Dolleman paints a tragic and telling portrait of a culture that values the quick fortune over the fair wage.”—Tyler McMahon, author of Kilometer 99 and How The Mistakes Were Made “This story whispers over your skin, hooks into your gut, and barrels up though the knuckles of your spine.”—Matt W. Miller, author of Club Icarus and Cameo Diner RUSTY DOLLEMAN, currently living in West Paris, Maine, is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s MA program in Writing, and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He’s currently at work on a novel about a right-wing militia that takes over a small town in northern New England.
978-1-68003-111-9 paper $12.95 978-1-68003-112-6 ebook $4.95 51/2x81/2. 88 pp. Novellas. September
RELATED INTEREST Elevation: 6,040 Ernest J. Finney 978-1-68003-049-5 paper $12.95 978-1-68003-050-1 ebook $4.99
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From the author of Women Like Us . . .
Wild Girls Erica Abeel
Three college friends from the 50s blaze their own path in love and work, braving the stifling conventions of the age, and anticipating the social thaw that would arrive ten years later. These “wild girls” pay heavy penalties for living against the grain, but, over the years, rebound and re-set their course, drawing strength from their friendship. The novel follows them from an elite northeastern college, to Paris with Allen Ginsberg, to New York’s avant-garde scene in the early sixties, to a mansion in Newport, to the slopes of Zermatt, to Long Island’s Gold Coast, as it celebrates the nimbleness and vitality of women who defied an entire culture to forge their own journey. “Wild Girls is a novel about a few women rebels who came of age in the 50s with the Beats in Paris, Allen Ginsberg (when he was still sleeping with girls), and a Yoko Ono-based character in early 60s New York. More importantly, Erica Abeel IS a ‘Wild Girl’— she lived the life, these are her friends, and this is an insider’s peek into that world.”—Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians
978-1-68003-103-4 paper $24.95 978-1-68003-104-1 ebook 51/2x81/2. 344 pp. Literary Novel. October
Praise for Abeel’s Women Like Us: “Smart, snappy, and compulsively readable . . . Written with wit and perception.”—Publishers Weekly “An old-fashioned good read.”—New York Times Book Review ERICA ABEEL, a college professor, former dancer, journalist and film critic, has published 5 books, including the novel Women Like Us, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Living in New York City and based in New York and Long Island, she loves to write about warrior women who lived against the grain before the upheavals of the 60s.
RELATED INTEREST The Women of Harvard Square Michael Lieberman 978-1-937875-85-5 paper $12.95 978-1-937875-86-2 ebook $2.99
Coping with Transition Men, Motherhood, Money and Magic Edited by Susan Briggs Wright 978-1-933896-78-6 paper $24.95
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A poetic look at Texas roadside memorials . . .
Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials Sarah Cortez
Along Texas roadways rest thousands of contemplative shrines, usually marked by small, white metal crosses. Largely a phenomenon of the Texas culture, these storied memorials are invitations to pause, to pay attention, to ponder the meaning of life and death. Anchored by the stunning photography of roadside memorials by Dan Streck, this landmark book allows four poets to respond to the visual summons of roadside memorials with lyric intensity and eloquent ekphrasis: Larry D. Thomas, Jack B. Bedell, Sarah Cortez, and Loueva Smith. Graphic designer Nancy J. Parsons brings her award-winning skills to perfectly meld photography with poetry in this gorgeous volume. A Plain, White Cross It lists slightly beside the highway. Whoever placed it there drove its upright deep into the earth, intimate with the tragedy of wind and driving rain. Knowing the certainty of erasure, they left it nameless, just a simple wooden cross harboring, for a while, the traces of unbearable loss. As if lit from within with white light, it glows beside the silent highway: white light stark as the grief of the bereaved, white as the clouds above, streaking, disintegrating. —Larry D. Thomas SARAH CORTEZ, resident of Houston, is the author of two poetry collections, How to Undress a Cop and Cold Blue Steel, and a memoir, Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston. She is the winner of the PEN Texas literary award in poetry and the Southwest Book Award.
978-1-68003-101-0 paper $22.95 978-1-68003-102-7 ebook 81/2x11. 160 pp. Poetry. November
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Walking Home Growing Up Hispanic in Houston Sarah Cortez 978-1-933896-83-0 paper $10.95
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New from the author of The Death of Bonnie and Clyde . . .
The House Across from the Deaf School Michael Gills
The House across from the Deaf School, Michael Gills’ third collection of short fiction, continues the life and times of Joey Harvell, whose stepfather, in “Last Words on Lonoke,” gives him a .30-06, tells him not to aim at anything he doesn’t want to kill, and “that’s pretty much it for [his] gun safety lessons.” Later, in “What The Newly Dead Don’t Know But Learn,” his uncle swims Joey and a group of fake cowboys across a creek on Camp Robinson, only a fisherman’s trotline is stretched across the S-curve, and the result, like the book as a whole, is a hard fight there’s no recovering from. What others have said about Gills’ work: “Each word is a spark, every sentence a sizzling fuse. The whole... is a sun-white conflagration, cleanly and cleansing. Michael Gills sojourned in the heart of light and he has returned to his home world with that light still clinging to his every utterance.”—Fred Chappell “Michael Gills’ prose reeks with accuracy and bulls-eye intensity . . .”—William Harrison “These stories are, scene by scene, sentence by sentence, beautifully written—clean, gorgeous prose, perfectly pitched. The detail work is exquisite. Suffering and loss are given their necessary place in these stories, but so too are grace and mercy.” —Donald Hays MICHAEL GILLS is the author of Go Love, a novel, story collections Why I Lie and The Death of Bonnie and Clyde, and White Indians, a collection of creative nonfiction essay, part two of which is forthcoming. He is associate professor of writing for the Honors College at the University of Utah where he lives in the Wasatch Foothills with his wife and daughter.
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RELATED INTEREST “The Death of Bonnie and Clyde” and Other Stories Michael Gills 978-1-933896-70-0 paper $18.95
Vox Populi Clay Reynolds 978-1-933896-98-4 paper $22.95 978-1-937875-11-4 ebook
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New from the real-life teacher of Dead Poets Society . . .
Poetic criticism from one of our leading poets . . .
One Grand, Sweet Song
Clairvoyant with Hunger: Essays
One Grand, Sweet Song is a collection of familiar essays in which Sam Pickering explores libraries and woods and fields. He wanders over hills and far away—to the Caribbean and Canada—but he always returns to the local, to Connecticut and his memories of a Southern childhood. He ponders writing and aging, joy and lunacy. He celebrates family and Christmas. He laughs and tells terrible lies, and jokes. He runs half-marathons, and on a farm in Nova Scotia, he tries to write his Walden. In these pages Pickering embraces his world with great love, wrapping it in words and pulling it and the reader unforgettably close. Pickering has written 28 books and hundreds of articles. Three are scholarly studies, two of which focus on 18th century children’s literature. Four are travel books, three of these describing his family’s meanderings in Australia. One book mulls teaching, and another is a memoir. The rest of Pickering’s books are collections of familiar essays, providing his take or perhaps “untake” on things. “Reading Pickering,” a reviewer wrote in the Smithsonian, “is like taking a walk with your oldest, wittiest friend.” SAM PICKERING, a resident of Storrs, Connecticut, has BAs from Sewanee and Cambridge University and a PhD from Princeton. He recently retired as Distinguished Alumni Professor from the University of Connecticut. He taught in Jordan and Syria on Fulbright grants, and lived in Britain for five years, Australia for three. 978-1-68003-095-2 paper $18.95 978-1-68003-096-9 ebook 51/2x81/2. 176 pp. Literary Nonfiction. October
“Clairvoyant with Hunger consists of fourteen short essays on poems from James Dickey’s last book; The Eagle’s Mile; twelve short essays on James Wright’s best prose poems; a long essay on Dickey’s third novel, To the White Sea; a long essay on W.S. Merwin’s 320-page poem, The Folding Cliffs; an essay on the major Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail; a familiar essay on the Japanese poet, Ryuichi Tamura, whose work I translated for publication during my fellowship year in Japan (1971–72); an essay on four poets for Stephen Berg’s anthology on Marianne Moore, Theodore Roethke, D.H. Lawrence and Hart Crane; a long essay on the work of poet David Bottoms; and my own interview for a special feature of my work in Fifth Wednesday Journal in Chicago, Spring 2014.” —Laurence Lieberman “I believe the best of Lieberman’s essays equal Stevens’ most shattering and inspiring prose: we understand reality as well as literature with a more humane sense of what we are.”—Stephen Berg, founding editor of The American Poetry Review. LAURENCE LIEBERMAN’s poetry has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Hudson Review. Lieberman is Professor Emeritus of English at University of Illinois—Urbana. He lives in Savoy, IL. 978-1-68003-091-4 paper $18.95 978-1-68003-092-1 ebook 51/2x81/2. 176 pp. Literary Criticism. November
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From the author of Cold Blue Steel . . .
New and Selected Poems
Against Sky’s Warm Belly
Some Dark Fire
New & Selected Poems Sarah Cortez
The poems of Sarah Cortez flex lean muscles to build lyric intensity and a gripping edginess often backlit by an incandescent, controlled eroticism. Cortez reveals the hidden underworld of her fellow police officers, whose lives comprise the thin blue line and whose blood sometimes splashes and blackens on summer concrete. Aquarium And what of the water? A transparency we swim through, lithe white muscle, the glide of fins. We move and move forever inside reflections, refractions, ruckus from the other side. Our eyes never close. We see you coming. We don’t think we’re dinner. SARAH CORTEZ, of Houston, is the author of two poetry collections, How to Undress a Cop and Cold Blue Steel, Walking Home: Growing Up Hispanic in Houston. 978-1-68003-109-6 paper $16.95 978-1-68003-110-2 ebook 6x9. 200 pp. Poetry. October
Michael Lieberman’s Some Dark Fire, New and Selected Poems is a generous sampling of an exceptional poet’s mature work, written over almost thirty years—since Lieberman moved to Houston in 1988. His poems offer a perspective on our world that is in turn celebratory, somber, joyous, dark, tender, and, most of all, doubt-plagued. He offers no easy answers, but his questions will enrich and reward the reader. This deeply felt book is the work of a gifted poet and research physician at the height of his powers. Lucky Every heart conceals a few small secrets or, if full of amplitude and plenty, large ones. I begin with a green bough, forsythia— supple and yellow with flower. I end there—not because I am impoverished, but because I have it all. MICHAEL LIEBERMAN is a Houston-based poet/ writer and former research physician. He is the author of seven books of poems, the most recent of which is The Houstiliad, An Iliad for Houston, and three novels. Lieberman is married to the nonfiction writer Susan Abel Lieberman. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. 978-1-68003-107-2 cloth $10.95 978-1-68003-108-9 ebook 6x9. 200 pp. Poetry. September
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Poetic insight to modern farming . . .
Winner, 2015 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize
The Mad Farmer’s Wife
Consequences of a Moonless Night
Rita Sims Quillen
Consequences of a Moonless Night deepens its native primitivism through humor, surrealism, and soulsearching lyricism. These poems take the reader on a journey where a grandmother “walks with the Beast of the Apocalypse on a leash” into visions of grief, eroticism, and an indelibly reflective reticence that continues to unfold with each reading. “Indeed, these poems sing with a language born of experience, a life closely examined and fully lived.”—Richard Foerster, Final Judge Message In A Bottle A green bottle washes up on a beach. It is very old. It is not glass but something the sea has made by erasure. The message inside is written in blackberry juice. No one knows how to translate its language except by the cardio-bleats that tremored in the hand that wrote it, the hand bent by the curve of the horizon, calculating a rescue, a possible escape. LOUEVA SMITH, a native Texan, is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as DoubleTake and Louisiana Review, and she is a contributing poet in Vanishing Points. Her plays have been staged at Frenetic Theater. 978-1-68003-093-8 paper $8.95 978-1-68003-094-5 ebook 6x9. 48 pp. Poetry. September
The Mad Farmer’s Wife is a response to a life lived on a mountain cattle farm in Southwest Virginia and also to a poetic persona created by noted Kentucky poet and essayist Wendell Berry: the Mad Farmer. The Mad Farmer’s Wife tries to help us understand the complexity and challenge of living that life in today’s economy and the dark life and death struggles that are a routine part of farm living. Prayer of the Mad Farmer’s Wife May the weeds grow into heart-shaped hedges Giving symmetry and order to ragged fields That August sun has turned loose and ugly Let sunburned calves and their tired mothers Find a pool of winter—cool shade Between woods and creek at our world’s edge. I am lost on a heat-shimmering quilt Just yards from an open door where My children watch for the relief of nightfall And aimless bees and flies look to me Saying, “You must know something.” Let there be silence once again As voices dwindle to snowsoft murmur My life rising anew from behind the mountain. RITA QUILLEN is the author of the novel Hiding Ezra, and the poetry chapbook Something Solid to Anchor To. Her most recent full-length collection is Her Secret Dream. She lives and farms in Scott County, Virginia. 978-1-68003-099-0 paper $8.95 978-1-68003-100-3 ebook 6x9. 64 pp. Poetry. September
Stephen F. Austin State University
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Now in hardcover edition From the Garden Capital of Texas
The Azaleas of Nacogdoches Barbara S. Stump
The Azaleas of Nacogdoches is a photographic tour of some of the finest azalea gardens in East Texas, not to mention the United States. Follow Barbara Stump on her annual tour of these magnificent plants, culminating in the Ruby M. Mize Azaelea Garden where more than one hundred feet of purple spider azaleas are planted alongside University Road and frame one side of the garden. Composed of a broad variety of plant specimens, including Japanese maples, hydrangeas, camellias, and more than 6,500 azaleas, the Ruby M. Mize Garden is Texas’s largest azalea garden and attracts thousands of tourists annually. Here, however, the focus is azaleas, and page after page is a delight in color and composition. The azaleas of Nacogdoches are special, breathtaking, unsurpassed. No wonder Nacogdoches was recently named as the Garden Capital of Texas; The Azaleas of Nacogdoches provides compelling evidence why this designation is appropriate. BARBARA S. STUMP is the Research Associate for Development at SFA Gardens and the project coordinator for the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Barbara received a BS in English from Iowa State University in 1968 and her MS in horticulture from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2001. Her thesis topic was site analysis and design of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden.
978-1-62288-107-9 hardcover $35.00 10x8. 220 pp. 200+color illustrations Gardens. Available
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Diedrich Rulfs Designing Modern Nacogdoches Jere Langdon Jackson 978-1-936205-17-2 cloth $65.00
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Big Hug is a beautifully told story for children everywhere. It’s Li’l Fox’s first day of daycare and she is scared. New place. New friends. New worries. After her mom wraps her in a big hug and leaves her to go to work, Li’l Fox seeks comfort from her new classmates through friendly hugs. But after she is rejected on multiple accounts, Li’l Fox must learn that if she wants to make a new friend she must first remember to be brave.
In Una Belle Townsend’s latest children’s book, Blazer’s Taxi, an unusual friendship exists between a Clydesdale and a mini-horse. When Doug Sauter buys the Clydesdale, whose name is Blazer, he can’t get the horse onto the trailer until Taxi, his very small friend, is loaded first. After all, the two horses ran and played together in the pasture and had a marvelous time. Blazer wasn’t going anywhere without his friend, so Taxi remained with his buddy, and Doug ended up with two horses, the big one and the tiny one. Blazer eventually became the mascot of the Oklahoma City Blazers hockey team, which Doug Sauter coached. The three of them traveled with the hockey team across America and Canada.
BILL MESCE, JR. is a screenwriter, playwright, and author of fiction and nonfiction. He spent 27 years in the corporate communications area of pay-TV giant Home Box Office and is currently and adjunct instructor at several colleges and universities in his native New Jersey. 978-1-62288-136-9 paper $12.00 81/2x81/2. 32 pp. Young Readers Fiction. October
Una Belle Townsend
UNA BELLE TOWNSEND is an award-winning teacher and author. She has won a variety of writing and teaching awards, among them the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year and Oklahoma Celebration of Reading best teacher’s essay. Townsend received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from East Texas Baptist College (now known as East Texas Baptist University). She continued her education and earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She lives in Yukon, Oklahoma, with her husband. 978-1-62288-142-0 hardcover $17.00 10x8. 48 pp. Young Readers Fiction. October
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Becoming the Oldest Town in Texas Scott Sosebee
978-1-62288-121-5 paper $25.00 6x9. 260 pp. Revolution/Republic. September
Becoming the Oldest Town in Texas examines the 300year history of Nacogdoches. Its history began in 1716 when the Mission Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches was opened as a Catholic mission to serve the local Caddo tribe. In July 1716, Father Antonio Margil de Jesus took charge of the new village along with its wooden church and dwellings for the missionaries. Thus began Nacogdoches’ story, as an important stopping point for settlers heading west but also as a thoroughfare for Texas revolutionaries who would defend the Alamo. The Caddos built burial mounds here, and the French and Spanish vied for control of the region. Nacogdoches is the site of the Battle of Fredonia, but it is also the launching point of the comedy careers of the Marx Brothers, who revived Fredonia in one of their early movies. Indeed, the the city and its surrounding area are rich with history and stories, and Scott Sosebee’s book celebrates Nacogdoches’ ongoing legacy. SCOTT SOSEBEE is an associate professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he teaches Texas, American West, and Southern history courses. He also serves as the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association and the as the editor of the East Texas Historical Journal. He has published articles in the West Texas Historical Review, the Southern Historical Journal, and the East Texas Historical Journal. He is the co-editor of Lone Star Reader (Kennicut) with Charles Swanlund and Kirk Bane, and also of the forthcoming Lone Star Suburbs (OU Press) with Paul J.P. Sandul.
Civil War Reminiscences of Orlando T. Hanks Jonathan D. Hood 978-1-62288-132-1 paper $20.00 5x8. 140 pp. African American Studies, Texas. Civil War. September
Civil War Reminiscences of Orlando T. Hanks offers a unique perspective of the Civil War from the eyes of an East Texas solider. Two words describe Hank’s Reminiscences: detailed and neutral. Hanks was wounded in battle in 1862, spent 12 months convalescing, and then remained with his unit until the end of the war. DR. JONATHAN DAVIS HOOD is an independent scholar who is a Senior Historian at the 673d Air Base Wing History Office in Anchorage, Alaska.
J. Mason Brewer, Folklorist and Scholar His Early Texas Writings Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Milton S. Jordan
978-1-62288-134-5 paper $20.00 6x9. 140 pp. African American Studies, Texas. Folklore. Military History. September
J. Mason Brewer, Folklorist and Scholar: His Texas Writings, is a collection of the writings of famed African American teacher and scholar. These works were published over a lengthy period of time, early 1920s to mid-century. J. MASON BREWER taught at various colleges in Texas and North Carolina from 1926 until his death in 1975. MILTON JORDAN is a past president of the East Texas Historical Association. BRUCE A. GLASRUD is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and is a specialist in the history of blacks in the West.
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Blood for Ghosts John Hugan Perryman
From the first to the final scene, this story will stir and resonate.
Aftermath 978-1-62288-124-6 paper $16.00 6x9. 200 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. Folklore. October
Figuratively speaking, Blood for Ghosts takes for its theme the burial of the dead. The eight stories in the collection dramatize the many ways Texans in the 21st century struggle to give voice to their ancestors and the region’s past, a task made increasingly difficult by the pressures of globalization, the lure of efficiency, and the claims of “progress.” Such struggles are necessary, however, and are premised on the belief that the healthiest communities affirm a meaningful relationship with as much of the past as is possible. The collection’s title makes a nod of the head toward Hugh LloydJones’s fine study of ancient Greece and Book XI of The Odyssey, when Odysseus enacts a rite that summons the shades of the dead to drink the blood of sacrificed animals and so be given voice to communicate with the living. The collection’s epigraph comes from the same scene in Book XI: and up out of Erebus they came/ flocking toward me now, the ghosts of the dead and gone. JOHN PERRYMAN is a fifth generation Texan. He graduated from Greenhill School and Williams College, where he started on the school’s first undefeated football team, and then received his PhD from UT Dallas. He has published fiction, poetry, and criticism in a wide range of journals, including The Southern Humanities Review, The South Carolina Review, Concho River Review, RE:AL, and The Midwest Quarterly. He was a runner-up for the 2007-8 Dobie Paisano Fellowship, awarded each year by the Texas Institute of Letters and the University of Texas. He now serves as an administrator/teacher at St. Mark’s School of Texas.
978-1-62288-116-1 paper $20.00 6x9. 300 pp. Literary Novel. October
Springing from the London School explosion in rural New London, Texas, Aftermath begins more than forty years later, when the narrator recalls the dreadful day she lost her mother and many of her schoolmates. As she weighs both the joys and the sorrows of the life, she eventually comes to terms with the reality that the tragedy can never be overcome, but it can, in significant ways, be redeemed. SUZANNE MORRIS is the author of eight novels. She also writes poetry and lives in Cherokee County.
Edge of the Wind James E. Cherry
978-1-62288-140-6 paper $18.00 51/2x81/2. 200 pp. Literary Novel. African American Studies. October
In Edge of the Wind, a 25 year-old black man is off his meds and has begun hearing voices. For months, he has done nothing but read and write poetry. One day, he is convinced writing poetry is his calling. Life takes a terrible turn when the college he reaches out to rejects him and his work. He takes matters into his own hands and holds the literature class hostage. James Cherry holds nothing back as he tackles mental illness and the importance of relationships in this debut novel. JAMES E. CHERRY is the author of four books. He resides in Tennessee with his wife Tammy.
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Thirteen Rivers Ruth Davis
Girl from Soldier Creek
978-1-62288-130-7 paper $18.00 6x9. 300 pp. Fiction. September
Thirteen Rivers: The Last Voyage of La Belle is a historical novel based on the true saga of French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and his colony. Upon discovering in 1682 that the Mississippi River emptied into the Gulf of Mexico, La Salle claimed for France the entire river valley and all of its tributaries, including a large portion of present-day Texas and titled his empire La Louisiane to honor reigning French monarch, King Louis XIV. Hurricanes, pirates in the Caribbean, ship-wreck, betrayal, revenge, Indian war parties, kidnapping, and murder are all illustrated in a chronicle of events only life itself could inspire. Marooned on the present-day Texas coast, the cast includes priests, soldiers, sailors, deserters, murderers, and families including women and children, as well as Indian warriors and wizened chiefs. What became of four ships, La Belle, Le Joly, l’Aimable and Le SaintFrancois that left France in 1684 bound for La Louisiane with 280 people aboard? This is their story. RUTH DAVIS is a fourth generation Texan, her family’s homestead in Henderson County dates back to 1887. She and her husband, both avid Texas history enthusiasts, own a real estate office and a working ranch in Anderson County.
978-1-62288-125-3 paper $18.00 6x9. 280 pp. Literary Novel. October
Amanda and Jit Soldier grow up in the secluded beauty of Soldier Creek, Alabama. After their parents’ marriage falls apart, the girls and their mother stay in Soldier Creek. Until Amanda wins a scholarship, leaving Jit alone with the mother who has long been needy toward Amanda but emotionally distant toward Jit. In Girl from Soldier Creek, the sisters must learn how to disentangle themselves from their home, their dysfunctional family, and ultimately, from each other to discover who they will become. PATRICIA FOSTER is the author of two books and the editor of four anthologies. She is a professor at the University of Iowa.
Shipwrecks and other Stories Jerry D. Mathes II
978-1-62288-133-8 paper $18.00 6x9. 200 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. October
In Shipwrecks and Other Stories we read of men and women struggling in love and longing, adultery and addiction, between staying in a place and moving on, while trying to rediscover who they are. Characters in these tales haunt the fringes of their own lives shipwrecked in society as they seek identity, hoping to rescue themselves. JERRY D. MATHES II’s photography, poems, essays, and short stories have won numerous awards.
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The Butcher’s Tale and Other Stories
One Righteous Person
978-1-62288-128-4 paper $18.00 6x9. 140 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. October
Derek Updegraff ’s short story collection titled The Butcher’s Tale is a compilation of twelve stories that give a small glimpse into the lives of fictional characters whose stories and personalities are based around adventure, love, wonderment, faith, and life.
978-1-62288-126-0 paper $18.00 51/2x81/2. 200 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. African American Studies, Texas. October
Hawkins’s latest collection, One Righteous Person, delves into the lives of those who seek adventure, faith, hope, love, peace, and patience. The characters come to life as they learn to overcome their troubles and offer their lives to God. We learn about a range of characters. Through trial and error and patience, these characters find their way through mazes of obstacles.
Story at Midnight: “I wish I’d said, Hey, I’ve got this full tank of gas. Let’s drive somewhere. Let’s drive up the coast as far as a tank of gas will take us. Let’s drive until SHAINA HAWKINS’ recent works include Love is Patient some patch of light lets us know the night is almost over, and Breaking Free. She is currently working on a World and then let’s pull aside and find a diner.” War II Fiction Series called The Locket. The Butcher’s Tale: “‘You are holding a white bird.’ There were gasps behind the boy, but the boy was unfazed, and he delivered his second question, asking, ‘Is the bird dead or alive?’ And the old man looked at him for a long heartbeat, and he said to him slowly, heavily, ‘The answer to that question is in your hands.’” Chrysalis: “When you eat the caterpillar, be careful not to crush it with your teeth. You must be delicate. You must allow the little thing to settle in to your warm, open mouth before you close it.” DEREK UPDEGRAFF writes short stories and poems of a mostly formal nature. He attended Cal State Long Beach (BA & MFA) and the University of Missouri (MA & PhD), studying fiction, poetry, linguistics, and medieval literature. Fall of 2015, he started a new BFA program in creative writing at California Baptist University in Riverside.
Coral Tree: A Costa Rican Canon
978-1-62288-143-7 paper $18.00 6x9. 250 pp. Young Readers Fiction. Literary Novel. Ethnic Studies. October
Coral Tree: A Costa Rican Canon is a work of short stories and poetry inspired by a country much larger than its territory. These pieces of life arose almost unbidden, such was and continues to be the alchemical effect of this tiny nation. This book is a vacation that begs you to hold it in your hands and let it find its way into your spirit. JENNIFER WEIL is an award-winning actor and poet, she is published in a broad spectrum that includes ghostwriting, children’s books, newspaper and magazine pieces, and plays.
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New from Robert A. Shearer
Attack on the Sportplatz
The Heart to Kill Dorothy Place
Robert A. Shearer
978-1-62288-118-5 paper $18.00 6x9. 200 pp. Memoir. World War II. October
From the author of Swift comes a new and suspenseful realistic novel of war, love, and survival during the attack on Sportplatz in Julich, Germany, the early part of December 1944. The book explores the highest levels of human intensity and experience: intense visceral combat; random and violent death; deep love and commitment; and remarkable and painful survival and recovery. Shearer describes the work as a secondary historical memoir—a retelling of the attack on an athletic complex as first narrated by his father and the men he commanded. The events described in Shearer’s book occurred during World War II near the war’s end, prior to and just after December 1, 1944, and shortly before the Battle of Bulge. Military personnel, locations, battles, and sequences of events have not been altered for the sake of the narrative, and soldiers’ names, who were engaged in the battle, are accurate. However, Shearer’s use of subjective thoughts and conversations that offer transition and personalized contexts, though fictional, heighten the human element and remind us again of the horror of war and its effect upon human life. ROBERT A. SHEARER is a retired Professor of Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. He received his PhD from Texas A & M University–Commerce in Counseling Psychology. His areas of teaching, research, service, and writing included counseling and psychotherapy, interviewing and interrogation, drug and alcohol treatment, and human relations. He is the author of Interviewing: Theories, Techniques, and Practices (Prentice-Hall Publishing), and Swift (Stephen F. Austin University Press). A native of Dallas, Texas, Shearer currently resides in College Station, Texas, where he is a full-time writer.
978-1-62288-129-1 paper $18.00 6x9. 200 pp. Fiction. October
Savvy law student Sarah Wasser returns to her apartment to find two telephone messages: She has not been chosen for a coveted summer internship, and her best friend from high school has just murdered her two children. Sarah returns to her sleepy hometown in South Carolina. But Sarah is not prepared to work in a community rife with duplicity and betrayal. DOROTHY PLACE lives and works in Davis, California. When not writing, she works on her bonsai collection, travels, and hikes.
Dangerous Bodies Charlotte Gould Warren
978-1-62288-139-0 paper $16.00 6x9. 94 pp. Poetry. September
With deceptively pellucid language, Dangerous Bodies offers precise, jewel-like crystallizations of understanding that illuminate the craggy and often harrowing emotional terrain of a family gone wrong. Out of abandonment and incest, the wounded child turns to the long building of a self she can rightfully claim as her own. CHARLOTTE GOULD WARREN’S poetry collection, Gandhi’s Lap, won the Washington Prize. She received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College.
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Velocipede Laura Madeline Wiseman
978-1-62288-131-4 paper $16.00 6x9. 100 pp. Nature Travel. Poetry. October
New from Laura Madeline Wiseman is this stunningly crafted memoir in verse about a ride, “Your first bike was a hot pink Schwinn with a banana seat, a basket with flowers, yellow tassels fluttering....” If you follow Wiseman on social media, you know she is a longdistance cyclist and participates in multi-day bike rides such as RAGBRAI, which stretches across Iowa and annually attracts 20,000 cyclists. Velocipede recounts her first long-distance ride, including the award winning poem “Roadside Kiddie Pool,” which won the 2015 Beecher’s Award in Poetry. Roadside Kiddie Pools—“Not toddlers in plastic pants snug above their fat thighs. Not girls in pink gingham two pieces and broad hats held in place by string and knot. Not bucket and shovel. Not starfish-shaped sifter or naked baby doll that pees. Not pale, mottled ankles or the aluminum of chair legs. Not wine bottles. No Bud Light, Busch, or Miller. Not PBR in cans. Not baseball bat or beach ball. Not blue waves that catch and cup, ripple and splash afternoon sun. Not a scrim of dirt under a sheen of tannin. Not snowdrift melt, flecked with leaves. Not cracked. Not covered in aliens, rocket ships, or moons. Not yard sale. Not trash treasure. But full of water bottles, sports drinks, ice glittering and not free, but almost—donation is all.”
978-1-62288-127-7 paper $18.00 51/2x81/2. 100 pp. Poetry. October
Greg Kuzma has been a central figure in American poetry since the late 1970s. This new volume, Selected Poems, focuses on the best of his shorter poems. These selections are culled from a number of his books, all of them out of print. Additionally, some of the selections are taken from hard-to-find, limited edition fine-press titles; their appearance in Selected Poems marks the first time they have been available to a larger readership. GREG KUZMA’s poetry has appeared in some of the most significant journals in this country, and has published several poetry collections.
Sarah Rafael Garcia
978-1-62288-100-0 paper $20.00 6x9. 118 pp. Ethnic Studies. Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. September
Pariahs is a book full of wild flames. The construction of this book may at first glance resemble poetry, prose, LAURA MADELINE WISEMAN has a PhD from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in English and a MA from the nonfiction, and art, but if you look and listen more closely you’ll find it is more like flickering flames University of Arizona in women’s studies. Visit her at www. lauramadelinewiseman.com displaying visions from the past, present, and future. SARAH RAFAEL GARCIA is a writer, community educator, and traveler. She is the editor for the Barrio Writers annual anthology.
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Revisiting Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic
Uneasy Halos Frank Dituri
Emerging Cultures of Sustainability William Forbes
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Revisiting Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic: Emerging Cultures of Sustainability is a collection of essays about the man acknowleged by some as the father of wildlife conservation. What may be a surprise to some is that Leopold was one of the early leaders of the American wilderness movement. Throughout his life he played many roles: wildlife manager, hunter, husband, father, naturalist, wilderness advocate, poet, scientist, philosopher, and visionary. He is best known as author of A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There. Beyond his descriptions of the natural world, in this writing Leopold articulated an innovative idea known as the “land ethic,” a new way of thinking and acting toward the land. WILLIAM FORBES is an Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State University. He teaches classes in world regional geography, biogeography, economic geography, physical geography, political geography, and study abroad. Dr. Forbes received his PhD, MS, and MA from the University of North Texas and a BS and BA from Humboldt State University. His dissertation revisited Mexico’s Rio Gavilan, where “perfect” land health was noted by conservationist Aldo Leopold in the 1930s. Dr. Forbes publishes research on historicalenvironmental geography and environmental ethics. The Center for a Livable World is a new research center on humanities and social science aspects of sustainability, so far producing two anthologies and an interdisciplinary pilot project that examined livability of a small East Texas city.
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Frank Dituri has captured with his solitary contemplation of space, the sacred image where faith is embraced: holy spaces glimmering with candles, windows filled with rays of sunlight, portals to another reality. Through these photographs we discover the faithful spaces and expressions that have existed for centuries. FRANK DITURI’s work is exhibited in Venice, New York, Paris, Tokyo, New Zealand, Rome, and Moscow.
Getting to Gardisky Lake Paul J. Willis 978-1-62288-115-4 paper $17.00 5x8. 100 pp. Poetry. September
Getting to Gardisky Lake switchbacks from roadside maples to backcountry sequoia groves, from the lost curves of a high school track to the shining calves of Olympic hopefuls, from grade school crushes to married affection, from Jefferson’s slaves to Sherman’s march, from dumpster diving to shopping the mall. In this rich collection, Paul J. Willis invites you in and ushers you out to meet your neighbors and yourself. PAUL J. WILLIS is a professor of English at Westmont College. He is the author of three previous collections of poetry.
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