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“Pachucos,” 1971. by Jesse Treviño. From the book Spirit: The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño. (See page 14.)
“Blue Half Moon” Photograph by Ray Viator From the book Houston, Space City USA (See page 13.)
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A 1,200-mile journey down the Rio Grande
The River and the Wall Ben Masters
When a team of five explorers embarked on a 1,200-mile journey down the Rio Grande, the river that marks the southern boundary of Texas and the US-Mexico border, their goal was to experience and capture on film the rugged landscapes of this vast frontier before the controversial construction of a border wall changed this part of the river forever. The crew—Texas filmmaker Ben Masters, Brazilian immigrant Filipe DeAndrade, Texas conservationist Jay Kleberg, wildlife biologist Heather Mackey, and Guatemalan-American river guide Austin Alvarado—began the trip in El Paso, pedaling mountain bikes through the city’s dry river bed. Their path took them on horseback through the Big Bend, down the Wild and Scenic stretch of the river in canoes, and back to bikes from Laredo to Brownsville. They paddled the last ten miles through a forest of river cane to the Gulf of Mexico. As they made their way to the Gulf, they met and talked with the people who know and live on the river—border patrol, wildlife biologists, ranchers, politicians, farmers, social workers, locals, and travelers. They climbed the wall (in twenty seconds). They encountered rare black bears, bighorn sheep, and birds of all kinds. And they sought to understand the complexities of immigration, the eﬃcacy of a wall, and the impact of its construction on water access, wildlife, and the culture of the borderlands. The River and the Wall is both a wild adventure on a spectacular river and a sobering commentary on the realities of walling it off. River Books, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
BEN MASTERS is CEO of Fin & Fur Films, LLC. He is an awardwinning filmmaker, an accomplished photographer, a contributor to Western Horseman Magazine and National Geographic, and the author and producer of the book and film Unbranded. He lives in Austin, Texas.
THE RIVER AND
BEN MASTERS 978-1-62349-780-4 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-781-1 ebook 91�2x101�2.192 pp. 165 color photos. 8 maps. Water. Conservation. Rivers. Nature Photography. April
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Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall Krista Schlyer Foreword by Jamie Rappaport Clark 978-1-60344-743-0 flexbound $30.00 978-1-60344-757-7 ebook
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The Blues Come to Texas From October 1959 until the mid-19705, Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick collaborated on what they hoped to be a definitive history and analysis of the blues in Texas. Both were prominent researchers—Oliver had already established an impressive record of publications, and McCormick was building a sprawling collection of primary materials that included field recordings and interviews with blues musicians from all over Texas and the greater South. Despite being eagerly awaited by the blues historians and ethnomusicologists who knew about the Oliver-McCormick collaboration and being openly discussed in various interviews and articles by Oliver, the intended manuscript was never completed. In 1996, Alan Govenar, a respected writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmaker began a conversation with Oliver, about the unfinished book on Texas blues. Subsequently, Oliver invited Govenar to assist him, and when Oliver became ill, Govenar enlisted folklorist and ethonomusicologist Kip Lornell to help him contextualize and document the existing manuscript for publication. The Blues Come to Texas: Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book not only provides a fascinating view of the results of a massive fieldwork and writing effort that is unlikely to ever be duplicated, but it also presents an unparalleled view into the minds and methods of two pioneering blues scholars.
Pau l O l i v e r (1927–2017) was a leading authority on blues history with numerous publications including Barrelhouse Blues: Location Recordings and the Early Traditions of the Blues. In 2007, he established the Oliver Collection of African American Music and Related Traditions at the University of Gloucestershire, in cooperation with the European Blues Association.
Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book Paul Oliver and Alan Govenar With Kip Lornell
r O b e rt “M a c k ” M c c O r M i c k (1930–2015) was a folklorist and blues researcher widely acclaimed for his field interviews, liner notes, and recordings of Texas blues musicians.
The Blues Come to Texas
scholarship . . .
Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book Compiled by Alan Govenar
Uncovering the emergence of Texas blues music Uncovering the emergence of and scholarship . . . Texas blues music and
From October 1959 until the mid-1970s, Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick collaborated on what they hoped to be a definitive history and analysis of the blues in Texas. Both were prominent scholars and researchers—Oliver had already established an impressive record of publications, and McCormick was building a sprawling collection of primary materials that included field recordings and interviews with blues musicians from all over Texas and the greater South. a l a n b. G O v e na r is the author of Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound, Everyday Music, and other titles. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. k i P l O r n e l l teaches courses in American music and ethnomusicology at George Washington University. His most recent book (withAnne Rasmussen) is Musics of Multicultural America. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland. John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
The Blues Come to Texas
Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book Compiled by Alan Govenar with Documentation and Essays by Alan Govenar and Kip Lornell
Texas A&M University Press
Despite being eagerly awaited by blues fans, www.tamupress.com folklorists, historians, and ethnomusicologists who knew about the Oliver-McCormick collaboration, the intended manuscript was never completed. c ol l e ge s t a t ion
In 1996, Alan Govenar, a respected writer, folklorist, photographer, and filmmaker, began a conversation with Oliver about the unfinished book on Texas blues. Subsequently, Oliver invited Govenar to assist him, and when Oliver became ill, Govenar enlisted folklorist and ethnomusicologist Kip Lornell to help him contextualize and document the existing manuscript for publication. The Blues Come to Texas: Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s Unfinished Book presents an unparalleled view into the minds and methods of two pioneering blues scholars. John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
PAUL OLIVER (1927–2017) was professor at Oxford Brookes University, a leading authority on blues history, and author of a score of books on blues and vernacular architecture. ROBERT “MACK” McCORMICK (1930–2015) was a folklorist and blues researcher widely acclaimed for his field interviews, liner notes, and recordings with Texas blues musicians. ALAN B. GOVENAR is the author of Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound, Everyday Music, and other titles. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. KIP LORNELL teaches courses in American music and ethnomusicology at George Washington University. His most recent book (with Anne Rasmusen) is Musics of Multicultural America. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.
978-1-62349-638-8 hardcover $95.00s 978-1-62349-639-5 ebook 8x11. 472 pp. 17 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Music. African American Studies, Texas. Ethnic Studies. March
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The Rise of a Contemporary Sound Alan B. Govenar 978-1-58544-605-6 cloth $40.00 978-1-60344-510-8 ebook
The History of Texas Music
Gary Hartman 978-1-60344-002-8 paper $22.95 978-1-60344-394-4 ebook
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Tracing the development of Americana music: from bluegrass and blues to folk rock and indie . . .
Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound Lee David Zimmerman
With roots in Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans, the Piedmont, Memphis, and the prairies of Texas and the American West, the musical genre called Americana can prove diﬃcult to define. Nevertheless, this burgeoning trend in American popular music continues to expand and develop, winning new audiences and engendering fresh, innovative artists at an exponential rate. As Lee Zimmerman illustrates in Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound, “Americana” covers a gamut of sounds and styles. In its strictest sense, it is a blanket term for bluegrass, country, mountain music, rockabilly, and the blues. By a broader definition, it can encompass roots rock, country rock, singer/songwriters, R&B, and their various combinations. Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Carl Perkins, and Tom Petty can all lay valid claims as purveyors of Americana, but so can Elvis Costello, Solomon Burke, and Jason Isbell. Americana is new and old, classic and contemporary, trendy and traditional. Mining the firsthand insights of those whose stories help shape the sound—people such as Ralph Stanley, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), Paul Cotton and Rusty Young (Poco), Shawn Colvin, Kinky Friedman, David Bromberg, the Avett Brothers, Amanda Shires, Ruthie Foster, and many more—Americana Music provides a history of how Americana originated, how it reached a broader audience in the ’60s and ’70s with the merging of rock and country, and how it evolved its overwhelmingly populist appeal as it entered the new millennium. John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University
LEE DAVID ZIMMERMAN is a freelance music writer whose articles have appeared in several leading music industry publications. A former promotions representative for ABC and Capitol Records and director of communications for various CBS-aﬃliated television stations, he lives in Maryville, Tennessee.
978-1-62349-701-9 cloth $28.00 978-1-62349-702-6 ebook 6x9. 332 pp. 46 color photos. Appendix. Index. Music. Cultural Studies. Popular Culture. February
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One of the Fortunate Few Diana Finlay Hendricks Foreword by Don Imus 978-1-62349-588-6 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-589-3 ebook Without Getting Killed or Caught
The Life and Music of Guy Clark Tamara Saviano 978-1-62349-454-4 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-455-1 ebook
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How did Austin become weird?
Austin to ATX
The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas Joe Nick Patoski
In this gonzo history of the “City of the Violet Crown,” author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski chronicles the modern evolution of the quirky, bustling, funky, self-contradictory place known as Austin, Texas. Patoski describes the series of cosmic accidents that tossed together a mashup of outsiders, free spirits, thinkers, educators, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and politicians who would foster the atmosphere, the vibe, the slightly off-kilter zeitgeist that allowed Austin to become the home of both Armadillo World Headquarters and Dell Technologies. Patoski’s raucous, rollicking romp through Austin’s recent past and hipster present connects the dots that lead from places like Scholz Garten—Texas’ oldest continuously operating business— to places like the Armadillo, where Willie Nelson and Darrell Royal brought hippies and rednecks together around music. He shows how misfits like William Sydney Porter—the embezzler who became famous under his pen name, O. Henry—served as precursors for iconoclasts like J. Frank Dobie, Bud Shrake, and Molly Ivins. He describes the journey, beginning with the search for an old girlfriend, that eventually brought Louis Black, Nick Barbaro, and Roland Swenson to the founding of the South by Southwest music, film, and technology festival. As one Austinite, who in typical fashion is simultaneously pursuing degrees in medicine and cinematography, says, “Austin is very different from the rest of Texas.” Many readers of Austin to ATX will have already realized that. Now they will know why. JOE NICK PATOSKI is the author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life; Generations on the Land: A Conservation Legacy; The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America; and other titles and director of Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, a documentary film about Texas musician Doug Sahm that premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival. After living twenty-two years in Austin, Patoski now resides in Wimberley, Texas.
978-1-62349-703-3 cloth $32.00 978-1-62349-704-0 ebook 6x9. 376 pp. 54 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Texas Urban History. Texana. Popular Culture. February
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Watt M. Casey Jr. Contributions by Mark Seal, Joe Nick Patoski, et al. Foreword by Steve Miller 978-1-62349-558-9 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-559-6 ebook Generations on the Land
A Conservation Legacy Joe Nick Patoski Contribution by David K. Langford 978-1-60344-241-1 cloth $25.00 978-1-60344-242-8 ebook
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A shared passion for preservation in the Hill Country . . .
Ed Crowell Photographs by Alberto Martinez Foreword by Andrew Sansom While Barton Springs Pool is an iconic landmark of Austin and many people are familiar with the end of Barton Creek and its seven miles of public greenbelt, less is known about the forty-odd miles beyond that tumble and twist across private lands, eventually feeding the Colorado River. Legendary fights saved Barton Springs in the 1980s and 1990s, when the pool repeatedly was closed because of pollutant runoff from streets, nearby construction, and leaking sewer lines. In 1992, a highly publicized campaign resulted in land protections and stricter water standards. But will the creek and its springs become fouled again? That possibility arises upstream where tributaries and other creeks flow across mostly rural acreage, attracting new housing and business developments. Not only would city bathers lose access to the pool, but endangered species of salamanders and birds that depend on the Edwards Aquifer and its unique habitats face an uncertain future. Following the creek from downtown Austin’s Barton Springs Pool to its source as a cow-pasture trickle, longtime resident and journalist Ed Crowell explores the creek’s contentious political history, its historic and current residents, and the mounting environmental pressures threatening it. Barton Creek highlights the passionate individuals involved in the stream’s preservation, from city scientists to local landowners, who want to see the creek running clear and clean for future generations. Striking photography and vivid descriptions will entice readers to fall in love with Barton Creek all over again. River Books, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
ED CROWELL is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer. During his tenure at the Austin American-Statesman, he served as city editor, state editor, and features editor. He is coauthor of Barefoot Pirate: The Tall Ships and Tales of Windjammer, and he resides in Austin.
978-1-62349-729-3 flexbound $27.00 978-1-62349-730-9 ebook 9x10. 144 pp. 63 color, 4 b&w photos. Map. Bib. Index. Rivers. Conservation. Nature Writing. April
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The Texas Colorado Margie Crisp Foreword by Andrew Sansom 978-1-60344-466-8 flexbound $29.95 978-1-60344-747-8 ebook
The Blanco River
Wes Ferguson Photography by Jacob Croft Botter Foreword by Andrew Sansom 978-1-62349-510-7 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62349-511-4 ebook
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“Would you be president of my company?”
Imagination House AN ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFE
An Entrepreneurial Life
E. Lee Walker Foreword by Will Wynn When twenty-one-year-old Michael Dell asked E. Lee Walker to be the president of his fledgling computer company, PC’s Limited, Walker, in his mid-forties, immediately thought about all the people who had helped him through life—as an undergraduate at Texas A&M (class of ’63), a graduate student at Harvard, and a once-young entrepreneur himself. As he and Dell created the foundation of what would become one of the most successful companies in the world, Walker was guided by the lessons of his past business ventures, by his belief in the power of imagination, and by his relationships with people who had provided encouragement when he most needed it. When he left Dell Computer Corporation to teach, Walker discovered that the stories he took with him—of his aspirations, of his failures and triumphs, and of his friends and mentors—were the key to engaging and inspiring his students. Here, Walker records those stories in a memoir that spans five decades and reveals a man whose curiosity, resourcefulness, and luck led him out of South Texas and into corporate boardrooms, university lecture halls, and community activism. In fast-paced tales about life as a high-tech entrepreneur, adjunct professor, civic leader, and environmental advocate, Walker manages to convey the importance of creative thinking and communal effort in all his endeavors. Originally offered to a small group of college students in Italy for study abroad, this affecting memoir will introduce to a wider audience not only a seasoned executive and philanthropist but also a wise and delightful storyteller. E. LEE WALKER, the first president of Dell Technologies, teaches entrepreneurship and civic engagement as a senior research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also on faculty at the Texas A&M International Honors Leadership Seminar in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. He lives in Austin, Texas, and Umbria, Italy.
E. LEE WALKER
978-1-62349-784-2 paper with flaps $15.00 978-1-62349-785-9 ebook 53�4x8. 144 pp. Index. Memoir. Entrepreneurship. Conservation. May
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The Natural and Human History of a Hill Country Nature Preserve S. Christopher Caran and Elaine Davenport 978-1-62349-459-9 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62349-460-5 ebook Ben Love
My Life in Texas Commerce Ben F. Love Foreword by James A. Baker III 978-1-60344-049-3 paper $23.95 978-1-60344-414-9 ebook
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“ . . . a great nation has the obligation to explore.”
An Anxious Peace A Cold War Memoir Hans Mark
By any measure, Hans Mark was a warrior of the Cold War. Born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1929, he spent his early childhood in Vienna before escaping the Nazi Anschluss in 1938 and eventually emigrating to the United States, settling in New York. He graduated from high school in 1947, went west to attend the University of California, Berkeley, and later earned a PhD in physics from MIT. His work in nuclear engineering soon set him on a path that would be shaped by aeronautics, space exploration, and national defense. It was through advanced technology that Mark believed the United States could win the Cold War. In An Anxious Peace, Mark recounts in detail his life as a twentiethcentury “rocket man.” Here is the inside story of one who—in a career spanning more than six decades—was on the technological front line, from long-range bombers to the space shuttle. Along the way, Mark reveals many never-before-told stories from life at NASA and more. Readers will revel in learning the background behind the decision to place a plaque on Pioneer 10, a space probe that the NASA Ames Research Center designed to fly past the asteroid belt, Jupiter, and Saturn to collect data and images. Mark tells how he, Carl Sagan, and NASA insider John Naugle kept secret the addition of the now iconic 6x9-inch aluminum “message from humanity” until the probe had been launched. To this day Mark is pushing for a manned mission to Mars. One thing is sure: Hans Mark has left a major impact on academic and scientific communities that will be felt for decades to come. Number 161: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series A Davis Ford Book
HANS MARK is the emeritus John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as director of the NASA Ames Research Center, deputy administrator of NASA, director of Defense Research and Engineering, director of the National Reconnaissance Oﬃce, Secretary of the Air Force, and chancellor of the University of Texas system. He is the author or editor of eight books. Mark resides in Austin.
978-1-62349-727-9 cloth $47.00 978-1-62349-728-6 ebook 7x10. 672 pp. 73 b&w photos. Index. Memoir. Cold War. April
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The Struggle for Occupied Austria James Jay Carafano 978-1-58544-213-3 cloth $44.95s
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George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War Christopher Maynard 978-1-60344-039-4 cloth $34.95s
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Favorite college football memories from a walking encyclopedia of Texas sports . . .
Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories Dave Campbell Foreword by Mickey Herskowitz
A Texas sports legend, Dave Campbell started his annual fall football preview magazine, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in 1960. Widely referred to as “the bible” by coaches, fans, and sportswriters, the magazine’s July arrival in supermarkets, convenience stores, and sporting goods suppliers across Texas is a yearly event eagerly awaited by thousands of high school and college football players and their families, friends, and fans. In Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories, Campbell has gathered columns and articles about those college contests he considers the all-time greatest over the course of his career, from 1953 and continuing through 2016. Accounts of storied players, classic rivalries, revered coaches, and unforgettable games are illustrated with historic photographs of athletes, teams, and on-the-field action. Readers will relish this guided tour of Texas collegiate football history, presented by a writer who is a walking trove of Lone Star sports lore. Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories, which also features full-color reproductions of more than five decades of magazine covers, is sure to become a collector’s item for Texas football fans of all ages. Seasoned enthusiasts will delight in reliving their favorite pigskin memories, and younger readers will enjoy experiencing this press-box view of the state’s gridiron greats. Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. ’74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar ’74 & Nancy Paup
DAVE CAMPBELL, dean of Texas sports journalists, is the founding editor of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. A 2005 inductee into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, he lives in Waco, where he was the sports editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald from 1953 to 1993.
978-1-62349-725-5 cloth $38.00 978-1-62349-726-2 ebook 81�2x11. 288 pp. 52 color, 122 b&w photos. Index. Sports. Texana. Texana Gift Books. March
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Tackling Life and the NFL Dat Nguyen and Rusty Burson 978-1-62349-063-8 paper $22.95 978-1-62349-654-8 hardcover $24.95 978-1-60344-608-2 ebook Champion of the Barrio
The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty R. Gaines Baty 978-1-62349-266-3 cloth $24.95 978-1-62349-267-0 ebook
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Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories weaves a tapestry of the rich history of college football in Texas. [He] has made wonderful use of his 93 years, and football fans everywhere will relish his remarkable journey through the history of Texas college football.”—Bob Bowlsby, commissioner, Big 12 Conference
Dave Campbell is a Texas treasure. . . . If you are a football fan in Texas—and who isn’t?— you won’t be able to put this book down. The memories and the names will keep flooding back as you read it.”—Al Pickett, Abilene sports writer, sportscaster, and author of Mighty, Mighty Matadors
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The golden age of aviation . . .
The Foundations of American Commercial Aviation, 1918–1938 M. Houston Johnson V
Taking Flight explores the emergence of commercial aviation between the world wars—and in the midst of the Great Depression—to show that the industry’s dramatic growth resulted from a unique combination of federal policy, technological innovations, and public interest in air travel. Historian M. Houston Johnson V traces the evolution of commercial flying from the US Army’s trial airmail service in the spring of 1918 to the passage of the pivotal Air Commerce Act of 1938. Johnson emphasizes the role of federal policy—particularly as guided by both Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt—to reveal the close working relationship between federal oﬃcials and industry leaders, as well as an increasing dependence on federal assistance by airline, airframe, and engine manufacturers. Taking Flight highlights the federal government’s successful efforts to foster a nascent industry in the midst of an economic crisis without resorting to nationalization, a path taken by virtually all European countries during the same era. It also underscores an important point of continuity between Hoover’s policies and Roosevelt’s New Deal (a sharp departure from many interpretations of Depression-era business history) and shows how both governmental and corporate actors were able to harness America’s ongoing fascination with flying to further a larger economic agenda and facilitate the creation of the world’s largest and most eﬃcient commercial aviation industry. This glimpse into the golden age of flight contributes not only to the history of aviation but also to the larger history of the United States during the Great Depression and the period between the world wars. Number Twenty-One: Centennial of Flight Series
M. HOUSTON JOHNSON V is associate professor of history at the Virginia Military Institute. He resides in Lexington, Virginia.
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Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation Richard Byers 978-1-62349-464-3 cloth $39.95s 978-1-62349-465-0 ebook
Airfield Development, 1918–1947 Janet R. Daly Bednarek 978-1-58544-130-3 cloth $39.95s
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“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
Houston, Space City USA Ray Viator
On July 20, 1969, humanity paused with attention locked to television and radio broadcasts as the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission dramatically touched down on the dusty face of the moon. The first word from the lunar surface: Houston. Houston, Space City USA is a visual celebration of the city’s historic ties to the US human space program. When President Kennedy declared, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” he did so from the campus of Rice University. More than half a century later, Houston continues to serve as the nerve center of the American human space program. Author and photographer Ray Viator, a longtime Houstonian, has lovingly captured the spirit of a city’s devotion to space exploration from then to now. Using striking photographs of the full moon as a visual motif of Houston’s connection to spaceflight, Viator also weaves together historic images to show how former cow pastures transformed into mission control. Some connections are obvious—the Houston Astros or the Houston Rockets. Others are hidden in plain sight, like the arm patches on the uniform of every Houston police oﬃcer that read, “Space City U.S.A.” Viator’s lens captures this and more. Houston, Space City USA not only marks the important milestone of the first lunar landing, but it also helps readers discover and rediscover a city’s constellation of connections to one of humankind’s greatest achievements. Number Twenty: Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities
RAY VIATOR, now retired after more than forty years as a journalist, editor, photographer, and communications executive, is the author of Houston: People, Opportunity, Success. His work has appeared in such publications as the Houston Chronicle, Technology Houston, International Houston, and Medical Houston. He resides in Houston.
978-1-62349-772-9 cloth $37.00 978-1-62349-773-6 ebook 9x10. 224 pp. 222 color, 6 b&w photos. Appendix. Bib. Index. Photography, Texas. Aviation. Texas Urban History. February
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Launching the World’s First Satellites Matthew A. Bille and Erika Lishock 978-1-58544-356-7 cloth $40.00 s 978-1-58544-374-1 paperback Houston’s Hermann Park
A Century of Community Barrie Scardino Bradley 978-1-62349-036-2 cloth $45.00 978-1-62349-109-3 ebook
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The long-overdue biography of a beloved and influential Texas artist . . .
The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño
Anthony Head Foreword by Henry Cisneros As he lay bleeding in a Vietnamese rice paddy, his right arm shredded by shrapnel, artist Jesse Treviño realized that he wanted to honor and preserve his family and his cultural heritage through his artwork. After receiving a Purple Heart and undergoing two years of rehabilitative therapy and the amputation of his right forearm—including his painting hand—Treviño enrolled in San Antonio College, determined to learn how to draw and paint with his left hand.
SPIRIT The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño Anthony Head With a Foreword by Henry Cisneros
In 1974 he produced the impressive La Historia Chicana, a one hundred-foot-long work embracing six centuries of Mexican American heritage now on display inside the Sueltenfuss Library at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Since then, Treviño has completed many more paintings and public artworks, including Spirit of Healing, the nine-story hand-cut tile mosaic that graces Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in downtown San Antonio. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
978-1-62349-709-5 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-710-1 ebook 9x10. 256 pp. 34 color, 6 b&w photos. Appendix. Bib. Index. Art. Mexican American Studies. Texana. April
Anthony Head’s sensitive and elegant biography now offers readers an intimate view of the artist’s life. Head captures Treviño’s determination, artistic vision, and the deep pride in his Chicano heritage that he transmits to the world through his creations.
Spirit: The Life and Art of Jesse Treviño promises to engage and inspire readers with its vivid portrayal of this triumph of art and the human spirit.
978-1-62349-191-8 cloth $60.00 978-1-62349-222-9 ebook
ANTHONY HEAD has profiled a far-ranging collection of personalities for national and international publications such as Texas Highways, Men’s Edge, and Reader’s Digest for more than thirty years. He lives in San Marcos, Texas.
Liliana Wilson’s Art of Dissidence and Dreams Liliana Wilson Edited by Norma E. Cantú
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
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“A past with a present for the future . . .”
The Argyle of San Antonio John C. Kerr
The stately mansion known as the Argyle has a past as storied and fascinating as the Lone Star State itself. From its origins as a home and headquarters of a horse ranch to its transformation into an inn and elegant dining club, and ultimately part of a pathfinding medical research endeavor, the Argyle has been at the center of San Antonio and Texas history since the middle of the nineteenth century. Originally built as a residence in 1860 by Charles Anderson, the Argyle temporarily served as an arsenal for the Confederacy during the Civil War. By the late nineteenth century, siblings Robert and Alice O’Grady operated what became a familiar inn and fine dining establishment for weary travelers and many notable figures, including Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing. During the Great Depression and World War II, the Argyle fell into disrepair. Betty Moorman, whose brother Tom Slick had founded the nonprofit Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, rescued the Argyle from the brink of demolition and converted it into a fine dining club whose members would provide financial support for the research institute. Today the Argyle continues to serve and support the mission of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, making important contributions to understanding and developing treatments for infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other common diseases. This book not only contributes to the story of San Antonio’s history but is also a treasured and informative keepsake for those who support and continue to benefit from the Argyle and its larger mission. JOHN C. KERR is the author of several historical novels, including The Silent Shore of Memory, and coauthor of Only a Khaki Shirt: A Memoir of the Pacific War. After practicing law for a number of years, he was CEO of American Century Corporation and is currently a general partner with Texas Next Capital, a private equity firm in San Antonio, where he resides.
978-1-62349-762-0 cloth $27.00s 978-1-62349-763-7 ebook 51�2x81�2. 128 pp. 32 b&w photos. Index. Texas History. Civil War/Reconstruction. Southern History. April
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The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodríguez Patsy Pittman Light 978-1-62349-248-9 flexbound (with flaps) $27.95
Dining at the Governor’s Mansion
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Waco’s original “fixer-uppers” . . .
Historic Homes of Waco, Texas Kenneth Hafertepe
In this thoughtful tour of 120 historic homes in Waco, Texas, architectural historian Kenneth Hafertepe gives readers a glimpse of the surprising variety of styles and stories captured in the houses built by and for Wacoans. Focusing on the period from the 1850s to about 1940, Hafertepe provides not only snapshots of the dwellings in which the people of Waco lived, but also informed hints about how they lived: everyone from the wealthiest merchants to the humblest day laborers.
Hı̇storı̇c Home� of Waco,Texas w Kenneth Hafertepe
Historic Homes of Waco, Texas incorporates material gleaned from city directories, fire insurance maps, census and cemetery records, and other archival and published sources to afford the most complete picture possible of how these homes came to be and what became of those who built and lived in them. Over 120 color photographs, also taken by the author, round out the descriptions. The popular enthusiasm for the television series featuring Wacoarea “fixer-uppers,” coupled with the burgeoning local industry generated by the show’s two charismatic hosts, has certainly boosted interest in historic homes and buildings in Waco. Indeed, Hafertepe has incorporated a handful of properties featured on the show among the houses profiled in this book. But beyond any current entertainment craze, Historic Homes of Waco, Texas will stand the test of time as an authoritative and entertaining tribute to these important structures and the people who inhabited them. KENNETH HAFERTEPE is chair of the department of museum studies at Baylor University. He is the author of several books, including Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County and The Material Culture of German Texans, winner of the 2017 Ruth Emery Award from the Victorian Society of America as well as the 2018 Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Excellence. He resides in Waco, Texas.
978-1-62349-698-2 cloth $40.00 978-1-62349-699-9 ebook 9x10. 360 pp. 128 color, 4 b&w photos. 7 maps. 3 appendixes. Bib. Index. Architecture. Photography, Texas. Heritage Travel. April
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Kenneth Hafertepe 978-1-62349-272-4 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62349-273-1 ebook
The Material Culture of German Texans
Kenneth Hafertepe 978-1-62349-382-0 cloth $50.00 978-1-62349-383-7 ebook
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Galveston Architecture Guidebook Stephen Fox and Ellen Beasley
Galveston contains the largest and most historically significant collection of nineteenth-century buildings of any Texas city. As a result of preservation efforts in recent years, Galveston’s architecture and history have risen to national prominence. This is the first comprehensive guide to the architecture of this unusual Gulf Coast city. The Galveston Architecture Guidebook includes the city’s imposing business blocks, institutional buildings, and houses, both large and small. Conceived in the nineteenth century, Galveston’s town plan was highly sophisticated, reflecting the city’s role as a major Southern port from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the twentieth century. The guidebook also addresses more recent architectural episodes, such as the growth of the city’s highly acclaimed medical center, the development of its neighborhoods, and the evolution of its beach front. Each entry in the guidebook includes a photograph, an identifying number keyed to a tour map, as well as historical, descriptive, and critical commentary. Also included are several appendixes for easy reference: an illustrated building typology, an architectural glossary, and a selected bibliography. The Galveston Architecture Guidebook will be invaluable to all those who visit Galveston. Historic preservationists, scholars of nineteenth-century material culture, architects, and historians will be fascinated by the broad range of buildings and urban conditions it documents. Distributed for the Galveston Historical Foundation
978-0-89263-346-3 paper $24.95 6x11. 400 pp. 600 b&w illus. Bib. Index. Architecture. Heritage Travel. January
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Howard Barnstone Afterword by Peter Brink Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ezra Stoller 978-1-62349-247-2 flexbound $38.00
STEPHEN FOX is the author of The Country Houses of John Staub. A fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas, he teaches in the School of Architecture at Rice University. ELLEN BEASLEY is a nationally recognized preservation consultant. She has received the prestigious Rome Prize in Urban Planning and Design at the American Academy in Rome and a Loeb Fellowship to the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston.
Born on the Island
978-1-60344-796-6 cloth $25.00 978-1-60344-801-7 ebook
If you appreciate historic architecture—or if you ever plan to kill a few hours in Galveston—this is an invaluable book.”—Cite
The Galveston We Remember Text by Stephen Fox Illustrations by Eugene Aubry Foreword by Lyda Ann Quinn Thomas
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“. . . stories behind the crumbling rock and adobe ruins tucked within this remote canyon.”
In the Shadow of the Chinatis A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend David W. Keller
There is a deep and abiding connection between humans and the land in Pinto Canyon—a remote and rugged place near the border with Mexico in the Texas Big Bend. Here the land assumes a certain primacy, defined not by the ephemera of plants and animals but by the very bedrock that rises far above the silvery flow of Pinto Creek— looming masses that break the horizon into a hundred different vistas. Yet, over time, people managed to survive and sometimes even thrive in this harsh environment. In the Shadow of the Chinatis combines the rich narratives of history, natural history, and archeology to tell the story of the landscape as well as the people who once inhabited it. Settling the land was diﬃcult, staying on it even more so, but one family proved especially resilient. Rising above their meager origins, the Prietos eventually amassed a 12,000-acre ranch in the shadow of the Chinati Mountains to become the most successful of Pinto Canyon’s early settlers. But starting with the tense years of the Great Depression, the family faced a series of tragedies: one son was killed by a Texas Ranger, and another by the deranged son of Chico Cano, the Big Bend’s most notorious bandit. Ultimately, growing rifts in the family forced the sale of the ranch, marking the end of an era. Bearing the hallmarks of an epic tragedy, the departure of the Prieto family signaled a transition away from ranching towards a new style of landownership based on a completely different model. Today, Pinto Canyon’s scenic and scientific value increasingly overshadows the marginal economics of its past. In the Shadow of the Chinatis reveals a rich tapestry of interaction between humans and their environment, providing a unique examination of the Big Bend region and the people who call it home. The Texas Experience, Books made possible by Sarah ’84 and Mark ’77 Philpy
DAVID W. KELLER is senior project archaeologist at the Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University. He is the author of Below the Escondido Rim: A History of the O2 Ranch in the Texas Big Bend and Alpine. He resides in Alpine, Texas.
978-1-62349-735-4 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-736-1 ebook 6x9. 368 pp. 60 b&w photos. 3 maps. Bib. Index. Archaeology. Big Bend, Nature. Texas History. March
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A Friendly Guide to Great Images Kathy Adams Clark 978-1-60344-817-8 flexbound $19.95 978-1-60344-823-9 ebook Nature Watch Big Bend
A Seasonal Guide Lynne Weber and Jim Weber
978-1-62349-496-4 flexbound $24.95 978-1-62349-497-1 ebook
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Announcing a New Series:
Texas A&M University Press is pleased to announce a new book series, sponsored by Sarah and Mark Philpy, that will showcase works focusing on a range of subjects as grand as Texas itself, from history, art, and culture to science, geography, and the natural environmentâ€”capturing the full scope of the Texas experience.
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Discovering America’s forgotten war front . . .
The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876
Edited by Roseann Bacha-Garza, Christopher L. Miller, and Russell K. Skowronek Long known as a place of cross-border intrigue, the Rio Grande’s unique role in the history of the American Civil War has been largely forgotten or overlooked. Few know of the dramatic events that took place here or the complex history of ethnic tensions and international intrigue and the clash of colorful characters that marked the unfolding and aftermath of the Civil War in the Lone Star State. To understand the American Civil War in Texas also requires an understanding of the history of Mexico. The Civil War on the Rio Grande focuses on the region’s forced annexation from Mexico in 1848 through the Civil War and Reconstruction. In a very real sense, the Lower Rio Grande Valley was a microcosm not only of the United States but also of increasing globalization as revealed by the intersections of races, cultures, economic forces, historical dynamics, and individual destinies. As a companion to Blue and Gray on the Border: The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail, this volume provides the scholarly backbone to a larger public history project exploring three decades of ethnic conflict, shifting international alliances, and competing economic proxies at the border. The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876 makes a groundbreaking contribution not only to the history of a Texas region in transition but also to the larger history of a nation at war with itself. Number Forty-Six: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest
ROSEANN BACHA-GARZA serves as program manager for the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) Program at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She (with Miller and Skowronek) is the coauthor of Blue and Gray on the Border: The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail and coeditor of The Native American Peoples of South Texas. She resides in McAllen, Texas. CHRISTOPHER L. MILLER is professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and associate director of the CHAPS Program. He is the author of Prophetic Worlds: Indians and Whites on the Columbia Plateau. He resides in Edinburg, Texas. RUSSELL K. SKOWRONEK, professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is the founding director of the CHAPS Program. He is the author of X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy and HMS Fowey Lost . . . and Found! He resides in McAllen, Texas.
978-1-62349-719-4 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-720-0 ebook 6x9. 352 pp. 52 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Military History. Civil War/Reconstruction. Military History, Texas. Southwestern History. January
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The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail Edited by Christopher L. Miller, Russell K. Skowronek, and Roseann Bacha-Garza 978-1-62349-682-1 flexbound $28.00 978-1-62349-684-5 ebook Civil War in the Southwest
Recollections of the Sibley Brigade Edited by Jerry Thompson 978-1-58544-131-0 cloth $24.95 978-1-60344-703-4 ebook
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Following the plots of the “losers of the revolution” . . .
Fanáticos, Exiles, and Spies
Revolutionary Failures on the US-Mexico Border, 1923–1930 Julian F. Dodson
Borders and boundaries are porous, especially in the context of political revolutions. Historian Julian F. Dodson has uncovered the story of postrevolutionary Mexico’s attempts to protect its northern border from various plots hatched by groups exiled in the United States. Such plots sought to overthrow the regime of President Plutarco Elías Calles in the 1920s. These borderland battles were largely fought through espionage, pitting undercover agents of the government’s Departamento Confidencial against various groups of political exiles—themselves experienced spies—who were now residing in American cities such as Los Angeles, Tucson, San Antonio, and Brownsville. Fanáticos, Exiles, and Spies shows that, in successive waves, the political and military exiles of the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) sought refuge in and continued to operate from urban centers along the international boundary. The de la Huerta rebellion of 1923 and the Cristero War of 1926–1929 defined the bloody religious conflict that dominated the decade, even as smaller rebellions bubbled up along the border, often funded by politically connected exiles. Previous scholarship has tended to treat these various rebellions as isolated episodes, but Dodson argues that the violent popular and military uprisings were not isolated at all. They were nothing less than an extension of the violence and fratricidal warfare that so distinctly marked the preceding decade of the revolution. Fanáticos, Exiles, and Spies reveals the fluidity of a border between two nations before it hardened into the political boundary we know today. Connecting the Greater West Series
JULIAN F. DODSON is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Global History Program at Washington State University in Pullman, where he also resides.
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Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara Aﬀair John A. Adams Jr. 978-1-62349-584-8 hardcover $40.00s 978-1-62349-585-5 ebook Blood Oranges
Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands Timothy P. Bowman 978-1-62349-414-8 cloth $43.00s 978-1-62349-415-5 ebook
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“ . . . both women and nature are protected, restricted, objectified, and idealized.”
When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild Being a Woman Outdoors in America
Lilace Mellin Guignard Foreword by M. Jimmie Killingsworth In When Everything Beyond the Walls Is Wild, Lilace Mellin Guignard draws from emblematic moments and relationships in her own life to explore issues of gender, recreation, and environmental conservation. Born into a suburban family, Guignard wanted to get up close and personal with iconic American landscapes, but social pressures and cautionary tales told her that these spaces were not meant for her as a woman. Reflecting on the ways our culture socializes women to remain indoors, Guignard shares her own struggles with finding her place outdoors. Refusing to stay indoors and “safe,” Guignard drove cross-country with her dog, worked as a river guide, and set out to climb Mount Whitney. She recounts navigating outdoor interactions with male friends and strangers that range from wonderful to awkward to frightening. Now that she is settled with her own family, Guignard writes about how it is still more diﬃcult for women than men to prioritize outdoor recreation time. These stories expose how cultural messages about women shape their experiences and interactions when backpacking, paddling, rock climbing, and bicycling. They broaden readers’ notions of what adventure is, what places are considered wild and worth our care, and what types of people enjoy the outdoors. Drawing upon the art of the memoir—and informed by analysis from women’s studies and ecological literature—Guignard makes an impassioned case for why women and marginalized members of society should have the opportunity to experience nature. The self-reliance and connection with the natural world that outdoor recreation fosters are qualities we all need in order to do the work required by the environmental challenges ahead. The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature A Wardlaw Book
LILACE MELLIN GUIGNARD is an award-winning poet; her published collection is titled Young at the Time of Letting Go, her work has appeared in Poetry magazine, and she wrote A Field Guide to the Norton Book of Nature Writing. She is an instructor of creative writing, outdoor recreation leadership, and women’s studies at Mansfield University. She resides in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.
978-1-62349-764-4 paper with flaps $30.00 978-1-62349-765-1 ebook 5x8. 296 pp. 11 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Adventure Memoir. Conservation. Women’s Studies. April
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Teaching, Writing, and Living above the Marcellus Shale Jimmy Guignard 978-1-62349-351-6 paper with flaps $24.95 978-1-62349-352-3 ebook Where’s the Moon?
A Memoir of the Space Coast and the Florida Dream Ann McCutchan 978-1-62349-450-6 paper $26.00 978-1-62349-451-3 ebook
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From the saddle to the boardroom . . .
Texas Women and Ranching
On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities
Edited by Deborah M. Liles and Cecilia Gutierrez Venable The realm of ranching history has long been dominated by men, from tales—tall or true—of cowboys and cattlemen, to a century’s worth of male writers and historians who have been the primary chroniclers of Texas history. As women’s history has increasingly gained a foothold not only as a field worthy of study but as a bold and innovative way of understanding the past, new generations of scholars are rethinking the once-familiar settings of the past. In doing so, they reveal that women not only exercised agency in otherwise constrained environments but were also integral to the ranching heritage that so many Texans hold dear. Texas Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities explores a variety of roles women played on the western ranch. The essays here cover a range of topics, from early Tejana businesswomen and Anglo philanthropists to rodeos and fence-cutting range wars. The names of some of the women featured may be familiar to those who know Texas ranching history—Alice East and Frances Kallison, for example. Others came from less well-known or wealthy families. In every case, they proved themselves to be resourceful women and unique individuals who survived by their own wits in cattle country. This book is a major contribution to several fields—Texas history, western history, and women’s history—that are, at last, beginning to converge. Women in Texas History Series, sponsored by the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation
DEBORAH M. LILES is an assistant professor and the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas History at Tarleton State University. She is the coeditor of Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi, winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book on the History of Women, and coeditor of African Americans in Central Texas History: From Slavery to Civil Rights. She resides in Weatherford, Texas. CECELIA GUTIERREZ VENABLE is the director of archives for the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate. She is the author of numerous books, scholarly articles, and a chapter in Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, On the Stage, Behind the Badge. She resides in Adkins, Texas.
978-1-62349-739-2 cloth $32.00 978-1-62349-740-8 ebook 6x9. 192 pp. 17 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Texas Women’s History. Texas Ranching. Texana. Western History. March
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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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The art and science of coral reef fishes . . .
Henry Compton’s Art of the Reefs
Henry “Hank” Compton David McKee Contributions by Larry J. Hyde, Michael Barrett, Jennifer Hardell, Mark Andreson, Aaron Baxter, and Eleni Morgan Illustrations by Henry Compton
FISHES OF THE RAINBOW
Fishes of the Rainbow
RAINBOW Henry Compton’s Art of the Reefs David A. McKee Illustrations by Henry “Hank” Compton
In warm, shallow waters around the world, coral reefs teem with tens of thousands of marine species. Reefs rival rain forests in biodiversity, Texas A&M University Press and about a third of the world’s marine fish species live part of their lives on coral reefs.
The art and science o reef fishes…
In warm, shallow waters around t reefs teem with tens of thousan species, including brightly color fully named fishes—damselfishe dolphinfishes. Reefs rival rain fo versity, and about a third of the w fish species live part of their lives o In the 1960s, marine biologist Compton (1928–2005) of the Te Wildlife Department’s Rockpor participated in the Gulf of Mexico research cruises on which some were collected. A talented artis watercolors based on photograp lected specimens. He allowed fre his scientific judgment and artis dubbed this series “Fishes of because of the tropical fishes’ my patterns. Along with taxonomic Compton wrote imaginative narra pany the paintings, humorous and of the fishes in their light-filled, coral worlds. “The seas calmed and a great c to them and the fish could see one and saw with delight that the br had colored each and every one now they knew whom to eat and and whom to run from.” Following Compton’s death, the Rainbow” paintings were dis with another series called “Fire featuring paintings and stories a specimens. The latter series is Fire in the Sea: Bioluminescence and H Art of the Deep. This follow up to introduces art lovers and tropical fi to Compton’s second series of pa marine biologist David McKee pr
In the 1960s, marine biologist Henry “Hank” Compton (1928–2005) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Rockport Marine Lab participated in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean research cruises on which some of these fishes were collected. A talented artist, Compton painted watercolors based on photographs of collected specimens. Along with taxonomic descriptions, Compton wrote imaginative narratives to accompany the paintings, humorous and quirky stories of the fishes in their light-filled, busy, colorful coral worlds. Fishes of the Rainbow introduces art lovers and tropical fish enthusiasts to Compton’s world. Marine biologist David McKee provides context for Compton’s work as well as an informative overview of the science of coral reef ecosystems. Artist and art historian Mark Anderson explains Compton’s unique technique. This beautifully illustrated, informative, and whimsical book will appeal to aquarium buffs, art aficionados, scuba divers, and marine conservationists. Around the world, warming ocean waters and increased ocean acidification threaten coral reefs. This book offers readers a glimpse into this vibrant ecosystem and the wildlife we stand to lose. Number Thirty-Three: Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi
DAVID A. McKEE is the author of Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre and coauthor of Fire in the Sea: Bioluminescence and Henry Compton’s Art of the Deep. He lives in Corpus Christi. HENRY “HANK” COMPTON was a marine biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Rockport. His paintings and writings are featured in Fire in the Sea: Bioluminescence and Henry Compton’s Art of the Deep. He died in 2005.
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Bioluminescence and Henry Compton’s Art of the Deep David A. McKee and Henry Compton 978-1-62349-031-7 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-106-2 ebook Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre
A Guide for Anglers and Naturalists David A. McKee Illustrations by Henry Compton and Janice D. Fechhelm 978-1-60344-028-8 paper $16.95 978-1-60344-439-2 ebook
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The crucial reference for wildlife professionals and students.
Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexico Edited by Raul Valdez and J. Alfonso Ortega-S.
Mexico is the fourteenth largest country in the world and ranks fifth in biodiversity. Located in the transition zone between the temperate and tropical regions of North and South America, Mexico is an important migratory corridor for wildlife and also provides wintering habitat for several species of bats, monarch butterflies, and temperate North American nesting birds. Mexico faces several challenges to wildlife management and conservation efforts. While there is increased public education and acknowledgment of the valuable benefits wildlife provides, there is still much work to do to incentivize conservation efforts. Fortunately, there is growing recognition that Mexico’s wildlife resources can be a critical component in the rural economic development of the country. Bringing together an international team of wildlife experts across North America, Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexico provides information on the status, distribution, ecological relationships, and habitat requirements and management of the most important game birds and mammals in Mexico. It also reviews current threats and challenges facing wildlife conservation as well as strategies for resolving these issues. This reference is a valuable tool for wildlife biologists, wildlife management professionals, and anyone interested in conserving Mexico’s wealth of natural resources. By laying out the challenges to conservation research, editors Raul Valdez and J. Alfonso Ortega-S. hope to encourage interdisciplinary communication and collaboration across borders. Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Kingsville
RAUL VALDEZ is professor emeritus and research aﬃliate in the department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University. He is the coeditor, with J. Alfonso Ortega-S., of the original Spanish-language edition of this book. He resides in Mesilla, New Mexico. J. ALFONSO ORTEGA-S. is a professor and research scientist at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University– Kingsville. He is the coauthor of White-Tailed Deer Habitat, winner of the Outstanding Publication Award by the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society in 2006. He resides in Kingsville, Texas.
978-1-62349-723-1 hardcover $60.00s 978-1-62349-724-8 ebook 81�2x11. 420 pp. 110 color photos. 25 maps. 6 figures. 21 tables. Bib. Index. Wildlife. Conservation. Natural History. February
RELATED INTEREST Amphibians and Reptiles of the US– Mexico Border States/ Anfibios y reptiles de los estados de la frontera México–Estados Unidos
Edited by Julio A. Lemos-Espinal
978-1-62349-306-6 hardcover $90.00s 978-1-62349-313-4 ebook Ecología y Manejo de Venado Cola Blanca
Timothy Edward Fulbright and J. Alfonso Ortega-S. 978-1-58544-601-8 cloth $50.00x 978-1-58544-611-7 paper $25.00 978-1-60344-491-0 ebook
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What are invasive species and why should we care?
The Invasive Species Dilemma Robin W. Doughty Matt Warnock Turner
The story of introduced species in Texas is long (hogs were introduced by European settlers in the 1500s) and fraught with controversy. In Unnatural Texas? The Invasive Species Dilemma, Robin W. Doughty and Matt Warnock Turner introduce the “big hitters” of invasive species in the state. They profile the usual suspects—feral hogs, salt cedar, and fire ants—and also lesser known invasives, such as cats and sparrows. Blending natural and environmental history with geography, this book is a muchneeded, balanced exploration of invasive species in Texas. The distinctions between native and invasive are not hard and fast, and perceptions of what is invasive have changed over the centuries. A striking example, free-ranging cats—domestic, stray, and feral—can wreak havoc on small mammal and bird populations. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution for invasives, and removal or complete eradication may not be possible or even desirable. The dilemma of what to do about invasive species also raises moral, social, economic, and cultural questions. This engaging introduction to the concept of invasive species in Texas will provide context for readers and will educate people on this important issue facing the state. Gideon Lincecum Nature and Environment Series
ROBIN W. DOUGHTY is an internationally renowned biogeographer and the author or coauthor of nine books, including Wildlife and Man in Texas: Environmental Change and Conservation. He lives in Austin, Texas. MATT WARNOCK TURNER is a freelance writer and the author of Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives. He lives in Austin, Texas.
TEXAS? The Invasive Species Dilemma Robin W. Doughty & Matt Warnock Turner
978-1-62349-705-7 cloth $32.00 978-1-62349-706-4 ebook 6x9. 272 pp. 72 color photos. 12 maps. Table. 2 appendixes. Index. Natural History. Conservation. Environmental History. April
RELATED INTEREST The Texas Landscape Project
Nature and People David Todd and Jonathan Ogren
978-1-62349-372-1 flexbound $45.00 978-1-62349-373-8 ebook The Natural History of Flowers
Michael Fogden and Patricia Fogden 978-1-62349-644-9 cloth $37.00 978-1-62349-645-6 ebook
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Every species is worth saving.
Texans on the Brink
Threatened and Endangered Animals Edited by Brian R. Chapman and William I. Lutterschmidt Foreword by John H. Rappole
What good is a rattlesnake? What purpose do animals serve? All species play a vital role in their biological communities, and the removal of just one can have a noticeable and catastrophic ripple effect. Yet social and political pressures frequently pit species conservation against economic progress and prosperity, and scientists fear that we may be in the midst of a mass extinction event. Brian R. Chapman and William I. Lutterschmidt make the case that the effort to preserve animals is the responsibility of every Texan and that biodiversity contributes enormous economic value to the citizens of Texas.
texans on the brink
threatened and endangered animals Edited by brian r. c hapman & wi l l iam i. lutte rsc hmi dt
Texans on the Brink brings together experts on eighty-eight endangered and threatened animal species of Texas and includes brief descriptions of the processes that state and federal agencies employ to list and protect designated species. Species accounts include a description of the species accompanied by a photograph, an easy-to-read account of the biology and ecology of the species, and a description of efforts underway to preserve the species and its required habitat. Sobering examples of species that were once part of the Texas fauna but are now extinct or extirpated are also given to further demonstrate just how vulnerable biodiversity can be. All species require healthy habitats, and every species—even a rattlesnake—provides important services for the biotic communities in which they live. It is imperative to learn as much as we can about these animals if we are to preserve biodiversity successfully in Texas. Integrative Natural History Series, sponsored by Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, Sam Houston State University
BRIAN R. CHAPMAN retired as a senior research scientist at the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Sciences at Sam Houston State University. He is the coauthor of The Natural History of Texas. He resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. WILLIAM I. LUTTERSCHMIDT, from Huntsville, Texas, is executive director and research scientist at the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Sciences at Sam Houston State University.
Forew ord by John H. Rappole
978-1-62349-731-6 hardcover $37.00 978-1-62349-732-3 ebook 81�2x11. 236 pp. 155 color, 3 b&w photos. 2 drawings. 15 maps. Appendix. Bib. Index. Natural History. Wildlife. April
RELATED INTEREST The Natural History of Texas
Brian R. Chapman and Eric G. Bolen 978-1-62349-572-5 hardcover $50.00 978-1-62349-573-2 ebook
Birdlife of the Gulf of Mexico
Joanna Burger 978-1-62349-546-6 hardcover $75.00s 978-1-62349-547-3 ebook
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What will move people to realize the damaging human impact on our planet?
Network of Bones
Conjuring Key West and the Florida Keys
Sean Morey Foreword by M. Jimmie Killingsworth Both a far-removed place of refuge for the fringe of society and a high-status vacation destination, the Keys remain a legendary yet fragile place, still threatened by a human-made disaster, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Likewise, Key West, Florida, can be many things to many people, evoking laidback Margaritaville for some and Ernest Hemingway for others. In this mixture of memoir, travel writing, philosophical reflection, natural and cultural history, and meditation on language, Sean Morey wrestles with the varied and often contradictory nature of his hometown. Morey turns a sharp eye inward, teasing out the layers of natural and cultural developments that have shaped the Keys for both millions of years and the past few decades. He asks: What does it take for humans to accept our impact on Earth and, more importantly, what will move humans to take action to reverse adverse impacts? The answer, Morey posits, lies in imaginative thinking—in building connections between locations and individual interests and backgrounds to create a foundation for widespread ecological ethics. In Network of Bones, Morey guides readers through different images of Key West and connects them to global environmental issues, including overfishing, rising sea levels, and polluted oceans. Morey’s writing stimulates memory and invites engagement with the world as he shows us how learning about one place—no matter how specific and eccentric that place might be—can teach us about all other places. It’s just a matter of imagination. The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature A Wardlaw Book
SEAN MOREY is associate professor in the department of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Rhetorical Delivery and Digital Technologies: Networks, Aﬀect, Electracy and coeditor of the collections Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature and Augmented Reality: Innovative Perspectives across Art, Industry, and Academia. He resides in Knoxville but never passes up a chance to get back home to the Keys.
978-1-62349-737-8 paper with flaps $30.00s 978-1-62349-738-5 ebook 5x8. 256 pp. 30 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Literary Nonfiction. Fish/Fishing. Gulf of Mexico. April
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Despair and Hope in the Time of Climate Change Andrew McMurry 978-1-62349-685-2 paper with flaps $27.00 978-1-62349-686-9 ebook
Green in Gridlock
Common Goals, Common Ground, and Compromise Paul Walden Hansen 978-1-62349-014-0 cloth $24.95 978-1-62349-300-4 paper $19.95 978-1-62349-046-1 ebook
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What it really means to be a recreational saltwater angler . . .
Saving the Ocean through Sportfishing
Sid Dobrin Foreword by M. Jimmie Killingsworth
Fishing, Gone? Saving the Ocean through Sportfishing
Humans have a rapacious relationship with the world’s ocean, extracting immeasurable quantities of its inhabitants and resources, while simultaneously depositing unbound sums of pollution into it. If we are to move toward sustainable practices, then we must first move toward ways of thinking about fish and fisheries beyond mere economic agendas. And there is one group in particular who could make an impact: saltwater anglers. Recreational saltwater fishing is big business and big culture. The industry is one of the largest in the United States, but that has not translated into a cohesive effort, agenda, or ethic. Saltwater anglers, a diverse group with a range of motivations, do not belong to a single organization through which to galvanize significant voting or lobbying power toward conservation regulation. As a result, federal policymakers have traditionally focused on commercial harvesting interests. Dubbed the “most contemplative of pastimes,” recreational fishing provides a valuable perspective on how humans interact with saltwater environments. Fishing, Gone? builds on this tradition of reflection and opens up the saltwater sportfishing life as a method for thinking through the current status of marine fisheries and environment. Author Sid Dobrin calls on fellow saltwater anglers to reconsider their relationship to fishes and the ocean—the sport can no longer be only about the joy and freedom of fishing, but it must also be about living for the ocean, living with the ocean, and living through the ocean. It is about securing the opportunity to fish on while meeting the economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead. The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature A Wardlaw Book
SID DOBRIN is professor and chair in the department of English at the University of Florida, where he also serves as founding director of the Trace Innovation Initiative. He serves as chair of the American Sportfishing Association Advocacy Committee, is co-owner of InventiveFishing.com, and writes regularly for several fishing magazines. He lives in Alachua, Florida.
978-1-62349-758-3 paper with flaps $30.00 978-1-62349-759-0 ebook 5x8. 280 pp. 5 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Fish/Fishing. Conservation. Marine Science. April
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978-1-60344-046-2 paper $15.95 978-1-60344-391-3 ebook
Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico
Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters, Second Edition H. Dickson Hoese and Richard H. Moore 978-0-89096-737-9 cloth $34.95s 978-0-89096-767-6 paper $18.95 978-1-60344-864-2 ebook
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“. . . equality remains a goal, not a reality.”
African Americans in Central Texas History From Slavery to Civil Rights
Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles have gathered over thirty years of scholarship—articles, book excerpts, and new, original essays—to offer for the first time an overview of the history of African Americans in Central Texas. From slavery and agriculture in the nineteenth century to entrepreneurship and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century, African Americans in Central Texas History: From Slavery to Civil Rights fills in the critical missing pieces of an often-overlooked region in the state’s history. African Americans first entered Central Texas with Spanish explorers, but few remained. White slave holders later brought black residents—as slaves—to this region. With the end of the Civil War, slavery may have ended but the brutalities of racial prejudice persisted. During Reconstruction, new attempts to ensure civil and political rights were resisted through terror, racial violence, and systemic denial of justice. Well into the twentieth century, segregation persisted, but years of individual and mobilized protest finally led to significant reform. Organizations such as the NAACP provided vital support. Before efforts to disenfranchise the black vote became successful, some politicians even courted black voters to further their own political agendas. African Americans in Central Texas History is a rare source that sheds light on the African American experience in the heart of the state. BRUCE A. GLASRUD is professor emeritus of history at California State University and retired dean of the college of arts and sciences at Sul Ross State University. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than thirty books, including Southern Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Research on the History of Women. He resides in San Antonio. DEBORAH M. LILES holds the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas Industrial History at Tarleton State University. She is the coeditor of Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi, winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book on the History of Women, and Texas Women and Ranching: On the Range, at the Rodeo, in Their Communities. She resides in Weatherford, Texas.
978-1-62349-747-7 hardcover $40.00s 978-1-62349-748-4 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 12 figures. Bib. Index. African American Studies, Texas. Texas History. March
RELATED INTEREST African Americans in South Texas History
Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud
978-1-60344-228-2 hardcover $45.00x 978-1-60344-229-9 paper $23.00s 978-1-60344-482-8 ebook Anti-Black Violence in Twentieth-Century Texas
Edited by Bruce A. Glasrud
978-1-62349-333-2 paper $35.00s 978-1-62349-334-9 ebook
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Lone Star Historian
To the Vast and Beautiful Land
Anglo Migration into Spanish Louisiana and Texas, 1760s–1820s Light Townsend Cummins
To the Vast and Beautiful Land gathers eleven essays written by Light Townsend Cummins, a foremost authority on Texas and Louisiana during the Spanish colonial era, and traces the arc of the author’s career over a quarter of a century. Each essay includes a new introduction linking the original article to current scholarship and forms the connective tissue for the volume. A new bibliography updates and supplements the sources cited in the essays. From the “enduring community” of Anglo-American settlers in colonial Natchez to the Gálvez family along the Gulf Coast and their participation in the American Revolution, Cummins shows that mercantile commerce and land acquisition went hand-in-hand as dual motivations for the migration of Englishspeakers into Louisiana and Texas. Mercantile trade dominated by Anglo-Americans increasingly tied the Mississippi valley and western Gulf Coast to the English-speaking ports of the Atlantic world bridging two centuries, shifting it away from earlier French and Spanish commercial patterns. As a result, Anglo-Americans moved to the region as residents and secured land from Spanish authorities, who often welcomed them with favorable settlement policies. This steady flow of settlement set the stage for families such as the Austins—first Moses and later his son Stephen—to take root and further “Anglocize” a colonial region. Taken together, To the Vast and Beautiful Land makes a new contribution to the growing literature on the history of the Spanish borderlands in North America. Number Forty-Seven: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest
LIGHT TOWNSEND CUMMINS is professor emeritus of history at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He is author or editor of a dozen books, including Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas. From 2009 to 2012, he was appointed by the governor to serve as the state historian of Texas.
978-1-62349-741-5 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-742-2 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. 12 tables. Bib. Index. Texas History. Southern History. Borderlands Studies. February
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Lola Orellano Norris 978-1-62349-540-4 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-541-1 ebook
We Never Retreat
Filibustering Expeditions into Spanish Texas, 1812–1822 Ed Bradley 978-1-62349-257-1 cloth $47.00s 978-1-62349-261-8 ebook
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Humans have been at home in Texas for 16,000 years or longer . . .
Secrets in the Dirt
Uncovering the Ancient People of Gault Mary S. Black
The Gault archaeological complex, located in Central Texas, is one of the most important and extensive sites for the study of Clovis culture in North America, commonly dated between 11,000 and 13,500 years ago. Indeed, according to author Mary S. Black, recent discoveries at the site by veteran archaeologist Michael Collins may suggest that Texas has been a good place for people to live for as much as 20,000 years. Secrets in the Dirt examines this important site and highlights the significant archaeological research that has been carried out there since its discovery in 1929. In 2007, Collins, who has been working at the Gault site since 1998, and his colleagues discovered an unusual stone tool assemblage that predated Clovis, suggesting the possibility that they were made by some of the earliest inhabitants in the Americas. Black provides a reader-friendly account of how these and many other artifacts were uncovered and what they may represent. She also offers absorbing vignettes, extrapolated from the painstaking research of Collins and others, that portray some of the ways these early Americans may have adapted to the location, its resources, and to one another, thousands of years before Europeans arrived. This generously illustrated, engaging book introduces readers to the Gault site, its fascinating prehistory, and the important research that continues to uncover even more secrets in the dirt. A longtime member of the Texas Archeological Society, MARY S. BLACK is also an active blogger, a former instructor in public schools and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and the author of From the Frio to Del Rio: Travel Guide to the Western Hill Country and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands. She lives in Austin.
978-1-62349-749-1 flexbound $30.00 978-1-62349-750-7 ebook 53�4x81�2. 132 pp. 40 color photos. Line art. Bib. Index. Archaeology. Anthropology. Texana. April
RELATED INTEREST The Hogeye Clovis Cache
Michael R. Waters and Thomas A. Jennings 978-1-62349-214-4 hardcover $30.00s 978-1-62349-232-8 ebook
Clovis Lithic Technology
Investigation of a Stratified Workshop at the Gault Site, Texas Michael R. Waters, Charlotte D. Pevny, and David L. Carlson 978-1-60344-278-7 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-60344-467-5 ebook
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There was a time when college was free and considered a public good.
The Economics of Higher Education in the United States Edited by Thomas Adam and A. Burcu Bayram
In The Economics of Higher Education in the United States, editors Thomas Adam and A. Burcu Bayram have assembled five essays, adapted from the fifty-second annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series, that focus on the increasing cost of college—a topic that causes great anxiety among students, parents, faculty, administrators, legislators, and taxpayers. Essays focus on the funding of colleges, the funding of professional schools, and the provision of scholarships and student loans for undergraduate students to reveal the impact of money on the structure of institutions of higher education and the organization of colleges. The cost of higher education has risen dramatically as both states and the federal government have significantly lowered their contributions to offset that cost. With rising tuition and cost of living—on top of a growing student population—too many graduates find themselves in financial trouble after earning their undergraduate degree. Mounting student debt prevents an increasing number of young professionals from embarking on the very life for which their education was supposed to prepare them. How have we come from a political environment in which higher education was perceived as a public good, normally free to the user, to an environment in which higher education is seen as a privilege subject primarily to market forces?
ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE
edited by thomas adam and a . burcu bayram
978-1-62349-743-9 hardcover $40.00s 978-1-62349-744-6 ebook 6x9. 224 pp. 2 maps. 11 figures. Bib. Index. Education. Economics. Education History. April
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Carlos Kevin Blanton 978-1-58544-602-5 paper $19.95s
The Economics of Higher Education in the United States offers a desperately needed analysis in an attempt to understand and tackle this looming problem. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press
THOMAS ADAM is professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the editor of the Yearbook of Transnational History and author of Philanthropy, Civil Society, and the State in German History and Transnational Philanthropy. A. BURCU BAYRAM is assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas and a research fellow at the Center for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She is the author of numerous articles on international relations, political psychology, and interdisciplinary survey research.
To Get a Better School System
One Hundred Years of Education Reform in Texas Gene B. Preuss 978-1-60344-111-7 cloth $34.95s 978-1-60344-374-6 ebook
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“What we talk about when we talk about war . . .”
Shaping Beliefs, Blurring Truths in the Middle East Caleb S. Cage Foreword by Gary T. Cage
Since the end of the draft in the United States, the nation’s wars have been fought by all-volunteer forces, creating an enormous divide between the civilian public and its military. Recent wars have taken place during the information age, allowing cable news and the “new media” of the internet to change, sometimes on a daily or even hourly basis, the way wars are understood. As a result, a multitude of competing and often flawed narratives have emerged that, ultimately, merely explain events in terms of selfserving political and cultural perspectives. Author Caleb S. Cage, a veteran of the war in Iraq, brings a unique perspective to the understanding of how we talk about war. Why does the American public believe that those who served are somehow both heroes and victims, while the typical service member rarely embraces either identity? How does what happens on the front line get communicated to those back home, and what happens to that information as it travels? Is it possible that works of fiction are telling the most “real” versions of what is happening “over there”? War Narratives is a tightly packed and provocative book containing a series of connected essays on the many competing narratives—both fiction and nonfiction—that are used to explain recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, how those narratives are perceived through preexisting social, political, and literary lenses, and how they often fall short. As Cage points out, narratives are not merely the stories shared or even how they are told; these expressions reflect choices. Number 163: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
CALEB S. CAGE is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, and a veteran of the war in Iraq. He is the coauthor of The Gods of Diyala: Transfer of Command in Iraq and author of Desert Mementos: Stories of Iraq and Nevada. His writing has appeared in War, Literature, and the Arts; Red Rock Review; Small Wars Journal; and High Country News. He resides in Reno, Nevada.
978-1-62349-760-6 cloth $35.00s 978-1-62349-761-3 ebook 6x9. 160 pp. Bib. Index. Military Rhetoric. Literary Studies. Social Sciences. Iraq/Afghanistan War. March
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Writings of a Red Cross Worker and Lifelong Champion of Social Justice Peter A. Witt 978-1-62349-625-8 cloth $34.95 978-1-62349-626-5 ebook The Gods of Diyala
Transfer of Command in Iraq Caleb S. Cage and Gregory M. Tomlin 978-1-60344-038-7 cloth $29.95
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Leading with a respectful resolve . . .
Hunter Liggett A Soldier’s General
Michael E. Shay Lt. Gen. Hunter Liggett’s forty-year career spanned the period from the Indian Wars in the territories of Montana and Dakota to the trenches of World War I. For someone who experienced many individual triumphs and battlefield victories—including the final push of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive—he often is overshadowed by figures such as John J. Pershing or George C. Marshall. His quiet demeanor sometimes did not serve him well, but it also masked steely determination. Liggett’s tenacity won Pershing’s attention and admiration, and he went on to direct and win what was at the time the largest single battle in American history. In Hunter Liggett, author Michael E. Shay shows that while Pershing may have assembled the pieces of the American Expeditionary Forces, it was Liggett who made it work. This first biography of Liggett follows the full life of a doggedly hard-working soldier whose leadership style contrasted and sometimes conflicted with the military culture of his time. Where Pershing employed a “fear and censure” approach to command, Liggett allowed his subordinates to grow into their jobs, all the while coaching them on the best course of action. Where Pershing was feared, Liggett enjoyed the respect—if not affection—of his men. Liggett was a modest man and a devoted student of military history at a time when many oﬃcers of his generation relied upon a combination of connections, political influence, and seniority to advance their careers. Hunter Liggett not only offers readers a much-needed biography of an almost forgotten general but also adds a new and nuanced perspective on the importance of military leadership in the era of the First World War. Number Fifteen: C. A. Brannen Series
MICHAEL E. SHAY is the author or editor of six books, including The Yankee Division in the First World War: In the Highest Tradition and Henry Ware Lawton: Union Infantryman, Frontier Soldier, Charismatic Warrior. He served as a superior court judge in the state of Connecticut and is now a judge trial referee. He resides in Wilton, Connecticut.
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In the Highest Tradition Michael E. Shay 978-1-60344-030-1 cloth $49.95s 978-1-60344-420-0 ebook
The School of Hard Knocks
Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces Richard S. Faulkner 978-1-60344-297-8 cloth $29.95 978-1-60344-698-3 ebook
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Hell under the Rising Sun
Called to Serve
Texan POWs and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway Kelly E. Crager
“This historically strong and emotionally powerful book honors these men, who surely have great reason to be proud.”—Choice “Hell under the Rising Sun: Texan POWs and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway is especially welcome in American prisoner-of-war studies . . . . Historically strong and emotionally powerful, this book honors the men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment of the Texas National Guard. Surely, they have a great deal to be proud of, and this book does them justice.”— H-Net Reviews Number Eleven: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
KELLY E. CRAGER is the head of the Oral History Project at the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University. He is a member of the Society for Military History, the Texas State Historical Association, and the Texas Oral History Association. 978-1-62349-788-0 paper $24.95 978-1-60344-416-3 ebook 6x9. 216 pp. 18 b&w photos. 2 maps. Military History. Texas Military History. World War II. Military History, Texas. March
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Charles F. Hermann and Sally Dee Wade Foreword by Mark A. Welsh III
“This history of the Bush School of Government and Public Service is the inspiring story of a handful of dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators building a nationally recognized institution from the ground up. From overcoming significant cultural, financial, and political challenges to developing a program with partnerships throughout Texas A&M University, the state of Texas, and the entire country, it is a story of perseverance, dedication, talent, and striving for excellence. And a lot of fun along the way.”—Robert M. Gates, former CIA director, former secretary of defense, former president of TAMU, and former interim dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service “This book is a wonderful review of the school from its beginning and pays tribute to the uniqueness of its namesake. President Bush’s legacy will breathe and live through the lives of the students influenced by Professor Hermann.”—Don Powell, former chair of the Texas A&M Board of Regents CHARLES F. HERMANN is Brent Scowcroft Professor of International Policy Studies at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. SALLY DEE WADE served as the writing consultant for the Bush School from 2006 until 2014. She also codeveloped writing programs for Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School MBA and executive MBA programs and for the professional program in accounting. 978-1-62349-791-0 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-565-7 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. 39 color photos. Index. Political Science. Education History. Diplomatic History. March
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Faces of Béxar
The First Road to Texas from the North
Early San Antonio and Texas Jesús F. de la Teja
Gary L. Pinkerton
“A self-proclaimed ‘rut nut’ prone to ground-truth his research, Gary L. Pinkerton brings considerable historical and geoarchaeological skills to bear in his in-depth analysis of an often-overlooked early route to Texas. This is, at one level, a detailed biography of a road, but in focusing on a line through the Texas prairies and woodlands that predated formal AngloAmerican colonization of the area, the author also makes significant, defining connections that give the reader much more to consider.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly “Pinkerton’s passion is contagious, and his enthusiasm will strike a chord with lay readers as well as scholars of early Texas history.”—Central Texas Studies Number Five: Red River Valley Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Texarkana
GARY L. PINKERTON, the author of numerous articles on Trammel’s Trace, resides in Houston. 978-1-62349-790-3 paper $24.95 978-1-62349-469-8 ebook 6x9. 304 pp. 11 b&w photos. 10 maps. Bib. Index. Revolution/Republic. Exploration/Settlement. Heritage Travel. Borderlands Studies. January
Faces of Béxar showcases the finest work of Jesús F. de la Teja, a foremost authority on Spanish colonial Mexico and Texas through the Republic. For de la Teja, the Tejano experience in San Antonio is a case study of a community in transition, one moved by forces within and without. From its beginnings as an imperial outpost to becoming the center of another, newer empire, the history of San Antonio was central to Texas history. This book explores this and more, including San Antonio’s origins as a military settlement, the community’s economic ties to Saltillo, its role in the fight for Mexican independence, and the motivations of Tejanos for joining Anglo Texans in the struggle for independence. Taken together, Faces of Béxar stands to be a milestone in the growing literature on Tejano history. JESÚS F. DE LA TEJA is the Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple Professor of Southwestern Studies, regents’ professor of history, and the director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University. He is the author of numerous books on Texas history and a former State Historian of Texas. 978-1-62349-789-7 paper $24.95 978-1-62349-402-5 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. Table. 10 b&w photos. Index. Mexican American Studies, Texas. Revolution/Republic. Southwestern History. Texas Urban History. March
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Texas Women on the Cattle Trails
The Lonesome Plains
Edited by Sara R. Massey
Death and Revival on an American Frontier Louis Fairchild
“In these pages, you won’t find a single damsel in distress. There are no dance hall queens or saloon floozies, either. The sixteen women profiled here validate the importance of ordinary lives and offer new insights into the reality of the frontier West.”— Victoria Advocate “Over the past several decades, historians have acknowledged women’s contributions to the history of the west and to cattle drives across the United States. But what separates this book from other publications is that it offers specific names, faces, and stories of an assortment of women who took to the Texas cattle trails between 1868 and 1889.”— East Texas Historical Journal “Readers will find it hard to resist becoming fascinated by the risks that these women took and the degree of market savvy they possessed.”— Western Historical Journal Number Thirteen: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Commerce
SARA R. MASSEY served as editor of Black Cowboys of Texas. While on the staff of the Institute of Texan Cultures, she was also the supervising editor for five books on Texas ethnic groups, the Texans All series, published by Texas A&M University Press. 978-1-62349-786-6 paper $24.95 6x9. 336 pp. 36 b&w photos. 2 maps. Biography. Texas History. Texas Ranching. Texas Cowboys/ Cowgirls. Women’s Studies. March
“The Lonesome Plains is never flashy, but it’s a powerful book that quietly and slowly penetrates deeply into the reader’s soul and brings vividly to life a bit of American history that isn’t so long gone.” —Washington Times “This volume constitutes a landmark study, the reading of which is essential for any historical understanding of panhandle Texas.”—Choice “In allowing these early pioneers to tell their own story, Fairchild places them at the center of the settlement drama and portrays them as people engaged in a desperate, lonely struggle who ultimately endured.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly Louis Fairchild is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at West Texas A&M University. He is the author of They Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from World War II. 978-1-62349-787-3 paper $24.95 6x9. 352 pp. 16 b&w photos. Texas History. Religion. May
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The Old Army in the Big Bend of Texas The Last Cavalry Frontier, 1911–1921 Thomas T. “Ty” Smith
Even before Pancho Villa’s 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico, and the following punitive expedition under General John J. Pershing, the U.S. Army was strengthening its presence on the southwestern border in response to the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Manning forty-one small outposts along a three-hundred mile stretch of the Rio Grande region, the army remained for a decade, rotating eighteen different regiments, primarily cavalry, until the return of relative calm. The remote, rugged, and desolate terrain of the Big Bend defied even the technological advances of World War I, and it remained very much a cavalry and pack mule operation until the outposts were finally withdrawn in 1921. With The Old Army in the Big Bend of Texas: The Last Cavalry Frontier, 1911–1921, Thomas T. “Ty” Smith, one of Texas’s leading military historians, has delved deep into the records of the U.S. Army to provide an authoritative portrait, richly complemented by many photos published here for the first time, of the final era of soldiers on horseback in the American West. THOMAS T. SMITH, Col. (Ret.) U.S. Army, of San Antonio is the author of The U.S. Army and the Texas Frontier Economy, 1845–1900 (Texas A&M University Press, 1999) and The Old Army in Texas: A Research Guide to the U.S. Army in Nineteenth-Century Texas (Texas State Historical Association, 2000). He is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.
Anyone interested in the regular army, the history of the Big Bend, early twentieth-century Texas and the southwestern borderlands, the Texas National Guard, and U.S.-Mexico relations during the period will find this work essential.”—Robert Wooster, author of The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783– 1900.
Based largely on archival records, and replete with footnotes, photos and a long bibliography, this is a volume that history and military buffs will relish. That said, there is also plenty of good narrative and high drama for the general reader.”—John MacCormack, San Antonio Express-News
978-1-62511-052-7 paper $27.95 978-1-62511-048-0 ebook 6x9. 350 pp. 30 b&w photos. Military History. Southwestern History. Texas History. Army. Borderlands Studies. January
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Outpost on the Texas Frontier Robert Wooster 978-0-87611-139-0 paper $12.00 978-1-62511-008-4 ebook
The Reminiscences of Major General Zenas R. Bliss, 1854–1876
From the Texas Frontier to the Civil War and Back Again Edited by Thomas Ty Smith, Jerry Thompson, Robert Wooster et. al. 978-0-87611-226-7 cloth $39.95 978-0-87611-289-2 ebook
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Outcry Witness A Novel
Thomas Zigal It’s the 1980s. A priest is found murdered in his New Orleans rectory. When compromising videotapes are discovered in his bedroom, the Bishop and his staff withhold this damaging evidence from the police. The district attorney, a faithful Catholic and good friend of the Bishop, helps bury the truth. It’s an all-toofamiliar story by now. But this is one of the first cases, long before the floodgates are opened two decades later. When Father Edward McMurray discovers the body and calls on his loyal nephew, Peter Moore, to remove the videotapes and examine them in private elsewhere, the two men must face the moral consequences of their participation in a cover-up that compromises their integrity and threatens to shatter their faith in the institution of the Catholic Church. Even as they uncover the dead priest’s most sordid secrets, the answer to the central question remains hidden: Who killed him and why? Thomas Zigal leads the reader through the darkest alleys of New Orleans as Father McMurray and Peter Moore conduct their own harrowing investigations before they finally confront the murderer in an explosive finale. Investigative journalist Jason Berry calls Outcry Witness “a spiritual thriller” and a “gripping story of a clergy abuse cover-up told from the inside.” Novelist and playwright Anthony Giardina describes the novel as “a riveting page turner and a deadly serious meditation on the confusion and hypocrisy” that continue to shake the Catholic Church and its devoted followers today. THOMAS ZIGAL is the author of seven novels and numerous short stories and essays. His novels have won the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, the fiction award from the Philosophical Society of Texas, and the Violet Crown Award from the Writers’ League of Texas. Outcry Witness is the final novel in his New Orleans trilogy, which includes the award-winning Many Rivers to Cross (TCU Press, 2013). Zigal lives in Austin, Texas.
978-0-87565-718-9 cloth $28.95 6x9. 320 pp. Literary Novel. February
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A Novel Jan Reid 978-0-87565-422-5 cloth $29.95 978-0-87565-427-0 ebook
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Turning the Pages of Texas Lonn Taylor
Turning the Pages of Texas is a collection of sixty essays about Texas books, authors, book collectors, libraries, and bookstores. It is a book for booklovers and bookish readers. Lonn Taylor writes from the point of view of a historian who has been reading books about Texas for seventy years, since he was seven years old, and who has known many of the authors he writes about. He presents his reflections about well-known figures such as John Graves, J. Frank Dobie, and Larry McMurtry. He also introduces readers to people like folklorist C. L. Sonnichsen, who wrote about Texas feuds; Julia Lee Sinks, who interviewed early settlers of Fayette County in the 1870s; Karen Olsson, who wrote a fine novel about the mystique of Austin; and David Dorado Romo, who describes himself as the “psychogeographer of El Paso” and is the grandnephew of a saint. Some of the authors Taylor writes about are truly obscure, like Gertrude Beasley, who published her autobiography in Paris in 1924 and died in a New York insane asylum, or Tony Cano, whose self-published autobiographical novel describes what it was like to be poor and Mexican in West Texas in the 1950s. Taylor also teases out the Texas connections of writers as diverse as William Sydney Porter, Hervey Allen, and H. Allen Smith, and he writes about tracking down Texas books in London and Washington, DC, as well as at Barber’s in Fort Worth, the Brick Row Book Shop in Austin, and Rosengren’s and Brock’s in San Antonio. This is a booklover’s book. LONN TAYLOR retired in 2002 after twenty years as a historian on the staﬀ of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. He is originally from Fort Worth and is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on the architecture and decorative arts of the Southwest. He lives in Fort Davis, Texas, where he writes a weekly column for the Marfa Big Bend Sentinel. His most recent book is Marfa for the Perplexed, published in 2018 by the Marfa Book Company. He is married to Edith Uunila (Dedie) Taylor.
978-0-87565-716-5 paper $22.95 6x9. 224 pp. 8 b&w photos. Texana. February
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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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The Star of the Telegram
The Cartoons of Harold Maples Devin McCue
This coffee table book takes a look back at some of the most interesting and engaging drawings by Harold Maples, the long-time political cartoonist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A native-born Texan, Maples was a staple in Fort Worth for decades and was as loved by his community as he was by his diehard fans. Political cartoons are excellent teachers of history, and readers will be amazed at how succinctly Maples boiled down complex ideas into simple and amusing drawings. As much as his skill is evident, however, his humorous, kind-hearted nature shows through every one of his cartoons. Author Devin McCue divided Maples’s twentyseven-year-long career into six broad categories that range from local sports to Cold War politics. Each chapter explores not only how Maples depicted an event or an idea but also how his craft and opinions evolved over time. Chapters like “Vietnam” shed light on how public opinion can evolve, showing how it shifted at each stage of the conflict and slowly changed as the war dragged on. Maples covered events that have been lost to the back pages of history books, so each cartoon is accompanied by an explanation that provides historical context as well as artistic analysis. DEVIN McCUE is a Texas Christian University alumnus whose love of history and art drove him to write this book. Both a history and art history major, McCue discovered the Harold Maples Collection in TCU Library’s Special Collections while writing his senior Honors history thesis. 978-0-87565-715-8 paper $24.95 8x10. 192 pp. 153 b&w photos. Art. Texas Political History. April
The Art of Texas 250 Years
Ron Tyler Critic Michael Ennis stated twenty-five years ago that there has never been more than a cursory overview of Texas art from the nineteenth century to the present. The Art of Texas: 250 Years now tells a deeper story, beginning with Spanish colonial paintings and moving through two and a half centuries of art in Texas. By the twentieth century, most Texas artists had received formal training and produced work in styles similar to European and other American artists. Written by noted scholars, art historians, and curators, this survey is the first attempt to analyze and characterize Texas art on a grand scale. RON TYLER is the retired director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, and former professor of history and director of the Texas State Historical Association at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the editor-in-chief of The New Handbook of Texas (6 vols.; 1996 and now online) and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. He has published a number of works in the areas of American, Western American, Texan, and Mexican art and history. 978-0-87565-703-5 cloth $60.00 10x10. 320 pp. 200 color plates. Art. Texana. Gift Books. April
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The Reasoning behind the Act of Striking a Spent Match The Poetry of Juan Gelman Hernán Fontanet
In 1976, at 2:00 one summer morning, paramilitary forces broke into a house in a quiet upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Inside, sleeping, were two nineteen-year-old girls and a twentyyear-old boy. This was the house of the esteemed Argentinian poet Juan Gelman, but he was not home. Frustrated, the soldiers kidnapped the three young people—Gelman’s daughter, son, and seven-months-pregnant daughter-in-law. They disappeared into the night. In 1990, Gelman found out that his son had been executed and his remains buried in a barrel filled with sand and cement. Ten years later he was able to locate his granddaughter, who had been born in a back-door hospital and given to a progovernment family. For Juan Gelman, one of the most celebrated Latin American poets of the twentieth century, this was one of many grim events. Born in 1930, his was a life of narrow escapes. As an Ashkenazi Jew, poet, guerrilla fighter, freethinker, and prolific journalist, he escaped three death sentences decreed by groups on both the right and the left in Argentina. He was a victim of state terrorism in that country, and still he made his voice heard. For his poetry, Gelman was awarded the Cervantes Prize in 2007, the most prestigious award in Spanish literature. Because nothing could suppress his voice, he expressed the dreams of an entire generation. This biography explores both his writing and the physical, intellectual, and political environment in South America during Gelman’s life, a life that was punctuated by near misses, imprisonments, and the disappearance and torture of family members. Through it all we hear the ringing voice of a singular poet. HERNÁN FONTANET is an Argentinian-Spanish-American author who is intrigued by poetics that emerge in conflict and their potential influence on history. His previous publications include The Unfinished Song of Francisco Urondo. He has served as a professor of literature at Yale, Rider, and North Carolina State Universities and was recently honored with the 2015 Pakal de Oro award for his groundbreaking work.
978-0-87565-714-1 paper $22.95 6x9. 208 pp. Biography. March
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New and Selected Poems, 1946–2010 Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth David Colon 978-0-87565-549-9 paper $22.95
New and Selected Poems Carmen Tafolla 978-0-87565-689-2 cloth $19.95 978-0-87565-696-0 ebook
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Back in print!
The Iron Orchard A Novel
Tom Pendleton Originally published in 1966 under the pen name Tom Pendleton, The Iron Orchard garnered a cult following for its authentic representation of the people and business of the Texas and American Southwest oil fields. Now available again in a new edition, The Iron Orchard tells the story of a young Texan, Jim McNeely, who is desperate to make a name for himself in the oil fields of Texas. Told from the inside by a man who knew the oil fields intimately, it is a vibrant, brutal story of the men who labored, sweated, lusted, and gambled their money and spirits to pump oil out of the earth. It is the adventure of violent men among other violent men. And it is the story of perseverance and love in the midst of one of America’s most dramatic industries. The Iron Orchard is magnificent and memorable reading.The Iron Orchard was a cowinner of the 1967 Texas Institute of Letters Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction along with Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show. The Iron Orchard film premiered at the 2018 Dallas International Film Festival. The late Texan EDMUND PENDLETON VAN ZANDT JR. published The Iron Orchard under the pen name Tom Pendleton and described himself merely as “an old roustabout type who has retired from the oil patch to write about it.” Van Zandt, a member of the prominent Fort Worth Van Zandt family, lived through many of the oil field experiences he described in this book.
978-0-87565-712-7 cloth $32.50 6x9. 384 pp. Western Fiction. March
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Elmer Kelton 978-0-87565-263-4 paperback $21.95
Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier, Revisited
Patrick Dearen 978-0-87565-388-4 paper $22.50 978-0-87565-660-1 ebook
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TCU Texas Poet Laureate Series
Carol Coffee Reposa New and Selected Poems
Carol Coffee Reposa The poetry of Carol Coffee Reposa reflects the wide diversity of her life experience as a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, traveler, musician, gardener, swimmer, and lifelong lover of the arts. Although born in southern California, she comes from an unabashedly Texan family, and her work draws heavily on the history, climate, and culture of the Lone Star State. Author of four books of poetry and a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Reposa was a finalist in The Malahat Review’s Long Poem Contest (1988), winner of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Poetry Contest (1992), and winner of the San Antonio Public Library’s Arts & Letters Award (2015). She also has received three Fulbright-Hays Fellowships for study in Russia, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. The 2008 Texas Poet Laureate Larry D. Thomas describes her as “a national poet of seriousness and distinction.”
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The poems, reviews, and essays of CAROL COFFEE REPOSA have appeared or are forthcoming in the Atlanta Review, the Evansville Review, the Texas Observer, Southwestern American Literature, the Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals and anthologies. She is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and is on the editorial staﬀ of Voices de la Luna. She makes her home in San Antonio.
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New and Selected Poems Karla K. Morton 978-0-87565-414-0 hardcover $15.95
New and Selected Poems Jan Seale 978-0-87565-398-3 cloth $15.95
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Celebrating Fifty Years of Achievement Honors at TCU
Edited by Peggy Watson, Mark Wassenich, Sarah-Marie Horning, and Dan Williams Celebrating Fifty Years of Achievement: Honors at TCU traces the history and impact of Honors at TCU from its beginning as a small program in the early 1960s through the present day, highlighting how its courses and cocurricular activities not only enrich student learning but also campus culture. A unique resource for anyone interested in Honors education, this volume examines how various TCU administrators, faculty, and students imagined, created, and adapted a program and then a college to enhance TCUâ€™s educational experiences. Much of the material in this book was gathered as part of an Honors oral history project. Honors students interviewed dozens of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, whose words they then transcribed, edited, and annotated. Thus Celebrating Fifty Years of Achievement is a uniquely collaborative book filled with multiple voices, perspectives, and events. Combined with editorial introductions and descriptions, these voices explore course development and curriculum initiatives, student research and creativity, cocurricular activities and events, experiential learning, and community building.Â As its title indicates, this book celebrates a half century of commitment and accomplishment in Honors education at TCU. Beginning with a foreword by Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. and a preface by Provost R. Nowell Donovan, this book traces Honors from its earliest discussions to its current status as the John V. Roach Honors College and is filled with stories and photos from those involved in all areas of Honors at TCU. Yet Celebrating 50 Years of Achievement is not simply about the past but looks forward to the future, concluding with a section of advice to future Honors students and an epilogue by Dr. Diane Snow, Wassenich Endowed Family Chair and dean of the John V. Roach Honors College, who outlines goals of Honors in the future.
978-0-87565-717-2 cloth $38.95 10x10. 192 pp. 70 photos. Education History. April
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A College of the Cattle Frontier Colby D. Hall 978-0-87565-587-1 cloth $34.50 978-0-87565-588-8 paper $22.50 978-0-87565-589-5 ebook Major Moments
Life-Changing Lessons of Business Leaders from the Neeley School of Business at TCU Rix Quinn and O. Homer Erekson 978-0-87565-488-1 cloth $55.00
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Probably Someday Cancer Genetic Risk and Preventative Mastectomy Kim Horner
After learning that she inherited a BRCA2 genetic mutation that put her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, Kim Horner’s doctors urged her to consider having a double mastectomy. But how do you decide whether to have a surgery to remove your breasts to reduce your risk for a disease you don’t have and may never get? Horner shares her struggle to answer that question in Probably Someday Cancer. The mother of a one-year-old boy, she wanted to do whatever would give her the best odds of being around for her son and protect her from breast cancer, which killed her grandmother and great-grandmother in their 40s. Which would give her the best chance at a long healthy life: a double mastectomy or frequent screenings to try to catch any cancer early? The answers weren’t that simple. Based on extensive research, interviews, and personal experience, Horner writes about how and why she ultimately opted for a double mastectomy—the same decision actress Angelina Jolie made for a similar genetic mutation—and the surprising diagnosis that followed. The book explores difficult truths that get overshadowed by upbeat messages about early detection and survivorship—the fact that screenings can miss cancers and that even early-stage breast cancers can spread and become fatal. Probably Someday Cancer is about the author’s efforts to push past her fear and anxiety. This book can help anyone facing hereditary risk of breast and ovarian cancer feel less alone and make informed decisions to protect their health and end the devastation that hereditary cancer has caused for generations in so many families. Number Nine: Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series
KIM HORNER worked as a journalist for 21 years at newspapers including The Dallas Morning News. She received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism and awards from the Texas Medical Association and Public Health Association for her coverage of the increased use of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. She lives in Richardson, Texas.
978-1-57441-751-7 cloth $22.95 978-1-57441-757-9 ebook 6x9. 208 pp. 10 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Medical Humanities. Memoir. Literary Nonfiction. February
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Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas David Collins 978-1-57441-692-3 cloth $29.95
Life with a Superhero
Raising Michael Who Has Down Syndrome Kathryn U. Hulings 978-1-57441-524-7 cloth $29.95
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A Life in Music from the Soviet Union to Canada Memoirs of a Madrigal Ensemble Singer
Alexander Tumanov Translated and edited by Vladimir Tumanov The musical career of Alexander Tumanov extends from Stalinist and Soviet Russia through contemporary Canada, and as such provides an inspiring portrait of one person’s devotion to his art under trying circumstances. Tumanov was a founding member of Moscow’s Madrigal Ensemble of early music, which introduced Renaissance and Baroque music to the Soviet Union. The Ensemble enjoyed tremendous popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, despite occasional official disapproval by the Soviet bureaucracy. At times the compositions of the group’s founder, Andrei Volkonsky, were banned. Volkonsky eventually emigrated to escape the oppressive conditions, followed soon after, in 1974, by Tumanov, and the Madrigal Ensemble continued in a changed form under new leaders. The story of the author's subsequent life and career in Canada provides a poignant point of contrast with his Soviet period — at the musical, academic, and political levels. This book is a valuable resource for those interested in the history of music and intellectual life in Russia, Ukraine, and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century and is the first published book on the Madrigal Ensemble. Number Twelve: North Texas Lives of Musician Series
ALEXANDER TUMANOV was born in the Soviet Union and earned degrees in Slavic philology and music before joining the Madrigal Ensemble in Moscow. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1974, where he completed a PhD and joined the Department of Slavic and East European Studies at the University of Alberta. The author of the biography of Maria Olenina d’Alheim in both English and Russian, he currently lives in London, Ontario, Canada, with his wife Alla. Translator and editor VLADIMIR TUMANOV holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Alberta and teaches modern languages at Western University in London, Ontario, where he lives.
978-1-57441-755-5 cloth $34.95 978-1-57441-763-0 ebook 6x9. 448 pp. 50 b&w illus. Bib. Index. Music. Memoir. May
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Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy Anshel Brusilow and Robin Underdahl 978-1-57441-613-8 cloth $34.95 978-1-57441-646-6 paper $14.95 Last Stop, Carnegie Hall
New York Philharmonic Trumpeter William Vacchiano Brian Shook Foreword by Wynton Marsalis 978-1-57441-306-9 cloth $24.95
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Phantom in the Sky
A Marine's Back Seat View of the Vietnam War Terry L. Thorsen
Phantom in the Sky is the story of a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the back seat of the supersonic Phantom jet during the Vietnam War—a unique, tactical perspective of the “guy in back,” or GIB, absent from other published aviation accounts. During the time of Terry L. Thorsen’s service from 1966 to 1970, the RIO played an integral part in enemy aircraft interception and ordnance delivery. In Navy and Marine F-4 Phantom jets, the RIO was a second pair of eyes for the pilot, in charge of communications and navigation, and great to have during emergencies. Thorsen endured the tough Platoon Leaders Course at Quantico and barely earned a commission. He underwent aviation and intercept training while suffering airsickness issues—and still earned his wings. Thorsen joined the oldest and most decorated squadron in the Marine Corps, the VMFA-232 Red Devils in southern California, as it prepared for deployment to Vietnam. In combat, Thorsen felt angst when he saw the sky darken around him from anti-aircraft artillery explosions high above the Ho Chi Minh Trail. On his first close air support mission in support of ground troops (the majority of his Marine aviation missions), he witnessed tracers whiz by his canopy. On one harrowing sortie, he and his pilot purposely became the target to save an Army unit battling an enemy just a hundred feet away. On secret missions with secret weapons, they dove at anti-aircraft artillery muzzle flashes and flew as a low as fifty feet off the deck during close air support sorties, “scraping” the napalm off their plane. For one mission a friend survived a crash landing, but a training instructor vanished without a trace. Number Fifteen: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
TERRY L. THORSEN flew 123 combat sorties, garnering ten Air Medals, a Bronze Star award, and two Navy Unit Commendations. After retiring as a major, he was a professional photographer, a crime scene investigator, and finally a police department crime lab supervisor. He lives in Mansfield, Texas.
978-1-57441-754-8 cloth $34.95 978-1-57441-762-3 ebook 6x9. 400 pp. 31 b&w illus. Map. Notes. Bib. Index. Vietnam War. Aviation. Memoir. March
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An F-4 Pilot's Combat over Laos David R. "Buﬀ " Honodel 978-1-57441-732-6 cloth $29.95
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Minding the Helm
A Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard
Kevin P. Gilheany Foreword by RADM Stephen W. Rochon, USCG Ret. As a boy growing up in New York City, Kevin P. Gilheany had two dreams: to join the Coast Guard, and to play the bagpipes. But by the time he finished high school he was overweight, had a drinking problem, and couldn’t swim. Undeterred by the doubts of the folks at home, he decided to enlist in the Coast Guard anyway. With great determination, and some divine intervention, he passed the swim test and graduated from boot camp, thus beginning an eventful and diverse twenty-year career in the 1980s and 1990s Coast Guard. He set a goal for himself to get command of his own patrol boat, and along the way he was involved in capturing drug smugglers, rescuing hundreds of Haitian migrants at sea, recovering Space Shuttle Challenger debris, surviving a “hooligan navy” experience on a Coast Guard workboat, coordinating search and rescue during the famed “Perfect Storm,” and leading armed boardings of ships following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. When he was asked by one of his men, who was dying from brain cancer, to play bagpipes at his retirement ceremony, Kevin started down a new path to have bagpipers officially recognized as part of the Coast Guard. This ultimately led a boy who couldn’t swim to fulfill both of his childhood dreams and leave a lasting legacy by founding the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band. Number Fourteen: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
KEVIN P. GILHEANY is a retired U.S. Coast Guard chief warrant oﬃcer, professional speaker, consultant, and founder of the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band. He is a recipient of the U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation.
This is a valuable and well-written Coast Guard memoir. Anyone interested in Coast Guard history, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Pipe Bands, or Homeland Security with incoming foreign commercial vessels would be interested in this book.”—C. Douglas Kroll, author of A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard
978-1-57441-750-0 cloth $24.95 978-1-57441-756-2 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. 28 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Memoir. Homeland Security. Search and Rescue. Military History. May
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With the Marines at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan Roy H. Elrod Edited by Fred H. Allison 978-1-57441-689-3 cloth $29.95 Donut Dolly
An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam Joann Puﬀer Kotcher 978-1-57441-698-5 paper $21.95
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The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 6 Edited by Gayle Reaves
This anthology collects the eleven winners of the 2018 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, an event hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. First place winner: Kale Williams, “The Loneliest Polar Bear” (The Oregonian), relates the tale of Nora, a baby polar bear raised by humans in a zoo after being abandoned by her mother. Second place: Patricia Callahan, “Doomed by Delay” (Chicago Tribune), reveals the experiences of Illinois families with children diagnosed with Krabbe—a deadly disease that healthcare professionals could have screened for at birth, and ultimately treated, if it weren’t for government bureaucracy. Third place: Christopher Goffard, “Dirty John” (Los Angeles Times), is an investigative story that explores the dynamics of domestic violence with a nuanced, psychologically complex narrative of family and survival. Runners-up include John Woodrow Cox, “Twelve Seconds of Gunfire” (The Washington Post); Tom Hallman Jr., “His Heart, Her Hands” (The Oregonian); Jenna Russell, “The Last Refugee” (The Boston Globe); Lisa Gartner and Zachary T. Sampson, “Wrong Way” (Tampa Bay Times); Casey Parks, “About a Boy” (The Oregonian); Jennifer Emily, “Hope for the Rest of Us” (The Dallas Morning News); Kent Babb, “There’s Nowhere to Run” (The Washington Post); and Lane DeGregory, “The House on the Corner” (Tampa Bay Times). GAYLE REAVES was a projects reporter and assistant city editor for The Dallas Morning News, where she was part of the team that won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting and in 1990, with two colleagues, received the George Polk Award.
978-1-57441-752-4 paper $19.95 978-1-57441-760-9 ebook 6x9. 392 pp. Literary Nonfiction. June
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Edited by Gayle Reaves 978-1-57441-719-7 paper $19.95
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Beyond the Quagmire
New Interpretations of the Vietnam War
Edited by Geoffrey W. Jensen and Matthew M. Stith
In Beyond the Quagmire, thirteen scholars from across disciplines provide a series of provocative, important, and timely essays on the politics, combatants, and memory of the Vietnam War. The essays pose new questions, offer new answers, and establish important lines of debate regarding social, political, military, and memory studies. Part 1 contains four chapters by scholars who explore the politics of war in the Vietnam era. In Part 2, five contributors offer chapters on Vietnam combatants with analyses of race, gender, environment, and Chinese intervention. Part 3 provides four innovative and timely essays on Vietnam in history and memory. “This will be a valuable and significant addition to the historiography of the war.”—James Willbanks, author of Abandoning Vietnam and The Tet Offensive GEOFFREY W. JENSEN is Associate Professor of History at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona. He is also the editor of TheRoutledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military. MATTHEW M. STITH is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Tyler and the author of Extreme Civil War: Guerrilla Warfare, Environment, and Race on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier. 978-1-57441-748-7 cloth $29.95s 978-1-57441-758-6 ebook 6x9. 432 pp. 11 b&w illus. 4 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Vietnam War. March
A MachineGunner in France
The Memoirs of Ward Schrantz, 35th Division, 1917–1919 Ward Schrantz Edited by Jeffrey L. Patrick
This is the WWI memoir of Ward Schrantz, a National Guard officer and machine gun company commander in the Kansas-Missouri 35th Division. He extensively documents his experiences and those of his men, from training at Camp Doniphan to their voyage across the Atlantic, and to their time in the trenches in France’s Vosges Mountains and ultimately to their return home. He devotes much of his memoir to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, in which the 35th Division suffered heavy casualties and made only moderate gains before being replaced by fresh troops. Schrantz also describes the daily life of a soldier, including living conditions, relations between officers and enlisted men, and the horrific experience of combat. Editor Jeffrey Patrick combines his narrative with excerpts from a detailed history of the unit that Schrantz wrote for his local newspaper, and also provides an editor’s introduction and annotations. Number Sixteen: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
JEFFREY L. PATRICK is the museum curator at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Missouri. He holds a master’s degree in history from Purdue University and is the editor of Yesterday There Was Glory: With the 4th Division, A.E.F., in World War I (UNT Press). 978-1-57441-753-1 cloth $34.95s 978-1-57441-761-6 ebook 6x9. 400 pp. 25 b&w illus. 2 maps. Notes. World War I. April
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Winner, Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
Tracing Darwin's Path in Cape Horn Ricardo Rozzi, Kurt Heidinger, and Francisca Massardo
Charles Darwin spent the majority of his 1831– 1836 voyage around the world in southern South America, and his early experiences in the Cape Horn region seem to have triggered his first ideas on human evolution. Darwin was not only a field naturalist, but also a scholar of the observations of the European explorers who preceded him. Richly illustrated with maps and color photographs, this book offers a guide to the sites visited by Darwin, and a compass for present-day visitors who can follow Darwin’s path over the sea and land that today are protected by the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. RICARDO ROZZI is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, and the Universidad de Magallanes in Chile. He is co-author of Multi-Ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America, Miniature Forests of Cape Horn, and Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology (UNT Press). KURT HEIDINGER is director of the Biocitizen School of Field Environmental Philosophy. FRANCISCA MASSARDO is director of the Omora Ethnobotanical Park and the University of Magallanes campus in Puerto Williams, Chile. 978-1-57441-696-1 cloth $50.00s 978-1-57441-707-4 ebook 81/2x81/2. 256 pp. 170 color illus. Notes. Bib. Index. World History. Natural History. January
Owen McLeod’s extraordinary debut maps the contours of an ordinary life: the rise and fall of romantic love, the struggle against mental illness, and the unending quest for meaning and transcendence. Ranging from sonnets and sestinas to experimental forms, these poems are unified by their musicality, devotion to craft, and openness of heart.
From “All Saints’ Eve” From a La-Z-Boy abandoned on the basketball court, I watched you light up the KFC, part traffic for the rush-hour ambulance, raise weeds from asphalt cracks, cause rain to come down like Adidas on me, mofo of infinite faith. Trees were your fingers, not prints or clues. Never were you uppercase with me. Number Twenty-six: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
OWEN McLEOD is a studio potter and a professor of philosophy at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he lives. He has held visiting positions at Yale and Mt. Holyoke. His poems have been published in such journals as Field, Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. 978-1-57441-749-4 paper $12.95 978-1-57441-759-3 ebook 6x9. 98 pp. Poetry. April
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Theoria, Vol. 25
Military History of the West Vol. 48
Edited by Frank Heidlberger
Edited by Alex Mendoza
Theoria is an annual peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of the history of music theory. It includes critical articles representing the current stage of research, and editions of newly discovered or mostly unknown theoretical texts with translation and commentary. Analytical articles on recent or unknown repertory and methods are also published, as well as review articles on recent secondary literature and textbooks. Back issues are available from Texas A&M University Press.
The Military History of the West is a peer-reviewed journal focused on scholarly study of western US military history, including the Mississippi Valley and all states west of that line. The journal features articles on the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, frontier military service, the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, Mexican border service, and the Texas National Guard in the twentieth century, including its service in World War I and World War II.
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Happy Healthy Delicious Eating with a Texas Twist Kim Stanford and Bill Backhaus 978-1-57441-578-0 paper $24.95
The Texas Cookbook
From Barbecue to Banquetâ€”an Informal View of Dining and Entertaining the Texas Way Mary Faulk Koock 978-1-57441-136-2 paper $19.95
A Deeper Blue
The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt Robert Earl Hardy 978-1-57441-285-7 paper $14.95
A Sniper in the Tower
The Charles Whitman Murders Gary M. Lavergne 978-1-57441-029-7 paper $18.95
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Held in the Highest Esteem by All
The Civil War Letters of Willam B. Chilvers, 95th Illinois Infantry Edited by Thomas A. Pressly, III and Gary D. Joiner
As an orphan, William Burnham Chilvers did not have parents to coach him through his journey of life that took him across the sea from Great Britain to the United States. Shortly after immigrating, he found a home in the Union Army and campaigned with the Ninety-Fifth Illinois Infantry. Years of hard marching and tough fighting carried him through the Vicksburg Campaign and into Louisiana and the Red River Campaign. He served in Missouri, then at Nashville and Brice's Crossroads, before finishing his career assaulting the Confederate works near Mobile, Alabama. Through it all, Chilvers was a strong abolitionist and sympathetic to the plight of slaves. He wrote about the atrocities faced by African Americans at the hands of Southern whites—as well as by his fellow Union soldiers. His letters and the editors' research tell stories of massacres, combat, and idealism in the face of the brutal realities of war. William Chilvers and the Ninety-Fifth Illinois Infantry fought to victory, but his experience transcends mere combat and instead reveals the development of a remarkable man whose compassion and humanity rose above the ugliness of the Civil War.
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THOMAS A. PRESSLY, III is a rheumatologist who lives with his wife in Shreveport, Louisiana. A Civil War enthusiast since childhood, Pressly is currently working on a number of scholarly projects related to the conflict. GARY D. JOINER is a renowned Civil War author and historian and associate professor of history and interim chair in the Department of History and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his wife, Marilyn, who is also his editor, PR consultant, and business partner, and who shares his love of history.
Karen Gerhardt Fort 978-1-933337-70-8 paperback $39.95
Blood on the Bayou Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the TransMississippi Donald S. Frazier 978-1-933337-63-0 cloth $39.99
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North and South collided in Missouri, causing a state conflict that was also the second major battle of the Civil War. Updated Edition
Campaign for Wilson’s Creek The Fight for Missouri Begins Jeffrey L. Patrick
In early 1861, most Missourians hoped they could remain neutral in the upcoming conflict between North and South. In fact, a popularly elected state convention voted in March of that year that “no adequate cause” existed to compel Missouri to leave the Union. Instead, Missourians saw themselves as ideologically centered between the radical notions of abolition and secession. By summer 1861, however, the situation had deteriorated dramatically. Because of the actions of politicians and soldiers such as Missouri Gov. Claiborne Jackson and Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, Missourians found themselves forced to take sides. In this updated edition, author Jeffrey Patrick tells the fascinating story of high-stakes military gambles, aggressive leadership, and lost opportunities. Campaign for Wilson's Creek is a tale of unique military units, untried but determined commanders, colorful volunteers, and professional soldiers. The first major campaign of the Civil War to take place west of the Mississippi River guaranteed that Missourians would be engaged in a long, cruel civil war within the larger, national struggle. Number Twenty-eight: Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series
JEFFREY L. PATRICK is the National Park Service librarian at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield. He is the author of numerous articles on various aspects of American military history, and is the editor/coeditor of two Civil War diaries and a memoir from the World War I period. He lives in Republic, Missouri.
Patrick provides an excellent overview of the campaign and battle of Wilson's Creek, the second major Confederate victory of the Civil War. Patrick's extensive research, use of lively quotations, and strong narrative combine for a compelling story.” —William Garrett Piston
This manuscript’s greatest strength is the richness of its first-hand accounts and its multitude of quotes by participants themselves.”—John C. Waugh
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The Struggle for the Southwest,1862 Thomas W. Cutrer 978-1-933337-65-4 paperback $24.99
The Red River Campaign
The Union’s Final Attempt to Invade Texas Gary D. Joiner 978-1-933337-60-9 paperback $29.95
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The End of American Literature Essays from the Late Age of Print Jeffrey R. Di Leo
The End of American Literature explores the dynamics and stakes of the late age of print. A time when one day it seems like printed books and bookstores are on the decline, whereas on another it is ebooks and the digital utopia showing signs of slippage. The feeling that something is ending—not that something is beginning—is seen both in our prognostications on the fate of capitalism, democracy, and America as well as in declarations of the end of the book, literature, and theory. The essays here take up these timely topics not with a nostalgic nod to the past or utopian utterances to the future, but rather firmly situated in the expansiveness of the present. JEFFREY R. DI LEO is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of HoustonVictoria. He is editor and founder of the critical theory journal symploke, editor and publisher of the American Book Review, and Executive Director of the Society for Critical Exchange. He resides in Victoria, Texas.
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Book Culture in the Digital Age—Essays, Reflections, Interventions Jeﬀrey R. Di Leo 978-1-937875-51-0 paper $19.95 978-1-937875-52-7 ebook Literary Writing in the 21st Century
Conversations Anis Shivani 978-1-68003-129-4 paper with flaps $24.95 978-1-68003-130-0 ebook
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Winner, 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize
The World Pushes Back Poems
Garret Keizer The World Pushes Back, Garret Keizer’s first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible. They have appeared in a number of venues, including Agni, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, Image, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, and The Texas Review, among others. GARRET KEIZER is a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine and the author of eight books of prose, the most recent of which are Getting Schooled (2014), Privacy (2012), and The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want (2010). His poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in AGNI, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He lives with his wife in northeastern Vermont.
George Santayana wrote, ‘Spirit chills the flesh and is itself on fire.’ If I understand that properly, it could be a way of summing up Garret Keizer's aesthetic in his marvelous The World Pushes Back. But there are such a variety of attitudes in this book, I'll just cite a few—moments like, ‘to see the garden through/to the stripped harvest,’ and ‘all the lies we tell in our right minds,/and the truths we utter raving,’ and ‘the only thing that is never ironic/is the need for salvation.’ Keizer is my favorite kind of moralist, assertive yet complicit. He takes us on a journey through mystery from travail toward understanding that leads us back to mystery. The world remains the world; it is he who pushes back.” —Stephen Dunn
The World Pushes Back provides a refreshing surprise in every poem: one reads the deftest of sonnets, say, just before a long free-verse meditation. Of course I’m not talking of technique alone. Ignoring the trendy, Garret Keizer unflaggingly (and only) offers things that matter: love, both eros and agape; anger at social injustice–without facile judgment and with earnestness and wit. A long time coming, this is a breathtaking poetic debut.”—Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate (2011–2015)
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Corinna McClanahan Schroeder 978-1-68003-059-4 paper $8.95 978-1-68003-060-0 ebook
New and Selected Poems Jack Butler 978-1-933896-96-0 paper $12.95 978-1-937875-09-1 ebook
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Winner, 2018 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize
The Name for the God Who Speaks Poems
Gregory Byrd The poems in The Name for the God Who Speaks reference Caribbean deities, the power of weather and landscape and ancient myths to illuminate an annus horribilis of cancer and loss. In the last poems, youth and music redeem the experience.
This is the Name for the God who Speaks Father, you would know these primal prayers, light flashing in the west behind live oaks, a sky-slashed language dead after Conquest. From that living world, we share only lightning, an old god speaking light out of darkness, a chant of rain as alphabet where water flowing is a word. GREGORY BYRD is a native Floridian who grew up just south of Key Largo on Plantation Key. He has lived in Pinellas County since 1983 when he began studies in literature and creative writing at Eckerd College under the instruction of Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke and novelist Sterling Watson. Greg earned a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at Florida State University and a Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has taught writing, literature, and humanities at St. Petersburg College, Clearwater since 1990.
In The Name for the God Who Speaks, Gregory Byrd explores the fine but ever-present thorns that snag at the skin of life. Life here a ‘series of fronts and storms that never to seem to settle,’ a place where even our most cherished memories are unavoidably warped by loss. Poem after poem, Byrd delivers what we expect to find in a good book of poetry: convincing narratives, memorable images, and a meditative impulse that knows to linger just long enough. It is refreshing to discover a poet who is not obscure or clever for the sake of cleverness; who tells a clear and convincing story and, yet, who does not shy away from the complicated, often difficult, particulars of living that exist just beyond the reach of easy explanation.” —Terry L. Kennedy, author of New River Breakdown
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Dana Wildsmith 978-1-68003-174-4 paper $15.95 978-1-68003-175-1 ebook
Flying South on the Back of a Dove
Kelly Rowe 978-1-68003-170-6 paper $15.95 978-1-68003-171-3 ebook
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Posing Nude for the Saints
In the opening story of Posing Nude for the Saints, the daughter of a prostitute falls in love with a Mennonite and finds herself torn between two worlds. “Vincent” spotlights a young husband who comes to terms with his wife’s terminal cancer, confronting his own helplessness and terror. The title story follows a divorcee who responds to a Craigslist ad for boudoir photography and finds more than what she bargained for. In “Passion Play,” a cynical lawyer has a chance to save a life. The central character in “Almost a Wolf” does quiet battle with a rural pastor who’s made a critical mistake. In “Citizens,” two runaway children escape a violent home and live happily in an abandoned camper until the real world intervenes. In “Irises,” a woman in crisis learns her mother’s deepest secret, and in “Burn,” a family of five vacations in a wild landscape that foreshadows their collapse. Set primarily in rural east Tennessee, the stories in Posing Nude for the Saints portray men and women whose souls are all exposed, and for whom redemption is yet possible. ELIZABETH GENOVISE is a graduate of the MFA program at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is the author of two collections of short stories, A Different Harbor and Where There Are Two or More, as well as a chapbook, The Stone Pear. Her fiction has appeared in the O. Henry Prize anthology of 2016 and in dozens of literary journals. Currently she teaches creative writing, literature, and composition, and also works as a private writing coach for aspiring authors. 978-1-68003-180-5 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-181-2 ebook 51/2x81/2. 128 pp. Fiction. Short Stories. March
Widower and former pastor, Rex Wells is struggling with Parkinson's disease when his twenty-sevenyear-old daughter, Wendy, lands the starring role in an action movie. He makes the arduous journey from Nashville to the Hollywood premiere but finds the aptly titled Overkill almost as disagreeable as her filmmaker boyfriend—a millionaire twice her age and, for better or worse, the father of Rex's newborn grandson. Even as Overkill makes Wendy a star, a scandal from her past ignites a paparazzi feeding frenzy, and Rex finds himself contending with an anonymous internet troll whose disturbingly personal attacks force Rex to confront a past scandal of his own—the adulterous affair that cost him his ministry. When Wendy enlists him in a morally dubious publicity scheme, he has to decide how far he's willing to go to protect her career. Born and raised in Atlanta, C.E. SMITH studied English at Stanford University and went to medical school at Vanderbilt University. In 2013, he won Shakespeare & Company bookstore's international Paris Literary Prize for his novella, Body Electric. His novel, Brother's Keeper, was published in 2015 by Atlantic Books in the UK. He lives with his wife and children in Nashville, Tennessee, where he works as a radiologist. 978-1-68003-182-9 paper $16.95 978-1-68003-183-6 ebook 51/2x81/2. 88 pp. Fiction. March
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[Gabe] Gary Soto
Thirteen-year-old Gabe Mendoza is headed to the public library when he hears a voice call, “Son.” Gabe sizes up an approaching vagrant. “It’s me, your dad.”Dad? Couldn’t be. This man looks homeless—is homeless. He’s hauling a suitcase with everything he possesses—nothing. To Gabe, the figure doesn’t look right. He’s wearing a sweatshirt on a hot summer afternoon. His neck is filthy, his teeth rotten in an unsmiling mouth. Gabe’s father had abandoned him and his mother five years earlier. As the story unfolds, Gabe wrestles with confusion. Should he give his father a second chance—the father who is now destitute, possibly ill, pathetic, and an alcoholic? Life has never been easy for Gabe on the streets of Fresno. He’s always escaping trouble, especially from Frankie Torres, who practices his gangbanging tactics on Gabe. The novella is quick as anger, but Gabe isn’t angry. There’s tenderness in his troubled heart. It is meant to be read more than once—each reading will reveal more about his mother, playground life, forgiveness, and the healing nature of dog that comes into his life. . . . The afternoon was hot, maddening hot. He stopped under a tree and spied the temperature on the corner bank building: 104. Through the wavering heat, he eyed a figure in a 49ers sweatshirt. Dang, Gabe thought. What’s wrong with this guy? A sweatshirt in this heat? “Son,” the figure beckoned to him. Son? Gabe wondered. Was this homeless man looking for a handout? “It’s me, your dad.” The figure in dirty clothes was pulling a large suitcase on wheels. The man did his best to hoist a smile. The vagrant did resemble his dad, whom Gabe hadn’t seen in four years. His dad had driven away in the family’s best car, with his clothes and the household computer in the backseat. He had also loaded the car with cases of soda and bottledwater, as if he were thirsty for a life other than the one he had with them. . . ” He’s homeless,” Gabe whispered to himself. Everything he owned was stuﬀed in that suitcase on wheels, which he hauled like a donkey pulling a cart. GARY SOTO is the author of thirty books for children, young adults, and adults. He is also the author of Sudden Loss of Dignity, The Spark and Fire of It and F. Pérez Lopez’s El Mexicano, titles available from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Born and raised in Fresno, he now lives in Berkeley, California.
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R.F. McEwen 978-1-62288-186-4 paper $16.00
The Birds, Their Carols Raise
Gary Brice 978-1-62288-162-8 paper $14.00
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Keeping Up with PJ
The Ride Nancy Cathers Demme
PJ Purdee is a 14-year-old boy with a restless disposition and a curiosity and intelligence beyond his years. As a barefoot runner, he is likely to show up almost anywhere along the sandy roads that reach out from the cotton farms of the prairie into the impenetrable thicket grown up in the miles of Cutover where a virgin longleaf pine forest once stood. In the summer of 1950, PJ is finally old enough to do a man’s work, not only among the truck farms and cotton fields of the Prairie, but also in the cotton gin. While the boy gains acceptance and appreciation, his mother Belle is in a far different place in her life. She is on the verge of making a decision that will change her sons’ future forever.
In her captivating style, Nancy Demme weaves a tale of what it means to be human and growing up in deep Texas. Diego Ramirez, 15, anonymous, obsessed by fire, flees his home in 1952 El Paso after setting fire to the barn where his abusive stepfather is working. Believing he has killed the man, Diego steals his mother’s life savings and hitchhikes through Texas, accepting rides from anyone who offers, a bigoted truck driver, a woman who only gives rides to children of crippled spirit, a salesman who feeds Diego’s dreams of success, and a lonely widow, who takes him in only to have to let him go. Through loss and love, redemption finds a way to help Diego unravel his crime and the crimes against him.
DON FLOURNOY earned a BA degree from the Meadows College of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, and later completed advanced degrees at the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of London, England. He is the author of multiple scholarly and professional books and hundreds of professional papers and articles, focusing largely on global telecommunications and media.
NANCY CATHERS DEMME has been a Children’s Librarian for 25 years. She has facilitated the Twin Rivers Writers’ Group for 27 years. Her short stories have appeared in Confrontations, The Kelsey Review, US 1, and the Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. She is an active member of the Garden State Storyteller’s League
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Sundown Explains Nothing
That Peculiar Affirmative Jonathan Farmer
New and Selected Poems Jim Barnes
In his new and selected, Jim Barnes crafts bliss from the urgent and allusive with an enigmatic voice that is often mysterious. A CHOCTAW CHIEF HELPS PLAN A FESTIVAL IN MEMORY OF PUSHMATAHA’S BIRTHDAY We know he liked chock beer and watermelon and raced sleek ponies in the dead of night. We’ll give him that. We’ll have to open up the valley to whites and those Chickasaws, or it’s sure no go. But we’ll keep it pure. . . A lot depends on image. Use your masks. Don’t wear boots. Speak the language if you can. . . JIM BARNES received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Distinguished Professor of English at Brigham Young University. He has published over 500 poems and translations in more than 100 journals, including The Chicago Review, The American Scholar, Prairie Schooner and Georgia Review. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and near Atoka, Oklahoma. 978-1-62288-569-5 paper $18.00 6x9. 154 pp. Poetry. April
Poems are social. They reach out, however crookedly, to another person, however imperfectly imagined. And sometimes they not only embody but enact those things that we might value in the other parts of our social lives—kindness, for example, or joy—as well as the complications those values entail. Looking closely at poems from Lucille Clifton, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, Spencer Reece, Robert Pinsky, Claudia Rankine, Jericho Brown, Patricia Lockwood, Ross Gay, Paisley Rekdal, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, and many others, That Peculiar Affirmative tries to understand what it means for a poem to be humble or humorous, decorous or confident, and what that tells us not only about poems, but also about the larger world of social virtues, personal vulnerabilities, and political problems that define so much of our time together and apart. JONATHAN FARMER is the editor in chief and poetry editor of At Length, and he has frequently written about poetry for Slate.com, The Kenyon Review, and Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches middle and high school English, and he lives in Durham, NC. 978-1-62288-472-8 paper $20.00 6x9. 144 pp. Literary Criticism. May
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Still Life with Children
Athena Kashyap’s newest collection, Sita’s Choice, explores issues relating to women, especially in India. Taking off from Sita, the main female character in the Ramayana, explores her decision to leave her husband, Ram, and return to her mother, Earth. These mythical and magical poems examine the duality of nature, the sacrifices women make daily, and the deeper societal ills such as female foeticide, dowry deaths, violence against women, and the role of the media, “Ravan’s hundred thousand eyes,” in perpetuating this violence. The book also explores motherhood through poems that look at the mother-child bond, “the formless, uncharted shape of love,” as well as the pain of childbirth, “It rises—multi-hued, magnificent.” ATHENA KASHYAP is a poet and has a MFA and MA from San Francisco State University and University of California at Davis. Her poetry has appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Quiddity, Sanskriti, The Fourth River among other journals, and has also been widely anthologized in the U.S. and U.K. 978-1-62288-905-1 paper $18.00 51/2x81/2. 80 pp. Poetry. January
Cyrus Cassells’ vibrant translations grow on the page as though the essence of Francesc Parcerisas’ work has also moved forward in a Janus-like fashion. These translations are not simply the same poems in a different language; Cassells has crafted new poetry. The gentle and delicate rhythms of Parcerisas have been contracted into shorter lines that explore sharper cadences whilst Cassells carefully maintains a sensitive continuity in the opening feet. This is poetry for the ear first and the page second, Cassells has stronger consonants at his disposal, a resource that he skilfully exploits. The ultimate product of his labours is a short collection of poetry that reads and feels like a work of English Literature, a sensation that is perhaps the highest compliment one may bestow upon a Literary Translation. CYRUS CASSELLS, a graduate of Stanford University, has worked as a translator, film critic, and actor. He has been a recipient of the Peter I.B. Lavan Younger Poet Award of the Academy of American Poets and a LannanLiterary Award. Presently he lives in Austin, Texas, and teaches at Texas State University-San Marcos. 978-1-62288-543-5 paper $20.00 6x9. 150 pp. Poetry. April
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Red Dirt Memories
Lives Well Lived Jim Towns
Single Adults: Lives Well Lived celebrates the wisdom and wit of single adults who are living their lives to the fullest. Sometimes humorous, sometimes contemplative, this marvelous collection of ten authors share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful lives as single adults. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you. Through tears and personal adjustments, each single life well lived in this collection has produced the peace and abundance so deeply reflected in these personal stories that are sure to expand your perspective, illuminate your spirit, and deepen your love for those around you.
Red Dirt Memories is a tribute to a way of life that has almost disappeared as quickly as it began, taking you beyond pastures dotted with herds of cattle, past the hatchery, the feed mill, and then to the foot of Swift Hill, where a red dirt road winds down then up again for two miles. Then as now, a car raises a cloud of red dust to signal a visitor, where only a clearing is left of the pine shack it once held, with the smokehouse and the outhouse beyond long decayed and torn down. Wild honeysuckle has taken over the chimney remnants, and all the ghosts simply wait for the right moment to conjure their old memories in this timeless collection that reminds us of our similarities, rather than the differences that divide us.
JIM TOWNS is a Regents Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, his first and only professional position, which covers nearly six decades. He is the author of several books, including The Legacy of W.A. Criswell and Reverse Mentoring published by SFA Press. In addition to teaching, Dr. Towns serves as a renown authority on single adults, communication workshops, and navigating through the grief process.
JERRY PERMENTER is a native of East Texas and spent his early years in the small community of Swift, in Nacogdoches County. A health care advocate for the majority of his life, he founded the East Texas AIDS Project in 1989, and in 2016, he founded the first Health Equity Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Permenter lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Antonio, Texas.
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