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The first comprehensive view of a Texas master . . .

Texas Made Modern The Art of Everett Spruce

Shirley Reece-Hughes Everett Spruce came to Texas from his Arkansas home in 1925 to study at the Dallas Art Institute. Over the next seven decades, he became one of the most important painters and teachers in the region. One of the “Dallas Nine,” a group of influential Texas Regionalists that included Jerry Bywaters, Otis Dozier, William Lester, and others, Spruce was among the artists who lobbied the Texas Centennial Commission for a greater role in the Centennial Exposition of 1936. These efforts, though unsuccessful, nevertheless led to greater recognition and influence for Texas art and artists. Spruce was assistant director and taught art at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts until 1940 when he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. He painted and taught at the university for the next 38 years, guiding and shaping the next generation of Texas artists, including Roger Winter, William Hoey, and others. Spruce died in 2002 at the age of 94. Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce traces Spruce’s artistic evolution from his early experimental work of the 1920s through the mysterious, surrealist-imbued landscapes of the 1930s. The work addresses his boldly expressionistic imagery of the 1940s and his abstract expressionist–inspired paintings of the mid-twentieth century. Departing from previous accounts of Spruce, which label him a prototypical regionalist, this study reveals the nuanced meanings behind the artist’s shifting approaches to Texas subject matter and resituates his artwork within the broader narrative of American art. Number Twenty-two: Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series

SHIRLEY REECE-HUGHES is the curator of paintings and sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. She has written and contributed to numerous publications and catalogs including Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas.

978-1-62349-888-7 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-889-4 ebook 9x10. 224 pp. 131 color photos. Bib. Index. Art. Texana Gift Books. Biography. June

RELATED INTEREST Jerry Bywaters, Interpreter of the Southwest Edited by Sam DeShong Ratcliffe Introduction by William H. Gerdts 978-1-58544-591-2 cloth $30.00 The Texas Post Office Murals Art for the People Philip Parisi

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A lifetime of art, created from the tension between opposing forces . . .

The Art of Roger Winter Fire and Ice

Susie Kalil

THE ART OF ROGER WINTER

Roger Winter has always been preoccupied with “recording reality in all its strangeness,” in the words of biographer and art historian Susie Kalil. His works partake of wide-ranging influences: childhood memories of gospel hymns blaring from a loudspeaker atop the “Holy Roller” church near his home; strange totems composed of crows, foxes, angels, and old family photographs; rusted cars resting among chest-high weeds; faces reflected in the windows of a New York City bus. According to his siblings, he has been an artist since he was “pre-verbal,” and in a career spanning eight decades, he has continually reinvented himself, breaching the boundaries of one stylistic convention after another—never content to allow the expression of his vision to be constrained to a single vocabulary. In this definitive retrospective of Winter’s life and art, Kalil explores not only the myriad influences of the artist and his dizzying stylistic journey but also allows Winter’s work to pose important questions: Why do some people become artists and others don’t? What gives artists their unique modes of perception and expression? Where is the line of separation between what is seen and what is represented? Between the maker and what is made? The Art of Roger Winter: Fire and Ice offers an in-depth portrait of one of today’s most important American painters. Critics, collectors, scholars, students, and art lovers will glean deep insights from this study in contrasts.  Number Twenty-two: Sara and John Lindsey Series in the Arts and Humanities

SUSIE KALIL is the author of Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary—Paintings and Works on Paper and The Color of Being/El Color del Ser: Dorothy Hood, 1918–2000. She is a former Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she also resides.

FIRE AND ICE SUSIE KALIL

978-1-62349-863-4 cloth $50.00 978-1-62349-864-1 ebook 10x11. 372 pp. 212 color, 44 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Art. Biography. Gift Books. May

RELATED INTEREST Alexandre Hogue An American Visionary—Paintings and Works on Paper Susie Kalil 978-1-60344-214-5 cloth $35.00 978-1-60344-665-5 ebook The Color of Being/El Color del Ser Dorothy Hood, 1918–2000 Susie Kalil 978-1-62349-419-3 cloth $45.00 978-1-62349-420-9 ebook


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From her new home in the Texas Panhandle, a young Georgia O’Keeffe surveys a nation on the brink of war . . .

AMY VON LINTEL

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Wartime Texas Letters Amy Von Lintel

In 1912, at age 24, Georgia O’Keeffe boarded a train in Virginia and headed west, to the prairies of the Texas Panhandle, to take a position as art teacher for the newly organized Amarillo Public Schools. Subsequently she would join the faculty at what was then West Texas State Normal College (now West Texas A&M University). Already a thoroughly independent-minded woman, she maintained an active correspondence with back east during the years she lived in Texas. Amy Von Lintel brings to readers the collected O’Keeffe correspondence and added commentary and analysis, shining fresh light on a period of the artist’s life she characterizes as “some of the least appreciated in the vast O’Keeffe scholarship,” but also as “a time when she discovered her own voice as a young, successful, and independent woman . . . a dedicated faculty member at a brand-new college . . . a vibrant social butterfly . . . a progressive woman who spoke her mind and fought for her beliefs to be heard.” Although selected paintings by O’Keeffe that support the narrative are featured, this work focuses on O’Keeffe’s words. By doing so, Von Lintel aims to allow the artist’s voice to “emerge as a powerful witness of her own life, but also of western America in a pivotal moment of its development.” The result is an important new examination of one of our most beloved artists during a time when she was in the process of discovering her future identity.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Wartime Texas Letters 978-1-62349-849-8 cloth $28.00 978-1-62349-850-4 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. 19 art. Bib. Index. Biography. Art. Women’s Studies. March

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American Wests, sponsored by West Texas A&M University

AMY VON LINTEL is the Doris Alexander Endowed Professor of Fine Arts at West Texas A&M University. She is the author of Georgia O’Keeffe: Watercolors and coauthor of Robert Smithson in Texas. She resides in Amarillo, Texas.

The Art of the Woman The Life and Work of Elisabet Ney Emily Fourmy Cutrer 978-1-62349-424-7 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-425-4 ebook


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Hero or villain?

Demagogue for President The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump Jennifer Mercieca

Historic levels of polarization, a disaffected and frustrated electorate, and widespread distrust of government, the news media, and traditional political leadership set the stage in 2016 for an unexpected, unlikely, and unprecedented presidential contest. Donald Trump’s campaign speeches and other rhetoric seemed on the surface to be simplistic, repetitive, and disorganized to many. As Demagogue for President shows, Trump’s campaign strategy was anything but simple. Political communication expert Jennifer Mercieca shows how the Trump campaign expertly used the common rhetorical techniques of a demagogue, a word with two contradictory definitions—“a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power” or “a leader championing the cause of the common people in ancient times” (Merriam-Webster, 2019). These strategies, in conjunction with post-rhetorical public relations techniques, were meant to appeal to a segment of an already distrustful electorate. It was an effective tactic. Mercieca analyzes rhetorical strategies such as argument ad hominem, argument ad baculum, argument ad populum, reification, paralipsis, and more to reveal a campaign that was morally repugnant to some but to others a brilliant appeal to American exceptionalism. By all accounts, it fundamentally changed the discourse of the American public sphere. JENNIFER MERCIECA is associate professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Founding Fictions and coeditor of The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency. She frequently appears as an expert commentator and consultant for national and international media outlets.

Demagogue for President

The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump  

978-1-62349-906-8 cloth $28.00 978-1-62349-907-5 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. Glossary. Index. Presidential Rhetoric. Political Science. American History. June

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A new novel by a Texas literary legend—and outlaw . . .

Hollywood Mad Dogs A Novel

Edwin “Bud” Shrake Foreword by Steven L. Davis Afterword by Alan and Ben Shrake Before his death in 2009, legendary Texas author Edwin “Bud” Shrake completed a final novel based on his real-life adventures as a Hollywood screenwriter in the 1970s and ’80s. In this new book, we meet screenwriter Richard Swift, who has been lured away from his cushy job at Sports Illustrated to write a movie for Jack Roach, a matinee idol famous for his electric blue eyes, dimpled chin, and a swagger that makes women swoon. As Swift and his new movie star buddy hurtle through days and nights of Hollywood madness, Shrake’s crystalline prose purrs like a Lamborghini speeding along the Pacific Coast Highway. There are spies and fake houses, mountains of drugs, weird sex, crimes, and bizarre feuds. In Hollywood Mad Dogs, Shrake deftly satirizes a world where a screenwriter is supplied with a bag of cocaine and given a week to write a script, a star demands that a pet cat be his sidekick on the trail, and two competing box office titans square off on a golf course, “each of them armed with a putter.”  This rollicking new novel, discovered among Shrake’s literary papers at the Wittliff Collections, provides a hilarious and insightful look at the Hollywood meat grinder. It is a story only Bud Shrake could tell, and it is a worthy addition to the author’s celebrated career, which includes some of the most highly praised novels written by a Texan.

Hollywood mad dogs A NOVEL

EDWIN “BUD” SHRAKE 978-1-62349-882-5 paper $23.00 978-1-62349-883-2 ebook 6x9. 192 pp. Literary Novel. Popular Culture. Texana. May

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Wittliff Collections Literary Series

EDWIN “BUD” SHRAKE (1931–2009), dubbed “lion of Texas letters” by the Austin American-Statesman, was a member of the Texas Film Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Texas Institute of Letters. He was a founding member of Mad Dog, Inc., a notoriously unruly and irreverent gathering of writers. A screenwriter with credits including Tom Horn (Steve McQueen), Kid Blue (Dennis Hopper), and Songwriter (Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson), Shrake was also the author of Blessed McGill and Strange Peaches.

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Chronicling a life guided by boundless curiosity and a thirst for adventure . . .

In Search of Tom Slick Explorer and Visionary

Catherine Nixon Cooke The major guiding principle in the life of Tom Slick was a relentless search for adventure and exploration of the unknown, sparked by his immense curiosity about everything and his willingness to embrace and investigate new ideas. He was a largerthan-life Texas oilman, entrepreneur, and explorer. He climbed mountains in the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. He developed new breeds of cattle. He discovered major oil fields. He founded several research institutes in San Antonio, including the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Southwest Research Institute, and the Mind Science Foundation. He even wrote and published on the topic of world peace in the 1950s; the Tom Slick World Peace Lectures at the University of Texas’ LBJ Library and the endowed Tom Slick Professorship of World Peace were established after his death in 1962. In this revised and expanded edition of her previously published biography, Catherine Nixon Cooke, niece of Tom Slick, has mined personal letters, family papers, archives of the institutes founded by her uncle, and other resources to expand what we know of this enigmatic, energetic adventurer. In addition to relating his better-known exploits and pursuits, Cooke delves for the first time into Slick’s shadowy connections with the world of international espionage, including clues that Slick may have been involved in certain operations and interests of the OSS and its successor organization, the CIA. Illustrated throughout with rare historic photographs, In Search of Tom Slick: Explorer and Visionary will introduce a new readership to this influential yet little known figure in modern history. CATHERINE NIXON COOKE is the former CEO of The Mountain Institute, where she worked in the mountains of Nepal. She is also former editor in chief of Coronet Magazine and the author of The Thistle and the Rose: Romance, Railroads, and Big Oil in Revolutionary Mexico; Juan O’Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations; Texas A&M University–San Antonio: The Jaguar Journey; and other books. A Fellow and Medalist of the Explorers Club, she lives in San Antonio, Texas.

978-1-62349-871-9 cloth $29.00 978-1-62349-872-6 ebook 6x9. 208 pp. 75 b&w photos. 3 appendixes. Bib. Index. Biography. Texas Urban History. Texana. May

RELATED INTEREST “King of the Wildcatters” The Life and Times of Tom Slick, 1883–1930 Ray Miles 978-1-58544-399-4 paper $19.95

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“If you can’t make it good, make it big. If you can’t make it big, make it red.”

Daddy-O’s Book of Big-Ass Art

Bob “Daddy-O” Wade With W. K. (Kip)Stratton Foreword by Kinky Friedman

With W. K. (Kip) Stratton Foreword by Kinky Friedman

Recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and with works exhibited at the prestigious Biennale de Paris, New York’s Whitney Museum, the de Menil Collection in Houston, and other venues, Bob “Daddy-O” Wade has been “keeping it weird” since 1961 when he arrived in Austin with his ’51 custom Ford hot rod and his slicked-back hair. Primed to study art at the University of Texas, Wade’s coif and dragster earned him his trademark moniker, and the abstract, welded sculptures he fashioned from automobile bumpers in his frat house basement laid the foundations for the distinctive, larger-than-life art pieces that would eventually make him famous. Daddy-O is the creator of the forty-foot iguana that perched atop the Lone Star Café in New York City, the immense cowboy boots (entered in the Guinness Book of World Records) outside San Antonio’s North Star Mall, and Dinosaur Bob, who graces the roof of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas. He is widely recognized as one of the progenitors of the “Cosmic Cowboy Culture” that emerged in Texas during the 1970s. Daddy-O’s Book of Big-Ass Art features images of more than a hundred of Wade’s most famous pieces, complete with the wild tales that lie behind the art, told in brief essays by both Wade and more than forty noted artists and writers familiar with Wade’s work. BOB “DADDY-O” WADE has spent the last five decades making outsized—and often, outlandish—art inspired by the grandiosity and unconventionality of his home state. He is also the coauthor of Daddy-O: Iguana Heads and Texas Tales and other books. He lives and works in Austin. W. K. (KIP) STRATTON is the author of Backyard Brawl: Inside the Blood Feud between Texas and Texas A&M; Chasing the Rodeo: On Wild Rides and Big Dreams, Broken Hearts and Broken Bones, and One Man’s Search for the West; and most recently, The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film. He lives in Austin.

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Up close and personal with one of the world’s all-time greatest musicians

Seeing Stevie Ray

Text and Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart Forewords by Eric Tessmer, David Grissom, and Nalle Colt

Seeing Stevie Ray TRACY ANNE HART

Forewords by Eric Tessmer, David Grissom & Nalle Colt

It may be difficult to say anything about Stevie Ray Vaughan that hasn’t already been said. The skinny kid from Oak Cliff on the south side of Dallas who followed his older brother Jimmie in and out of local blues clubs and eventually to Austin would go on to establish himself as the finest guitar player of his generation and perhaps the best of all time. Vaughan was truly a conduit for the symphony of the universe. The music that flowed through him endeared him to hordes of fans and won him near-divine status among guitarists. Vaughan continues to inspire and enthrall even decades after his passing. What others have attempted to portray in prose, photographer Tracy Anne Hart has expressed in imagery. From 1983 until just before his death in 1990, Hart captured Vaughan as he summoned magic with his passion, his technique, his intensity, and his love and respect for the music. The result is a deeply felt visual portrait of Stevie Ray Vaughan that tells us almost as much about the photographer behind the camera as it does about the musician in front. Through Hart’s eyes and mind, readers will experience his genius in an entirely new way. Hart also provides a glimpse at Vaughan’s legacy, offering evidence of some of the next generation of guitarists who consider Vaughan a principal influence. The sum of her efforts comprises a work that offers a visual feast for guitar enthusiasts and music fans in Texas and beyond. Enjoy the photographs and remember to listen to Stevie’s music as often and as loudly as possible! John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University

TRACY ANNE HART, a professional photographer since 1981, is the owner of The Heights Gallery (www.theheightsgallery.com). Her photographs of music legends have been exhibited in galleries and are in private collections from Texas to Australia. Her work has graced album and DVD covers, billboards, international magazines, and other media.

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Recollections of a golden era in Aggie athletics . . .

Return to Junction

Smokey and the Bear and Other Aggie Football Stories Gary Rollins

In 1954, a wide-eyed youngster named Gareld Rollins arrived on the campus of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas as a freshman, slated to work as a student manager for the football team. The head coach, who had just arrived at A&M the previous February, was Paul “Bear” Bryant, who was already in the process of becoming a sports legend. Bryant had brought with him Charles “Smokey” Harper as head athletic trainer, who not only taped ankles and administered first aid to injured players but was also Bryant’s most trusted advisor on the topic of his players’ ability, potential, and, above all, their grit. In Return to Junction: Smokey and the Bear and Other Aggie Football Stories, Rollins tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the Bryant era in Texas A&M football, a time that began amid “the goat-head stickers and dust” of a practice field in Junction, Texas, and ended with the shocking news that Bryant intended to “go home to Mama,” taking the head coaching job at the University of Alabama. In fact, as Rollins relates, he had the job—as both a trusted athletic trainer and the student editor of the Texas A&M campus newspaper, the Battalion—of secretly helping Coach Bryant draft the news release that would officially announce his departure from A&M. Featuring interviews and recollections from many of those who lived that time along with him, Rollins gives readers a firsthand view of what has come to be seen as a golden time in Texas A&M football. Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. ’74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar ’74 & Nancy Paup

GARELD “GARY” ROLLINS ’58 is retired from a long and productive career in journalism, broadcasting, and advertising. Most recently, he served as manager of advertising and special projects for Baylor College of Medicine, and he was previously vice president and general manager of the Texas A&M Sports Network. His list of former employers includes the American Football Coaches Association, Dr Pepper/SevenUp Companies, Inc., the Houston Astros radio and television networks, and McCann-Erickson Worldwide. He lives in Houston.

978-1-62349-865-8 cloth $24.95 978-1-62349-866-5 ebook 6x9. 176 pp. 44 b&w photos. Index. Sports. Memoir. Texana. July

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From country boy to conservationist . . .

My Stories, All True

J. David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur and Conservationist

My Stories, All True

Pamela A. LeBlanc

J. David Bamberger has been profiled in the New York Times and the New Yorker, interviewed on NPR, and featured in a National Geographic video. He and his Texas Hill Country ranch have been the subject of many articles and two books published by Texas A&M University Press. In My Stories, All True, Bamberger, now in his nineties, tells the story of his life as an entrepreneur and conservationist in his own way. He recounts to journalist and friend Pamela LeBlanc how he made a living as a vacuum cleaner salesman, struck it rich as a partner in a wildly successful chain of fried chicken restaurants, and bought, then brought back to life, the “sorriest piece of land” in Blanco County, Texas—the rural oasis he calls Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. For more than a year, Bamberger and LeBlanc roamed the preserve—five thousand acres nursed back to environmental health with money earned from the sale of Church’s Chicken—as Bamberger reminisced about losing his father in a steel factory accident; gathering mushrooms to sell to neighbors when he was a kid; making a living as a door-to-door salesman; running a multimillion-dollar restaurant business; rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sam Walton, Jane Goodall, and Lady Bird Johnson; and, finally, turning to his land for the work that has earned national acclaim. With a storyteller’s flair and insightful commentary from LeBlanc, Bamberger shares the tales of a remarkable life—as a resourceful country boy, a savvy entrepreneur, and a consummate conservationist whose vision has set the standard for the restoration of nature on private lands worldwide. PAMELA A. LeBLANC is an Austin-based freelance writer who specializes in outdoor adventure, fitness, and travel. A recipient of two Barbara Jordan Media Awards for articles about athletes with disabilities, her work has appeared in local, regional, and national publications including Texas Monthly, Houston Chronicle, Real Simple, and others. She also has a weekly fitness column, Fit City, in the Austin-American Statesman.

J. David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur & Conservationist PAMELA L E BLANC

978-1-62349-884-9 cloth $28.00 978-1-62349-885-6 ebook 6x9. 228 pp. 54 color, 3 b&w photos. Index. Memoir. Conservation. Business Practices. May

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“Do not wear pantsuits if your figure exceeds size 14.” —memo from the mayor of Houston to female city employees, 1973

Nikki R. Van Hightower

That Woman

The Making of a Texas Feminist

Nikki R. Van Hightower Foreword by Nancy Baker Jones When Nikki R. Van Hightower stepped into the position of Women’s Advocate for the City of Houston in 1976, she quickly discovered that she had very little real power. And when the allmale city council cut her salary to $1 a year after she spoke at a women’s rights rally, she gained full appreciation for just what she was up against. Nonetheless, before the job was abolished altogether two years later, Van Hightower went on to help orchestrate the enormously successful 1975 US National Women’s Conference in Houston as part of the International Woman’s Year, to help found the Houston Area Women’s Center and establish its rape crisis and shelter programs, and to host a radio show where she publicly discussed issues of gender, race, and human rights. This eye-opening memoir offers a window into the world of Texas history and politics in the 1970s, where sexual harassment was not considered discrimination, where women’s shelters did not exist, where no women were elected to city government, where women in the parks department were prohibited from working outdoors, and where women paid to use airport toilets while men did not. That world that may seem distant and slightly unreal today, so all the more reason to read Van Hightower’s journey as a feminist. Her story will remind us that while much has been achieved in gender relations and women’s rights, there is much that remains to be done. Women in Texas History Series, sponsored by the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation

NIKKI R. VAN HIGHTOWER is a founder and former executive director of the Houston Area Women’s Center. She has taught at the University of Houston, Lee College, and the Texas A&M University School of Rural Public Health. Van Hightower retired as senior lecturer in political science at Texas A&M University, where she helped establish the women’s studies program. She lives in College Station, Texas.

That Woman

THE MAKING OF A TEXAS FEMINIST

978-1-62349-880-1 cloth $25.00 978-1-62349-881-8 ebook 6x9. 176 pp. 33 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Memoir. Women’s Studies. Texas Women’s History. April

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Citizens at Last The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas Edited by Ruthe Winegarten and Judith N. McArthur 978-1-62349-365-3 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-368-4 ebook


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A life on the frontlines of modern climate science . . .

The Rise of Climate Science A Memoir

Gerald R. North In a career spanning four decades, Gerald R. North contributed groundbreaking research that continues to shape the modern field of climate science. However, the route he has taken was full of surprising twists and turns that included hate mail, eavesdropping by the KGB, and sometimes acrimonious debate with climatechange deniers. North’s significant contributions to the field include his innovative “toy model” analysis of climate change based on ingeniously simplified models and his lead proposal for and successful approval of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. Launched in 1997, the TRMM’s purpose was to collect data on the global climate system. The TRMM operated successfully for 17 years before it was deactivated in 2015. In The Rise of Climate Science, North recounts in detail his life in the vanguard of modern climate science. He offers an insider look at the academic research and government initiatives around global warming and what that means for the planet. He includes stories of conversations with top Soviet climate scientists at the height of the Cold War in the late 1970s—complete with clandestine electronic surveillance. He also describes the experience of testifying before Congress and engaging in public exchanges with those who doubted the reality of the phenomenon his research field described. Climatology today has advanced into a mature phase. This book is an important contribution to understanding its development in the twentieth century and adds a distinctly human face and sensibility to the ongoing societal conversation around climate change and its implications for our future. Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

GERALD R. NORTH is distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University. He has published more than 150 articles and authored or coauthored several books, including An Introduction to Atmosphere Thermodynamics; Paleoclimatology; Impact of Global Warming on Texas; and Energy Balance Climate Models. He resides in College Station, Texas.

978-1-62349-867-2 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-868-9 ebook 6x9. 336 pp. 57 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Memoir. Geography. Weather. Environmental History. May

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George P. Mitchell Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet Loren C. Steff y 978-1-62349-803-0 cloth $30.00 978-1-62349-804-7 ebook


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New Texas A&M University Press Edition “Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that.”

Sea Change

A Message of the Oceans Sylvia A. Earle

In 1952, at age sixteen, Sylvia Earle—then a budding marine biologist—borrowed a friend’s copper diving helmet, compressor, and pump and slipped below the waters of a Florida river. It was her first underwater dive. Since then, Earle has descended to more than 3,000 feet in a submersible and, despite beginning at a time when few women were taken seriously as marine scientists, has led or participated in expeditions totaling more than 7,000 hours underwater, and counting. Equal parts memoir, adventure tale, and call to action, Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans has become a classic of environmental literature, at once the gripping adventure story of Earle’s three decades of undersea exploration, an insider’s introduction to the dynamic field of marine biology, and an urgent plea for the preservation of the world’s fragile and rapidly deteriorating ocean ecosystems. Featuring a gallery of color photographs and a new preface by Earle, this new edition of Sea Change arrives at a uniquely pivotal time when its message is needed more than ever before. She writes, “I want to share the exhilaration of discovery, and convey a sense of urgency about the need for all of us to use whatever talents and resources we have to continue to explore and understand the nature of this extraordinary ocean planet.” Her message is clear: how we treat the oceans now will determine the future health of the planet—and our species.  Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

SYLVIA A. EARLE, former chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a renowned marine biologist and the current chair of the advisory council of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. She has been a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence since 1998 and is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including being named a Library of Congress Living Legend, a United Nations Champion of the Earth, and Time magazine’s first Hero for the Planet. Earle is the author of more than a dozen books, including Blue Hope: Exploring and Caring for Earth’s Magnificent Ocean, and was the subject of the 2014 documentary film Mission Blue.

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Fire and Fauna Tales of a Life Untamed Joan E. Berish 978-1-62349-831-3 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-832-0 ebook


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The Regional Collection from The Natural History of the Edwards Plateau The Texas Hill Country

Brian R. Chapman and Eric G. Bolen Foreword by Margie Crisp

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE EDWARDS PLATEAU

THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

The roughly 24 million acres of that make up the Edwards Plateau, commonly known as the Texas Hill Country, are characterized by rolling highlands, picturesque river canyons, and beautiful springtime wildflowers. Located in the heart of Texas, this region is home to hundreds of natural springs, thousands of limestone caves, and the famous Devil’s Sinkhole. Encompassing grasslands, savannas, and woodlands, the Edwards Plateau is a unique and diverse ecological haven. Beginning with the stories of how biologists and naturalists have defined the ecological areas of the great state of Texas over time, The Natural History of the Edwards Plateau explores the formation of the region more than a billion years ago, its diverse ecosystems, and the conservation efforts to keep those ecosystems intact and thriving. With detailed descriptions and vivid pictures of the flora, fauna, and geologic features that make this area so unique, the authors also explore the ways in which people have interacted with the ecosystems over time, from natural spring water used by San Antonio’s Pearl Brewing Company to the use of bats for gunpowder and bombing raids. In their exploration of the natural history, veteran ecologists Brian R. Chapman and Eric G. Bolen remain especially conscious of the conservation and management issues that affect the natural resources of the Edwards Plateau region, revealing their deep connection to the state. Bolstered by a glossary, further reading suggestions, and an appendix of scientific terms, this is an educational and essential guide for all Texans and environmental enthusiasts.

BRIAN R. CHAPMAN retired as a senior research scientist at the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Sciences at Sam Houston State University. He is coauthor, with Eric G. Bolen, of The Natural History of Texas. He resides in Huntsville. ERIC G. BOLEN is a respected wildlife biologist and has edited or coauthored several books on wildlife biology and ecology, including Ecology of North America and Wildlife Ecology and Management. He resides in Wilmington, NC.

Brian r. Chapman and EriC G. BolEn foreword by MARGIE CRISP

978-1-62349-859-7 paper $15.95 978-1-62349-860-3 ebook 81/2x11. 80 pp. 44 color photos. 2 maps. Appendix. Bib. Index. Natural History. Conservation. Heritage Travel. June

Integrative Natural History Series, sponsored by Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, Sam Houston State University The Regional Collection showcases the eleven ecoregions of Texas as presented in Brian R. Chapman and Eric G. Bolen’s award-winning book The Natural History of Texas, now featured as individual volumes.


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The Natural History of Texas The Natural History of the Trans-Pecos

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE TRANS-PECOS

Desert Legends, Rugged Grandeur, and the Big Bend Brian R. Chapman and Eric G. Bolen Foreword by John P. Karges

DESERT LEGENDS, RUGGED GRANDEUR, AND THE BIG BEND

Brian r. Chapman and EriC G. BolEn

The last frontier in Texas, the Trans-Pecos region is an immense and remote series of desert basins in the western-most part of the state. Columns of rock and stony debris dot the landscape, with various peaks, such as the notable El Capitan, rising from a longforgotten sea floor. While the acidic and shallow desert soil only allows for scrubby vegetation in many places, what survives is rugged, colorful, and adaptable. Far from just an arid region, however, the TransPecos is also home to grasslands, wetlands, and even woodlands. Animal life varies considerably, from the Black-tailed Jackrabbit and Desert Cicada to Bighorn Sheep, Black Bears, and Mountain Lions.

foreword by JOHN P. KARGES

978-1-62349-861-0 paper $15.95 978-1-62349-862-7 ebook 81/2x11. 88 pp. 47 color photos. 2 maps. Appendix. Bib. Index. Natural History. Big Bend, Nature. Conservation. June

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Texans on the Brink Threatened and Endangered Animals Edited by Brian R. Chapman and William I. Lutterschmidt 978-1-62349-731-6 hardcover $37.00 978-1-62349-732-3 ebook

Complete with an introduction chronicling the stories of biologists and naturalists who have explored and defined the ecological areas of Texas over time, The Natural History of the Trans-Pecos explores the formation of the region more than 600 million years ago, the adaptability of its ecosystems, and the conservation efforts to keep these wildly diverse environments flourishing. Detailed descriptions, vivid anecdotes, and vibrant pictures of the features that make this region so unique emphasize the rugged grandeur of the TransPecos.


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Field herping for beginners . . .

The Wild Lives of Reptiles and Amphibians A Young Herpetologist’s Guide Michael A. Smith

Whether they’re considered cool or creepy, reptiles and amphibians spark curiosity in most people who come across them. This introductory guide—the book that author Michael A. Smith says he “would have wanted at age thirteen or fourteen”—offers an educational and inspirational starting point to discovering reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats. The Wild Lives of Reptiles and Amphibians introduces readers to the exciting native species they can observe on a family nature trip or a walk through the local park. Smith takes readers through creeks, rivers, and bottomland forests and across woods, deserts, and plains, profiling the herps to be found along the way with vivid photographs and helpful descriptions. Species included focus on the variety of herps found in the field—such as the American bullfrog, the eel-like amphiuma, the western diamond-backed rattlesnake, and the ornate box turtle—instead of the typical zoo species. Along the way, readers learn about the lifecycle of a frog, the secret to slithering, and how a turtle is able to pull its head completely into its shell. Within these stories, readers learn how herps hunt, move, defend themselves, find mates, and adapt to the places in which they live. For readers who are ready to take the next step, tips are given on where and how to find these animals and whether to approach them, pick them up, or admire them from a distance as well as notes on exploring safely and responsibly. Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

MICHAEL A. SMITH is the cofounder of the Dallas–Fort Worth Herpetological Society and often teaches herpetology to local classes of master naturalists. By day, he is a licensed psychological associate and lives in Arlington, Texas.

Wild Lives of Reptiles and Amphibians The

A YOUNG HERPETOLOGIST’S GUIDE Michael A. Smith

978-1-62349-873-3 flexbound $18.95 978-1-62349-874-0 ebook 6x9. 172 pp. 45 color photos. Glossary. Bib. Index. Young Readers. Herpetology. Nature Guides. May

RELATED INTEREST Herping Texas The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians Michael Smith and Clint King 978-1-62349-664-7 flexbound $30.00 978-1-62349-665-4 ebook Secrets of Snakes The Science beyond the Myths David A. Steen 978-1-62349-797-2 flexbound $25.00 978-1-62349-798-9 ebook


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A look at the creative and intellectual components of angling . . .

It’s More Than Fishing

The Art of Texas Trout and Redfish Angling Patrick D. Murray

“The only constant in fishing is that the fish are still trying to avoid being caught as hard today as they were 100 or 1,000 years ago. To improve as anglers, we must be willing to change and evolve.” It’s More Than Fishing is a how-to guide for Texas coastal fishing that addresses a number of key aspects of coastal angling, including the basics of patterning, fishing the Texas surf, choosing lures and baits, and what to keep in mind when hiring a fishing guide. In addition to these how-to elements, It’s More Than Fishing also includes insight and information from marine biologist anglers about coastal and marine conservation. Author Patrick D. Murray has spent more than two decades as a marine conservation professional, and he emphasizes the critical role of recreational anglers in protecting marine resources. Each chapter begins with a handy summary to guide readers through the information, making it easy to jump around. Throughout the book, Murray reminds the reader that angling is part science, but it’s also part art. Similar to yoga, culinary pursuits, and martial arts, angling is an evolving skill that has been in practice for centuries. Successful fishing requires a mixture of knowledge, practice, patience, and skill. Murray believes that if anglers view their pursuit as an art, they will only invest in developing their skills, but their passion for fishing and ocean resources will increase along with their catches. Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

PATRICK D. MURRAY is the National President of the Coastal Conservation Association. He is also the publisher of TIDE magazine, winner of the 2016 Outdoor Publication of the Year by the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He serves on several boards, including as vice chairperson of the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He resides in Houston. 

978-1-62349-815-3 flexbound $22.95 978-1-62349-816-0 ebook 6x9. 128 pp. 46 photos. Index. Fish/Fishing. Conservation. Coastal Texas. June

RELATED INTEREST Fishing, Gone? Saving the Ocean through Sportfishing Sid Dobrin 978-1-62349-758-3 paper with flaps $30.00 978-1-62349-759-0 ebook

Network of Bones Conjuring Key West and the Florida Keys Sean Morey 978-1-62349-737-8 paper with flaps $30.00s 978-1-62349-738-5 ebook


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“The older I get, the less I worry or care about being one of the nuttiest of nutty birders.”

Big Years, Biggest States Birding in Texas and Alaska Lynn E. Barber

BIG YEARS,

BIGGEST STATES Birding in Texas and Alaska

Undertaking a Big Year requires a more extreme version of planning than what is needed to bird in a typical year. In a Big Year a birder is trying to see or hear new birds every day, day after day, throughout the whole year. The first woman to complete a North American Big Year (continental United States and Canada) and identify over 700 species, Lynn E. Barber clocked more than 175,000 miles and ticked off a then record setting 723 species over twelve months in 2008. Yet even as an anomaly—a female birder in the then maledominated world of competitive birding—she took the initiative to reimagine the whole idea of a Big Year in the two biggest states in the country. At home in both Texas and Alaska, Barber offers an inside look into how to plan, execute, and thoroughly enjoy a year of finding the birds that inhabit two of the nation’s most diverse landscapes. The drastic differences between the climate, geography, plant life, and habitat at the far northern and southern edges of the US mainland mean seeing a distinct number of birds in each state that are not found in the other. Yet as states with both coastal and international boundaries, Texas and Alaska provide countless opportunities to see the most seasonally varied, far flying, and specifically adapted birds in the world. As Barber chronicles her travels throughout the Texan and Alaskan landscapes, serious and casual birders alike will appreciate her lively and informative prose and commitment to her distinct approach to the Big Year challenge. Number Sixty-two: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series

LYNN E. BARBER, a former board member of the American Birding Association, is the author of Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year and Birds in Trouble. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

Lynn E. Barber 978-1-62349-857-3 flexbound $30.00 978-1-62349-858-0 ebook 6x9. 316 pp. 104 color photos. 35 art. 4 appendixes. Index. Birding/Ornithology. Nature Travel. Memoir. April

RELATED INTEREST Extreme Birder One Woman’s Big Year Lynn E. Barber 978-1-60344-261-9 flexbound $29.95 978-1-60344-672-3 ebook

Birds in Trouble Lynn E. Barber 978-1-62349-359-2 flexbound $29.95 978-1-62349-360-8 ebook


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Birding on the beaten path . . .

PARKING LOT Parking A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in TexasBIRDING A Fun Guide to Parking Lot Birding Jennifer L. Bristol Foreword by Richard Louv

Texas boasts greater bird diversity than almost any state, with more than six hundred species living in or passing through during spring and fall migrations. Jennifer L. Bristol’s Parking Lot Birding speaks to people who would love to observe a wide variety of birds in easy access locations that don’t require arduous hikes or a degree in ornithology. As she explains, “I have personally trudged down hundreds of miles of trails in Texas, loaded down with gear, searching for birds, only to return to the parking lot to find what I was looking for.” Drawing on her experience as a former park ranger and lifelong nature enthusiast, Bristol explores ninety birding locations that are open to the public and accessible regardless of ability or mobility. Divided by geography, with each of the nine sections centered on a large urban area or defined ecoregion, Parking Lot Birding: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas will take readers to birds in locales from the busy heart of Dallas to the remote Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge in the plains north of Lubbock. Each birding stop includes the name and address of a specific birding location, number of species that have been recorded, and types of birding amenities offered. Locational accounts end with a “Feather Fact” that provides interesting and relevant details about selected birds in a particular region. You never know what you might see when on the beaten path, especially in a state as big and ecologically diverse as Texas. So grab your binoculars and let’s go birding! Number Sixty: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series

JENNIFER L. BRISTOL coordinates the Texas Children in Nature program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The 2018 and 2019 recipient of the Most Valuable Birder Award in the Great Texas Birding Classic, she has contributed articles to Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and other publications. A former park ranger, business owner, and marketing executive, she also serves on the advisory boards for the Texas Wildlife Association and Travis Audubon. She resides in Austin.

Lot Birding

Discovering Birds in Texas

Jennifer L. Bristol Foreword by Richard Louv

978-1-62349-851-1 flexbound $29.95 978-1-62349-852-8 ebook 6x9. 244 pp. 136 color photos. 11 maps. Bib. Index. Birding/Ornithology. Nature Guides. Nature Travel. April

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Book of Texas Birds Gary Clark Photography by Kathy Adams Clark 978-1-62349-431-5 flexbound $39.95 978-1-62349-432-2 ebook


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More than just a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday . . .

Wild Turkeys in Texas Ecology and Management

William P. Kuvlesky Jr., Leonard A. Brennan, Alfonso Ortega-Santos, Damon L. Williford, Jason B. Hardin, Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Landon Fritz, Clayton D. Hilton, Fred C. Bryant, Steve Nelle, Brandon M. Mitchell, and Nova J. Silvy Foreword by James Earl Kennamer The wild turkey is an iconic game bird with a long history of association with humans. Texas boasts the largest wild turkey population in the country. It is the only state where one can find native populations of three of the five subspecies of wild turkeys—the Eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris), the Rio Grande wild turkey (M. g. intermedia), and the Merriam’s wild turkey (M. g. merriami). Bringing together experts on game birds and land management in the state, this is the first book in Texas to synthesize the most current information about ecology and management focused exclusively on these three subspecies. Wild Turkeys in Texas addresses important aspects of wild turkey ecology and management in Texas, but its principles are applicable anywhere Eastern, Rio Grande, or Merriam’s turkeys exist. This book marks the continuation of one of the biggest success stories in the research, restoration, and management of the wild turkey in North America.

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Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Kingsville

WILLIAM P. KUVLESKY JR. is professor and assistant dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Texas A&M University–Kingsville and a research scientist at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI). LEONARD A. BRENNAN is professor and C. C. Winn Endowed Chair for Quail Research at the CKWRI. J. ALFONSO (PONCHO) ORTEGA-S. and DAMON L. WILLIFORD are research scientists at the CKWRI. JASON HARDIN is the Turkey Program Leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. HUMBERTO L. PEROTTO-BALDIVIESO is assistant professor and research scientist at the CKWRI. LANDON FRITZ is a wildlife biologist for a private South Texas ranch. CLAY HILTON is director of veterinary technology at Texas A&M University–Kingsville and a wildlife veterinarian for the CKWRI. FRED C. BRYANT is development director at the CKWRI. STEVE NELLE is a retired range conservationist and wildlife biologist. BRANDON MITCHELL is a private lands biologist working in the Texas Gulf. NOVA J. SILVY is Regents Professor and senior faculty fellow in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.


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A solid foundation for understanding birds . . .

Book of Birds

Introduction to Ornithology

John Faaborg Illustrations by Claire Faaborg In Book of Birds: Introduction to Ornithology, John Faaborg, renowned expert on avian ecology and conservation, brings a fresh and accessible sensibility to the study of ornithology. In this beautifully illustrated volume, Faaborg’s approachable writing style will engage students and birders alike while introducing them to the study of the evolution, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, diversity, and behavior of birds. With its unique focus on ecology, the text emphasizes birds’ relationships with the environment and other species while showing the amazing diversity of avian life. Faaborg pays special attention to the roles that competition, community structure, and reproductive behavior play in the astonishingly varied and interesting lives of birds seen around the world. He discusses variations in anatomy, morphology, and behavior; explains why such vast diversity exists; and explores the ways in which different birds can share the same spaces. Artist Claire Faaborg brings the science behind this diversity to life through her unique, hand-drawn artwork throughout the book. Combining vibrant visuals and knowledgeable insights, Book of Birds offers readers a firm foundation in the field of ornithology and an invaluable resource for understanding birds from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Gideon Lincecum Nature and Environment Series

JOHN FAABORG is professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Saving Migrant Birds: Developing Strategies for the Future and resides in Columbia, Missouri. CLAIRE FAABORG is an artist specializing in drawing and scientific illustration based in Denver, Colorado.

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The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Edition Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman 978-1-62349-120-8 paper with flaps $30.00 978-1-62349-143-7 ebook


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Essays from the “father of Texas botany” . . .

The Writings of Ferdinand Lindheimer Texas Botanist, Texas Philosopher

Translated and with commentary by John E. Williams Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer is known as the “father of Texas botany.” While he was not the first botanist to collect plants for scientific examination in Texas, his collections are credited with helping botanists around the world to understand the nature, extent, and significance of the diversity of plants in the state. In partnership with Asa Gray of Harvard University, Lindheimer spent eight years collecting Texas plants to distribute to a list of paying subscribers—including places like the British Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the Smithsonian Institution. Today, no fewer than 362 plant names are based, at least in part, on Lindheimer collections, and 65 plants have been named in his honor. Lindheimer was a founding settler of New Braunfels, raising his family on the banks of the Comal River while he continued to collect and ship plant specimens. He was “elected” as the first editor of the Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung (still published today as the Herald-Zeitung), and served from 1852 to 1872. He wrote a number of articles for the Zeitung on topics ranging from plants, climate, and agriculture to Texas Indian affairs, optimism, and teaching schoolchildren. In the last year of Lindheimer’s life, one of his students worked with him to collect an assortment of his essays and articles from the Zeitung. In 1879, the collection was published as Aufsätze und Abhandlungen von Ferdinand Lindheimer in Texas (Essays and Articles of Ferdinand Lindheimer in Texas). John E. Williams now offers the first English translation of these essays, which provides valuable insight into the natural and cultural history of Texas. Gideon Lincecum Nature and Environment Series

JOHN E. WILLIAMS is a former biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and former attorney for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He resides in Manor, Texas.

978-1-62349-876-4 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-877-1 ebook 6x9. 344 pp. 68 b&w photos. Map. Figure. 3 appendixes. Glossary. Bib. Index. Plants/Botany. Natural History. Nature Writing. June

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Reestablishing a Spanish presence in East Texas . . .

Los Adaes, the First Capital of Spanish Texas Francis X. Galan

In 1721, Spain established a fort and mission on the TexasLouisiana border, or frontera, to stem the tide of people and goods flowing back and forth between northern New Spain and French Louisiana. Named in part after the indigenous Adai people, the complex of the presidio (Nuestra Señora del Pilar de los Adaes) and the mission (San Miguel de Cuellar de los Adaes) became collectively known as Los Adaes. It was the capital of Tejas for New Spain. In the first book devoted to Los Adaes, historian Francis X. Galan traces the roots of the current US-Mexico border to the colonial history of this all but forgotten Spanish fort and mission. He demonstrates that, despite efforts to the contrary, Spain could neither fully block the penetration of smuggled goods and settlers into Texas from Louisiana nor could it successfully convert the Native Americans to Christianity and the Spanish economic system. In the aftermath of the transfer of Louisiana from France to Spain in 1762, Spain chose to shutter the fort and mission. The settlers, or Adaeseños, were forced to march to San Antonio in 1773. Some returned to East Texas soon after to establish Nacogdoches. Others remained in San Antonio, the new capital of Spanish Texas, and settled on lands distributed from the secularized Mission San Antonio de Valero, a mission now widely known as the Alamo. Los Adaes, the First Capital of Spanish Texas makes a major contribution to Texas history by providing a richer perspective on the shifting borders of colonial powers. Summerfield G. Roberts Texas History Series

FRANCIS X. GALAN is assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University–San Antonio. He is the coauthor of San Antonio’s Churches and numerous scholarly articles on Spanish Texas, Tejano history, and borderlands studies. He resides in San Antonio, Texas.

 978-1-62349-878-8 hardcover 45.00s 978-1-62349-879-5 ebook 6x9. 416 pp. 7 b&w photos. 4 maps. 9 appendixes. Glossary. Bib. Index. Exploration/Settlement. Mexican American Studies, Texas. Borderlands Studies. June

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General Alonso de León’s Expeditions into Texas, 1686–1690 Lola Orellano Norris 978-1-62349-540-4 hardcover $45.00s 978-1-62349-541-1 ebook


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“A true shepherd during difficult times . . .”

The Episcopacy of Nicholas Gallagher, Bishop of Galveston, 1882–1918 Sr. Madeleine Grace, CVI

Nicholas Aloysius Gallagher became the third Roman Catholic bishop for the Diocese of Galveston in1882. During his thirty-six year tenure as bishop, Gallagher made significant contributions to the development of Catholicism in Texas in very challenging and difficult times. Gallagher’s episcopacy was marked by the rapid growth of parishes, Catholic schools, and hospitals. Notable for being the first American-born bishop to serve Texas, Gallagher hailed from north of the Mason-Dixon Line, a fact not easily missed in a state still reeling from the Civil War. Remembered for his missionary efforts among African American Catholics, he pushed the church to become more involved in the local community, opening the first school for black children in 1886. He also established the Holy Rosary Parish, one of the first black parishes in Texas. Similar parishes followed in Houston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur. Bishop Gallagher also was instrumental in the rebuilding of churches destroyed by the devastating 1900 hurricane that claimed more than six thousand lives, including ten nuns and more than ninety orphans. In the aftermath of the storm, Gallagher demonstrated a steady hand in the midst of tragedy and was praised for his ability to bring hope and courage to survivors. The Episcopacy of Nicholas Gallagher, Bishop of Galveston, 1882– 1918 is a major biography of an important religious figure in Texas during a time of transition. This book will appeal to readers interested in Texas history, Galveston history, and the history of the Roman Catholic Church in America. Summerfield G. Roberts Texas History Series

SR. MADELEINE GRACE, CVI, is a retired theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, where she resides. She has published numerous articles in Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture, American Catholic Studies, and other journals.

978-1-62349-833-7 hardcover $35.00s 978-1-62349-834-4 ebook 6x9. 216 pp. 25 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Texas History. Religion, Texas. Biography. March

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Acts of Faith The Catholic Church in Texas, 1900–1950 James Talmadge Moore 978-1-58544-139-6 cloth $39.95s


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From the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression . . .

Fort Worth between the World Wars Harold Rich

From its early days as a nineteenth-century army outpost through the boom years of cattle drives, culminating with the arrival of Armour and Swift in the twentieth century to secure the community’s economic base, Fort Worth established itself as a major city that, to many, was “where the West began.” Historian Harold Rich focuses on the successes and struggles that Fort Worth enjoyed and endured in the 1920s and 1930s as the city’s fortunes began to be eclipsed by Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Featuring a solid foundation of economic history, Rich also explores the political and social challenges of a big city facing an uncertain future. Tense race relations, the chilling rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and the dangerous thrills of a notorious vice district— “Hell’s Half-Acre”—show that this Texas city was a microcosm of the state and the nation when the roar of the 1920s came to an abrupt halt in the Great Depression. Fort Worth between the World Wars is an important contribution not only to local history but also to the larger story of urban change during a tumultuous time.  Summerfield G. Roberts Texas History Series

HAROLD RICH is the author of Fort Worth: Outpost, Cowtown, Boomtown, winner of the 2015 Al Lowman Memorial Prize from the Texas State Historical Association. He resides in Fort Worth.

978-1-62349-839-9 hardcover $30.00 978-1-62349-840-5 ebook 6x9. 256 pp. 25 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Texas Urban History. Texas Political History. Texana. Economics. July

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Vanished traces of lost civilizations in the jungles of the Yucatán . . .

Lost Maya Cities

Archaeological Quests in the Mexican Jungle

Ivan Šprajc Translation by Petra Zaranšek and Dean DeVos Hailed by The Guardian and other publications as “a real-life Indiana Jones,” Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Šprajc has been mapping out previously unknown Mayan sites in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula since 1996. Most recently, he was credited with the discovery of the Chactún and Lagunita sites in 2013 and 2014, respectively, helping to fill in what was previously one of the largest voids in modern knowledge of the ancient Maya landscape: the 2,800-square-mile Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in central Yucatán. Previously published in Šprajc’s native Slovenian and in German, this thrilling account of machete-wielding jungle expeditions has garnered enthusiastic reviews for its depictions of the efforts, dangers, successes, and disappointments experienced as the explorer-scientist searches out and documents ancient ruins that have been lost to the jungle for centuries. A skilled communicator as well as an experienced scholar, Šprajc conveys in eminently accessible prose a wealth of information on various aspects of the Maya culture, which he has studied closely for decades. The result is a deeply personal presentation of archaeological research on one of the most enigmatic civilizations of the ancient world. Generously illustrated, this book follows the chronology of Šprajc’s discoveries, focusing on what he considers the most interesting episodes. Those who specialize in Mesoamerican prehistory and archaeology will certainly relish Šprajc’s reports concerning his many field surveys and the discoveries that resulted. General readers, too, will enjoy his accounts of previously undocumented sites, ancient urban centers overtaken by the jungle, massive sculpted monuments, and mysterious hieroglyphic inscriptions. IVAN ŠPRA JC is professor of archaeology at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has been directing archaeological work in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico since 1996.

978-1-62349-821-4 paper with flaps $29.95 978-1-62349-822-1 ebook 6x9. 324 pp. 110 color photos. 3 line art. Index. Archaeology. Memoir. Social Sciences. April

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The first English translation of the complete study of one of the world’s oldest human settlements . . .

Dolní Věstonice–Pavlov

Explaining Paleolithic Settlements in Central Europe Jiří A. Svoboda Translation by Suzanne Dibble

Perhaps the oldest modern human settlement in Europe, the archaeological site at Dolní Věstonice– Pavlov, located in the rolling, forested plains just north of the Danube River, has yielded a treasure trove of Ice Age artifacts since its first excavation in 1924. The earliest people who lived here some 26,000 years ago produced tools crafted from stone and bone and carved elaborate animal and human figurines fashioned of mammoth ivory and sculptures of fired clay, including the famous “Venus of Dolní Věstonice,” one of the oldest known ceramic artifacts in the world. Interestingly, novelist Jean M. Auel took much of the inspiration for her popular novel, Clan of the Cave Bear, from the discoveries at Dolní Věstonice–Pavlov. Richly illustrated throughout, including beautiful color renderings of scenes from Paleolithic life suggested by Svoboda’s research, this first English translation of Dolní Věstonice–Pavlov: Explaining Paleolithic Settlements in Central Europe is sure to provide not only vital information for scholars, researchers, and students but also insightful and thought-provoking background for interested general readers. Peopling of the Americas Publications

JIŘÍ A. SVOBODA served as principal investigator of the site at Dolní Věstonice from 1985 until his retirement in 2019. He is coeditor of Early Modern Human Evolution in Central Europe: The People of Dolní Věstonice and Pavlov. Suzanne Dibble is a professional translator who has provided translation and other English language services to publishers, universities, and other institutions throughout the Czech Republic.

This collection of sites is the richest complex known from the Paleolithic . . . It also boasts the world’s oldest ceramics, evidence of textiles, and human fingerprints. . . . Jiří Svoboda has written a book that does justice to these crucially important sites.”—Erik Trinkhaus, editor (most recently) of The People of Palomas

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A doctor writes home from the battlefields of the South Pacific in World War II . . .

Physician Soldier

The South Pacific Letters of Captain Fred Gabriel from the 39th Station Hospital Edited by Michael P. Gabriel

Frederick R. Gabriel graduated from medical school in 1940, entered the US Army, and was assigned to the newly-created 39th Station Hospital. His letters from the Pacific theater—especially from Guadalcanal, Angaur, and Saipan—capture the everyday life of a soldier physician. His son, Michael P. Gabriel, a professional historian, has faithfully preserved, edited, and annotated that correspondence to add a new dimension to our understanding of the social history of World War II, which he presents here in Physician Soldier: The South Pacific Letters of Captain Fred Gabriel from the 39th Station Hospital.  Like most wartime hospitals, the 39th Station Hospital was positioned in a rear area and saw limited direct action. And like most wartime hospitals, the 39th Station Hospital spent each day confronting the injuries and casualties of frontline combat. Gabriel supervised a ward and oversaw the unit’s laboratory, serving a hospital that provided care to four hundred patients at a time.

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Edith’s War 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

MICHAEL P. GABRIEL is professor of history at Blandon University in Pennsylvania. He is the author of Major General Richard Montgomery: The Making of an American Hero; Quebec during the American Invasion, 1775–1776: The Journal of François Baby, Gabriel Taschereau, and Jenkin Williams; and The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers and Civilians in their Own Words.

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Gabriel’s letters home capture this experience and more, providing a revealing look into day-to-day life in the Pacific theater. He discusses the training of medical officers and female nurses, recreational activities such as Bob Hope’s USO show, and even his thoughts on the death of FDR, the end of the war in Europe, and ultimately the horrors of the atomic bomb.


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Cold War recollections from a Strategic Air Command cockpit . . .

SAC Time

A Navigator in the Strategic Air Command Thomas E. Alexander Edited by Dan K. Utley

Thomas E. Alexander was among 20,000 military service personnel ordered into the Strategic Air Command, formed in 1946 as US military and political leaders began to understand the growing nuclear threat posed by Stalin’s USSR. Alexander served for a number of years in this elite force, designed as a primary deterrent to Soviet military ambitions. In this gripping memoir, Alexander describes what it was like to occupy a “mole hole” beside a SAC runway, ready to go from full sleep to taxiing for takeoff within seven minutes of the sounding of the klaxon. He shares the experience of sitting on the couch with his family and watching President Kennedy’s announcement of the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba, realizing that within hours he would be airborne. He tells what it was like to be at a New Year’s Eve party on the base, only to hear the announcement that his unit had just been activated. Less than twenty-four hours later, he was in Greenland. In SAC Time: Navigating the Strategic Air Command, Alexander presents “an honest and reflective account of the impact the Cold War had on individuals who were then on the front lines of defense—like it or not.” Coauthor Dan Utley says of Alexander’s narrative, “The story of an ordinary individual in extraordinary times has value. . . . These are stories Tom Alexander has waited much of his life to share with others, but they are as rich as the day they occurred.” Number 165: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

THOMAS E. ALEXANDER is the author of The Wings of Change: The Army Air Force Experience in Texas during World War II and coauthor of Faded Glory: A Century of Forgotten Military Sites in Texas, Then and Now and Echoes of Glory: Historic Military Sites across Texas. A former USAF officer, he is a retired executive vice president of Neiman Marcus and former vice chairman of the Texas Historical Commission. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. DAN K. UTLEY is the author of Links to the Past: The Hidden History on Texas Golf Courses and coauthor of Archie P. McDonald: A Life in Texas History; History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers; and many other titles. He is the chief historian for the Center for Texas Public History at Texas State University in San Marcos. 

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Black Jack

The Life and Times of John J. Pershing Frank E. Vandiver

A full-bodied portrait of a remarkable American, plus new insights into American and international military history and a fresh view of the United States’s rise to power. Frank E. Vandiver focuses on the qualities of and challenges to Pershing the soldier without losing sight of the man who wore the uniform. “The first authoritative and complete biography of Pershing.”—American Historical Review “Vandiver’s study is the best and most complete we are likely to have.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Frank Vandiver has done a magisterial job of bringing to life an authentic hero who to many has seemed forbidding and bloodless.”—Houston Chronicle FRANK E. VANDIVER (1925–2005) was chairman of the board of the Mosher Institute for International Policy Studies and president of Texas A&M University. One of the nation’s preeminent historian-writers, he published numerous works on American military history, including the critically acclaimed biography Mighty Stonewall published by Texas A&M University Press. 978-1-62349-908-2 hardcover $85.00s 978-1-62349-049-2 ebook 6x9. 1246 pp. 64 b&w photos. 4 maps. Bib. Index. Biography. Military History. World War I. June

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Captive Warriors

A Vietnam POW’s Story

By Sam Johnson and Jan Winebrenner

“Captive Warriors is, from the beginning to end, a thoughtful, well-written, and insightful true story of endurance and survival in some of the most desperate circumstances imaginable.”—Booklist “Captive Warriors stands as a remarkable testament to courage and the strength of convictions. It is a book with lessons for us all.”—Dallas Morning News “More than just Johnson’s own story, Captive Warriors is a tribute to all the American prisoners of war.”—Veterans’ Voice of America Number Twenty-three: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

SAM JOHNSON served twenty-nine years in the US Air Force in Korea and Vietnam. He earned two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star with Valor, the Meritorious Service Medal, and nine other medals, including two Purple Hearts. In 1991 he was elected to the US Congress and served until January 2019; he lives in Dallas, Texas. JAN WINEBRENNER is a freelance writer who lives in Plano, Texas. She grew up on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern Arizona and studied English literature and education at Northern Arizona University and John Brown University. She has published numerous feature articles and books. She is a frequent speaker for writers’ groups and conferences. 978-1-62349-910-5 hardcover $40.00s 978-1-60344-843-7 ebook 6x9. 310 pp. 21 b&w photos. 6 line drawings. Bib. Index. Memoir. Military History. Air Force. Vietnam War. June


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The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town

Austin to ATX

Thurber, 1886–1933 By Mary J. Gentry Edited by T. Lindsay Baker

“The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town: Thurber 1886– 1933 provides readers with a detailed history of the rise and fall of one of the most notable coal-mining and brick-producing communities in Texas. . . . Any historian interested in Texas history, urban studies, and business history would find this book a valuable resource.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly “Gentry’s work is full of anecdotes that give life to the community, and her story illuminates an important chapter in Texas history . . . Gentry’s work should rekindle interest in Texas coal mining.”—Journal of Southern History Number Twenty-two: Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities

MARY JANE GENTRY died in 1996, after a long and distinguished teaching career in Texas in Thurber, Springer Gap, San Angelo, Austin, and Odessa, where she retired from a tenured teaching position at Odessa College. T. LINDSAY BAKER retired as director of Tarleton State University’s W. K. Gordon Center for the Industrial History of Texas, located at the former town site of Thurber, where he held the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in History. He lives in Rio Vista, Texas. 978-1-62349-909-9 paper $29.95 978-1-58544-629-2 cloth $29.95s 978-1-60344-397-5 ebook 6x9. 248 pp. 16 b&w photos. 2 tables. Environmental History. Labor History. Texas History. June

The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas Joe Nick Patoski

“How did this city, one that has such an ineffable but palpable personality and spirit, become what it is— for better and worse? Joe Nick Patoski’s recent book, Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas, answers the question both empirically and spiritually, tracing the many people and the many places they built along the way toward establishing this weird, idiosyncratic, flat little planet.”—NPR “In Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas, author Joe Nick Patoski digs into what made Austin the city we live in today. With everything included—from Amy’s Ice Creams to ZZ Top—Patoski covers its rich history with a candor and keen eye that keeps Austin weird without becoming maudlin.”—Austin Monthly 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. 978-1-62349-875-7 paper $24.95 978-1-62349-703-3 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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Rock Art of the Lower Pecos

The Lonesome Plains

Death and Revival on an American Frontier

Carolyn E. Boyd

“ . . . dazzling study of some of the Southwest’s most dramatic and little seen rock art. . . a well written and superbly illustrated study of some of North America’s most important rock art . . . should be read by anyone interested in the prehistory of the Americas.”—American Archaeology “ . . . a valuable study on the prehistoric huntergatherers of the lower Pecos River region and the painted images they left behind.”—Southeastern Archaeology CAROLYN E. BOYD founded the Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center in Comstock, Texas. She is the author of The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos. 978-1-60344-985-4 paper $35.00 81/2x11. 160 pp. 60 b&w photos. 5 color plates. 2 tables. Bib. Index. Archaeology. Anthropology. Available

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Louis Fairchild

“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 retired as a professor of psychology at West Texas A&M University. A graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he holds a PhD from the University of Houston. He is the author of They Called It the War Effort: Oral Histories from World War II. 978-1-58544-182-2 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-787-3 paper $24.95 6x9. 352 pp. 16 b&w photos. Texas History. Religion. June


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The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens Chrysta Castañeda Loren Steffy

T. Boone Pickens, legendary Texas oilman and infamous corporate raider from the 1980s, climbed the steps of the Reeves County courthouse in Pecos, Texas in early November 2016. He entered the solitary courtroom and settled into the witness stand for two days of testimony in what would be the final trial of his life. Pickens, who was 88 by then, had made and lost billions over his long career, but he’d come to Pecos seeking justice from several other oil companies. He claimed they cut him out of what became the biggest oil play he’d ever invested in—in an oil-rich section of far West Texas that was primed for an unprecedented boom. After years of dealing with the media, shareholders and politicians, Pickens would need to win over a dozen West Texas jurors in one last battle. To lead his legal fight, he chose an unlikely advocate— Chrysta Castañeda, a Dallas solo practitioner who had only recently returned to the practice of law after a hiatus borne of disillusionment with big firms. Pickens was a hardline Republican, while Castañeda had run for public office as a Democrat. But they shared an unwavering determination to win and formed a friendship that spanned their differences in age, politics, and gender. In a town where frontier justice was once meted out by Judge Roy Bean—“The Law West of the Pecos”—Pickens would gird for one final courtroom showdown. Sitting through trial every day, he was determined to prevail, even at the cost of his health. The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens is a high-stakes courtroom drama told through the eyes of Castañeda. It’s the story of an American business legend still fighting in the twilight of his long career, and the lawyer determined to help him make one final stand for justice. CHRYSTA CASTAÑEDA is a Texas trial attorney specializing in oil and gas disputes. She formed her own boutique law firm in 2014 after more than twenty years as a partner and associate in some of the world’s top law firms. LOREN STEFFY is a journalist and author of three other books: George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet (Texas A&M University Press, 2019), Drowning in Oil: BP and the Reckless Pursuit of Profit (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and The Man Who Thought Like a Ship (Texas A&M University Press, 2012).

978-1-7340822-0-3 cloth $34.95 978-1-7340822-1-0 ebook 6x9. 300 pp. Index. Law. Business History. February

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Tejano Patriot

The Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz, 1783–1840 Art Martínez de Vara

Art Martínez de Vara’s Tejano Patriot: The Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz, 1783–1840 is the first full-length biography of this important figure in Texas history. Best known as one of two Texas-born signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Ruiz’s significance extends far beyond that single event. Born in San Antonio de Béxar to an upwardly mobile family, during the war for Mexican independence Ruiz underwent a dramatic transformation from a conservative royalist to one of the staunchest liberals of his era.  Steeped in the Spanish American liberal tradition, his revolutionary activity included participating in three uprisings, suppressing two others, and enduring extreme personal sacrifice for the liberal republican cause. He was widely respected as an intermediary between Tejanos and American Indians, especially the Comanches. As a diplomat, he negotiated nearly a dozen peace treaties for Spain, Mexico, and the Republic of Texas, and he traveled to the imperial court of Mexico as an agent of the Comanches to secure peace on the northern frontier. When Anglo settlers came by the thousands to Texas after 1820, he continued to be a cultural intermediary, forging a friendship with Stephen F. Austin, but he always put the interests of Béxar and his fellow Tejanos first. Ruiz had a notable career as a military leader, diplomat, revolutionary, educator, attorney, arms dealer, author, ethnographer, politician, Indian agent, Texas ranger, city attorney, and Texas senator. He was a central figure in the saga that shaped Texas from a remote borderland on New Spain’s northern frontier to an independent republic.    ART MARTÍNEZ DE VARA is a historian, author, and attorney. He holds a master of arts in history from Sam Houston State University and a doctorate in law from St. Mary’s University.  He is an adjunct faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University and served as mayor of Von Ormy, Texas, from 2008–2015. He is the author of several books and the winner of the 2016 Texas State Genealogical Society Grand Prize Book Award and the 2014 Presidio La Bahia Award.

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[Ghost Notes]

Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music Michael Corcoran

“Ghost notes” is a musical term for sounds barely audible, a wisp lingering around the beat, yet somehow driving the groove. The Texas musicians profiled here, ranging from 1920s gospel performers to the first psychedelic band, are generally not well known, but the impact of their early contributions on popular music is unmistakable. This beautiful Tim Kerr-illustrated collection provides more background on the Texas from which these artists sprang, fully formed. Readers will learn about the black gay couple from Houston who inspired the creation of rock ’n’ roll, as well as the true story of the origin of Western Swing. They will learn about “the first family of Texas music” and the birth of boogie-woogie, the dirt-poor singers and the ballad collectors who saved folk songs during the Depression, and the accordeonista whose musical legacy was never contained on recordings but was passed on by his protégé. The pioneers of modern times include the Dallas rapper who became the wordsmith of gangsta rap, the sheriff ’s son from Dumas who produced the signature tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and the blind lounge singer Kenny Rogers called the greatest musician he’s ever known. MICHAEL CORCORAN has been covering Texas music since 1984, first as an acerbic columnist for the Austin Chronicle, but more recently as a “rock ’n’ roll detective” (The Times of London) whose 2016 book/ CD about gospel curiosity Washington Phillips received two Grammy nominations and was praised in the New York Review of Books. His 2012 book/CD on Arizona Dranes was also nominated for a Grammy. He recently moved back to Austin after four years of isolation and smalltown exploration.   

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George T. Ruby

Champion of Equal Rights in Reconstruction Texas Carl H. Moneyhon

George T. Ruby was the most widely known of the first generation of black politicians in Texas, establishing during the Reconstruction both a local and national reputation as a strident advocate of equal rights. Born in New York City and reared in Maine, Ruby demonstrated his desire to secure a better place for African Americans at an early age. He migrated to Haiti shortly after graduating from high school as part of an effort to colonize American blacks in a world where their futures were not limited by their race. During the Civil War he moved to Louisiana, where he worked as a teacher among the freedmen. In 1867 he moved to Texas, where he again taught school as an employee of the Freedmen’s Bureau. Ruby became involved in politics in Texas with the beginning of Congressional Reconstruction in 1867. As an agent of the Loyal League, he became a major force in organizing blacks to vote, and his connections allowed him to run successfully for the 1868 Constitutional Convention. Elected president of the Loyal League in 1868, Ruby used his position to help elect Edmund J. Davis governor in 1869 and also to go to the state senate from Galveston. In the senate he supported the broader agenda of the Republican governor and in return secured support for his own efforts to ensure the protection of basic civil rights for African Americans. At the same time, he established connections with black politicians nationally. Ruby headed the Texas Republican Party in its unsuccessful efforts at retaining power in 1873. Seeing no future for himself when the Democrats returned to power, Ruby returned to Louisiana, where he spent his later years as a newspaper editor and an advocate of the Exodus, a movement that advocated the removal of blacks from the South and their resettlement in the Midwest. From youth to his death in 1882, Ruby showed himself to be a principled politician committed to bettering the place of African Americans in white America.   CARL H. MONEYHON is professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A scholar of Civil War and Reconstruction history, his publications on Texas include Edmund J. Davis: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor; Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction; and Republicanism in Reconstruction Texas. He holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Texas and a PhD from the University of Chicago.

978-0-87565-748-6 cloth $29.95 978-0-87565-775-2 ebook 6x9. 256 pp. 5 b&w. Biography. African American Studies, Texas. March

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Esteban Cantú and the Mexican Revolution in Baja California Norte, 1910–1920 Joseph Richard Werne

Outfoxing all other military and political personnel in the territory of Baja California Norte, Colonel Esteban Cantú, on becoming governor, astutely played the leaders of the Mexican Revolution one against another. A compelling figure in the Mexican Revolution, he maintained his independence from Mexico City until he was forced from office in August 1920. While Cantú was appointed governor by Venustiano Carranza, Pancho Villa, and Eulalio Gutierrez of the Convention Government, he followed their orders only when it suited him and published the laws of the government in Mexico City to give the appearance that he was loyal to the central power when in fact he was not. He was more concerned with neighboring Sonora and supported every anti-central government movement in that state to secure his own independence. When he gained power, Cantú faced an indescribable morass of crime and immorality in Tijuana and Mexicali: white slavery and prostitution; opium dens; cocaine, morphine, and heroin dealers; and gambling halls, saloons, and dives of all descriptions. Governor Cantú either licensed many of these or became connected to them in some other way, personally profiting from such activities but also employing much of this revenue to create the territory’s first reliable infrastructure. This engaging account reveals the complexity of the Mexican Revolution, with a cast of characters that includes officers and officials of the Porfirian regime, revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries, US investors, crackpots, German spies, Japanese schemers, Chinese workers, and purveyors of every sort of vice. JOSEPH RICHARD WERNE is emeritus professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University, where he also served as director of the Latin American studies program. He is author of The Imaginary Line: A History of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, 1848–1857, published by TCU Press in 2007. He received his BA from Denison University and his PhD from Kent State University.

978-0-87565-752-3 cloth $29.95 978-0-87565-756-1 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. Mexican American Studies. Latin American Studies. July

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The Feudist

A Novel of the Pleasant Valley War Daniel Herman

The Feudist: A Novel of the Pleasant Valley War is both a traditional Western—tense, authentic, fast-paced—and an anti-Western that tells the story of what was perhaps the bloodiest range war in US history, Arizona’s 1880s Pleasant Valley War. The narrator—a small-time rancher named Ben Holcomb who reflects back on his adolescent experiences—begins the story as a stockboy in Globe City, Arizona. Bored with his job, he agrees to become an apprentice cowboy. His journey to his employer’s ranch leads him into a smoldering range war. Over the next year, he rides with a charismatic trickster; a Texas “colonel” and his idealist daughter; a polygamous Mormon elder with a teenaged wife; and a winsome, mixed-race cowboy who is deeply embroiled in the feud. Though Ben tries to stay out of the quarreling, he finds himself embroiled as he stumbles through passionate love, devastating loss, and moral uncertainty. Herman’s attention to historical forces, his spare style, his self-deprecating narrator, and his authentic characters give the novel a verisimilitude that transcends the genre Western and far surpasses Zane Grey’s 1922 romance about the Pleasant Valley War, To the Last Man. DANIEL HERMAN is professor of history at Central Washington University. His historical monographs have garnered multiple prizes, including the Charles Redd Center-Phi Alpha Theta Book Award in Western History and the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award. The Feudist is his first essay into fiction. Herman lives in Ellensburg, Washington, with his wife, Margareta, and daughter, Persia.

978-0-87565-747-9 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-755-4 ebook 6x9. 256 pp. Western Fiction. June

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Memphis Bluff Gerald Duff

You Can’t Build a Company

The Life and Principles of Marlene and Spencer Hays Dan Williams

Memphis, the Bluff City, is at the heart of Gerald Duff’s hilariously violent story about lies, crimes, and those who must dig down to the ugly truths hiding beneath false claims made by movers, shakers, and criminals high and low. Memphis cops J. W. Ragsdale and Tyrone Walker spend their days and long into their nights peeling back the counterfeit claims of old wealth, gang lords, and the brutal truths of thievery, murder, and deceit. J. W., a one-time cotton farmer, now chops away in the weeds, brambles, and lies of Memphis, high and low. His African American partner, Tyrone Walker, steers a straight path whenever he’s able. He believes little of what he sees, and he trusts only part of what he senses. Together in Duff’s third book about the partners, J. W. and Tyrone tackle the Ku Klux Klan, crooked aristocrats, black gangs, and the many bluffs, real and imagined, proclaimed in Memphis on the Mississippi. It gets darker each day in that great and gritty town on the river called the Old Man. Ragsdale and Walker are again seeking a beam of light and a glimpse of truth. And they’re not bluffing.

Spencer Hays grew up in a small town in a family of very little means to become a business leader and a wealthy philanthropist by way of sheer grit and hard work—a true Horatio Alger story. His success was such that he and his wife Marlene were able to bequeath to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris a major collection of French Impressionist and post-Impressionist art—an act of philanthropy so exceptional that they were given the highest civilian honor that France bestows. Hays’s corporate leadership was based upon an extraordinary commitment to his customers and especially to the well-being of his employees in an era when corporations see profits for upper management and stockholders as their chief, if not only, responsibility. Beloved by friends and employees alike for his selfeffacement and generosity, Spencer Hays wanted the principles that his corporations operate by to be the primary focus of this book. These principles, which embody commitment and service, undergird the success and growth of his businesses. Spelled out here for the benefit of readers, they are vividly brought to life by the remarkable career of one remarkable man.

GERALD DUFF won the 2012 award for the best book of fiction about Texas, Blue Sabine, from the Philosophical Society of Texas; the Cohen Prize for Fiction from Ploughshares magazine; the silver medal from the Independent Publishers Association; and a finalist designation for the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award for 2015. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

DAN WILLIAMS has published eight books, most recently Past Purgatory, a Distant Paradise (poems), which won the Philosophical Society of Texas’s 2019 prize for best book of poetry, and more than fifty articles and essays. He is the director of TCU Press and the Honors Professor of Humanities in the John V. Roach Honors College at TCU.

978-0-87565-745-5 paper $22.95 6x9. 264 pp. Fiction. May

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Sincerely, Ty Cobb Hank O’Neal

In 1948 Hank O’Neal was eight years old, and his baseball mentors were his grandfather, C. A. Christian, who’d been an exceptional semipro player at the turn of the century, and two of his father’s classmates at TCU, Jim Nolan and Jim Busby. His grandfather went on to college and became a pharmacist, but he never forgot his days of glory as a teammate of the soon-to-becomelegendary Ty Cobb. After his introduction to these three men, all Hank wanted was to play baseball. In 1954 his family moved to Syracuse, New York, where Hank hung around McArthur Stadium, the home of the Syracuse Chiefs. One of the players, Ben Zientara, lived two doors away, and not only did Hank pester him and the other players, but he also began writing major league players, both active and retired. One of them, Ty Cobb, became his pen pal in 1955. He’d played with Hank’s grandfather in Georgia fifty-five years earlier, and the “nastiest man in baseball” was kind and supportive to his young fan. Sincerely, Ty Cobb traces ten years of a child’s life in baseball, from his first struggles on the sandlot to his final high school game. It is illustrated with period memorabilia and twelve pages of handwritten letters from Ty Cobb, plus others from Hall of Fame players like Eddie Walsh and Frankie Frisch. HANK O’NEAL’s most recent publications include Paris Portraits (2016), A Vision Shared (2018), and Preserving Lives (TCU Press, 2018). He has produced over two hundred LPs and CDs, more than one hundred jazz concerts and festivals, and has been involved in six documentaries directed or executiveproduced by Clint Eastwood. He lives in New York City.

978-0-87565-749-3 paper $27.95 9x9. 208 pp. 150 b&w. 200 color. Memoir. May

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Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook Margaret Culbertson and Ellen Beasley

This fully illustrated volume explores the exceptional architectural legacy of Waxahachie, Texas. Beginning with the landmark Ellis County Courthouse designed by James Riely Gordon, the guidebook documents residential, commercial, and institutional buildings—both large and small—as well as the individuals who designed, built, and owned them. Styles, forms, architects, builders, owners, and occupants are identified and described, giving insight not only into the town’s architectural riches and building culture, but also into its economic and social history. The authors offer new documentation for many buildings through their use of original sources, including early newspapers and mechanics’ liens, and an extensive knowledge of the period design books that were so popular with Waxahachie lumberyards. Concentrating on the downtown and the older neighborhoods, the Waxahachie Architecture Guidebook is an invaluable resource for visitors, curious residents, and anyone studying the buildings and architecture of Texas.    MARGARET CULBERTSON is director of the Powell Library, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and project director of Bayou Bend’s William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive. Her most recent book is Texas Houses Built by the Book: The Use of Published Designs, 1850–1925. ELLEN BEASLEY is a preservationist and historian whose publications include The Alleys and Back Buildings of Galveston: An Architectural and Social History. She is also the coauthor of  the Galveston Architecture Guidebook.

978-0-87565-744-8 paper $24.95 7x10. 272 pp. 5 b&w. 590 color. Architecture. Texana Gift Books. August

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Snapshots and Short Notes

Images and Messages of Early Twentieth-Century Photo Postcards Kenneth Wilson

Snapshots and Short Notes examines the photographic postcards exchanged during the first half of the twentieth century as illustrated, first-hand accounts of American life. Almost immediately after the introduction of the generic postcard at the turn of the century, innovations in small, accessible cameras added black and white photographs to the cards. The resulting combination of image and text emerged as a communication device tantamount to social media today. Postcard messages and photographs tell the stories of ordinary lives during a time of far-reaching technological, demographic, and social changes: a family’s new combine harvester that could cut 40 acres a day; a young woman trying to find work in a man’s world; the sight of an airplane in flight. However, postcards also chronicled and shared hardship and tragedy—the glaring reality of homesteading on the High Plains, natural disasters, preparations for war, and the struggles for racial and gender equality. With a meticulous eye for detail, painstaking research, and astute commentary, Wilson surveys more than 160 photographic postcards, reproduced in full color, that provide insights into every aspect of life in a time not far removed from our own. KENNETH WILSON has an MBA from the University of Texas, where he also studied Art. A retired silversmith, artist, and craftsman with a life-long interest in American history, Wilson has collected, catalogued, and researched real photo postcards for more than twenty years. He lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with his wife, the artist Debbie Little-Wilson.

Wilson presents a new approach. . . and his detailed accounts of cards draw you in and make you a believer.”—Robert Bogdan, co-author of Real Photo Postcard Guide: The People’s Photography

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Obstinate Heroism

The Confederate Surrenders after Appomattox Steven Ramold

Despite popular belief, the Civil War did not end when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, in April 1865. The Confederacy still had tens of thousands of soldiers under arms, in three main field armies and countless smaller commands scattered throughout the South. Although pressed by Union forces at varying degrees, all of the remaining Confederate armies were capable of continuing the war if they chose to do so. But they did not, even when their political leaders ordered them to continue the fight. Convinced that most civilians no longer wanted to continue the war, the senior Confederate military leadership, over the course of several weeks, surrendered their armies under different circumstances. Gen. Joseph Johnston surrendered his army in North Carolina only after contentious negotiations with Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Gen. Richard Taylor ended the fighting in Alabama in the face of two massive Union incursions into the state rather than try to consolidate with other Confederate armies. Personal rivalry also played a part in his practical considerations to surrender. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith had the decision to surrender taken out of his hands—disastrous economic conditions in his TransMississippi Department had eroded morale to such an extent that his soldiers demobilized themselves, leaving Kirby Smith a general without an army. The end of the Confederacy was a messy and complicated affair, a far cry from the tidy closure associated with the events at Appomattox. Number Four: American Military Studies

STEVEN RAMOLD is Professor of American History at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of three previous books on the Civil War: Slaves, Sailors, Citizens: African Americans in the Union Navy; Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army; and Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front.  He and his family reside in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The important disconnect between the political leadership (Davis, etc.) and the military in the field at the end of the war across theaters is well-explored.”— Barton A. Myers, author of Rebels against the Confederacy: North Carolina’s Unionists

978-1-57441-791-3 cloth $34.95 978-1-57441-802-6 ebook 6x9. 504 pp. 24 b&w illus. 18 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Civil War. Military History. March

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Andersonvilles of the North The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners James M. Gillispie 978-1-57441-311-3 paper $14.95


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Bob Bilyeu Camblin

An Iconoclast in Houston’s Emerging Art Scene Sandra Jensen Rowland

Born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Bob Camblin (1928–2010) was an artist, first and foremost. He earned his BFA and MFA degrees from the Kansas City Art Institute. His studies were followed by a Fulbright Fellowship that allowed him a year’s stay in Italy. Returning to the USA, he held teaching positions at the Ringling Museum, the University of Illinois, Detroit Mercy, and the University of Utah before moving to Houston in 1967 to teach at Rice’s new art department. He was active in Houston during the late 1960s through the 1980s, collaborating with Earl Staley and Joe Tate on many projects, including “happenings” on the beach in Galveston. His career led him to creative undertakings all over the world. Throughout his lifetime he constantly experimented with various art media. He remained open to new ideas and new techniques until his death in Louisiana in 2010. Camblin was a central figure in the period of artistic fermentation in Houston that is now beginning to receive increasing critical attention. He chose Rowland to be his historian while still at Rice, and her insights into him are based on many personal letters and conversations. In addition, she is a trained art historian and brings to bear professional expertise about his place in regional and American art. Her work includes a useful timeline of Camblin’s exhibitions and major artworks. SANDRA JENSEN ROWLAND is an art historian who trained at Rice, where she was Camblin’s student. She was mentored by Dominique de Menil for whom she worked during the 1970s. She then ran the Texas Project for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art from 1978 to 1985. She lives in Salt Lake City.

Camblin is certainly one of the most compelling, original, and charismatic artists ever to emerge in Houston, and now almost a decade after his death, he’s ripe for rediscovery.”—Pete Gershon, author of Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985

978-1-57441-789-0 cloth $45.00 978-1-57441-801-9 ebook 9x9. 320 pp. 80 color and 20 b&w illus. Bib. Index. Biography. Art. April

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Walls That Speak The Murals of John Thomas Biggers Olive Jensen Theisen 978-1-57441-289-5 cloth $29.95


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Conducting Opera Where Theater Meets Music Joseph Rescigno

Conducting Opera discusses operas in the standard repertory from the perspective of a conductor with a lifetime of experience performing them. It focuses on Joseph Rescigno’s approach to preparing and performing these masterworks in order to realize what opera can uniquely achieve: a fusion of music and drama resulting in a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Opening with a chapter discussing his performance philosophy, Rescigno then covers Mozart’s most-performed operas, standards of the bel canto school including Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, five of Verdi’s works including La traviata, a selection of Wagner’s compositions followed by French Romantic operas such as Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s major works, and finally four operas by Richard Strauss. A useful appendix contains a convenient guide to the scores available online. Conducting Opera includes practical advice about propelling a story forward and bringing out the drama that the music is meant to supply, as well as how to support singers in their most difficult moments. Rescigno identifies particularly problematic passages and supplies suggestions about how to navigate them. In addition, he provides advice on staying true to the several styles under discussion. JOSEPH RESCIGNO is a seasoned conductor with a career that has taken him to more than fifty companies. He has served as guest conductor at opera houses around the world. He served as artistic advisor and principal conductor of the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee for 38 seasons and has been music director of La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, since 2005. He has also recorded extensively, including two world premieres. He lives in New York City.

This is the book I always wanted to write but Maestro Rescigno beat me to it.”—Arthur Fagen, Music Director, Atlanta Opera; Professor of Orchestral Conducting, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

978-1-57441-793-7 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-804-0 ebook 6x9. 336 pp. 25 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Music. May

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Texas Ranger Lee Hall From the Red River to the Rio Grande Chuck Parsons

Jesse Lee Hall (1849–1911) was one of many young men seeking a new life following the Civil War, when he left North Carolina to find adventure in Texas. After a stint as a deputy sheriff and a Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Representatives, he joined Captain Leander McNelly’s Texas Ranger Special State Troops in 1876. This was the career move that he had needed as he soon found enough action in South Texas. When McNelly could no longer command due to illness, Hall was named to take his place. Hall was involved in arresting King Fisher and his gang, and he (with a small squad) arrested seven of the Sutton faction, effectively ending the bloody Sutton-Taylor Feud. One of his men, John B. Armstrong, finally captured the most wanted man in Texas, John Wesley Hardin, in far-off Florida. In 1878 Hall took part in the gun battle ending the career of outlaw Sam Bass. Nearing his fiftieth birthday, Hall hoped to join Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders,” but that did not happen. Instead he was posted to the Philippines, where as a commander during the Philippine Insurrection he was so badly injured that he was given a medical discharge. The old warrior died in San Antonio in 1911, loved and respected, having a reputation equaled by few. CHUCK PARSONS is the author of Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger (winner of the WWHA Best Book Award); The Sutton-Taylor Feud; Captain Jack Helm; John B. Armstrong: Texas Ranger, Pioneer Rancher; and Captain L. H. McNelly. He is also co-author of A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West and Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds. He lives in Luling, Texas.

Digging deep into primary sources, Parsons offers his readers a true story of duty, sacrifice, and heartbreak.”—Darren L. Ivey, author of The Ranger Ideal Volume 1 and Volume 2

978-1-57441-790-6 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-799-9 ebook 6x9. 432 pp. 35 b&w illus. 3 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Biography. Texas Rangers. February

RELATED INTEREST Captain John R. Hughes, Lone Star Ranger Chuck Parsons Foreword by Robert K. DeArment 978-1-57441-304-5 cloth $29.95

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Country Cop True Tales from a Texas Deputy Sheriff Barry Goodson

Hope for Justice and Power Broad-based Community Organizing in the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation Kathleen Staudt

The deputy sheriff or sheriff of a county often is perceived as the lone officer protecting the citizens of a small town. Country Cop is the riveting story of one such deputy sheriff, Barry Goodson, and his experiences with the Parker County Sheriff ’s office in the 1990s and early 2000s in North Texas. Goodson puts the reader in his patrol car to vicariously share what it is like to be in county law enforcement. He reveals his officer’s skills, which include the ability to identify an offender immediately, to assess that offender’s immediate intent (apparent or not), and to decide on proper action. Calls from dispatch ranged from a simple need to clear livestock from the highways to shots fired or a 150 mph high-speed auto chase of drug dealers. More often, drug dealer attacks erupted during a perceived normal traffic stop with the offender suddenly producing a weapon, forcing Goodson to use force to subdue the individual. Even a domestic violence call takes an adverse turn when the battered wife attacks with a pair of scissors. Number Eleven: North Texas Crime and Criminal Justice Series

BARRY GOODSON is the author of CAP Môt, the story of his Marine service in Vietnam (UNT Press) and professor of criminal justice and homeland security with Columbia Southern University. 978-1-57441-788-3 cloth $34.95 978-1-57441-800-2 ebook x. 464 pp. 20 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Criminal Justice. Texas History. Memoir May

Texas-based affiliates in the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) offer a strong, mature organizing model compared with other community organizations. In Hope for Justice and Power, Kathleen Staudt examines the twenty-first-century activities of the Texas IAF in multiple cities and towns around the state, drawing on forty years of academic teaching and on twenty years of active leadership experiences in the IAF. She identifies major contradictions, tensions, and their resolutions in IAF organizing related to centralism versus local control, reformist versus radical goals, stable revenue generation, greater gender balance in leadership, and evolving IAF principles. To analyze the Texas IAF, Staudt draws on participant observation in El Paso, statewide meetings and training, on interviews, and on archival documents and media coverage. This book will appeal to those interested in community-based organizing and leadership, Mexican American and women’s politics, civic-capacity building in education, political socialization, and both Texas and urban politics. KATHLEEN STAUDT is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Western Hemispheric Trade Policy Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Border Politics in a Global Era and Violence and Activism at the Border. 978-1-57441-794-4 cloth $24.95s 978-1-57441-805-7 ebook 6x9. 360 pp. 25 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas Political History. Political Science. March


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The Best American Newspaper Narratives Volume 7

New in Paper

Forging the Star

The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service

Edited by Gayle Reaves

This anthology collects the winners of the 2019 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. First place winner: Eli Saslow, “It Was My Job, and I Didn’t Find Him” (The Washington Post), narrates the life of a former officer at the Parkland high school shooting. Second place: Elizabeth Bruenig, “What Do We Owe Her Now?” (The Washington Post), is the story of a high school rape victim who received no justice. Third place: Hannah Dreier, “The Disappeared” (ProPublica), follows a mother who lost her teenage son to gang violence. Runners-up include Jamie Thompson, “Standoff ” (The Dallas Morning News); Lane DeGregory, “Lincoln’s Shot” (Tampa Bay Times); Jenna Russell, “The World, the Stage, the Way Ahead” (The Boston Globe); Evan Allen, “Under a Dark Sky, a Baby is Born” (The Boston Globe); Lisa Gartner, “She’s Taught at the Parkland High School for 14 Years. Can She Go Back?” (Tampa Bay Times); Claire McNeill, “So You Remember the Student Who Was Shot at FSU? He’s Pretty Sure We’ve All Moved On” (Tampa Bay Times); and Bethany Barnes, “Targeted” (The Oregonian). 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. 978-1-57441-792-0 paper $16.95 978-1-57441-803-3 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. Literary Nonfiction. June

David S. Turk

Forging the Star is a comprehensive official modern history of the U.S. Marshals, the oldest federal law enforcement organization. Their daily duties include pursuing dangerous felons in each of the 94 judicial districts or extraditing them from other countries; protecting federal judges, prosecutors, and witnesses from threats; transporting and maintaining prisoners and detainees; and administering the sale of assets obtained from criminal activity. “Turk takes the reader on an informative, easyto-read round-up of federal marshal activities through the decades, covering the marshals’ roles in such events as the American Indian Movement’s takeover of Alcatraz and occupation of Wounded Knee, the kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst, the integration of the University of Mississippi, the trials of International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Watergate, various hostage negotiations, transportation of prisoners and administration of the Witness Protection Program.” —Wild West DAVID S. TURK is Historian of the United States Marshals Service and the author of five books, including one relating to the outlaw Billy the Kid, Blackwater Draw. He lives in Woodbridge, Virginia. 978-1-57441-797-5 paper $21.95 978-1-57441-662-6 ebook 6x9. 560 pp. 38 b&w illus. Notes. Criminal Justice. American History. March


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New in Paper

Winner, Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

Contested Policy

Instructions for Seeing a Ghost

The Rise and Fall of Federal Bilingual Education in the United States, 1960–2001

Steve Bellin-Oka

Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr.

978-1-57441-787-6 paper 978-1-57441-798-2 ebook $12.95 6x9. 112 pp. Poetry. April

This poetry collection is the record of an American’s return home after a decade abroad, an exile imposed solely because he loved another man. In a virtuoso display of lyric and formal inventiveness, Bellin-Oka’s poems meditate on the myriad losses engendered by diaspora: of home, family and sexual identity, and spiritual certainty.

“San Miguel provides the complete history of the rise and fall of federal bilingual education policy and details how the English-only movement defeated it at the federal level, only to continue the fight state-bystate. This is a clearly written, controlled overview of a complicated public policy debate that has extended over four decades and resides squarely inside the multiple ideological debates over American identity, “Steve Bellin-Oka’s poems hold in balance an intensified the federal role in education, and multiculturalism language and a passionate voice that bring together and diversity versus Americanism.”—History: Review the struggles of the inner life with stark realities. This of New Books is a book of arresting authenticity.”—Peter Balakian, Number One: Al Filo: Mexican American Studies Series Pulitzer-Prize winner and judge From “Self-Portrait as the Chosen One” Long before I was what I am now, short of breath, bald, just returned with arthritic knees from exile in another country’s muck and red volcanic soil, too near-sighted to discern the High Plains tumbleweed from the burning bush of myth, scorched now and silent, long before this, I was the first son my mother bore that lived. Number Twenty-seven: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

STEVE BELLIN-OKA is the author of a chapbook, Dead Letter Office at North Atlantic Station and is the recipient of a Tulsa Artists Fellowship in poetry. He has taught at the University of Mississippi and Eastern New Mexico University. He lives in Tulsa with his husband.

GUADALUPE SAN MIGUEL, JR., is professor of history at the University of Houston. 978-1-57441-796-8 paper $14.95s 978-1-57441-171-3 cloth $21.95 6x9. 176 pp. Notes. Education. Multicultural Studies. February

Theoria, Vol. 26

Edited by Frank Heidlberger ISSN 1554-1312 $22.00x 71/2x91/4. 176 pp. Music. June

Theoria is an annual peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of the history of music theory distributed by the University of North Texas Press.


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Tough soldiering in the Trans-Mississippi from Baton Rouge to Brownsville

Tempest over Texas

The Fall and Winter Campaigns of 1863–1864 Donald S. Frazier

Tempest Over Texas: The Fall and Winter Campaigns, 1863–1864 is the fourth installment in Dr. Donald S. Frazier’s award-winning Louisiana Quadrille series. Picking up the story of the Civil War in Louisiana and Texas after the fall of Port Hudson and Vicksburg, Tempest Over Texas describes Confederate confusion on how to carry on in the Trans-Mississippi given the new strategic realities. Likewise, Federal forces gathered from Memphis to New Orleans were in search of a new mission. International intrigues and disasters on distant battlefields would all conspire to confuse and perplex war-planners. One thing remained, however. The Stars and Stripes needed to fly once again in Texas, and as soon as possible. DONALD S. FRA ZIER is the award-winning author of books on the American Civil War, Texas History, Military History, and the USMexican Borderlands. He is currently serving as President and CEO of the McWhiney History Education Group in Abilene, Texas. Frazier is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, an elected member of the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas—the oldest learned organization in the state—as well serving on the board of the Texas Historical Foundation. He teaches at Schreiner University.

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A young German Texan comes of age during the brutal closing days of the American Civil War

The Forty-Eighters on Possum Creek A Texas Civil War Story

William A. Trenckmann Edited and translated by James C. Kearney The Forty-Eighters of Possum Creek: A Texas Civil War Story is a departure for State House Press. This remarkable work of vintage historical fiction focuses on the life of one young man, Kuno Sartorius, who grows up and comes of age in a community of educated German immigrants during the waning months of the Civil War. Author William Trenckmann serialized the novel in his newspaper, Das Bellville Wochenblatt [The Bellville Weekly]. His novel, Die Lateiner am Possum Creek is one of the few works of fiction to treat the plight of the minority Texas Germans during the war. However, it is more than a German story, and provides vignettes of all aspects of life, and of all classes in Texas, on both the home front and the Trans-Mississippi theater. Throughout are the young men from all walks of life brought together by Confederate conscription and facing the same hardships of war. Expertly translated and annotated by James C. Kearney, this novel becomes a shadow memoir of the American Civil War. The educated German settlers of Millheim had fled their native land because of strife and revolution, choosing the bucolic life on the Texas frontier over the sophisticated university towns of Germany. Their children, though, faced uncertainties of their own as Texas seceded and joined the Confederacy and depended on all military aged men to do their part in a cause few Germans in the neighborhood cared for, and to perpetuate slavery which most abhorred. Kearney’s notes help the reader navigate the story, and reveal the “story behind the story.” WILLIAM A. TRENCKMANN, born to German-immigrant parents in 1859, grew up in the farming community of Millheim, Texas. His career included serving as an educator, a newspaper editor, and as a legislator in the Texas House of Representatives. He died in Austin in 1937. JAMES C. KEARNEY, the author of multiple works on German Texas history, is a Fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters among other scholarly awards and accolades. A combat veteran, Kearney earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal (with five oak leaf clusters) for heroism in Vietnam, as well as the Purple Heart. He is a lecturer in the Department of Germanic Studies at University of Texas in Austin.

978-1-933337-84-5 paper $29.95 978-1-933337-86-9 ebook 6x9. 300 pp. 10 illus. Notes. Bib. Literary Novel. Civil War/Reconstruction. Texas Military History. Ethnic Studies. May

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Sisters of the Undertow A Novel

Johnnie Bernhard Sisters Kim and Kathy Hodges are born sixteen months apart in a middle-class existence parented by Linda and David Hodges of Houston, Texas. The happy couple welcomes their “lucky daughter” Kim, who is physically and mentally advanced. Following several miscarriages, Linda delivers “unlucky” Kathy at twenty-nine weeks, ensuring a life of cognitive and physical disabilities. Kathy enters public school as a special education student, while Kim is recognized as gifted. Both sisters face life and death decisions as Houston is caught in the rip current of Hurricane Harvey. Kim learns the capricious nature of luck, while Kathy continues to make her own luck, surviving Hurricane Harvey, as she has survived all undertows with the ethereal courage of the resolute. Sisters of the Undertow examines the connotations of lucky and unlucky, the complexities of sibling rivalry, and the hand fate delivers without reason. A former teacher and journalist, JOHNNIE BERNHARD’s work has appeared in University of Michigan Graduate Studies Publications, Heart of Ann Arbor Magazine, Houston Style Magazine, Southern WritersMagazine, The Texas Review, and Southern Literary Review. She is the author of the novels A Good Girl and How We Came to Be.

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An engaging novel that, at its core, wrestles at the struggle for personal happiness in the contemporary world. Sisters of the Undertow will resonate with anyone who’s ever asked: ‘How did I end up here?’”—Cliff Hudder Johnnie Bernhard has Anne Tyler’s knack for creating quirky, endearing characters with modest ambitions and big, beating hearts.”—Sharon Oard Warner

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The Fire Eater Poems

Jose Hernandez Diaz “A fire eater, a man, a flame, a mime, a red house, a man in a Pink Floyd t-shirt, and a skeleton walk into a bar. They order drinks and begin a conversation about what it’s like to be a character in a prose poem written by Jose Hernandez Diaz. They agree that, after a while, the internal logic makes sense, and they feel free to be themselves, to wander the landscapes of Los Angeles or the moon. They express their gratitude by promising to show up whenever Hernandez Diaz needs them. Luckily, the readers of this chapbook can see the results. In Edson-esque turns of playfully absurd scenarios, Hernandez Diaz reaches to the heart of our existence, and like a magician, he delights us as he confounds us. How does he do it? the audience will ask. With humor, compassion, and imagination, the three ingredients I want in any work of art.” —Christopher Kennedy, Author of Clues from the Animal Kingdom TRP Chapbook Series JOSE HERNANDEZ DIAZ is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from the University of California at Berkeley and Antioch University Los Angeles.

In these homages to humanity, Jose Hernandez Diaz weaves magic and duality: a conjuring of metamorphosis from unknowing to understanding. These lines invent themselves as a circuitous way of thinking, a nonlinear way of experiencing. We stand on the precipice of fire in Hernandez Diaz’s poems. We inhabit a place where orange roses burst into flames, preachers transform into pigeons, flames walk among us and turn to ash, we are simultaneously dragon and coyote, and where seeing the stars from the moon speaks to the delicacy of our sparks, our actions, our bones. A world exists in these poems where eating fire may be our only skill, but the scars on our ‘autumnal hearts’ prove we were here, prove we were a part of it all, prove that we believe the flames may one day be ours to wield. Hernandez Diaz creates a multidimensional existence, one where Latinx artists may ‘dream about existence beyond the clouds,’ an existence filled with part wonder, part pain, but most importantly, part possibility.” —Felicia Zamora, author, Instrument of Gaps

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Winner, 2019 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

The Loneliest Band in France A Novella

Dylan Fisher Mistaking an ad to join the titular The Loneliest Band in France for one to sell his blood, Migara de Silva, the novella’s narrator—a Sri Lankan student, new to Montpellier—finds himself, instead, under the sway of the band, drinking heavily and being recruited to play a battle-of-the-bands-esque concert (that night) at the local Café Bovary with its four members: Noël, Guy, Lucien, and Michel. Not only is there prize money attached to the concert, the bandmates also see this as an opportunity to debut a new song, one, they claim, that can hurt—even kill—its listeners. Clay Reynolds Novella Prize DYLAN FISHER is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Loneliest Band in France is his first book.

Dylan Fisher’s The Loneliest Band in France is a feverish, terrifying gem of a novella. The existential doom of an earth careening into chaos pervades these pages, though it is filtered through the endearing, funny voice of a bewildered Sri Lankan law student abroad in France, whose simple quest for knowledge is interrupted by a homicidal rock band, overbearing host parents, and the desolate desire to feel something in a world that has stopped making sense. In fact, if Bolaño and Camus had teamed up in a parallel universe to write the liner notes of a lost Talking Heads album, they might produce a brilliant, wild work much like this one.”—Dean Bakopoulos

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Winner, 2019 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

Permutations of a Self Poems

Thomas V. Nguyen Permutations of a Self grapples with issues of belonging and connection, all from the perspective of someone who does a lot more observing and ruminating than living in the present. Most of the poems draw from Nguyen’s imperfect memory of himself and others as it changes throughout time. In many ways, the poet feels like an outsider in his own family because he has gradually forgotten how to speak Vietnamese, his native language that he once knew so well. The poems in this manuscript are as much about coming to terms with that as they are about trying to reconcile what it means to be a part of his family. Interspersed throughout are threads connecting the poet to each one of his family members. They are the moments he turns back to again and again when he is lonely, confused, or unsure about where he comes from and where he is going. Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize THOMAS V. NGUYEN is a medical student at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Narrative Medicine and studied neuroscience and poetry during his undergraduate years at UT Austin. His poetry has been featured in Frontier Poetry, Nashville Review, Tinderbox Poetry, and Bellevue Literary Review, among others.

In Permutations of a Self, Nguyen explores his complex and shifting relationships to family, language, lineage, and landscape. From Vietnam to Texas to New York City, the surroundings crackle with life, while at the center is a kind of absence—a desire for connection and belonging, a grieving for all the possible lives that could be lived. Throughout, Nguyen is the quiet observer, who, with astonishing skill, guides us through moments of static with rigorous self-questioning as well as original and insistent imagery. This gorgeous debut is a finely woven intergenerational portrait, as singular as it is timely.” —Micaela Bombard

978-1-68003-214-7 paper $16.95 978-1-68003-215-4 ebook 51/4x81/2. 42 pp. Poetry. April

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2018 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize Runner-up

2018 George Garrett Fiction Prize Runner-up

Big and Bad

The Illusion of Leaving

A Novella

Anna K. Scotti

A Novel

Jeannette Brown

Candy is a tough-talking California teen with a rough home life. A sarcastic stranger, Carlos, arrives to stay with the janitor’s family in Candy’s apartment building, forcing her back to the land of the living. Bear is a sweet-tempered giant of a dog, once a beloved family pet, now a junkyard dog— renamed Big and Bad—who finds himself sold to a fighting ring. Candy’s romance with Carlos provides a sweet counterpoint to the chaos she faces every day. Candy is directionless, but Carlos’ ambition and determination inspire her, and his aunt and cousins give Candy a taste of normal family life her father can’t provide. Candy’s and Bear’s stories intertwine only incidentally, until Candy is forced to realize that her once beloved father is not only incapable of caring for her, but is involved in the hideous business of dog fighting. Unable to rely on anyone around her, Candy faces the truth and does her best to rescue the big dog she once delivered into evil hands. ANNA K. SCOTTI’s poetry appears in The New Yorker, and her short stories are regulars in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. She has been awarded The Orlando Prize for short fiction, the Pocataligo Prize for poetry, and the Mark Fisher Prize for poetry. 978-1-68003-196-6 paper $19.95 978-1-68003-205-5 ebook 51/4x81/2. 138 pp. Fiction. April

Jamie Wright hates her West Texas hometown of Silver Falls, its small-minded people, the reminder of her childhood there and her failed first marriage—the source of her daddy’s eternal disappointment. Jamie’s in town to plan his funeral, sell the ranch, and never look back. The funeral goes as planned, however, the reading of the will does not go as planned. The night after the funeral, Jamie and two former classmates go for a nostalgic ride to reminisce about high school. When a tornado system blows in, they drive to a nearby storm shelter. There, fueled by vodka, the secrets erupt. The tornado razes part of Silver Falls as well as the ranch. Jamie realizes that she is not immune to the pull of the land, the way its vast barrenness manages to sustain flora and fauna. In the process of helping clean up the tornado damage to Silver Falls, Jamie finally becomes part of the community. Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, JEANNETTE BROWN was raised in Texas. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Southwestern American Literature, and New Millennium Writings, among others. She is the co-editor of Literary Lunch, a food anthology. She has received residencies from the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Rivendell Writers’ Colony, and Hedgebrook/India. 978-1-68003-197-3 paper $21.95 978-1-68003-206-2 ebook 6x81/2. 229 pp. Fiction. May


Stephen F. Austin State University Press

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List and Story Hilda Raz

Hilda Raz has long been a significant voice for American poetry. She writes of widows dancing and of squirrels fat in late September, of the power of a woman’s voice, solitary, “blessed to be the womb put to use or not.”  Raz brings to her poetry and all the things it may encompass an authority wrought of compassion, of awareness and hard-won wisdom.  She writes, “I bent over the mess, began to gather it up” and this is an apt description for how a life might be crafted into poetry.  She knows where poetry comes from, as Yeats did in his “foul rag and bone shop,” that “I’m not afraid anymore. / How heavy you were on my body. / How burnt I was from exposure.”   The reader will remember the triumphs and heartbreaks, where “I lean on rituals of the house. / Is it possible to live forever in silence?”  and where a mother, dreaming, . . . sits in the rocking chair.  From the shut closet, a cry. In the closet, wrapped in a snowsuit, under the zipper, one of the twins

978-1-62288-307-3 paper $18.00 6x9. 88 pp. Poetry. Women’s Studies. February

she gave birth to, this child in her arms. One twin died, she remembers, but this one is alive and mewing, a swollen belly, a perfect little head, a face. She’d forgotten him. No. I can fix everything.  HILDA RA Z is poetry editor of bosque journal and was the long-time editor of Prairie Schooner.  The author of Divine Honors, All Odd and Splendid, What Becomes You, among others, she has held a long and influential place in American letters.  She lives in Placitas, New Mexico.

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The Sorrows

Visiting Hours

Gary Fincke

Andrew McFadyenKetchum

Gary Fincke’s The Sorrows explores the human dynamics, gone wrong and right, of family, of loss for women who never “said they needed their husbands to come back from the dead,” of the ghosts that populate the world. There are filthy people in the world of sorrows, collecting porn and drinking beer; racist and sexist, dangerous and blind despite the disasters.  Yet, the grotesque often brings the saints through the darkness to redemptive light, and Fincke is adept at guiding his reader toward such consolation.  After all, the reader is “someone who needed me.  Or, at least, a presence, a voice.” Author of The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories and winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Elixir Press Fiction Prize for earlier collections, GARY FINCKE has published thirty-four books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction. 978-1-62288-311-0 paper $20.00 6x9. 186 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. February

Visiting Hours chronicles the cold, clear February morning, Mary Interlandi drove to the top of the Nashville Sheraton parking garage and leapt to her death, seven stories below. She was 19 years old. The author had know her and her family his entire life. Visiting Hours chronicles their friendship, her sudden death, and the psychological, social, and political aftermath of suicide. ANDREW MCFADYEN-KETCHUM teaches creative writing at Community College of Colorado Online. His first book, Ghost Gear, was published in 2014 with the University of Arkansas Press. 978-1-62288-312-7 paper $20.00 6x9. 186 pp. Poetry. February


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In Bloom

Bruise Songs

Esteban Rodriguez

Estaban Rodriguez’s In Bloom is an exquisite array of lyrical poetry. The title poem, for example, takes us through a catalogue of images, beautifully phrased, of family members who “lent themselves to a pendulum of trumpets, / accordians, drums, guitars, and lyrics that taught us” Spanish and solitariness, the disenchantment.  Yet, “a song / we knew would suddenly come on, give us every reason / to bob our heads, sing along” even if we didn’t understand the message.  Rodriguez can take us to “Gomorrah” and “Golgotha,” and lead us to a prayer that says “praise be . . . luck—regardless / of circumstances, conditions—was something / that could always be repeated.” ESTEBAN RODRIGUEZ is the author of Dusk & Dust (Hub City Press, 2019). His poetry has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review,Water~Stone Review, Washington Square Review, and Puerto del Sol. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, he currently lives with his family and teaches in Austin, Texas. 978-1-62288-306-6 paper $18.00 6x9. 100 pp. Poetry. Poetry. Mexican American Studies. Mexican American Studies. February

Steve Davenport

Steve Davenport’s Bruise Songs is aggressive—21st century blues, a rap for the times, a hymn for the hurts we bear and for which we recover. As the poet invokes in “Dear Horse I Rode in On,” his poetry is the curl of rind the lick of salt the shaves barkings of all these lines or limes I cut and squeeze for bruise songs, my cowboy brag.  Rhyme is everything in song.  You done me wrong. He leads us to muddy waters where he asks us to sing his “two-chord, carp killin’ river song,” or gives us access to love letters to cerebral angiograms:  “I find the clot you leave under the bruise.  I ask that you open lines of time.”  It takes a life to sing blues so hauntingly. A product of American Bottom, an Illinois floodplain across the Mississippi from St. Louis, STEVE DAVENPORT is the author of two poetry collections: Overpass (2012) and Uncontainable Noise (2006). His poems, stories, and essays have been anthologized, reprinted, and published in scores of literary magazines both on-line and in print. 978-1-62288-302-8 paper $18.00 6x9. 80 pp. Poetry. February


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In a Rind of Light

The Four Rings

Catherine Hodges

New and Selected Poems Fred Dings

Catherine Abbey Hodges’ In a Rind of Light takes us into the territory of memory, where “in a distant city,” someone falls down stairs and makes “a song of it,” where siblings speak of family secrets that make breathing different, where selflessness is the mother’s gift to her children. These poems are close and personal, affectionate.  Certainly, there is sadness in this work, loss, and dwelling upon loss.  However, in these “prayers into the past,” mistakes being the pathways to how we find our lives, Hodges makes “even the poorest thing” shine.

Fred Dings’s The Four Rings: New and Selected Poems joins the best of his two previous collections along with twenty-nine new poems. Dings’s poetry is highly lyrical and evocative; he brings to us redwing blackbirds that arrive “like the dying / reclaiming their old lives, delirious / with joy,” and revelations that, like “caterpillar days that crawl / through the long winters.”  It is easy to get lost in the mesmerizing details of Dings’ observations.  In his world, “Time, which forgets / none of us, remembers to carry you, finally, back to me.”

CATHERINE ABBEY HODGES is the author of two previous poetry collections: Instead of Sadness, selected by Dan Gerber as winner of the 2015 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize, and Raft ofDays (2017). Her poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily and appear in venues including The Southern Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Miramar, Chicago Quarterly Review, Connotation Press, SWWIM, Tar River Poetry and Atticus Review.

FRED DINGS is the author of two books of poetry, Eulogy for a Private Man and After the Solstice. His poems have been published in the New Republic, the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, TriQuarterly, and others. He is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a regular poetry reviewer for World Literature Today.

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Puberty Drove the Car

Pup! et cetera Derek Updegraff

I was just along for the ride Scott Eubanks

Puberty Drove the Car: I was just along for the ride takes readers on a nostalgic, coming of age ride about life in Marshall, Texas, during the 50s and 60s. Told through the eyes of a narrator who has now reached his 70s, Puberty Drove the Car relates the sometimes clumsy and often funny march toward adulthood in humorous selections sure to please readers who long to retreat from the frantic pace of today’s lifestyle and seek a refuge the past has to offer through stories full of East Texas laughter. This collection celebrates a down-home good time with people of solid character, reflecting on the syrupy slow 1950s and 1960s when gentility and simplicity were conducive to storing away good memories and enjoying friends. SCOTT EUBANKS is a native of Marshall, Texas, and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where he earned degrees in journalism and English. 978-1-62288-309-7 paper $20.00 6x9. 150 pp. Memoir. February

Derek Updegraff ’s latest collection of fifteen short stories, Pup! Et cetera, continues his exploration of fictional characters whose lives are fascinating and completely unexpected. Take, for example, the wife who cartwheels and backflips in the living room or the two men in “Husky” who hug and sob and console one another.  Consider the man who holds “a bag of ice between his hands because he’s the poor bastard who grabbed the hot potato.”  There is, in this book, a pulse of familiarity in all the strangeness, something to cling to “as sirens rage louder and louder,” and “One walks to the door and says, ‘Come.  Let’s make more rock piles instead.’” DEREK UPDEGRAFF  is the author of the poetry collection Paintings That Look Like Things (2018) and the fiction collection The Butcher’s Tale and Other Stories (2016). His poems and short stories have appeared in Bayou Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, CutBank, The Greensboro Review, The Lyric, The Minnesota Review. 978-1-62288-310-3 paper $20.00 6x9. 160 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. March


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The Long Answer

Deleted Scenes

David Keplinger

The Long Answer gleans from David Keplinger’s five previous poetry collections, covering two decades of his engagement with the lyric narrative. Through echoes of Dickinson, Rimbaud, William Blake, and the French prose poet Max Jacob, as well as a host of other European and American voices, this volume maps the ongoing “long answer” to the poet’s individual inquiries about family, influence, and originality while at the same time tapping the source and substance of a more far-flung, philosophical problem. How is one life both distinct from and the sum of lives that came before? How does one disentangle oneself from the illusion of separateness? Culling together the best work from those previous years, and with nearly forty new pages of material, The Long Answer seeks a question, in Keplinger’s title poem, “so old, no one remembers/ what was asked for/in the first place,/ and which leaves us . . . /with only each other.” His work, here, and historically, seeks less to alter thinking than to undrape it, where poetry can be the means of remembering what we are. DAVID KEPLINGER has won several awards and honors for his work, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Colorado Book Award, the Cavafy Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the 2019 UNT Rilke Prize for his latest book, Another City. He lives in Washington D.C. and teaches at American University. 978-1-62288-308-0 paper $22.00 6x9. 170 pp. Poetry. March

Kevin Catalano

Kevin Catalano’s collection of stories, Deleted Scenes delights because, as an editor might cut scenes from a film, those cuts assembled into a montage become far more enthralling than the film. The “deleted scenes” become the bonus, as in “Ghost in the Womb” when the expected gothic horror of blood bubbling up from the shower drain seems normal because the plumber says it is so:  “Son, you know what I’ve found in people’s pipes?”  So, we get coffee.  In such a montage, it is possible to lose virginity twice, to become royalty, despite “eczema and constant smell of fried chicken and sausage gravy,” and the “measure of man” was his ability to “take it.”  The stories are wild, innovative and unabashed.” KEVIN CATALANO is the author of the novel, Where the Sun Shines Out. His stories have appeared in PANK, Gargoyl Magazine, and storySouth. He teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children. 978-1-62288-303-5 paper $20.00 6x9. 150 pp. Collection of Short Fiction. March


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WILDFLOWERS OF TEXAS Geyata Ajilvsg 978-0-940672-73-4 flexbound $19.95

Native-plant expert Geyata Ajilvsgi gives lay readers the most comprehensive field guide currently available on the state’s abundant wildflowers. This latest edition contains information on 482 of the most common species found in the state’s major vegetation zones. Each entry includes a full-color photograph of the flower on the page facing the entry, bloom period, range and habitat, and botanical description. A special note in each entry explains the plant’s therapeutic, culinary, and other traditional uses, such as landscaping value. A color map of Texas shows the state’s major vegetation zones, corresponding to the range codes used in the text. Other supplementary material includes a glossary of botanical terms, an illustrated glossary of plant parts, and a selected bibliography for future reading.

WILDFLOWERS OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY Marshall Enquist 978-0-9618013-0-4 paperback $19.95

Austin conservationist Marshall Enquist provides detailed descriptions and color illustrations of 427 wildflower species. Broad in scope, the book covers everything from the smallest meadow flowers to the largest flowering trees and shrubs. A comprehensive guide to the flora of one of Texas’ most beautiful regions, Enquist subdivides and provides brief explanations of three geological areas within the Hill Country: the Edwards Plateau, the Lampasas Cut Plains, and the Llano Uplift and the indigenous species that thrive in each locale. THE STORY OF TEXAS John Edward Weems 978-0-940672-35-2 paperback $10.95

Children of all ages will enjoy this colorful, instructive book on Texas history. Told in simple language and illustrated by lively sketches and paintings, the story emphasizes the drama and excitement of the state’s history – from prehistoric times, when Texas was largely underwater and inhabited by strange creatures, to the modern age of space travel and computers.

PCS TO CORPORATE AMERICA From Military Tactics to Corporate Interviewing Strategy Roger Cameron 978-0-940672-85-7 paperback $14.95

This book is both a workbook and a reference book for any junior military officer who is considering a permanent change of station (PCS) to the business world. Written by Roger Cameron, a leading authority on preparing JMOs for a successful transition to corporate America and the cofounder of the recruiting firm Cameron-Brooks Inc., this best-selling resource guides candidates through each stage of the job search—from making an application to accepting an offer, with emphasis on mission-critical preparation for the initial and follow-up interviews. The advice in these pages will not only prepare you for a new future in corporate America but also foster your professional growth as you advance in your business career.


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THE MESSENGER THE OTHER TOSCANINI THE WOODS IN A TREE PICKERS AND POETS WITHOUT GETTING KILLED OR CAUGHT Brian T. Atkinson Sebastiano Filippi and Sybil Rosen Craig Clifford and Craig D. Hillis, Eds. TamaraDeSaviano 978-1-62349-778-1 Daniel Costas aper 978-1-57441-676-3 $28.00 cloth $29.95 cloth 978-1-62349-446-9 $29.95 clothVaracalli 978-1-62349-454-4 $29.95 cloth 978-1-57441-774-6

KENT FINLAY, DREAMER Brian T. Atkinson and Jenni Finlay $25.95 cloth 978-1-62349-378-3 THE BLUES COME TO TEXAS Compiled by Alan B. Govenar $95.00 hardcover 978-1-62349-638-8

THE CONDUCTOR w and Robin Underdahl er 978-1-57441-646-6

EGIE HALL: NEW YORK TRUMPETER WILLIAM CHIANO n A. Shook 978-1-57441-306-9

WEIRD YET STRANGE Danny Garrett $20.95 paper 978-0-87565-616-8

ALL OVER THE MAP Michael Corcoran $19.95 paper 978-1-57441-710-4

CONDUCTING CONCERTI David Itkin $29.95 cloth 978-1-57441-570-4 AMERICANA MUSIC Lee Zimmerman $28.00 cloth 978-1-62349-701-9

NEW FALL 2019 CLASSIC KEYS Alan Lenhoff and David Robertson $60.00 hardcover 978-1-57441-776-0

FROM AGGIELAND A LIFELIVE IN MUSIC: FROM THE SOVIET RobTOClark UNION CANADA $24.95Alexander cloth 978-1-62349-523-7 Tumanov $34.95 cloth 978-1-57441-755-5

CHANGING THE Carolyn Glenn B $29.95 cloth 978-1-5

A DAY FOR DANCING Kenneth W. Hart $24.95s cloth 978-1-57441-567-4

MY GUITAR IS A CAMERA Watt M. Casey Jr. $35.00 cloth 978-1-62349-558-9

INSIDE JOHN HAYNIE’S STUDIO THE VIEW FROM THE BAC Chris Smith John James Haynie, Anne Hardin, Ed. $18.95 paper 978-1-5 $22.95 paper 978-1-57441-649-7 DELBERT MCCLINTON THE BROKEN SPOKE

Diana Finlay Hendricks $29.95 cloth 978-1-62349-588-6

Donna Marie Miller $24.95 cloth 978-1-62349-519-0

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DAT Dat Nguyen $22.95 paper 978-1-62349-063-8 $24.95 hardcover 978-1-62349-654-8

FALLEN STARS Carson James Cunningham $26.95 cloth 978-1-62349-560-2

YOU SAW ME ON THE RADIO Dave South $25.00 cloth 978-1-62349-809-2

BATTLE OF THE BRAZOS T. G. Webb $27.00 cloth 978-1-62349-661-6

A COACHING LIFE Gary Blair, with Rusty Burson $29.95 cloth 978-1-62349-536-7

BEBES AND THE BEAR Ron J. Jackson Jr. $24.95 cloth 978-1-62349-827-6

LINKS TO THE PAST Dan K Utley and Stanley O. Graves $30.00 hardcover 978-1-62349-642-5

TTHE CY YOUNG CATCHER Charlie O’Brien and Doug Wedge $29.95 cloth 978-1-62349-292-2

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THE ROSE RUSTLERS Greg Grant and William C. Welch $30.00 flexbound

TEXAS ALMANAC 2020-2021 Rosie Hatch $24.95 flexbound

THE BLANCO RIVER Wes Ferguson $24.95 flexbound

ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS THE TEXASTHAT HILL COUNTRY Nancy T. McCoy, David Woodcock, Michael H. G. Marvins and Carolyn $38.00Brown cloth $40.00 cloth

CADDO Thad Sitton and Carolyn Brown $30.00 cloth


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