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he entire staff of Texas A&M University Press wishes to dedicate this seasonal catalog to our longtime editor-in-chief Mary Lenn Dixon, who retired at the end of 2013 after more than three decades of distinguished accomplishments and editorial leadership. This new season’s books continue to reflect her astute sponsorship and editorial skills, as will future books in progress that will appear in catalogs to come. We are also delighted to announce an outstanding new hire and important promotions for our acquisitions staff. • On January 1, 2014, Shannon Davies, formerly our Louise Lindsey Merrick Editor for the Natural Environment, assumed the position of editor-inchief of Texas A&M University Press. • We welcome Jay Dew, formerly acquisitions editor at the University of Oklahoma Press, who has recently joined our staff as senior editor. • Our former managing editor, Thom Lemmons, has transitioned to a new role as associate acquisitions editor. In his place, our former editorial assistant Katie Cowart Duelm has been promoted to managing editor, and associate editor Patricia Clabaugh is taking on important new responsibilities for our illustrated books in both printed and digital formats.

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Cov er Half Plate Tintype by Unknown Artist, Waco, Texas, ca. 1861 Privates Emzy Taylor and G. M. Taylor, Company E, “Lone Star Guards,” 4th Texas Infantry Regiment, Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA Courtesy of the Lawrence T. Jones III Collection, DeGolyer Library, SMU From the book Lens on the Texas Frontier by Lawrence T. Jones III (See page 21)

With these appointments, we are confident that the flow of excellent, important publications that our readers have come to expect from the Texas A&M imprint will continue unabated.

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A patient’s survival guide to twenty-first-century healthcare . . .

Prepare to Defend Yourself . . . How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life Matthew Minson, MD

Do you really need to pay that outstanding balance with the hospital? Do you know the differences between a nurse practitioner, a physician’s assistant, a physician, and a paramedic? Did you realize that not all hospitals can treat your stroke, heart attack, or trauma with equal speed and effectiveness? How should you negotiate and appeal a hospital charge? Can you do anything to minimize the medical mistakes that your provider might commit? In Prepare to Defend Yourself . . . How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life, Matthew Minson, a physician and disaster medicine and healthcare policy expert, pulls back the examination room curtain on the healthcare system, empowering patients and their families to become proactive and knowledgeable users of medical services. Written in a humorous, patientfriendly style and loaded with the author’s cartoons and other visual aids, this essential consumer’s guide to modern healthcare provides down-to-earth, accurate advice that any reader can use, whether preparing for surgery, dialing 911, or simply getting a prescription filled.

978-1-62349-115-4 paper with flaps $23.00 978-1-62349-162-8 ebook 6x9. 256 pp. 3 b&w photos. 27 cartoons. 5 tables. Bib. Index. Medical Humanities. April

This book’s publication is supported by the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health, whose mission is to improve the health of communities through education, research, service, outreach, and creative partnerships.

MATTHEW MINSON, MD, is the Senior Advisor for Health Affairs at the Texas Engineering Extension Service and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy Management in the School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. As medical director for Texas Task Force One, a FEMA and State of Texas urban search and rescue team, he has been deployed to numerous disaster sites, such as the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the Columbia space shuttle recovery, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


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Who owns the water in Texas?

Sharing the Common Pool Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans

Charles R. Porter Foreword by Andrew Sansom If all the people, municipalities, agencies, businesses, power plants, and other entities that think they have a right to the water in Texas actually tried to exercise those rights, there would not be enough water to satisfy all claims, no matter how legitimate. In Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans, water rights expert Charles Porter explains in the simplest possible terms who has rights to the water in Texas, who determines who has those rights, and who benefits or suffers because of it. The origins of Texas water law, which contains elements of the state’s Spanish, English, and Republic heritages, contributed to the development of a system that defines water by where it sits, flows, or falls and assigns its ownership accordingly. Over time, this seemingly logical, even workable, set of expectations has evolved into a tortuous collection of laws, permits, and governing authorities under the onslaught of population growth and competing interests—agriculture, industry, cities—all with insatiable thirsts. In sections that cover ownership, use, regulation, real estate, and policy, Porter lays out in as straightforward a fashion as possible just how we manage (and mismanage) water in this state, what legal cases have guided the debate, and where the future might take us as old rivalries, new demands, and innovative technologies— such as hydraulic fracturing of oil shale formations (“fracking”)— help redefine water policy. River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

CHARLES R. PORTER is assistant professor of history at St. Edward’s University in Austin and a licensed real estate agent and broker. He has been a presenter and panel moderator for the Texas legislature, at the Texas Groundwater Summit, and at a joint conference of the Texas Rural Water Association and Texas Water Conservation Association.

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RELATED INTEREST Spanish Water, Anglo Water Early Development in San Antonio Charles R. Porter Jr. 978-1-60344-468-2 paper $19.95 978-1-60344-325-8 ebook Texas Water Atlas Lawrence E. Estaville and Richard A. Earl Preface by Andrew Sansom 978-1-60344-020-2 flexbound $24.95 978-1-60344-445-3 ebook

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Texas in 2050 . . .

Changing Texas

Implications of Answering or Ignoring the Texas Challenge

Steve H. Murdock, Michael E. Cline, Mary Zey, P. Wilner Jeanty, and Deborah Perez Drawing on nearly thirty years of prior analyses of growth, aging, and diversity in Texas populations and households, the authors of Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge examine key issues related to future Texas population change and its socioeconomic implications. Current interpretation of data indicates that, in the absence of any change in the socioeconomic conditions associated with the demographic characteristics of the fastest growing populations, Texas will become poorer and less competitive in the future. However, the authors delineate how such a future can be altered so that the “Texas Challenge” becomes a Texas advantage, leading to a more prosperous future for all Texans. Presenting extensive data and projections for the period through 2050, Changing Texas permits an educated preview of Texas at the middle of the twenty-first century. Discussing in detail the implications of population-related change and examining how the state could alter those outcomes through public policy, Changing Texas offers important insights for the implications of Texas’ changing demographics for educational infrastructure, income and poverty, unemployment, healthcare needs, business activity, public funding, and many other topics important to the state, its leaders, and its people. Perhaps most importantly, Changing Texas shows how objective information, appropriately analyzed, can inform governmental and private-sector policies that will have important implications for the future of Texas. STEVE H. MURDOCK and his colleagues MICHAEL E. CLINE, P. WILNER JEANTY, and DEBORAH PEREZ are researchers at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, and MARY ZEY is professor emerita at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Murdock, the lead author, is the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and director of the Hobby Center.

978-1-62349-159-8 paper $24.95 978-1-62349-166-6 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. 4 figs. 121 tables. References. Bib. Index. Borderlands Studies. Social Sciences. Texas Political History. February

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Texas Health Atlas Lawrence E. Estaville , Kristine Egan, and Abel Galaviz, MD Preface by Andrew Sansom 978-1-60344-020-2 flexbound $24.95 978-1-60344-445-3 ebook


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The first study examining women’s contributions to the industrialization of Mexico’s northeast . . .

Working Women into the Borderlands Sonia Hernández

In Working Women into the Borderlands, author Sonia Hernández sheds light on how women’s labor was shaped by US capital in the northeast region of Mexico and how women’s labor activism simultaneously shaped the nature of foreign investment and relations between Mexicans and Americans. As capital investments fueled the growth of heavy industries in cities and ports such as Monterrey and Tampico, women’s work complemented and strengthened their male counterparts’ labor in industries which were historically male-dominated. As Hernández reveals, women laborers were expected to maintain their “proper” place in society, and work environments were in fact gendered and class-based. Yet, these prescribed notions of class and gender were frequently challenged as women sought to improve their livelihoods by using everyday forms of negotiation including collective organizing, labor arbitration boards, letter writing, creating unions, assuming positions of confianza (“trustworthiness”), and by migrating to urban centers and/or crossing into Texas. Drawing extensively on bi-national archival sources, newspapers, and published records, Working Women into the Borderlands demonstrates convincingly how women’s labor contributions shaped the development of one of the most dynamic and contentious borderlands in the globe. Connecting the Greater West Series

SONIA HERNÁNDEZ is an associate professor of history at the University of Texas–Pan American in Edinburg. Her recent publications include a contributed chapter for War along the Border.


onnecting the Greater West, a new series of scholarly books, will explore a wide range of topics on the American West, understood as not only the United States, but also northern Mexico, western Canada, and the borderlands areas between the regions. Under the general editorship of Sterling Evans, who holds the Louise Welsh Chair in Oklahoma, Southern Plains, and Borderlands History at the University of Oklahoma, the series will highlight the changing ways historians view the North American West. Books in the series will deal with transnational history, borders and borderlands, immigration, environment and agriculture, and indigenous negotiations of bordered regions.

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978-1-62349-040-9 unjacketed cloth $45.00x 978-1-62349-041-6 paper $22.95s 978-1-62349-139-0 ebook 6x9. 256 pp. 5 b&w photos. Map. Bib. Index. Borderlands Studies. Women’s Studies. Labor History. Latin American Studies. Mexican American Studies. March

RELATED INTEREST Latina Legislator Leticia Van de Putte and the Road to Leadership Sharon A. Navarro 978-1-60344-062-2 cloth $29.95 978-1-62349-085-0 ebook

Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II Emilio Zamora 978-1-60344-066-0 cloth $60.00x 978-1-60344-097-4 paper $27.95s 978-1-60344-334-0 ebook

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Fresh, new voices in borderlands literature . . .

New Border Voices An Anthology

Edited by Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, and Erika GarzaJohnson When the “counter-canon” itself becomes canonized, it’s time to reload. This is the notion that animates New Border Voices, an anthology of recent and rarely seen writing by Borderlands artists from El Paso to Brownsville—and a hundred miles on either side. Challenging the assumption that borderlands writing is the privileged product of the 1970s and ’80s, the vibrant community represented in this collection offers tasty bits of regional fare that will appeal to a wide range of readers and students. Among the contributions are: Introduction A “Southern Renaissance” for Texas Letters —José E. Limón The Texas-Mexico Border: This Writer’s Sense of Place —Rolando Hinojosa-Smith The Rain Parade —Paul Pedroza BRANDON D. SHULER of Lubbock edited the previously unpublished work of Hart Stilwell, Glory of the Silver King: The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing. ROBERT JOHNSON is a professor of English at the University of Texas–Pan American and author of The Lost Years of William S. Burroughs: Beats in South Texas. ERIKA GARZA-JOHNSON’s poetry has been published in The Texas Observer and other journals. She teaches composition and literature at South Texas College. 978-1-62349-124-6 cloth $45.00x 978-1-62349-125-3 paper $25.00s 978-1-62349-163-5 ebook 6x9. 246 pp. 3 line art. Index. Borderlands Studies. Literary Studies. Ethnic Studies. April

Democratic Renewal and the Mutual Aid Legacy of US Mexicans

Julie Leininger Pycior

The legacy of the historic mutual aid organizing by US Mexicans, with its emphasis on self-help and community solidarity, continues to inform Mexican American activism and subtly influence a number of major US social movements. In Democratic Renewal and the Mutual Aid Legacy of US Mexicans, Julie Leininger Pycior traces the early origins of organizing in the decades following the US-Mexican War, when Mexicans in the Southwest established mutualista associations for their protection. Further, she traces the ways in which these efforts have been invoked by contemporary Latino civil rights leaders. Pycior notes that the Mexican immigrant associations instrumental in the landmark 2006 immigration reform marches echo mutualista societies at their peak in the 1920s. Then Mexican immigrants from San Diego to New York engaged in economic, medical, cultural, educational, and legal aid. This path-breaking study culminates with an examination of Southwest community organizing networks as crucial counterweights to the outsize role of large financial contributions in the democratic political process. It also finds ways in which this community organizing echoes the activity of mutualista groups in the very same neighborhoods a century ago. JULIE LEININGER PYCIOR, a professor of history at Manhattan College, served as a historical adviser to public television and is a contributor to huffingtonpost. com. Her previous book, LBJ and Mexican Americans, won the T. R. Fehrenbach Award. 978-1-62349-128-4 cloth $35.00s 978-1-62349-165-9 ebook 6x9. 256 pp. 34 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Mexican American Studies. Labor History. April


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The first English translation of this classic account . . .

The World War I Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz Edited and with an Introduction by Emilio Zamora Translated by Emilio Zamora with Ben Maya

“I am home, safe and sound, and reviewing all these memories as if in a dream. All of this pleases me. I have been faithful to my duty.” Thus José de la Luz Sáenz ends his account of his military service in France and Germany in 1918. Published in Spanish in 1933, his annotated book of diary entries and letters recounts not only his own war experiences but also those of his fellow Mexican Americans. A skilled and dedicated teacher in South Texas before and after the war, Sáenz’s patriotism, his keen observation of the discrimination he and his friends faced both at home and in the field, and his unwavering dedication to the cause of equality have for years made this book a valuable resource for scholars, though only ten copies are known to exist and it has never before been available in English. Equally clear in these pages are the astute reflections and fierce pride that spurred Sáenz and others to pursue the postwar organization of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). This English edition of one of only two known war diaries of a Mexican American in the Great War is translated with an introduction and annotation by noted Mexican American historian Emilio Zamora. Number Thirteen: C. A. Brannen Series

EMILIO ZAMORA is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. Recent publications include Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II.

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978-1-62349-113-0 cloth $50.00x 978-1-62349-114-7 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-151-2 ebook 6x9. 448 pp. 14 b&w photos. Line art. 2 maps. Index. World War I. Mexican American Studies. Texas Military History. April

RELATED INTEREST To the Line of Fire! Mexican Texans and World War I José A. Ramírez 978-1-60344-136-0 cloth $29.95 978-1-60344-375-3 ebook

Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II Emilio Zamora Foreword by Juan Gómez Quiñones 978-1-60344-066-0 cloth $60.00x 978-1-60344-097-4 paper $27.95s

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New in paperback Winner, 2008 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award, presented by the Marine Corp Heritage Foundation

To the Limit of Endurance

A Cause Greater than Self

The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient Stephen J. Ochs

A Battalion of Marines in the Great War Peter F. Owen

“Built on interviews, archival deposits, memoirs, printed documents, and appropriate secondary sources, it catches in the words of the actual participants the grim realities of rain, mud, bad food, lost friends, and a formidable adversary characteristic of Great War literature. It also has the positive impact of a Leavenworth Staff Study with proper maps, sections of critical leadership analysis, and the always useful ‘lessons learned’ included in the narrative. Lt. Col. Owen’s book is a serious addition to the study of the American military experience in the Great War.”—Journal of Military History “Owen has recreated a superb rendering of life in the 4th brigade of Marines 90 years ago. His maps and diagrams are skillfully crafted, and the selection of photos is impressive. His appendixes, casualties of the battalion, and brief sketches of some of the notable, then and later, are extremely helpful, as are his notes.”—Leatherback Number Nine: C. A. Brannen Series

PETER F. OWEN retired from the US Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel. His first command was a weapons platoon in the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. During his research for this book, he walked every battlefield on which 2/6 fought during the Great War. Owen previously annotated Carl Brannen’s World War I memoir, Over There. 978-1-62349-156-7 paper $22.95 978-1-60344-465-1 ebook 6x9. 264 pp. 36 b&w photos. 12 maps. 4 figs. Bib. Index. Military History. Marine Corps. World War I. February

A privileged, hell-raising youth who had greatly embarrassed his family by being dismissed from West Point, Michael J. Daly would go on to display selfless courage and heroic leadership on the battlefield during World War II. Starting as an enlisted man and rising through the ranks to become a captain and company commander, Daly earned three Silver Stars, a Bronze Star with “V” attachment for valor, two Purple Hearts, and finally, the Medal of Honor. “Stephen J. Ochs, who teaches history at Georgetown Prep, has interwoven Daly’s career with the rise of his Irish Catholic family and the army’s implacable drive across France and Germany. Throughout the narrative, Daly’s tactical brilliance in leading a squad, a platoon, and a company shine through.”—Washington Post “This is a truly inspirational story of one man’s fight not to be locked in a ‘hero’s cage’ and find his way through life by ridding himself of the demons that he carried when one war ended and another one began.”—WWII History Magazine Number 139: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

STEPHEN J. OCHS is an instructor in the history department at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, where he holds the Lawler Chair of History and has taught since 1977. He is the author of two previous books. 978-1-62349-153-6 paper $24.95 978-1-60344-803-1 ebook 6x9. 296 pp. 34 b&w photos. 9 maps. 6 figures. Appendix. Bib. Index. Biography. World War II. Military History. April


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Night Hunters

The AC-130s and Their Role in US Airpower William P. Head

In Night Hunters, air power historian William P. Head provides the first detailed study of the development and deployment of the AC-130 gunship. While other airframes and other types of close air support (CAS) and interdiction weapon systems preceded or flew with the AC-130s, this four-engine cargo airframe proved to be not only the longest serving fixed-wing gunship but also the most effective by far. During the Vietnam War, the US military developed new tactics and weapons systems to counter a diversity of enemy tactics and geographic features, the difficult climate, and the shifting diplomatic context. One of the most important was the development of the AC-130. Its ability to transport heavier payloads at higher altitudes across longer distances made it the logical choice to be the final Vietnam-era fixed-wing gunship and the only one that continues to fly missions in the twenty-first century. In addition, it employed many of the most advanced weapons, sensors, targeting devices, and fire control systems of the 1970s or of any era. By recounting both the technical development and the combat operations of the plane, and by looking at the proposed alternatives for its use in the War on Terror, Night Hunters offers a clear view of the role of gunships and of close air support in US wars. In today’s never-ending brushfire wars, the AC-130s continue to uphold their reputation for excellence. Number 145: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

WILLIAM P. HEAD is chief of the 78 Air Base Wing Office of History at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He is the author of several books, including Shadow and Stinger: Developing the AC-119G/K Gunships in the Vietnam War, which received the Air Force’s 2008 Robert F. Futrell Award for Excellence in Historical Publications.

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RELATED INTEREST Shadow and Stinger Developing the AC-119G/K Gunships in the Vietnam War William P. Head 978-1-58544-577-6 cloth $49.95s 978-1-60344-507-8 ebook Striving for Air Superiority The Tactical Air Command in Vietnam Craig C. Hannah 978-1-58544-146-4 cloth $29.95s

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Putting “Vietnamization” to the test . . .

A Raid Too Far

Operation Lam Son 719 and Vietnamization in Laos James H. Willbanks

In February 1971, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) launched an incursion into Laos in an attempt to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and destroy North Vietnamese Army (NVA) base areas along the border. This movement would be the first real test of Vietnamization, Pres. Richard Nixon’s program to turn the fighting over to South Vietnamese forces as US combat troops were withdrawn. US ground forces would support the operation from within South Vietnam and would pave the way to the border for ARVN troops, and US air support would cover the South Vietnamese forces once they entered Laos, but the South Vietnamese forces would attack on the ground alone. The operation, dubbed Lam Son 719, went very well for the first few days, but as movement became bogged down the NVA rushed reinforcements to the battle and the ARVN forces found themselves under heavy attack. US airpower wreaked havoc on the North Vietnamese troops, but the South Vietnamese never regained momentum and ultimately began to withdraw back into their own country under heavy enemy pressure. In this first in-depth study of this operation, military historian and Vietnam veteran James H. Willbanks traces the details of battle, analyzes what went wrong, and suggests insights into the difficulties currently being incurred with the training of indigenous forces.

978-1-62349-017-1 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-117-8 ebook 6x9. 286 pp. 23 b&w photos. 7 maps. Glossary. Bib. Index. Vietnam War. Military History. February

RELATED INTEREST A Dragon Lives Forever War and Rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Thomas R. Hargrove 978-1-60344-060-8 paper $23.95

Number 143: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

JAMES H. WILLBANKS, General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History and director of the department of military history at the US Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas, is also author of The Tet Offensive: A Concise History and Abandoning Vietnam.

More Than a Soldier’s War Pacification in Vietnam Edward P. Metzner 978-0-89096-666-2 cloth $29.95

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Uncovering the almost-forgotten history of the “eighteentwelvers” . . .

Coffins of the Brave

Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812 Edited by Kevin J. Crisman

In Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812, archaeologist Kevin J. Crisman and his fellow contributors examine sixteen different examples of 1812-era naval and commercial shipbuilding. They range from four small prewar vessels to four 16- or 20-gun brigs, three warships of much greater size, a steamboat hull converted into an armed schooner, two gunboats, and two postwar schooners. Despite their differing degrees of preservation and archaeological study, each vessel reveals something about how its creators sought the best balance of strength, durability, capacity, stability, speed, weatherliness, and seaworthiness for the anticipated naval struggle on the lakes along the US-Canadian border. The underwater archaeology reported here has guided a new approach to understanding the events of 1812–15, one that blends the evidence in contemporary documents and images with a wealth of details derived from objects lost, discarded, and otherwise left behind.

978-1-62349-032-4 hardcover $60.00s 978-1-62349-076-8 ebook 81/2x11. 416 pp. 23 color, 114 b&w photos. 5 maps. 90 line art. Bib. Index. Nautical Archaeology. Navy. American History. February

This heavily illustrated volume balances scholarly findings with lively writing, interjecting the adventure of working on shipwrecks and archaeological finds into the investigation and interpretation of a war that continues to attract interest two centuries after it was fought.


Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series

KEVIN J. CRISMAN is an associate professor in the nautical archaeology graduate program of the anthropology department at Texas A&M University, where he also serves as director of the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.

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The Western River Steamboat Adam I. Kane Foreword by Alan L. Bates 978-1-58544-322-2 cloth $39.95s 978-1-58544-343-7 paper $19.95 The Life and Times of the Steamboat Red Cloud or, How Merchants, Mounties, and the Missouri Transformed the West Annaliese Corbin Foreword by William E. Lass 978-1-58544-484-7 unjacketed cloth $45.00x 978-1-58544-516-5 paper $19.95

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New in paperback Winner, 2009 Rupert Norval Richardson Award for the Best Book on West Texas History, presented by the West Texas Historical Association

Battles of the Red River War

Archeological Perspectives on the Indian Campaign of 1874 By J. Brett Cruse Foreword by Robert M. Utley

“ . . . an archeological and historical tour de force of an investigation led by Cruse of the major battles of the Red River War. US army forces carried out a series of attacks against groups of Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa that were living in what they thought were the safe confines of the canyon lands in the Texas Panhandle.”—Journal of American Ethnic History “ . . . weaves history and archeology into a rich tapestry of knowledge about a significant period in the Plains Indian wars. Covering the major battles of the Red River War, the volume is a wellwritten account showing how historical research and historical archeology can be conducted to complement each other.”—The Kansas Anthropologist “Battles of the Red River War will prove useful not just in Texas but across the western states where the US Army fought against many tribal groups. . . . a resource that will undoubtedly be useful to military historians, curators, and living history re-enactors alike.”—Montana the Magazine of Western History “. . . a beautiful, multicolor production. . . .”—Journal of Southern History J. BRETT CRUSE is the sites supervisor for the Historic Sites Division of the Texas Historical Commission, which sponsored the investigation of the Red River War battle sites. He lives in Round Rock.

978-1-62349-152-9 flexbound (with flaps) $35.00s 81/2x11. 272 pp. 39 color, 101 b&w photos. 9 line art. 40 maps. 38 tables. 8 appendixes. Archaeology. Texas History. Western History. Native American Studies. April

RELATED INTEREST On the Prairie of Palo Alto Historical Archaeology of the U.S.–Mexican War Battlefield Charles M. Haecker and Jeffrey G. Mauck 978-1-60344-158-2 paper $29.95s 978-1-60344-355-5 ebook The Historical Archaeology of Military Sites Method and Topic Edited by Clarence Raymond Geier, Lawrence E. Babits, Douglas Dowell Scott, et. al. 978-1-60344-207-7 hardcover $50.00s 978-1-60344-310-4 ebook

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A phantasmagoric light show from far below the ocean’s surface . . .

Fire in the Sea

Bioluminescence and Henry Compton’s Art of the Deep

David A. McKee With contributions by Larry J. Hyde, Michael Barrett, Jennifer Hardell, and Mark Anderson Illustrations by Henry “Hank” Compton The cold, stygian dark of the extreme sea depths is home to some of our planet’s strangest creatures. Even their names evoke a science fiction adventure: dragonfishes, greeneyes, viperfishes, mirrorbellies, lanternfishes. Marine biologist Henry “Hank” Compton (1928–2005) of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Rockport Marine Lab was present on some of the earliest Gulf of Mexico cruises on which these fishes were collected for the first time in Texas waters. Upon returning, Compton would retire to the darkroom he had constructed beneath a stairwell at the lab and photograph the specimens. A talented artist, Compton then painted watercolors based on his photographs. He allowed free rein to both his scientific judgment and his artistic vision as he constructed representations of how the specimens might have appeared in the crushing pressure of their alien environment. Compton dubbed the series of deep-water paintings “Fire in the Sea” because of the shimmering bioluminescence common to these deep-water species. Then, along with taxonomic descriptions, he drafted fanciful narratives to accompany the paintings: quirky, humorous, and sometimes cryptic stories of the fishes in their unreachable habitat.    Professor, researcher, and author David A. McKee has taken Compton’s work, discovered in cardboard boxes following his death, and, along with others, provided chapters on bioluminescence, life in the deep, taxonomic arrangement, and life history information. Number Twenty-five: Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi

DAVID A. MCKEE is a retired professor of biology at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, where he taught marine biology courses for nearly 30 years. HENRY “HANK” COMPTON was a marine biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Rockport. He died in 2005.

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978-1-62349-031-7 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-106-2 ebook 10x10. 184 pp. 59 color paintings. 2 figs. Bib. Index. Fish. Marine Science. Art. March

RELATED INTEREST Texas Coral Reefs Jesse Cancelmo Foreword by Sylvia Earle 978-1-58544-633-9 cloth $24.95 978-1-60344-276-3 ebook

Fishes of the Texas Laguna Madre A Guide for Anglers and Naturalists David A. McKee Illustrations by Henry Compton and Janice D. Fechhelm Foreword by John W. Tunnell Jr. 978-1-60344-028-8 paper $16.95 978-1-60344-439-2 ebook

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Beaches of the Gulf Coast Richard A. Davis Jr.

Much of the world’s population lives within thirty miles of a coast, and beaches are perhaps the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The Gulf of Mexico is no exception: Millions of people make their homes nearby, and many of them spend considerable time at the beach, joined by millions more tourists and seasonal visitors. In Beaches of the Gulf Coast, Richard A. Davis Jr., a veteran coastal geologist, explores the dynamics of beach formation, providing the reader with a basic understanding of the characteristics and behavior of the beach environment and what causes it to change. He compares natural beach environments with those that have experienced human intervention, and he profiles many of the common plants and animals that grow and live on and adjacent to the beach. Following the coastline from the Florida Keys around the Gulf Coast to Varadero Beach in Cuba, Davis describes the major characteristics of beaches in each US state, with a final chapter on Mexico and Cuba. Focusing on public beaches, Davis emphasizes the special features of the beaches, indicating whether and how they are nourished—either naturally or artificially—and pointing out which beaches have problems and which ones are doing well. Including photographs, satellite images, charts, and maps that reveal the natural processes of beach formation and erosion, Davis showcases the beauty of some of the Gulf ’s “best” beaches, both popular and remote. Beaches of the Gulf Coast provides a broad range of basic knowledge for all who own beachfront property, who live near the beach, or who simply love the beach and want a better understanding of this special coastal environment. 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

RICHARD A. DAVIS JR. is distinguished university professor emeritus at the University of South Florida and professor and research associate at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He lives in Rockport.

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RELATED INTEREST Sea-Level Change in the Gulf of Mexico Richard A. Davis Jr. 978-1-60344-224-4 flexbound (with flaps) $25.00 978-1-60344-485-9 ebook

The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast A Geologist Answers Questions about Sand, Storms, and Living by the Sea John B. Anderson 978-1-58544-561-5 paper $24.95 978-1-60344-274-9 ebook

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“A man shot at us our first day on the river.” —from the introduction

Running the River Secrets of the Sabine

Wes Ferguson and Jacob Croft Botter Growing up near the Sabine, journalist Wes Ferguson, like most East Texans, steered clear of its murky, debris-filled waters, where alligators lived in the backwater sloughs and an occasional body was pulled from some out-of-the-way crossing. The Sabine held a reputation as a haunt for a handful of hunters and loggers, more than a few water moccasins, swarms of mosquitoes, and the occasional black bear lumbering through swamp oak and cypress knees. But when Ferguson set out to do a series of newspaper stories on the upper portion of the river, he and photographer Jacob Croft Botter were entranced by the river’s subtle beauty and the solitude they found there. They came to admire the self-described “river rats” who hunted, fished, and swapped stories along the muddy water—plain folk who love the Sabine as much as Hill Country vacationers love the clear waters of the Guadalupe. Determined to travel the rest of the river, Ferguson and Botter loaded their gear and launched into the stretch of river that charts the line between the states and ends at the Gulf of Mexico. River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University

WES FERGUSON is a journalist, freelance writer, and newspaper editor in Kilgore. His work has been published by the Texas Observer, Texas Co-op Power, Longview News-Journal, Hays Free Press, and other newspapers. JACOB CROFT BOTTER is an award-winning photographer and photography teacher. He has served as adjunct faculty at Louisiana State and Tulane Universities and worked as a photojournalist for the Longview News-Journal. He has exhibited at venues throughout Louisiana and Texas and is the co-founder of The Backyard Gallery in Baton Rouge.

Anybody can love a lovely river, but to love the muddy, sluggish, dangerous, corrupted Sabine you have to first understand it. In this highly engaging tribute to an underdog river, Wes Ferguson proves that the places we might not think merit a second glance are the very places that reward our attention the most.”—Stephen Harrigan

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RELATED INTEREST Paddling the Wild Neches Richard M. Donovan Foreword by Andrew Sansom 978-1-58544-496-0 paper $19.95 978-1-60344-555-9 ebook Neches River User Guide Gina Donovan, Stephen D. Lange, and Adrian F. van Dellen Foreword by Andrew Sansom 978-1-60344-138-4 paper $17.95 978-1-60344-896-3 ebook

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A benchmark study of one of America’s most important wetland ecosystems . . .

The Atchafalaya River Basin History and Ecology of an American Wetland Bryan P. Piazza

In this comprehensive, one-volume reference, Nature Conservancy scientist Bryan P. Piazza poses five key questions: —What is the Atchafalaya River Basin? —Why is it important? —How have its hydrology and natural habitats been managed? —What is its current state? —How do we ensure its survival? For more than five centuries, the Atchafalaya River Basin has captured the flow of the Mississippi River, becoming its main distributary as it reaches the Gulf of Mexico in south Louisiana. This dynamic environment, comprising almost a million acres of the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, is perhaps best known for its expansive swamp environments dominated by baldcypress, water tupelo, and alligators. But the Atchafalaya River Basin contains a wide range of habitats and one of the highest levels of biodiversity on the North American continent.      Piazza has compiled and synthesized the body of scientific knowledge for the Atchafalaya River Basin, documenting the ecological state of the basin and providing a baseline of understanding. His research provides a crucial resource for future planning. He evaluates some common themes that have emerged from the research and identifies important scientific questions that remain unexplored.  BRYAN P. PIAZZA is director of freshwater and marine science at The Nature Conservancy, Louisiana, based in Baton Rouge, where he leads the applied science program in support of conservation projects across the Gulf states. He also serves as a consultant, providing technical and scientific advice on a range of environmental damage, restoration, and compliance issues.

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RELATED INTEREST Designing the Bayous The Control of Water in the Atchafalaya Basin, 1800–1995 Martin Reuss 978-1-58544-375-8 paper $39.95s 978-1-60344-632-7 ebook The Louisiana Coast Guide to an American Wetland Gay M. Gomez 978-1-60344-033-2 flexbound $24.00 978-1-60344-271-8 ebook

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The new edition of an essential Texas birding reference . . .

The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Edition Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman

“. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-wellknown Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.” —Great Plains Research “Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds, a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date information about Texas birds that cannot be found in one place anywhere else. [The annotations] are full of good information that anyone interested in birds will sooner or later refer to when trying to better understand their own yard’s birds or species seen in various other locations throughout the state.”—Victoria Advocate “The useful and attractive guide includes 140 color photos and more than 600 maps detailing where each species can be found in Texas.”—Abilene Reporter-News “. . . an attractive handbook that birders, both serious and casual, will find valuable when visiting this state with its very diverse avifauna. . . Given the increasing popularity of birding as a pastime for young and old, this book should be in the natural history section of most public libraries and colleges.”—Choice Number Forty-seven: Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series

MARK W. LOCKWOOD, based in Alpine, is a conservation biologist in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ludlow Griscom Award from the American Birding Association and coauthor (with William P. Johnson) of Texas Waterfowl. BRUSH FREEMAN, past vice president of the Texas Ornithological Society and former member of the Texas Bird Records Committee, is also a founding committee member of the Great Texas Birding Classic. He lives near Austin.

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RELATED INTEREST Texas Waterfowl William P. Johnson and Mark W. Lockwood 978-1-60344-807-9 flexbound (with flaps) $25.00 978-1-60344-820-8 ebook

Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas Timothy Brush 978-1-58544-436-6 cloth $50.00s 978-1-58544-490-8 paper $24.95 978-1-60344-616-7 ebook

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New in paperback Winner, 2007 Carroll Abbott Memorial Award, presented by the Native Plant Society of Texas

Prairie Time A Blackland Portrait

Matt White Foreword by James A. Grimshaw Jr. In its most extensive prime, the Texas Blackland Prairie formed a twelve-million-acre grassy swath across the state from near San Antonio north to the Red River. Perhaps less than one tenth of one percent of this vast prairie remains—small patches tucked away here and there, once serving as hay meadows or sprouting from rock too stony to plow. Matt White’s connections with both prairie plants and prairie people are evident in the stories of discovery and inspiration he tells as he tracks the ever-dwindling parcels of tallgrass prairie in northeast Texas. In his search, he stumbles upon some unexpected fragments of virgin land, as well as some remarkable tales of both destruction and stewardship. “ . . . an incredible tale of both destruction and hope. . . .” —Lone Star Sierran “Any Texas naturalist should want this book in his or her library.”—The Bryan/College Station Eagle Number Ten: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Commerce

MATT WHITE is the author of The Birds of Northeast Texas. He teaches American history at Paris Junior College and lives with his wife and four daughters on their land near Campbell. 978-1-62349-136-9 paper $22.95 978-1-60344-556-6 ebook 51/2x81/2. 272 pp. 23 b&w photos. Map. Nature Writing. Natural History. January

John B. Armstrong, Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman Chuck Parsons Foreword by Tobin Armstrong Afterword by Elmer Kelton

“His approachable presentation of facts makes the book very accessible to the general reader. Drawing from a rich variety of sources, including Armstrong’s grandson, Tobin, before his passing, Parsons reconstructed Armstrong’s foundation. In his stripping away the myth, rather than destroying Armstrong’s career, Parsons served to strengthen it.”—Journal of the West “Parson’s study of Armstrong’s relatively short career as a Texas Ranger, 1875–1878, is filled with exploits of hair-raising adventure. . . . For fans of the traditional Old West shoot –‘em up, and those interested in knowing what became of the men who outlived their violent pasts, Parsons bring the two together with this book. John B. Armstrong: Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman belongs not only in the Texas history section of libraries, but it probably could hold its place in the humanities section as well.” —Southwestern Historical Quarterly Number Ten: Canseco-Keck History Series

CHUCK PARSONS, author of Pidge, Texas Ranger, has written twelve books about Texas outlaws and lawmen and has contributed chapters to two other books, including Legendary Watering Holes: The Saloons That Made Texas Famous. 978-1-62349-155-0 paper $18.95 978-1-60344-496-5 ebook 6x9. 168 pp. 26 b&w photos. Map. Bib. Index. Biography. Texas History. Texas Ranching. Texas Rangers. March

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The Hawkins Ranch in Texas From Plantation Times to the Present Margaret Lewis Furse

In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend. In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present, Margaret Lewis Furse, a great-granddaughter of James B. and Ariella Hawkins and an active partner in today’s Hawkins Ranch, has mined public records, family archives, and her own childhood memories to compose this sweeping portrait of more than 160 years of plantation, ranch, and small-town life. Letters sent by the Hawkinses from the Texas plantation to their North Carolina family in the mid-nineteenth century describe sugar making, the perils of cholera and fevers, the activities of children, and the “management” of slaves. Public records and personal papers reveal the experience of the Hawkins family during the Civil War, when J. B. Hawkins sold goods to the Confederacy and helped with Confederate coastal defenses near his plantation. In the 1930s, the death of their parents left the ranch in the hands of four sisters, at a time when few women owned and ran cattle operations. The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present offers a panoramic view of agrarian lifeways and how they must adapt to changing times.

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Number 121: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

A member of the Hawkins family, MARGARET LEWIS FURSE now lives in Austin. She has taught in Rice University’s religious studies department and in the American studies program at the University of Texas at Austin. Furse is currently a general and managing partner of Hawkins Ranch Ltd.

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HIllingdon Ranch Four Seasons, Six Generations David K. Langford and Lorie Woodward Cantu Forewords by Andrew Sansom and Steve C. Lewis 978-1-62349-012-6 cloth $35.00 978-1-62349-024-9 ebook Water from Stone The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve Jeffrey Greene Illustrations by Margaret Bamberger 978-1-58544-593-6 cloth $24.95 978-1-60344-063-9 paper $16.95 978-1-60344-930-4 ebook

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Lens on the Texas Frontier

Lawrence T. Jones III Forewords by Russell L. Martin III and Roy Flukinger Photographs of Texas’ frontier past are valuable as both art and artifact. Recording not only the lives and surroundings of days gone by, but also the artistry of those who captured the people and their times on camera, the rare images in Lens on the Texas Frontier offer a documentary record that is usually available to only a few dedicated collectors. In this book, prominent collector Lawrence T. Jones III showcases some of the most interesting and historically important glimpses of Texas history included among the five thousand photographs in the collection that bears his name at the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University. One of the nation’s most comprehensive and valuable Texas-related photography collections, the Lawrence T. Jones III Collection documents all aspects of Texas photography from the years 1846–1945, including rare examples of the various techniques practiced from its earliest days in the state: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and paper print photographs in various formats. The selections in the book feature cartes de visite, cabinet cards, oversized photographs, stereographs, and more. The subjects of the photos include Confederate and Union soldiers and officers in the Civil War; Mexicans, including ranking military officials from the Mexican Revolution; and a wide spectrum of Texan citizens, including African American, Native American, Hispanic, and Caucasian women, men, and children. Perhaps the nation’s premier private collector of historic Texas photographs, LAWRENCE T. JONES III began collecting Texas images some forty years ago. He has provided research and images from his collection for museum and library exhibits, state park sites, television productions, and numerous publications.

The deep cultural history of Texas shines forth, bright and beautiful, on every blessed page. . . .” —John Miller Morris, professor of geography, University of Texas at San Antonio

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RELATED INTEREST Taming the Land The Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains John Miller Morris Jr. 978-1-60344-037-0 cloth $45.00 978-1-60344-367-8 ebook Equal before the Lens Jno. Trlica’s Photographs of Granger, Texas Barbara McCandless 978-0-89096-486-6 cloth $34.50

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The story behind the bequest that built the world’s largest medical center . . .

Enduring Legacy

The M. D. Anderson Foundation and the Texas Medical Center

William Henry Kellar Foreword by George H. W. Bush and James A. Baker, III At the heart of Houston stands the Texas Medical Center. This dense complex of educational, clinical, and hospital facilities offers state-of-the-art patient care, basic science, and applied research in more than fifty medicine-related institutions. Three medical schools, four schools of nursing, and schools of dentistry, public health, and pharmacology occupy the thousand-acre campus. But none of this would exist if not for the generosity and vision of Monroe Dunaway Anderson, who, in 1936, established the foundation that bears his name. The M. D. Anderson Foundation ultimately became the driving force behind creating and shaping this leading-edge medical complex into what it is today. Enduring Legacy: The M. D. Anderson Foundation and the Texas Medical Center provides a unique perspective on the indispensable role the foundation played in the creation of the Texas Medical Center. It also offers a case study of how public and private institutions worked together to create this veritable city of health that has since become the largest medical complex in human history. Historian William Henry Kellar caps off a decade of research on institutions and characters associated with the Texas Medical Center. He draws on oral histories, extensive archival work, and a growing secondary literature to provide an absorbing account of this leading institution of modern medicine and the philanthropy that made it possible. WILLIAM HENRY KELLAR is the author or editor of books on a variety of topics related to Houston’s history. He is affiliated with the University of Houston’s Center for Public History.

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RELATED INTEREST The Birth of the Texas Medical Center A Personal Account Frederick C. Elliott Edited by William Henry Kellar Foreword by Richard E. Wainerdi 978-1-58544-333-8 cloth $32.95 978-1-60344-980-9 ebook The Polio Years in Texas Battling a Terrifying Unknown Heather Green Wooten 978-1-60344-140-7 hardcover $45.00x 978-1-60344-165-0 paper $19.95 978-1-60344-357-9 ebook

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A monumental figure in medicine and philanthropy . . .

John P. McGovern, MD A Lifetime of Stories Bryant Boutwell

John P. McGovern held seventeen professorships, received twenty-nine honorary doctorates, and established the nation’s largest privately owned allergy and immunology clinic. He authored 252 professional publications including twenty-six books in the medical sciences and humanities, and served as president or chief elected officer of fifteen professional societies in medicine. In addition, the McGovern Foundation has given millions of dollars to various local and national health charities, and many Houston landmarks bear the McGovern name, including the McGovern Lake and McGovern Children’s Zoo (at Houston’s Hermann Park), the McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, and the McGovern Campus of the Texas Medical Center. Bryant Boutwell, a long-time friend and colleague, has captured the influential life of this visionary Texas physician in John P. McGovern, MD: A Lifetime of Stories. In captivating narrative, interlaced with revealing personal and family stories, Boutwell chronicles McGovern’s holistic approach to medicine, which transcended the traditional boundaries of institutional identities and medical specialties. McGovern worked tirelessly to bring together big institutions, the health professions, bold interdisciplinary ideas, and a team approach to healthcare that, though prescient at the time, is recognized today as imperative. This commitment led to his founding role in the American Osler Society, which promotes humanistic and ethical dimensions of the practice of medicine, and his establishment of humanities programs at the UT Health Science Center at Houston and the UT Medical Branch at Galveston. Proceeds from the sale of this book are donated by the author to the Bryant Boutwell, Dr. P. H. and John P. McGovern, M. D. Medical Student Scholarship Fund at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

978-1-62349-122-2 cloth $25.00 978-1-62349-164-2 ebook 6x9. 288 pp. 41 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Biography. Medical Humanities. Texas History. April

RELATED INTEREST Twentieth-Century Doctor House Calls to Space Medicine Mavis P. Kelsey Sr. 978-0-89096-866-6 cloth $29.95

Ashbel Smith of Texas Pioneer, Patriot, Statesman, 1805–1886 Elizabeth Silverthorne 978-0-89096-974-8 paper $19.95s

BRYANT BOUTWELL has served the institutions of Houston’s Texas Medical Center for nearly four decades. He is a distinguished teaching professor and currently holds the John P. McGovern, MD, Professorship in Oslerian Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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New in paperback

Unprecedented Power Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good Steven Fenberg

“A somewhat-forgotten page of US history that holds enormous relevance today.”—Kirkus Reviews “Given his unprecedented power—which provides the apt title of Steven Fenberg’s meaty new biography—it is no wonder that in 1941 TIME magazine dubbed Jones the second most powerful man in Washington (after President Franklin D. Roosevelt). Roosevelt himself teasingly called him ‘Jesus H. Jones’ . . . Fenberg’s comprehensive biography should revive interest in this remarkable capitalist and public servant.”—Wilson Quarterly “If you don’t know about Jesse H. Jones and the heavy hands he played in Houston and Washington in the last century, you should read this book.” —Dallas Morning News “Steven Fenberg’s recent book . . . reads something like a grand invention: a boy with an eighth-grade education becomes the most powerful man in the nation (next to President Franklin D. Roosevelt), and helps the federal government, using social programs, rescue millions of people and generate revenue.”—The Texas Observer STEVEN FENBERG, community affairs officer at the Houston Endowment, was executive producer and writer of the Emmy Award–winning documentary film, Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The Story of Jesse H. Jones, which was narrated by Walter Cronkite. 978-1-62349-157-4 paper $24.95 978-1-60344-571-9 ebook 6x9. 616 pp. 60 photos. Bib. Index. Biography. American History. Business History. Texas History. February

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Gus Wortham Portrait of a Leader Fran Dressman

Foreword by Sterling C. Evans

One of the most influential men in the history of Houston, Gus S. Wortham was a businessman, civic leader, and rancher and land developer. He helped to shape the economic institutions of Houston and worked actively in the Chamber of Commerce to boost the city’s economic climate, leaving a legacy of cultural institutions, including the Wortham Theater Center. In this biography of the Houston leader, company records and interviews with all Wortham’s surviving friends and associates combine to make a thorough account. “ . . . a clear and informative narrative about Wortham’s diverse economic, political, and cultural activities.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly “ . . . gives the reader a glimpse of how a few men shaped early Houston and founded many of the city’s prominent business institutions.”—Houston Lawyer “The entire work is compelling in that it opens up to the reader avenues of understanding as it relates to the symbiotic relationship between corporate growth and urban development . . . What emerges is a sophisticated and polished account of a local personage that is skillfully placed within national and even international contexts.”—West Texas Historical Association Year Book FRAN DRESSMAN of Houston earned her master’s of arts degree in public history at the University of Houston. She is a business and technical writer. 978-1-62349-154-3 paper $29.95s 6x9. 304 pp. 40 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Biography. Business History. Texas History. April

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The Texas Right

The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism Edited by David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison

In The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, some of our most accomplished and readable historians push the origins of present-day Texas conservatism back to the decade preceding the twentieth century. They illuminate the initial factors that began moving Texas to the far right, even before the arrival of the New Deal. By demonstrating that Texas politics foreshadowed the partisan realignment of the erstwhile Solid South, the studies in this book challenge the traditional narrative that emphasizes the right-wing critique of modern America voiced by, among others, radical conservatives of the state’s Democratic Party, beginning in the 1930s. As the contributors show, it is impossible to understand the Jeffersonian Democrats of 1936, the Texas Regular movement of 1944, the Dixiecrat Party of 1948, the Shivercrats of the 1950s, state members of the John Birch Society, Texas members of Young Americans for Freedom, Reagan Democrats, and most recently, even, the Tea Party movement without first understanding the underlying impulses that produced their formation. Number Thirty-nine: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest

DAVID O’DONALD CULLEN is a professor of history at Collin College. He coedited the award-winning volume The Texas Left: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Liberalism. KYLE G. WILKISON is also a professor of history at Collin College. He is the author of Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870–1914 and coeditor (with Cullen) of The Texas Left. 978-1-62349-028-7 unjacketed cloth $50.00x 978-1-62349-029-4 paper $24.95s 978-1-62349-111-6 ebook 6x9. 192 pp. Index. Texas History. Texas Political History. Political Science. March

Cold War Crossings

International Travel and Exchange across the Soviet Bloc, 1940s–1960s Edited by Patryk Babiracki and Kenyon Zimmer Introduction by Vladislav Zubok

Approaching the early decades of the “Iron Curtain” with new questions and perspectives, this important book examines the political and cultural implications of the communists’ international initiatives. Building on recent scholarship and working from new archival sources, the seven contributors to this volume study various effects of international outreach—personal, technological, and cultural— on the population and politics of the Soviet bloc. Several authors analyze lesser-known complications of East-West exchange; others show the contradictory nature of Moscow’s efforts to consolidate its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and in the Third World. An outgrowth of the forty-sixth annual Walter Prescott Webb Lectures, hosted in 2011 by the University of Texas at Arlington, Cold War Crossings features diverse focuses with a unifying theme. Number Forty-five: Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press

PATRYK BABIRACKI is an assistant professor in Russian and East European history at the University of Texas–Arlington and Volkswagen–Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam. KENYON ZIMMER is an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas– Arlington. 978-1-62349-030-0 cloth $29.95s 978-1-62349-142-0 ebook 6x9. 224 pp. 10 b&w photos. Table. Index. World History. Eastern European Studies. April

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When hope becomes burden . . .

The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations Establishing the Obama Presidency

Edited by Justin S. Vaughn and Jennifer R. Mercieca Campaign rhetoric helps candidates to get elected, but its effects last well beyond the counting of the ballots; this was perhaps never truer than in Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Did Obama create such high expectations that they actually hindered his ability to enact his agenda? Should we judge his performance by the scale of the expectations his rhetoric generated, or against some other standard? The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency grapples with these and other important questions. Barack Obama’s election seemed to many to fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of the “long arc of the moral universe . . . bending toward justice.” And after the terrorism, war, and economic downturn of the previous decade, candidate Obama’s rhetoric cast broad visions of a change in the direction of American life. In these and other ways, the election of 2008 presented an especially strong example of creating expectations that would shape the public’s views of the incoming administration. The public’s high expectations, in turn, become a part of any president’s burden upon assuming office. The interdisciplinary scholars who have contributed to this volume focus their analysis upon three kinds of presidential burdens: institutional burdens (specific to the office of the presidency); contextual burdens (specific to the historical moment within which the president assumes office); and personal burdens (specific to the individual who becomes president). Number Twenty-four: Presidential Rhetoric and Political Communication

JUSTIN S. VAUGHN is an assistant professor of political science at Boise State University. He is the coeditor of Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics. JENNIFER R. MERCIECA is associate department head and associate professor in the department of communication at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Founding Fictions.

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“ . . . Tonight, to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans, I ask for your support. . . .”

The Great Silent Majority Nixon’s 1969 Speech on Vietnamization Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

In his televised and widely watched speech to the nation on November 3, 1969, Pres. Richard M. Nixon introduced a phrase— “silent majority”—and a policy—Vietnamization of the war effort—that echo down to the present day. Nixon’s appearance on this night framed the terms in which much of the subsequent civil conflict and military strategy would be understood. Rhetorical scholar Karlyn Kohrs Campbell analyzes this critically important speech in light of the historical context and its centrality to three other speeches–two earlier and one the following spring, when the announcement of the US invasion of Cambodia brought a far different response. She also sheds light on a discourse that generated much heat in a nation already seriously divided in its support of the war in Vietnam. The first single volume dedicated to this speech, this addition to the distinguished Library of Presidential Rhetoric provides the speech text, a summary of its context, its rhetorical elements, and the disciplinary analyses that have developed. Library of Presidential Rhetoric

KARLYN KOHRS CAMPBELL is the author of eight books and many scholarly articles. She has served as the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech and has received multiple awards from national communication organizations. She is a professor of communication at the University of Minnesota.

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“The American public demands . . . .”

Speaking with the People’s Voice How Presidents Invoke Public Opinion Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury

Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina

Genevieve M. Kehoe

The role of public opinion in American democracy has been a central concern of scholars who frequently examine how public opinion influences policy makers and how politicians, especially presidents, try to shape public opinion. But in Speaking with the People’s Voice: How Presidents Invoke Public Opinion, Jeffrey P. Mehltretter Drury asks a different question that adds an important new dimension to the study of public opinion: How do presidents rhetorically use public opinion in their speeches?

Presidents of nations with constitutionally imposed term limits are often viewed as growing weaker as they approach the end of their time in office. However, in this important new study, political scientist Genevieve M. Kehoe argues that because such chief executives are free from reelection constraint and often still enthusiastic to create a legacy by pursuing bold projects, they may accomplish significant initiatives. Kehoe has developed a concept for this which she calls “Terminal Logic Behavior” (TLB).

In a careful analysis supported by case studies and discrete examples, Drury develops the concept of “invoked public opinion” to study the modern presidents’ use of public opinion as a rhetorical resource. He defines the term as “the rhetorical representation of the beliefs and values of US citizens.”

Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina provides both case studies and quantitative evidence to show how US presidents of the last three decades have utilized decrees on foreign, domestic, and environment policy during their final months in office. She finds a systematic pattern of decree use consistent with the mark of TLB in a most unexpected place—presidents’ use of national emergency powers. In a careful comparative analysis, she also finds support for her argument in the Argentinean and Brazilian experience of the same period.

Speaking with the People’s Voice considers both the strategic and democratic value of invoked public opinion by analyzing how modern presidents argumentatively deploy references to the beliefs and values of US citizens as persuasive appeals as well as acts of political representation in their nationally televised speeches. Number Twenty-three: Presidential Rhetoric and Political Communication

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Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior

Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership

JEFFREY P. MEHLTRETTER DRURY is an assistant professor of rhetoric at Wabash College.

GENEVIEVE KEHOE is a visiting assistant professor of political science at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Julian Onderdonk in New York The Lost Years, the Lost Paintings

JAMES GRAHAM BAKER Foreword by J. P. BRYAN Famed for his bluebonnet landscapes, San Antonio native Julian Onderdonk may be the most well-known artist Texas has ever produced. Onderdonk spent several years outside the state, though, seeking to make a name for himself in New York City. He spent much of his time in New York as the very definition of a starving artist. In Julian Onderdonk: The Lost Years, the Lost Paintings, James Graham Baker explores the artist’s New York years, so often neglected by previous scholars. Through painstaking research, Baker reveals that Onderdonk painted hundreds of images under pseudonyms during his time in New York. These images not only reveal the means by which the artist struggled to make ends meet, but add another dimension to our understanding of the artist’s oeuvre. It is not possible to appreciate and understand Julian Onderdonk and his art without including these works. Largely composed of landscapes and marine scenes depicting the vanishing rural areas and shorelines around New York City, they show that Onderdonk was more than simply a “bluebonnet painter.” James Graham Baker retired from Texas A&M University in 2005. During his time there, he developed a pioneering course in Texas art history. He was founding director of the Center for the Study and Advancement of Early Texas Art (CASETA) and lives with his wife, Kimel, in College Station, where they continue to collect and research early Texas art.

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Photograph of Julian Onderdonk in New York, ca 1902. Onderdonk Family files, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas.

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The Brothers Hogan A Fort Worth History

Peter Barbour, Jacqueline Hogan Towery, and Robert Towery The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History is a unique family portrait of one of golf ’s greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, The Brothers Hogan follows the lives of Ben Hogan, winner of sixty-eight tournaments and nine major championships, and his brother Royal, who climbed the ranks of top amateur golfers even as his brother Ben became one of golf ’s most successful pros. Narrated by Royal’s daughter Jacque, Ben’s niece, this revealing biography not only tells the story of Ben’s and Royal’s remarkable careers but also sets the record straight on the shocking suicide of the boys’ father, on Ben’s strained relationship with his wife Valerie, on the car crash that nearly ended Ben’s career, and on scores of details that have been misconstrued in earlier accounts. The rise of Colonial Country Club and its legendary course— forever nicknamed “Hogan’s Alley”—and the rise of modern Fort Worth are part of the narrative as the Hogan boys and their city grew up together. Major Fort Worth leaders such as Tex Moncrief, Amon Carter, and Marvin Leonard, the visionary who built both the Colonial and Shady Oaks courses, figure prominently in the book. PETER BARBOUR, an Austin native, was a producer in Los Angeles until retiring in 2002. JACQUELINE (“Jacque”) HOGAN TOWERY is the daughter of Royal Hogan, Ben Hogan’s older brother. The late ROBERT TOWERY worked for the State Bar of Texas, where he instituted the first Legal Assistants Division in the country.

978-0-87565-596-3 cloth $36.95 978-0-87565-597-0 ebook 9x9. 256 pp. 150 b&w photos. Biography. Sports. Texana. May


Fort Worth Then and Now Carol Roark Photographs by Rodger Mallison 978-0-87565-245-0 cloth $45.00

Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks Carol Roark Photographs by Byrd Williams 978-0-87565-143-9 cloth $42.50



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Nothing to Lose Jim Sanderson

Roger Jackson is a grouch. He drinks too much. He dislikes where he lives—Beaumont, Texas, a small, humid southeast Texas town caught between a marsh and an impenetrable forest, between racial and social strife, between rival versions of Jesus. He dislikes his job—taking photos of cheating spouses. He dislikes his past. And now, he finds himself entangled in a crime. When the police find an aging ex-hippie dead from bullet wounds, they find Roger’s photos and want his help. Surrounded by a cast of colorful characters, Roger must do his job while maneuvering around the dangerous agendas of those around him. But the greatest obstacle is the recurring cocaine trail leading to Jewel McQueen, a small-time crook, who is guarded by his sociopathic brother, Sunshine McQueen. Roger must leave the enclosed suburbs with their exclusive, prim, cleaned-up Jesus and cocaine habits and, with his new partners, venture “behind the pine curtain,” into the deep Piney Woods with its wild, unruly Pentecostal Jesus and meth-lab economy. JIM SANDERSON has published two collections of short stories, an essay collection, and four novels. A prequel to Nothing to Lose and a new story collection are scheduled for publication. In addition, he has published over sixty short stories, essays, and scholarly articles. Sanderson serves as the chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Lamar University.

978-0-87565-578-9 paper $22.50 978-0-87565-579-6 ebook 6x9. 208 pp. Literary Novel. May

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History of Texas Christian University A College of the Cattle Frontier Colby D. Hall

First published by TCU Press in 1947, Colby Hall’s History of Texas Christian University is the story of the institution’s first seventy-five years. Tracing the evolution of Add Ran Male & Female College to Texas Christian University, Hall shows the transformation of a frontier college committed to developing Christian leadership for all walks of life to a university dedicated to facing the challenges imposed by a new world frontier following World War II. Drawing upon numerous sources, including many unpublished documents, personal correspondence, and the author’s own recollections, Hall provides a detailed account of TCU’s history and reveals how its founders’ dreams were realized. Hall’s narrative skillfully weaves the development of the school into the history of Texas, at the same time elaborating upon the development of collegiate education in Texas and the establishment of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the state. Recognizing that TCU is much more than an institution, Hall specifically emphasizes the contributions of the people and personalities who helped shape the growth of the school.

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RELATED INTEREST COLBY D. HALL (1875–1963) was a beloved Disciples educator, historian, and minister. He completed his undergraduate theological studies at Add Ran University (now TCU) in Waco. Hall would later serve as the educational secretary for the school, as a pastor, a professor, and a dean of both Brite College of the Bible and the university as a whole. Hall retired in 1950 at age seventy-five.

A Century of Partnership Fort Worth and TCU Edited by Mary Volcansek 978-0-87565-417-1 cloth $37.95 Major Moments Life-Changing Lessons of Business Leaders from the Neeley School of Business at TCU Rix Quinn and O. Homer Erekson 978-0-87565-488-1 cloth $55.00



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Texas People, Texas Places More Musings of the Rambling Boy Lonn Taylor

¿Chili Texano? ¡Ay Dios! Following up Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy with a second collection of essays, Lonn Taylor’s Texas People, Texas Places again explores the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write an exceptionally honest, witty, and wise book about Texas past and Texas present. Texas People, Texas Places is a story of men and women and places that have made this state great. From a small-town radio host to tight-fisted West Texas ranchers, and even to Taylor’s own family members, Taylor’s subjects paint a profound and dynamic picture. Lonn Taylor shares anecdotes that will appeal to any Texan, in a voice that is as personal as it is unique. LONN TAYLOR retired to Fort Davis, Texas, with his wife, Dedie, after a twenty-year career as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and government from TCU in 1961 and did graduate work at New York University before returning to Texas. 978-0-87565-581-9 paper $22.95 978-0-87565-582-6 ebook 6x9. 216 pp. Big Bend. Texas History. April

Patricia Vermillion Translated by Jezabel Guadalupe Illustrated by Kuleigh Smith

Texas Chili? Oh My! has now been translated into Spanish! ¿Chili Texano? ¡Ay Dios! is a retelling of the beloved fairy tale The Three Little Pigs—Texas style! Meet Bluebonnet, Mockingbird, and Sweet-Olive, three little armadillos, as they leave Mamadillo’s home and build their own dens out of native Texan materials. But watch out for Trickster Coyote, always looking for armadillos to make into Texas Chili! Aided by adorable and colorful illustrations that depict Texas characters, settings, plants, and natural resources, Patricia Vermillion also gets the Texas vernacular just right! Kids and adults alike will be entertained and educated about Texas symbols in this beautiful book. ¿Chili Texano? ¡Ay Dios! also includes a glossary and learning objectives to aid elementary teachers in making Texas history a fun, engaging experience for students. PATRICIA VERMILLION serves as the librarian at The Lamplighter School in Dallas, Texas. She has contributed to Mississippi Magazine, School Library Monthly, and Library Sparks Magazine. Illustrator KULEIGH SMITH attended the Art Institute of Dallas and served as director of Galeria Sin Fronteras. He resides in Austin with his wife and daughter. Translator JEZABEL GUADALUPE is a Spanish teacher at The Lamplighter School in Dallas, Texas. She is originally from Mexico and has lived in Canada, Minnesota, and Georgia. 978-0-87565-584-0 (¿Chili Texano? ¡Ay Dios!) hardcover $21.95 978-0-87565-568-0 (Texas Chili? Oh My!) hardcover $21.95 10x71/2. 40 pp. 36 full color illus. Bib. January

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D-Day in History and Memory

The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration

Edited by Michael Dolski, Sam Edwards, and John Buckley Over the past seventy years, the Allied invasion of Northwestern France in June 1944, known as D-Day, has come to stand as something more than a major battle. The assault itself formed a vital component of Allied victory in the Second World War. D-Day developed into a sign and symbol; as a word it carries with it a series of ideas and associations that have come to symbolize different things to different people and nations. As such, the commemorative activities linked to the battle offer a window for viewing the various belligerents in their postwar years. This book examines the commonalities and differences in national collective memories of D-Day. Chapters cover the main forces on the day of battle, including the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, and Germany. In addition, a chapter on Russian memory of the invasion explores other views of the battle. The overall thrust of the book shows that memories of the past vary over time, link to present-day needs, and also still have a clear national and cultural specificity. These memories arise in a multitude of locations such as film, books, monuments, anniversary celebrations, and news media representations. MICHAEL DOLSKI is a historian with the US Joint Prisoner of War— Missing in Action Accounting Command’s Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii. SAM EDWARDS is a lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University. JOHN BUCKLEY is a professor of military history at the University of Wolverhampton.

This collection takes readers into how an ‘event’ becomes many events: central to the canonical American narrative about ‘The Great Crusade,’ engaged with mixed feelings by the French, and almost completely written out of the Russian narrative of the war, for example.”—Edward T. Linenthal, author, Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields

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This is a superb volume.”—G. Kurt Piehler, author, Remembering War the American Way

978-1-57441-548-3 cloth $24.95 978-1-57441-558-2 ebook 6x9. 320 pp. 12 b&w illus. Map. Notes. Bib. Index. World War II. March

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In the Governor’s Shadow The True Story of Ma and Pa Ferguson Carol O’Keefe Wilson

In 1915 Governor James Ferguson began his term in Texas bolstered by a wave of voter enthusiasm and legislative cooperation so great that few Texans anticipated anything short of a successful administration. His campaign was based on two key elements: his appeal to the rural constituency and a temporary hiatus from the effects of the continuous Prohibition debate. In reality, Jim Ferguson had shrewdly sold a well-crafted image of himself to Texas voters, carrying into office a bevy of closely guarded secrets about his personal finances, his business acumen, and his relationship with Texas brewers. Those secrets, once unraveled, ultimately led to charges brought against Governor Ferguson via impeachment. Refusing to acknowledge the judgment against him, Ferguson launched a crusade for regained power and vindication. In 1925 he reclaimed a level of political influence and doubled the Ferguson presence in Austin when he assisted his wife, Miriam, in a successful bid for the governorship. That bid had been based largely on a plea for exoneration but soon degenerated into a scandalplagued administration. In the Governor’s Shadow unravels this complex tale, exposing the shocking depth of the Fergusons’ misconduct. Often using the Fergusons’ own words, Carol O’Keefe Wilson weaves together the incontestable evidence that most of the claims that Jim Ferguson made during his life regarding his conduct, intentions, achievements, and abilities, were patently false. CAROL O’KEEFE WILSON is a 1987 graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, a Texas CPA, and a retired Certified Fraud Examiner. A native of Temple, Texas, Wilson put her auditing experience to work in this extensive study of the governors who hailed from her hometown.

In the Governor’s Shadow will be significant and the starting source for anyone wanting to study Texas politics during these decades. It is well-written and engaging enough to appeal to popular and academic audiences.”— Angela Boswell, author, Her Act and Deed: Women’s Lives in a Rural Southern County, 1837–1873

978-1-57441-553-7 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-563-6 ebook 6x9. 400 pp. 28 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas Political History. Biography. February

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The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music The Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights Dean Alger

Lonnie Johnson (1894–1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father’s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched. Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter’s famous “Savoy Blues” with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death. This is the first full-length work on Johnson. Dean Alger answers many biographical mysteries, including how many members of Johnson’s large family were left after the epidemic. He also places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil rights. Finally, Alger analyzes Johnson’s major recordings in terms of technique and style. Distribution of an accompanying music CD will be coordinated with the release of this book.

978-1-57441-546-9 cloth $24.95 978-1-57441-556-8 ebook 6x9. 384 pp. 23 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Biography. Music. April

RELATED INTEREST A Deeper Blue The Life and Music of Townes Van Zandt Robert Earl Hardy 978-1-57441-285-7 paper $14.95

Number Eight: North Texas Lives of Musician Series

DEAN ALGER’s writings and presentations on blues and jazz for the new Grove Dictionary of American Music and others have been widely praised. Also a public affairs consultant, he is the author of five acclaimed books on democracy, elections, and media. He lives in St. Paul where he leads a trio.

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When you mention guitar, the first thing I think of is Lonnie Johnson.”—B. B. King

This book is great! This is a profoundly meaningful book. Johnson’s importance for 20th-century music is monumental.”—Lawrence Cohn, editor, Nothing but the Blues: The Music and the Musicians



One Long Tune The Life and Music of Lenny Breau Ron Forbes-Roberts Foreword by Gene Lees 978-1-57441-230-7 paper $24.95

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Zen of the Plains

Experiencing Wild Western Places Tyra A. Olstad

Although spare, sweeping landscapes may appear “empty,” plains and prairies afford a rich, unique aesthetic experience—one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and abundant wildlife, infinite horizons and omnipresent wind, all worthy of contemplation and celebration. In this series of narratives, photographs, and hand-drawn maps, Tyra Olstad blends scholarly research with first-hand observation to explore topics such as wildness and wilderness, travel and tourism, preservation and conservation, expectations and acceptance, and even dreams and reality in the context of parks, prairies, and wild, open places. In so doing, she invites readers to reconsider the meaning of “emptiness” and ask larger, deeper questions such as: how do people experience the world? How do we shape places and how do places shape us? Above all, what does it mean to experience that exhilarating effect known as Zen of the plains? Number Two: Southwestern Nature Writing Series

TYRA A. OLSTAD has worked as a seasonal park ranger, cave guide, and paleontology technician for the National Park Service and US Forest Service in Arizona, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Alaska. An alumna of Dartmouth College, the University of Wyoming, and Kansas State University, she currently teaches at SUNY Oneonta.

Olstad speaks not merely to Plains aficionados and devotees of nature writing but also to readers who like to think critically about issues of space, place, and the literary representation thereof.”—Kent Ryden, author, Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place

This young woman has a poetic style and a good eye, she’s an excellent writer with a tremendous future. The illustrations are outstanding and add much to the value of this work.”—Gary Lantz, author, Morning Comes to Elk Mountain: Dispatches from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

978-1-57441-552-0 cloth $24.95 ebook 978-1-57441-562-9 6x9. 288 pp. 40 b&w illus. 5 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Nature Writing. May

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The Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2012 Edited by George Getschow

This anthology collects the ten winners of the 2012 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, which is hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas. The contest honors exemplary narrative work and encourages narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across the United States. First place winner: Eli Saslow, “Life of a Salesman,” published by the Washington Post, is about a Manassas, Va., swimming pool salesman experiencing the unraveling of his decades-long success story. Second place: Kelley Benham, “Never Let Go,” published by the Tampa Bay Times, is her personal account of the months following the birth of her premature daughter. Third place: Anne Hull, “Breaking Free,” published by the Washington Post, traces a teenage girl’s climb out of poverty as she prepares for college. Runner-ups include: John Branch, “The Day a Mountain Moved” (New York Times); Dan Barry, “Donna’s Diner: In the Hard Fall of a Favorite Son, a Reminder of a City’s Scar” (New York Times); Rosalind Bentley, “The Nation’s Poet” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution); Mark Johnson, “I Boy” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel); Monica Rhor, “Homelessness” (Houston Chronicle); Louis Hansen, “The Girl Who Took Down the Gang” (Virginian-Pilot); and Martin Kuz, “Soldiers Recount 60-Second Attack That Left Them Reflecting on Life and Death” (Stars and Stripes). GEORGE GETSCHOW teaches in the University of North Texas’s Mayborn School of Journalism and is the writer-in-residence for the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. He was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal bureau in Chicago and also chief of the Dallas and Houston bureaus. Getschow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.



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Small Town America in World War II

A Lawless Breed

Ronald E. Marcello

Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown Foreword by Leon C. Metz

Historians acknowledge that World War II touched every man, woman, and child in the United States. In Small Town America in World War II, Ronald E. Marcello uses oral history interviews with civilians and veterans to explore how the citizens of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, responded to the war effort. Interviews with citizens and veterans are organized in sections on the home front; the North AfricanItalian, European, and Pacific theatres; stateside military service; and occupation in Germany. Throughout Marcello provides introductions and contextual narrative on World War II as well as annotations for events and military terms.

John Wesley Hardin’s name spread terror in much of Texas in the years following the Civil War as the most wanted fugitive with a $4000 reward on his head. A Texas Ranger wrote that he killed men just to see them kick. Hardin began his killing career in the late 1860s and remained a wanted man until his capture in 1877 by Texas Rangers and Florida law officials. He certainly killed twenty men; some credited him with killing forty or more.

War Stories from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania

Overseas the citizens of Wrightsville turned into soldiers. A veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, Edward Reisinger, remembered, “Replacements had little chance of surviving. They were sent to the front one day, and the next day they were coming back with mattress covers over them.” Tanker Mervin Haugh recalls, “The next thing we knew, the German tanks attacked us. They knocked out five of our tanks quickly, and they all burned up in flames.” Born in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, RONALD E. MARCELLO earned his PhD at Duke University. He is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Texas and the co-author/editor of Warriors and Scholars: A Modern War Reader and Remembering Pearl Harbor: Eye-Witness Accounts of American Men and Women. 978-1-57441-551-3 cloth $24.95 978-1-57441-561-2 ebook 6x9. 464 pp. 23 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index. World War II. April

John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West

“Authors Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown have added much to the history, legend and lore of the misspent life of a premier Texas murderer. This is the best biography since Leon C. Metz penned his John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas. Further, through their meticulous research to determine how much of Hardin’s autobiography is accurate, Parsons and Brown uncovered new sources that were not available to Metz, as well as new illustrations (Metz contributed the foreword for this book). A Lawless Breed will likely become a classic.”—True West Number Fourteen: A. C. Greene Series

CHUCK PARSONS is the author of Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger (winner of the WWHA Best Book Award) and The Sutton-Taylor Feud. He lives in Luling, Texas. NORMAN WAYNE BROWN is retired from the US Air Force and was a former Texas State Parole Officer. He has written two books and articles and lives near Snyder, Texas. 978-1-57441-505-6 cloth $29.95 978-1-57441-555-1 paper $19.95 978-1-57441-515-5 ebook 6x9. 512 pp. 83 b&w photos. 3 maps. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. Biography. February

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The Horrell Wars

Captain W. W. Withenbury’s 1838–1842 “Red River Reminiscences”

Feuding in Texas and New Mexico David Johnson Foreword by Bill O’Neal

For decades the Horrell brothers of Lampasas, Texas, have been portrayed as ruthless killers and outlaws, but author David Johnson paints a different picture of these controversial men. The Horrells were ranchers, but some thought that they built their herds by rustling. Their initial confrontation with the State Police at Lampasas in 1873 marked the most disastrous shootout in Reconstruction history. The brothers and loyal friends then fled to New Mexico, where they became entangled in what would later evolve into the violent Lincoln County War. The brothers returned to Texas, where in time they became involved in the Horrell-Higgins War. The family was nearly wiped out following the feud when two of the brothers were killed by a mob. Only one member of the family, Sam, Jr., lived to old age and died of natural causes. “Dave Johnson has given us the complete story of the Horrells, a fascinating and accurate history told in a fast paced style.”—Chuck Parsons, author, The Sutton-Taylor Feud and co-author, A Lawless Breed Number Fifteen: A.C. Greene Series

DAVID JOHNSON has received degrees from Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University. He is the author of John Ringo, King of the Cowboys and The Mason County “Hoo Doo” War, 1874–1902, both published by the University of North Texas Press. He lives in Zionsville, Indiana. 978-1-57441-550-6 cloth $24.95 978-1-57441-560-5 ebook 6x9. 240 pp. 16 b&w illus. Map. Notes. Bib. Index. Texas History. June



Edited and Annotated by Jacques D. Bagur

W. W. Withenbury was a famous river boat captain during the mid-1800s. In retirement, he wrote a series of letters for the Cincinnati Commercial, under the title “Red River Reminiscences.” Jacques Bagur has selected and annotated 39 letters describing three steamboat voyages on the upper Red River from 1838 to 1842. Withenbury was a master of character and incident, and his profiles of persons, including three signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, reflect years of acquaintance. The beauty of his writing ranks this among the best of the reminiscences that were written as the steamboat era was declining. “Bagur is an expert on the Red River in the nineteenth century, and it shows in this work. Informative and entertaining.”—Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell, author, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State “This will rank as a great assistance to researchers if anyone wants to attack history of the Red River again. Some of his in-depth research was fabulous.”—Skipper Steely, author, Red River Pioneers JACQUES D. BAGUR holds a degree from LSU and has spent more than thirty years in applied research specializing in the geography of Louisiana and East Texas. The author of UNT Press’s A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes and Antebellum Jefferson, Texas, he lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 978-1-57441-547-6 cloth $32.95s 978-1-57441-557-5 ebook 6x9. 352 pp. 10 maps. Notes. Index. Texas History. Southern History. March

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Winner, Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2013

In the Permanent Collection

Stefanie Wortman 978-1-57441-554-4 paper $12.95 978-1-57441-564-3 ebook 6x9. 80 pp. Poetry. April

Trying to make sense of a disordered world, Stefanie Wortman’s debut collection examines works of art as varied as casts of antique sculpture, 19th-century novels, and even scenes from reality television to investigate the versions of order that they offer. These deft poems yield moments of surprising levity even as they mount a sharp critique of human folly. “These poems seem haunted by a mostly nameless melancholia. In The Permanent Collection, however, turns its grim geography of prisons, mortuaries, and tawdry suburbs into something close to classical elegy. ‘In sunken rooms,’ Wortman writes, ‘on scratchy rugs, maybe we’ve never known happiness.’ It’s that ‘maybe’—the smart hedge—that renders her poems complex, often beguiling, but never without a gesture of redemption. This should be part of any serious poet’s permanent collection.”—Chad Davidson, author, The Last Predicta and judge From “Long Occupation” I was naïve of foreign affairs in the Four Seasons bar when a Swiss knife maker assured me of the coming war. . . Number Twenty-one: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry

STEFANIE WORTMAN was born in Kansas City. She earned an master’s of arts degree from Boston University and a doctorate from the University of Missouri. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Yale Review, Antioch Review, Boston Review, Southwest Review, and other publications. She currently lives in Rhode Island.

Journal of Schenkerian Studies 8 Edited by Colin Davis

ISSN: 1558-268X $22.00x 71/2x91/4. 240 pp. Performing Arts. Music. Theory. June

Heinrich Schenker

The Journal of Schenkerian Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Center for Schenkerian Studies and the University of North Texas Press under the guidance of Timothy Jackson, Stephen Slottow, and an expert editorial board. The journal features articles on all facets of Schenkerian thought, including theory, analysis, pedagogy, and historical aspects. For a list of articles in Volumes 1-7 and abstracts for Volumes 1-2, please visit mhte/node/55. Back issues can be obtained from Texas A&M University Press.

Military History of the West Vol. 43 Edited by Alex Mendoza ISSN: 1071-2011 $15.00x 6x9. 100 pp. Military History. June

The Military History of the West is a peer-reviewed journal focused on scholarly study of western US military history, including the Mississippi Valley and all states west of that line. The journal features articles on the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, frontier military service, the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, Mexican border service, and the Texas National Guard in the twentieth century, including its service in World War I and World War II. | 43

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Fort Phantom Hill

The Mysterious Ruins on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River Bill Wright

The history of Fort Phantom Hill is an interesting saga of defense, a story of both political necessity and individual hubris, and a tale of human perseverance and shortsightedness. The story of the “Post on the Brazos River” has all the elements that characterize human activity with its triumphs and tragedies, victories and defeats. As time passed, circumstances dictated changing uses for the structures at Fort Phantom Hill, from military outpost to stage station to hunter’s outpost. Eventually, opportunities for adaptation ran their course and the stone structures fell into neglect. The frontier was occupied by new immigrants who possessed a more modern technology. The threat of Indians was replaced by the hard daily work of living in a semi-desert environment. In Fort Phantom Hill: The Mysterious Ruins on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, Bill Wright weaves the threads of this story into the larger warp and weft of western history and shows how this small fort was conceived, lived, and died as an important part of the “winning of the West.” Nationally known author and photographer BILL WRIGHT has published five previous books, including Portraits from the Desert: Bill Wright’s Big Bend, People’s Lives: A Celebration of the Human Spirit, and the award-winning The Tiguas: Pueblo Indians of Texas. He has exhibited his award-winning photographs internationally and in the United States in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions. He is a member and former president of the Philosophical Society of Texas. Bill and his wife reside in Abilene, Texas.



978-1-933337-58-6 paper $24.95 6x9. 168 pp. 18 maps. 54 b&w photos. Exploration/Settlement. January

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Buffalo Days Stories from J. Wright Mooar James Winford Hunt Edited by Robert F. Pace Illustrations by Bruce Granville 978-1-880510-95-7 paper $19.95

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The Works Progress Administration interviewed former slaves in Texas during the 1930s; this is their story as survivors of both slavery and the Great Depression.

Remembering the Days of Sorrow The WPA and the Texas Slave Narratives Ronald E. Goodwin

Buoyed by the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, historians began reevaluating previously held beliefs of American slavery. Under particular scrutiny was the belief in slavery’s paternalistic benevolence. Remembering the Days of Sorrow is not another attempt to revise this outdated perception justifying slavery. Others have already done that. As part of the New Deal’s national agenda of work relief programs, the Slave Narratives project provided employment while simultaneously preserving the memories of former slaves throughout the country. Remembering the Days of Sorrow allows the voices of Texas’s former slaves to resonate to a new generation as they remembered what it was like to suffer under the yoke of slavery as well as the yoke of old age and poverty in the Great Depression of the 1930s. RONALD E. GOODWIN is adjunct assistant professor at Prairie View A&M University. He is author of numerous articles on various aspects of African American history. Goodwin lives in Stafford, Texas.

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Goodwin’s book will be a readable, enjoyable, useful, and effective way of looking at the institution of slavery from the slaves’ point of view.”—Bruce Glasrud Goodwin has organized a useful collection of interviews from freedmen that lived through the darkest institution in US history. Combining memories of former slaves with engaging narrative and analysis, the author breathes life into the WPA slave narratives in Texas; unlocking the story of the ‘Peculiar Institution’ from the minds of the people that endured its brutality.”—Charles D. Grear, Prairie View A&M University

978-1-933337-47-0 paper $24.95 6x9. 280 pp. 25 photos. 2 tables. Bib. Index. African American Studies. Texas History. January

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Stretch the Cornfield Rob Kiser

The Red River Campaign

The Union’s Final Attempt to Invade Texas Gary D. Joiner

Iowa Wesleyan College was looking to snap a 100year tradition of gridiron mediocrity when it hired Texas high school football coach Hal Mumme to breathe some life into its program in January of 1989. Mumme arrived at the tiny National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school with an innovative approach to the game that promptly delivered a winning football team with help from assistant coach Mike Leach, wide receiver Dana Holgorsen, and other unforgettable characters that woke up a quiet farming community to an offensive revolution in its infancy. In the process, the team’s coaches and players overcame formidable opponents on and off the field en route to the NAIA playoffs. The success of Iowa Wesleyan’s football team during Mumme’s tenure in Mount Pleasant paved the way for his continual climb up the coaching ladder and the gradual acceptance of his offensive scheme to the college football schematic mainstream. Freelance writer ROB KISER saw college football from the inside as the video coordinator for New Mexico State University’s football team. Stretch the Cornfield, the author’s first book, is a sprightly look back to the humble origins of Hal Mumme’s Air Raid offense. A recovering vagrant and incurable sports enthusiast, he lives in New Jersey with his wife Kaitlin. 978-1-933337-59-3 paper $24.95 6x9. 160 pp. 20 qoutes. 13 b&w photos. Sports. Coaching. January



During the spring of 1864, when the Union efforts to the win were geared from Tennessee to Georgia and along the Eastern Board and in Virginia, one lone campaign was conducted against these directions. It was an attempt to invade Texas by traversing Louisiana from New Orleans to Shreveport and from Little Rock, Arkansas to Shreveport. On paper, the plan seemed unstoppable. It consisted of over 42,500 soldiers and sailors and at least 108 warships. The confederates could mount no more than 12,500 men in opposition. Incredibly, this effort ended in utter defeat for the Union and saved Texas and the bulk of Louisiana and southwestern Arkansas from further raves to the end of the war. This book describes what went right and terribly wrong for both sides. It also describes the aftermath of the operation and why it is so important to the region’s history. Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series

GARY D. JOINER is associate professor of history and interim chair in the Department of History and Social Sciences at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Gary lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his wife, Marilyn who is also his editor, PR consultant, and business partner and who shares his love of history. They are parents to one daughter and proud grandparents to a granddaughter. 978-1-933337-60-9 paper $29.95 6x9. 142 pp. Sidebars. 19 maps. 20 b&w photos. Military History. January

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Jeff Davis’s poignant letters from prison to his wife . . .

Letters from Prison

Jefferson Davis to his Wife, 1865–1866 Edited by Felicity Allen

The center of this book is Fortress Monroe, Virginia, inserted in the dateline of every one of the twenty letters printed here. Only a little note at the end, folded to make its own envelope, is different. Its place name is Prison. Both are accurate. Months before the first letter, the US Army converted one of the fort’s gun emplacements into a jail cell, complete with iron bars and an ever-pacing squad of armed soldiers—all to secure one man: Jefferson Davis. After three months of anxiety about his family, this solitary confinement finally forces Davis to ask if he may write to his wife, Varina. He may, but he does not even know where she is. The Army locates her and delivers his letter—the first one in this book. The rest reflect the news that Varina’s letters bring: of the sorrows of the conquered South, of an unexpected refuge in Canada, and of friends scattered through Europe, waiting to go home. Through the Davises’ eyes we see their own past happiness, their present misery, and a shadowy future (his life is at stake) brightened always by the husband’s trust in God. FELICITY ALLEN, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky, grew up in the Deep South during the Great Depression. For most of her life she has been involved in research on Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. She is the author of Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart, published by the University of Missouri Press.

978-1-937875-74-9 paper $18.95 978-1-937875-75-6 ebook 51/2x81/2. 148 pp. Southern History. June

RELATED INTEREST Splinterville Cliff Hudder 978-1-933896-13-7 paper $14.95

A Frontier Texas Mercantile The History of Gibbs Brothers and Company, Huntsville, 1841–1940 Donald R. Walker 978-1-881515-08-1 cloth $30.00

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“. . . a fascinating contribution to the understanding of perhaps our nation’s darkest hour.”—Shelby Foote

Women of War

Selected Memoirs, Poems, and Fiction by Virginia Women Who Lived Through the Civil War Edited by Casey Clabough

In their variety, the memoir, poetry, and fiction included in this exciting new anthology show the transitory nature of the literature of southern women who lived through a violent and defining crossroads in their lives. In rare and rediscovered excerpts and verses these women writers evidence the early hopes of a cause destined to be lost, the propagandic rhetoric which accompanied it, and the destruction ultimately visited upon them, their homes, and their families. Paradoxically, even as these women defended and spoke out for a cause concerned in part with extending human bondage, they found themselves forced to experience the harsh wind of freedom and personal agency as their husbands, sons, and fathers abandoned them to their homes and, in many cases, never returned. The editor, who also serves as editor of the literature section of the Virginia Foundation for Humanities’ Encyclopedia Virginia, has chosen these pieces carefully and arranged them chronologically or thematically depending on the content of each genre. A book that should prove useful to literary scholars, historians, and anyone possessed of an interest in the Civil War, Women of War brings to light a cornucopia of heretofore obscure women’s writings which enrich our understanding of a complex, unsettling time unmatched in our nation’s history. CASEY CLABOUGH is the author of eight books, including the internationally acclaimed novel Confederado and George Garrett: A Literary Biography (Texas Review Press, 2013). A past recipient of the Bangladesh International Literary Award, he edits both the literary journal James Dickey Review and the literature section of Encyclopedia Virginia. Clabough is a resident of Appomattox, Virginia.



978-1-937875-49-7 paper $18.95 978-1-937875-50-3 ebook 51/2x81/2. 160 pp. Literary Nonfiction. July

RELATED INTEREST George Garrett The Elizabethan Trilogy Edited by Brooke Horvath and Irving Malin Introduction by Fred Chappell 978-1-881515-13-5 cloth $26.00 978-1-881515-14-2 paper $15.00 Going to See the Elephant Pieces of a Writing Life George Garrett 978-1-881515-42-5 paper $18.95

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From the Editor of American Book Review . . .

Turning the Page

Book Culture in the Digital Age—Essays, Reflections, Interventions Jeffrey R. Di Leo

American Book Review is not just a book review—it is also the heart and soul of writerly writing and small press publishing. In 2006, the publication was relocated to Victoria, Texas, where cultural critic and philosopher Jeffrey R. Di Leo became Editor and Publisher. Turning the Page collects Di Leo’s contributions to American Book Review from his more recent “Page 2” entries on “social reading” and book bannings in Arizona to his early engagements with the work of Raymond Federman and Harold Jaffe. The common themes are book and publishing culture, and how they intersect with current problems in the humanities, including the rise of neoliberalism. “There is no dimension of contemporary book culture that Jeffrey Di Leo doesn’t examine beautifully in Turning the Page. These essays are essential reading for everyone who cares about the state of literature today.”—Charles Johnson, author, Middle Passage “For the past decade, Jeffrey Di Leo, the editor of American Book Review, has been a witty, genial, super-well-informed, and incisive guide to what’s been happening on the literary scene as well as the public world beyond it.”—Marjorie Perloff, Sadie Dernham Patek Professor of Humanities Emerita, Stanford University “Literary culture is going through convulsions not seen since the emergence of the printing press, which is exactly why Jeffrey Di Leo’s Turning the Page is such necessary reading.”—Steve Tomasula, author, TOC: A New-Media Novel JEFFREY R. DI LEO is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Houston-Victoria. He is editor and founder of the critical theory journal symploke, editor and publisher of the American Book Review, and executive director of the Society for Critical Exchange. He resides in Victoria, Texas.

978-1-937875-51-0 paper $19.95 978-1-937875-52-7 ebook 51/2x81/2. 176 pp. Literary Criticism. May

RELATED INTEREST Say It Hot Essays on American Writers Living, Dying, and Dead Eric Williamson 978-1-933896-38-0 paper $24.95

Against the Workshop: Provocations, Polemics, Controversies Anis Shivani 978-1-933896-72-4 flexbound (with flaps) $24.95

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Stories from China’s cultural revolution . . .


Stories From China’s Special Generation Kang Xuepei

Zhiqing: Stories from China’s Special Generation presents the recollections of fourteen men and women who were “sent down” to the countryside during China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976). Teenagers or young adults at the time, the authors left school to heed Mao’s call for China’s “educated youth” (zhiqing) to go to the poorest provinces and distant borders, where they worked with the local people in villages or on military farms and construction teams. From the Great Northern Wilderness to Hainan Island, their true-to-life stories illustrate the harsh realities of rural existence and Cultural Revolution politics while focusing on personal joys and miseries. While not meant as a political statement, these stories serve as a powerful testimony to the experience of an entire Chinese generation. “It was my distinct pleasure to have served as in-house editor of Kang Xuepei’s In the Countryside, which was initially her masters of arts thesis at SHSU. It was hard to imagine the horrors that these Chinese youth had to go through during that period of Mao’s experiment in social engineering and more amazing to realize that most of them came through it all without intense bitterness toward those who thrust them into such perilous and uncomfortable circumstances. In this book you will find a sampling of the experiences of zhiqing from many perspectives written in strikingly fine prose.”—Paul Ruffin, director, Texas Review Press KANG XUEPEI, a zhiqing from 1969–1974 in Jia Shan County, Anhui province, had a book, In The Countryside, published by Texas Review Press. Living in Houston, she is self-employed. LI WEI, a resident of Houston, was a zhiqing from 1968–1975 in Shanxi and Hebei provinces. She has been an instructor at Lone Star College since 1992. QIN YANG, a zhiqing from 1974–1978 in Guangyuan County, Sichuan province, currently works in Houston at Air Liquide America Corporation as chief chemist. ZENG JIANJUN, a zhiqing from 1968–1973 in Beidahuang in Northeastern China, has been a research scientist with the University of Houston since 2007.



978-1-937875-69-5 paper $22.95 978-1-937875-70-1 ebook 51/2x81/2. 240 pp. Literary Nonfiction. June

RELATED INTEREST In the Countryside Kang XuePei 978-1-881515-01-2 paper $8.00

Genesis in Japan The Bible Beyond Christianity Thomas Dabbs 978-1-933896-99-1 paper $24.95 978-1-937875-12-1 ebook

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New fiction from a Texas poet . . .

The Lobsterman’s Daughter Michael Lieberman

The Lobsterman’s Daughter chronicles murder and deceit in five generations of a Maine family, the Markhams. The story’s narrator, Henrietta Markham, is a recent Harvard graduate, who submits an early version as her honors thesis. She tells the tale in her own voice and the conjured voices of her relatives, both living and dead. After graduation, in Barcelona she faces her own deceit in omitting her sins from the story and adds a journal that documents her bizarre attempts at expiation and atonement. Markham sends the new version back to her advisor and asks that it be published as her final word on her family’s history. In an epilogue Lieberman’s author struggles unsuccessfully to regain control of a narrator who is at once incorrigible and essential. MICHAEL LIEBERMAN, a research physician and poet who lives in Houston with his wife Susan, has published five collections of poems and won the 2001 Pen-Texas Award for fiction. His first novel, Never Surrender—Never Retreat, was published by Texas Review Press in 2012, and his latest collection of poetry, Bonfire of the Verities, was released by TRP in 2013.

978-1-937875-59-6 paper $14.95 978-1-937875-60-2 ebook 51/2x81/2. 160 pp. Literary Novel. April

RELATED INTEREST Never Surrender— Never Retreat A Novel of Medical Politics in Texas Michael Lieberman 978-1-933896-81-6 paper $22.95

Far-From-Equilibrium Conditions Michael Lieberman 978-1-933896-12-0 paper $12.95

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From the Texas Hill Country . . .

Winship’s Log Robert Winship

“I was trying to remember the other day exactly what my first memories are of Kimble County, of Junction, of Segovia, Texas. There is some spectacular stuff there, if I can bring it all to the surface—without making anything up. That’s not real hard to do, but it takes time. You have to go slow.”–Bob Winship “In my almost forty years of editing, from journals to anthologies to books, I have from time to time encountered a spectacular talent who, because of circumstance, has never been recognized for the genius that he is. Such is the case with Bob Winship, whose story collection The Brushlanders is as fine a book of short fiction as has ever come out of the state of Texas and whose two novels, Every Man Also and Flannery’s Crossing, are astonishingly fine reads. Bob keeps to himself, though, and refuses to engage in the self-promotion game that so often propels to prominence lesser lights that in time will extinguish on their own, dying from simple lack of talent. “In this, Bob’s first book of essays, the reader will get an in-depth look at one of our finest writers and relish the rich literary world that he brings to life.”—Paul Ruffin, director, Texas Review Press BOB WINSHIP, a native Texan who spent much of his earlier life in Houston, later worked in the oil-tool industry, making numerous trips to Russia. After earning his master’s of arts in creative writing, he taught for Texas A&M and other colleges before retiring to the family’s Rockpile Ranch in Segovia. He is the author of several books of fiction.

978-1-937875-55-8 paper $19.95 978-1-937875-56-5 ebook 51/2x81/2. 240 pp. Literary Nonfiction. August

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Every Man Also Robert Winship 978-1-881515-19-7 paper $15.00



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Poems celebrating the life of Secretariat . . .

Poems from the Deep South . . .

In the Night Orchard


The Red Freak, The Miracle

Selected Poems R. T. Smith

Lyn Lifshin

“This full arc of life—bigger than imagination in a raging fire—is set on paper by a poet obsessed with beauty, hooves, and the passion of flight. . . . In Lifshin’s language, spare yet metaphorically profound, we enter into that animal grace that only a true poet can convey, as we race on from poem to poem, joining Secretariat in triumph—‘not for a win but a coronation.’”—Laura Chester AS THE DAYS GET LONGER the horse dreams of flying in the air like a gust of wind on an abandoned Christmas tree, red exploding like a spurt of light, flaming wildly like those boughs of northern lights out of darkness LYN LIFSHIN, a resident of Vienna, Virginia, has published over 140 books, including several from Black Sparrow Books. Her web site,, shows the variety of her work, from the equine books, The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian and Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness, to recent books about dance: Ballroom and Knife Edge and Absinthe: the Tango Poems. 978-1-937875-61-9 paper $12.95 978-1-937875-62-6 ebook 51/2x81/2. 160 pp. Poetry. May

In the Night Orchard is a retrospective collection of poems gleaned from over three decades of writing by a poet absorbed by nature and culture in the American South. These often-narrative poems are concerned with history, race, indigenous music, the many Southern dialects and customs and the quest for authentic identity. Skull, Grim, and Grinning I forgot how barbed wire snarls— like a low bird’s nest—caught the cold raccoon last winter. He found his own death there, and each snagged stage of ice, sun and hungry birds had a say as weeds blew and I found human obligations to occupy me. But after thaw I went walking, saw a twisted root (spring’s first threat of snake), red eyeshape of new sumac leaves, deer tracks by the hundred, and on the rotted fence post polished to blinding shine by sun, the forgotten relic hung, a barbed cocoon coiled around a fanged white flower of bone. R. T. SMITH is writer-in-residence at Washington & Lee University, where he has edited Shenandoah since 1995.  978-1-937875-65-7 paper $14.95 978-1-937875-66-4 ebook 51/2x81/2. 192 pp. Poetry. May

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Selected poems of a neglected poet . . .

New from a winner of the Weatherford Award . . .

Why He Doesn’t Sleep

Basin Ghosts Jesse Graves

The Selected Poems of Stephen Gardner Stephen Gardner

Why He Doesn’t Sleep: The Selected Poems of Stephen Gardner collects the best poetry of an underappreciated writer, an extremely popular professor whose teaching inspired many students to become serious poets themselves. Gardner was known to invest himself in helping others more than in his own work, and so this overdue collection offers exposure to an interesting, variegated, and genuinely passionate writer. GOING HOME Down the road, lying with my face Pressed into my father’s lap, the wheel He held claiming most of the space. But I squeezed in, bending up My knees, with the rest of my form On the seat and in my mother’s Lap, not comfortable, but warm. And they would sing together Old songs. And I still can feel Their soft strong hands on me again And the cold hard turning of the wheel. STEPHEN GARDNER (1948–2009), a native of Columbia, South Carolina, received his bachelor of arts and master’ of arts in English from the University of South Carolina and earned his doctorate from Oklahoma State University. He was a member of the University of South Carolina Aiken faculty since 1972. His second book of poetry, Taking the Switchback, was published by Texas Review Press in 2008. 978-1-937875-63-3 paper $8.95 978-1-937875-64-0 ebook 51/2x81/2. 112 pp. Poetry. February



Basin Ghosts is a chapbook of original poems by Jesse Graves, author of Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine. Many poems in Basin Ghosts address places and themes that resonated in Graves’s first collection, which won both the Weatherford Award and the Appalachian Writers’ Association Book of the Year Award in Poetry. The poems in Basin Ghosts examine life in the rural South, changes that have occurred over generations in communities there, and the ways in which the past lives on through memory and attachment to the land. Grace Notes Leora never walked the quarter-mile of red dust to her bench at Big Sinks schoolhouse without carrying the hand-sewn satchel she used for an accordion case. The notes came to her out of some darkness, a cavity just inside her ear where the curve of a sound pushed through her fingers and into the buttons of that strange machine. Where did the accordion come from? The imprint read Vienna Austria 1904 and how it arrived to her in Capps Creek, Tennessee, the middle of the middle of nowhere will pass like the mystery of cloudburst, some graceful symmetry beyond this world and beyond the next. JESSE GRAVES is the author of Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine. Graves is also co-editor on Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III. 978-1-937875-53-4 paper $8.95 978-1-937875-54-1 ebook 51/2x81/2. 80 pp. Poetry. February

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More Than Heavy Rain

Winner, 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

Don Johnson

Backmasking Harold Whit Williams

More Than Heavy Rain brings together poems of intense observation culled from a life lived mostly outside. Set mostly around the poet’s home along the Watauga River in northeast Tennessee, the poems also reach out to such distant locations as Montana, Alaska, and post-war Germany. Some of them reconstruct the poet’s childhood in rural West Virginia. Some examine his family history, the events and relatives who helped determine the way he views the world.

The poems of Backmasking uncover secret messages of rock and roll in relation to religion, mostly in a loose sonnet form reminiscent of David Wojahn’s classic, Mystery Train. Set mainly in the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama, these narrative poems, spun in reverse, detail a young man’s ascent into the glittery world of guitar heroes, all the while singing out the day-to-day absurdities of the sacred and the profane.


            Muscle Shoals, Alabama 1989

In a day and a night the leaves of all four Gingko trees in the courtyard fell, Fanned out in one direction by a south wind As if they had been deliberately laid. Even in half-light they glowed As if a door had been opened at mid-court Spilling brightness onto the grass. But there was no door, no room into which One might lead, no light to shine out, Just yellow leaves, four shadow-anchored Boats, straining to pull away with the tide.

Its history in rock and roll was lost on me The night that we snuck in. My buddy Jon Had called a friend who’d let us tape for free. The evening band had paid, was packed and gone When we arrived with drums, guitars and Tom— His blank cassettes would dub our only tune. I can’t recall who played the bass, or hummed The hooks and riffs we tracked. So, pretty soon We called it quits, our demo done. I’d love To say we felt Aretha’s vibe, or heard That Wilson Pickett preacher-scream above Our own pathetic din. But clever words And chords are not enough. Beside our cars We lingered in the lot and spoke of stars.                  

DON JOHNSON is a professor and Poet in Residence at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he has been a member of the faculty for thirty years. Johnson’s poetry publications include The Importance of Visible Scars (1984), Watauga Drawdown (1991), and Here and Gone: New and Selected Poems (2010). 978-1-937875-57-2 paper $8.95 978-1-937875-58-9 ebook 51/2x81/2. 80 pp. Poetry. July

Fame Studio Session

HAROLD WHIT WILLIAMS, who lives in Austin, Texas, is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather, whose album Kontiki has been rated at number 26 of the Top 200 Power Pop Albums of all time. 978-1-937875-76-3 paper $8.95 978-1-937875-77-0 ebook 51/2x81/2. 48 pp. Poetry. March

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Well Done

Stephen F. Austin State University 90th Anniversary Cookbook Kimberly Verhines

Well Done is the first book of its kind, a photographic expostion of Stephen F. Austin State University, which opened its doors as Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College on September 18, 1923, where classes were held temporarily on the high school campus as well as a small construction known as “The Shack.” Each of these recipe-filled chapters: “Chips, Dips, & Sips;” “The Big Chill and Grill;” “Celebrate the Seasons;” “A Toast to Elegance;” “Eating Healthy;” and “Texas’ Oldest Town has got it Cooking,” features photographs of SFA’s campus, student clubs, and athletics, dating back to 1923. KIMBERLY VERHINES received her master’s of arts in literature from University of Houston–Clear Lake and her master’s of fine arts from the University of Idaho. She and her husband, Mark, own a small ranch near Nacogdoches, Texas, where they raise horses.

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1927 baseball team 978-1-62288-400-1 hardcover $35.00 11x81/2. 200 pp. Over 100 color photos. 50-plus b&w photos. Cooking. Texas History. Popular Culture.

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New from LaNana Creek Press

Landscapes with Horses

Mark Sanders Illustrations by Charles D. Jones Landscapes with Horses conjoins the work of two artists: the poetry of Mark Sanders and the illustrations of woodcutter and book artisan Charles Jones. The LaNana Creek Press editions of this handpressed, handbound collaboration features over a dozen of Jones’s exquisite woodcuts and twenty of Sanders’s poems. The combination is a feast of imagery, both visual and written, and fine-press book enthusiasts and fans of poetry will find much to admire. Jones’s woodcuts show the range of horse energies, from wildness to repose, and Sanders’s verse places horses and humans in spiritual and emotional proximity in such as fashion that acclaimed poet and novelist, Kelly Cherry, once called Sanders the best horse poet since Virginia poet Henry Taylor. Landscapes with Horses is an intimate collection; readers will understand both the artist and the poet better for reading the work, but readers will also see themselves transcended into the varied, powerful landscapes this book brings to life. Thirty-five copies of this work have been printed. The paper used was Hahnemuhle’s Schiller with ten of the copies’ images printed onto Sekishu, a fine Japanese paper, from the wood and Resingrave blocks. The font is Bernhard Modern Std. and was printed from photopolymer plates. MARK SANDERS is the author of a number of poetry collections, including Conditions of Grace: New and Selected Poems. His work has been widely published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. A long-time native of Nebraska’s plains, he currently calls Nacogdoches, Texas, home. CHARLES D. JONES is the author and artist of the prizewinning memoir, Chopper Blues, a collection of prose and illustrations commemorating his involvement in the first wave of combat Marines to Vietnam in 1965. He is Professor Emeritus of Art from Stephen F. Austin State University. 978-1-62288-059-1 limited edition $1,250.00x 12x10. 36 pp. 22 Wood cut illustrations. Clamshell box. Poetry. Art. April

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Winner, Stephen F. Austin State University Press 2013 Prize in Fiction

Winner, Stephen F. Austin State University Press 2013 Prize in Poetry

Fire Season

Nowhere All at Once

Miles Wilson

Grace Bauer

Fire Season is set on a US Forest Service firefighting crew stationed in Southern California and working throughout the West in the mid-1960’s. A significant presence in the West, the US Forest Service is little treated in fiction. Many readers have no exposure to the role of the Forest Service in firefighting beyond some gauzy notion of smokejumpers, lookouts, and Smokey the Bear. Yet since WW II, tens of thousands of seasonal firefighters have been the primary line of defense against forest fires of increasing ecological, economic, and human cost. Fire Season focuses on the paradigm for fire crews, an elite hotshot crew specially trained for explosive California chaparral fires. In its fidelity to the physical, emotional, and social world of one of these crews, Fire Season offers an account of the fiery intersection of the human and the natural world—an ongoing encounter that has decisively shaped the natural history—and, therefore, the human history—of the West. MILES WILSON served three fire seasons (1964–1967) as a member of the Dalton Hotshots, a US Forest Service Interregional Fire Crew based on the Angeles National Forest in California. While serving with the Dalton Hotshots, Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in English at Pomona College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. He is the author of two previous books, Line of Fall and Harm. Wilson is the recipient of numerous awards for his previous publications, including the John Simmons Short Fiction Award from the University of Iowa Press for Line of Fall and the Violet Crown Book Award from the Writer’s League of Texas/Barnes & Noble for Harm. Wilson currently resides in San Marcos, Texas, and teaches English at Texas State Univeristy.

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978-1-62288-048-5 paper $20.00 6x9. 200 pp. Fiction. April

Bauer’s poems probe the dark landscapes between impression and apprehension, the past, and its repetition through imaginative transformation, impulse, and restraint. Her delivery is tough and terse; her imagery is fresh and often startling. Her poems are poignant, intelligent, and believable. “. . . . Bauer transforms the mundane, carrying you off to the mystical moment, and then gently returning you to the here and now, but changed.” —Erika Butler, The Café Review “Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Carolyn Kizer—let them make room for Grace Bauer. Sexton’s equal in sardonic vision, Bishop’s equal in the music of speech, Kizer’s equal in rapier wit . . . . I, for one, will try to read every word this woman writes.” —Will Slattery GRACE BAUER is the author of Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press, 2007), Beholding Eye (CustomWords, 2006), and The Women at the Well (Portals Press, 1996), as well as three chapbooks of poems ( Field Guide to the Ineffable: Poems on Marcel Duchamp, Where You’ve Seen Her, and The House Where I’ve Never Lived). She is also co-editor, with Julie Kane, of Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press, 2006). A new chapbook, Café Culture, is forthcoming from Imaginary Friend Press. A native of Pennsylvania, Bauer has also lived in New Orleans, Montana, Massachusetts, Virginia, and currently in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she is a professor of English, Creative Writing, and Women’s Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 978-1-62288-041-6 paper $18.00 6x9. 84 pp. Poetry. February

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Teaching Sustainability Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences Wendy Petersen Boring and William Forbes

“In various ways, the authors here describe a curriculum of applied hope. No discipline is exempt from the effort to extend awareness of our implicatedness in the world, and from the effort to create a better future than that in prospect. As scholars and teachers, they are responding to the intellectual and moral imperatives of ‘the long emergency.’ I do not presume to know what a life-centered education would be, but I know that the questions explicit and implicit here should be asked at all levels, from boards of trustees to every academic department. The overwhelming fact of our time is that life on Earth is in peril, humans are the cause, and that no amount of tinkering at the margin of the status quo will do. We have every reason to reexamine our beliefs, worldviews, institutions, cultural foundations, and manner of living—and get down to work.” —from the book WENDY PETERSEN BORING, PhD, is an Associate Professor of History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she teaches pre-modern European history, women and gender studies, and sustainability studies. WILLIAM FORBES is an Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State University. 978-1-62288-061-4 paper $30.00 6x9. 286 pp. 4 color photos. Course Syllabus. Bib. Index. Education. Economics. Conservation. January

Plain Folk, Planters, and the Complexities of Southern Society Ricky L. Sherrod

The book employs the story of one particular extended family network—the Browns, Sherrods, Mannings, Sprowls, and Williamses—to illustrate the powerful influence of kinship ties as a force mitigating lines of class distinction in the nineteenthcentury American South. It traces each family’s story from its earliest appearance in the historical record to the convergence of the family network, first taking shape in northeast Alabama and eventually reaching full-blown form in northwest Louisiana’s Red River Valley. There, both the plain folk and planters within the group demonstrated exceptional harmony and cooperation in constructing a flexible family network that left its mark on the area between the 1820s and 1870s. The story of these five families reveals much about migratory patterns of that restless segment of early- to mid-nineteenth century Americans who hankered to exploit opportunities on the ever- expanding, westward-moving agricultural frontier. RICKY SHERROD is the social studies department chair at Stephenville High School in Stephenville, Texas. He received his PhD from Michigan State University in 1980. He teaches advanced placement American history, world history, as well as dual credit American history through Ranger College. He is the great-great-great grandson of William and Mary Brown, the two central subjects of his publication Plain Folk, Planters, and the Complexities of Southern Society: A Case Study of the Browns, Sherrods, Mannings, Sprowls, and Williamses of Nineteenth Century Northwest Louisana. 978-1-62288-052-2 paper $40.00 7x9. 300 pp. Maps. Bib. Index. American History. Louisiana History. July

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Field-Based Learning in Family Life Education

Collaboratively Learning about Collaborative Learning Tara Newman

Facilitating HighImpact Experiences in Undergraduate Family Science Programs Tara Newman

Presented by leading scholars in the field of family life education, this book provides successful models for field-based learning experiences in Family Life Education. Each chapter offers an overview of the implementation details, including key points in developing plans. In addition, each chapter is grounded in previous scholarship and identifies how the elements of high-impact practices are addressed in the “real world.” Contributors share their experiences implementing service learning, internships/practica, and other educational platforms outside the classroom walls. Readers will find the book addresses both specific content areas within family life education (such as Human Growth and Development across the Lifespan or Family Life Education Methodology), as well as general course management strategies (such as managing frequent feedback or high- enrollment classes). TARA NEWMAN is the director in the Office of HighImpact Practices and is an assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University. She received her EdD in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University as well as her MEd in Early Childhood Education. She is a certified family life educator and lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. 978-1-62288-066-9 paper $30.00 6x9. 200 pp. Bib. Index. Education. August

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While there is a growing body of theoretical literature on high-impact practices (HIP) and their benefit to student outcomes, there is little out there that guides faculty on the development of HIP classroom experiences. This book was created to serve as a resource for faculty who are interested in incorporating high-impact practices into their family life education programming. The book targets faculty/staff in higher education that are seeking to incorporate high-impact experiences into first-year programs/courses, and will serve as models to guide their own planning. Presented in a narrative format by faculty and staff currently teaching first-year students, each chapter provides an overview of strategies used to include the elements of high-impact practices with first generation students and others who have been traditionally underrepresented. Each chapter emphasizes teaching collaboration as a fundamental skill for academic and social success. TARA NEWMAN is the director of the Office of HighImpact Practices and Assistant Professor in the School of Human Sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University. 978-1-62288-071-3 paper $30.00 6x9. 200 pp. Education. June

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Never without Honor

A fabulous collection from this Texas 5

Studies of Courage in Tribute to Ben H. Procter

Texas 5X5

Twenty-Five Stories from Texas

Archie P. McDonald

Edited by Laurie Champion 978-1-62288-058-4 paper $25.00 6x9. 200 pp. Anthology of Short Stories. Fiction. March

978-1-62288-003-4 paper $20.00 6x9. 250 pp. Biography. August

Never Without Honor features essays written in Memory of Ben H. Procter, a beloved mentor and friend who taught many people most of what they know about the practice of history, and even more about life. Historians, particularly those who practice their craft through appointments in higher education, fall into distinct categories: those known for publications; those who concentrate on teaching; and those who excel in teaching and sharing the yield of their research with others through spoken and written words. Ben Procter’s record places him firmly in the latter camp. His book, Not Without Honor: The Life of John H. Reagan, published by The University of Texas Press in 1962, remains the definitive biography of this Texas surveyor, political leader, and postmaster general of the Confederacy. ARCHIE P. MCDONALD was the author or editor of more than forty books and monographs. He lived in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he was a Regent’s Professor of History and Community Liaison at Stephen F. Austin State University and a weekly commentator on Red River Radio.

This volume consists of twenty-five stories, five each by five Texas writers. Except for the five points of the Texas Lone Star, there’s nothing particularly Texan about the number five—nor the number twenty-five— yet the stories whole-heartedly represent many facets of Texas. In fact, it doesn’t get more Texas than this. Or more fittingly, I might say it don’t get more Texas. The stories in Texas 5X5 offer both traditional themes and ideas and subjects that are pure Texan. These stories accomplish what solid fiction should in offering thoughts about the more profound ideas we ponder: love, life, death—all told among cowboy-boot kickers and topped with a Stetson. LAURIE CHAMPION is professor of English at San Diego State University, where she teaches writing and literature courses. She has published many scholarly essays, short stories, personal essays, and reviews in books and in distinguished journals such as Southern Quarterly, Texas Review, and American Literature.

The Girl in the Grave and Other True Crime Stories Carlton Stowers

978-1-62288-053-9 paper $24.00 6x9. 160 pp. Literary Nonfiction. April

Engrossed by the short lives of innocent victims, Stowers uses The Girl in the Grave . . . and Other True Crime Stories to tell the tales of devastated parents dealing with evil forces and unanswered questions that invaded their once normal lives, and the effect on the law enforcement officers duty-bound to involve themselves in such evil and troubling situations, investigating and seeking resolve and justice.

CARLTON STOWERS won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allen Poe Award for the Best Fact Crime Book of the Year. In 2001, Stowers was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. He received the A. C. Greene Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement and, in 2010, he was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

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Summer Necklace

Ephemera of a Piney Woods Childhood Helen Houston

978-1-62288-046-1 paper $12.00 81/2x81/2. 32 pp. 32 watercolor illustrations Young Readers. January

978-1-62288-063-8 paper $14.00 6x9. 120 pp. 10 color illustrations. Memoir. August

Summer Necklace : Ephemera of a Piney Woods Childhood is a coming-of-age memoir set in 1950s East Texas. The thirty linked vignettes provide a nostalgic look at a bygone era. The book is for the young or young at heart who delight in memories of pets, pranks, and a day free to roam and who can identify with a teen longing to mature and move on. Some of the vignettes are whimsical and short, with effort in crafting as with a poem; others are longer, with a narrative tension. The vignettes proceed chronologically and culminate with the narrator’s boarding the train for college. There is a writing activities page for those who wish to use this book in a classroom setting. HELEN HOUSTON has bachelor’s of art and master’s of education degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and many years’ experience as a high school English teacher and freelance writer/reviewer of literature textbooks.

978-1-62288-056-0 paper $18.00 6x9. 88 pp. Poetry. February

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Lana Ladybug’s Garden Party Carol Tollefson

Lana Ladybug loves to entertain and decides to have a Garden Party for her ladybug friends. She also invites her next door neighbor, Max, a mouse who stopped by. He has been painting his house and said he would try to come. She has prepared her garden beautifully. Baby Bella mushroom tables and soft pea chairs are set with floral arrangements. She has set a buffet table with food that ladybugs adore and a wedge of cheese for Max, should he decide to come. When a praying mantis appears and tries to grab the hostess, Max the mouse arrives and saves the hostess and drags the praying mantis away. CAROL TOLLEFSON lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

People expect that Too Heavy to their lives Carry move in Cat Dixon majestic sweeps, but that’s only because memory and legend work that way, but reality works in the small moments of our experience. Too Heavy to Carry explores those moments by focusing in close. This wonderful collection aims to name the evils that people live through: loneliness, betrayal, inadequacy, and loss. Dixon easily

captures not just the glimpse of hope, but shows the agony and obstacles one must endure before she crawls out of the bottom of the well. This is a must for survivors of any variety— divorce, depression, domestic violence, abandonment/neglect and other painful experiences. CAT DIXON is a creative writing instructor at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and an adjunct instructor at Metro Community College, Omaha.

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Kosmicki questions the stuff of life in his new collection of poetry.

Always the Detail

Barbara Schmitz

Sheep Can Recognize Individual Human Faces

978-1-62288-040-9 paper $16.00 51/2x81/2. 96 pp. Poetry. February

Always the Detail represents the nuances of relationships. Barbara Schmitz writes about daily life, bringing to life such intricate encounters as animals and plants, mineral and liquids. Schmitz leaves no stone unturned. With beautiful imagery and astounding cadences, Schmitz comes to life in her poetry. AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER’S FUNERAL All the other mourners are off to the funeral lunch of ham, scalloped potatoes and church-lady cake. Only me and my husband with my brother in the still bare spring cemetery sharing a joint in his white Corvette. Out of the shadows the gaunt-cheeked priest appears in his surplice and cassock proceeding in slow procession to my Grandma still perched there above her wide-mouthed grave. He pats her casket, recites his tender farewell, “Goodbye, Old Girl” and drifts away like a last leaf left after winter’s brutal sweep. BARBARA SCHMITZ is a retired Professor Emeritus at Northeast Community College. Her writing is elegant and insightful. Over her prolific career, Schmitz has published five full-length manuscripts and won several awards, including the Individual Artist Award, Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Center Book Award for Poetry. She is part of the American Academy of Poets Author’s Guild. Schmitz currently resides in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Greg Kosmicki

In Sheep Can Recognize Individual Human Faces, the poet confronts questions of mortality in meditative poems that revolve around people in his life that he has known and loved. “I wrote this book for the same reason that I do any writing—to attempt, however haltingly and feebly, to find a connection to the stuff of life, to be more energized, to be more in contact with the world, to understand the world and my purpose in it.”—from the author Experienced in many different fields of expertise, GREG KOSMICKI takes the nuances of life and writes beautiful poems. Kosmicki’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Poets & Writers. He is a two-time Individual Artist Fellowship Award winner from the Nebraska Arts Council and has had poetry read on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” on Minnesota Public Radio. He is the founding editor and publisher of The Backwaters Press, co-founder of the Nebraska Arts Council of “Wednesday Words,” a monthly literary series presented at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Kaneko Creative Library. Kosmicki currently resides in  Alliance, Nebraska. 978-1-62288-043-0 paper $18.00 6x9. 88 pp. Poetry. March

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Poignant new essays from an award winning writer . . .

Effective law enforcement in the days before high tech.

2:12 a.m.

Whatever It Took


Kat Meads

Kenneth LaMascus

Whatever it Took is an account of the author’s thirty year career in investigations and law enforcement, covering from l957 to 1987. The first part emphasizes the years LaMascus spent as Chief Deputy Sheriff of Knox County, Texas, where he did just about everything there was to do in the way of law enforcement in a rural North Texas County. The second part covers LaMascus’s twenty year career with the US Border Patrol and concludes with his retirement in 1987. LaMascus’s cases range from drunk and disorderly conduct to capital murder and smuggling of aliens and narcotics.The incidents discussed include such diverse subjects as UFOs and little yellow flowers and range from the tragic to the hilarious as readers learn what it took to administer effective law enforcement in the days before the technology for in-depth DNA tests and such niceties as GPS and cell phones. KENNETH LAMASCUS worked in law enforcement for more than thirty years, the first four years as an insurance investigator and then six years as Deputy Sheriff in Knox County, Texas. He then spent twenty years as a US Border Patrol Agent, retiring in 1987. 978-1-62288-060-7 paper $25.00 6x9. 200 pp. 20 b&w photos. Borderlands Studies. Autobiography. Criminal Justice. August

2:12 a.m. is an insomniac’s tour of counterproductive bedtime stories, Vegas weddings, Southern funerals, Nevada’s nuclear testing grounds, Patty Hearst, Marina Oswald, sleepwalking murderers, Louise Bourgeois’s Insomnia Drawings and more, revealing what wakeful nights conjure for a North Carolinian turned Californian, a farm child turned suburbanite, a 1960s romantic turned fatalist and a once-but-no-longer “gifted” sleeper. The collection, comprised of Best American Essays notables, Pushcart Prize nominees and the winner of Drunken Boat’s Editors’ Choice nonfiction award, mixes the strictly autobiographical with voicedriven reportage and includes essays that are factual, meditative, investigatory, and lyrical to take full advantage of the versatility of the form. 2:12 a.m. is a book for all who revisit the past and brood on the future—a book about the dislocations of contemporary life, the hauntings of memory, and the perennial search, late night or otherwise, for meaning in existence. “Kat Meads can be funny, eloquent, enlightening, and exciting—all in one compelling essay after another.”—Lee Gutkind, founder and editor, Creative Nonfiction, and author. KAT MEADS has published multiple volumes of poetry, fiction, and essays throughout her career. Her works have appeared in such prestigious literature magazines as Best American Poets. Meads is currently part of the Oklahoma City University’s Red Earth Master’s of Fine Arts facutly. 978-1-62288-039-3 paper $20.00 6x9. 170 pp. Literary Nonfiction. January

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Lessons learned, losses mourned, Stillwell’s new collection captures life.

Tourists of the Revolution Kathleene West

Maps & Destinations

978-1-62288-054-6 paper $18.00 6x9. 88 pp. Poetry. January

Mary K. Stillwell

978-1-62288-057-7 paper $18.00 6x9. 88 pp. Poetry. February

Maps & Destinations celebrates the large and small events of life through story, myth, and the contemplation of other works of art. Deep in the phenomenology of time and place, the poems are as evocative as they are telling. Theirs is a lyricism grounded in the story of maturation and growth and celebrate the power of the imagination and the wonder of art. Lyrical and sensual, they remind us of life’s brevity while reminding us to embrace the joy our world offers.   MARY K. STILLWELL has studied writing in New York with William Packard and on the Plains with Ted Kooser. Stillwell earned her doctorate in Plains literature from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and served as coeditor of Nebraska Presence, an anthology of contemporary Nebraska poets. She has work published widely, with poems appearing in The Paris Review, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, Midwest Quarterly, South Dakota Review, The New York Quarterly, and numerous anthologies. Her first full-length col­lection of poems was Moving to Malibu, published by Sandhills Press.

“Kathleene West’s poetry is unflinchingly raw, honest, and emotional; West does not forget her feminist roots or her predecessors in verse: Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Her poetry, hard and unforgiving as the Plains territory it springs from, takes the reader places unexpected, into familiarities and descriptions of people, art, and encounters that only West pulls off so well. Her poetry has always been revolutionary, and, sadly, this last book is evidence of a voice that had places left to go. As her long-time editor and friend in poetry, I respected and admired her bravery to explore her uncomfortable world and the pain that her poetry must have often caused her.”—Mark Sanders, editor, Sandhills Press KATHLEENE WEST was one of the most important contemporary women’s voices to come from the Great Plains region. Among West’s other books are No Warning, Land Bound, The Armadillo on the Rug and Other Tales, The Garden Section, Water Witching, Plainswoman: Her First Hundred Years, The Farmer’s Daughter, and Death of a Regional Poet.

Little Heretic Gerry LaFemina

978-1-62288-042-3 paper $18.00 6x9. 88 pp. Poetry. January

Little Heretic presents one person’s pilgrimage back to the New York of his youth, where the City is seen not for the ghosts of junkies, musicians and ex-lovers that haunt it, but for the spiritual and creative possibility lurking in alleys and parks, and celebrated by street corner buskers and subway graffiti. A twentyfirst century poet in New York, this book looks at how in the right light of

a Manhattan morning, a pigeon flying across First Avenue just might be one of Rilke’s angels. GERRY LaFEMINA is the associate professor of English/Director at the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing in Frostburg, Maryland.

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The world has gotten Plath wrong for 50 years, or at least severely underestimated her.

Robert Frost Six Essays in Appreciation

Greg Kuzma

Fixed Stars Govern a Life

Decoding Sylvia Plath Julia GordonBramer

Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath shows that looking at Plath’s Ariel through the lens of tarot and mysticism opens the poems up to amazing new—and quite obvious—meanings. Critics and scholars have long looked at the mysticism in her husband Ted Hughes’ work. Sylvia Plath virtually worshipped her husband, letting him hypnotize her, cast her astrological chart and horoscope, teach her to meditate, and together they visited local witches, regularly practiced with the Ouija board, tarot, crystal ball, and other occult objects. Yet until now, no one has thought to look at Plath’s work in this light. In Ariel, Plath made each of her poems hold up against at least six different-yet-corresponding interpretations in perfect Qabalah/tarot order and meaning, and she did this forty times. If this was an intentional effort, Sylvia Plath was one of the greatest literary geniuses to have lived. If this was unintentional and subconscious, let’s call it “channeling,” then we have a divine ordering to the universe laid out before our eyes. JULIA GORDON-BRAMER received her master’s of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She currently lives in Maryland Heights, Missouri. 978-1-62288-064-5 paper $40.00 6x9. 200 pp. 22 color illustrations. Bib. Index. Literary Criticism. Women’s Studies. Poetry. August

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Author of more than twenty books of poems, among them For My Brother, Of China and Of Greece, Good News, McKeever Bridge, The Buffalo Shoot, A Day in the World, and Village Journal, Greg Kuzma has penned Robert Frost: Six Essays in Appreciation, the culmination of a life-long, affectionate study of the Modern American poet Robert Frost.  Kuzma, who recently retired from the English and creative writing faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, provides 21st century readers both a reintroduction to and a sensitive and enduring commentary of Frost’s poetic craft and music.  Kuzma offers new points of observation  toward reading Frost, and his critical expertise teaches us well—as he taught Frost to his students over the years—why the poet still persists, why his poetry remains necessary. Robert Frost: Six Essays in Appreciation is a significant contribution to an ongoing dialogue on Frost and on American poetics. GREG KUZMA has been an important figure in American poetry for over three decades, with poetry and critical essays published in Poetry, Shenandoah, Poetry Northwest, Crazy Horse, Prairie Schooner, and, literally, hundreds more.

978-1-936205-71-4 paper $25.00 51/2x81/2. 200 pp. Literary Criticism. January

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For information on discount schedules and our returns policy, please contact Sales Manager David Neel (d-neel@, 888-559-8033).

Otherwise credit will be applied at 50% of the retail price of the book. 6. Books returned in damaged condition because of dealer labeling/marking or inadequate protection while at dealer's business or in transit from dealer will be returned for no credit. Postage and handling must be paid by the dealer.

Retailers and Wholesalers


Discount Schedules and Returns Policy

Retailers and wholesalers should direct orders to the corresponding Sales Representatives or directly to Texas A&M University Press. Prepayment and completion of a credit application are required from new customers on first orders. Books are sold to retailers and wholesalers at trade discounts except for those marked with an "s" or "x" (short discount).

Returns Policy, Retailers and Wholesalers 1. Books returned for full credit must be received by the

Texas A&M University Press not less than three months from date of purchase and not more than two years after date of purchase. 2. Books returned must be clean, salable copies of current editions. Defective books must be so marked and defects clearly indicated.


All prices subject to change without notice.

Libraries may order directly from Texas A&M University Press. Most books are available to libraries at a 20% discount. Library orders will be shipped with an invoice.

DOMESTIC POSTAGE: $6.00 postage for first book $1.00 for each additional book

Examination copies

FOREIGN POSTAGE: $11.00 per book

An examination copy will be sent on re­quest to a professor con­sid­er­ing a book for class­room adop­tion. The request must include the name of the course and its es­ti­mat­ed en­roll­ment. Terms: ps are com­pli­men­ta­ry when the re­quest is ac­com­pa­nied by pay­ment of $6.00 to cover post­age/han­dling. hcs will be sent with an in­voice; the invoice will be can­celed if the Mar­ket­ing De­part­ment re­ceives an order for ten or more cop­ies. Oth­er­wise the hard­cov­er ex­am­in ­ a­tion copy may be pur­chased or re­turned.




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8.25% sales tax on shipments to texas ad­dress­es



Ordering information

All books are available through book­stores or directly from Texas A&M University Press. Pric­es and discounts are sub­ject to change with­out no­tice. Publishers represented in this cat­a­log par­tic­i­pate in the Cat­a­log­ing in Pub­ li­ca­tion (CIP) pro­gram of the Library of Con­gress. Cat­a­log­ing in­for­ma­tion ap­pears on the copy­right page of most books. Visit our web page at for our complete selection of available books for all pub­lish­ers represented in this cat­a­log. For established accounts you may e-mail your order to

Sales Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Texas

David Neel Texas A&M University Press 4354 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4354 Telephone: 979-458-3988 FAX: 888-617-2421 Orders: 800-826-8911 Toll-free direct: 888-559-8033


editorial offices (for publishers in the Texas Book Consortium) Southern Methodist University Press

P.O. Box 750415 • Dallas, Texas 75275-0415 Telephone: 214-768-1432 • FAX: 214-768-1428

State House Press / McWhiney Foundation Press Buffalo Gap • Box 818 Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508 Telephone: 325-572-3974 • fax: 325-572-3991

Stephen F. Austin State University Press

P.O. Box 13007 SFA Station • Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3007 Telephone: 936-468-1078 • FAX: 936-468-2190

Texas Christian University Press

P.O. Box 298300 • Fort Worth, Texas 76129 Telephone: 817-257-7822 • FAX: 817-257-5075

Texas Review Press

Sam Houston State University Division of English and Foreign Languages P.O. Box 2146 Huntsville, Texas 77341-2146 Telephone: 936-294-1992 • FAX: 936-294-3070

Texas State Historical Association Press

1155 Union Circle, #311580 Denton, Texas 76203-5017 Telephone: 940-369-5200 • FAX: 940-369-5248

University of North Texas Press

1155 Union Circle, # 311336 • Denton, Texas 76203-5017 Telephone: 940-565-2142 • FAX: 940-565-4590


Chickman Associates Jeff Chickman, Greg Chickman, Ken Eveleigh 8562 Kelso Drive Huntington Beach, California 92646 Telephone: 714-962-4897 FAX: 714-962-4891,

Midwest, Southeast & Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana

Blue4Books Ian Booth, Nicholas Booth, Scott Bartlett 8333 Jersey Avenue North Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445 Telephone: 763-744-6921 FAX: 312-624-7927,

Mid-Atlantic and New England

University Marketing Group David K. Brown, Jay Bruff 675 Hudson Street, 4N New York, New York 10014 Telephone: 212-924-2520 FAX: 212-924-2505,

Hawaii, Asia, Aus­tra­lia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Is­l ands

Royden Muranaka East-West Export Books (EWEB) c/o University of Hawaii Press 2840 Kolowalu Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 Telephone: 808-956-8830 FAX: 808-988-6052,

Latin America

US PubRep, Inc. Craig Falk 311 Dean Drive Rockville, Maryland 20851-1144 Telephone: 301-838-9276 FAX: 301-838-9278,


UK, Continental Europe, Africa & the Middle East

The Eurospan Group 3 Henrietta Street London WC2E 8LU England Telephone: 44 (0)20 7240 0856 FAX: 44 (0)20 7379 0609

All other locations

Marketing Department Texas A&M University Press 4354 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-4354 Telephone: 979-845-1436; FAX: 979-847-8752

Scholarly Book Services Inc. 289 Bridgeland Ave., Unit 105 Toronto, ON M6A 1Z6 Telephone: 1-800-847-9736 FAX: 1-800-220-9895

Texas A&M University Press John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis St. 4354 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4354 ORDERS Phone: 800-826-8911 Fax: 888-617-2421

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Spring/Summer 2014 catalog  

The Spring/Summer catalog of Texas A&M University Press and the Texas Book Consortium

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