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To our customers, authors, colleagues, and friends: By the time you see this new catalog, we will have something else to show you: a fully revamped and enhanced web site! Please visit www.tamu.edu/upress and explore all its new features. We will welcome your comments and suggestions on this and other technological developments in which we are currently investing to serve all of our constituencies better. Texas A&M University Press has recently concluded a new series agreement with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and AgriLife Research for a line of sponsored books related to their primary mission. We expect that this newly forged connection will greatly complement and expand our publications and outreach in these fields. Look for the first offerings in this series in 2010.

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Funnel-neck bottles from the Serçe Limanı. Photograph by Kathy May from the book Serçe Limanı, Volume II: The Glass of an Eleventh-Century Shipwreck

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We are also pleased to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a significant planning grant to Texas A&M and five other university presses (Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Arizona, and Utah) to collaboratively develop a digital publishing initiative in the field of the Archaeology of the Americas. This grant will make it possible for us jointly to explore ways to deliver data- and illustration-rich digital editions of cutting-edge archaeological research that could not be fully accommodated in conventionally published volumes. We are excited to contemplate how this collaborative, multi-disciplinary endeavor will affect our press’s future offerings in archaeology and physical anthropology and further develop our established partnerships with Texas A&M’s Center for the Study of the First Americans, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. As the following pages of this catalog will attest, Texas A&M Press and our Consortium partners are moving forward creatively in the new era of scholarly publishing. Charles Backus Edward R. Campbell ‘39 Press Director


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Lovin’ That Lone Star Flag

E. Joe Deering Introduction and Afterword by Ruth Rendon

E. JOE DEERING retired from the Houston Chronicle in 2005. These days, he photographs Texas and Texans from his Hill Country home base in Kerrville, Texas.

These pictures are magnificent and well illustrate the theme that crazy Texans (God bless us) will decorate anything with the image and colors of our flag.”—Archie P. McDonald, Regent’s Professor and community liaison, Stephen F. Austin State University

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Texans will decorate almost anything with their state flag, and E. Joe Deering has the pictures to prove it. In Lovin’ That Lone Star Flag, photographer Deering has collected more than a hundred of his favorite images, showing state-flag-adorned pickup trucks, belt buckles, hang gliders, rooftops, and more. Starting when he was a staff photographer for the Houston Chronicle, Deering began noticing, as he toured the state on various assignments, how often he saw the image of the Texas flag painted on buildings, vehicles, barn doors, and other places. His curiosity led to an idea for a photographic essay, published by the Chronicle, and this in turn resulted in an exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station of his “flagotography.” Paired with Deering’s lively captions recording the circumstances and locations of these uniquely Texan creations as well as former Chronicle colleague Ruth Rendon’s introduction of Deering and his work, these striking photographs capture Texans’ infectious enjoyment of their state symbol on land, on water, and in the air. Lovin’ That Lone Star Flag will bring a smile to your face. It might even get you in the mood for a little Texas Two-Step. . . .

Lovin’ That Lone Star Flag 978-1-60344-148-3 cloth $29.95

LC 2009008255. 11x11. 128 pp. 128 color photos. Index. Texana. Gift Book. SEPTEMBER

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New edition of the popular Texas Parks & Wildlife book, now with fully searchable CD containing all the plant and animal information you need to customize your backyard habitat.

Texas Wildscapes Gardening for Wildlife

Texas A&M Nature Guides Edition Kelly Conrad Bender Whether you have an apartment balcony or a multi-acre ranch, the Texas Wildscapes™ program provides the tools you need to make a home for all the animals that will thrive in the native habitat you create. In Texas Wildscapes, Kelly Conrad Bender identifies the kinds of animals you can expect when you give them their three basic needs: food, water, and shelter. She then provides guidelines for designing and planting your yard or garden to best provide these requirements for the many birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates the environment will attract. For those thousands of people already familiar with the old edition of Texas Wildscapes, the new book with its accompanying, easily navigable CD will be a welcome supplement, providing a wealth of plant and animal lists, tables, pictures, and other detailed information in a fully searchable format. This book can also help you earn official recognition for your conservation efforts from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Successful applicants will receive a personalized certificate and have the opportunity to receive a weatherproof sign for their landscaping accomplishments, as detailed in the book. KELLY CONRAD BENDER is an urban wildlife biologist for Central Texas in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The former coordinator of the Texas Wildscapes™ program, she is currently based in Bastrop, Texas, where she conducts research and workshops and manages public outreach projects.

Texas Wildscapes 978-1-60344-085-1 flexbound with flaps $24.95

LC 2009007468. 81/2x11. 160 pp. 11 b&w, 153 color photos. 14 line art. Map. CD. Bib. Gardening. Wildlife. NOVEMBER

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Texas Cacti A Field Guide Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin

In Texas Cacti, authors Brian and Shirley Loflin present a concise, fully illustrated field guide to more than one hundred of the cacti most often found in Texas and the surrounding region. The book opens with an illustrated introduction to cactus habitat and anatomy. The species are then organized by stem shape, with each account featuring detailed color photographs, specific identifying features (including spines, flowers, fruits, and seeds) and information about common and scientific names, habitat, flowering season, and more. The photographs, range maps, and icons designating shape, conservation status, and blooming period, along with easy-tounderstand descriptions, make this book a quick and friendly guide to cactus identification for botanists, amateur naturalists, and cactus enthusiasts alike.

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BRIAN AND SHIRLEY LOFLIN are independent writers and photographers living in Austin, Texas. Authors of Grasses of the Texas Hill Country, the Loflins also teach nature photography workshops in a variety of venues. Their photographs have appeared in many books and periodicals, including Texas Parks and Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, and Texas Highways. Number Forty-two: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series

of related interest Grasses of the Texas Hill Country 978-1-58544-467-0 flexbound with flaps $23.00

Texas Cacti 978-1-60344-108-7 flexbound with flaps $24.00

LC 2008042581. 53/4x9. 312 pp. 483 color photos. 103 maps. Bib. Index. Nature. Botany. Texas. Field Guides. SEPTEMBER

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Neches River User Guide Gina Donovan With Stephen D. Lange and Adrian F. Van Dellen Foreword by Andrew Sansom

Navigate the Neches with this convenient, top-bound, water-resistant guide.

The Neches River winds through a large portion of Texas’ scarce public lands, and Neches River User Guide, a project of the Texas Conservation Alliance, offers outdoor enthusiasts a menu of ways to enjoy this wild Texas river. As users flip through this guide book, its user-friendly maps will reveal the towns, roads, entry points, bridges, public lands, parks, and other landmarks along nearly 360 miles of the river’s course. Each map details practical information about public access points, potential hazards, camping facilities, and GPS coordinates for points of interest. The guide also includes a brief description of the archeology and history of human habitation along the river, as well as photographs of plants and animals common in the bottomland hardwood ecosystem. A final note on conservation efforts, past and present, will help readers join in protecting the river for future generations. GINA DONOVAN is executive director of the Houston Audubon Society. Co-founder of the East Texas Forest & Wildlife Coalition, she also served on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Rivers Conservation Advisory Board. She has canoed nearly 400 miles of the Neches River. STEPHEN D. LANGE is a Regional GIS Specialist for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Division in Tyler, Texas. ADRIAN F. VAN DELLEN, DVM, is a retired United States Air Force pathologist and an avid canoer and nature photographer.

“The best way to get people to understand and appreciate nature is to take them out to see it and touch it. In this book, Gina Donovan has recreated that feeling by sharing her passion and sense of ownership of the Neches River.”—John R. Bartos, Texas paddling enthusiast and river conservationist

River Books, sponsored by the River Systems Institute at Texas State University

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Neches River User Guide 978-1-60344-138-4 paper $17.95 81/2x51/2. 96 pp. 72 color photos. 40 color maps. 5 b&w photos. 18 tables. Bib. Nature. Travel. Texas Rivers. OCTOBER


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Featuring a personal essay, “Living in Hurricane Alley,” written by Andrew Sansom

After Ike Aerial Views from the No-Fly Zone Bryan Carlile

The day after Hurricane Ike made U.S. landfall at Galveston, Texas, photographer Bryan Carlile was in a helicopter, working a service contract as a first responder. He took with him a native Texan’s good memories of the Gulf Coast but brought back images that tell the sobering story of this massive and historic storm. After Ike includes more than one hundred aerial photographs Carlile took of the hurricane’s grim aftermath accompanied by Carlile’s eyewitness captions. In some places, Carlile is able to show images from “before Ike” that bring home the magnitude of the changes wrought to both natural and human habitats. In a thoughtful, personal essay, Andrew Sansom, who was raised on the Texas coast, reflects on the realities of living in “Hurricane Alley.”

Number Seventeen: Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

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Dividing his time between Houston, Texas, and the Hill Country, BRYAN CARLILE is an aerial photographer and owner of Beck Geodetix, an environmental GIS/GPS mapping consultant firm. Andrew Sansom, executive director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University and former executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife, grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas. Bryan Carlile

After Ike 978-1-60344-150-6 flexbound with flaps $24.95

9x9. 128 pp. 160 color photos. 5 maps. Nature. Photography. Gulf Coast. SEPTEMBER

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Through a Night of Horrors 978-1-58544-228-7 paper $15.95

A Weekend in September 978-0-89096-390-6 paper $13.95

Galveston Architecture Guidebook 978-0-89263-346-3 paper $17.95

The Galveston That Was 978-0-89096-887-1 cloth $49.95

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Hill Country Landowner’s Guide

Conducting Prescribed Fires

Jim Stanley

A Comprehensive Manual John R. Weir

In this invaluable new book, Jim Stanley charts a practical course for understanding and handling a variety of problems that both new and established landowners in the Texas Hill Country will confront—from brush control, grazing, and overpopulation of deer to erosion, fire, and management of exotic animals and plants. Filled with advice that landowners can easily absorb and implement, this book conveys basic knowledge Stanley has gained from personal experience and from other experts during his years in the Hill Country. JIM STANLEY, a Texas master naturalist specializing in native plants and land management, has served three terms as president of the Hill Country chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. He is also an active member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville, Texas. Number Forty-four: Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series “Anyone buying land or moving to the hill country will benefit from this easily read book. . . .”—J. David Bamberger, founder of Bamberger Ranch Preserve “Jim Stanley’s description of the Hill Country brings it alive. . . “ —Doug Welsh, author of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac

Hill Country Landowner’s Guide

978-1-60344-137-7 flexbound with flaps $19.95 51/2x81/2. 114 pp. 40 color photos. 1 map. Bib. Apps. Index. Nature. Agriculture. Land Management. Texas. OCTOBER

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Landowners and managers, municipalities, the logging and livestock industries, and conservation professionals all increasingly recognize that setting prescribed fires may reduce the devastating effects of wildfire, control invasive brush and weeds, improve livestock range and health, maintain wildlife habitat, control parasites, manage forest lands, remove hazardous fuel in the wildland-urban interface, and create residential buffer zones. In this practical and helpful manual, John R. Weir, who has conducted more than 720 burns in four states, offers a step-by-step guide to the systematic application of burning to meet specific land management needs and goals. JOHN R. WEIR is a research associate at Oklahoma State University, where he teaches courses on conducting prescribed fires and holds workshops on this subject for government and other agencies. Conducting Prescribed Fires

978-1-60344-134-6 paper $28.00s LC 2009004262. 81/2x11. 256 pp. 93 b&w photos. Index. Agriculture. Natural Resource Science. Land Management. OCTOBER


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Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas Profiles of Organic Farmers and Ranchers across the State Pamela Walker Photographs by Linda Walsh foreword by c. allan jones

As more and more people seek locally grown food, independent, family owned and operated agriculture has expanded, creating local networks for selling and buying produce, meat, and dairy products and reviving local agricultural economies throughout the United States. In Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas, author Pamela Walker and photographer Linda Walsh portray eleven farming and ranching families who are part of this food revival in Texas. With biographical essays and photographs, Walker and Walsh illuminate the work these food producers do, why they do it, and the difference it makes in their lives and in their communities.

Number Eleven: Texas A&M University Agriculture Series

of related interest Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac 978-1-58544-619-3 flexbound with flaps $24.95 What Can I Do with My Herbs? 978-1-60344-092-9 flexbound with flaps $19.95

“This book will be . . . of interest to those devoted to organically grown food. This is not every shopper, but a growing segment of our population who choose their food with great care and concern. I know of no other work like it.”—Barbara Storz, Texas AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture in Hidalgo County “This is an important, timely, and beautiful book—both informative and useful. Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas tells a new and hopeful story.”—Peter Brown, photographer “Pamela Walker shows that good food comes from good people who are willing to work together to build a viable, grassroots alternative to industrialized, corporatized, globalized ‘food.’”—Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and editor of the Hightower Lowdown

Brush and Weeds of Texas Rangelands 978-0-9721049-4-4 paper $25.00

Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas

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PAMELA WALKER, former academic librarian, college English teacher, and assistant director of the Center for the Study of Cultures at Rice University, lives in Houston, Texas. LINDA WALSH is a landscape and documentary photographer living in Houston, Texas.

978-1-60344-107-0 flexbound with flaps $23.00 LC 2008042580. 184 pp. 9x91/2. 66 color photos. Map. Index. Agriculture. Gardening. Texas. AUGUST

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“. . . adds significantly to the modest but growing literature concerning the military, warfare, and the environment.” —Martin Melosi, department of history, University of Houston

The Austin-Boston Connection Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937–1989 Anthony Champagne, Douglas B. Harris, James W. Riddlesperger Jr., and Garrison Nelson

For the more than fifty years that Democrats controlled the U.S. House of Representatives, leadership was divided between Massachusetts and Texas. When the Speaker was from Texas (or nearby Oklahoma), the Majority Leader was from the Boston area, and when the Speaker was from Boston, the Majority Leader was from Texas. The Austin-Boston Connection analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-protégé relationships) and enmities within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip. ANTHONY M. CHAMPAGNE is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. DOUGLAS B. HARRIS is an associate professor at Loyola University in Maryland. JAMES W. RIDDLESPERGER JR. is a professor at Texas Christian University. GARRISON NELSON is a professor at the University of Vermont. All are political scientists. The Austin-Boston Connection 978-1-60344-116-2 cloth $50.00x

978-1-60344-120-9 paper $27.95 LC 2008051136. 6x9. 352 pp. 17 b&w photos. 4 charts. Index. Political Science. U.S. History. AUGUST

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War and the Environment Military Destruction in the Modern Age

Edited by Charles E. Closmann

In recent times, the devastation occurring in places like Darfur has focused the world’s attention on the intertwined relationship of military conflict and the environment—and the attendant human suffering. In War and the Environment, eleven scholars explore, among other topics, the environmental ravages of trench warfare in World War I, the exploitation of Philippine forests for military purposes from the Spanish colonial period through 1945, William Tecumseh Sherman’s scorched-earth tactics during his 1864–65 March to the Sea, and the effects of wartime policy upon U.S. and German conservation practices during World War II. CHARLES E. CLOSMANN is assistant professor of history at the University of North Florida and a former research fellow at the German Historical Institute. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Number 125: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

War and the Environment 978-1-60344-115-5 cloth $40.00s

978-1-60344-169-8 paper $22.00s LC 2008051134. 6x9. 256 pp. 2 graphs. 9 b&w photos. 2 line art. 3 maps. Index. Military History. Environmental History. SEPTEMBER


The Leadership of George Bush

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From the dissolution of the Soviet Union to the beginning of the first Gulf War, and beyond: a behind-the-scenes perspective on the leadership of George Bush, forty-first president of the United States.

An Insider’s View of the Forty-first President Roman Popadiuk

ROMAN POPADIUK is executive director of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation in College Station, Texas. He was appointed by Bush as the first U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in 1992.

of related interest Out of the Shadow: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War 978-1-60344-039-4 cloth $34.95

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

“. . . provides a candid and revealing view of the man behind the office . . . its behind-the-scenes look at the policy process and life at the White House is sure to give scholars new avenues for research.”—Gen. Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor, Bush Administration “Those who judge a president by his elections must stand aside for those who judge a president by his solutions to crisis (the Cold War) and new directions for the country (civil rights for the disabled). It’s all here, in a warmly human and readable history.”— Marlin Fitzwater, Press Secretary, Bush Administration

The Leadership of George Bush

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Author Roman Popadiuk served in the Bush White House from 1989 to 1992 as deputy assistant to the president and deputy press secretary for foreign affairs. In that capacity, he was closely involved with many of the day-to-day decisions of the administration during a momentous period that saw the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, the rise of a new global coalition, the curbing of a dictator’s expansionist policies in the Middle East, and shifting domestic, economic, and political currents. In this important volume, Popadiuk examines the ways in which the personal leadership style of George Bush influenced the formation and execution of policy. Popadiuk composes a mosaic of events, quotations, and observations that yield a broad view of the ways in which a president’s personal qualities and philosophies impinge upon leadership options. General readers and public service professionals will find The Leadership of George Bush informative and enlightening, and scholars of the presidency and public policy will discover new avenues for research on both the Bush administration and executive leadership and policy.

978-1-60344-112-4 cloth $30.00 LC 2008050660. 6x9. 256 pp. 14 b&w photos. Index. American History. Presidential Studies. SEPTEMBER

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New in paperback Winner of the 2004 Richard Neustadt Book Award, sponsored by the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association

The Presidency and Women

Promise, Performance, and Illusion Janet M. Martin

“By identifying the parallel emergence of the women’s movement and the growth in the executive branch, Martin skillfully demonstrates how our political system can accommodate the demand for change and also maintain a stable government.” —Perspectives on Political Science “Martin’s analysis provides overdue insight into the relationship between the presidency as an institution and women as a leading interest group.”—National Journal JANET M. MARTIN is a professor of government in the department of government and legal studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership The Presidency and Women 978-1-60344-154-4 paper $22.95s

LC 2002014492. 6x9. 368 pp. 10 tables. 13 boxes. Bib. Index. Political Science. Presidential Studies. Women’s Studies. AUGUST

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Women Doctors in War Judith Bellafaire and Mercedes Graf

In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints. Throughout Women Doctors in War, the authors focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced. Military and medical historians and scholars in women’s studies will discover a wealth of new information in Women Doctors in War. JUDITH BELLAFAIRE, formerly chief historian for the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, currently works under contract for the Defense Intelligence Agency Center at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D. C. MERCEDES GRAF is an independent scholar living in Highland Park, Illinois. Number 128: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

Women Doctors in War 978-1-60344-146-9 cloth $35.00

6x9. 288 pp. 35 b&w photos. Chart. 8 tables. Bib. Index. Military History. Women’s Studies. History of Medicine. NOVEMBER


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The Polio Years in Texas Battling a Terrifying Unknown Heather Green Wooten

HEATHER GREEN WOOTEN earned her Ph.D. in medical humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is an educator and independent historian living in League City, Texas.

The Polio Years in Texas 978-1-60344-140-7 cloth $45.00x

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From the 1930s to the 1950s, in response to the rising epidemic of paralytic poliomyelitis (polio), Texas researchers led a wave of discoveries in virology, rehabilitative therapies, and the modern intensive care unit that transformed the field nationally. The disease threatened the lives of children and adults in the United States, especially in the South, arousing the same kind of fear more recently associated with AIDS and other dread diseases. Houston and Harris County, Texas, had the second-highest rate of infection in the nation, and the rest of the Texas Gulf Coast was particularly hard-hit by this debilitating illness. At the time, little was known, but eventually the medical responses to polio changed the medical landscape forever. Polio also had a sweeping cultural and societal effect. It engendered fearful responses from parents trying to keep children safe from its ravages and an all-out public information blitz aimed at helping a frightened population protect itself. The disease exacted a very real toll on the families, friends, healthcare resources, and social fabric of those who contracted the disease and endured its acute, convalescent, and rehabilitation phases. In The Polio Years in Texas, Heather Green Wooten draws on extensive archival research as well as interviews conducted over a five-year period with Texas polio survivors and their families. This is a detailed and intensely human account of not only the epidemics that swept Texas during the polio years, but also of the continuing aftermath of the disease for those who are still living with its effects. Public health and medical professionals, historians, and interested general readers will derive deep and lasting benefits from reading The Polio Years in Texas.

978-1-60344-165-0 paper $19.95 6x9. 256 pp. 28 b&w photos. 2 maps. 1 graph. 6 tables. 3 apps. Bib. Index. Texas History. Medical History. OCTOBER

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“. . . a must read for those striving to improve the quality of education children receive.” —Lauro Cavazos, U.S. Secretary of Education, 1988-90

To Get a Better School System One Hundred Years of Education Reform in Texas

Sam Houston’s Foes Write to Albert Sydney Johnston

Gene B. Preuss

Margaret Swett Henson Edited and with an Introduction by Donald E. Willett

In 1949, as postwar Texas was steadily becoming more urban and calls for education reform were gathering strength throughout the state and nation, State Representative Claud Gilmer and State Senator A. M. Aikin Jr. sponsored a bill designed to increase salaries for Texas schoolteachers. Also tied to the bill, however, were provisions related to sweeping changes in school funding and access to education for minorities. In To Get a Better School System, Gene B. Preuss examines not only the public policy wrangling and historical context leading up to and surrounding the Gilmer-Aikin legislation, but also places the discussion in the milieu of the national movement for school reform. GENE B. PREUSS is an assistant professor of history at the University of Houston–Downtown. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University. Number 111: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University To Get a Better School System 978-1-60344-111-7 cloth $34.95s LC 2008050656. 6x9. 152 pp. 8 b&w photos. Bib. Index. Texas History. Education. AUGUST

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The Texas That Might Have Been

Although Sam Houston would eventually emerge as the dominant shaper of the developing Texas Republic’s destiny, many visions competed for preeminence. One of Houston’s sharpest critics, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, is the subject of this fascinating edition of letters from the period. Donald E. Willett offers new annotation and analysis to these letters from Johnston’s colleagues, friends, and supporters— first collected and edited by contrarian scholar Margaret Swett Henson, but never before published. MARGARET SWETT HENSON (1942–2001) was a prolific Texas historian who served as a fellow and president of the Texas State Historical Association. DONALD E. WILLETT is an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University– Galveston. Number Thirty-three: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest The Texas That Might Have Been 978-1-60344-145-2 cloth $29.95

6x9. 292 pp. Bib. Index. Texas History. NOVEMBER


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Seeking Inalienable Rights Texans and Their Quests for Justice Edited by Debra A. Reid

Seeking Inalienable Rights demonstrates that the history of Texans’ quests to secure inalienable rights and expand governmentprotected civil rights has been one of stops and starts, successes and failures, progress and retrenchment.

iNSIDE THIS BOOK: “African American Conventions in Late Nineteenth Century Texas: Early Organizing in the Search for Equality”—Alwyn Barr, Texas Tech University “Texodusters: Texans and the Exodus of 1879”—Bryan M. Jack, Winston-Salem State University

“Finding Jack (and Sue) McQuinney: African American Activists in Rural Progressive-Era Texas”—Debra A. Reid, Eastern Illinois University “Fighting on the Homefront: The Rhetoric of Woman Suffrage in the First World War”—James B. Seymour Jr., Lone Star College, Cy Fair “Contrasts in Neglect: Progressive Municipal Reform in Dallas and San Antonio”—Patricia Gower, University of the Incarnate Word “The Texas Christian Life Commission and the Moderate Call for Racial Reconciliation, 1954-1968”—David Chrisman, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor “Chicanismo and the Flexible Fourteenth Amendment: 1960s Agitation and Litigation by Mexican American Youth in Texas” —Steve Harmon Wilson, Tulsa Community College “Elusive Unity: African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Civil Rights in Houston”—Brian D. Behnken, University of California–Davis

Seeking Inalienable Rights 978-1-60344-118-6 cloth $45.00x

This insightful discussion will appeal to those interested in African American, Hispanic, labor, and gender history. DEBRA A. REID is associate professor of history at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Her most recent publication is Reaping a Greater Harvest (Texas A&M University Press, 2007). She received a Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University. Number 112: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University “Texas is far from a perfect place in this ‘rights’ business, and these essays in Seeking Inalienable Rights make it plain that the emphasis has been on ‘seeking’ (meaning that what is considered inalienable has been at least suppressed).” —Archie P. McDonald, Stephen F. Austin State University “An informative collection of articles illustrating the multifarious ways in which Texans over time perceived the meaning of inalienable rights.’”—Arnoldo De León, professor of history at Angelo State University

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“Crucial Decade for Texas Labor: Railway Union Struggles, 1886-1896”—George N. Green, University of Texas at Arlington

978-1-60344-123-0 paper $22.50s LC 2008051135. 6x9. 224 pp. 17 b&w photos. Index. Texas History. Civil Rights History. SEPTEMBER

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“. . . offers a different perspective on the Republic and on annexation by addressing them through the eyes and motivations of Solms and others. . . .”—Paula Mitchell Marks, associate dean and associate professor of American studies, St. Edwards University

Spanish Water, Anglo Water Early Development in San Antonio Charles R. Porter Jr.

In 1718, the Spanish settled San Antonio, partly because of its prolific and breathtaking springs—at that time, one of the largest natural spring systems in the known world. The abundance of fresh water, coupled with the Spanish colonial legal concept that water was to be equitably shared by all settlers, led to the building of the system of acequias (canals or ditches) within the settlement. The system is one of the earliest and perhaps most extensive municipal water systems in North America. This book offers a meticulous chronicling of the origins and often-contentious development of water rights in San Antonio from its Spanish settlement through the beginning of the twentieth century. CHARLES R. PORTER JR. is a real estate and construction expert, Texas Real Estate Commission instructor, and adjunct professor of history at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Number 113: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Promised Land Solms, Castro, and Sam Houston’s Colonization Contracts Jefferson Morgenthaler In 1842, Sam Houston, president of the new Texas Republic, wanted four things: peace with Mexico, peace with the native population, financing from Europe, and productive settlers for his vast, new country. He issued colonization contracts in an effort to meet all these objectives, but only two of President Houston’s contracts actually resulted in permanent settlement. Promised Land provides a close examination of the circumstances surrounding the colonization contract issued to Henri Castro of France and the contract assumed by Germany’s Adelsverein. JEFFERSON MORGENTHALER, a former attorney, is an independent scholar and publisher residing in Boerne, Texas. Number Nineteen: Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life

“Meticulously researched form hard-to-find primary sources, and written with rare style and verve, Morganthaler’s book brings to life a little-known but important chapter in the history of the Texas Republic.”—Gregg Cantrell, co-editor of Texas Lone Star Pasts

Spanish Water, Anglo Water 978-1-60344-122-3 cloth $34.95s

LC 2009001516. 6x9. 192 pp. 14 b&w photos. 3 line art. 5 maps. 1 Fig. Bib. Index. Texas History. Environmental History. SEPTEMBER

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Texas Flags Robert Maberry Jr.

“. . . exemplifies both the achievements and the limitations of this new field of research. His book . . . superbly documents the unique role that the Lone Star State has played in American flag culture, from the Texas Republic’s adoption of its now-famous banner in the late 1830s through the period of the Confederacy and the Lost Cause.”—Journal of Southern History ROBERT MABERRY JR., assistant professor of history at McMurry University, wrote this book as guest curator for the exhibition, Texas Flags: 1836–1945, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has also served as the director of the Historical Flags of Texas Project, a conservation effort sponsored by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. He now resides in Abilene, Texas. Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Texas Flags 978-1-58544-166-2 paper $29.95

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Keepers of the Spirit The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876–2001 John A. Adams Jr. Foreword by Ray M. Bowen

“Adams has skillfully analyzed hundreds of primary source documents and integrated contemporary political, social and cultural elements in bringing to light the values, customs, and controversies which have shaped the Corps’ 125-year history.” —Texas Aggie JOHN A. ADAMS JR., Class of ‘73, holds three degrees, including a doctorate in history, from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps. He is the author of two other books on the university’s history. He now resides in Florida. Number Eighty-nine: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

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“. . . a lushly illustrated record of the banners that have united and galvanized the citizens of the Lone Star State.”—Publishers Weekly

New in paperback Winner of the 2002 Western Books Exhibition Award of Merit, given by The Rounce & Coffin Club

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On the Prairie of Palo Alto Historical Archaeology of the U.S.–Mexican War Battlefield Charles M. Haecker and Jeffrey G. Mauck “One need not be schooled in military history or archaeology to benefit from this research, for the authors do an excellent job of maintaining the interest of [both] the scholarly reader and anyone new to these subjects.”—Journal of the West “I would highly recommend this volume for people interested in the history of the Mexican War and Manifest Destiny, period military equipment, and the archaeological study of historical events, such as battles, which could be interpreted from an anthropological perspective.”—North American Archaeologist

Racial Borders Black Soldiers along the Rio Grande James N. Leiker

“With the publication of Racial Borders Leiker has established himself as a leading authority on African American military history. This is a fine example of new social history and should be widely read.”—Journal of America’s Military Past “. . . presents a nuanced approach to understanding this border area . . . helps the reader to understand the reactions of the many groups in the area to the presence of the United States Army and its four African American units.”—Journal of American History

CHARLES M. HAECKER is a staff archaeologist with the National Park Service Regional Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. JEFFREY G. MAUCK is a senior lecturer in public history and U.S. history at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

JAMES N. LEIKER is a professor of history at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. A 2007 Fulbright scholar in Egypt and Israel, he teaches courses on African American studies and the history of the Middle East.

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Number One: South Texas Regional Studies, sponsored by Texas A&M University–Kingsville

On the Prairie of Palo Alto 978-1-60344-158-2 paper $29.95s

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New in paperback Winner of the 2003 T. R. Fehrenbach Award and the 2003 Southwest Book Award

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Winner of the 2009 Robert A. Calvert Book Prize

Mexican Texans and World War I José A. Ramírez

JOSÉ A. RAMÍREZ holds a Ph.D. in history from Southern Methodist University. He lives in his native Laredo, Texas, where he teaches history at Laredo Community College.

“An all-embracing coverage of Mexican Americans during World War I—written from the perspective of the new military history—that looks not only at the mobilization of Tejano communities during war time but at the valor of Texas Mexican soldados on the battlefield.”—Arnoldo De León, professor of history, Angelo State University

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In January 1917, German foreign minister Arthur Zimmerman sent a telegram to Germany’s Mexican ambassador, authorizing the offer of U.S. territory in exchange for Mexico’s alliance with Germany in the Great War. Upon intercepting this communication, U.S. intelligence intensified surveillance of the Mexican American community in Texas and elsewhere, vigilant for signs of subversive activity. Yet, even as this was transpiring, thousands of Tejanos (Mexican Texans) were serving in the American military during the war, with many other citizens of Mexican origin contributing to home front efforts. As author José A. Ramírez demonstrates in To the Line of Fire!, the events of World War I and its aftermath would decisively transform the Tejano community, as war-hardened veterans returned with new, broadened perspectives. They led their people in opposing prejudice and discrimination, founding several civil rights groups and eventually merging them into the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the largest and oldest surviving Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States. Ramírez also shows the diversity of reaction to the war on the part of the Tejano community: While some called enthusiastically for full participation in the war effort, others reacted coolly, or only out of fear of reprisal. Scholarly and general readers in Texas history, military history, and Mexican American studies will be richly rewarded by reading To the Line of Fire!

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Waiting One Wife’s Year of the Vietnam War Linda Moore-Lanning

In April 1969, Linda Moore-Lanning watched her husband, Lt. Michael Lee Lanning, board a Greyhound bus that would take him to a military flight scheduled to deposit him in Vietnam. As he boarded the bus, Lee told her, “It’s only for a year.” MooreLanning struggled to believe her husband’s words. Waiting: One Wife’s Year of the Vietnam War is the deeply personal account of Moore-Lanning’s year as a waiting wife. The first-ever book from the perspective of a wife on the home front during the Vietnam War, Moore-Lanning’s telling is both unflinching in its honesty and universal in its evocation of the price exacted from those who were left behind. During her “waiting year,” Moore-Lanning traveled far, in both distance and perspective, from the small West Texas town of Roby where she had grown up and met her husband. Through her eyes, we experience the agony of waiting for the next letter from Lee; the exhilaration of learning of her pregnancy; the frustration of dealing with friends and family members who didn’t understand her struggles; and the solace of companionship with Susan Hargrove, another waiting wife. Because of her insistence that Lee give her an honest account of his experiences, Moore-Lanning also affords readers a gutwrenching view of Vietnam as narrated by an infantry commander in the field. Unfolding with the gripping narrative of a novel, Waiting will captivate general readers, while those interested in military history and home front perspectives—especially from the Vietnam War—will deeply appreciate this impressive addition to the literature. LINDA MOORE-LANNING lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Michael Lee Lanning.

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“Moore-Lanning suggests that there are indeed patterns that characterize one’s life while waiting for a loved one to return from war. She describes these issues with wit, verve, and a unique and valuable perspective.”—Deborah C. Kidwell, associate professor, U.S. Army, Command and General Staff College

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Pacific Microphone William J. Dunn Foreword by Mike Wallace

“So far as I know there has never been such a chronicling by a newsman of equal qualifications..”—Douglas Edwards, CBS News “An engagingly anecdotal war memoir . . . that affords insights as well as intelligence.”—Kirkus Reviews WILLIAM J. DUNN served as an editor at CBS News, during World War II. After the war, he stayed in the Philippines to help reorganize the Manila Broadcasting Company. In 1959 he moved to Europe as a freelancer; while there he wrote half a dozen books on travel and food. Number Eight: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series Pacific Microphone

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Bureaucracy and Rivalry in the U.S. Pacific, 1945–1947 Hal M. Friedman

Between 1945 and 1947, the United States sought an imperial solution to its security problems in the Pacific Basin. Faced with fears of a future Pearl Harbor-style attack by a potentially resurgent Japan, and facing an even more realistic confrontation with the Soviet Union, American policymakers, planners, and strategic analysts saw the creation of an “American lake” in the postwar Pacific as the best means by which to guarantee U.S. security interests with regard to East Asia. Because of policy differences among the executive branch departments that had responsibilities in the area, the vision proved difficult to achieve. Hal M. Friedman analyzes the major issues concerning the Pacific Basin that confronted the four departments between 1945 and 1947. Helping to fill a regional gap in Cold War historiography, Arguing over the American Lake will be of great interest to military and political historians, those interested in strategic studies, and students and scholars of foreign relations policy and history. HAL M. FRIEDMAN is a professor of modern history at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan. Number 126: Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

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“Bill Dunn has some unexpected and fascinating memories of MacArthur that add to our collective historical knowledge. This is . . . a first-rate description of how the news was carried from the warfront to the civilian rear, and an altogether inspiring memoir of what it was like out there in the bloody, traumatic Pacific war.”—from the foreword by Mike Wallace, CBS News/60 Minutes

Arguing over the American Lake

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Red Cosmos K. E. Tsiolkovskii, Grandfather of Soviet Rocketry James T. Andrews Long before the space race captured the world’s attention, K. E. Tsiolkovskii first conceived of multi-stage rockets that would later be adapted as the basis of both the U.S. and Soviet rocket programs. Often called the grandfather of Russian rocketry, this provincial scientist was even sanctioned by Stalin to give a speech from Red Square on May Day 1935, lauding the Soviet technological future while also dreaming and expounding on his own visions of conquering the cosmos. Later, the Khrushchev regime used him as a “poster boy” for Soviet excellence during its Cold War competition with the United States. Ironically, some revisionists have since pointed to such blatant promotion by the Communist Party in an attempt to downplay Tsiolkovskii’s scientific contributions. James T. Andrews explores the complexities of this man to show that Tsiolkovskii was much more than either a rocket inventor or a propaganda tool. He was a science popularizer, novelist, technical inventor, and visionary, whose science fiction writings included futuristic drawings of space stations long before they appeared on any engineer’s drawing board. Mining a myriad of Russian archives, Andrews produces not only a biographical account but also a study of Soviet technological propaganda, local science education, public culture in the 1920s and 1930s, and the cultural ramifications of space flight. JAMES T. ANDREWS is an associate professor of modern Russian history at Iowa State University, where he has been director of EurAsian Studies and director of the Center for the Historical Studies of Technology and Science. Number Eighteen: Centennial of Flight Series

“. . . the story of a man with a vision for the future. Konstantin Tsiolkovskii . . . opened the door to the space age and built the foundation of rocket science.”—Sergei Khrushchev, senior fellow at the Thomas Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University “James Andrews has made a genuine contribution by taking Konstantin Tsiolkovskii out of endless debates over ‘who did what first?’ to a deeper understanding of this rocket pioneer in the context of Russian history and culture.”—Loren Graham, professor of the history of science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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New in paperback Winner of the 2008 American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Geosciences in the Media awards

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The Offshore Imperative

Julian Huxley

Shell Oil’s Search for Petroleum in Postwar America

Biologist and Statesman of Science

Tyler Priest

“This book clarifies some of the concerns that are specific to a company like Shell and shows how information acquisition and processing provided the company with a tangible competitive advantage.”—Business History Review “This book’s narrative is sustained throughout by easily understood explanations of the technical details of drilling and production.”—Journal of Southern History TYLER PRIEST is the director of global studies in the University of Houston’s College of Business. Number Nineteen: Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History The Offshore Imperative 978-1-60344-156-8 paper $27.95s

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A member of the distinguished British Huxley family, Julian Huxley (1887–1975) was a man of many talents and enormous energy. At the beginning of his career, he founded the biology department at Rice Institute, where he taught for three years before going on to achieve eminence as a biologist, statesman, and intellectual. While this volume concentrates on Huxley’s contributions to field and laboratory biology, when first published in 1992, it also provided the first in-depth examination of his efforts to popularize science and to advance the human species through eugenics. Julian Huxley also encourages consideration of Huxley’s religious and social views and his public role in science. C. KENNETH WATERS is professor of philosophy and director of the Minnesota Center of Science at the University of Minnesota. ALBERT VAN HELDEN is professor of history at Rice University; his specialty is the history of science.

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“. . . tells a dramatic story of imaginative businessmen and engineers who propelled Shell forward in the search for ways to locate and recover oil from the depths of the sea.” —Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Edited by C. Kenneth Waters and Albert Van Helden

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The Therapeutic Relationship

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Transference, Countertransference, and the Making of Meaning Jan Wiener

While C. G. Jung had a natural intuitive understanding of the transference and countertransference, his lack of a “coherent method and clinical technique for working with transference and his ambivalence and mercurial attitude to matters of method,” have, in the words of therapist and Jungian scholar Jan Wiener, sometimes left Jungians who are eager to hone their knowledge and skills in this area “floundering and confused.” Her aim in this important book is to lay the groundwork for the development of a “more contemporary Jungian approach” to working with transference and countertransference dynamics within the therapeutic relationship. Her work is also informed by knowledge from other fields, such as philosophy, infant development, neuroscience, and the arts. In The Therapeutic Relationship Wiener makes a central distinction between working “in” the transference and working “with” the transference, advocating a flexible approach that takes account of the different kinds of attachment patients can make to their therapists. She develops her own concept of the transference matrix, a model that honors one of Jung’s core beliefs in the development of a symbolic capacity as an essential task of psychotherapy, but at the same time acknowledges that a capacity to symbolize can only emerge through relationship.

Number Fourteen: Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology

JAN WIENER is a training analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology, an assistant editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and a member of the executive committee of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She lives and practices in London, England.

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The Therapeutic Relationship 978-1-60344-147-6 cloth $23.95

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Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe

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Joseph Cambray

Number Fifteen: Carolyn and Ernest Fay Series in Analytical Psychology

JOSEPH CAMBRAY, who holds a doctorate in psychology, is the honorary secretary of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and author of Analytical Psychology: Contemporary Perspectivces in Jungian Analysis (BrunnerRoutledge, 2004). He resides in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Synchronicity 978-1-60344-143-8 cloth $23.95 LC 2009011108. 51/2x81/2. 160 pp. 2 b&w photos. 7 lineart. Bib. Index. Analytical Psychology. Jung Studies. NOVEMBER

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In 1960 C. G. Jung published a paradoxical hypothesis on synchronicity that marked an attempt to expand the western world’s conception of the relationship between nature and the psyche. Jung’s hypothesis sought to break down the polarizing causeeffect assessment of the world and psyche, suggesting that everything is interconnected. Thus, synchronicity is both “a meaningful event” and “an acausal connecting principle.” Evaluating the world in this manner opened the door to “exploring the possibility of meaning in chance or random events, deciphering if and when meaning might be present even if outside conscious awareness.” After contextualizing Jung’s work in relation to contemporary scientific advancements such as relativity and quantum theories, Joseph Cambray explores how Jung’s theories, practices, and clinical methods influenced the current field of complexity theory, which works with a paradox similar to Jung’s synchronicity: the importance of symmetry as well as the need to break that symmetry for “emergence” to occur. Finally, Cambray provides his unique contribution to the field by attempting to trace “cultural synchronicities,” a reconsideration of historical events in terms of their synchronistic aspects. For example, he examines the emergence of democracy in ancient Greece in order “to find a model of group decision making based on emergentist principles with a synchronistic core.”

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Serçe Limanı, volume ii The Glass of an Eleventh-Century Shipwreck George F. Bass, Berta Lledó, and Sheila Matthews

For almost a millennium, a modest wooden ship lay underwater off the coast of Serçe Limanı, Turkey, filled with evidence of trade and objects of daily life. The ship, now excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, trafficked in both the Byzantine and Islamic worlds of its time. Known as “the Glass Wreck,” it bore cargo that included three metric tons of glass cullet, including broken Islamic vessels and eighty pieces of intact glassware, along with various artifacts of ship life. This second volume of the discovery’s investigation focuses on the excavation, conservation, and study of the glass found in the wreckage. The extensive catalog will be a valuable tool for archaeologists and scholars of Islamic glass and Islamic trade. Further, the systematic methodology and presentation of such a large undertaking will serve as a model for future study across many disciplines. GEORGE F. BASS, founding president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, is the first person ever to excavate an ancient shipwreck in its entirety on the sea bed. His numerous awards include the presidentially bestowed National Medal of Science. The first volume of his study entitled Serçe Limanı: An Eleventh-Century Shipwreck, Vol. 1: The Ship and Its Anchorage, Crew, and Passengers was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2004. ROBERT H. BRILL is author of Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses: Volumes 1 and 2 and coauthor of Glass and Glassmaking in Ancient Mesopotamia. BERTA LLEDÓ is an archaeologist, database manager, and graphic designer on the staff of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology–Turkey.

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SHEILA MATTHEWS, a project specialist for the Texas A&M Nautical Archaeology Program and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, was a coauthor of Serçe Limanı, Volume I. Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series, in Association with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology Critical acclaim for Serçe Limanı: An Eleventh-Century Shipwreck, Vol. 1: “This book fixes the “Glass Wreck” in the canon of nautical archaeological research and literature.”—Nautical Research Journal “The clear description and the simple readable drawings set the standard for future reports.”—The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology Serçe Limanı 978-1-60344-064-6 cloth $150.00x

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A Forgotten 1838 Publication by an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution Gregg J. Dimmick Translated by John Wheat

GREGG J. DIMMICK is a pediatrician with the South Texas Medical Clinics in Wharton, Texas, and author of Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, An Archeological Investigation. JOHN WHEAT, archives translator at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, is the translator of numerous historically significant documents of borderlands history including Almonte’s Texas: Juan N. Almonte’s 1834 Inspection, Secret Report, and Role in the 1836 Campaign.

General Vicente Filisola’s Analysis of Jose Urrea’s Military Diary

978-0-87611-239-7 paper $24.95 6x9. 350 pp. Bib. Index. Military History. Mexican History. NOVEMBER

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Gen. Vicente Filisola was second in command of the Mexican army in Texas during the Revolution. After the defeat of Gen. José López de Santa Anna by Sam Houston’s Texans at San Jacinto, Filisola became commander-in-chief of the four thousand Mexican soldiers that remained in Texas. The Mexican army eventually retreated to Matamoros, Mexico, and Filisola became the scapegoat for all that went wrong in the campaign in Texas. His chief accuser in this disastrous action was Gen. José Cosme Urrea, commander of one of the Mexican divisions in the campaign. After reading this fascinating account of the Mexican army in Texas, readers may well need to reevaluate their opinions of the Mexican army’s generals. In spite of the fact that the work is obviously biased and at times blatantly unfair, Filisola makes valid points that will make one wonder if Urrea deserves the high respect that has been generally accorded him by Texan scholars.

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The Source for All Things Texan since 1857

Texas Almanac 2010–2011 65th Edition Edited by Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez and Robert Plocheck First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the state and its residents. With the publication of the Texas Almanac 2010-2011 a new chapter opens on this historic book: the Texas Almanac is now published by the Texas State Historical Association, itself a 112-year-old organization. The Almanac’s 65th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state: from the Gulf Coast to the Franklin Mountains in far West Texas. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county’s history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy.

Special features in the 65th Edition include: An article about Lady Bird Johnson’s early life, written by biographer Jan Jarboe Russell. Russell explores how young Claudia Alta Taylor was shaped by her love of nature and her East Texas roots. A history of Scandinavians in Texas, where they came from, where they settled, and their unique contributions to Texas. A new section on the history of earthquakes in Texas, along with a seismic hazard map of the state and a chronology of significant quakes beginning in 1811. Comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, professional football and basketball teams, Texas Olympians, and Hall of Fame inductees. (Left) Little Claudia Taylor; (Right) Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington. Photos courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

ELIZABETH CRUCE ALVAREZ is a journalist and editor who has worked in both newspaper and textbook publishing. She lives in Southlake, Texas. Journalist and editor ROBERT PLOCHECK is a native of Houston who was raised in Damon and now lives in Denton, Texas.

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population and demographics sports and recreation oil and minerals science and health culture and the arts pronunciation guide to town and county names

A class picture from the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church School in Clifton, 1900–1910. Portal to Texas History/University of North Texas photo.

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The Horse Hollow wind farm in Nolan and Taylor counties. Robert Plocheck photo.

Texas Almanac 2010-2011

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Bell County, one of the 254 county maps in the Almanac’s Counties section, and its locator map, far left.

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An oyster boat moves into Fulton Harbor in Aransas County. Robert Plocheck photo.

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An introduction by BOB RAY SANDERS to Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White sets Littlejohn’s photography in its social, political, and cultural context. Sanders’ thorough research into identifying unnamed people in Littlejohn’s photographs adds much to the history of the black community in Fort Worth. Sanders’ journalism career has spanned more than three decades and three media: newspaper, television and radio. He currently is vice president and associate editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He worked many years at the Dallas/Fort Worth PBS affiliate, where he served as reporter, producer, station manager, and vice president.

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In 1934, the year Calvin Littlejohn came to Fort Worth, the city was a sleepy little burg. This was the Jim Crow era, when mainstream newspapers wouldn’t publish pictures of black citizens and white photographers wouldn’t take pictures in black schools. In Fort Worth, Littlejohn began what would become a lifelong career of documenting the black community. And there would be nothing remotely related to the white culture’s depictions of Amos ‘n’ Andy or black kids grinning over a slice of watermelon in Littlejohn’s portrayal of his adopted home and the people he came to appreciate and love. Littlejohn’s natural aptitude for drawing had been honed by correspondence courses in graphic design and a stint in a photo shop where he learned about the camera, lighting, and the use of shadows. When Littlejohn was assigned to be the official photographer at I. M. Terrell—the city’s only black high school at the time— his professional career was launched. Unlike many segregated cities, where blacks lived only in one section, blacks in Cowtown lived in every quadrant of the city. There was a thriving black business district, with hotels, restaurants, a movie theater, a bank, and a major hospital, pharmacy, and nursing school. And of course, there were the schools and churches. All would eventually be seen through Littlejohn’s lens. Although he never set out to be the documentarian of Fort Worth’s black community, he did what he set out to do: to capture the best of a community, focusing on its good times. This book features more than 150 shots Littlejohn captured over the course of his career.

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Texas Wineries Melinda Esco

Melinda Esco blended her love of Texas travel with an appreciation for wine and toured as many of the esteemed Texas wineries as possible. She discovered that, while some owners are native Texans and some are transplants, all share an infectious enthusiasm for their businesses. Texas wine-making is really agriculture-based tourism—a billion dollar industry— Texas big business at its best. Esco gives a brief history of Texas winemaking, talks about the process, the business, and explores some of her favorite wineries. There’s even a glossary of terms: Legs? Nose? Tannic force? The result is a delightful look at the people and places that make Texas wine one more thing Texans can brag about! MELINDA ESCO is production manager at Texas Christian University Press. She’s been in publishing for many years, and she’s visited every corner of Texas. A former Master Gardener, she can talk horticulture with the best of them! She lives outside Azle, Texas.

Texas Wineries 978-0-87565-396-9 lithocase $9.95

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“This publication, beautifully shot and compiled by El Paso photographer Mark Paulda, offers any reader—or viewer— a poignant, visual take on the city’s unforgettable land and cityscapes.”—El Paso Mayor John F. Cook

Celebrating El Paso Mark Paulda

London mentors Kobi Israel and Rupert Truman taught Mark Paulda the rules of photography and how to break them. From “straight photography” to more innovative work, the camera is never far from his side. In Celebrating El Paso, Paulda turns to documenting the unique bi-cultural heritage that is El Paso. His time-lapsed evocations of traffic at twilight or his explorations of the majestic mountains of the area celebrate the city that occupies a unique vantage point—on the border of two countries, three states, a military installation, and an Indian reservation. MARK PAULDA was a semi-finalist for Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year and at the Venice International Photo Awards. His photographs have been exhibited at the Dallas Arboretum, at the 2008 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Georgetown Art Hop in Georgetown, Texas, among others. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

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Literary El Paso Edited by Marcia Hatfield Daudistel

MARCIA HATFIELD DAUDISTEL is the former associate director of Texas Western Press, where she helped publish over seventy books and established the bilingual imprint Frontera Books. She has published articles in Nova Quarterly and The American Association of University Presses Exchange. She is also a member of the first Texas Book Festival on the Road committee; member and events chair of the Friends of the University of Texas at El Paso Library Board; and a 2009 Hertzog Award committee judge. Daudistel has lived in El Paso for twenty-six years and is currently at work on her second book, Grace and Gumption: The Women of El Paso, for TCU Press.

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The latest addition to the successful literary cities series by Texas Christian University Press, Literary El Paso brings attention to the often overlooked extraordinary literary heritage of this city in far West Texas. El Paso is the largest metropolitan area along the U.S.–Mexico border and is geographically isolated from the rest of Texas. It is in this splendid isolation surrounded by mountains in the midst of the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert that many award-winning writers found their literary voices. Daudistel uses her years of publishing experience in El Paso to gather the works of past, present, and emerging writers of the Borderlands. Historical essays, fiction, journalism, and poetry portray the colorful history and vibrant present of this city on the border through the works of sixty-three writers. Once a backdrop to the Mexican Revolution, El Paso was also home to infamous outlaws. Historians C. L. Sonnichsen and Leon Metz write on the gunmen and lawmen of El Paso including John Wesley Hardin, Dallas Stoudenmire and Bass Outlaw. There are feature stories from award-winning journalists Ruben Salazar early in his newspaper career, Ramón Rentería with the last interview of poet Ricardo Sánchez, and Bryan Woolley on the 1966 University of Texas–El Paso Miners and lively South El Paso Street. Many groundbreaking Chicano writers began their work in El Paso, such as José Antonio Burciaga, Abelardo Delgado, Estela Portillo Trambley, and Arturo Islas. The works of Tom Lea, Amado Muro, Dagoberto Gilb, Rick DeMarinis, Pat LittleDog, the inimitable word sketches of Elroy Bode, and the poetry of Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Pat Mora, and Bernice Love Wiggins, one of the first African American female poets published in Texas, explore the experience of life in El Paso. In addition, previously unpublished works from John Rechy, Ray Gonzalez and Robert Seltzer are included. For the first time in the series, Literary El Paso features bilingual selections to reflect the bi-cultural environment of the region and the state.

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“In Literary El Paso, Marcia Hatfield Daudistel has assembled a treasure trove of fine writing. Stories, essays, and poems meld into a collection of rich literature that also provides a unique history of a complex, colorful, and vibrant region, El Paso del Norte.”—John Rechy, author of City of Night, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, and About My Life and the Kept Woman.

Literary El Paso 978-0-87565-387-7 cloth $29.50

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The first comprehensive study of a long-overlooked topic

From Birdwomen to Skygirls American Girls’ Aviation Stories Fred Erisman

Close on the heels of the American public’s early enthusiasm over the airplane came aviation stories for the young. From 1910 until the early 1960s, they exalted flight and painted the airplane as the most modern and adventuresome of machines. Most of the books were directed at boys; however, a substantial number sought a girls’ audience. Erisman’s account of several aviation series and other aviation books for girls fills a gap in the history and criticism of American popular culture. It examines the stories of girls who took to the sky, of the sources where authors found their inspiration, and of the evolution of aviation as an enterprise open to all. From the heady days of early aviation through the glory days of commercial air travel, girls’ aviation books trace American women’s participation in the field. They also reflect changes in women’s roles and status in American society as the sex sought greater equality with men. As aviation technology improved, the birdwomen of the preWorld War I era, capable and independent-minded, gave way to individualistic 1930s adventurers patterned on Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran, and other feminine notables of the air. Their stories lead directly into the coming of commercial air travel. Career stories paint the increasingly glamorous world of the 1940s and 1950s airline stewardess, the unspoken assumptions lying behind that profession, and the inexorable effects of technological and economic change.

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By recovering these largely forgotten books and the social debates surrounding women’s flying, Erisman makes a substantial contribution to aviation history, women’s history, and the study of juvenile literature. This first comprehensive study of a long-overlooked topic recalls aviation experiences long past and poses provocative questions about Americans’ attitudes toward women and how those attitudes were conveyed to the young. FRED ERISMAN holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and taught for thirty-five years at Texas Christian University. He held the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair of Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, during the 2002–2003 year. A specialist in American popular literature and culture, he has published numerous studies of science fiction, technological fiction, detective and suspense fiction, and the western. Erisman is the author of Boys’ Books, Boys’ Dreams, and the Mystique of Flight. He lives in Fort Worth. From Birdwomen to Skygirls 978-0-87565-397-6 cloth $29.95 LC 2009006782. 6x9. 192 pp. 43 b&w photos. Bib. Index. American History. Juvenile Books. Literary Criticism. NOVEMBER

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“San Antonio’s chili queens and their families were workingclass entrepreneurs. Few names are recalled with certainty, but photos, newspaper reports, and recorded recollections testify to their enterprise and their presence on the city’s plazas. They continue to charm and to intrigue.” —from The Search for a Chili Queen

The Search for a Chili Queen On the Fringes of a Rebozo Marian L. Martinello

Following in the footsteps of Martinello’s previous books, The Search for Emma’s Story and The Search for Pedro’s Story, this search for a chili queen serves as an invaluable model of historical investigation for teachers and students, as well as an engaging read for anyone whose interest is piqued by Lupe’s captivating historical counterparts. MARIAN L. MARTINELLO has taught throughout New York, California, Florida, and finally Texas, where she joined the faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her publications include studies of inquiry learning, interdisciplinary curriculum and teaching, as well as award-winning books on the history and cultures of Texas. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Search for a Chili Queen

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Blending careful research and creative storytelling, The Search for a Chili Queen explores the lantern-lit world of the young hostesses who staffed nightly chili stands and vied for loyal customers on the plazas of late nineteenth-century San Antonio. As a humanities detective, Marian L. Martinello chronicles her step-by-step investigation into the life and times of the chili queens, making frequent reference to the unique sources that guided her inquiry. The pages of the book are replete with nineteenth-century photographs and paintings, in addition to modern photos of artifacts in museum collections and even chiles from the author’s local supermarket. All of this evidence leads to informed conclusions about the persona, trade, and surroundings of the chili queens on San Antonio’s Military Plaza. Martinello subsequently brings life to her subject through an entertaining yet historically credible bit of creative reconstruction. She crafts the fictional character of Lupe Peréz, a spunky teenage queen who endeavors to bolster business at her family’s stand through hard work, a knack for entertaining customers, and the allure of a remarkable fringed rebozo.

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The Orphans’ Nine Commandments

The Fighting Marlows

William Roger Holman

Glenn Shirley

When Roger Bechan was six, his mother packed his suitcase and took him to the Oklahoma Society for the Friendless. He never saw her again. No wonder he and his orphan friends omit the tenth commandment—to “honor your father and mother.” His long journey through three orphanages and several foster homes is recalled with surprising humor and insight. Eventually, the boy finds a home in a small Oklahoma oil town, obtains degrees from two universities, marries and raises three sons, and becomes the youngest director of the San Francisco Public Library and an award-winning book designer. The book is an unsentimental look at Bechan’s life in the child welfare system of Depression-era Oklahoma.

Many people in northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma still believe that the Marlow brothers—George, Charles, Alf, and Epp—were thieves and killers. In 1888 they were charged with rustling and murder, tried by public opinion, and betrayed by law officials responsible for their safety. After Alf and Epp were killed in a brutal ambush, Charles and George accomplished a grisly escape, only to be caught and sent to Dallas for trial where, for their own protection, they were deputized as marshals. Their story, as lurid and adventuresome as any western saga, documents late nineteenth-century law enforcement in the Southwest. The Marlows’ fight for justice was dramatized in the movie, The Sons of Katie Elder.

Roger Bechan, who later changed his name to Bill Holman, became head librarian of Pan American University; Director of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston; director of the San Francisco Library; and professor of the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas. He is a mentor for the Orphan Foundation of America and has represented the organization on national television.

Men Who Wouldn’t Be Lynched

Historian GLENN SHIRLEY was the author of more than twenty books and eight-hundred short stories and articles, having written about such frontier figures as Belle Starr, Pawnee Bill, Temple Houston, and Heck Thomas. The recipient of several writing awards, he lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Number Twelve: The Chisholm Trail Series

The Orphans’ Nine Commandments

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Alexander Campbell: Adventurer in Freedom A Literary Biography, Volume Three Eva Jean Wrather, edited by D. Duane Cummins

D. DUANE CUMMINS has been a visiting scholar in American history at Johns Hopkins University since 2002. He is a past president of Bethany College and the Division of Higher Education as well as past moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a former Darbeth-Whitten professor of American history at Oklahoma City University. He also served as interim president of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society.

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Alexander Campbell: Adventurer in Freedom A Literary Biography, Volume One Eva Jean Wrather Edited by D. Duane Cummins Volume one of Eva Jean Wrather’s biography of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) founder Alexander Campbell deals with the leader’s early manhood, from his schooling to his turning from the Calvinistic doctrine of his youth and his arrival in America. Alexander Campbell, Volume one

Alexander Campbell, Volume Three 978-0-87565-400-3 cloth $25.00

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Eva Jean Wrather (1908-2001) spent most of her adult lifetime writing a biography of Alexander Campbell, founder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the only Protestant denomination to spring from American soil. Shortly before Wrather’s death, the manuscript totaled 800,000 words or 3,254 pages. Historian D. Duane Cummins worked with her until her death and then afterwards to craft a three-volume work comprising Campbell’s lifetime of theological doctrine and literary writing. Volume three of this work bears Cummins’ organization and structure, along with some of his own research, preserving as much as possible Wrather’s inimitable writing style.

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T C U P ress S e l e c te d B a c k l i st A Book for Young Readers Leslie M. Gordon Illustrated by Court Bailey

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Classic Themes of Disciples Theology Rethinking the Traditional Affirmations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Edited with an Introduction by Kenneth Lawrence This collection of essays provides careful analyses of the principal ideas expressed in a major church body formed in the United States, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The authors locate the Disciples’ theological tradition against a background of evolving intellectual history—from its immediate antecedents in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment through its birth in the American West of the early nineteenth century, to the various challenges of modernism over the past 120 years. Through it all the authors in this collection trace the essential themes that have given the denomination continuity and strength.

“Of what use is one ugly little tree?” This story is based on actual events surrounding a funny-looking mimosa tree that sits above a busy freeway in Fort Worth, Texas. A formerly homeless woman decorated the tree, year after year, so that the homeless would have a Christmas tree. When she died, neighbors took over the custom and now decorate it for Easter, Halloween, and other holidays as well. It can be seen on the north side of Interstate 30 near the Oakland exit. “I have looked forward to seeing this lonely little tree decorated each Christmas season. Now, this story has been turned into a wonderful book for children everywhere.”—Kay Granger, U.S. Representative from the 12th Congressional District of Texas the homeless christmas tree 978-0-87565-384-6 hardcover $19.95 LC 2008018040. 81/2x11. 42 pp. 20 full color drawings. Juvenile.

The late KENNETH LAWRENCE was head of the Department of Religion at Texas Christian University. Classic Themes of Disciples Theology

978-0-87565-385-3 paper $15.95 LC 85-50712. 6x9. 164 pp. Notes. Religion. JULY

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Dancing Naked 978-0-87565-383-9 Cloth $27.50 978-0-87565-374-7 Paper $18.95

Purple Hearts 978-0-87565-362-4 hardcover $27.50

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“A fine biography, impressively researched and well written. Corbett captures the full Paul Richards—a true Texan, a complicated, flawed man who was something of a baseball genius. A major figure in American baseball history, Richards is in danger of being forgotten, and he shouldn’t be. Corbett’s biography keeps his achievements alive for new generations of baseball fans.”—Charles C. Alexander, author of Spoke: A Biography of Tris Speaker

One of the most influential—and controversial—figures in baseball of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, Paul Richards was a player, manager, and general manager, a participant in many of the historic changes that marked “the end of baseball as we knew it.” Richards managed the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles—laying the foundation for the Orioles’ championship clubs of the 1960s and 1970s—and built the expansion Houston team from scratch. Best known for inventing the giant mitt for knuckleball catchers, Richards was also the first manager to track on-base percentage and the first to monitor pitch counts. He constantly experimented with tactics and strategies, and he preached the need for constant practice of the game’s fundamentals. Drawing on Richards’s writings and personal papers, plus previously undiscovered audio recordings, Warren Corbett chronicles the life and times of the baseball wizard who left an indelible mark on America’s national pastime.

“A remarkably thorough and well-researched study of a significant figure in baseball history.”—Judith Testa, author of Sal Maglie: Baseball’s Demon Barber Warren Corbett was briefly a minor league baseball broadcaster before turning to news reporting. A past winner of the Aviation/Space Writers Association award, he is a contributor to the Society for American Baseball Research’s Biography Project at http://bioproj.sabr.org and editor of a trade publication in Washington, D. C. “A fascinating study of one of baseball’s most fascinating figures. This well-researched story of Paul Richards’s sixty years as a genius of the game provides true insight into a remarkable player, manager, and executive who shaped an exciting era of the sport’s history.”—Ernie Harwell, winner of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting

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“Paul Richards taught me more baseball than any manager I ever played for. He was a leader and was my mentor on the field and in the front office. I looked up to him and believed in him and my faith was always rewarded. Corbett gives Paul his due at long last.”—Eddie Robinson, four-time American League All-Star, former general manager of the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers

6x9. 352 pp. 16 photos. Bib. Index. Baseball. Sports History. Biography. OCTOBER

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Full Moon at Noontide A Daughter’s Last Goodbye Ann Putnam Foreword by Thomas R. Cole Introduction by David Hilfiker

“Old age, death, and impermanence—it seems at first glance impossible to make a reader see these timeless and universal experiences with fresh eyes, but Ann Putnam’s luminous prose achieves that miracle and more, transforming pain, suffering, and loss into a literary gift of beauty and redemption.”—Charles Johnson, author of Middle Passage, winner of the 1990 National Book Award “Unflinching in its look at the truths we may prefer to ignore— the passing of time, the breakdown of the body, the complicated give and take between parent and child, the fact that we are all on the inexorable march toward the end—this is a hard book because Ann Putnam has the courage to tell us the truth about aging and dying. But it’s a gorgeous book, too, one born from the endurance of the human spirit and the capacity to love.” —Lee Martin, author of River of Heaven “This memoir is heart-rending and heart-warming, as Ann Putnam describes the deaths of her beloved father and his identical twin, her much-loved uncle. Putnam translates these losses into an inspiring and poignant family story that is also the tale of every family facing the inevitable.”—Nina Baym, editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature “Ann Putnam’s story should be helpful to many people trying to care for elderly, ill loved ones. This is not a how-to handbook, but rather a model of making meaning, a narrative of love—of piecing together scraps of lives, artifacts, photographs, memories, letters.”—Carol Donley, co-editor of Doctors and Their Stories “With the caring attention of a novelist, Ann Putnam has given us a story of love and loss and survival that moves and instructs. This is a work of love and devotion, a gift.”—Annick Smith, author of In This We Are Native and co-producer of the film A River Runs Through It

ANN PUTNAM teaches creative writing and women’s studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She has published short fiction, personal essays, literary criticism, and book reviews in various anthologies such as Hemingway and Cuba and in journals, including the Hemingway Review, Western American Literature, and the South Dakota Review. Thomas R. Cole is director of the McGovern Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit at the University of Texas– Houston Health Science Center Medical School. The author of many books on aging, including The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America, he is also a professor of humanities and religious studies at Rice University. David Hilfiker, M.D., is the founder of Joseph’s House in Washington, D. C., a community for homeless men with AIDS. He is the author of Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen, Not All of Us Are Saints: A Doctor’s Journey with the Poor, and Healing the Wounds: A Doctor Looks at His Work.

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Thomas Mayo, series editor Full Moon at Noontide 978-0-87074-555-3 cloth $22.50 6x9. 224 pp. Medical Humanities. Memoir. Death and Dying. November

“Anyone can suffer; only an artist can turn suffering into something beautiful and universal. If there’s a survivor’s guide to easing the transitions necessary with aging parents, this is it.” —Ladette Randolph, editor of Ploughshares

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How the Indians Buried Their Dead Stories Hilary Masters “Hilary Masters investigates relationships with such delicacy, he’s like the hummingbird of short story writers. I couldn’t put the book down. The story ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ is amazing. Masters’s many admirers have reason to celebrate the publication of this book; new readers will be fascinated.”—Ann Beattie, author of Park City The fourteen stories in Masters’s third collection are set in New England, upstate New York, and various European locales. They range from a late-blooming romance between two shoeshine booth operators to uninvited mourners crashing the funerals of people they don’t know, from a felon-turned-chef watching his son sample his savory meatloaf to a dual tale involving two unlikely murderers.

“I liked watching these stories peel away, layer by layer, the secrets and tensions that exist between parent and child, friend and lover, present and past. Masters has a keen sense of how to recapture the nuances of memory, via language or image, and while each story delivers its insights with satisfying force, some of them seem to me alarmingly wise.”—Robley Wilson, author of The World Still Melting “I love these stories because they restore my sense of literary awe, and they do it very quietly. Here is a lot of old, human time compressed into small moments.”—Cynthia Shearer, author of The Celestial Jukebox

Hilary Masters is the author of nine novels, two other story collections, a memoir, a collection of personal essays, and a booklength essay on a Mexican mural. He is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, the Balch Prize for Fiction, and the Monroe Spears Prize (for his essays). His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and Pushcart Prize anthologies. He is a professor of English and creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Masters is a fine writer—Henry James with libido. Sophisticated, strong, devilish at times, teasing the reader with a complex situation, then dropping it. Everything that needed to be said has been said.”—Rick DeMarinis, author of The Mortician’s Apprentice HOW THE INDIANS BURIED THEIR DEAd

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Also by Hilary Masters Last Stands: Notes from Memory 978-0-87074-492-1 paper $15.95 “An American classic. It belongs on everyone’s American bookshelf.”—Boston Globe

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“This brilliant new collection of stories by Hilary Masters is masterful. Always wise and tender, the stories’ beginnings embrace, their middles bewitch, and their endings trump our expectations. Throughout, a companionable intimacy holds our attention. Here is a book with no boring parts!”—Kelly Cherry, author of We Can Still Be Friends

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Hills Like White Hills Stories W. D. Wetherell

“Each of the eleven stories in Walter Wetherell’s terrific new collection is unforgettable. My favorites deal with the complexities of fatherhood—a wannabe country singer estranged from his daughter, a father searching for a beloved son missing after a plane accident, and for a bonus, the best fishing story I’ve ever read, as passed on from father to son. Hills Like White Hills is as good as contemporary American fiction gets.”—Howard Frank Mosher, author of On Kingdom Mountain “Earthy, textured, sometimes hilarious, and always wise, the stories in Hills Like White Hills are Wetherell at his best. He’s one of our finest writers of fiction, a man on whom nothing in day-to-day life is lost. I love this book.”—Nick Lyons, author of Full Creel “W. D. Wetherell can sing in his prose with the best we have. I have long been an admirer of his wide-ranging imaginative journeys through the lives, the heartbreaks, and the courage-indefeat of his people. His subject is love, and in Hills Like White Hills, he surpasses even himself. The stories are moving and rich with life; they resonate deep down.”—Richard Bausch, author of Peace “These stories hit the mark, revealing where contemporary life has gone astray, what we’ve lost, and what lies beneath superficial appearances. If the view is unsparing, the truths are profound.”—Gladys Swan, author of A Garden Amid Fires “If there’s a false move in this stunning collection, I can’t find it. Wetherell is as good a practitioner of the short story as America knows.”—Sydney Lea, author of A Little Wildness: Some Notes on Rambling

W. D. Wetherell is the author of three earlier collections of short fiction, five novels, four essay collections, and many other works of nonfiction. He’s written essays and travel pieces for the New York Times, the Boston Review, and other periodicals. He is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three O. Henry Awards, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Rockefeller Foundation grant, the National Magazine Award, and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, with his family.

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Praise for Wetherell’s Earlier Fiction “Wetherell has a sharp, fresh eye and a complicated view of our dislocations, pains and dreams.”—New York Times “Wetherell’s characters may be losers, but they’re battlers, with a cranky dignity that sets them sharply apart from the spoiled whiners, quitters, and self-indulgent identity seekers so frequently encountered in today’s fiction.”—Washington Post

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DAN E. BURNS, Ph.D., graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1979 and taught English at Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Phoenix, publishing in numerous scholarly journals. In 1990 his third child, Benjamin, was diagnosed with autism. Dan helped organize a Dallas chapter of Families for Early Autism Treatment, a support group for parents, and pioneered educational and medical interventions. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Number Three: Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Series

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Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with autism, a devastating neurological disorder that profoundly affects a person’s language and social development. Saving Ben is the story of one family coping with autism, told from the viewpoint of a father struggling to understand his son’s strange behavior and rescue him from a downward spiral. “Take him home, love him, and save your money for his institutionalization when he turns twenty-one.” That was the best advice his doctor could offer in 1990 when three-year-old Ben was diagnosed with autism. Saving Ben tells the story of Ben’s regression as an infant into the world of autism and his journey toward recovery as a young adult. His father, Dan Burns, puts the reader in the passenger’s seat as he struggles with medical service providers, the school system, extended family, and his own limitations in his efforts to pull Ben out of his darkening world. Ben, now 21 years old, is a work in progress. The full force and fury of the autism storm have passed. Using new biomedical treatments, repair work is underway. Saving Ben is a story of Ben’s journey toward recovery, and a family’s story of loss, grief, and healing. “Keep the faith, never give up.” These are the lessons of the author’s miraculous journey, saving Ben.

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Winchester Warriors Texas Rangers of Company D, 1874–1901 Bob Alexander

The Texas Rangers were institutionally birthed in 1874 with the formation of the Frontier Battalion. They were tasked with interdicting Indian incursions into the frontier settlements and dealing with the lawlessness running rampant throughout Texas. In an effort to put a human face on the rangers, Bob Alexander tells the story of one of the six companies of the Frontier Battalion, Company D. Readers follow the rangers of Company D as—over time—it transforms from a unit of adventurous boys into a reasonably well-oiled law enforcement machine staffed by career-oriented lawmen. Beginning with their start as Indian fighters against the Comanches and Kiowas, Alexander explores the history of Company D as they rounded up numerous Texas outlaws and cattle thieves, engaged in border skirmishes along the Rio Grande, and participated in notable episodes such as the fence cutter wars. Winchester Warriors is an evenhanded and impartial assessment of Company D and its colorful cadre of Texas Rangers. Their laudable deeds are explored in detail, but by the same token their shameful misadventures are not whitewashed. These Texas Rangers were simply people, good and bad—and sometimes indifferent. This new study, extensively researched in both primary and secondary sources, will appeal to scholars and aficionados of the Texas Rangers and western history.

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BOB ALEXANDER, a native Texan and veteran lawman, began a policing career in 1965 and retired as a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. He is the author of numerous books, among them Fearless Dave Allison, Border Lawman; Desert Desperadoes: The Banditti of Southwestern New Mexico; and Lawmen, Outlaws, and SOBs, all winners of the Best Book Award from the Western Outlaw/Lawman History Association. He lives near Dallas, Texas. Number Six: Frances B. Vick Series

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Fort Worth Characters Richard F. Selcer

RICHARD SELCER is the author of Hell’s Half-Acre: The Life and Legend of a Red-Light District and co-author of Legendary Watering Holes: The Saloons that Made Texas Famous. A long-time adjunct professor at Cedar Valley College and the International University in Vienna, he lives in Fort Worth—of course!

“To Rick Selcer, history has always been fun, and in this readable volume he shares the stories of some of the characters he has encountered in his search of Fort Worth’s past.”—Ron Tyler, Director, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas “Rick’s newest work is ‘must reading’ for everyone interested in Fort Worth and Texas history.”—Douglas Harman, former President and C.E.O. of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau “This is the story of several individuals who shaped Fort Worth into the magical city it has become.”—Bob Bolen, Mayor of Fort Worth, 1982–1991

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Fort Worth history is far more than the handful of familiar names that every true-blue Fort Worther hears growing up: leaders such as Amon Carter, B. B. Paddock, J. Frank Norris, and William McDonald. Their names are indexed in the history books for ready reference. But the drama that is Fort Worth history contains other, less famous characters who played important roles, like Judge James Swayne, Madam Mary Porter, and Marshal Sam Farmer: well known enough in their day but since forgotten. Others, like Al Hayne, lived their lives in the shadows until one, spectacular moment of heroism. Then there are the lawmen, Jim Courtright, Jeff Daggett, and Thomas Finch. They wore badges, but did not always represent the best of law and order. These seven plus five others are gathered together between the covers of this book. Each has a story that deserves to be told. If they did not all make history, they certainly lived in historic times. The jury is still out on whether they shaped their times or merely reflected those times. Either way, their stories add new perspectives to the familiar Fort Worth story, revealing how the law worked in the old days and what life was like for persons of color and for women living in a man’s world. As the old TV show used to say, “There are a million stories in the ‘Naked City.’” There may not be quite as many stories in Cowtown, but there are plenty waiting to be told—enough for future volumes of Fort Worth Characters. But this is a good starting point.

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Irish Girl Tim Johnston

Inside Tim Johnston’s Irish Girl, readers will find spellbinding stories of loss, absence, and the devastating effects of chance— of what happens when the unthinkable bad luck of other people, of other towns, becomes our bad luck, our town. Taut, lucid, and engrossing, provocative and dark—and often darkly funny—these stories have much to offer the lover of literary fiction as well as the reader who just loves a great story. “This is white-knuckle prose; it means what it says and it says what it means. Not that I count words, but when an image can be etched in fewer than ten, I sit up and take notice. When an image is limned in fewer than five words, I pretty near shiver. The stories in Irish Girl provide more shiver per page than most stories provide in twenty.”—Janet Peery, judge and author of The River Beyond the World TIM JOHNSTON was born in Iowa City, Iowa. When his first novel, Never So Green, was published, he was working as a carpenter in Hollywood, California. His fiction has been included in the O. Henry Prize Stories and David Sedaris’ anthology of favorites, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. Awarded a MacDowell Fellowship in 2008, Tim is currently back in Iowa City, writing a new novel.

Jade Visions The Life and Music of Scott LaFaro Helene LaFaro-Fernández Introduction by Gene Lees Foreword by Don Thompson

Jade Visions is the first biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential jazz musicians, bassist Scott LaFaro. Best known for his landmark recordings with Bill Evans, LaFaro played bass a mere seven years before his life and career were tragically cut short by an automobile accident when he was only 25 years old. LaFaro’s sister and well-known jazz experts, including Gene Lees, tell the musician’s story. “Fernandez’ insightful comments about her brother offer far more than jazz scholars have ever known about this significant and somewhat enigmatic figure in the history of jazz. All in all, a very complete portrait.”—Bill Milkowski, author of Jaco: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius HELENE LaFARO-FERNáNDEZ was born in Irvington, New Jersey, but spent most of her youth in Geneva, New York. In 1957 she joined her brother Scott in Los Angeles and has made her home there ever since. This is her first book. Number Four: North Texas Lives of Musicians Series

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Hell in An Loc The 1972 Easter Invasion and the Battle That Saved South Viet Nam Lam Quang Thi Foreword by Andrew Wiest

LAM QUANG THI was a general in the ARVN. He is the author of The Twenty-five Year Century: A South Vietnamese General Remembers the Indochina War to the Fall of Saigon (UNT Press). He lives in Fremont, California. ANDREW WIEST (foreword) is the author of Vietnam’s Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN.

Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II Tom Killebrew Foreword by Air Vice-Marshal H. Gill With the outbreak of World War II, British Royal Air Force (RAF) officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the United States the first of six schools, No. 1 British Flying Training School (BFTS), was located in Terrell, Texas, east of Dallas. The cadets trained in the air on aerobatics, instrument flight, and night flying, while on the ground they studied navigation, meteorology, engines, and armaments—even spending time in early flight simulators. Not all survived their training. By the end of the war, more than two thousand RAF cadets had trained at Terrell. TOM KILLEBREW, a native of Dallas, Texas, received a master’s degree in history from the University of Texas at Arlington. A licensed private pilot, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and as an air intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He currently teaches American history at Navarro College and lives with his wife, Ann, in DeSoto, Texas. Number Eight: War and the Southwest Series

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In 1972 a North Vietnamese offensive of more than 30,000 men and one hundred tanks smashed into South Vietnam and raced to capture Saigon. All that stood in their way was a small band of 6,800 South Vietnamese (ARVN) soldiers and militiamen, and a handful of American advisors with U.S. air support, guarding An Loc, a town sixty miles north of Saigon and on the main highway to it. This depleted army, outnumbered and outgunned, stood its ground and fought to the end and succeeded. Against all expectations, the ARVN beat back furious assaults from three North Vietnamese divisions, supported by artillery and armored regiments, during three months of savage fighting.

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JANE ROBERTS WOOD is the awardwinning author of The Train to Estelline, A Place Called Sweet Shrub, and Dance a Little Longer, all published in paperback by the University of North Texas Press. A recipient of the Texas Institute of Letters Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, she is also a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. She lives in Argyle, Texas.

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In the east Texas town of Cold Springs in 1944, the community waits for the war to end. In this place where certain boundaries are not crossed and in a time when people reveal little about themselves, their problems, and their passions, Jane Roberts Wood exposes the heart of each of four families during the last year of World War II. Bound together by neighborhood and Southern customs, yet separated by class, money, and family, they are an unforgettable lot, vibrantly brought to life in this “delightfully perceptive and unabashedly romantic” novel (Sanford Herald). As the war grinds to an end, it becomes the catalyst that drives the inhabitants of Cold Springs across the boundaries that had once divided them, taking them to places both chaotic and astonishing.

In Roseborough, Jane Roberts Wood returns with a keenly observed tale of bighearted people in small-town Texas. Three weeks after Mary Lou’s Gypsy husband dies, her fourteen-yearold daughter, Echo, runs away. Numbed by grief and grounded only by her job at the Dairy Queen, Mary Lou impulsively signs up for Anne Hamilton’s single-parenting class at the nearby community college. Anne, complex and passionate, has avoided the risks that come with commitment. Knowing nothing of the stages of grief or the process of recovery, Mary Lou begins a sometimes comic, yet poignant, journey to find Echo. Compelled by Mary Lou’s story and her strange daughter, Anne begins her own journey that can ultimately set her free.

“A rare novel: intelligent, lyrical, devoid of coyness and manipulative plot turns—a book for old and young.”—Austin American-Statesman “A genuine Texas treasure.”—Dallas Morning News Number Three: Evelyn Oppenheimer Series

“Wood has a rare gift for transcending the ordinary. . . Her narration is seamless, and she is especially masterful in creating believable characters.”—Publishers Weekly “Jane Roberts Wood’s descriptions of small-town life resonate with goodwill. The characters she created have Texas-sized hearts as well as Texas-sized problems.”—Estes Park News Number Four: Evelyn Oppenheimer Series

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The Deadliest Outlaws The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch, Second Edition Jeffrey Burton

Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor

The Texas Folklore Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. Its secret for longevity lies in those things that make it unique, such as its annual meeting that seems more like a social event or family reunion than a formal academic gathering. This book examines the Society’s members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore over the last century. Some articles focus on the research that was done in the past, while others offer studies that continue today. This book does more than present a history of the Texas Folklore Society: it explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it will continue.

JEFFREY BURTON is an independent scholar living in England. He is the author of Indian Territory and the United States, 1866-1906 and Western Story.

KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the secretary-editor of the Texas Folklore Society and teaches English at Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Tierney have four children and live in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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In the late nineteenth century Tom Ketchum and his brother Sam formed the Ketchum Gang with other outlaws and became successful train robbers. In their day, these men were the most daring of their kind, and the most feared. Eventually Tom Ketchum was caught and sentenced to death for attempting to hold up a railway train. He became the first individual— and the last—ever to be executed for a crime of this sort. Jeffrey Burton has been researching the story of the Ketchum Gang for more than forty years. He sorts fact from fiction to provide the definitive truth about Ketchum and numerous other outlaws, including Will Carver and Butch Cassidy. The Deadliest Outlaws initially was published in a limited run of one hundred paperback copies in England. This second edition in hardcover contains additional material and photographs not found in the earlier printing.

Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909–2009

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Fire in the Cane Field The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863 Donald S. Frazier

DONALD S. FRAZIER is professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and author of Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest, published by Texas A&M University Press. His other works include Cottonclads: The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast, an edited work; The U.S. and Mexico at War: Nineteenth Century Expansionism and Conflict, and Frontier Texas: History of a Borderland 17801880 and The Texas You Expect: The Story of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, works he co-authored.

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Helen Dupuy, a French-speaking teenager living at the Sleepy Hollow Plantation on Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, noted with horror the coming invaders. “ The first Yankee gunboats passed Donaldsville May 4 at 11 A.M.,” she wrote in her diary. Her home lay just a few miles from the Mississippi River, and word quickly arrived that Union sailors were confiscating sugar, cotton, and other contraband of war. The realities of her new situation soon became apparent—and ominous: “Then began the most awful pillaging.” Award-winning author Donald S. Frazier returns to the field of Civil War history with keen turn of phrase and enthralling story-telling with the release of Fire in the Cane Field: The Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863. Beginning with the spasms of secession in the Pelican State, Frazier weaves a stirring tale of bravado, reaction, and war as he describes the consequences of disunion for the hapless citizens of Louisiana. The army and navy campaigns he portrays weave a tale of the Federal Government’s determination to suppress the newborn Confederacy—and nearly succeeding—by putting ever-increasing pressure on its adherents from New Orleans to Galveston. The surprising triumph of Texas troops on their home soil in early 1863 proved to be a decisive reverse to Union ambitions and doomed the region to even bloodier destruction to come. This bracing new work, ten years in the making, will usher in a chronological string of four books on the Civil War in Louisiana and Texas, as Frazier presents fresh sources on new topics in a series of captivating narratives. Titles to follow in his innovative Louisiana quadrille include Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February–May 1863; Blood on the Bayou: The Campaigns of Tom Green’s Texans, June 1863–February 1864; and Death at the Landing: The Contest for the Red River and the Collapse of Confederate Louisiana, March 1864–June 1865.

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Cooking My Way through Life with Kids and Books Judy Alter

From the back cover: Recipe for a happy family: Start with a lot of love. Mix in some firm rules, respect, a willingness to share, and a willingness to listen. Season with lots of laughter, more than a few pets, a lot of “extended family,” and frequent meals together. Stir and mix frequently. Gets better with age. When good friend Sheila Taylor Wells said, half jokingly, “We should write a cookbook together,” I took her seriously. I think she was probably dismayed at the time, for I immediately sat down and pounded out five thousand words about my childhood. For me, food is also about continuity—and change. I bring to the table today the recipes of my mother, still often used and some, I’m sure, from her mother. I bring a few from my ex-husband’s Jewish tradition. So my cooking preserves the past and carries it on for my children and grandchildren.

Experience the author’s life through her personal stories laced with family recipes. This untraditional cookbook includes over 160 recipes, from appetizers to desserts.

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JUDY ALTER is the author of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and young readers, as well as an enthusiastic cook, blogger, and reader of mysteries. She has won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, Western Writers of America, the National Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame, and an Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement from WWA. Judy was named an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth in 1989 by the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (for Arts) and named one of the one hundred women, living and dead, who have left their mark on Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Judy is currently director of Texas Christian University Press in Fort Worth, a position she has held for twenty-two years. A single parent of four and grandmother of seven, she lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her Australian shepherd, Scooby, and her fluffy gray cat, wywy. Judy entertains frequently, always experimenting and looking for new dishes. Keep up with her at www.judys-stew.blogspot.com. Stars of Texas Series

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A People, A Place The Story of Abilene volume i The Future Great City 1881–1940 Robert W. Sledge

ROBERT W. SLEDGE is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, McMurry University, and historian-in-residence for the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation. He has written several pieces on the history of Abilene, a place he has called home for the past forty-five years.

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Earlier biographers of Abilene, the present author included, laid heavy emphasis on “the people,” the human element in the establishment and continuing life of the city. But the geographical character of “the place” is also important in its creation, its history, and its future. The intertwining of these two themes dictated much of the story of the town called Abilene, Texas. The Texas Pacific Railroad gave birth to Abilene in 1881. Among several dozen sister communities established along the T&P, the company designated the one at Milepost 407 to be “the future great city of West Texas.” The original settlers of the town, alone among all the other railroad towns, received the right to pick their own name, and they chose “Abilene” after the raucous trailhead town in Kansas. Abilene, Texas, like its namesake, was a frontier town, less than a decade removed from Indian raids, buffalo hunts, and the open range. But on the day of the first sale of town lots, the population already stood at over 3,000—instant community! In its first century, the city grew by fits and starts, alternating decades of rapid growth with decades of relative stability. Its economy was based originally on trade in sheep, cattle, and buffalo bones. Over the years, farming became important, the commerce, finance, education, the military, medicine, and light industry. A People, A Place is a tale of industrious, ambitious people trying to prosper in a place with challenging climate and terrain.

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Love Unbounded

“And are we yet alive?”

The Influence of First Baptist Church on Abilene, Texas

The Centennial History of the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Rob Fink and Tiffany M. Fink

David J. Murrah In 1881, six months after the establishment of Abilene, Texas, seventeen residents met at the local public school building and chartered First Baptist Church of Abilene. These founders instilled a mission-minded focus in the new institution. Throughout the ensuing decades, this concern for reaching the needs of the local community allowed First Baptist to play an integral role in shaping the history of Abilene. While First Baptist was not the only institution that served Abilene, the church’s importance cannot be overlooked. The mission outreach of First Baptist has played a significant role in shaping the history of Abilene. ROB FINK is visiting professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas Tech University. TIFFANY M. FINK is assistant professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Texas Tech University.

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In 2010, the present Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary. At its birth, the conference began with nearly two hundred strong churches and another two hundred part-time “school house” churches within its charge. During its first forty years, it grew at a rapid pace; but, in the mid-1960s, began to experience a gradual decline which continues to this day. This study explores the conference’s reasons for growth, the challenge of conflict and decline, and its efforts to find renewal and revival. At the same time, it celebrates the tremendous achievements of the Northwest Texas Conference in bringing salvation, civility, and institutional services to its vast territory. DAVID J. MURRAH is well known as a historian of West Texas. A native of Gruver, located in the Texas Panhandle, Murrah has authored or edited six other books, including C.C. Slaughter: Rancher, Banker, Baptist and Lubbock and the South Plains: An Illustrated History. He currently serves as senior historian for Southwest Museum Services in Houston and makes his home on the Texas coast in Rockport.

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Prisoners on Texas Death Row share their deepest thoughts

Upon this Chessboard of Nights and Days Voices from Texas Death Row dana Allen, et al, editors In this unique book, prisoners on Texas Death Row share their feelings, hopes, fears, and memories with the reader through a series of nonfiction pieces and original art. Excerpts: “But the thing is, I don’t want to get out of prison. This life is all I’ve known for thirty years.”—Perry Austin

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Poetic treatment of the magnificent racehorse Barbaro, from his birth to his tragic death

Barbaro Beyond Brokenness Lyn Lifshin “Barbaro proved to be the ultimate hero—he died trying. This book of poems provides a fitting and lyrical tribute to the hero.”—Sean Clancy, author of Barbaro, the Horse Who Captured America’s Heart and Saratoga Days “No one has written about race horses as beautifully and evocatively as Lyn Lifshin has done in this book on the tragic career of Barbaro and in her paean to the immortal Ruffian, The Licorice Daughter: My Year With Ruffian. Lifshin has been described by one reviewer as “frighteningly prolific,” but, though that is an accurate description to be sure, her prolificacy does not in the least diminish the profundity and charming accessibility of her poems. Lifshin’s observations of the unexpected rise and agonizing fall of Barbaro are acute and charged with empathy. These poems imbue the memory of Barbaro with a heroicism that is exquisite and rare, a quality that is sorely lacking in this modern age of prosaic anxiety and despair.”—Joe LaRosa “I loved this book! Lyn Lifshin’s Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness tells the story of that gallant and tragic champion in words and phrases as soft as a child’s tears. Lyn’s love for the horse that touched so many so deeply is clear. . . . The book made this reader smile, weep and remember the many wonderful aspects of Barbaro’s life. Reading Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness is to once again be reminded of his greatness and his indomitable spirit, how much he touched us, and why we all regret that he wasn’t able to complete his journey.”—George Rowand, author of Diary of a Dream

LYN LIFSHIN is the author of many books of poetry, including Another Woman Who Looks Like Me (Black Sparrow at David Godine), selected for the 2007 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. She lives Vienna, Virginia.

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Themes of love, marriage, and fatherhood

Basic Heart

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Basic Heart is a primer on the emotional topography of the human heart, its complexities and fluctuations, its nuances and metaphors. From tropes grounded in the fantastic landscapes of awareness, of desire and despair, Ashley draws us a map of a world and shows us just how that “world is turned like a pig on a spit.” She brings us back to the recognition that we are all ordinary, that sometimes we need saving, and that “what is saved just might turn beautiful.”

“. . . encompasses eloquence and sense, memory and implication. These skillful poems give us much to admire, and even more to taste, to see. Here, the faraway is as local as chokecherries, as the calls of the catbird and turtle dove, as walking a dog through Possum Town, as a long cup of coffee at the Czech Inn of Spillville, Iowa. . . a complete pleasure.”—Angela Ball

“. . . offers us new kinds of songs for our broken-down age. . . .” —Jack Myers, series judge RENÉE ASHLEY is the author of three volumes of poetry as well as a chapbook and a novel. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as well as a Pushcart Prize. She is on the core faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s low-residency Master’s of Fine Arts in the creative writing program. She lives in Kingwood, New Jersey.

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“These poems . . . take us on journeys both exterior and interior, where a meditation on something as small as the sprouting of an iris or as large as rivers and prairies reveals the emotional life that hovers beneath the brilliant surface.”—John Bensko “. . . In a flower’s ‘calm green leaves,’ in a catbird’s ‘elusive, alluring’ presence, and in scores of manifestations, Kendall Dunkelberg discovers ‘a silver sanctuary where we can rest. . . .’”—Richard Lyons KENDALL DUNKELBERG is director of creative writing at Mississippi University for Women, where he also directs the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium and is professor of English. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Taking the Switchback Stephen Gardner

Taking the Switchback is a collection of poems that stretches across North America, from the Rockies to the beaches of South Carolina, touching many places in between. It is a book that peers into the hearts of individuals, into the pulse of neighborhoods, and, most poignantly, into the relationships between men and women and between the human spirit and the sublime or, perhaps, the divine. “Stephen Gardner’s poems are deceptively compelling. Their surfaces are rooted in nature, the flora and fauna surrounding his persona, but beneath those crafted surfaces, deeper presences reverberate. His closely observed world sparks joy, dread, and wonder. This is a fine gathering!”—Gordon Weaver STEPHEN GARDNER began teaching at the University of South Carolina Aiken in 1972. He served for fifteen years in academic administration, ultimately as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. After twice holding the G. L. Toole Chair, he retired in 2008 as Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus. He lives in Aiken, South Carolina.

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Fall/Winter 2009 Catalog Texas A&M University Press  

Catalog of Fall/Winter 2009 Texas A&M University Press, scholarly publishing, consortium

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